Coca-Cola BlāK was a coffee-flavored soft drink introduced by Coca-Cola in 2006 and discontinued in 2008. The mid-calorie drink was introduced first in France, before making its way to the United States and other markets.
|Type||Coffee flavored Cola|
|Manufacturer||The Coca-Cola Company|
|Country of origin||France|
|Related products||BibiCaffe; Pepsi coffee drinks including Kona (Pennsylvania, 1994-1996), Tarik (Malaysia), Max Cappuccino (France, Finland, Norway, Ireland and the UK), and Cappuccino (India, Eastern Europe, Mexico, some Central American), Future Coffee Cola (China)|
Coca-Cola BlāK launched in the United States on April 3, 2006. Coca-Cola BlāK launched in Canada on August 29, 2006 with an event staged in Toronto, Ontario at Dundas Square offering free bottles of the product. On 31 August 2007, trade magazine Beverage Digest announced that Coca-Cola would discontinue the drink's sale within the United States once concentrate supplies ran out.
In February 14, 2007, the drink made its way to Central Europe as it launched in the Czech Republic. French produced Coca-Cola BlāK could also be found in Poland, Slovakia, in some stores in Lithuania and in E.Leclerc stores in Slovenia.
The French and Canadian versions of Coca-Cola BlāK were sweetened only with sugar. The U.S. version of Coca-Cola BlāK replaced sugar with high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium.
Consumer Reports taste-testers found the French version to be less sweet and to contain more coffee flavor.
The American and Canadian versions had a plastic resealable cap on a glass bottle that resembled the classic Coke bottle, whereas the French/Czech version was a bottle shape formed from aluminum.
- Cola Blak arrives in the United States, 2006-03-15
- Coca-Cola Blak enters Canada, 2006-08-31
- Coca-Cola launches Blak with a bevy of beauties, 2006-08-30
- Coke Blak goes dark, 2007-08-31
- Black, Thomas (2010-10-26). "Coca-Cola Femsa Begins Coffee-Dispenser Business in Mexico". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
- "The Coca-Cola Company" (PDF). Coca-Cola. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
- Taken from a Nutrition PDF from the Coca-Cola website.
- "Erreur 404" (PDF). Coca-colablak.fr. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
- Coca-Cola gives out thousands of Coke BlāK samples in Times Square