Right about now, many people would love the opportunity to escape the doldrums of winter in favor of a tropical paradise. If a beach vacation is not in the cards for you, get your fix with the new piña colada flavor from Fanta. One sip of this coconut- and pineapple-flavored soda, and you’ll be transported to an island retreat, even if there’s snow on the ground where you live.
According to Instagrammer @candyhunting, who first posted about the drink after encountering it at the National Association of Convenience Stores four months ago, the new drink is available in stores as of Feb. 10.
“New Piña Colada Fanta will be out February 2020 in the US!” read the caption. “I tried it at the NACS Show, and it is on point with the classic pineapple and coconut flavor.”
Fanta is made by the Coca-Cola Company, which also just introduced a new flavor of Coke, too — Cherry Vanilla. The company says the introduction of Piña Colada Fanta is based on consumer interest.
The piña colada flavor demonstrated “the highest purchase intent of any flavor we’ve tested in the history of the Fanta brand,” JC Harvey, director of retail channel strategy and commercialization for Coca-Cola North America, told Food Business News.
The label indicates that the new flavor is caffeine-free. For now, it’s unclear whether Piña Colada Fanta will be available for a limited time, or if it’s a permanent addition to the brand’s flavor lineup, which also includes Apple, Berry, Cherry, Fruit Punch, Grape, Grapefruit, Green Apple, Mango, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Strawberry and Wild Cherry. Back in 2000, Piña Colada was introduced as a limited-edition flavor in Europe, but this is the first time it’s available in the United States.