Orange Vanilla Coke is coming to stores this month

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ATLANTA, Georgia (WTHR) - Coca-Cola fans will soon have a new flavor to try.

The company announced Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar on its website.

The new flavor is due in stores nationwide on Feb. 25.

Coke had gone more than a decade without rolling out new variations.

“What we realized is that we had a diamond in the rough when we looked at our flavors portfolio,” said Coke's Kate Carpenter. “The growth of Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke – and their zero-calorie variants – has been really strong in recent years even with very limited marketing support.”

Coke considered three other flavors – raspberry, lemon and ginger. But the combination of orange and vanilla emerged as the clear favorite in focus groups.

Last summer, Coke Orange No Sugar launched in Australia and Coke Orange Vanilla was available in Canada.

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