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Fanta: The Reich Stuff? June 2, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings.

I should be translating, but just stumbled on this interesting bit of trivia on my Snopes.com gadget on my iGoogle page. I had never heard the urban legend that Fanta was invented by the Nazis. It isn’t true, but the story of how it was invented is very interesting. Apparently Fanta was invented during World War II when it became difficult to get the ingredients to make the syrup. A German-born Coca-Cola employee, Max Keith, came up with the idea to make a new soda with whatever they could find to keep the factories operating and protect Coca-Cola people by keeping them employed during the war.



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