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.
Release in Other CountriesEdit
In February 2007, the drink made its way to Central Europe as it launched in the Czech Republic. French-produced Coca-Cola BlāK can 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 are sweetened only with sugar. The U.S. version of Coca-Cola BlāK replaces 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 is a bottle shape formed from aluminum.
In 2010, Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, released in Mexico coffee dispenser machines under the brand name BlāK.
On August 31, 2007, trade magazine Beverage Digest announced that Coca-Cola would discontinue the drink's sale within the United States once concentrate supplies ran out.