Tesco banning Ribena to combat child obesity

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:rofl:

It's like banning Bacardi Breezer to combat alcoholism.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-10420961.html

http://www.theguardian.com/business/...bena-capri-sun
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Thats dumb. Ribena is hardly the worst thing they sell that could make you obese :lol:
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Damn

A nice carton of Ribena is the one thing all the white girls love
Ok I think you're trolling now
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The incompetence of the people at Tesco is astounding. I suppose years of falsifying sales wasn't bad enough, so now they're just going for good ol' dumbassery to help them to their grave.
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Publicity stunt
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Publicity stunt
Yep, though tbf don't both Ribena and Capri Sun do "no added sugar/low sugar" varients, so is this just the vanilla version which is banned? I know Capri Sun have a no added sugar version now which basically means 1% sugar compared to 20 something, pretty sure Ribena has one.

Also by the by, Tesco's own brand High Juice Blackcurrant squash is 20% sugar, putting in the high sugar range, removing that too I assume?
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The incompetence of the people at Tesco is astounding. I suppose years of falsifying sales wasn't bad enough, so now they're just going for good ol' dumbassery to help them to their grave.
More than likely sales of Ribenna have just gone so downhill its being made into a sacrificial lamb as a way to try and look good and get rid of a dead product
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Is it too much to expect parents to feed their children properly?
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The drinks buyer at Tesco better be damn sure he knows what he's doing.
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lol
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What a joke.
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I love drinking Ribena but that's beside the point.

I doubt Ribena leads to child obesity. Why not remove the donuts and countless brands of chocolate? The stupidity of Tesco overwhelms me.
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(Original post by Fango_Jett)
The incompetence of the people at Tesco is astounding. I suppose years of falsifying sales wasn't bad enough, so now they're just going for good ol' dumbassery to help them to their grave.
My thoughts exactly.
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Childhood obesity isn't caused by any one particular food or drink, it's caused by parents not understanding (or caring) about the nutrition of their child. Some kids get obese on massive portions of home cooked meals, others crisps and others sugary drinks and treats. Though of course sugary drinks and high calorie snacks are linked because well... they're high calorie. But you still need to eat them in excess over a long period of time of them to get that fat.

No need to make products looks like the problem, it's the lack of care and knowledge from parents that is the problem.
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Bring back fat camps and get these pudgy little soda guzzlers on the treadmill.
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A lot of obese actually drink sugar free soda's and that leads to some conspiracy theorists to believe sweetners cause obesity. Rubbish they are just eating far too much food while I do think those who drink a lot of sugary drink may eat less as they're their calories from drink instead of food?
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(Original post by ElLoco)
A lot of obese actually drink sugar free soda's and that leads to some conspiracy theorists to believe sweetners cause obesity. Rubbish they are just eating far too much food while I do think those who drink a lot of sugary drink may eat less as they're their calories from drink instead of food?
Ah the classic diet coke whilst eating a massive burger and chips :')
Aaha, though many sweeteners do increase appetite in many people. So while they don't cause weight gain themselves, they certainly don't help those trying to lose weight.
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Lol. If they want to combat obesity then half their store would be empty. Get rid of the crisps, chocolates, sweats, fizzy drinks, biscuits and pastries. Clear the freezers of Ice creams, lollies and unhealthy frozen meals. I recently tried to go healthy and wrote of shopping list of healthy food items. I was in and out in less than ten minutes. Strong will power is better than these publicity stunts.
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If they are planning on banning them, why are they on special offer?

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Yet they haven't banned products containing Aspartame, which is a nerve poison...
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