"Shame on you" - Tesco bans Ribena and Capri-Sun, Twitter erupts in disappointment

Tesco is to stop selling sugary drinks in a bid to prevent childhood obesity.

First drinks to get the axe? No, not Coca-Cola. It’s Ribena and Capri-Sun.

From 7 September, Tesco will replace these drinks with no-added-sugar alternatives.

Tesco’s soft drinks buying manager David Beardmore told trade The Grocer: “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.”

Twitter has erupted with tweets berating Tesco’s decision:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • That's so pointless, all they are doing is promoting drinks for kids which have high levels of artificial sweeteners. The dangers and side effects of Aspartame for example are hugely well documented and have been for decades. If they promoted drinks which have lower levels of sugar and only natural based ingrediants then that would be a responsible stance, this is just an ill judged publicity stunt!

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