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While Cherry and Vanilla Coke are as extreme as it gets with Coca-Cola flavors in the United States, there are different varieties of Coke to fit cultural tastes around the world. Here are 8 sugary examples.
1. Green Tea Coke. In 2009, Coca-Cola released Green Tea Coke in Japan. It was a carbonated soda that tasted like green tea and diet coke.
2. Orange Coke. In 2007, Coca-Cola released Orange Coke in Latvia, Poland, and Russia. It’s also part of Coca-Cola’s limited supply Coke Freestyle machines, along with Lime Coke and Lemon Coke.
3. Vitamin Coke. It’s also known as Coca-Cola Light Plus (or Diet Coke Plus) in many parts of the world, except in the United States. The plus was, supposedly, extra vitamins and minerals, but according to the FDA, Coca-Cola couldn’t add the word “plus” to the soda because it’s technically not a food.
4. OK Soda. In 1993, Coca-Cola distributed OK Soda in small markets in the United States. The soda was targeted to Generation X with artwork from Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes. Coca-Cola discontinued OK Soda later in the 90s. How did it taste? It was OK.
5. Blak Coke. When Coke or coffee aren’t enough to wake you up in the morning, you can buy Blak Coke, which the soft drink manufacturers say has the essence of coffee, to pick you up. It’s available in Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, and Spain.
6. Citra Coke. Coca-Cola released a citrus soda that contained more lemon and lime than the company’s Sprite. It’s available in Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.
7. Raspberry Coke. In 2005, Coca-Cola released Raspberry Coke in New Zealand for a brief time before pulling it off grocery store shelves. It now only appears as part of Coca-Cola’s limited supply Coke Freestyle machines, which can be found at a few movie theaters, amusement parks, and fast food restaurants.
8. Black Cherry Vanilla Coke. When Cherry and Vanilla Coke are not enough, Coca-Cola released Black Cherry Vanilla Coke, which some say taste like cough syrup.
Bacon Coke. It’s believed that Coca-Cola tested Diet Coke with Bacon in 2008, but it also might be a giant Internet rumor.