ETHICS DESK: It's fairly universally acknowledged that Coca-Cola with cane sugar tastes better than the current U.S. formula, which uses high fructose corn syrup. In the US, there are two ways to get your hands on "sugar Coke." The first is through grey market imports from Mexico, where the product is still bottled with the original sugar formula. At least in some neighborhoods, this is a fairly easy endeavor. The other route is that Coke makes (in fairly limited quantities) Kosher for Passover Coke that contains sugar rather than corn syrup and is otherwise slightly adjusted to abide by the appropriate rules.
My local Gristedes stocks (in fairly substantial quantities) two liter bottles of the KFP Coke product. So, three ethical questions:
1. Is it ethical for me, a non-Jew, to purchase the KFP Coke product simply because I prefer the taste, though I would have no religious or ethical bar to drinking the regular coke with HFCS?
2. Would it be ethical for someone (regardless of religion) to purchase the KFP Coke in bulk and then resell later in the year at a markup to people who prefer the taste?
3. Is the ethical calculus in any way changed if I were to take the last remaining bottle of the product, rather than one of many available bottles?