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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nazi Coke

It seems almost inconceivable that the makers of the 75th anniversary advertisement for Fanta seemed unaware of the drink's origins in Nazi Germany.  Triple P remembers going on a course where a case study was presented on the fact that due to allied embargoes German Coca-Cola bottling plants couldn't get the syrup from the US needed to make Coca-Cola so invented Fanta instead.   Nearly everyone we know calls Fanta "Nazi Coke" but then the advertising agency who produced the commercial, which seemed to equate the words "good old times" with wartime Germany, is probably run by twenty five year olds with no concept of history.



  1. I tend to agree with you on the causes for this unfortunate choice made by the advertising agency in question. It only goes to show that the current generation of adults is woefully ignorant of recent history, and generally not well educated, at least in the Classical sense.

  2. I watch a number of TV quiz shows and am appalled by the level of ignorance (especially about history) shown by young people.