Does Fanta Have Caffeine? (Everything You Need To Know)

I don't drink a ton of soda, but Fanta will always have a special place in my heart. I mean, how can you resist these fizzy and fruity drinks, especially during hot summer days?

However, I've recently discovered that I am sensitive to caffeine and have become more conscious about what I drink.

So, when I heard that some sodas contain caffeine, I immediately thought, "Does Fanta have caffeine?" After all, it's a fruity soda that seems innocent enough, but I wanted to make sure before I started gulping it down like there's no tomorrow.

Here’s what I found.

Good news to caffeine-sensitive people like me, Fanta DOES NOT contain caffeine.[1]

Yes, you read that right. You can actually find the word “caffeine-free” on top of the Fanta logo.

This soda is one of the soft drinks that are caffeine-free, unlike some of the most popular soda brands like Pepsi and Coca-Cola.

This means you can enjoy gobbling loads of Fanta without worrying about the harmful effects of caffeine. It is a relief since I am guilty of consuming this soft drink as an afternoon refresher.

So, if you’re looking for a caffeine-free soda, Fanta is your best bet.


Fanta Caffeine Content Vs Other Coca-Cola Products

Do you know that Fanta is owned by Coca-Cola company? Well, I was surprised when I found out that too.[2]

Because of this new information I have learned, I've decided to compare the caffeine content of Fanta soda and other Coca-Cola products. So how much caffeine do these beverages have?

Let's check it out!

Coca Cola Drink

Caffeine (12 fl. oz)

Fanta

0 mg

Coke Regular

34 mg

Diet Coke

46 mg

Coke Zero

34 mg

Cherry Coke

34 mg

Vanilla Coke

34 mg

Sprite

0 mg

Barq’s Root Beer

22 mg

Mello Yellow

52 mg

Seagram’s Ginger Ale

0 mg

Fanta Vs Coca Cola Brand

Remember, the caffeine content of each soda may vary depending on its size and the country of production.

So I usually check the can or bottle labels before consuming any soda products to ensure I don't drink too much caffeine.


Fanta Caffeine Content Vs Coffee & Tea

Now that we know how Fanta stacks up against other Coca-Cola products, let's see how it compares to coffee and tea.

I drink coffee every morning, even if I'm caffeine sensitive. The trick is to be very cautious about how much coffee you drink, the beans you use, and how you brew your coffee.

However, a cup of 8 oz coffee generally gives you about 40 to 50 mg of caffeine.[3] When I order from a coffee shop, I usually ask for half-caff to be on the safe side.

Fanta soda, on the other hand, is caffeine free. So, if you really can't drink anything with caffeine, Fanta is a better choice.

However, the amount of sugar won't be great for your morning cup, especially often.

Next up is tea. Teas come in different types; two of my favorites are black and green tea.

As you may have guessed, these two types of tea have some caffeine in them, so again, if you want to stick to caffeine-free beverages, Fanta is a better choice (caffeine-wise speaking).

Black tea contains about 30 to 50 mg of caffeine, depending on the variant, while green tea has around 10 to 30 mg of caffeine per 8 oz fl. oz.[4][5]

One thing to note is that even though Fanta soda doesn't contain any caffeine, it doesn't mean it is healthier than coffee and tea.

In fact, too much Fanta can lead to several health problems like tooth decay because of its sugar content. We'll get to that in the next section.

Fanta Vs Coffee Vs Tea

Fanta Nutritional Facts & Ingredients

While researching the caffeine content of Fanta drinks, I got curious about what I actually get with every sip of this refreshing fruit soda.

So, if you also want to know how healthy (or unhealthy) Fanta is, here is some nutritional information you need to know.

Fanta Orange

Orange Fanta soda is the most popular flavor of Fanta, and that’s not really surprising. Made with natural flavors, this orange soda gives you that refreshing, citrusy taste of oranges but with a bit of fizz.

This variant is sometimes called Fanta Orange Bright, thanks to its bright orange flavor. However, even though it’s undoubtedly delicious, do note that Fanta contains added sugar.

Below is its nutritional value so you know exactly what you’re getting per serving:

Size

Caffeine

Sugar

Calories

12 fl. oz.

0 mg

44 mg

160

16 fl. oz.

0 mg

59 mg

220

20 fl. oz.

0 mg

73 mg

270

Ingredients: Carbonated water, sugar, orange juice from concentrate (3.7%), citrus fruit from concentrate (1.3%), citric acid, vegetable extracts (carrot, pumpkin), sweeteners (acesulfame k, sucralose), preservative (potassium sorbate), malic acid, acidity regulator (sodium citrate), stabilizer (guar gum), natural orange flavorings with other natural flavorings.

Fanta Orange Zero Sugar

If you want a less-sugar version of Fanta Orange soda, the Fanta Orange Zero Sugar is for you.

This zero-sugar formula is also calorie-free, perfect for those trying to avoid sugary drinks or just wanting to drink Fanta without guilt.

Here’s what you’ll get in just one can or bottle:

Size

Caffeine

Sugar

Calories

12 fl. oz.

0 mg

0 mg

0

16 fl. oz.

0 mg

0 mg

0

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Aspartame, Natural Flavors, Potassium Benzoate (To Protect Taste), Modified Food Starch, Acesulfame Potassium, food coloring

Different Flavors Fanta Bottles

Fanta Strawberry

Fancy a strawberry? This Fanta flavor is for you. This is actually my favorite flavor; however, unlike other flavors, it doesn’t contain fruit juice.

Size

Caffeine

Sugar

Calories

12 fl. oz.

0 mg

44 mg

160

16 fl. oz.

0 mg

59 mg

220

20 fl. oz.

0 mg

74 mg

270

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, citric acid, sodium benzoate (to protect taste), red 40.

Fanta Grape

If you like grape soda, this is the Fanta flavor for you. This caffeine-free fruit-flavored soda is the perfect drink after a long hot day.

Size

Caffeine

Sugar

Calories

12 fl. oz.

0 mg

44 mg

170

20 fl. oz.

0 mg

74 mg

280

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, tartaric acid, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (to protect taste), citric acid, red 40, blue 1.

Fanta Blue Raspberry

Apart from the fizzy fruit juices Fanta flavors, Fanta also offers a Blue Raspberry flavor, made with artificial flavors. This unique taste makes other beverages seem dull if you ask me.

If you'd like a soda with a little twist, this is for you.

Size

Caffeine

Sugar

Calories

12 fl. oz.

0 mg

44 mg

170

20 fl. oz.

0 mg

67 mg

250

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, citric acid, sodium citrate, malic acid, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (to protect taste), blue 1.

Different Flavor Fanta Cans

Fanta Piña Colada

Who would have thought Fanta could even be more refreshing? With Fanta Piña Colada, you can now enjoy the refreshing taste of coconut and the sweet and sour taste of pineapple in one drink.

That's not even the best part. This Fanta caffeine-free drink also has fewer calories than other variants of the same size.

Size

Caffeine

Sugar

Calories

20 fl. oz.

0 mg

61 mg

230

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, malic acid, modified food starch, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (to protect taste), sucrose acetate isobutyrate, glycerol ester of rosin, citric acid.

Fanta Wild Cherry

Are you feeling a little adventurous? Then, the Fanta Wild Cherry is an excellent choice. I find this sweet, but some people really like its flavors.

Size

Caffeine

Sugar

Calories

12 fl. oz.

0 mg

40 mg

140

20 fl. oz.

0 mg

62 mg

230

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, natural flavors, caramel color, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (to protect taste), red 40.

Fanta Pineapple

This pineapple soda is a must-try if you’re tired of the usual flavors. Perfect during summer or any day when you need a pick-me-up.

However, it contains the highest amount of sugar out of all the Fanta flavors, so I suggest you drink it in moderation.

Size

Caffeine

Sugar

Calories

12 fl. oz.

0 mg

48 mg

180

16 fl. oz.

0 mg

64 mg

240

20 fl. oz.

0 mg

80 mg

300

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, natural flavors, modified food starch, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (to protect taste), sodium citrate, medium chain triglycerides, salt, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, yellow 5, yellow 6.

Note: This drink is not a substantial source of dietary fiber, vitamin D, calcium, iron, potassium, trans fat, or cholesterol.
Fanta Sizes Pineapple And Grapefruit

Brief History Of The Fanta Brand

Did you know the word "Fanta" has a whimsical origin story? It's actually a shortened version of the German word "Fantasie," which means imagination. How fitting, right?

Because the creation of Fanta soda was born out of pure necessity during a time of war.[6]

In 1940, Coca-Cola's German division faced a dilemma when they couldn't get the supplies they needed to make their signature soda due to heavy embargoes during World War II.

Max Keith created a brilliant solution to create a new drink using leftovers from other food industries, like fruit pulp from apple fibers left from making cider and whey from the cheese-making process.

Thus, the iconic Fanta was born and quickly became a crowd favorite. When the Allies took over German factories, Keith passed the Fanta recipe on to Coca-Cola, and the rest is history.

The Fanta that we know and love today didn't actually come into existence until 1955 when it was rebranded as Fanta Orange.

It was made with local citrus ingredients and had a vibrant orange color that caught the eye of millions of people.


Commonly Asked Fanta Questions

Does Fanta have caffeine in the UK?

No, Fanta UK does not contain caffeine.

What is Mexican Fanta?

Mexican Fanta is an orange soda made with pure sugar cane.

Is Fanta less healthy than Coke?

Fanat and Coke contain both contain high amounts of sugar and calories. Fanta even uses an artificial sweetener called sodium saccharin, which makes drinking large quantities of Fanta unhealthy for your teeth.

Why is Fanta so addictive?

Fanta is so addictive because of the high amounts of sugar found in each drink.

What sodas have no caffeine?

Caffeine-free sodas are Fanta, Sprite, and Seagram’s Ginger Ale.


Conclusion

If you’re looking to reduce your caffeine intake or just looking for caffeine-free sodas, Fanta is an excellent choice. This is my soda of choice since it doesn’t contain caffeine.

However, it contains high amounts of sugar and calories, so it’s best not to drink much daily. Nevertheless, it’s a great refreshing drink!

References:

1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/2346122/nutrients
2. https://investors.coca-colacompany.com/about
3. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/2345935/nutrients
4. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/2346058/nutrients
5. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/2346060/nutrients
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanta 

Kim Fernandez

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Kim Fernandez
Kim offers a unique perspective on coffee culture and trends. Kim's writing is personal and experiential, providing readers with firsthand advice on the latest in coffee. Beyond her writing, Kim is an avid explorer of new coffee trends and spots, always seeking to share the most genuine advice and latest trends. True to her love for coffee, you'll often find her in a café, immersed in a book with a freshly brewed cup of joe.

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