Food & Drink

Fanta Drops Halloween-Inspired Mystery Flavor

Tate the Unknown #WHATTHEFANTA

This week, we learned that MTN DEW was bringing back its popular Halloween-themed soda VOO-DEW for 2023, and it looks like Fanta is also getting in on the Halloween mystery flavor fun. Now, Fanta has announced the launch of a new mystery flavor and what they call a “5D drinking experience.”

The brand is scaring up festive fun this fall with its second #WhatTheFanta drop, a zero-sugar offering designed to trip up tastebuds with a look and flavor shrouded in secrecy. As a delightfully terrifying twist, the drink temporarily turns tongues black for a convenient complement to Halloween costumes. The ghoulish fusion of innovation and novelty supports Fanta’s refreshed mission to inspire more joyful interruptions and adventure into everyday moments for curious, playful-at-heart fans.

“Consumers love the fun of a guessing game, especially during Halloween when mystery and the allure of the unknown play such a key role in the festivities,” said Dane Callis, Senior Brand Manager, Fanta North America. “Since Fanta has a longstanding association with Halloween and with delivering a wide variety of bold, irresistible flavors, we saw the opportunity to do something innovative and novel. The brand is already known for one of the holiday’s two primary colors—orange—so we thought, ‘Why not fulfill the tableau with a black-colored Fanta and Halloween-inspired packaging graphics?'”

Soda sleuths can uncover the flavor through the Clue Collector online game and social media challenges. On-pack QR codes unlock entry to the graveyard-themed world of #WhatTheFanta, where fans can dodge mysterious tombstones, zombie hands, and other creepy crawlies to collect #WhatTheFanta bottles and flavor clues for the chance to win prizes like AMC movie ticket bundles or tickets to Adult Fright Fest at Six Flags, Cedar Fair Park, Busch Gardens Park, and Sea World. Cheeky, culturally relevant content on the brand’s social media handles will invite fans to show their creative costume ideas and solve the mystery flavor.

As Halloween draws closer, glow-in-the-dark, hand-painted wall murals will showcase the #WhatTheFanta visual identity day and night around Los Angeles with locations in Venice Beach, West Hollywood, Downtown, and Hollywood. Immersive cinema creative will bring big-screen mystery and whimsy to moviegoers nationwide.

The Halloween-themed #WhatTheFanta is available in the United States in 20-oz. bottles and 6-packs of 7.5-oz. mini cans. Additionally, regular and zero-sugar variations can be found on Coca‑Cola Freestyle and in frozen dispensers at select locations. In Canada, fans can enjoy the limited-edition Fanta in 500-ml bottles, 12-packs of 355-ml cans, and on Coca‑Cola Freestyle (regular and zero sugar).

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