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7 Laughable Coke Spinoffs That Didn't Work

We'd try some of these if they were still around.
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An ice-cold Coke is the perfect movie-theater drink or pizza parlor pairing. It's hard to improve upon that sweet, carbonated perfection—which might be why these Coke spinoffs didn't last.

From strange marketing campaigns to odd flavor choices, these discontinued Coke products show that sometimes, classic is best.

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1

Coca-Cola Blak

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If you've ever wished soda had more caffeine, you would have been in the (admittedly small) number of people who loved this Coke-coffee hybrid. And while it didn't succeed the first time around, Coca-Cola with Coffee is coming to store shelves once again.

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2

Sprite Remix

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Sprite is one of The Coca-Cola Company's most well-recognized brands. But do you remember when Sprite came in flavors that weren't lemon-lime? Sprite Remix included berry-flavored sodas, but it didn't last beyond the early 2000s.

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3

New Coke

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New Coke is a classic example of the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Consumers weren't a fan of Coke's new formula, which debuted in the 1980s, and New Coke is now nothing more than a punchline.

And for more throwbacks, check out these 15 Discontinued Sodas Everyone Used to Drink.

4

OK Soda

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The Coca-Cola Company thought it was being clever with this one, but OK Soda lived up to its name. The art-inspired cans were cool, but not cool enough to make this product stand the test of time.

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Coca-Cola with Lime

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There are plenty of fruit-flavored Coke options at Coke Freestyle machines, like raspberry Coke and Cherry Coke. But for some reason, Coca-Cola with lime just didn't take off.

And for more throwbacks, check out these 33 Super Popular Snacks From Your Childhood That Are Discontinued.

6

Zesty Blood Orange Diet Coke

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Diet Coke has tried to rebrand itself by offering new, fruity flavors like blood orange and cherry. While Ginger Lime and Feisty Cherry Diet Coke still exist, other options like Blueberry Acai and Zesty Blood Orange are long gone.

7

Coca-Cola C2

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It's not much of a surprise that this diet soda didn't last long on shelves. It was essentially a diet soda marketed toward people who didn't want to drink diet soda, which is pretty silly in the first place.

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Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more
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