I am appalled by the amount of drinks aimed at children which use artificial preservatives, colours, flavourings and sweeteners. Although as a family we mostly drink water or herbal teas, it’s sometimes nice to have a sweeter tasting fruit drink. Rocks Organic do a great range or drinks with no artificial ingredients. We particularly like the lemon, orange and blackcurrant drinks. They really taste of fruit which I find other cheaper brands don’t. They are a healthier alternative to many other brands.
I would strongly recommended that parents have a close look at the ingredients on the drinks they buy for their children. Sodium Benzoate, Sulphar Dioxide, Potassium Sorbate and Dimethyl Dicarbonate are all harmful preservatives that some manufacturers use to prolong their drinks shelf life. Some well know and popular brand drinks use the artificial sweetener aspartame which can have a nervous and behavioural effect on some people.