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Ribena Ban

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Tesco announces plans to stop selling Ribena and Capri-Sun
 
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Tesco is taking Ribena off its shelves (Phil Walter/Getty Images)
 

Published: 28 July 2015

Updated: 13:52, 28 July 2015

 

Ribena fans have reacted with horror after Tesco vowed to stop selling the popular drink.

The move, which will also see other sugary drinks including Capri-Sun removed from shelves, is being made in a bid to combat childhood obesity.

However, best-selling fizzy drinks, including Coca Cola, will stay.

The UK's biggest supermarket chain will be making the change on September 7, to coincide with the end of school summer holidays, when sugary drinks will either replaced by no-added-sugar alternatives or Tesco no-added-sugar own-label products.

Tesco has received a barrage of tweets from Ribena fans bemoaning the decision.

Serena said: "I could forgive you for horse meat Tesco, but I cannot forgive you for this."

Alfie tweeted: "You can sell me horse meat all day long but if you take my Ribena you're taking my heart."

 

 

And Antijanner said: "I am a fully fledged adult with a career. AND I drink Ribena. It's 1 of those perks of being an adult. Being able to buy it yourself."

 

 

Others were simply incredulous, with many tweeting Tesco to ask whether the rumours were true.

Chetan Vitthal said: "Tesco banning Ribena and Capri-Sun? You can not be serious."

Meanwhile some were quick to point out that Tesco will continue to sell other potentially harmful products, including fizzy drinks, tobacco, and alcohol.

Tesco’s soft drinks buying manager David Beardmore told trade magazine The Grocer that the changes were being made as part of an overhaul of the kids' juice category.

He said: "This is part of our 10-point plan against obesity and we have decided that from September we will only sell no-added-sugar drinks in the kids’ juice category.

"Most of the suppliers are supportive of it and understand what we are doing."

A spokeswoman for Lucozade Ribena Suntory told The Grocer: "We believe it is important to offer choice for parents.

"We will have no-added-sugar flavours available in multi-pack cartons."

 

 

 

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capri sun and ribena strawb is the beverage of kings

 

how u taking them off the market :angry:

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Fair play to them.

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cant remember the last time i drank either of those

 

kid shit

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strikly this for sweet drink in 2k15Snapple_Bottles.jpg

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sparkling ribena was the one

also ribena vodka shots

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Bought 4 bottles on the weekend, was half price.

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capri sun would have killed it if they came out with a 2l version

 

them pouches aint shit. just makes u thirstier 

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Madness. So direct as well, not like the old days when they would sneakily fuck up a drink. I remember when Tizer used to taste good.

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sparkling ribena was the one

also ribena vodka shots

:rofl:

 

i remember being a kid saying Ribena Spring when i was playing football like it made my skills better or Ribena Twist… sameway when ud buss skills on someone and say a baller name :rofl: made no sense but just reminded me

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Madness. So direct as well, not like the old days when they would sneakily fuck up a drink. I remember when Tizer used to taste good.

the 90's sunny d>

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sparkling ribena was the one

also ribena vodka shots

:rofl:

 

i remember being a kid saying Ribena Spring when i was playing football like it made my skills better or Ribena Twist… sameway when ud buss skills on someone and say a baller name :rofl: made no sense but just reminded me

 

 

Ribena Spring was the one! During the Hysteria Jungle days hearing guys talking "Dinga Linga Ling, Ribena Spring, Yes the Fly Girl, Sexy Chicken" 

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never heard of Ribena Spring, I just copped sparkling water and added it to the dilute

 

think its stupid that the shops find it their responsibility to watch kids' diets when its the parents who should be doing so

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Thread reminded me of...

That pound coin won't stretch past that panda pop.. Theseeee days.

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Ribena has been going down hill for time anyway.

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I bet they wont stop stocking their own blackcurrant brand though...its all bullshit.

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They've probably already pushed it into the boundaries of what they consider 'low sugar'.

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Their no added sugar versions will be just as bad

 

 

Lots of 'No added sugar' stuff have sugar equivalent ingredients in them that just dont have the name 'sugar'. Just called different things. 

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capri sun would have killed it if they came out with a 2l version

 

them pouches aint sh*t. just makes u thirstier

Fi real though.

Try take us for toddlers.

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Their no added sugar versions will be just as bad

 

 

Lots of 'No added sugar' stuff have sugar equivalent ingredients in them that just dont have the name 'sugar'. Just called different things. 

 

the usual sweetener ingredient doesn't get absorbed into the body, that's why you can get Coke/etc versions with 0 calroies

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Absolutely ridiculous 

 

Tesco is finished anyways 

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so they are doing it to combat child obsiety yet will continue to sell most popular fizzy drinks. logic?

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kids drinks are drunk by kids

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remember ribena toothkind? my mum bought the multipack one time by accident. had one carton. the rest stayed in the fridge for well over a year

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