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Where can I buy caffeine-free Coca Cola in the UK?
May 9, 2008 2:10 PM   Subscribe

Where can I buy caffeine-free Coca Cola in the UK? Not the diet version. I've checked the supermarkets and it's not there :(
posted by fernbritton to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
You just have to look REALLY hard. Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury's don't carry it by me but my local corner store does. Here, specifically in case you're in London.
posted by meerkatty at 2:20 PM on May 9, 2008


How does one tell that it is caffeine free?
posted by markovich at 2:47 PM on May 9, 2008


How does one tell that it is caffeine free?

By looking at the can.
posted by Static Vagabond at 2:52 PM on May 9, 2008


It must be really quite rare; I've never once seen caffeine-free Coke in the UK.
posted by matthewr at 2:58 PM on May 9, 2008


It must have got scarcer because I used to see it all the time in supermarkets?
posted by dance at 2:59 PM on May 9, 2008


If you go to a local Co-op, ask nicely and pledge to buy at least a case of the stuff, the manager will order it in for you.
posted by bonaldi at 3:27 PM on May 9, 2008


They really don't market it well in the UK; articles I read indicated it isn't a big enough seller in the UK so they go with the diet caffeine-free Coke. I got so annoyed by that I just thought I would buy you a case online; then I couldn't find anyone who would ship it overseas!

So, I went to the UK Coke page, and asked where you can buy it over there, or where I can buy it online to have it shipped to you.

And they said...that they'd have an answer for me by three days from now.

Sigh.
posted by misha at 3:51 PM on May 9, 2008


Just found this on the Coca Cola site:

Q. Will 'Coke' taste different if you take the caffeine away?I Can't tolerate caffeine so it makes me dizzy when i drink anything with caf so i only do 'Sprite'.any substitutes as i love 'coke'!?

A. Small amounts of caffeine have been used in some soft drinks for over a century. Like other foods and drinks, the combination and amount of ingredients give soft drinks their unique flavour and taste. Caffeine contributes to the overall flavour of some soft drinks, adding a slightly bitter taste and working together well with both sugar and low-calorie sweeteners to provide an overall enjoyable flavour. Whilst we do not manufacture caffeine-free ‘Coca-Cola’ in Great Britain, we do make caffeine-free ‘diet Coke’ which you might like to try.

http://www.letsgettogether.co.uk/DetailQuestionAnswer/QuestionId=149/

So they don't make it in the UK!
posted by fernbritton at 4:12 PM on May 9, 2008


Ah yes, I buy caffeine free diet coke. Sorry to get your hopes up!
posted by meerkatty at 4:16 PM on May 9, 2008


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