Articles tagged with: sugary drinks

Q: What is the difference between Coke Life and regular Coca Cola?

Q: What is the difference between Coke Life and regular Coca Cola?

A. Coke Life, is a bit of a marketing ploy really. It delivers a modest reduction in sugar compared with regular Coke and has a tenth of the sodium (a good thing) but the name, combined with the green colour on the label, would like you to think it’s eco-healthy and life-affirming, something it isn’t.

9 March 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Product Snapshot: Coke Life vs Coke Regular – a side by side taste test

Product Snapshot: Coke Life vs Coke Regular – a side by side taste test

Coca Cola’s latest variant Coke Life has hit our supermarket shelves and I’m sure you’ve seen it! Packaged in bright...

1 May 2015 by Guest reviewer

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

A. It all depends. Sports drinks or electrolyte drinks are effective at rehydrating as they contain lowish levels of sugars (sucrose...

17 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Are energy drinks safe for kids to drink?

Q. Are energy drinks safe for kids to drink?

A. Energy drinks are really soft drinks with caffeine whether it's added or derived from guarana, the seeds of a climbing vine native...

20 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Honey, agave and syrups

Are syrups better for you than sugar?

I'm often asked: is it worth swapping from sugar to an alternative sweet syrup such as honey or agave? The syrups are often pricier...

6 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Product review:  Devondale Fast Start

Product review: Devondale Fast Start

I'm sure you must have seen the ads for this new liquid breakfast product. They focus on the fact that it is made "from milk not...

17 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby