16 Humiliating and Hilarious Food and Drink Product Fails (Slideshow)

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New Coke

Quite possibly the most infamous product release of all time, New Coke has become synonymous with epic failure. Introduced in 1985 as a completely reformulated Coca-Cola after extensive market research and testing, the company was convinced that Americans would take to it immediately. The backlash was fiercer than they ever could have imagined, however, as consumers had a strong emotional attachment to the original formula, and it turned out to be a marketing disaster. The original formula was back on the shelves three months later, and (amazingly) New Coke, which was re-christened Coke II, stuck around until 2002.