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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Tizer Fruitz Confirmed sighting: Tizer Fruitz
Posted: 13:00 Fri 02-Jul-2004. Price: 25p/ 200ml. Location: A grim newsagent's, Southmead. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: A different proposition entirely to the recent "colour" versions of Tizer, this is a softer-tasting drink, which sure enough is fruitier than normal Tizer, though it's hard to discern exactly which fruits are involved (there' s no mention of any real fruit juices in the ingredients - not even apple). Apart from that, there's nothing especially interesting about it. Sorry.

...That's OK, "Stuart" - blame Tizer, not yourself, particularly as they must also be somehow responsible for the demented Tizer !tz Red (sic) offical website (the "League of Babes/ Snacks/ Dangerous Animals" ratings game being among its less pointless diversions). In other refreshingly fruity developments: following previous Snackspot concerns, Masterfoods have been told to remove the "hydrating" claims from AquaDrops advertising by the Advertising Standards Authority, on the grounds that "A solid sweet cannot provide hydration". Speaking of which, I'd really like to have a go at Procter and Gamble over this phenomenally annoying ad (39K jpeg, from a recent Radio Times), which clearly attempts to give the impression that it's "Mother Nature's" antibacterial action that does the job in their new Fairy Natural washing-up liquids, when the active ingredient is probably something more like Triclosan, the controversial antibiotic agent which, in a Jurassic Park-like twist, may actually encourage the evolution of drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria.

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Posted: 13:05 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: that Fairy Naturals ad in full:


Posted: 13:22 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: so, just to wrap this up, does anyone know what the antibacterial agent in Fairy Naturals is? (it's not mentioned on the bottle, which merely makes some suspicious-sounding references to "antibacterial sensation", whatever that means...)
Posted: 14:11 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: Why am I always surprised at the lack of informative labeling on products? I've tried to look for the relevent EU reccomendations on labelling but I'm not sure what to look for. http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/chemicals/legislation/detergents/

The EU does have an "eco-label" for products. I'm guessing Fairy doesn't use it? http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/ecolabel/index_en.htm

Apparently Ecover thinks it's not hardcore enough: http://www.ecover.com/english/html/ecolabel.htm


Posted: 14:23 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: And while we're at it, what's with calling a chemical "controversial" and then linking to something that seems to fit the template of a typical "scare" page.

At least the "Soap and Detergent Association" has some links to actual published reports http://www.cleaning101.com/antibacterial/


Posted: 14:25 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: At first glance I thought the noble ethnic woman in that picture was a blue mushroom.
Posted: 16:55 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: good riposte, Lee - I felt I could be as sensationalist as I like, seeing as I hadn't established that the product actually contained Triclosan in the first place (I'm like Michael Moore in that respect - and one other...)

then again, not sure how impartial the "Soap and Detergent Association" are going to be either. And where do they stand on the "hygiene hypothesis" that too much cleaning (as recommended by those annoying women from Channel 4's "How Gay Is Your Dog?") may cause asthma and other allergies by preventing kids' immune systems from developing normal resistance to otherwise harmless pathogens?


Posted: 18:06 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah, would anyone at C4 be interested in hearing my pitch for "EAT DIRT": a 'hygiene hypothesis'-centered lifestyle makeover show?

It's comedy gold.


Posted: 16:07 Sat 03-Jul-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm surprised at no sightings of Starburst Froots and Space Monsters.

I don't, as I've been away I'm afraid


Posted: 07:35 Sun 04-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: good one Lee, maybe it could run in a double bill with their new dietary makeover "how firm are your stools?"
Posted: 07:56 Sun 04-Jul-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain spied this morning a good article on the BBC webbing site. Flavoured bananas they say, in new and wondersome shapings.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3856021.stm


Posted: 10:59 Sun 08-Oct-2006 by "Mike" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi! Good luck to all! seawest

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