Holy crap! I can’t believe how few people remember the new coke! 984 was right about their history. There’s a pretty good article about it at coca-cola.com, and Rirse’s article courtesy of good ole snopes.com serves the purpose pretty well, too. Educate yourselves, young ones.
Let’s go down the line responding to some comments.
Originally posted by demigod
Well apparently the tests failed if they went back to Classic Coke.
It wasn’t the tests that failed so much as the marketing. Even though, in blind taste tests, millions of people preferred the TASTE of “Coke” to “Coca-Cola Classic,” people had already fallen in love with the IMAGE of Coca-Cola, and wouldn’t give that up for anything. “Coke” (as it was then called, it has since been known as “The New Coke” and "Coke II) was basically just Diet Coke with the nutrisweet removed and with sugar based sweeteners inserted.
Originally posted by Devillion
Im pretty sure its been pulled off the market completely by now though…
I was almost certain that it was myself, until recently. Just because it hasn’t been in Dallas in over a decade, I assumed that it wasn’t anywhere. Apparently it’s at least still sold in Chicago. Don’t know where else, though. I find it weird to see products in other markets, cause they often have stuff we don’t anymore. Here in Dallas, we still have Count Chocula, but he’s buddies Frankenberry and Boo Berry left the shelves at least 10 years ago (though they come back for a limited time every Halloween). In other markets, they still hang out all year long. Also surprising to me is that Dr. Pepper isn’t around in some areas, whereas it’s huge here (perhaps cause it’s bottled in Ft. Worth). I think it tastes like piss, but then I think the same about Mountain Dew and its bastard cousin Sierra Mist.
Originally posted by X_countryguy
Yech, I don’t like any of the Cokes besides Classic Coke and Diet Coke. All of those new Coke are bad, especially Vanilla Coke. chokes
New Coke tasted like Diet Coke. It’s not even “New” anymore. It’s 18 years old. And Vanilla Coke tastes like rancid. The only flavor that should be added to coke is Cherry. Cherry Coke roxorz.
Originally posted by Sorcerer
Maybe you’re thinking of Coca Cola originally having Cocaine in it, which it no longer does (at least I hope not :x). Hence the name - Cocaine, Coca Cola.
Nope. None at all anymore. They removed it and replaced it with artificial flavors nearly a century ago. Of course, caffiene is said to have the same addictive properties of cocaine, if used in the same dosage.
Anyway, if anyone knows of a website where I can buy it, or if you live in an area that sells Coke II, let me know. I’ll send you cash if you’ll buy it and send me a 24 pack.