Fanta: A Brief Overview
Fanta actually originated in Germany around 1942 when Coca-Cola GmbH found themselves with a rather tricky problem. A trading ban had been placed by the Allies on Nazi Germany during WWII. As a result Coca-Cola GmbH quickly became unable to source the syrup needed to produce Coca-Cola in Germany.
At the time Max Keith was the CEO of Coca-Cola’s operations in Germany during the Second World War. In needing to do something to keep the plant in operation he decided to get around this problem by creating a brand new product exclusively for the German market.
After much research and testing he came up with the idea of a fruit flavored drink made using only ingredients available in Germany at the time. These ingredients included apple fiber left over from cider presses and whey, a byproduct from cheese manufacture both of which is reputed to have been labelled by Keith as the ‘leftovers of leftovers’.
Yellowish in colour and with a completely different flavour from that of the Fanta Orange we know today, it was a huge hit. Much to his delight no doubt.
The name Fanta itself was decided upon after a brief brainstorming session. In it salesman Joe Knipp responded to Keith’s request to ‘use their imagination’ (‘Fantasie’ in German) by immediately replying ‘Fanta!’
Fanta was launched in the USA by Coca Cola after WWII. Pretty soon after they bought the trade mark in 1960. Today there are about 90 flavours of Fanta sold in over 180 countries world wide. Although many of them are only available in certain regions.
For example, in Romania there is ‘Fanta Shokata’ which is made from elderflower and based on the national drink of Socata.
Brazil is the largest consumer of this brand of soda in the world and orange is the most popular flavour.
In Australia Orange, Zero Orange and Raspberry flavoured Fanta are widely available in supermarkets and corner stores.
Want To Buy Fanta From The USA?
At Moo-Lolly-Bar you can buy a range of flavours of Fanta online.
These include the Grape, Pineapple and Strawberry flavours.
All orders are sent by either Australia Post or Fastway Couriers. Both of these methods can be fully traced online 24/7 from our door to yours.
Also if the total cost of your order is over $150 we will send it to you for free.