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Posted: 14:09 Thu 13-11-2003. Price: £1.99/ 750ml. Location: Tesco, Neasden, North London. Sub-flavours: "Essential C" (orange and acerola cherry juice), "Essential Energy". Nutritional unusualness: "Essential C" provides "50% more vitamin C than orange juice".
reports: According to this ominously titled story Healthy relaunch not guaranteed success, this was relaunched earlier this year after being initially withdrawn from the market sometime in 2002, which might explain why you see it in a range of unusual places. For all its vitamin-packed properties ("Essential C" says its acerola cherries contain "at least 10 times" more vitamin C than orange juice, can't remember what was in the other one though), the Essential C one just tastes like not-very-freshly-squeezed orange juice - alternatively, you can get a whole litre of PepsiCo's Tropicana (containing approx 400% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C) for the same sort of price.
...Nevertheless, Innocent bloody Smoothies are the latest to play the "massive dose of vitamin C" card with the Natural vitamin C variant of their new Super Smoothies (the other one offers Natural Detox), while the next UK flavour of Coca-Cola Fanta will apparently be Apple Splash. On the subject of unusual supplements, thanks to everyone who pointed out that Andrex with Aloe Vera toilet paper now comes with added vitamin E "to give you and your family an extra level of care", raising the issue of just how many other essential nutrients we could absorb in handy bottom-wiping form.
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Posted: 20:19 Mon 17-11-2003 by "cokeco"
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Comment: I don't think you are intended to absorb the vitamin e in the andrex. I think its supposed to be more on the whole soothing line. For those people with raw assholes, I guess.
Posted: 14:23 Sun 23-11-2003 by "Alex"
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Comment: RE: Fanta.
I've seen green bottles in my fish shop a few months back, and on the floor.
I'm not sure what flavour, but I think it may be the foreign fruit twist 'Exotic' flavour.
Posted: 22:16 Mon 24-11-2003 by Snackspot
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Comment: On closer examination (of the Andrex, I mean), neither is there any indication how much of your "Recommended Daily Allowance" of vitamin E a few sheets might provide
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