Tuesday, March 27

Ribena Rumbled

The problem of making scientific sounding claims in your advertising is that it is always possible that someone would actually go ahead and test them. Ribena's statement that blackcurrants contain four times as much vitamin C as oranges has now landed them in trouble down under, after two schoolgirls measured the vitamin C in Ribena and found there basically wasn't any. Parent company GlaxoSmithKline state the problem only affected Ribena in Australia and New Zealand

I'm also glad someone somewhere appears to be teaching science to teenagers, rather than just teaching them to pass science exams.

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