The end is near for a white can that has many Coke drinkers seeing red.

Coca-Cola Co. is switching back to its time-honored red just one month after rolling out its Coca-Cola beverage in a snow-white can for the holidays.

New seasonal cans in the traditional red coloring will start shipping by next week, as white cans, initially expected to be in stores through February, make an exit.

The Coca-Cola company has frequently rung in the holiday with special can designs.  But, this was the first time it tried putting regular Coke in a white can.

Some consumers complained that it looked confusingly similar to Diet Coke's silver cans. Others felt that regular Coke tasted different in the white cans. Still others argued that messing with red bordered on sacrilege.