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Type Of Drink Fruit
Released 1941
Country Of Origin Germany

Fanta is a caffeine-free orange flavored soda originally released in Germany in 1941 from The Coca-Cola Company. There are over 100 flavors worldwide. The drink debuted in Nazi Germany in 1941 and originally sold only in Europe.

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A Fanta Orange soda can.

History

Fanta was originally created in Germany in 1941, because due to difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo. To circumvent this, Max Keith, the man in charge of Coca-Cola Deutschland during World War II, decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including whey and pomace – the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later recalled. The name was the result of a brief brainstorming session, which started with Keith exhorting his team to "use their imagination" ("Fantasie" in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, immediately retorted "Fanta!"