Coca Cola Unveils Fanta Frozen Orange And Grape Slushies

With summer looming, companies are starting to bring out much 'cooler' products for us to enjoy. Whether you're out in a beer garden enjoying an ice-cold spritzer, or cold glass of fizzy pop - it's the best thing to wind down with in the sun.

Sometimes even just an ice lolly will do the trick, and changes your temperature from severely overheating to juuuuust right.

Yesterday we reported that Coca Cola were releasing the first official Coke slushies, but now it's also been announced that accompanying that release is Fanta Orange and Grape versions of the slush. How exciting?!

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

It is unsure when they'll start shipping them out to the UK, but hopefully Coca Cola will get them too us before Summer hits. Or, failing that - make sure you book your holiday this year somewhere that stocks these beautiful new ice-cold editions.

Credit: Coca-Cola
Credit: Coca-Cola

The Coke and Fanta slushies, which 9GAG reports are being launched in Japan from 16 April will come in handy portable pouches, will be a frozen version of lemon-flavoured Coke.

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.

Along with Coca-Cola Frozen Lemon, they'll go on sale in Japan 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.

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

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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.

The next step? Boozy Coke slushies, please and thank you.


Featured Image Credit: Coca Cola / Instagram

Katey Roberts

Katey is the Junior Social Editor of PRETTY52. She recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a degree in Film and Media and her expertise is in entertainment news and celebrity culture. Contact her - katey.roberts@pretty52.com

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