CATALYST: Coca-Cola has announced accelerated plans for the UK launch of Vanilla Coke. Launched in the US last year, Vanilla Coke has been one of Coca-Cola's biggest successes in many a long year. But Coke appears to have missed its moment to launch the product in the UK. Seen alongside falling sales of Classic Coke, the lost opportunity highlights Coke's troubles in the carbonated drinks market.