[Video] Why Coca-Cola Invented Fanta in Nazi Germany

[Video] Why Coca-Cola Invented Fanta in Nazi Germany

A little-known fact about Fanta is that it was actually invented in Nazi Germany. Find out why in the video below!

The origins of Fanta

Avid IamExpat readers might already know that Fanta originated in Germany, as one of our “Most Googled” articles tackled the question of whether Hitler was a fan of the orange carbonated beverage. While, in lieu of a photograph or any solid evidence, we cannot say for sure whether Hitler ever enjoyed a cold glass of Fanta, we do know it was developed by Coca-Cola Deutschland in 1940 as a substitute for Coke. This was because the US placed a trade embargo on Germany, making it hard to import the Coca-Cola syrup to the country.

Fanta’s origins can be described as what happens when necessity meets moral ambiguity, and you can find out all about it in the video below!

William Nehra


William Nehra

William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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