Why Isn’t There Fanta In The Philipines And It Called Royal Tru?

Fanta In The Philipine

Why Isn’t There Fanta In The Philipines And It Called Royal Tru?

Orange-flavor drinks come in many forms, from powder juices to ready-to-drink beverages. However, the sweet and citrusy flavor does magic in the carbonated form. It also does magic in soda form, giving a sweeter or fizzier taste to enjoy. There are many brands in the market; it is vital to pick the best one. There is a tricky question: Why is there no Fanta in the Philippines? The answer is simple to this question as there is Fanta in Philipines, but it is called Royal Tru-orange. 

Status Of Fanta In Philipines

Fanta is the famous orange drink of the Coca-Cola company. In the Philippines, it is an imported product from the US and has a local adaptation in this country. While the aroma of this drink is candy-like and the flavor is barely sweet, on the mellow side, it has zesty orange essence, making it a refreshing drink. 

Royal Tru is an orange-flavored carbonated drink. It is only present in the Philippines. Moreover, they launched this brand in 1922. Since Coca-Cola’s Philipines unit set it, this brand later became the Philippine partner of Coca-Cola Fanta company.

Fanta in beach

History Of Fanta

This brand presents in 1922 by the San Miguel Brewery as a carbonated beverage. Then San Miguel became the first bottler of Coca-Cola. This Royal brand comes with this orange-flavored beverage, Royal Tru-Orange. This beverage brand resumed being owned by San Miguel until 2007, when it sold all the rights to the Coca-Cola company. Then CCBPI has renamed it in 2013, which was the Coca-Cola beverage Philipines.  

Royal Tru- Orange is the local brand of Philipines. When the Cola-Cola company owned this brand, they turned Royal Tru-Orange into Filipino equal to Fanta. Royal was a more popular brand than Fanta ever had been. However, there is Fanta in the Philippines; it is just Royal. 

Royal Tru-Orange

This brand has gained much popularity in the Philippines. Royal is the local product of the Philippines initially made by the San Miguel Brewing company but later handed over to the Coca-Cola company as the local copy of the Fanta. The aroma of this beverage is highly tangy and bright, which resembles the calamansi. However, you get the feeling of orange concentrate with candy- or cough syrup feels by its orange flavor. It balances with the tanginess; it also gives a little metallic aftertaste. 

Why Is There No Fanta In The Philippines?

In the Philippines, you see many beverages of Coke, Sprite, and Royal. Royal was a flavored orange drink with different branding and looked like a Fanta. There is Fanta in the Philipines. However, its name changed to Royal Tru.

Current Products Of Riyal Tru

Royal Tru-Grape

Royal Tru-Watermelon

Royal Tru-Lemon

Royal Tru-Orange

Products That Discontinues From Royal Tru

Royal Root Beer

Royal Lem O-Lime

Royal Tonic Water

Royal Sada Water

Royal Ginger Ale

Royal Tru-Dalandan

Royal Tru-Orange Light

Royal Tru Strawberry


This beverage brand targets adults and teenagers as its consumers. This product was available in the 1970s as a single-serve bottle; it also had orange pulp from the California Valencia oranges. When San Miguel Corporation was the founding partner of the Philippines Basketball Association, this basketball franchise played under Royal Tru-Orange. 

This brand gained attention in the 1980s after restoring democracy in the Philipines. Then the logo and formulation of this beverage changed (now without pulp) by an advertising campaign by RJ Ledesma. Royal Tru-Orange released its slogan “Ito Ang Gusto Ko” in 1992. Royal Tru-Orange was banned by USFDA in 2004 and stopped from entering the US; it was a failure to meet its requirements or criteria. 

Why Do Foreigners Like Fanta?

Fanta is teh second largest selling brand in Africa. It has an eighth place in the United States. Why is the Fanta soo much popular in foreign instead of the US? Pepsi and Coca-Cola entered the US around the 20th century. The Coca-Cola company introduced orange Fanta to Europe in 1955. It was not much popular in the US until the 1960s as the officials had some fears that it might gain a strong position in the market. 

Fanta was not widespread until the mid-1980s because of the less marketing aid and poor sales. Then Coca Cola stopped the sale of this beverage nationwide. It is only recognized in regions with large immigrant populations, those who recognize that from their birth countries. It emerged again in 2001, with a strong marketing campaign that helped it acquire the top 10 spots in the beverage line. 

The original Fanta was the product of the Nazis. When there was a less supply of the Coca-Cola syrup to German bottlers, the chief of German Coca-Cola, Max Keith – who celebrated the Fuhrere’s 50th birthday, formulated an alternative. He blends some dregs, leftover cheese production remains of apples pressed for cider, and the surplus he acquired from Italy. 

Then he used saccharin to sweeten the Fanta, after the German word which means imagination or Fantasy. Once the food was scarce, it became popular, and buyers would use Fanta as a soup base. When the German branch and international parent company reunited after the war, it discontinued Fanta. 

Furthermore, ten years later, Coca Cola company faced a crisis since Pepsi started its various beverages flavors in the 1950s. To compete better with their rival, they revived the name of Fanta in 1955. Then they marketed the new orange recipe in Europe. Soon this expanded to Africa and Asia with the addition of many flavors to Fanta. Still, it never gained much popularity in the US. 


It is evident that there is no Fanta in the Philippines; however, it has another name, Royal Tru-Orange. This brand was started by San Miguel and has gained much popularity in the Philipines.