Vio Kinda Tastes Like

Vio kinda tastes like Minute Maid Pulpy Super Milky but not as sweet or creamy.  Vio kinda tastes like Qoo Lactic but less acidic.  Vio has about the same carbonation as Coke Blak and as smooth as Coke Light.

Vio Peach Mango reminds me of Tropical Sprite Remix while Vio Very Berry reminds me of Berryclear Sprite Remix.  Vio Tropical Colada resembles Fanta Coconut Pineapple while Vio Citrus Burst brings back memories of Citra and Fresca.

The Vio beverages come in similar aluminum bottles as the Truvia-sweetened Sprite Green, but in 8 fl oz instead of the Sprite's 8.5 fl oz. Vio's twist-off cap has the words "... it's fizzy in here!" where Sprite's top says nothing. Vio Citrus Burst bottle's mfg code has: FEB0711WKE1 0833 CT821, while Sprite Green bottle's mfg code shows: FEB0110WKC1 0404 CT821.

If you ask me which of the four vibrancy drink flavors I prefer, I would say in the same reverse order of their GAN: Vio Peach Mango 2009-0625, Vio Very Berry 2009-0624, Vio Tropical Colada 2009-0623, Vio Citrus Burst 2009-0622.

I'm not sure what GAN stands for, probably Graphic Artwork Number, a unique number that The Coca-Cola Company assigns to each of the artwork design used on its product packages produced in the U.S. including glass, PET and aluminum bottles, aluminum bottle tops, aluminum cans, paper carriers, multi-pack boxes, tetra-paks, and others. Some packages show two GANs, one for the package itself and the other for the additional promotional artwork.

The GAN format is YYYY-NNNN where YYYY is the four-digit year and NNNN is a four-digit serial number.  The earliest examples of GAN I could find are on 12 fl oz cans from 1991. Some of the GAN from 1991-2001 are in the format of YYYY-NN, YYYY-NNN, YYYY-NNNN. The ones I've seen from 2002 and later have the full four-digit NNNN where the 2 and 3 digit serial numbers are preceded by zeros.

The GAN is usually found near the UPC code or the bottom of the artwork panel.

Vio Citrus Burst UPC: 0-491100-5 GAN: 2009-0622 MFG CODE: FEB0711WKE1 0833 CT821
Vio Tropical Colada UPC: 0-491080-2 GAN: 2009-0623 MFG CODE: DEC2010WK01 0906 CT821
Vio Very Berry UPC: 0-491060-8 GAN: 2009-0624 MFG CODE: DEC2010WKE1 1046 CT821
Vio Peach Mango UPC: 0-491070-5 GAN: 2009-0625 MFG CODE: NOV2910WKB1 1406 CT821

Retail price for a bottle of Vio is $3, the same as the Coke Trio (Classic, Diet and Zero) in the sleek aluminum bottles.  You may also purchase Vio in packs of 12 for $25 on

Vio is produced by neXstep beverages LLC, a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company based in Houston, Texas. Since its debut in July 2009, Vio is only available in the Big Apple. For a list of the retailers, check out the official website: and follow @VioVibe on twitter for free samples in New York City.