Rowntrees Fruit Bottle Blasts
Flicking through the Sunday papers on 27th January I saw an advert for Rowntrees Fizzy Bottles and Fruit Bottle Blasts.
“No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives” is the banner headline at the top of the page. At the bottom of the page we have the Nestle company stamp with the slogan “good food, good life.” The Fizzy Bottles packet boasts “25% fruit juice” and the Fruit Bottle Blasts has “soft centres with 50% fruit”. “Bottles full of fun!” is the final message that we are given.
Fruit juice in sweets mums? Surely these are OK for the most precious little people in your lives?
Here’s what Nestle didn’t tell you – they probably didn’t have room on the whole page advert to tell you the full extent of the nasties in these products.
The Fizzy Bottle ingredients are not easy to find on line. The Fruit Bottle Blasts contain (http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=276580264)
Glucose Syrup,Sugar ,Gelling Agents (Gelatine and Pectins) ,Citrus Fruit Flavour Filling (4.2%) [contains Fruit Juices and Purées from Concentrates (50%): Orange, Lemon, Mandarin; Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Humectant: Glycerol; Water, Stabiliser: Carrageenan; Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates; Citric Acid, Vegetable Concentrates: Nettle, Spinach; Natural Flavouring) ,Berry Fruit Flavour Filling (4.2%) [contains Fruit Juices and Purées from Concentrates (50%): Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry; Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Stabiliser: Carrageenan; Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates; Black Carrot Concentrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavouring] ,Acids [Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Citric Acid] ,Natural Flavourings ,Glaze (Palm Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, Glazing Agent: Carnauba Wax) ,Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate) ,Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates (Paprika, Black Carrot, Carrot, Hibiscus) ,Colour (Carotenes)
Do you really hate your child that much?!