325 mL bottle
In the decade after Coca-Cola's introduction into Germany in 1929, the country became one of the largest overseas markets for the soft drink. By 1940, however, the company's bottling plants there were no longer able to import syrup used to make the beverage, due to the Allied blockade of Nazi Germany.
While some internet conspiracy theories claim that Coca-Cola created Fanta for the Nazis, this is a misleading oversimplification. Simply put: in order to keep the German division in operation despite the lack of materials, local director Max Keith created a new soda which could be made from limited wartime ingredients such as whey and apple pulp. The new recipe was named "Fanta" inspired by the German words for "imagination" and "fantastic". The drink proved a popular beverage and sometimes even used as a sweetener during wartime food rationing.
After the war, Coca-Cola re-established its former bottling plants and Fanta was discontinued for a time. After Pepsi entered the European market with a variety of flavors, Coke relaunched Fanta Orange in 1955.
Fanta is now available in over 100 different flavors, many of them available only in particular countries or areas. Fanta Exotic is available in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Ireland.
Its a bile colored cloudy beverage that pours from the bottle, but what is its taste?
Hmm, its a tangeriney melon flavor, not bad really. Tangy, highly sweetened and very artificial tasting. Its pretty much like carbonated Tang. Flavorful but no depth of character.
Its gooey sweet. Drinking it too fast is like pure sticky syrup. A refreshing burst of flavor, but this drink is far too sweet for my taste.
Carbonated Water, Sugar, Fruit Juices from Concentrate 4% (Orange, Passionfruit, Peach), Vegetable and Plant Extracts (Carrot, Safflower), Citric Acid, Natural Flavourings, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Stabiliser (Glycerol Esters of Wood Rosins).
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