Saturday, March 3, 2018

Fact of the Day: Fanta Germany

Fanta soft drinks originated in Germany in 1940 when a World War II trade embargo made the ingredients for Coca-Cola nearly impossible to get. After the war was over, Coca-Cola regained control of the German plant and eventually made Fanta international. 

14 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Never even seen anything with Fanta on it before.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Fanta is THE brand here. People don't order lemon soda or orange soda; they order Fanta Limón or Fanta Naranja. It was a surprise to me.

Elisabeth said...

Fanta is huge also in Finland! Never knew this though, so this was such an interesting detail! A couple of years ago, there was a huge piece of news here when we found out that Fanta doesn't taste the same all over the world. The ingredients are different in different countries. I thought I had immagined it all, because I had noticed that it tasted very different in Southern Europe for instance. The Finnish version is terrible, so I hardly ever drink it. Coca Cola is simply the best! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

xxx
E from Helsinki, Finland
http://helsinkidragonfly.blogspot.fi/

RO said...

Had no idea about this, and there was a time I used to drink Fanta all the time. Hugs...RO

RO said...

That's really great info to know. Love trivia like this. Hugs...RO

Agnes CF Lee said...

I like to drink Fanta when I was a kid..I like the striking colors of different Fanta flavors.

Martha said...

I've never tried this.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I used to like Fanta Orange pop when I was a kid and also, if my memory serves me correctly, Fanta Grape and Fanta Cream Soda. Interesting facts about its origin -- never knew that!

Jimmy said...

I never knew that Fanta originated in Germany, I remember Fanta from years ago...you learn something new every day, Thank you Adam.

Jenn said...

I see the Fanta orange flavour here but can't recall seeing any other ones.

Huggybear said...

Fanta drinks are quite popular here in Australia.
I far prefer them to that coke rubbish.
Colin

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I wonder how many competing brands Coca-Cola took over in other countries.

Fundy Blue said...

I used to drink Fanta before I gave up soft drinks, but I had no idea of it's origin.