Topo Chico

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Topo Chico is a brand of sparkling mineral water from Mexico.

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History

Topo Chico has been sourced from and bottled in Monterrey, Mexico since 1895. The drink takes its name from the mountain Cerro del Topo Chico, near Monterrey. [1] [2]

In 2017, The Coca-Cola Company purchased Topo Chico for $220 million. [2] [3] The brand was originally popular in northern Mexico and Texas, with the Coca-Cola Company later helping popularize it across the United States. [2] The drink has a cult following. [2] [3] [4] [5]

Ranch Water is a cocktail made with tequila, lime juice and Topo Chico, over ice, a popular drink in Texas. [6]

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References

  1. Murphy, Kate (August 4, 2016). "How Do Texans Beat the Heat? With Water From Mexico". The New York Times . Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Navarro, Andrea; Walsh, Brendan (August 5, 2019). "Cult-Favorite Topo Chico Breaks Out of Texas With Help From Coke". Bloomberg Businessweek . Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  3. 1 2 Taylor, Kate (June 15, 2018). "Coca-Cola is using a sparkling-water brand with a cult following to take over a $16 billion industry". Business Insider . Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  4. McDonald, Vicky (October 3, 2017). "6 Reasons Why People Are Obsessed With Topo Chico". Allrecipes.com . Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  5. Cowan, Jill (October 3, 2017). "Coca-Cola buys Texas cult favorite sparkling water brand Topo Chico for $220 million". The Dallas Morning News . Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  6. Rosenthal, Abigail (June 22, 2020). "Ranch Water is (and should always be) your Texas summer cocktail". Houston Chronicle .

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