I've drunk Fanta soda pop all my life. More recently, it has been Fanta Orange. Never thought to ask what this was until recently.
Growing up in Kakaako, aside from saimin, I never went to a real restaurant, and there were not all than many where I grew up, if any. I remember my first meal at a diner with my brother. He ordered hot turkey sandwich, so I did, too. This dish has been on my mind most of my life.
- made by Coca Cola Company
- Pepsico is #2
- Nestle is #3 (mostly water, but also coffee)
- Suntory #4
- caffeine free
- 100% natural flavors
- contains no juice (what???)
- high fructose corn syrup (this is terrible stuff)
- What happens is that a soft drink with more fructose than glucose (sucrose, or sugar, is half of each) does not provide a signal to your brain that you are satisfied or full.
- Worse, fructose becomes visceral fat, which induces diseases. And fructose seems to increase Low Density Lipoprotein, which is bad cholesterol.
- sodium polyphosphates
- glycerol ester of rosin
- yellow dye 6
- red dye 40
- this was the first new soda after Coke by Coke
- there are more than 100 Fanta flavors
- originated as a cola substitute in Germany during World War II (Snopes has a detailed story)
- the drink then included the "leftovers of leftovers," whey and apple pomace
- Fanta is Fantasie in German
- Fanta largely went away after the war, but came back in 1955 to neutralize Pepsi, but not in the USA
- In 2015 Germany released their 75th-anniversary version with the original taste (using whey and pomace), and said "the feeling of the Good Old Times," which was soon abandoned, for many interpreted this to mean Nazi rule.
- How's this: the German drink contains orange juice, in Canada tangerine juice, but in the USA, NO JUICE!
Okay, if you thought I was on a Trans-Canada train trip from Vancouver to Toronto, why am I tossing in these dated meal articles? There is no World Wide Web capability on these trains, and I just happened to have this piece hanging around.