Coca Cola Unveils Fanta Frozen Orange And Grape Slushies

With summer looming, we're all dreaming of pints in a beer garden, family BBQs and chilling in the park with a can of something cold and refreshing - basically, we're longing for the day when we complain about being too hot and that we'll do anything to cool down.

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This means that the recent news of Coca Cola releasing its first official Coke slushies was kind of a big deal for us - a big deal that's now only going to grow larger, thanks to the announcement that there will also be Fanta Orange and Grape versions of the slush. Big news, eh?

Coca-Cola Frozen Coke Fanta Slushie Release Lemon Orange Grape Japan
Coca-Cola Frozen Coke Fanta Slushie Release Lemon Orange Grape Japan

The Coke and Fanta slushies, which 9GAG reports are being launched in Japan from 16 April at a recommended retail price of 130 yen ($1.21) - so fingers crossed that they'll prove popular enough to get released elsewhere in the globe.

Sure, Coca-Cola with Lemon may have had mixed feedback since it was first introduced back in 2001 - having since been discontinued in various countries - but there's something about the idea of drinking it in slushie form that means it might just get its moment as a bit of a summertime staple.

It's an exciting move for the world of soft drinks, as we've previously had to rely on a few cubes of rapidly melting ice to keep our beverage cool.

Plus, while most of us have tried cola-flavoured slushies and ice pops before, none have been the real deal.

Credit: Coca-Cola
Credit: Coca-Cola


Recently Coca-Cola also announced it would finally be venturing into another territory that we've all been waiting for: booze.

In an interview on the Coca-Cola website, Jorge Garduño - the president of Coca-Cola's Japanese business unit - explained that the company is planning to 'experiment' with alcoholic drinks.

"We're also going to experiment with a product in a category known in Japan as Chu-Hi. This is a canned drink that includes alcohol," Garduño said.

While the company has been known to regularly release new products, this one will mark the first time it's broken out of Coke's popular soft drink bracket.

"We haven't experimented in the low alcohol category before, but it's an example of how we continue to explore opportunities outside our core areas," Garduño added.

The brand new product will be an alcoholic 'Chu-Hi' drink - which is a canned drink containing alcohol.

"Traditionally, it is made with a distilled beverage called shōchū and sparkling water, plus some flavoring," Garduño explained.

If anyone fancies combining the two and creating boozy Coke or Fanta slushies, we'd be made up. HINT HINT, Coca Cola.

Featured Image Credit: Coca Cola/PA

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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