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 and subsequently in other markets, including Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
|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 in Toronto, Ontario at Dundas Square. In August 2007, trade magazine Beverage Digest noted that Coca-Cola would discontinue the drink within the United States.
The French and Canadian versions of Coca-Cola BlāK were sweetened 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, where the French/Czech version was a bottle shape formed in 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 BlāK to make its worldwide debut The Coca-Cola Company, 2005-12-07
- Coca-Cola gives out thousands of Coke BlāK samples in Times Square