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Topo Chico

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– History:
– Topo-Chico sourced and bottled in Monterrey, Mexico since 1895
– Named after Cerro del Topo Chico mountain in Monterrey
Coca-Cola Company acquired Topo-Chico for $220 million in 2017
– Originally popular in northern Mexico and Texas
– Cult following with drinks like Ranch water and Chilton

– Topo-Chico Hard Seltzer:
Coca-Cola Co launched vegan-friendly alcoholic hard seltzers in 2021
– Collaborated with Molson Coors for UK and US markets
– Flavors include Tangy Lemon Lime, Tropical Mango, Cherry Acai
– US also has Strawberry Guava and Exotic Pineapple flavors
– Introduced Topo Chico Ranch Water Hard Seltzer in select markets

– Legal issues:
– Lawsuit against Coca-Cola for Topo Chico Margarita Hard Seltzers in 2023
– New York resident claimed misleading packaging about tequila content
– Similar suit in 2024 from a Florida resident
– Allegations of false representations and omissions on packaging
– Lawsuits were eventually dismissed

– In popular culture:
– Last song on Robert Ellis’s 2019 album titled “Topo Chico”
– Featured on the album cover of Seattle WA band iji’s 2013 album “UNLTD. COOL DRINKS”

– See also:
– Drink portal and Mexico portal
– Lists of bottled water brands and Coca-Cola brands

– References:
– Various articles from Epicurious, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Insider, and more
– Coverage on Coca-Cola’s acquisition of Topo-Chico and its popularity
– Details on Topo-Chico Ranch Water’s launch in different states

Topo Chico (Wikipedia)

Topo-Chico is a brand of sparkling mineral water from Mexico. Topo-Chico is both naturally carbonated at the source and artificially carbonated.

A glass bottle of Topo Chico
A glass bottle of Topo Chico
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