Contact Us

Remember “New Coke”? Today Marks 26 Years Since The Folks At Coca-Cola Realized Their Mistake. [VIDEO]

I hadn’t thought about “New Coke” in years and just this morning I was looking at significant events on this day in history and noticed this was the day Coca-Cola realized their blunder and announced they were bringing back the original formula known as “Coca-Cola Classic”.

I kind of alternate between Coke and Dr. Pepper when it comes to soda choice (even though it’s been Coke Zero here lately in an attempt to shed my winter weight), but I love Coke and I remember the furor it caused when they switched formulas. People were going to the grocery stores in Vernon and filling their baskets with as much of the original formula as they could buy.

I tried my first New Coke in the snack bar at Vernon Intermediate School when I was in the fifth grade and my first impression was that it tasted like Pepsi but even sweeter and more syrupy. It wasn’t totally gross but I didn’t like it remotely as much as the original formula.

After doing some research, I found out that it is widely believed to have been a marketing ploy as Coca-Cola had lost a lot of their market share to Pepsi-Cola and when they brought back the original formula it resulted in a huge gain in sales. If that’s the case, it was a smart thing to do but man it sure sucked not not having the original for that period of time and I must admit the first time I drank a “Coke Classic” it was blissful.

Subscribe to 106.3 The Buzz on

Subscribe to 106.3 The Buzz on

Best of 106.3 The Buzz

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BuzzHead VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive BuzzHead VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.