Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fanta Peach and Apricot

Fanta in the UK intrigues me...There are quite a few variations, including frequent limited editions...but never grape? Really, they're more or less always based around orange or yellow fruits. Is it safe to say that grape flavored things just aren't very popular here? In the US if you're releasing anything with assorted fruit flavors, ya got grape or you're bust. What I'm trying to say is, give Grape Fanta a trial run in the UK! If you can risk it with a billion versions of vaguely tropical yellows-and-oranges, you can give goodly grape a fighting chance...right?
Of course, I did try the latest lurid and sunny Fanta variety when I stumbled across it; peach and apricot, sounds promising! Apricot isn't a extremely popular flavor, and peach is usually second fiddle to a stronger fruit. The color is quite similar to orange Fanta, maybe ab it more yellow, and the smell was a lot like tropical soda of any stripe.

I've never had any kind of squash, but apparently this tasted quite a bit like Robinson's peach squash mixed with Lilt. The Lilt I can see, as I drank my fair share of that--it has the same tropical taste as Lilt, or Rio...or Tropical Fanta...or Mango and Passionfruit Fanta. Nothing to really differentiate itself, unless my tastebuds are just completely borked. Kind of disappointing, really. I mean, it was a perfectly suitable soda in that style, but it just wasn't exciting or all that different from every other Fanta limited edition I've had in the past few years.

So far my favorite Fanta available here remains classic orange, followed by Beach, which is at least pretty different than the norm with the strawberry and kiwi blend--even if it is a bit oversweet, at least it is a change of pace. I wish I could've tried the pink grapefruit flavor!


  1. I have no idea why we don't get Grape Fanta here because it's awesome. Whenever I am in an import shop I always try and pick some up. I'm not keen on the pineapple version though, it's too sweet which is an odd thing for me to say as I have a ridiculously sweet tooth. I keep seeing Peach and Apricot flavour but it just doesn't inspire me.

    1. I totally agree about Pineapple, and I've got more than my share of sweet teeth rattling around in my head, haha. I wouldn't bother with this one, save your pennies/sugar rush for the grape import. :P