35 Years Ago Today: New Coke Debuted
On this day in 1985, Coca-Cola attempted to change things up by abandoning their 99-year-old original recipe and releasing a disaster called "New Coke."
The response was overwhelmingly negative and the original beverage -- with the new name “Coke Classic” -- was brought back in less than three months. (July 11, 1985)
The company immediately began receiving thousands of letters and calls from upset fans of the original Coke recipe, including my parents. Not only did they send the President of Coca Cola a letter of concern, but they included my name in the signature --- I was six-years-old. My brothers were five and two. It was a family affair of hatred for New Coke:
AND…The Assistant Manager of Coca Cola responded to my parents five months later:
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