Coca-Cola BlāK

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Coca-Cola BlāK
Cola Blak bottle format
Type Coffee flavored Cola
Manufacturer The Coca-Cola Company
Country of origin France
Introduced mid-2006
Discontinued 2008
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 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.

Coca-Cola BlāK launched in the United States[1] on April 3, 2006. Coca-Cola BlāK launched in Canada on August 29, 2006[2] with an event staged in Toronto, Ontario at Dundas Square offering free bottles of the product.[3] 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.[4]

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.

In 2010, Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, released in Mexico coffee dispenser machines under the brand name BlāK.[5]

Nutritional facts[edit]

US Version[6]
Coke BlāK (240mL/8 fl. oz) Coke Classic (240mL/8 fl. oz)
Calories 45 97
Total Fat 0g 0 g
Sodium 35 mg 33 mg
Total Carb. 13 g 27 g
Sugars 12 g 27 g
Protein 0 g 0 g
Caffeine[7] 46 mg 23 mg
French Version[8]
Coke BlāK (100mL/3.4 fl. oz) Coke Classic (100mL/3.4 fl. oz)
Calories 84 kJ/20 kcal 180 kJ/42 kcal
Total Fat 0 g 0 g
Sodium <50 mg <50 mg
Total Carb. 5 g 10.6 g
Sugars 5 g 10.6 g
Protein 0 g 0 g
Caffeine 20 mg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cola Blak arrives in the United States, 2006-03-15
  2. ^ Coca-Cola Blak enters Canada, 2006-08-31
  3. ^ Coca-Cola launches Blak with a bevy of beauties, 2006-08-30
  4. ^ Coke Blak goes dark, 2007-08-31
  5. ^ Black, Thomas (2010-10-26). "Coca-Cola Femsa Begins Coffee-Dispenser Business in Mexico". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  6. ^ "The Coca-Cola Company". Coca-Cola. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  7. ^ Taken from a Nutrition PDF from the Coca-Cola website.
  8. ^ "Erreur 404". Coca-colablak.fr. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 

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