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14
Jul
2009

Time to declare war on 'fake' Lemonade - join our campaign

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 14th Jul 2009 13:23

LemonadeAggghh it makes me mad…how come most of the Lemonade sold in the UK is completely clear?  In the bottle it just looks like water.  The Lemonade we make at Breckland Orchard is a mile away in terms of taste, and fruitiness from those ‘fake’ clear Lemonades!

Lets consider the ingredients of the ‘large brand’ that I saw today in the supermarket: carbonated water, sugar, lemon juice from concentrate, citric acid, flavourings, E331 – acidity regulator, aspartame, sodium saccharin, E202 preservative, ascorbic acid. Plus a little note to inform that it contains ‘a source of phenylalanine’. Now does that sound appealing? and would you really feel great letting your children drink it?

The Breckland Orchard Cloudy Lemonade is based on the recipe that my grandmother made – she used to make it for me and my sister when we were children and we just loved it.  When I had my own two little ones I harked back to the clean fresh taste of my childhood and wanted to recreate it for my own children. Its a wonderful cloudy yellow colour in the bottle – because its made with Lemons of course!  [well Lemon Juice from Concentrate to be absolutely pedantic!]  Its one of our best sellers, and people absolutely adore its zesty flavour, clean taste and refreshing qualities.  In just a few short months it has developed quite a following ….chilled over ice there is seriously nothing better than Breckland Orchard Cloudy Lemonade.

Fake Lemonades just give the real stuff a bad name. So my plea to the great British public is to declare war on ‘fake’ clear Lemonades – stick to ones with real ingredients, and you will re-discover a fabulous zing-y drink that is a million miles away in terms of taste and refreshment.

Join the Campaign for Real Lemonade! Join our on line campaign on Facebook our group is called  ‘Campaign for Real Lemonade’

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Comments


Emily Coltman
Tue 14th Jul 2009 14:42
"Fake Lemonades just give the real stuff a bad name". Too right Claire. Fake lemonade is horrid stuff! It just tastes like sweet fizzy water - nothing about lemons there at all! And shandy made with my dad's home-brewed beer and traditional cloudy lemonade tastes ten times better than shandy made with pub beer and fizzy pop! I made some blackcurrant cordial using my own home-grown blackcurrants during last month's heatwave - mmm. More power to your elbow. M

Scott
Wed 15th Jul 2009 08:09
Hi Claire, CAMLEM - cool. Rather than tubby bearded blokes in battered hats, supping ales in dark pubs, you may get crowds of mums and dads who like a bit of natural zing! Cheers m'dears! SCott

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