Is Coke changing their formula?
Coca-Cola has announced that it will be altering the taste of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar (formerly Coke Zero), creating an “even more delicious and refreshing recipe”, but some drinks fans are unhappy about the news. The IndependentCoca-Cola is changing its recipe – soda fans are worried
Is Coke Zero changing?
Well, Coca-Cola announced Tuesday that it is changing the recipe for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which replaced Coke Zero a few years ago, and also giving the soda cans a makeover. The new Coke Zero Sugar recipe will reportedly taste more like regular Coke and will be in all red cans, instead of red and black cans. syracuse.comNew Coke redux? Coca-Cola is changing Zero Sugar taste, look
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Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (UNITED) has announced plans to invest more than $15 million in its Lafayette facility for renovations that will benefit its associates, customers, and surrounding communities.
Lafayette Coca-Coca Bottling Company’s office space will receive a facelift, following suit with other facilities within Coca-Cola UNITED’s six-state footprint, with a new break room, large meeting space, and other modern amenities. Improvements to Lafayette’s warehouse space will include 16 new loading docks, a new check-in building, and additional employee parking and truck parking.
“With these improvements, we will create an enhanced working environment for our associates and provide a higher level of service for our customers and communities for years to come,” said Coca-Cola UNITED Louisiana Division Director Scott McCallister.
“This investment is another example of Coca-Cola UNITED’s long-term commitment to the Lafayette area and the state of Louisiana. We appreciate the great support from the community,” said Chris Alack, Lafayette Coca-Cola Sales Center Manager.
A phased construction that will allow Lafayette associates to continue to work out of the facility is scheduled to begin in early 2022 with completion by mid-year 2023. Once the project is complete, Alack said Lafayette Coca-Cola will better serve its market with more efficient deliveries to customers.
The renovation is the latest chapter in Lafayette Coca-Cola’s 102-year history. Previously located on the corner of Johnson and Jefferson streets and later University and Cameron streets, Lafayette Coca-Cola moved to its current facility on Eraste Landry Road in the 1970s. Today, Lafayette Coca-Cola employs 230 associates, serves nearly 3,400 customers, and sells and distributes 6.4 million cases of Coca-Cola products annually.
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15 July, 2021 - 07:05am
The Coca-Cola Company announced plans to replace its existing recipe for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar with a “more delicious and refreshing” version. (The Coca-Cola Company)
(NEXSTAR) – Coke has zeroed in on a new formula for Coke Zero — again.
This week, the Coca-Cola Company announced plans to replace its existing recipe for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar with a “more delicious and refreshing” version, complete with new packaging.
The new formula, which has already debuted in Europe and Latin America, will arrive in select markets this month, with a complete nationwide rollout expected by September.
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar’s latest “refresh” also comes only four years after its last reformulation in 2017 — a controversial decision at the time.
“Recognizing that tastes and preferences are always evolving, we’re focused on continuous improvement to give fans the best-tasting Coca-Cola they want — with zero sugar or calories — offered in the most iconic packaging and powered by some of our most creative, consumer-centric marketing yet,” said Rafael Prandini, North America’s Coca-Cola category lead, in a news release.
The newest formula is said to “optimize” the existing flavors and ingredients of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, rather than overhaul the taste completely. The sweetening combo of aspartame and acesulfame potassium is unchanged, according to the list of ingredients.
“All listed ingredients and nutritional information remain the same,” according to Coca-Cola.
The packaging is changing a bit more drastically, with a more “simplified” and “streamlined” design, the company says. As part of the new look, the white script reading “Coca-Cola” has been replaced with black lettering, and messaging reading “Now More Delicious” has been added to the label.
Coke Zero, which debuted in 2005, had already reformulated its recipe in 2017 to taste “closer than ever” to classic Coke. At the time, the decision prompted apprehensive fans to start hoarding the original version, though taste-testers for both Beverage Digest and AdAge reported that any differences in taste were minimal.
The impetus for Coke Zero’s latest reformulation, other than “optimizing” flavor, was not detailed in the news release.
“The consumer landscape is always changing, which means we must evolve to stay ahead,” said Natalia Suarez, senior brand manager of Coca-Cola’s North America Operating Unit.
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