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Mezzo Mix
Coca Cola Mezzo Mix and Mezzo Mix Zero.jpg
Mezzo Mix Zero and Mezzo Mix
TypeCola
ManufacturerThe Coca-Cola Company
Country of originGermany
Websitewww.mezzomix.de Edit this on Wikidata
A 500 ml Mezzo Mix bottle
A 500 ml Mezzo Mix bottle

Mezzo Mix (official notation: mezzo mix) is a product of The Coca-Cola Company, first introduced in Germany in 1973. It is a mixture of orange soda and cola, a beverage popular in German-speaking countries, commonly known there as spezi, the generic trademark of the first brand of that type of soda.[1]

Market

Mezzo Mix is sold and produced officially only in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The brand's slogan translates into English, as "Cola Kisses Orange". In Spain it is called Fanta Mezzo Mix Naranja & Cola. In Sweden it is called Fanta Mezzo[2] and was released in late January 2017 as a limited edition, connected to the music event called Melodifestivalen (Swedish qualifications to Eurovision Song Contest).

Mezzo Mix was previously one of eight international soda flavors featured and available for tasting at Club Cool in Epcot.

Mezzo Mix was later introduced in the United Kingdom in 2019, as a selection for the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine.

Varieties

There were two kinds of Mezzo Mix in the 1990s: orange and lemon. The latter was unpopular and was discontinued, but a lemon flavored Coke entered the market again in 2003. In July 2007, Mezzo Mix Zero was introduced in Germany as a low-calorie variant. Early 2013 around Valentine's Day, Mezzo Mix Berry Love was introduced in Germany. Instead of an orange-like flavor, it is a raspberry flavor mixed with cola. It was a limited edition, being available only in February.

Ingredients

Mezzo Mix contains water, sugar, orange juice, carbonation, color: caramel coloring, citric acid, flavoring, caffeine, ascorbic acid, and stabilizer.

Similar products

Coca-Cola Orange, a product similar to Mezzo Mix, was sold in many countries in bottled, canned, fountain and Coca-Cola Freestyle, variants. Fanta Black Orange was sold in Sweden during the 1980s. During the Swedish Eurovision contest in 2017, a limited edition called Fanta Mezzo was released, but unlike the original mezzo the Fanta Mezzo was Fanta with a splash of cola.

Coca-Cola Light Sango is a blood-orange flavoured variety of Coca-Cola Light/Diet Coke produced by The Coca-Cola Company, available in France since mid-2005. It was the first variety of Coca-Cola to have been developed outside of the company's Atlanta, Georgia, headquarters,[1] primarily due to Belgium's reputation as the world's top consumer of Coke Light products per capita.[2] Coke Sango's production is also due, in part, to the success of previous citrus-flavoured varieties of Coke Light in Europe. Coke Sango's name is based on sang, the French word for blood, in reference to its blood orange flavouring. Produced in France and Belgium, the drink was discontinued in 2008. In early 2018, Coca-Cola released a similar drink for the U.S. and Canada,[3] named "Zesty Blood Orange".[4] Other variants of the Diet Coke released that year included lime, mango and cherry

Both are very similar too Mezzo Mix but Sango had more of a Citrus light diet cola syrup taste. Zesty Bloody Orange had more the tart Diet Cola with a zest blood orange after taste.

References

  1. ^ Sloat, Christopher Alessi and Sarah (9 March 2016). "Germans Love Spezi, the 'Swamp Juice' Soda. Will Anyone Else?". Wsj.com. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Fanta Mezzo". Sockerbiten. Retrieved 19 January 2017.