The original rumour stemmed from a Tweet by US based Twitter user Beth F, who asked the official Fanta page: “Have you discontinued Fanta Lemon?”
Fanta’s response, which has since been deleted, left British drinkers in a spin: “Sadly, yes, Fanta lemon was discontinued. But, you can check out our 12 flavors at Fanta.com to see what’s available near you.”
With reports on several online platforms seemingly confirming the idea, fans of the zesty drink took to the internet to voice their disapproval.
@fanta PLEASE DON’T TELL ME THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE, YOU CANNOT DISCONTINUE FANTA LEMON IT THE BEST FIZZY JUICE ON THE MARKET 😩😩😩
— Clayre Campbell (@ClayreC) June 29, 2018
Can't fill up my paddling pool
Fanta lemon discontinued
Worst day ever!😡
— Edward Gee (@eddie_gee123) June 29, 2018
Today has bought so much bad news in my life... Fanta lemon, we will miss you
— David Duffin (@DavidDuffin24) June 29, 2018
One fan has even gone to the trouble of creating a petition on Change.org stating: "Discontinuing the product is a disgrace and a crime against humanity."
However Fanta have moved quickly to clear up the confusion by posting on their official account.
We’ve got good news! Although Fanta Lemon is still not available in the US, it has not been discontinued elsewhere! 🙌 We apologize for any confusion.
— Fanta (@fanta) June 29, 2018
Fanta lemon has only been discontinued in America there is a god 😊 🍋
— ynwa (@charliejay1) June 29, 2018
So there you have it. Fanta Lemon is NOT being discontinued in the UK.