What Is the Origin of the Fanta Soft Drink?


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Fanta was created by Max Keith, head of Coca-Cola's operations in Nazi Germany, as a result of difficulties of importing Coca-Cola ingredients into Nazi Germany during World War II. Max Keith and the Coca-Cola executives were not able to communicate until after the war ended.

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Max Keith never held allegiance to the Nazi regime during the war and handed over ownership of the Fanta brand to the Coca-Cola Company after World War II ended. The original Fanta beverage resembled the color of ginger ale. Some of the original ingredients were whey and apple fiber, which were waste by-products of the cheese and apple cider industries in Nazi Germany.

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