I love Fanta soda and the wide variety I’ve seen on my travels but I wondered what flavors Fanta has specifically in the UK.
Since in the USA they only have 3 flavors.
I did some research and here’s what I found.
Artificial sweeteners are used for a range of reasons, which I’ll cover below, as well as, what flavor of Fanta is the most popular, and some history about the Fanta brand.
What is the most popular flavor of Fanta?
People who work in the soda industry would read these reports to see what their competitors are doing.
But, this information is held in the private domain, and is performed by research institutes that perform proprietary research.
This means it can’t be shared on the internet if you brought a copy from them.
Copies of their reports are in the price range of around $1000 and up.
Here’s a graph that Grand View Research provides on their website.
As you can see cola is the most popular.
Citrus is sold in the same amount as all of the other flavors combined. It’s looks something like this:
- 50% Colas – like Coca Cola and Pepsi
- 30% Citrus – orange, lime, and lemon flavors like Fanta Orange, Fanta Lemon, and Miranda Orange.
- 20% – All other flavors for example, other fruit flavors, ginger beer, root beer, creaming sodas.
Therefore, in the USA it’s safe to say that the most popular Fanta flavor is orange.
Because they don’t sell lemon or lime Fanta in the USA.
Here’s a table that shows how much soda an average person drinks for countries that have the biggest population.
|Rank||Country||Soda consumed per day. 1 cup = 8.4 oz (250mL)|
In countries other than the UK certain flavors might be more popular due to taste preferences.
Some countries clearly have different soda drinking habits.
The country that consumes the most soda per person is Mexico.
China and India have the biggest populations in the world by far but don’t consume much soda per person.
On average less than a quarter of a cup a day. Which means they drink around two cups of soda a week.
People in Mexico, USA, and Brazil consume the most soda, and average 1 to 2 cups a day.
The low consumption of soda in certain countries may be because they prefer to drink tea, coffee, water, or juice.
The culture of the USA, Mexico, and Brazil is to consume a lot of soda on average.
And after that most of the other biggest countries consume hardly any soda.
Zero versus no zero flavors
A common way of losing weight is to limit the amount of calories you consume.
When eating fruits, vegetables, and meat it’s difficult to go over the recommended daily calorie intake.
Because you’ll be too full to eat too much.
But, according to Harvard Medical School you should also have a rough idea about how much sugar you consume in a day.
The recommended daily sugar intake is 25g which is about 2 tablespoons.
The amount of sugar found in Coca Cola, and Fanta is 25g per cup, 8 oz (250 mL).
Which is the equivalent of 2 tablespoons.
I showed the sugar and calorie numbers based on lab tests performed by the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service for Fanta Orange and Coke in [this, link: What Was the Original Orange Soda?] article.
I also explain which orange soda is the best. Pretty interesting stuff.
Why is UK Fanta yellow?
The cans and bottles are colored as follows in the UK:
- Yellow – lemon
- Orange – orange
- Red – fruit twist
- Purple – grape
- Raspberry – light purple
In the USA the cans and bottle of Fanta use the following colors:
- Yellow – pineapple
- Purple – grape
- Orange – orange
Soda companies such as Coca Cola who make Fanta, bring out sodas on a trial basis and if they end up being popular they keep it on the shelves.
That’s why you see some brands come and go.
Where was Fanta invented?
Interestingly, Fanta was invented much later than the first orange soda which was Sunkist.
Unlike Fanta, Sunkist is produced by Keurig Dr Pepper, who also makes the well known orange soda Crush.
The biggest orange soda companies are Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and Keurig Dr Pepper.
And they dwarf the other craft orange soda and smaller less known companies.
I recently put together a great resource about how to make your own craft sodas, and bottle them yourself at home.
It can be a fun hobby to create amazing soda’s that contain honey, and organic ingredients which are very good for your health.
You can read it and bookmark it for later by clicking [here, link: What is Craft soda?].
What is Fanta short for?
It’s definitely a popular soda since it’s been sold by the largest soda company in the USA, and has been sold for more than 60 years.
Here’s a quick review of the main points covered:
In the UK there are 7 flavors.
But, 4 of them are zero versions. So, technically they only have 4 flavors which are:
- Fruit Twist
Grape is only sold in the zero variation.
The USA has three flavors and they sell mainly pineapple, grape and orange.
Yellow Fanta in the UK is lemon flavored, and yellow Fanta in the USA is pineapple flavored.
The drink has come a long way since it was first sold in 1955, in the USA.
You should only drink 1 cup of soda per day for optimum health according to Harvard Medical School, you need to be aware of how much sugar you consume in a day.