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MBFF - Most Bizarre Food Flavors - 2013 Edition!

Posted Jun 1, '14 at 5:59am

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,546 posts

Knight

You know what hasn't been brought up in a while? Unusual soda flavors. And it so happens that Fanta will be providing the entertainment (but sadly not the catering) for tonight's show. Yes, this is going to be one of those long posts at the top of the page.

We'll start off our trip in Belgium for some reason:

http://www.onlineshoppingtenerife.com/userfiles/image/2011/soft%20drinks/fanta%20lemon.jpg

http://www.yummyplanet.es/768-854-large/fanta-mango-passionfruit-330ml.jpg

Then proceed to Cambodia:

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v3/137353739/Fanta_Sarsi_330ml_Beverages.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/RJgEB.png

Then fly over to China:

http://www.coca-colafreestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/FANTA_LIME.png http://shop.waiyeehong.com/images/Products/Products_0003617.jpg

http://dc343.4shared.com/img/BPCcu2RJ/s3/12146247170/Fanta_Mango.png

And then fly down to Australia (@DrElmer...):

http://assets.coca-colacompany.com/a8/15/2619bd294f6e9ad7c99b7522477a/fanta-raspberry.png

http://retailmedia.com.au/resources/CW_eNews/images/Fanta-Pineapple.jpg

And then venture to Egypt to look at the Fantamids of Giza:

http://www.mailintalks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/fanta_cantaloupe.jpg

http://www.chandaranasupermarkets.co.ke/cart/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/FANTA_BLACKCURRA_526930407f764.jpg

Then fly back up to Romania, because why not:

http://www.cokecce.co.uk/media/78386/fanta%20peach%20and%20apricot.jpg

http://images.mysupermarket.co.uk/ProductsDetailed/40/315840.jpg?v=2

And what kind of soda exhibition would this be without an exhibit from Japan?

http://creampanda-dayo.up.n.seesaa.net/creampanda-dayo/image/115908_1025105533_194large.jpg?d=a0

http://martian.org/karen/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/mystery_fanta.jpg

Note: Although all the flavors mentioned are available in their corresponding countries, some of the cans may be from different countries that market the same flavors but in a can with a different design. If you see a can or a bottle from a country that doesn't correspond with the country it's assigned to, you're paying more attention to this than you should be.

Top five candies you would want to try once in your lifetime!

Take a trip to page 65 and then tell me those are still in your top 5.

Why would people make things like this?

Why shouldn't they, @omegap12? If they didn't, the magnificent world of food and beverage would be drab and beige.

I found one that Minecraft players might get a kick out of.

I don't play Minecraft, and it's still hilarious.

'Tis a shame these people didn't include Creeps in the candy buffet at their Minecraft party...

http://www.minecraftxl.com/p/files/minecraft-candy-food11.jpg

Watermelon Oreos.

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/kikn.com/files/2013/06/watermelon-oreos.jpg

I've been looking for these for nearly a year now, but they're apparently very elusive. Somehow, you've been able to locate them before I have, but if they've been around for this long, it doesn't seem as though they'll be going anywhere anytime soon.

Angry Birds players have...

They have a healthier alternative to an unbelievable amount of themed candy. There are so many different types of Angry Birds candy out there that I'm not even going to post any pictures of it, but go ahead and do a Google search for "angry birds candy" and you'll see what I'm talking about.

 

Posted Jun 1, '14 at 8:14pm

gh0sts

gh0sts

880 posts

All of those Fanta flavors look good except for Snow Squash and the ones that aren't clear about the flavor. What is the second flavor listed under Egypt, the first under Cambodia, and the very last flavor, listed under Japan?

I don't know about watermelon Oreos. No chocolate, no love.

 

Posted Jun 2, '14 at 11:45pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

3,993 posts

I tried an interesting flavor of Fanta when I was in France. I'm almost positive this was the flavor:

http://serendipity.lascribe.net/images/fantagreenz6x332003.jpg

Melon, lime, apple.

 

Posted Jun 3, '14 at 3:33am

jeff2241

jeff2241

121 posts

i think romania is clearly the winner here. peach apricot and raspberry passion fruit? that's a country knows how to flavor a soda.

 

Posted Jun 3, '14 at 7:45pm

gh0sts

gh0sts

880 posts

i think romania is clearly the winner here.

Romania does have some of the most creative flavors, but I would give China the award. How many good lime and mango sodas have you had that you can remember?

 

Posted Jun 4, '14 at 5:13am

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,546 posts

Knight

What is the second flavor listed under Egypt, the first under Cambodia, and the very last flavor, listed under Japan?

Blackcurrant, sarsi (a Southeast Asian drink similar to root beer), and "the mystery fruit" respectively.

Japan also carries this flavor, which is similar to German beverages posted on page 113...

http://blog-imgs-36-origin.fc2.com/d/r/i/drinklabo/FunMix.jpg

...and "hip-hop" flavor, which is actually just a blend of 5 fruit flavors:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2731/4330283732_ff61273612_z.jpg?zz=1

That's legit, yo.

I tried an interesting flavor of Fanta when I was in France. I'm almost positive this was the flavor:

Taste test time. Was it absolutely delicious, or was it a fabulous Fanta failure from France?

 

Posted Jun 5, '14 at 6:40pm

gh0sts

gh0sts

880 posts

Blackcurrant, sarsi (a Southeast Asian drink similar to root beer), and "the mystery fruit" respectively.

If sarsi is similar to root beer, the blueberries on the can raise further questions. Any information on what the "mystery fruit" flavor actually is, or did they do what they did with hip hop and mix a bunch of flavors together?

 

Posted Jun 5, '14 at 7:30pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

3,993 posts

Japan also carries this flavor, which is similar to German beverages posted on page 113...

Big whoop. I can mix regular American orange Fanta with classic American Coke and get the same result, and I don't have to go all the way to Japan to do it.

...and "hip-hop" flavor, which is actually just a blend of 5 fruit flavors:

U.S.A. HipHop. What's funny about it is that the flavors they chose aren't in the least bit American....

Representing, in order: apple, peach, apricot, cherry and guava.

Apple juice is pretty American, but those other flavors don't exactly represent the U.S.A. Kern's appears to be one of the only American brands of beverage where those flavors can commonly be found in the form of juice.

http://stingymomma.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/kerns2.jpg

Even Kern's has some flavors I wouldn't necessarily want to buy.

http://www.marsmediafamily.com/sites/default/files/images/pages/Kerns-tomato.jpg

Taste test time. Was it absolutely delicious, or was it a fabulous Fanta failure from France?

It was a fantastic French Fanta flavor frenzy. As far as I can remember. I went to France when I was 8, so the taste isn't exactly fresh in my mind.

 

Posted Jun 6, '14 at 6:13am

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,546 posts

Knight

No takers for the Belgian Fanta flavors? Those are the ones I've been eying ever since I took you all on the Fanta World Tour 5 days ago.

Any information on what the "mystery fruit" flavor actually is, or did they do what they did with hip hop and mix a bunch of flavors together?

Japanese Fanta (Japanta?) may not have released that information to the public, but my guess is that they did exactly what you said and just mixed a few things together.

But if you want to make a truly educated guess regarding the true flavor of Mystery Fruit Fanta, why not take a plane over to Tokyo and try it for yourself?

Apple juice is pretty American, but those other flavors don't exactly represent the U.S.A. Kern's appears to be one of the only American brands of beverage where those flavors can commonly be found in the form of juice.

R.W. Knudsen makes juice out of every one of those flavors except for guava, and they're from right here in California. I'd post pictures, but the page is already long enough as it is. You can exercise that Google search bar if you're in need of confirmation that these flavors exist.

Although it should be noted that these flavors are plenty American as juice flavors, the same cannot necessarily be said about all of these flavors as soda flavors. Apricot and guava sodas are particularly unusual, though that's not to say they don't exist altogether...

http://www.sodapopstop.com/images/products/large_664.jpg http://www.bevindustry.com/ext/resources/August_2012/Joia-flavors_281high.jpg

I put them next to each other to so this page wouldn't be too long. Yes, they look awkward next to each other, and no, I don't need you to tell me that they do.

JOIA, the company behind the apricot-ginger soda, hails from Minneapolis, and Jarritos is a well-known Mexican soda manufacturer.

Even Kern's has some flavors I wouldn't necessarily want to buy.

I'd take Kern's tomato & clam number over Snow's clam juice any day.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WHflL92uWIk/S-LFr7s3jyI/AAAAAAAACkM/VPhKI0-VNwY/s400/clam+juice.JPG

How do you even juice a clam?

It was a fantastic French Fanta flavor frenzy.

Fantabulous.

 

Posted Jun 6, '14 at 2:25pm

09philj

09philj

887 posts

This is candy available in Britain (don't know about elsewhere) taking the form of a sweet liquid you lick from a gobstopper. The presentation is what makes it odd though:http://www.zombieshop.co.uk/image/cache/data/Snacks/brain-licker-sour-candy-drink-novelty-500x500.jpg

 
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