Coca-Cola BlāK

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Coca-Cola BlāK
Cola Blak bottle format
TypeCoffee flavored Cola
ManufacturerThe Coca-Cola Company
Country of originFrance
Introducedmid-2006
Discontinued2008
Related productsBibiCaffe; 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 and subsequently in other markets, including Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Slovenia.

Coca-Cola BlāK launched in the United States[1] on April 3, 2006. Coca-Cola BlāK launched in Canada on August 29, 2006[2] in Toronto, Ontario at Dundas Square.[3] In August 2007, trade magazine Beverage Digest noted that Coca-Cola would discontinue the drink within the United States.[4]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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

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.[6]


Nutritional facts[edit]

US Version[7]
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[8] 46 mg 23 mg
French Version[9]
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

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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. ^ "Coca-Cola is making a big push into coffee". CNBC. 23 April 2019.
  7. ^ "The Coca-Cola Company" (PDF). Coca-Cola. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  8. ^ Taken from a Nutrition PDF from the Coca-Cola website.
  9. ^ "Erreur 404" (PDF). Coca-colablak.fr. Retrieved 2012-10-22.

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