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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Really Light Ribena Strawberry/ Really Light Ribena Blueberry Confirmed sighting: Really Light Ribena Strawberry/ Really Light Ribena Blueberry
Posted: 22:13 Wed 10-May-2006. Price: 47p for 288ml carton. Location: Costcutter, East Yorkshire. Nutritional unusualness: (Strawberry) Rich in Vitamin C and "Friendly to teeth".
"GTO" reports: Spotted this "New" variant on that childhood favourite Ribena on pillaging the fridge in my local Costcutter, and what a find! Ribena seem to be going the way of Innocent, throwing around casual labelling, drawing arrows to the Nutritional Information and writing "Sciency bit" in an attempt to be cutesy. But trust me, the taste more than makes up for it. The taste is extremely light and refreshing with absolutely no nasty sweetener aftertaste. Assuming you're a classic sweet lover, you will adore this one as I did, as it tastes EXACTLY like Strawberry flavour Chewits - highly recommended.

...I'm not sure what "GTO" has found here, as the new Ribena is supposed to be Really Light Blueberry [pictured], a foul concoction cutting the supposed "super fruit" with the acrid aftertaste of aspartame *and* acesulfame K. Sadly, no information was provided on what remaining percentage of "all the UK's blackcurrants" makes up Pepsi's bland Tropicana Go! (1.49/ 4 x 200ml bottles, in Blackcurrant and Apple, or Orange and Pear), though older fruit fans can look forward to the post-World Cup debut of Foster's Twist "Foster's lager brewed with citrus hops to add a subtle taste of lime".


Posted: 23:51 Wed 10-May-2006 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm positively sure the Really light Strawberry variant is a new addition. It did have a little "New" bade on it.
Posted: 08:50 Thu 11-May-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: wow, foster's twist sounds horrid. i can't wait!
Posted: 09:21 Thu 11-May-2006 by "Mr Plop" # permalink comment
Comment: The lime sounds ace. The Fosters part sounds awful.
Posted: 17:02 Wed 17-May-2006 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: Light Ribena tastes like Soap.
Posted: 10:46 Thu 25-May-2006 by "KatieP" # permalink comment
Comment: Really Light Ribena Blueberry is sooooo nice! :oP a billion times nicer than regular blackcurrant!!
Posted: 18:42 Thu 01-Jun-2006 by "KatieP" # permalink comment
Comment: I take my last comment back now i've drunk some more of the Blueberry Ribena!! it's vile! :o(
Posted: 09:56 Fri 02-Jun-2006 by "Cassandra " # permalink comment
Comment: I bought blueberry Ribena light from my local supermarket - blueberries are my favorite fruit, and I love regular Ribena. Just disgusting, I couldn't even finish the bottle. Its oddly thicked with some form of starch, and has a particularly strong flavour of unpleasant metalicky atrificial sweetener. Avoid.
Posted: 00:31 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "Zappomatic" # permalink comment
Comment: Very strong artificial sweetener flavour in the blueberry one.
Posted: 19:18 Sat 15-Jul-2006 by "Sam" # permalink comment
Comment: Fosters Twist is Lovely, It is a nice light beer, perfect for summer evenings inthe pub garden, be brave and try it!!!
Posted: 23:55 Sat 15-Jul-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: agreed on the blueberry ribena. i am a hardened sweetener fan and not fussy about flavours and even i think it's pretty gross. bring back strawberry!
Posted: 23:50 Tue 12-Sep-2006 by "Zappomatic" # permalink comment
Comment: I thought it could get no worse until I tried the blackcurrant Ribena Really Light - it bears very little resemblance to regular Ribena with a revolting taste and an offputting brownish colour. 90734 5 85
Posted: 12:55 Wed 27-Dec-2006 by "emma" # permalink comment
Comment: tropicana go is well nice but tropicana pure is BAD !!!!
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