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ramonazo
05-17-2005, 03:47 PM
Although this isn't new for us, A Coca-Cola s****sman confirmed that Minute Maid Sodas will disappear from U.S. stores because of the sales declining of this product and also because of the success of the re-launching of Fanta.

More detailed info on:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20050513-1029-food-coke.html

[ 05-17-2005, 03:49 PM: Message edited by: ramonazo ]

BottleBoss
05-17-2005, 04:09 PM
And in a few years they will disontinue Fanta and recontinue Minute Maid.

Mr Zabe
05-17-2005, 04:13 PM
LMAO

Funny yet so true. I tried grape and orange Fanta and IMO they were just so so. :(

Zabe

[ 05-17-2005, 04:14 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

teamtitan512
05-23-2005, 01:11 AM
Fanta is a rotten product. I'm ready for the 2007 relaunch of MM, which will happen once Pepsi brings out their Tropicana w/juice.

Look In The Tunk
05-23-2005, 01:04 PM
I bet you anything when Fanta gets trashed in a few years, its going to come back under the name Fruitopia. They're just going to dig up Fruitopia's grave and make it into soda.

Acheron
05-23-2005, 03:47 PM
A shame. Fanta orange and MM Valencia orange are polar opposites in terms of quality.

mjb1124
05-23-2005, 04:28 PM
I think the bottom line is that the fruit soda category as a whole has taken a nosedive. I mean think about it - Coke has been struggling with both of its fruit soda lines, and Pepsi is now replacing Slice. Both companies are obviously desperate to find a way to achieve success with their fruit soda lines, and I don't think it's going to happen. So I'd say the best bet is to just keep the fruit sodas alive as a niche product.

ramonazo
05-24-2005, 07:42 PM
That's right, here in Mexico, Coca-Cola recently launched two new Fanta flavors only in Pachuca, Hidalgo: Fanta Tamarindo and Fanta Pineapple, in order to compete with Jarritos.

Here's a picture, check at the upper left of the picture.

http://www.elsoldehidalgo.com.mx/portadas/portadazoom230505.jpg
Image source: El Sol de Hidalgo

[ 05-24-2005, 09:29 PM: Message edited by: ramonazo ]

XLS_04
05-25-2005, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by Mountain Dew Or Crab Juice?:
Pepsi is now replacing Slice.where did you hear this and what will be replacing it?

As far as Minute Maid and Fanta I think that
Minute Maid was the more prestigious fruit soda out of the two brands.

Hacksaw
05-25-2005, 01:12 AM
I like Fanta Strawberry, Wild Cherry, Ginger Ale, & Pineapple. Their Orange used to be much better, but suffered from reformulation.

Grape is a problem in general for soda makers.

Their Red Cream was also great, but it's gone now.

[ 05-26-2005, 12:53 PM: Message edited by: Hacksaw ]

jmur
05-27-2005, 02:28 AM
so byebye minute maid, and hello fanta...and hello tropicana twister soda

teamtitan512
05-28-2005, 01:25 AM
Tropicana Twister has replaced Slice in the Pepsi line, and has been released here in MD. I've seen Orange and Grape so far in FridgeMates from code LE-Johnstown, PA.

imawalkingcorpse
05-29-2005, 04:51 PM
Thats too bad because Minutemaid Straberry was so much better than Fanta.. Fantya is too chalky.

XLS_04
06-13-2005, 09:01 AM
Honestly more people did not favor Fanta over Minute Maid however Coca-Cola in Atlanta wanted to discontinue it to push the Fanta name more and have Minute Maid as a fuit juice instead.

I think they should have kept Minute Maid since Fanta seems to generic in the USA but Coke wants Fanta to be international again.

[ 06-13-2005, 09:02 AM: Message edited by: XLS_04 ]

Dr. Galaga
06-13-2005, 10:48 PM
I'm a little confused. So, are they still going to still carry the NON-carbonated Minute Maid products that are in the soda isle (lemonade, lemonade lite, etc.)?

XLS_04
06-14-2005, 04:31 AM
yes

rc4me
06-20-2005, 04:23 PM
Give me Nehi Grape and Orange !!!

riot
06-22-2005, 11:14 PM
I never really liked the Minute Maid name on sodas. It just didn't work for me. MM is about "juice" not soda.

Coke should've been more creative. Besides, can't they just put MM sodas in Fanta bottles and call it "new"? LOL.

Mello Yello Luver
06-23-2005, 06:16 PM
Coke, please stop worrying about Fanta and MM. Consentrate on Mello Yello or Vault.