It was time to round out my reviews of the “Core 4″ American Fanta flavors. If you recall, I have previously tasted Fanta Strawberry, Fanta Orange, and Fanta Pineapple. In my personal opinion, only Pineapple was worth another taste, as everything else just wasn’t that great.
Fanta Grape has a strong grape smell to it. When I think of good grape pop, I think back to the generic-brand Jewel Grape Soda my family used to pack on long camping vacations as we traveled these 50 states. That was some pretty good stuff. Fanta Grape’s scent was far more potent that the grape of my youth.
As far as the taste, it was really, really fake. Didn’t have a glimpse of anything natural in it. Overall, very chemical in nature. On top of that, you aren’t left with a great grape aftertaste. It just doesn’t last with you. In comparison, this fall’s Mountain Dew Pitch Black also didn’t have much of a grape aftertaste either, but I think it fared well overall when compared to Fanta Grape.
So, in general, I think Coke has really dropped the ball when it comes to fruit-flavored carbonated beverages. Their Fanta line is pathetic here in the U.S.