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When you are in a bar in Spain, and fancy a cold drink, there are 3 choices, Coca Cola, water or Fanta. Absolutely no other brands have managed to get even a foothold. And I have noticed the same phenomenem while travelling in other European countries.
So why is the brand so strong in Europe? one word Coca Cola. Yes this is yet another brand owned by the mega corporation and they guard their share of the market like hawks.
The fanta webpage( http://www.fanta.co.uk/en_GB/pages/landing/index.html ) shows 6 flavours currently available in the Uk ; orange, icy lemon, mango &passion fruit, peach & apricot, red fruits, and fruit twist. although Wiki says there are over 90 worldwide flavours.
I have only tried two of these Orange an Lemon, and out of these will normally choose the orange.
Yes I know these drinks are bad for me, and I know I should choose an elegant and refreshing glass of water when I am thirsty, but our taste buds are conditioned to crave sugar and strong flavours.
Fanta Orange, when I drink it, comes in a 330ml can. Sometimes the shorter squatter can, and sometimes the more modern looking tall thin can, but the same amount of product is in each. The can is a bright orange colour with a swirl if yellow and orange bubbles on the front and the name Fanta in large blue letters together with the word orange, as if you couldn't guess by the colour.
When you pop the pull tab on top, the first thing you notice is the bubbles spitting out at you. This is a very fizzy drink and holds it's fizz for a long time after opening. Indeed I think you would struggle to dring a whole can without at least one disceet belch. As you pour this drink into a glass you will also notice the almost luminous orange colour. It is a very very bright colour which I am sure cannot be healthy, but I suppose looks quite appealing.
As you drink it from a glass, th bubbles will jump up and hit you face. It has a strong but sweet orangey flavour when you drink it which is satisfyng in the moment, but actually leaves your mouth fairly dry once the drink is finished, because, I suppose, with so much CO2 and sugar this cannot possibly quench your thirst. But this is obviously excellent for resales. It will also leave your tongue stained orange, which will ast for a while, thanks to the high levels of colourant added.
But despite all this, despite knowing it won't really quench my thirst, and it is really bad for me, I will probably continue to buy this when I am sitting outside a bar on a hot sunny day. The clink of ice cubes and the frozen glass are just too much of a temtation in the moment........well done Coca Cola!!
I let my six year old choose a drink as a special treat - we don't normally have fizzy drinks. He chose this, it was on offer £1 for 2 litres.
At first glance I was pleased with his choice, the bottle states "made with real fruit". As normal I picked out the non diet version as I do not like my son to have artificial sweeteners. However on further inspection when I got home the description (in small writing) of the drink is " sparkling orange fruit drink with sugar and sweeteners." What is the point of selling a diet and normal version, if they put sweeteners in the normal version anyway.
The taste to me is far too sweet, personally I do not like the taste of artificial sweeteners and feel very annoyed that the fact it included these was not made clearer on the bottle.
I am very disappointed in this product and will not be purchasing it again. My son liked it but next time I will be more careful in what I pick and look for a fizzy orange drink that does not contain sweeteners.
Personally, I have never been too much of a big fan of fizzy drinks, instead preferring still soft drinks and water. However for parties and hot summer barbecues it is nice to have some ice cold fizzy drinks available. Fanta Orange is one of my most commonly bought fizzy drinks for such occasions.
This is often available at supermarkets for the promotional price of £1 which I think is pretty good for a whole 2 litre bottle. This is enough for several people to drink. However this is nothing too out of the ordinary at all for a soft drink on special offer as you can often see other popular fizzy drink brands for the same price. I expect that the original retail price for this product would be quite a bit higher but, really, I am not too prepared to pay for this product if it is much over£1 because it is a very competitive market so if this drink is not on offer there is a high likelihood that I could get a better deal for other soft drink product. But at the £1 promotional price I think that it is very reasonably priced for a good product from a well known brand.
This is packaged in a simple plastic bottle with an orange label to show the flavour. The orange liquid is clearly visible inside the bottle and the cap can be easily screwed on and off so that you can pour it out. All in all this is nothing too extraordinary from a generic soft drinks bottle.
I recommend that you keep this product in the fridge at all times apart from when you are serving it as it simply tastes at its best when it is chilled in my opinion. Also I find that when it has been kept in the fridge the Fanta manages to retain its fizziness for much longer than if you leave it out so that you can avoid a flat Fanta for longer.
The taste is nice and fruity and has a sweet, fresh and tangy taste. This fizzy drink is one of the more acceptable one from the selection available and always reminds me of the summer no matter what the season is. It has a nice orange taste(though it is nothing compared to fresh orange juice) and though quite sweet, it is not sickening. This makes for a pleasant party refreshment.
Altogether I feel that this is a reasonable fizzy drink that is available for a reasonable price and I would recommend it with 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I have been drinking Fanta Orange for a lot of years because I love the taste and it is one we all like in my family. It comes in bottles and cans and so I can buy which type I want to buy at the time and have a choice.
The last time I bought the drink I bought 2 large bottles because they were on offer. The bottle is a clear plastic and strong. The orange is actually a nice orange colour and the drink is a good colour and not cloudy as some others appear inside the bottle.
This drink has a nice orange flavour with lots of flavour, it is a sweet taste but not too sweet that it tastes sickly, it is made from real orange fruit with added sweeteners and sugar. It also is a really refreshing drink and a really nice one on a hot summers day. I buy it all year round because it is a favourite in my household.
It is quite fizzy too and tangy, it is one my older grandchildren like to drink but my younger grandchildren don't drink this one because it is far too sweet and too much sugar content for them to drink. I don't like to give the younger ones fizzy drinks because I don't think they are healthy enough for them and also because they don't drink them in their own homes.
I like to drink this one cold straight from the fridge, I find it tastes a lot better drank cold and not at room temperature. I sometimes add a few ice cubes to the drink when it is a really hot day just to give it that extra cold taste.
Per 100ml it contains 28 calories, carbohydrate 6.9g of which 6.9g of sugars, so it does contain quite a lot of sugar content and that's the reason my younger grandchildren don't drink it. I have a very sweet tooth and so I do like sweet tasting drinks and this one is suitable for my taste buds. Quite a lot of calories if you are on a diet and want a fizzy drink, the calories can soon mount up if you drink this often during the day or as a cold drink at night time, but not so bad if you only drink the 100ml.
It comes in single cans and also packs of 6 cans and of course large and small bottles. I sometimes buy the single cans to drink while on the go when I am out for the day and I fancy a cold drink.
I find this one is bursting with lots of orange flavour and one I will keep on buying because the quality is really good and it is a good buy.
I paid £3.50 for 2 x 2 litre bottles and I saved almost 50p buying the 2, so a little saving.
I recommend it if you love an orange fizzy drink and one which has a really nice taste. This one is always going to be a favourite in my household.
I rate it 5 stars.
Fanta and tango are bitter rivals- a real david and goliath struggle of global super giant coca cola (fanta) vs uk based britvic (tango).
I think the winner of this fight is tango, and not just for patriotic reasons. I like strong flavours, if you've read many of my soft drink reviews you'll know that I love those 'knock-your-socks-off' moments, and fanta just doesn't provide me with that. Maybe i've been spoiled by the excellent icy lemon (a product tuned to UK tastes) where as this orange is just the same old stuff that goes to every corner of the globe.
It is a weak taste, but with none of the charm of a subtle taste, this is just wishy washy. Even the fizziness of the can is enough to overpower the drink itself, so it's thirst quenching, but not in a particularly exciting way.
For some reason this is really popular, but i'd much rather drink orange tango, or san peligrino if I wanted to splash out, i'd never buy fanta orange and if someone asks me to get them some orange fanta I just get then orange tango anyway.
If the bright orange colour of of Fanta Orange doesn't entice you to go buy one of these refreshing a fruity drinks i don't know what will.
The bottles are very distinctive to the product, with it's 'squeezed' in neck with the spotted ridges around the side even an empty label-less bottle could be identified as being a Fanta bottle.
The product itself is very sweet but very refreshing and fruity. I've always been a fan of Fanta and ordered it most times at restaurants and brought it in supermarkets. I would also like to point out to people who have never drank fanta before that it is a carbonated drink so it is fizzy.
The soft drinks are available is 500ml bottles and also 2 litre bottle and are perfect with a nice packed lunch as it complements most foods with a pleasant aftertaste of orange and citrus flavours.
I find that Fanta is one of those fizzy drinks that isn't too fizzy. And even when it does go flat after being open a few days, it does stay drinkable as a kind of weak Oasis and is a lot more bearable as apposed to flat Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper.
Pricing ranges from around 70p from cheap stores like B&M Bargains (however these prices can fluctuate) and the most i've seen is about £1.80 however this was in a theatre and everyone knows that places like that aim to try and rip people off who may have forgotten their own food.
I would recommend have one of these drinks with a light meal as it doesn't fill you up and make you feel uncomfortable with a high amount of fizz. Even after you have finished your meal, this drink always seems to leave a positive and fruity taste in your mouth that will not make your breath disgustingly bad odored if you were to walk into and start talking to a work colleague or friend.
It was Michael Winner who raved about Fanta in Morocco, where he declared it the best version of Fanta anywhere in the world. After spending a weekend in Marrakesh and tasting the drink, I agree with him. Fanta in mainland Europe is also excellent. A pleasant mix of sweetness, acidity and a hint of flowery fragrance.
It's such a pity, then, that the same Fanta drink is unavailable in the UK, where the drink is ruined by the addition of artificial sweeteners, making the product unpalatable. Unless you buy Fanta in consignment from France, the sad reality is that Fanta in the UK is vastly inferior to the all natural Orangina. Coca Cola is not alone in the practice among UK-based drinks manufacturers of adding sweeteners to reduce production costs - their trade association even boasts about it - but it is frustrating that there is a wide choice of drinks available for those that like artificial sweeteners, but not much choice for those that don't. They say that the UK is part of Europe, but based on the palates of the British versus those on the mainland, I would say there is an unbridgeable chasm that separates the two peoples.
I am a big fan of fizzy drinks and consume numerous different ones a week and usually fanta is one of them. It is versatile, popular and well known and so almost every restaurant I go to Fanta Orange is on the menu!
It is a orange flavoured, carbonated juice drink but over time I have noticed that it looks more yellow than it actually does orange so makes me slightly suspicious as to the quality of the drink. I have had it in mcdonalds in a cup with a meal and also the bottled version bought from corner shops and supermarkets and to me it tastes different each time! In terms of taste, it is not very orangey at all, but a much more diluted (and I mean VERY diluted!) flavoured orange fizzy drink that doesn't pack in much flavour at all. It is a refreshing drink, definitely best served cold but I don't find in the slightest that it quenches my thirst and appeals to my palate more a drink I have for the sake of it when there is nothing else on the menu I fancy!
It is quite gassy, and filled with bubbles, much more so than when I compare it to orange tango which I find far superior in terms of a fizzy orange drink. Overall, if you were dying of thirst and wanted something to drink this isn't half bad but as a first option this just isn't for me!
I have never been a huge fan of fizzy drinks, I have them occasionally! I'm a big fan of coca cola and drink that on the odd occasion. But by far my favourite fizzy drink has to be Fanta, it's really refreshing and has one of the nicest tastes of a drink I have had! It's my favourite summer drink, I will now go into more detail on the actual product :)
Fanta can come in two forms, can or bottle. The cans are always orange with the Fanta branding all over, bottles are a special design with Fanta on a paper label. Overall Fanta has a really stand out branding design and is really pleasant to look at. Compared to many other completitors on the shelf, it stands out really well. The bottle are easy to hold and drink from. You can buy 500ml bottles, 1 litre and 2 litre bottles!! Similar to coca cola. Overall the actual branding on the products is really good and enticing.
Fanta has such a crisp and Brillant taste. Fanta orange is literally a fizzy orange drink, the orange flavour is very different to any other orange drink I have had ( probably due to all the sugars and artificial colours and flavours). I know that these drinks aren't very good for you, but as a treat there is no harm! They taste so good and really remind me of summer days on the beach. Fanta will refresh you much more than lemonade or coke! It's completely different to anything else and I personally love it so much.
Fanta is a lovely drink that can be enjoyed as a treat. Fanta does send me a little hyper and I'm not sure it should be given to kids in large doses! Fanta is also quite expensive, we only tend to have it in our house when it's on offer. Tesco tend to do buy on get one free deals on the cans when buying there 8 packs. I think an 8 pack of cans is about £3/4. It's not the cheapest drink, but if you like it you will pay what you want for it!
I recommend you give this a try, it has a lovely taste and it's very popular. I wouldn't recommend having it at McDonald's though because I don't believe it tastes very nice from there. It's a great drink.
I will give it. 4/5!
Thanks for reading
I have drunk Fanta for years. It's one of my favourite soft drinks.
Fanta Orange can be bought from most supermarkets and general stores. It's available to buy in a range of different formats, although I tend to pick mine up in two litre bottles. Fanta Orange is a summery drink with a citrus twist. The colour of the drink is bright orange and the packaging is bright and colourful. The drink can be drunk all year round, not just in the summer. It's a great "pick me up" at anytime.
I would describe the taste of the drink as tangy and refreshing. It does taste of orange but it also has a gorgeous citrus kick to it. The drink is carbonated, so it is fizzy. However it can be drunk with or without food without leaving you feeling bloated. I find that I can drink a 500ml bottle of this with my lunch and I don't end up with a bloated feeling inside my stomach. The drink goes well with food as it helps to wash your food down and it leaves you with a pleasant aftertaste after drinking.
Fanta Orange retains it's fizz for a couple of days after first opening. It has a great taste to it and it's not too bad for your teeth if it's drunk in moderation.
It does contain a moderate amount of sugar and calories but it wouldn't ruin your diet. It doesn't spoil your appetite either.
A great fizzy drink for when you need some extra refreshment.
I am not a Coca Cola sort of man, I actually prefer flavoured waters or orange juice. I particularly like the taste of Fanta Orange. My other half says she cannot stand this drink as it gives her a headache. I like the sugar free variety and also the full sugar version though I find the full sugar version does not quench my thirst as well.
I usually manage to find these on offer in my supermarket - buy 2 for £2.50. I like to drink these on hot days when I am travelling around for work in my car as I find the taste very refreshing and thirst quenching. It is very fizzy and gassy and will notmally give me a bit of wind afterwards, so once I have drunk an entire bottle, if I am driving I will have to pull over and have a bit of a walk around the car to get rid of some excess gas, so to speak.
The colour is bright orange and I always think it's a lovely refreshing drink and tastes really nice of oranges and not at all chemically. Having said that, I have drunk the odd bottle which has been near to its use by date and have distinctly tasted the taste of plastic in the drink and that was not a pleasant experience.
I rarely buy Fanta in the very large family sized bottles, preferring instead to buy the smaller bottles as they are far easier to transport.
Good drink and nice taste.
I for one cannot stand Coca Cola. There is no real taste to describe as it simply tastes of sugar with artificial rubbish added in for good measure. I was therefore very surprised then to here that Coca Cola was actually capable of producing such a surprisingly lovely drink which first originated in Germany...
History; Had it not been for the fact that Coca Cola became difficult to import it into Germany in 1941, Fanta may not of existed. It was decided by Mark Keith, chairman of Coca Cola, Germany at that time decided to bring a new drink to, the market, which would use ingredients only available in Germany at that moment in time. The drink after development included Whey and Pomace. Whey is the liquid that remains from the milk once it has curdled, Pomace is the solid fruit remaining after the fruit has been crushed- Fanta was therefore considered to be made from the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later mentioned. The name was the result of a brainstorm after Mark Keith asked his team to "Fantasie" or imagine in English. One of his salesmen (Joe Knnip) then replied... "Fanta" and so Fanta was born, but today it is a little different in it's ingredients and has become to be sold worldwide From England to Vietnam!
Packaging; Fanta comes in 3 different sizes in the UK. The smallest one comes in a can containing 330ml (you can buy multi packs of 6 in the can variation) there are also smaller serving bottles that come in 500ml. Last of there is the largest of the range is a 2 litre plastic bottle. The packaging of any flavour of Fanta is good. The label is unique, with blue writing and Orange swirls. It is very eye catching on the drinks isle! The 500ml bottle has a specially designed grip on the neck on the bottle. This makes it easy to hold and to drink.
Taste; I love the premium taste of Fanta over other soft drinks such as Tango as Fanta tastes more real and natural. The fizz really tingles the tongue making it pleasant to drink, as it is not harsh on the throat. I actually find Fanta to taste the most carbonated, which delivers the desired "ting" on the tongue. Fanta is also quite sweet. But this unlike other rival drinks such as "Mountain Dew" the taste as mentioned tastes natural because Fanta uses real Orange Juice from concentrate at a percentage of 5% which contributes to the sugar content which may seem high. I may mention that the taste varies from continent, For example I found Vietnamese Fanta to taste Artificial to the taste!
Product Quality; I am pleased to tell you that Fanta as mentioned contains real Fruit Juice (which varies on the type depending on the flavour) Because of the carbonation, I feel gives it the premium taste over rivals. Today the product has completely changed over the years (Remember Fanta used to be made from leftovers!) In a comparison of the sugar content of Fanta to Mountain Dew (an American Brand), Fanta is the clear winner on the sugar "quality" content.
Fanta- 7.1g Per 100ML
Mountain Dew- 12.0g Per 100ML
I think we can therefore can credit Fanta for it's quality.
Value For Money; I often see Fanta on offer with the 500ML bottles which is often in a multi deal with other 500ML bottles of drink such as Coca Cola (Which works well when travelling with my best friend who likes his Coca Cola as we can buy our favourite drinks at a discounted price.) It is often priced at 2 for £1.80 or for £1.08 per 500 ml. For a 330ML I advise you to head to your local Costcutta who often sell it for £0.49 per can. A multi-pack can of 6 costs around £3.09 (which is on offer at Waitrose at the moment at 2 for £5.00) Lastly a 2 litre bottle will cost £1.89 (It is on offer at Tesco at 2 for £3.00) It just goes to show then branded foods can be excellent value for money provided one is willing to shop around.
What if I dislike Orange flavor- what are the other variations?
Strawberry and Kiwi (Commonly called "Fanta Beach"
There are also Fanta "Zero" versions that contain sweeteners as opposed to sugar and sweeteners. Sadly the Orange version is the only one in the range at this time. But I feel it may be worth swapping for the benefit od Oral health!
Nutrition per 100ml
Sat Fat Trace
Ingredients; Carbonated Water, Sugar (Carbohydrate), Orange Fruit from Concentrate (5%), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (E331), Preservative (E211), Flavourings, Sweeteners (Sodium Saccharin, Aspartame), Stabiliser (E412), Colour (Beta-carotene), Contains a Source of Phenylalanine.
What is so good about Phenylalanine which can be sourced in Fanta?
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that can elevate ones mood as it is closely related to the nervous system. It can also help memory and learning.
This review will be later published on Ciao by jjcross!!
I've always been a fan of fizzy drinks and had a sweet tooth but I've tried to cut down on them as I've got older as I'm a fan of having teeth too and these drinks seem to be loaded with sugar. One that I particularly enjoyed when I was younger and have had one or two bottles of recently is Fanta Orange.
Fanta is made by Coca Cola and was only originally available in Orange flavour but there are now other flavours such as fruit twist and blackcurrant. It is available in small and large bottles ranging from 500ml to 2 litres in size, as well as cans (330ml). The bottles state that it is made from 100% natural flavours (although interestingly only 5% juice) and is caffeine free. Per 330ml can, there are 98 calories and 23.6g sugar. That's a lot of sugar! Prices range depending on the retailer but a small bottle of 500ml usually costs me around £1, a 2 litre bottle prices at £1.78.
I tend to drink this from a small sized bottle, which is clear and has an orange label wrapped round the middle. It also has a screw top so you can re-seal and save some for later (it keeps it's fizz quite well this way). On opening the bottle it is apparent that the drink is very fizzy. There are a lot of bubbles that rise to the surface and the first sip usually involves me choking as the fizz is slightly too much. I can usually feel it sharply in the back of my throat and nose. Once over the initial fizz, the drink remains gassy but not too over the top.
The drink does taste fruity and quite sharp. The orange flavour is strong and, after a few swigs from the bottle the combination of the orange flavour and the huge amount of sugar actually leaves my mouth feeling quite dry. I wouldn't describe this drink as thirst quenching at all, rather the opposite. For me, the drink is nice simply now and again if I have a sugar craving. It is not a drink I would choose if I was thirsty nor that I would drink too much of as the sweetness is a little much.
I keep threatening to give up soft drinks such as fanta, coca cola and sprite. I drink approximately a gallon an hour. Fanta has been my favourite, as I find it the most refreshing of the fizzy collection. Bearing the statement that it is made with real fruit, has no artificial colours, and is all natural flavours, this makes for an appealing soft drink.
I generally buy Fanta in the standard 500 ml bottle which is about 20 cm tall and 5 cm wide. The bottle is quite feminine in shape, but does have grips on it to make it more confortable to carry. When carrying one of these bottles by the neck, it can be uncomfortable, so I'm glad they've made the bottles a little curvier to make room for hands to go round.
The marked ingredients for Fanta are:
Carbonated Water, Sugar (from Beet / Cane), Orange Concentrated Fruit, Citric Acid, Vegetable Concentrate, Preservatives, Natural Orange Flavouring, Sweetners, and also contains a source of Phenylalanine.
The nutritional information for a 500ml bottle are:
Energy - 126kJ, 30kcal
Protein - trace
Carbohydrates - 7.1g
Fat - 0g
Fibre - trace
Sodium - trace
Fanta is a very tasty fizzy drink but it can sometimes be a little much. Sometimes I have to switch to something a little less sugary. It does have a taste of orange, but a very heightened version of an orange. Whilst there is no fat in the product, there is 148 calories in a 500ml bottle which is considerably more than the calorie count for the Fanta Zero product that is now available. I prefer the full Fanta though as it is tastier and goes down better.
You can usually buy the 500ml bottle of fanta from most supermarkets for around 79 pence, whilst the cans and larger bottles range from 40 pence to £2 for a pack of 2 bottles. Just look around your local supermarket for any offers that may be available.
For more information on Fanta products, or on the sizes of this drink that you can buy, go to www.fanta.co.uk
I first tried this drink whilst on holiday in India, I think it was the first fizzy drink I'd ever had, and I loved it. Years and years later, though it is not at the top of my favourite fizzy drinks, I do enjoy the occasional fanta drink. It reminds me very much of a fizzy version of orange squash they'd serve in school at lunchtimes on special occasions.
The fizz hits you the moment you take a sip. The orange flavour is quite sweet, sweeter than the fruit, but not sickeningly so. The smell is not so strong, a mild orange flavour smell. Both the smell and taste remind me of a stronger version of the effervescent vitamin C tablet/drinks, only this is perhaps less healthy?! This fizzy orange drink tastes great with most meals, though I usually don't like anything fizzy in the mornings, so for me not great with breakfast. While it does taste very good at room temperature, like most fizzy drinks it tastes best served chilled and in a stainless steel glass rather than a glass glass.
One of the things I enjoy about this drink is that the sweetness lingers at the back of my throat a while after finishing this drink, that is if I hadn't eaten or drunk anything else in the meantime.
One of the great things about this drink is that it can be mixed with other fruit juices to make a fizzy cocktail drink. Though it should be noted that due to its strong sweetness, mixing it with other strong juices can make it extra rich and sweet and hence may only be suitable for certain moods or occasions.
When spilled anywhere, if not cleaned up straight away, it does leave a bit of a sticky mess. On the plus side your furniture or carpet will end up smelling like oranges!
As with all or most fizzy drinks if left open for too long it loses the strength of its fizz. However unlike drinks like coke and pepsi, this still tastes good even without the fizz, as it is then simply an orange juice drink. It is also not as addictive as coke or pepsi.
Available in different sizes, packaging and prices, my favourite is the can as I feel it preserves the strong taste much more than any other type of packaging. Fanta is now also available in different flavours, though I still prefer the original orange fanta flavour.