Fanta: dive into Fanta's fascinating history
Fanta got its start in 1940, thanks to Max Keith, head of The Coca Cola Company's local operations in Germany. Due to everything that was going on in the world at the time, Germany was no longer able to import the ingredients it needed to make Coke. That is when Keith decided to create a brand new drink, using only products that were readily available in Germany during the uncertain times the country was facing.
For instance, it was easy for him to get his hands on whey, a by-product of cheese, so that went into the recipe. He also incorporated fibers and other parts of the fruit that were left over after apples were pressed to make cider. It might not sound very appetizing, but it's the true story of how Fanta was first created!
When the drink went to market, the recipe was adapted to suit the ingredients that were available in each country. Italian Fanta, for example, was created with oranges, and Dutch Fanta was made with elderberry.
After the war ended, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation stopped making Fanta for about a decade. Thankfully, it decided to bring the soda back, to provide consumers with a wider range of choice. It started producing Fanta again in Naples, Italy in 1955. And that's how Orange Fanta as we know it came to be. As you can probably imagine, it was a huge hit. And the rest is history!
Fanta hit the US market in 1960 and quickly became one of Americans' favorite soft drinks. And little by little, the rest of the world began falling for Fanta, too. In 1969, Fanta Orange became the brand's top selling drink in every country.
Today, there are many, many different fruity varieties of Fanta made all over the world. And thanks to My American Market, you can discover unique must-try flavors that you normally can't get in Europe!
Fanta: a passion for fruit
If you thought that orange was the only flavor of Fanta, get ready to have your mind blown! If exotic fruit is your thing, we highly recommend Mango Fanta and Pineapple Fanta. These intensely fruity island flavors can brighten up even the grayest day! Mango Fanta is a personal favorite for the tropical fruit lovers on our team and around the world!
If you love anything berry flavored, you'll love Fanta's take on these juicy fruits. Like Wild Cherry Fanta, which has a rich black cherry taste that's totally irresistable! Or Strawberry Fanta, another classic fruit flavor turned into a thirst-quenching soft drink that you can crack open for any occasion! And that's not all! Fanta took their berry obsession to the next level, creating a super original blue raspberry–flavored soda. A drink this blue could only come from one place: the USA! It'll turn your tongue bright blue, but trust us—it's worth it!
Today, there are so many flavors of Fanta, there's bound to be at least one that'll surprise you! If you just can't decide which one to try first, go for Fruit Punch Fanta—a tasty blend of lots of different fruits. Or opt for one of the much-loved classics, like Grape Fanta, Apple Fanta, or Peach Fanta!
The My American Market Fanta selection doesn't just include tons of different flavors... it also includes varieties of Fanta from countries around the globe. Bet you've never tried Japanese Fanta or Mexican Fanta! We've scoured the earth for the best flavors, and we’re taking your taste buds on a trip! So, what are you waiting for? There are so many flavors of Fanta to try, and so little time!