First, we sipped on the Cherry Vanilla Coke Zero, which smells heavily of vanilla. And as it turns out, that is the predominant flavor of this soda. We found ourselves in a vanilla world while searching for a little kiss of cherry flavor. \"The Cherry Vanilla Coke Zero was effervescent and highly fragrant. It didn't taste like it was missing anything, as zero-sugar sodas sometimes do,\" one taste tester commented. \"Vanilla was far more prevalent on the tongue than cherry, which is fine since cherry flavoring can taste medicinal.\"