Lucozade Orange flavoured Drink

What is orange flavoured drink?

An orange drink is a sugary, sometimes carbonated, drink that contains orange flavour added to it to give the drink an orange taste.

They are non alcoholic and widely regarded as soft drinks(alcoholic drinks are regarded as ‘hard’).

The orange flavour adds no nutrional value to the drink.  Although, some orange flavoured drinks may contain little orange juice but the main components are water, sugar or any other sweetener, flavor, coloring,preservatives and additives.

For some drinks, their formulation recipe is held in secrecy.

Historically, the earliest of soft drinks were formed from a mixture of water, honey and lemon juice sold from tanks carried on the back of lemonade sellers who dispense the drinks in cups to buyers.

Now most soft drinks contain more ingredients and sold in bottles , cans or dispensed directly into disposable cups from beverage dispensers.

How to Make your Orange-flavoured Drinks at home

This is very simple and you can try it at home with the kids.
Fill up a your empty 50cl water bottle with clean water up to two-thirds.

Squeeze few drops of lemon juice from half sliced lemon into the water, mix well and add few drops of your orange flavoured powder concentrate.Add honey or sugar to sweeten to your preference.

Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, replace the bottle lid tightly, shake to mix until the baking soda and concentrate have completely dissolved(you will notice effervescence in the bottle as you shake)  then refrigerate to serve chilled.

What are the Benefits of orange-flavoured drink

Carbonated drinks give you a refreshing taste. The sugar gives your body energy,the orange flavour gives you a pleasant orange taste, ascorbic acid included in some of the orange flavoured concentrates can boost your immunity with its antioxidant effect while the cooling effect of soft drinks when served chilled keeps you hydrated and reinvigorated.

Soft drinks contain a slight amount of  caffeine that can give your body a boost and keep you alert.

Low amount of caffeine in some soft drinks have been shown to improve brain function and your stamina during workouts while having such drinks in the afternoon can help you focus more throughout your hours at work without getting weak and tired.

Unlike coffee that contains more caffeine, caffeinated orange flavoured drink contain less amount of caffeine and you are less likely to be addicted or suffer from restlessness and insomnia.

Why orange flavoured drink may be bad for you.

You are not having the real oranges so orange flavoured drink will not give you  dietary fibre that is present in real orange.

There is also need for you to be conscious of the high amount of calories present in soft drinks due to their high sugar content.

The sugar present in the drink can make you look forward to having more bottles of the drink while unknowingly undoing the progress you have made in your weight loss plan and controlling your blood sugar level.

Even diet drinks are not completely without sweeteners. For example, fructose added in less amount  because it is sweeter than sucrose which is mostly used as sweetener in most soft drinks.

Artificial sweeteners like aspartame are used in soft soft drinks and the aspartame may have negative effects on your gut health.So even your diet soft drinks should still be taken in moderation.

What is Lucozade orange flavoured drink?

This is an example of orange flavoured drink.

Lucozade was originally formulated as an energy drink “Glucozade”  in 1927 by an English Pharmacist, William Walker Hunter (trading as W. Owen & Son), it was renamed as Lucozade in 1929 before it was acquired by  was acquired by Beecham’s in 1938. 

Beecham’s is now known as GlaxoSmithKline(name change done in year 2000 when SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo Wellcome merged to form GSK).

Until 1983, Lucozade was sold as an orange flavoured, carbonated beverage and served in UK hospitals.

What are the Ingredients in Orange Flavoured Lucozade drink?

Carbonated Water,

Glucose Fructose Syrup (21%),

Orange Juice from Concentrate (5%), Acid Citric Acid),

Preservative (Potassium Sorbate),

Stabiliser (Acacia Gum),


Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid),


Colour (Beta Carotene)

Amount of energy in a 250ml serving: Energy, 660 kJ/ 155kcal.

Does Lucozade Sport orange contain caffeine?

Orange Flavoured Lucozade drink contains caffeine.

How much caffeine is in Lucozade orange?

A 380 ml bottle of Lucozade contains 46 mg of caffeine, this is about as much as a cup of tea.

How many spoons of sugar are in a bottle of Lucozade?

A 380ml bottle of Lucozade orange contains four teaspoons (equivalent of 17grams) of sugar.

What are the side effects of Lucozade?

If you consume Lucozade orange in moderation, you are very much unlikely to experience caffeine overdose symptoms  (heart palpitations, high BP, nausea and vomiting, convulsions and, in some cases, even death) and high caffeine consumption-related reduced insulin sensitivity

Can you drink Lucozade orange when pregnant?

Yes, it’s safe to drink Lucozade in pregnancy – as long as you don’t drink several bottles every day. That’s because it contains caffeine and high amount of calories which can place your health and the pregnancy in danger if you consume the drink in large quantity daily.

Benefits of Lucozade orange flavoured drink

Lucozade Energy is an effective provider of energy for the brain as well as the body with proven effects to improve your concentration, focus and physical and mental alertness. 

Does Lucozade help with hangovers?

Yes. The drink can help you with hangover as it quickly energize and rehydrate your body by helping you to raise the lowered sugar and salt levels of your body during hangover.

What are the most popular drink flavors?

Lucozade orange flavoured drink.

Appelsín( Iceland)

Aranciata from San Pellegrino.


Barr Orangeade.

Cactus Cooler (orange-pineapple)Cadbury Schweppes.

Celeste soda orange soda.

Cplus orange soda (Canada)

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