Croatian Coca-Cola

From April 8th, 2018

Coca‑Cola HBC Croatia
Milana Sachsa 1
Zagreb 10 000

RE: Where can I order Coca-Cola bottled in Croatia online that I can have shipped to USA?


I’m hoping somebody from your company can help me out with this question. My name is Mike Mahoney, and back in 2011 I visited Croatia. I had an amazing time, and I hope to go back some day.

But one thing that has really stuck out in my mind over these years was the difference in the taste of Coca-Cola in Croatia. While I was over there I ordered a Coke with practically every meal because I couldn’t get enough of it. It tasted like liquid candy. It was so crisp and refreshing; the way I imagined Coke was always supposed to taste. I’ve had Coke from other countries before, and it’s pretty much always better than in my native United States.

But the Coke in Croatia was superior to any Coke I had ever had, and have ever had since. I asked a lot of people while I was in Croatia, “What makes this Coke taste so good!?” And a lot of people told me it was the water, which I can believe because all the natural water I encountered over there was like something out of a fairy tale.

Anyway, over the years I’ve tried to find a website where I can order Coke bottled in Croatia and ship it back to the United States, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. I just want to order some for myself because I miss the taste of that liquid candy, but I also think that there is a market in the United State for Croatian Coke (like there is for Mexican Coke). I was wondering if anybody from your company could aid me with sourcing Coca-Cola bottled in Croatia that I can ship back to the United States. Thanks.

Mike Mahoney

UPDATE: I’ve been DMing some dude on Reddit, and he’s agreed to ship me a dozen 200mL cans of Croatian Coke that should arrive in 10-15 days. Hopefully, I don’t get ripped off, but I like to believe the best in people.

UPDATE-IER: He wouldn’t accept Paypal, he insisted on Bitcoin (which has no fraud department I can call if I get ripped off (plus, I’ve never used Bitcoin (much to the dismay of my close friend, and well respected Bitcoin blogger, Kyle Torpey), so that would have been a whole thing), so no deal was made.

UPDATE-IEST: Coca‑Cola HBC Croatia still has not responded to my email. I tried calling them, but I got a voice menu and was roaming. So, I hung up.

UPDATE Part IV: Coca-Cola HBC Croatia responded! …but they were not very helpful:

Radi jednostavnijega praćenja vašega upita, dobili ste referentni broj: LTK121840169848270X. Molimo vas da se služite tim brojem u svojoj budućoj komunikaciji.

Dear Mr. Mahoney,

Thank you very much for contacting us and sharing your experiences.

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist you as we do not sell our products to consumers directly and there is no online sale available.

We appreciate that you’ve taken the time to write to us and hope you will have the chance to visit us again.

Best regards,

Coca-Cola HBC Hrvatska d.o.o.
M. Sachsa 1
10 000 Zagreb
telefon: 0800 0455
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