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What Is Green Fanta?

What Is Green Fanta

Having tried a lot of sodas, I came across green Fanta, and having never actually drunk it (YET) I wondered what it tastes like.

I did some research and here’s what I found.

So, what is green Fanta? Green Fanta was a soda that was made by Fanta and its flavor was ‘green apple’, according to the official Fanta website.

Currently, they list it on their website, but none of their distributors stock it.

They list the flavors they sell currently and Green Fanta isn’t listed there.

Whether you’re interested in what’s in green Fanta, how the flavor of green Fanta is different around the world, or what all the different flavors of Fanta are, here’s everything you need to know about green Fanta.

Green fanta ingredients

Green fanta ingredients

Green fanta (green apple) is made with the following ingredients:

  • Carbonated Water
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Natural Flavors
  • Citric Acid
  • Malic Acid
  • Caramel Color
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate (To Protect Taste).

As shown on the ingredients list on their official website.

These are pretty common ingredients for well known sodas like Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew.

As you may be aware, Coca Cola makes Fanta.

And interestingly, Coca Cola uses high fructose corn syrup in sodas that are produced in the USA and Canada.

As shown on the ingredients list on each of the Coca Cola websites in each country.

In the other English-speaking countries the UK, Australia, and NZ, they use sugar instead of corn syrup.

And in nearby Mexico, they also use sugar rather than corn syrup.

I recently wrote an article about this here Does Coca Cola Use Corn Syrup?, which talks about high fructose corn syrup, and whether it’s better for you than sugar.

What does green Fanta taste like?

What does green Fanta taste like

Green Fanta sold in the USA is ‘green apple’ flavored and tastes like an apple but a bit sweeter.

Some people say it tastes like apple candy.

There is also a green Fanta sold in Thailand and available on specialist websites that are branded as being banana, orange, and pineapple flavored.

The unique green Fanta produced in Thailand is available on specialty Asian food websites that can ship internationally.

You can find one by doing a Google search for ‘buy green Fanta’.

However, the official Coca Cola websites for Fanta in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, or New Zealand don’t list a green Fanta as one of their flavors.

Is Fanta sold in the US?

Is Fanta sold in the US

Fanta is sold in the US, and is available in 9 flavors as shown on their official website:

  • Grape
  • Peach
  • Pina Colada
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberry
  • Fruit Punch
  • Orange Zero Sugar
  • Berry

You can find it in nearly every convenience store, and can also buy it online on well-known websites like Amazon, and Walmart.

The colors of the individual flavors are shown in the table below:

Fanta Flavor Color
Grape Purple
Peach Orangey brown
Pina Colada Cloudy white/yellow – like pineapple juice
Orange Orange
Pineapple Yellow
Strawberry Red
Fruit Punch Pink
Orange Zero Sugar Orange
Berry Blue

Here’s a list of the Fanta flavors sold in each country.

Note: I only included English-speaking countries, since this article is likely to only come up for those countries on Google.

Therefore, this article won’t be shown on Google to people from countries that don’t speak English.

In Canada they sell:

  • Orange
  • Grape

As shown here.

In the UK they sell:

  • Orange
  • Orange zero
  • Fruit twist
  • Fruit twist zero
  • Grape zero
  • Lemon
  • Raspberry zero

As shown here.

In Australia they sell:

  • Orange
  • Orange zero
  • Grape
  • Raspberry
  • Passionfruit creme

As shown here.

And in New Zealand they sell:

  • Orange
  • Orange zero
  • Grape
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Sour watermelon
  • Orange jelly fizz
  • Raspberry jelly fizz

As shown here.

What is the most popular Fanta flavor?

What is the most popular Fanta flavor

Ranker.com has a survey where people can rate Fanta flavors and either vote to move them up the list or down the list.

Based on their results the most popular flavor is strawberry.

The top 10 in order are:

  1. Strawberry
  2. Orange
  3. Pineapple
  4. Grape
  5. Green Apple
  6. Lemon
  7. Peach
  8. Mango
  9. Exotic
  10. Raspberry

Here’s a table that shows what countries these flavors are available in:

Rank Flavor Available in:
1 Strawberry USA and New Zealand
2 Orange USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand
3 Pineapple USA
4 Grape USA, Canada, New Zealand
5 Green Apple None.
6 Lemon UK
7 Peach USA
8 Mango None.
9 Exotic None.
10 Raspberry US, Australia, New Zealand. In the UK you can only buy Raspberry zero.

Which country has the best Fanta?

Which country has the best Fanta

Based on the ratings provided on Ranker.com, where users independently upvote and downvote Fanta flavors, the USA and New Zealand have the best Fanta, which is the strawberry flavor.

Orange is the second most popular Fanta flavor and is available in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and NZ.

You could say that each country’s Fanta tastes unique.

Since some countries use glass bottles rather than plastic or cans.

And some countries use sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

So, I thought I’d research it further

Taste test: sugar versus high fructose corn syrup

Huffington Post did a blind taste test of Coca Cola which is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup versus Coca Cola sweetened with sugar.

The test included 20 respondents.

The results showed that 85% of people couldn’t tell the difference.

Of the 15% that could notice a difference, 85% of them thought that Coca-Cola that was sweetened with sugar tasted better.

Therefore, their results showed that very few people can tell the difference between the two, but when they could, most people found that the sugar-sweetened version tasted better.

According to Reader’s Digest, of the three different types of packaging for sodas – cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles – glass bottles are the least permeable.

Permeable is where the liquid can soak into the packaging on a microscopic level.

Cans are more permeable than plastic which is the poorest performing.

I haven’t found any blind taste test that compares all of the packaging types.

But, Huffington Post did a blind taste test between canned Coca Cola and Coca-Cola packaged in plastic bottles, and Coca-Cola from a soda fountain.

Canned soda vs plastic bottles

As you may be aware a soda fountain is what they have at refill stations at fast-food restaurants and gas stations.

Where you place a cup under a nozzle, and press a button or push the cup against a lever to pour the soda.

But, in the test they included ice in the fountain soda. In my opinion this skewed the results.

So, I’ll only discuss the differences they found in taste between canned soda and plastic bottles.

Most respondents could NOT tell a taste difference between canned Coca-Cola versus Coca-Cola packaged in a plastic bottle.

Of the few that did notice a difference, they like the canned version better.

And said that the plastic bottle Coke had a plasticy after taste.

Maybe you could do your own taste test in the future to see what you think!

Conclusion

Here’s a summary of the main points covered in this article:

Green Fanta is a flavor of soda under the Fanta brand that’s made by Coca Cola.

It’s called ‘green apple’ and tastes like apple candy.

It was previously sold in the USA, but is no longer one of the flavors they sell.

It isn’t available internationally except in Thailand where it’s a mixed flavor that tastes like of banana, orange and pineapple.

And in the USA they sell 9 different flavors.

Fanta flavors have been ranked and it was found that the most popular flavor is strawberry.

However, it’s only available in the USA and New Zealand.

The 2nd highest-rated Fanta is orange and is available in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

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