History of Fanta

Fanta originated in Nazi Germany during World War II due to the Coca-Cola company's inability to import syrup for its flagship beverage. In response, German Coca-Cola executives created a new soda using available ingredients, including surplus fruit flavors and whey. Initially called 'Fanta' as an abbreviation for 'fantasie,' meaning imagination or creativity in German, it quickly gained popularity. After the war, Fanta production spread globally, becoming one of the most recognizable soda brands worldwide.