Coke cans, bottles getting makeover

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NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke fans may soon feel more like they're drinking "the real thing."

Coca-Cola says it is giving cans and bottles of its flagship sodas a makeover, with plans to unify the appearance of regular Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Coke Life.

The world's biggest beverage maker says cans and bottles will prominently feature a "red disc" reminiscent of regular Coke, in addition to the colors associated with each brand. Diet Coke cans are silver, Coke Zero cans are black and Coke Life features green.

The Atlanta company says the "One Brand" look will roll out in Mexican next month then spread to other countries.

In its flagship North America market, however, Coke says it's still testing its options and that no changes are planned for this year.