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    Default OMG!! No More Diet Vanilla Coke!

    wtf am i going to do without my diet vanilla coke??? surely i was not the only american buying the stuff! *sobs*

    Coke to phase out Vanilla Coke in U.S

    By Anupama Chandrasekaran 1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest soft drink maker, said on Friday it would phase out its Vanilla Coke, Vanilla Diet Coke and Diet Coke With Lemon beverages in the United States by end of this year.


    Coca-Cola shares were down 1.1 percent in afternoon trading on the
    New York Stock Exchange.

    The announcement came a day after Coca-Cola said it would phase out Vanilla Coke and Vanilla Diet Coke in the United Kingdom early next year. The company said sales have declined.

    Coca-Cola added that it plans to introduce Diet Black Cherry Vanilla Coke and Black Cherry Vanilla Coke in the United States in January 2006.

    The company said Vanilla Coke, which was introduced in the United States in 2002 and Diet Vanilla Coke in 2003, could return sometime in the future. Details about whether Diet Coke With Lemon, which made its U.S. entry in 2001, would be brought back were not available.

    "I don't know if we have ever taken out a flavor and brought it back to the market, but the landscape continues to change and we want to be as flexible as possible to adapt to the changing landscape," said Scott Williamson, a spokesperson for Coca-Cola.

    The phase out follows declining sales for the brands in the United States. Vanilla Coke sales slipped to 35 million unit cases in 2004 from 90 million unit cases in 2002, while Vanilla Diet Coke sales dropped to 13 million unit cases last year from 23 million unit cases in 2003, according to Beverage Marketing, a beverage research and consulting firm.

    Sales of Diet Coke with Lemon have fallen to 9.9 million unit cases in 2004 from 24 million unit cases in 2001, data showed.

    Analysts have said that one of the keys to the company's future is to innovate new products that will help Coca-Cola capture more consumers who have moved away from sugary soft drinks to diet versions, or to healthier low-or no-calorie beverages such as water and orange juices with reduced sugar.

    Both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Inc., the No. 2 soft drink company, are battling for the allegiance of increasingly picky U.S. consumers. The United States is the largest market for the soft-drink companies.

    "It is a rapidly changing beverage landscape and it is important for Coke to move quickly to deliver on what the consumer wants," said Gary Hemphill, managing director of Beverage Marketing. "The competition for shelf space is intense."

    Shares of Dow Component Coca-Cola were down 44 cents at $42.15 on the NYSE.
    All this can be yours for only $19.95!

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    whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? i liked that black death in liquid form!!

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It was my one little bright spot in an otherwise bleak and dreary life--no, not really! But I do LOVE diet vanilla coke. I am going to fill my basement with all remaining stock. Wasn't that a Seinfeld episode?
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    weren't they making a jalepeno coke?

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    rum and coke tastes just like vanilla coke.

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    emcee lives!!

    heh; maybe i should just go for the rum and coke option. it would make motherhood so much easier, i'm sure.
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    meh, this board really knows how to wallow in negativity. i needed some positive time.

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    I hate the diet-y taste of diet drinks. Load on the real sugar, please!

    That being said, I will sorely miss Vanilla Coke...it's the only Coke product I drink with any regularity (once a month). I used to look forward to my wicked, indulgent coke days.

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    You guys should start a petition!!

    I'm not a big fan of vanilla coke tho, that combination (vannila and cola) kind of grosses me out.

    How bout making a cola float with vanilla ice cream? It should taste like vanilla coke, I'm guessing.

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    "Diet Vanilla Coke"? Has the world gone mad? What's next, jalapeno?

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    I hate Diet Vanilla Coke. I only drink regualar Diet Pepsi, I actually hate Diet Coke.

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    I liked this stuff for a while, now it seems a little excessive. I still enjoyed it, once in a while, same with Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbiedoll25 View Post
    I hate Diet Vanilla Coke. I only drink regualar Diet Pepsi, I actually hate Diet Coke.
    Me too! Diet Coke tastes like a mouthful of air. Diet Pepsi has more bite. Well, imho.

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    I loved Diet Vanilla Coke, can't believe they are getting rid of it. It was sweeter that Diet Coke so it tasted less "DIETY" although I must admit the sound of Diet Black Cherry Coke sounds delicious, was always annoyed they never had a diet cherry coke.

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    I had never heard of Vanilla Coke before...to think about it the taste doesn't sound too promising to me, but if you guys say you love it I believe it!

    But I still don't think I would feel like trying it

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