Coca-Cola with Lime was a variation of the original Coca-Cola. It was introduced in North America in the first quarter of 2005 before being quietly discontinued in 2006. The formula is the same as regular Coke but with added lime flavor. The decision to market the product was based on popular feedback from consumers in 2004 with the release of Diet Coke with Lime.
An advertisement of Coca-Cola with Lime first appeared on television during the March 7, 2005 broadcast of American Idol. The ad uses Harry Nilsson's hit-song "Coconut" in an edited and slightly altered form with the mondegreen "You put the lime in the Coke, you nut."
Coca-Cola with Lime was available in the United Kingdom in green bottles (as was Coca-Cola with Lemon but in clear bottles the year before) as a limited summer edition in 2006. Coca-Cola with Lime was also available in Sweden, but is now discontinued. It was also tested in the Netherlands as limited summer edition 2005 and is now widely available in that country. Coca-Cola with Lime is also available in Singapore. The Coca-Cola with Lime beverage was also given a limited-edition run in Ireland along with the Diet version; however, now only the Diet Coca-Cola with Lime variety remains on sale in that country.
Coca Cola with Lime was briefly available in Australia, but proved quite unpopular with some larger retailers such as Woolworths and Coles, who bought in bulk, having to reduce the price considerably (50c for a 1.25 L bottle compared to around A$2 for all other varieties) in order to clear the product out. Diet Coke with Lime was discontinued in the UK as was Diet Coke with Lemon in early 2007, having been renamed Diet Coke with Citrus Zest in 2007, which is mixture of lime and lemon taste.
In 2009, Coca-Cola Freestyle machines began carrying Coca-Cola with Lime, along with its Diet counterpart.