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.
In 2019, it was reported that Coca-Cola have started to plan an introduction of coffee releated products across 25 markets by the end of the year. The coffee has been planned to combine Coke with coffee, which will contain less caffeine than a regular cup of coffee but more than a regular can of coke.
- Cola Blak arrives in the United States, 2006-03-15
- Coca-Cola Blak enters Canada[permanent dead link], 2006-08-31
- Coca-Cola launches Blak with a bevy of beauties Archived 2007-11-02 at the Wayback Machine, 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.
- "Coca-Cola is making a big push into coffee". CNBC. 23 April 2019.
- "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