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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Fanta Apple Splash
Posted: 18:44 Tue 20-01-2004. Price: 55p. Location: Office canteen, GreenPark, Reading. Nutritional unusualness: "Apple, Kiwi and Lime Flavour Soft Drink with Sugar and Sweeteners".
"Diarmuid Mallon" reports: Spotted this at work, so no need for any covert purchasing! The apple flavour is much like that of a juicy ripe red apple, when you bite through the peel. No hint of the kiwi or lime at all. NB Atkins-followers, despite proclaiming "Low Sugar", it weights in at 20kcal per 100ml. Rather more than even Fanta "Diet" Orange... I think.

..."Diarmuid" here confirms "Bob's" earlier sighting, who perceptively described it as "sweeter and more limey than Apple Tango" and "not as fizzy as the other Fanta range". The "Low Sugar" flash is a reference to the new mid-calorie soda craze - ie, about half the sugar of full-fat products, but without diet versions' offputting social stigma and taste. The same article also predicts a mid-calorie version of Coke, Diet Sprite becoming Sprite Zero, and Sprite Remix to become BerryClear this year - we've had one unconfirmed US sighting of Diet Coke with Lime so far, but god-dammit, we need to see the evidence!

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Posted: 19:17 Wed 21-01-2004 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: Is going to be called sprite zero in the U.K. and do you know of any new drinks that will be out this year?.....
Posted: 20:50 Wed 21-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Not other than this - though the "mid-calorie" Coke sounds great!
Posted: 23:27 Wed 21-01-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: Not stictly on topic but.......

The Kaptain has noticed a major taste difference between 'diet Coke' and 'Coke Light' imported from Germania, despite the fact they are both supposed to have no sugar. Coke Light seems to have a sugary taste, not the pseudo aspartame sickness of the diet variety.

Coke Light is a rare beast, here for a moment then suddenly.....GONE!


Posted: 12:09 Thu 22-01-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i too have noticed this about french coke light. i can't stand the flavour of it, horrid. give me the palate cleansing nutrasweet goodness any day...
Posted: 12:15 Thu 22-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: - maybe Coke Light is flavoured with "Splenda" or something, and Diet Coke with Nutrasweet/ Aspartame?

http://www.dietcoke.com/faq.shtml#11

11. What is the difference between Coke Light and Diet Coke?

In certain countries, the word "diet" is not used to describe low-calorie foods and beverages. In these countries, we offer Coke Light. The sweetener blend used for Coke Light is formulated for each country based on consumer preference.

[Snackspot - maybe a euphemism for "countries more worried about alleged side-effects of Aspartame"? http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0303182052cas ]


Posted: 18:03 Fri 23-01-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Dunno why this is called Apple Splash, can't taste the apple just the Kiwi. Not one I'd buy again. As for it being a 'mid range' calorie drink, it's not as tasteless as diet drinks but better than having a swig of sugar syrup!
Posted: 18:53 Sat 24-01-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Where did everyone buy there's?

I haven't managed to see it yet in the Wakefield area


Posted: 19:37 Sat 24-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: They've got it in Sainsbury's in London - 2 litre bottles and packs of 6 cans
Posted: 11:24 Sun 25-01-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Got mine in Sainsbury's too, in Luton.
Posted: 17:08 Sun 25-01-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Kaptain...... just spotted German Coke Light in Watford Costco, 24 x 500 ml bottles for about a tenner
Posted: 18:09 Sun 25-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Check the sweetner, Saramond - check the sweetener!
Posted: 10:13 Mon 26-01-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Didn't check Sorry!!

Have found a web page which tells you it's Aspartame:

http://www.gesund-laenger-leben.de/Aspartam.htm

(You can translate this at http://babelfish.altavista.com)

But it also says that it goes under the guise of Nutrasweet amongst other names.


Posted: 16:46 Wed 28-01-2004 by "Joe" # permalink comment
Comment: Yay!! Just bought Fanta Apple from Day & Nite in Stockport, at 85p for a Buy one get one free offer! It's great!!
Posted: 13:28 Mon 09-02-2004 by "Doctor Crank" # permalink comment
Comment: WOW... this is the closest thing I have ever tasted to Coca-Cola's Manzana Lift from Mexico... Thumbs Up!

Dr. Crank


Posted: 19:19 Sat 21-02-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Have been to Costco again and can confirm german Coke lite does in fact contain Aspartame and Acesulfame K.
Posted: 18:37 Sun 22-02-2004 by "Steve" # permalink comment
Comment: had some of this last week, tastes remarkably similar to the Hubba Bubba atomic apple flavour bubble gum
Posted: 20:53 Mon 08-03-2004 by "Virtual1" # permalink comment
Comment: Since yesterday, Coca-Cola Sweden offers 'Fanta Green Apple' which tastes a lot like red! apple-juice like described above, I wonder whether it's the same mixture as in the UK or not???? - sadly enough there's not a single drop of real apple juice in it, it's all artifical flavors, boooooo :-/
Posted: 22:55 Thu 10-06-2004 by "dobbie"
(apparently posting from 81.153.140.140: host81-153-140-140.range81-153.btcentralplus.com) # permalink comment
Comment: why do we always get the BORING flavours. Can't we have Watermelon Fanta like they do in Greece? That really was wonderfully refreshing!!!!!!!
Posted: 03:48 Sat 17-Jul-2004 by "Larry G" # permalink comment
Comment: I live in San Antonio, TX, and today I traveled accross the border into Mexico. I got thirsty and bought a "Coca Cola Light" and was amazed at the taste. I was expecting "Diet Coke" but instead was very pleased to find that it tasted very similar to Coke Classic, with only a small artificial sweetner taste. It was in fact sweetened with aspertame. I wish they sold this Mexican Coke Light in america. It's so much better tasting!

Am I going to die faster from consuming more aspertame? Who cares, it tastes good. In fact, bought a whole bunch to bring back.


Posted: 22:21 Sat 17-Jul-2004 by "Richard" # permalink comment
Comment: I remember trying the flavour at around January. It has a niceish taste, but was dissapointed to see 'Low Sugar' printed on it. Why can't they make that the 'diet' version and have an aspartameless 'full fat' version. It would taste better still.

Now for the taste, it tastes like fresh cox apples, can't really taste the lime or kiwi. Not surprised there, since the only juice is apple juice. The flavourings for the lime and kiwi don't seem to be tasted. Did you know, flavourings are esters?

I do agree with Dobbie, there should be more interesting flavours(like watermelon, although I don't like melons). There could be strawberry and banana known as Strawbanana, peach and apricot being called Tangxotic. We should also have grape, pineapple and strawberry flavours like they do in America. The annoying thing is that the coca-cola site don't have an email address, which means I can't email suggestions, which might make them think.


Posted: 00:48 Sun 18-Jul-2004 by "Alkanen" # permalink comment
Comment: Of course you won't die from consuming aspartame, it's just two connected proteins (an amine and an amide). Proteins in large amounts aren't good for the kidneys, but since aspartame is about 200 times sweeter than sugar, they hardly use any to make it taste sweet.
Posted: 12:52 Mon 19-Jul-2004 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: Interesting flavours can be bought in France.

How about FANTA GREENZ - Ingredients: "Melon, Citron Vert, Pomme" (0.5, 0.5 and 3%) and ... "Aux Extraits de Ginseng"!!! It ofcourse tastes horrendous!

Also available in France are the flavours "Madness" and "Latina" (the former tasting like a Aussie Ska group, while the latter being the tasty bodily juices from Jennifer Lopez???)

Oddily, all Belgian Fantas are low cal (except for regular Orange), thus aspartame ("* a source of fenylalanine").

We, cloggies, have to live with Fanta Fresh Apple, which contains 4% apple juice and 1% lemon. No kiwis here.

(yes, besides Pringles cans I do have a small collection of Fanta cans aswell)


Posted: 15:00 Fri 03-Sep-2004 by "Tanya Burnett" # permalink comment
Comment: what flavour is shokata?
Posted: 13:34 Sun 31-Oct-2004 by "dave" # permalink comment
Comment: if its going to be called sprite zero in the uk how come i seen the apple spalsh in boots in belfast, uk...?
Posted: 18:59 Sun 31-Oct-2004 by "Valvonatron" # permalink comment
Comment: Belfast is in the UK, because it is in Northern Island. I don't think Sprite Zero is in the UK. I've only seen the 'full fat' version and Sprite Light. I think it's called Sprite Zero in mainland Europe. It's a shame that Sprite Remix never came to the UK. :( It just shows how picky the companies are over countries.
Posted: 00:15 Mon 03-Jan-2005 by "grape addict" # permalink comment
Comment: Fanta Grape is available in the UK in Brighton, its bloody expensive - £0.85 a can - and is imported from South Africa - thank GOD for the lifting of sanctions - when is it going to be released in the Uk properly? god alone knows, but it's 'da bomb'.
Posted: 16:17 Mon 03-Jan-2005 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: I went to iceland to day where i found pepsi MAX twist, lemom and lime. it is not a very stronge flavour but you can taste lime more than lemon
Posted: 21:03 Mon 03-Jan-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Tanya, Shokata is Elderflower and Lemon I believe.

Just tasted like Lemon to me


Posted: 01:20 Mon 10-Jan-2005 by "Phyllis" # permalink comment
Comment: I just returned from a week in London (I live in the US - New York City). I had Fanta Orange in London -- MUCH different and much better than the US kind. I also discovered taste differences between the UK Diet Coke, Light Coke, Diet Pepsi VS. the US Diet Coke/Pepsi. :)
Posted: 10:51 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by ">>Bob>>" # permalink comment
Comment: A year on and finally, diet drinks from coca cola (exsept diet coke) have all been renamed with the word zero at the end, dr pepper zero, lilt zero, fanta zero. speaking of fanta coca cola have launched fanta zero: summer berrys flavor to add with the fanta range. Come on coke we want diet cherry coke, and normal lime coke and hmmmmmmmmmm cherry vanilla coke?! wish they brought mountain dew and lucky charms back! pepsi cola needs more drinks added like vanilla, and cherry pepsi or even they axed pepsi blue!
Posted: 19:16 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: A year on and finally, diet drinks from coca cola (exsept diet coke) have all been renamed with the word zero at the end, dr pepper zero, lilt zero, fanta zero. speaking of fanta coca cola have launched fanta zero: summer berrys flavor to add with the fanta range. Come on coke we want diet cherry coke, and normal lime coke and hmmmmmmmmmm cherry vanilla coke?! wish they brought mountain dew and lucky charms back! pepsi cola needs more drinks added like vanilla, and cherry pepsi or even they axed pepsi blue!
Posted: 13:45 Sun 28-Aug-2005 by "yfm" # permalink comment
Comment: oh come the [DELETED] on, this is a bit sad- it's just a drink
Posted: 00:33 Mon 29-Aug-2005 by "Cillit Bang" # permalink comment
Comment: Some people like to discuss celebrities they'll never meet and who have no impact on their lives. Some people watch football matches that do not affect anything important in this world.

The only difference the food and drink are tangible! We're in a position where we can have firsthand experience of our interest instead of reading recycled rumours and half baked fashion tips in a gossip rag or somesuch. I know we wouldn't die from lack of Paris Hilton or Premiership scandal but hey, we all need to eat right?

So stick that up your Heat magazine.


Posted: 13:40 Mon 29-Aug-2005 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: Different people Different intresets. For all we know you could be 39 and collect barbie dolls and that would'nt bover me. "yfm" your not wanted here.
Posted: 17:58 Mon 29-Aug-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: One wonders how yfm stumbled upon this site if he thinks its sad. Methinks he has too much spare time on his hands if he is on the internet looking at websites he doesn't like.
Posted: 03:00 Thu 03-Nov-2005 by "John Peterson" # permalink comment
Comment: I really think you guys are nuts if you think the Aspertaime Diet Coke tastes better than Coca Light. The French Diet Coke tastes much better and no it's not environment influenced as I brought some home to the US to drink here. It is slightly sweet with no aftertaste. Why isn't the DC in America like this????

I think the Soda's in the US are generally terrible. All corn sweetened and nutra sweet(ed).. Terrible but I guess they use the cheapest ingredients.


Posted: 15:31 Thu 06-Jul-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: So, are the people who actually prefer sugar to sweeteners in soft drinks now a minority? 65085 3
Posted: 20:05 Thu 30-Nov-2006 by "penguin" # permalink comment
Comment: any one tried the french version of tango apple it has a slightly more sweeter taste to it
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