Fanta started back in the World War II days when a trading ban was placed on Germany by the Allies which meant the Coca-Cola Company wasn’t able to import the syrup needed to produce Coca-Cola in Germany.
Dr Schetelig decided to create a new product for the German market instead of Coca-Cola which could be made using only ingredients available in Germany which at the time was mainly apple fibre and a by-product of cheese. It tasted of orange and was yellow coloured.
The name Fanta comes from ‘fantasie’ which is German for ‘imagination’. And obviously the creator needed a good imagination to think that cheese and apple would make a good drink.
The name was chosen by a salesman called Joe Knipp. The Coca-Cola Company liked this name and decided that’s its name.
Fanta was the second drink to be produced by Coca-Cola, the first being the original Coca-Cola.
Fanta Orange is the most popular flavour and it’s available in 180 different countries. Also there are over 70 flavours worldwide.