Coca-Cola Vanilla is the limited relaunch of the formerly produced Vanilla Coke soft drink from the early 2000s to compete with Pepsi Vanilla. Vanilla Coke is a vanilla flavored version of Coca-Cola Classic. The Coca-Cola Company announced in early 2002 that Vanilla Coke would be introduced initially in the United States with distribution starting May 15, 2002, followed by a rollout in Canada. The introduction of vanilla flavor was hailed by The Coca-Cola Company as 'the greatest innovation since Diet Coke in 1983'. It also marked the 116th anniversary of the Coca-Cola Company. In November 2005, after slumping sales, The Coca-Cola Company announced that Vanilla Coke would be discontinued in North America and Great Britain by the end of the year. In January 2006, Coca-Cola launched Black Cherry Vanilla Coke and Diet Black Cherry Vanilla Coke, a fusion of cola, black cherry, and vanilla flavors. In 2007, Coca-Cola Vanilla was re-introduced in the U.S.
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