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 Blak (stylized as 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, and Lithuania.

Coca-Cola Blak launched in the United States[1] on April 3, and 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 Blak were sweetened with sugar. The U.S. version of Coca-Cola Blak 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 Blak.[5]

In 2019, it was reported that Coca-Cola have started to plan an introduction of coffee-related products across 25 markets by the end of the year. The coffee has been planned to combine Coca-Cola 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 (190 kJ) 97 (410 kJ)
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 20 (84 kJ) 42 (180 kJ)
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 10 mg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cola Blak arrives in the United States Archived 2006-12-07 at the Wayback Machine, 2006-03-15
  2. ^ Coca-Cola Blak enters Canada, 2006-08-31
  3. ^ Coca-Cola launches Blak with a bevy of beauties Archived 2007-11-02 at the Wayback Machine, 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-12-03. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  8. ^ Taken from a Nutrition PDF Archived 2005-12-03 at the Wayback Machine from the Coca-Cola website.
  9. ^ "Erreur 404" (PDF). Coca-colablak.fr. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2012-10-22.

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