Do you like Fanta? If you said yes, do you like being a fucking Nazi?

To all my Fanta soda heads: I hate to be the one to tell you this, but Fanta was invited by Nazis for Nazis (kind of).

It all started during the sequel to the Great War, which most call World War 2, when the Coca Cola Company pulled a super patriotic move (which was aided by a ISA trade embargo): they banned shipping that gooooooood Coca Cola syrup to any of their factories in axis affiliated countries. Only those brave enough to fight for freedom were allowed to have every Polar bears favorite cola during the war, and rightfully so.

An actual Fanta ad from world
war 2 (SIKE! Not really)

This put the German Coca Cola factories in a real tough spot, what were they supposed to make/sell without access to that goooooooooooooood syrup?! Well they put those A1 German engineering minds to work, and CC Deutschland president Max Keith decided to use whatever leftover ingredients he could get his hands on to produce a new soft drink. After concocting the sugary beverage, which at the time was used more as an additive to recipes due to the shortage of sugar rations in Germany during the war, they decided to call it FANTA short for the word fantasy, as it was supposed to be the drink of your dreams or some shit. The original Fanta had a yellow color to it, as the orange signature Fanta wasn’t invented until the mid 50s in Italy.

Keith ended up selling his new formula/syrup to other Axis powers during the war, spreading its popularity all over Europe, and once the war finished Coca Cola decided to sell it worldwide in flavors using regional fruits/flavors in each part of the world, much like the OG recipe.

So yes, Fanta was invented by Germans for Germans in Nazi Germany, does that mean it was invented specifically by Nazis/for Nazis? Not really, but kind of, but if it wasn’t for communism you likely would not be enjoying Fanta (and the over 90 flavors it is available in worldwide) today.

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