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Fanta In USA Vs Fanta In Europe  
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5506 posts, RR: 18
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 18768 times:

Has anyone here tried Fanta in Europe and Fanta in the USA? I have, and I have noted considerable differences. The ones in Europe are a ton better, the color is lighter, and it tastes incredible! Whenever I go to my grandparents island in Croatia I always have to have it! When it came to America, I was ecstatic! I tried it, and I was disappointed. I found out the difference: in the USA we put in high fructose corn syrup, and in Europe I think they put in real sugar. This crap they put in it in the USA makes it taste pretty bad. I know they are found in about everything soda drink here in America, but the differences in taste of Fanta in USA/Europe are different! Which do you think is better: USA Fanta or European Fanta??



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User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 18760 times:

I haven't tried Fanta in the US, but I have tried the Chilean, Brazilian and European versions.
I must say that the European Fanta is delicious, tastes very natural, as it has a 12% of orange juice. Then, the Brazilian one, If i'm not mistaken, has a 6% of orange juice. I think the chilean one has no orange juice at all, as the American version I suppose. Although I like the chilean "yeah-sure-it-has-some-orange-juice-in-it" version, I like much more the european "natural" Fanta version.


User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 18731 times:

I've never tried Fanta in the US. I've only tried it in Mexico and in Europe. The European version is Fantastic (no pun intended).

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13967 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 18714 times:

Fanta was invented in Europe, actually in Nazi Germany during WW2.
Due to the war Coca Cola Germany couldn´t import the base sirup for Coca Cola and had to think about an alternative.
I think orange juice was still available due to the Nazi´s connections with Franco Spain (and Germany controlled France up to the Spanish border), so they developed a softdrink based on oranges.
The stuff proved to be popular and was continued after the war was over.

Jan


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 18703 times:

I really hate the commercials (especially the ones in movies), and it makes me want to drink that pop much less, never tried it either.


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18676 times:

Sorry only tried Europe and NZ Fanta. NZ has introduced 3 or 4 new flavours on top of the traditional orange. How many flavours do you guys have avaliable?


User currently offlineJ.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 18662 times:

I have actually just started drinking Fanta. I gave up Mtn Dew and needed something else. The grape Fanta is tasty ice cold.

Here in the US we have grape, orange, pineapple and strawberry. I would like to try the Europe version if is that much better.

Jeremy



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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 18650 times:

Here in Thailand they have loads of Fanta flavours. from memory they have;

Orange
Lemon
Strawberry
Cream Soda
Grape
Green flavour (what the hell that's supposed to be God knows)
Sala (a Thai fruit punch flavour)
Green Tea (the worst Fanta ever)

flavoured Fantas plus some others. The best Fantas are Orange and Sala flavour. In the UK I think you only get Orange and Lime Fanta



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 18642 times:

i swear iv seen a bannana one sumwhere before!

User currently onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5014 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 18632 times:

I remember reading somewhere that Fanta is different in each and every country. That includes the basic Fanta Orange. The company adapts the drink to the different markets, and even has an entire research lab which does nothing but come up with new variations of Fanta, for different markets. They do research to find out what kind of taste the people of a certain country prefer, and adapt the product accordingly. So there are literally hundreds of different sorts of Fanta worldwide.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 18628 times:

Fanta was invented in Europe, actually in Nazi Germany during WW2.
Due to the war Coca Cola Germany couldn´t import the base sirup for Coca Cola and had to think about an alternative. I think orange juice was still available due to the Nazi´s connections with Franco Spain (and Germany controlled France up to the Spanish border), so they developed a softdrink based on oranges.


Fanta was indeed invented in Germany during WW II because the Coca Cola Company lacked basic materials to produce Coke, but the original Fanta was made from old apples and pears as well as whey. The Fanta with orange flavor was launched a few years later after the war.

Fanta tastes indeed different in every country, my favorite is the Fanta orange from Spain because it has a very fruity taste. My all time favorite is Fanta strawberry, I drunk it in Dubai a few month ago, too bad that they don't sell it here in Germany.

In Germany we have the following Fanta flavors:

Fanta Classic
  • Orange

  • Berry Blue

  • Exotic (a mix of different tropical fruits)

  • Tangerine

  • Mango (not available everywhere)


  • Fanta Citrell (no so sweet)
  • Blood Orange

  • Lemon

  • Blood Orange with Passion Fruit


  • Patrick


    User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5506 posts, RR: 18
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 18608 times:

    Ohh, well if you can, try the ones in Croatia! They are amazing! I can't wait to go back and try their Fanta!

    User currently offlineMariscal35 From Ecuador, joined Jun 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 18591 times:

    I have tried Fanta in Ecuador, Colombia, USA, Argentina, France and Chile. Can't say I didn't note any differences, except the one in France that tasted a bit different. You should try one in Colombia, they have a tangerine (mandarina) flavored Fanta that tastes real good. Oh yeah... Tangerine Fanta is Fantastic.


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    User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13967 posts, RR: 63
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 18588 times:

    Yes, I´ve got to agree! The Spanish Fanta tastes great!

    Jan


    User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 18586 times:

    While I like regular Coke better in the USA than in Europe, I think what they sell as Fanta over there is awful in comparison to the average european Fanta Orange because it´s way too sweet and the color is just terrible.

    User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 18557 times:

    OH GOD! This thread also reminded me of the HORRIBLE commericials they are palying before movies now. Featuring the Fantanas! ie the most fu*king annoying people EVER!

    UNA FANTA....DONTCHA WANNA.....UNA FANTA....

    SHUT UP!!!



    User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 18551 times:

    Featuring the Fantanas! ie the most fu*king annoying people EVER!

    indeed... and that damn simple-ass song gets stuck every time I hear it.

    auugh!


    User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
    Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 18546 times:

    the fan-fu*cking-tanas almost make me want to go out, drink tons of fanta just so i can have the pleasure of vomiting it up all over them.

    who are the ad wizards that came up with them?


    User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1777 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 18533 times:

    In Mexico we used to have orange, grape and strawberry Fanta.......while in the US it was very difficult to find, the for years the only Fanta flavor in Mexico was orange, now we have all the flavors back and the marketing has changed to being targeted for kids to a more mature consumer, Donald Duck was the "spokesperson" for orange Fanta in Mexico


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    User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18520 times:

    who are the ad wizards that came up with them?

    ...probably well-paid individuals, considering that we're doing 1 of the two things they were hired to coerce us into doing.

    [Edited 2004-06-17 21:50:18]

    User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
    Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18506 times:

    One of the best orange sodas out there. I remember my first one. 1969, NYC hot dog vendor outside the NY Auto Show. The smell of a hot pretzel and that ice cold orange soda... hmmmmmmmm...

    The grape is O.K., I prefer Welch's Grape to the Fanta.


    User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 18492 times:

    well ive tried it in the UK,the US,and Moscow. Unfortenetly there was about a 1 year delay between the 3 so its hard to compare. One thing thats the same is the way its carbonated. When drinking it,it feels like theres some crushed ice in it.


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    User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 416 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 18485 times:

    One thing is for sure. Fanta light orange tastes really BAD! Worldwide!

    Anders



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    User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 18449 times:

    Anders, agreed. The only thing that's worse is root beer.

    Patrick, WHERE did you see Fanta Mango lately?!
    I need to know!!!
    My friends and I have come up with the (not so serious) theory that it was too good for the market and thus had to be taken off.
    Don't they still sell the regular "Zitrone" also?
    I don't know. After Fanta Mango got canned (no pun intended), I have become a Diet Coke (Cola Light) guy.

    And Fanta Berry Blue...WTF! Not only does that stuff look vile and fake, it also tastes just like that.



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    User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 18446 times:

    Patrick, WHERE did you see Fanta Mango lately?!

    A gas station in Essen is selling this stuff in 0,33l cans, I stop there sometimes when I drive to DUS airport just to buy one.

    Don't they still sell the regular "Zitrone" also?

    "Zitrone" got replaced with "Fresh Lemon" a few years ago, the problem is that Fresh Lemon is tasting like $hit, the old Zitrone flavor was much better.

    And Fanta Berry Blue...WTF! Not only does that stuff look vile and fake, it also tastes just like that.

    I agree, Berry Blue is a joke, it tastes disgusting and it makes your tongue blue.

    Patrick


    25 Post contains images TriStar500 : Berry BLue looks a lot like the nuclear waste at Mr. Burns' powerplant. Haven't you noticed, how the number of Castor transports has decreased in rece
    26 Post contains images Ushermittwoch : My prayers have been answered!!! What gas station is it?! I will go there ASAP!!!
    27 Traveler_7 : I agree with Scorpio I tried Fanta in different countries across the Europe and it tests different, at least on my opinion.
    28 Post contains images Sabena332 : What gas station is it?! It is the Esso station on the Ruhrallee, a few hundred meters away from the "Autobahnauffahrt" Essen-Bergerhausen. You should
    29 Teva : To add to some posts, Fanta has been created by the German division of Coca Cola, because they couldn't get the Coke extract because of the embargo. T
    30 Ushermittwoch : And isn't that just very American. Work with the "enemy" as long as the Green is coming in... Thanks Patrick, I also read that press release, since I
    31 JeffM : "And isn't that just very American." Sure, we love taking your money... LOL... maybe Coke is a "secret weapon"? DmbAs
    32 Post contains images Ushermittwoch : Ah Jeffie, your maturity is showing once again... And if you deny that your country does not like to colaborate with "enemies" then you sure need a hu
    33 Flyboy36y : The crap in the USA cannot compare to Fanta in Europe.
    34 Jwenting : There isn't a single European version. Each country (just about) has its own with a different formula. In the Netherlands it's little more than carbon
    35 Post contains images JeffM : Dear Withheld, (Ushermittwoch, the guy who is ashamed of his real name..), What if the freakin' world are you talking about. I said we like to take yo
    36 Post contains images Vaporlock : Fanta used to be available in Canada and was very popular at one time. I haven't seen it in any of our stores for a number of years. I don't think it
    37 Andz : Here in South Africa we have orange, grape, naartjie (tangerine), pineapple...I think there's a couple more. I was in Zimbabwe a couple of years ago a
    38 Unmlobo : I had the Fanta when I was in Spain a couple of years ago and thought it was the most amazing soda every. The USA version isn't bad but it can't come
    39 Roberta : They both suck....drink Sprite!
    40 Ushermittwoch : Jeffie, want a transcript of my grade in American History from my high school in Sarasota? I'll give you a hint. It says "A". So go and suck your dick
    41 Post contains images Continental : We all have our differences, but must we all use such harsh language!? Can't we all just get along?
    42 Scorpio : Andz, I was in Zimbabwe a couple of years ago and they had non-carbonated Fanta orange, it wasn't in a bottle or a can, but a carton like milk. We use
    43 Ushermittwoch : They were also available in Germany. But apparently they didn't fare too well against the cheaper versions from places like Aldi.
    44 CB777 : Continental, I never drank Fanta here in the U.S, But whenever I am in Croatia I drink it there. CB777
    45 Continental : Agreed CB777!! The Fanta there is amazing! I can't get enough of the orange!!
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