The Fanta Clause By Rob Walker

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A more complete version of Fanta’s story is told in the book For God, Country, and Coca-Cola, by Mark Pendergrast. The Fanta brand’s roots are actually in Germany. Coca-Cola has been bottled in that country since 1929. In the late 30s, the realities of war and the unpopularity of foreign-owned firms in Nazi Germany made it difficult for Coca-Cola’s German affiliate, GmbH (in which Coke held majority ownership), to get ingredients, maintain bottling plants, or even communicate with the parent company. So the head of Coca-Cola GmbH decided to launch a new soft drink,”relying on available ingredients?