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(Fanta Green) isn’t listed there.
Whether you’re interested in what’s in green Fanta, how the flavor of Fanta Green is different around the world, or what all the different flavors of Fanta are, here’s everything you need to know about green Fanta or Fanta Green.
What are Green Fanta ingredients?
Green Fanta (green apple) is made with the following fanta 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 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 Fanta Green.
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 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? It talks about high fructose corn syrup, and whether it’s better for you than sugar.
What the Fanta Green taste like?
Green Fanta sold in the USA is ‘green apple’ flavored and the green fanta flavour tastes like an apple but a bit sweeter.
Some people say green Fanta flavor tastes like apple candy.
There is also a green Fanta or Fanta Green sold in Thailand and available on specialist websites that are branded as banana, orange, and pineapple flavors.
The unique fanta green flavour (Fanta Green Apple) 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?
Fanta is sold in the US, and is available in 9 flavors as shown on their official website:
- Pina Colada
- Fruit Punch
- Orange Zero Sugar
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:
|Pina Colada||Cloudy white/yellow – like pineapple juice|
|Orange Zero Sugar||Orange|
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:
As shown here.
In the UK they sell:
- Orange zero
- Fruit Twist
- Fruit twist zero
- Grape zero
- Raspberry zero
As shown here.
In Australia they sell:
- Orange zero
- Passionfruit creme
As shown here.
And in New Zealand they sell:
- Orange zero
- Sour watermelon
- Orange jelly fizz
- Raspberry jelly fizz
As shown here.
What is the most popular Fanta flavor?
Ranker.com has a survey where people can rate Fanta’s variety of mystery 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:
- Green Apple
Here’s a table that shows what countries these flavors are available in:
|1||Strawberry||USA and New Zealand|
|2||Orange||USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand|
|4||Grape||USA, Canada, New Zealand|
|10||Raspberry||US, Australia, New Zealand. In the UK you can only buy Raspberry zero.|
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 (Fanta Orange Soda) 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 fizzy drinks 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 place a cup under a nozzle, 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 of Coke had a plastic aftertaste and Fanta Green Bottle as well.
Maybe you could do your own taste test in the future to see what you think!
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 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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