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Postby electoralfraud » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:47 am UTC

Well it seems, contrary to claims, Ribena has no vitamin C in it:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4007803a11.html

All respect to the girls who did this; however it's going to cause a major re-think in my regular food/hydration scheme. I regularly grab a carton of ribena thinking it'll be a refreshing drink and also provide some 'goodness'. Next they'll be telling us theres no orange juice in capri-sun or something! My world will collapse. Or more likely I'll collapse with scurvy.

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Postby hyperion » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:59 am UTC

:shock:
you mean ribena isn't good for you? WOW!

seriously, though. it's almost more sugar than a packet of sugar
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Postby Grincement » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:46 am UTC

Surely it's got some in...otherwise they'll be done for false advertising!!
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Postby Jack Saladin » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:05 am UTC

^That's kind of the point of this scandal.

GlaxoSmithKline admitted its cartoned ready-to-drink Ribena, which it claimed had 7mg of vitamin C per 100ml, had no detectable vitamin C content.


Kinda scary they got away with it for so long, makes you wonder what other stuff companies lie about putting in their food...

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Postby Grincement » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:15 am UTC

Saladin wrote:
GlaxoSmithKline admitted its cartoned ready-to-drink Ribena, which it claimed had 7mg of vitamin C per 100ml, had no detectable vitamin C content.



What about their squash?

Edit: don't worry, they called it syrup..assuming thats the same thing
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Postby varatphong » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:09 pm UTC

Sadly this is only the tip of the iceberg. In Thailand I’ve seen ice tea drinking ads promoting all the wonderful health benefits of tea but when you look at the small prints of their products, there’s no genuine tea in it, it’s all flavorings and sugar.

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Postby Ended » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:07 pm UTC

On a somewhat related note, Innocent Smoothies are not organic. I don't really care, it just surprised me for some reason.
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Postby fjafjan » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:15 pm UTC

Innocent are lying too?
But they are so delicious? :(

Also, I think what is advertised in Thailand is not THAT applicable to what is advertised here, now, I mean in my grannys house we found various medical stuff from the 20-30s, and they were equally full of shit.
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Postby Ended » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:22 pm UTC

That's the thing, Innocent don't claim to be organic. Their site says quite openly (although in small font and buried in a faq) that they're not. But I just sort of...assumed it.
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Postby fjafjan » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:35 pm UTC

Organic fruit is also extremely expensive, which would make the drink very expensive.


It already IS very expensive!
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Postby Ended » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:46 pm UTC

fjafjan wrote:
Organic fruit is also extremely expensive, which would make the drink very expensive.


It already IS very expensive!
bastards :P


Yeah, if I bought as much of their stuff as I would like I'd be broke in a week.

mmm, bananas and coconuts.
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:19 pm UTC

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fjafjan wrote:
Organic fruit is also extremely expensive, which would make the drink very expensive.


It already IS very expensive!
bastards :P


Yeah, if I bought as much of their stuff as I would like I'd be broke in a week.

mmm, mangoes and passion fruits.


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Postby Alisto » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:36 pm UTC

Saladin wrote:Kinda scary they got away with it for so long, makes you wonder what other stuff companies lie about putting in their food...


Did you hear the latest on this whole pet food scandal? Now it seems that the chemical was intentionally placed in the wheat gluten (or whatever it was). Why? Because doing artificially increases the amount of protein measured by the tests they do to determine those things.

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Postby Akira » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:49 pm UTC

...I'm scared to eat now >_<

That's horrible, though. I've never heard of Ribena, but It'd be interesting to see some other things tested as well.
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Postby NewKat » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:21 pm UTC

It's quite scary all of that... :-o. Don't think I'll ever trust the supermarket ever again!

Ah well, there's always the 'grow-your-own' option! (If only I had the time... :cry: )

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Postby Thedon » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:17 pm UTC

Wow, doesn't the FDA, or whatever is applicable in other countries, check this sort of thing? I just assume that copanies can't lie about what's in their food, because if they had been lying, they would never had made it to market.

Of course, if you eat junk food and drink sodas and water, you don't really have to worry about all that :wink:

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Postby TheTankengine » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:36 am UTC

So ... what is ribena?

This may help the discussion along a tad.
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Postby German Sausage » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:45 am UTC

its a blackcurrant drink. it is (from memory) advertised as having quite a lot of vitamin c in it. it tastes awful.
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Postby Hawknc » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:01 am UTC

It was advertised as having four times the Vitamin C of oranges. The ads showed lots of little blackcurrants bounding around and generally being better than oranges. el oh el. Moral of the story: always bet on orange.
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Postby SpitValve » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:05 pm UTC

I just have to re-emphasise which country these schoolgirls come from...

That's right! Our children can outscience your biggest companies! We're like the saiyans, but with science!

Anyway, Ribena's official statement: http://www.ribena.co.nz/

Edit: They're still being naughty... they say that "by weight" "the blackcurrants in Ribena contain four times the Vitamin C of oranges". Which is different to saying Ribena contains four times the Vitamin C or oranges or of orange juice...


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