Review: Fanta Strawberry

Wanna Fanta? Fanta is a brand owned by Coca-Cola and has been around since the 1960′s. It almost disappeared entirely from the United States in the last 20 years, but then was relaunched in 2002 with four flagship flavors — and a couple other fringe tastes. On a whim, I picked up a bottle of Fanta Strawberry.

Fanta Strawberry

I remember the fruity flavors of Crush that used to be available when I was a kid. Orange, Grape, Strawberry. That’s a reason I went with this flavor of Fanta, to see if it tasted the same. You just don’t find many strawberry-flavored beverages out there these days.

Outside of North America, Fanta is Coca-Cola’s second-biggest brand (behind Coke). Mainly it’s been sold as a popular orange-flavored beverage, and has had great success with Hispanic consumers outside of the U.S. Around the world there are probably about 70 different flavors of Fanta.

I found Fanta Strawberry to be a little too sweet when it came to the strawberry flavor. It’s like they really overdosed on the syrup. It was a different taste, but one that I really can’t see drinking with anything you eat (similar to the problem with Pepsi Blue). My overall feeling was that it tasted very “fake.” On the bright side, I won another bottle of Fanta free thanks to a winning bottle cap!

The other mainstream flavors of Fanta include Orange, Grape, and Pineapple. Some harder-to-find flavors are Peach, Black Cherry, Apple, and Citrus.