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Coca-Cola Cherry
Coca-Cola Cherry Logo.jpg
The official Coca-Cola Cherry logo.
Flavor: Cherry Cola
Color: Brown      
Current Status: Permanent Flavor
Locations Available: Various countries across the world
Year(s) Available: United States: 1985 - Present
Canada: 1996 - Present
Related Flavors: Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla
Diet Coke Black Cherry Vanilla
Similar Flavors: Pepsi Wild Cherry
RC Cherry
Dr Pepper Cherry
Sprite Cherry
7 Up Cherry
Related Promotions: N/A (No related promotions to match with)

Coca-Cola Cherry (originally known as "Cherry Coke", and then renamed to "Coca-Cola Cherry" in 2007 in the United States) is a Coca-Cola flavor first released in 1985, as a permanent flavor in the United States.


Coca-Cola Cherry, as its name implies is a Cherry Cola flavor of Coca-Cola. It's similar to some cherry cola flavors, which has a similar shade of cherry cola flavor, Pepsi Wild Cherry and RC Cherry. Its color has a brown look.


The history of adding additional cherry flavoring to Coca-Cola, at least in the United States, dates back at least to the 1940s when local soda fountain workers (soda jerks) would upon request add a "shot" (roughly a couple of tablespoons) of cherry syrup to a (from 12 to 16-ounce) Coca-Cola fountain soda. This remained common practice in ice cream shops where cherry syrup and Coca-Cola were both common items for decades.

The Coca-Cola Company first began testing its official Cherry flavored variation of Coca-Cola alongside other flavors such as Coca-Cola Vanilla to audiences that visited the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee.

3 years later, Coca-Cola Cherry was first introduced in stores in the United States in the Summer of 1985 as a permanent flavor around the same time as the controversial reformulation of Coca-Cola, (New Coke), and gained significant market share when that product was widely discontinued after three months of its introduction.

Starting in 1986, a diet variant called Diet Cherry Coke was released in stores in the United States as it was coexisting with the regular Coca-Cola Cherry variant. It had been renamed into "Diet Coke Cherry" in 2005 and again to "Diet Coke Feisty Cherry" in 2018. A second low-calorie version, Coca-Cola Cherry Zero (based on Coca-Cola Zero), got released in 2007.

In 2007, Cherry Coke had been renamed into "Coca-Cola Cherry" in the United States and some other countries, was the third variation of Coca-Cola at that time – the others being regular Coca-Cola and Diet Coke – and the first flavored Coke.

The Coca-Cola Company would later introduce other flavored Coca-Cola flavors, beginning with Coca-Cola Vanilla in May 2002, later followed by Coca-Cola Lime, Coca-Cola Raspberry, Coca-Cola Lemon, Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla, Coca-Cola Orange and some other more flavors. Many of these flavors are currently only sold in international countries and/or are micro dispensed through Coca-Cola's Freestyle vending machines.


  • This was the first flavor of Coca-Cola to be ever released in the United States.
  • Cherry Coke has multiple variations like Cherry Vanilla Coke, Cherry Coke Zero, Cherry Coke Diet, and many among others.