The much loved Coca-Cola variant makes a return for 2013

Coca‑Cola Great Britain has brought back one of its much-loved variants as it celebrates 10 years since the launch of Vanilla Coke. The product has returned with a new and refreshed look for 2013, giving consumers the chance to revive their love for the mouth-watering taste of Coca‑Cola with a vanilla twist.

Vanilla Coke first hit UK stores in 2003 and offered consumers the opportunity to experience a new taste sensation, whilst still enjoying the great taste of Coca‑Cola. The drink proved so popular that it soon became the best-selling Coca‑Cola flavoured variant of the decade. To celebrate ten years of Coca‑Cola flavours, Vanilla Coke cans and bottles have now returned nationwide.

"There has been huge consumer demand for the return of Vanilla Coke so we were really excited about bringing back the variant to the Coca-Cola family. It’s the product that consumers ask us to re-introduce most frequently and we’re excited to be able to do so, whilst marking the tenth anniversary of flavours. We’re glad consumers are able to enjoy their favourite refreshing Coca-Cola taste with a hint of vanilla again." Zoe Howorth, Marketing Director for Coca-Cola Great Britain

The re-introduction of Vanilla Coke will be supported by a targeted communications plan consisting of print advertising, outdoor media and in-store activity to drive consumer awareness. Coca‑Cola Great Britain has also identified Vanilla Coke “superfans” ahead of the official launch, through the use of social media tools.

As a company that is dedicated to rewarding its customers, the Vanilla Coke “superfans” were offered the ultimate reward of receiving the drink before it hit the shelves. The comeback of Vanilla Coke, the nation’s favourite Coca‑Cola flavoured drink, marks an exciting moment for the brand and meeting consumer demands for great, refreshing drinks.

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Notes to Editors
Vanilla Coke is available in 330ml cans, 500ml bottle, 1.5L bottle, 1.75L bottle, 6 x 330ml multi-pack cans and 8 x 330ml multi-pack cans

Further information
Katherine Dempsey – / 0207 908 6402
Olivia Mcmonagle - / 0207 908 6466

About Coca‑Cola Great Britain:
Coca‑Cola Great Britain is responsible for marketing 21 brands and over 100 products to consumers across Great Britain, focusing upon developing new brands, extending existing brands and protecting trademarks including Coca‑Cola (recognised as the world’s most valuable brand). Other Coca‑Cola Great Britain brands include Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, Oasis, Glaceau vitaminwater, Oasis, Schweppes, 5 Alive, Lilt, Kia Ora, Relentless Energy Drink and Powerade. The Coca‑Cola Great Britain portfolio is worth £1,998 million with value sales growth of 8.4% year on year. Within in this the My Coke trilogy (Coca‑Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero) is worth £1,150 million, growing at 6.4% in value year on year (Neilsen, w/c 11/02/12). Coca‑Cola Great Britain is committed to developing innovative, responsible and sustainable initiatives that help protect the environment. Recently the company launched its PlantBottle™ plastic made from up to 22.5% plant-based materials and up to 25% recycled plastic as the latest step on its journey towards petroleum-free plastic. For more information about Coca‑Cola in Great Britain, please visit our website at