People are certanly not happy with Tesco’s plan to ban Ribena as well as Capri Sun.
The plan, which will also see other sugary drinks including Capri-Sun removed from shelves, is being made in a bid to combat childhood obesity.

However, best-selling fizzy drinks, including Coca Cola, will stay.

Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain will be making the change on September 7, to coincide with the end of school summer holidays, when sugary drinks will either replaced by no-added-sugar alternatives or Tesco no-added-sugar own-label products.

Tesco’s soft drinks buying manager David Beardmore told trade magazine The Grocer that the changes were being made as part of an overhaul of the kids’ juice category.

He said:

“This is part of our 10-point plan against obesity and we have decided that from September we will only sell no-added-sugar drinks in the kids’ juice category.

“Most of the suppliers are supportive of it and understand what we are doing.”

A spokeswoman for Lucozade Ribena Suntory told The Grocer: “We believe it is important to offer choice for parents.

“We will have no-added-sugar flavours available in multi-pack cartons.”


So, what’s exactly in these two drinks?

Blackcurrent Ribena 500ml bottle

215 calories
0g fat
52.6g sugar

(Picture: Tesco)
(Picture: Tesco)


Capri-Sun 200 Juice Drink

82 calories
0g fat
20g sugar

(Picture: Tesco)
(Picture: REX/Shuttershock)


Does Tesco Banning Ribena and Capri-Sun bother you?