Scott Horowitz | July 18, 2005
Does anyone else never want to drink a Fanta again after that stupid commercial?

Erik Bates | July 19, 2005
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Scott Horowitz | July 19, 2005
I'm thinking of boycotting Loews theaters because of the fucking commercial!!

Mike Eberhart | July 19, 2005
Yes, I saw that dumb ass commercial that they play before movies now. That totally sucks. It really makes you want to pull out a gun and shoot yourself. It has to be one of the most annoying commercials I've seen in awhile. What is so great about Fanta anyway?

Erik Bates | July 19, 2005
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E. M. | July 19, 2005
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Kris Weberg | July 19, 2005
I can think of a better reason not to drink Fanta:


"Meanwhile, the German government placed Max Keith in charge of Coca-Cola's properties in the occupied countries, and he sent word through Coca-Cola's bottler in neutral Switzerland that he would try to keep the enterprises alive. But with no means of getting ingredients, Keith stopped making Coca-Cola and began marketing an entirely new soft drink he called Fanta, a light-colored beverage that resembled ginger ale.

"Fanta came by its name thanks to Keith's instructions to employees during the contest to christen the beverage — he told them to let their Fantasie [Geman for fantasy] run wild. Upon hearing that, veteran salesman Joe Knipp immediately blurted out Fanta.

"This new soda was often made from the leavings of other food industries. (Remember, Germany did have a bit of an import problem at that time.) Whey (a cheese by-product) and apple fiber from cider presses found their way into the drink. As for which fruits were used in the formulation, it all depended on what was available at the time. In its earliest incarnations, the drink was sweetened with saccharin, but by 1941 its concocters were permitted to use 3.5 percent beet sugar.

"Fanta sold well enough to keep the plants operating and Coca-Cola people employed. In 1943, 3 million cases of Fanta were vended, but not all were imbibed — some were used to flavor soups and stews. (Sugar rationing inspired many a housewife to look to unusual sources for that which could no longer be bought outright in large enough quantities to satisfy.) "

Fanta wasn't invented by or for Nazis. but it existed primarily so that Coke's German plant manager could keep making the company money throughout WWII by selling to them.

Michael Paul Cote | July 19, 2005
Yeah even those of us with regular tv get all versions of the commercial. so sad.

Scott Hardie | July 21, 2005
Everything Kris said. I can't look at a bottle of Fanta without thinking of Nazi Germany. That "Wanna Fanta?" commercial is so obnoxious, I half expect dancing SS officers to come out and perform "Springtime for Hitler."

Amy Austin | July 22, 2005
For some reason, that mental picture wasn't complete for me without a lot of sequins and khaki short shorts -- pretty funny!

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