Post Sugar Tax Drinks Audit


So in response to the government’s sugar tax on soft drinks, many manufacturers have lowered the sugar content rather than raising the price.

Please share which ones you’ve tried and whether they’re acceptable.

Thread for documenting things that you're pretty sure they've recently changed the recipe of

I’ll start us off.

Reduced sugar irn bru seems acceptable. You can taste the difference but it’s ok.

Reduced sugar Snapple is unfortunately a big disappointment. At first taste it’s fine but then there’s a subtle but nasty synthetic aftertaste. RIP Snapple.


Dr Pepper suffers


I’ve been on the sugar free ginger beer for years. It’s fine once you adjust, but you can’t ever go back.


noooo not snapple! :open_mouth: that’s my go-to for a special kind of hangover


Strawberry and kiwi mannnnnnn :cry:


fao: @grievoustim

my lilt tasted a bit more synthetic than in the past, i think. it’s ages since i’ve had one, mind.

it was ok, probably not quite as nice as before, though.


7up tastes like 7up, it’s hard to get lemonade wrong


Isn’t it lemon and lime?


They should have just made the cans smaller I reckon


That’s lemonade in my book


I don’t really drink fizzy drinks.


Thank you for that valuable input :smiley:


Can’t believe I just asked that for ffs sake.


Same. Apart from a can of Coke about once every 2-3 months :confused:


You’re welcome.


I can confirm from the bottle one foot away from me that yes, it is lemon and lime flavour. Jfc.


I’m more partial to a fizzy grape & elderflower from Pret.


Now that is a good one that I can confirm has not been affected (yet)


Glad 7 up free has built the confidence to not offer 20% extra free, it doesn’t need to it is the best sugar free option