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Dodginess involving 'Blue Peter', 'Songs of Praise' and now Ribena

As if rigged phone-ins and 'Easter' services at Lichfield cathedral being filmed in December were not bad enough, "Global drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline was forced into another embarrassing admission today after two 14-year-olds from New Zealand found its popular blackcurrant drink Ribena contained almost no vitamin C". Source.

"High school students...tested the children's drink against advertising claims that "the blackcurrants in Ribena have four times the vitamin C of oranges" in 2004. Instead, the two found the syrup-based drink contained almost no trace of vitamin C, and one commercial orange juice brand contained almost four times more than Ribena".

All rather depressing, but on the upside, the youth of New Zealand would appear to have a healthy scepticism and to have been paying attention in their science lessons

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Blogger dearieme said... 3:57 pm

That's astonishing. I knew that the manufacture of Ribena destroyed the Vit C, but understood that they heaved lots in afterwards. Oh well, back to Kir Royale.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:45 pm

Watch the weasel words!

The "blackcurrants in Ribena" contain ... not "The Ribena contains...".

People never learn, do they?  



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