Fanta Shokata

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I was invited recently to eat with a bunch of great food bloggers.  Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I arrived about an hour late and didn’t really get a chance to take photographs, but I got to eat a lot of Balkan food!  It was yummy and really cheap.

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I did manage to get this meta photo of James (The Eaten Path) photographing the food.  Funny.  To me.

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But the real reason I’m bothering to post this is because I.found.this.  Holy crap. 

When I walked in, I noticed the European Fanta bottles on the table, but didn’t know what the blue one was until Nommables yelled “Yvo!!! It’s ELDERFLOWER!!!” to which I responded immediately, “Shut UP!!!” because I’m super obsessed with elderflower right now.  OMFG.  Elderflower Fanta (Shokata)!!!  It was a little sweeter than I’ve been making my own elderflower soda at home, with more lemon (it’s technically elderflower & lemon Fanta), but very delicious.  At $2 a bottle, I bought another one to go home with me, and have been trying to find it for a reasonable price online… but have been unable to do so.  Anyone know where I can get this?  It’s “Fanta Shokata” – and according to my research, it’s a popular drink in Eastern Europe.  I want to find more of this stuff!!! Help! 

Fanta Shokata… come to NYC, please! 

Comments

  1. Danni says

    I just found this drink recently and had to get it because of the color. There this market and they have a whole bunch of them.

  2. Jennifer says

    Really late to this post, but I too adore Fanta Shokata! And I used to find it in an international food market (with a strong middle-eastern focus). Surely you’ll be able to locate it, if you haven’t already.

    If you don’t mind sharing, what recipe are you using to make your own at home?

    • says

      Yum, thanks for the tip, I’ll be sure to look for it – I’ve drifted away from elderflower, but find it a lot more common lately.

      Ikea sells bottles of elderflower syrup for $5 or so, I mix that with plain seltzer or lemon/lime seltzer (not soda!). I like that I can adjust the sweetness to my tastes, so it’s actually a lot less sweet than the Shokata – haven’t measured how much I use, but I usually start with a pint glass and I think it’s less than a tablespoon (no idea though, since it’s been a while!). Hope that helps! (D’agostino’s and the higher end markets also have more expensive elderflower syrups that might be less sugar and more elderflower, but I’m okay spending $5ish when I’m just mixing it with something!)

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