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5 Things You May Not Know About Topo Chico

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There’s nothing quite like an ice-cold bottle of Topo Chico to beat the heat. Read on and learn some things you may not know about the mineral water and other ways you can drink the refreshing beverage.

5. It’s Healthy


The mineral composition in Topo Chico includes sodium, magnesium and potassium. All of these ingredients combined are good for your body. For example, the drink will help promote good bowel function, digestion, brain functions and creates a sense of calm in the body. Not to mention, it contains 20% of calcium. It’s one of the healthiest mineral waters that is being sold today.

4. Espresso’s Best Friend

Cup Of Espresso With Coffee Beans

Topo Chico has made its way into several coffee shops across Texas and the U.S. Why, you ask? There is something about some bubbly that goes terrific with espresso. Many coffee shops in Texas serve sidecars of Topo Chico with espresso. Try it. It’s delicious.

3. It’s More Than a Century Old

Flickr/Michael Coté
Flickr/Michael Coté

Topo Chico first hit the shelves in 1895. Topo was the first company to bottle Coca-Cola in Mexico in 1926. The drink later arrived in the United States (1930’s) and is now being sold in a total of 36 states (not including New York) around the nation.

2. It Makes A Mean Mexican Cocktail

Topo Chico can make any cocktail delicious, but it is especially good if it’s a Mexican one. Try it in a Margarita or a Topo Paloma. Both are strong and incredibly tasty. Topo Chico also tastes fabulous a substitute for tonic in a G&T.

1. It’s Legendary

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Topo Chico is one of the most important drinks in all of Mexico, and it’s partly due to the legend behind it. In 1440, Moctezuma I Illhuicamina was the King of Tenochtitlan and emperor of the Aztecs. Moctezuma had a daughter with a terrible disease. Unfortunately, the doctors couldn’t find a cure, but a priest mentioned a healing water in a mystical spring in Northern Mexico. After trying this, legend has it that the water saved the princess’ life and generations after started flocking to these springs of Cerro del Topo Chico in Nuevo Leon.

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