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BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?

GUEST,Jim Martin 11 Nov 08 - 01:05 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 11 Nov 08 - 04:25 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 12 Nov 08 - 01:24 PM
skipy 12 Nov 08 - 05:27 PM
Mrs.Duck 13 Nov 08 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 14 Nov 08 - 10:48 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 14 Nov 08 - 04:16 PM
Ed T 14 Nov 08 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 18 Nov 08 - 07:40 AM
Ruth Archer 18 Nov 08 - 10:01 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Nov 08 - 02:46 PM
Cats 18 Nov 08 - 03:26 PM
Linda Kelly 18 Nov 08 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,Ligtstar 18 Nov 08 - 07:41 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 19 Nov 08 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 20 Nov 08 - 12:12 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 24 Nov 08 - 10:09 PM
Sleepy Rosie 25 Nov 08 - 05:08 AM
Spleen Cringe 25 Nov 08 - 04:16 PM
Sleepy Rosie 25 Nov 08 - 06:17 PM
Cluin 26 Nov 08 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 08 Jan 09 - 05:31 PM
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GUEST,Jim Martin 08 Apr 09 - 11:10 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 05 May 09 - 07:00 AM
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Subject: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 01:05 PM

I found this on the internet as I had been puzzled as to what had happened to one of my favourite drinks for 10 years since I was convalescing from chicken pox:

http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/index.php/chatroom/topic/2894

Apparently all was well until Britvic took over the label!

I think an all out effort is needed to pressurise them into manufacturing this very healthy drink again.

Any takers?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 04:25 PM

Cuba libre is far superior.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 01:24 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: skipy
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 05:27 PM

What would be the point of drinking it?
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 03:02 PM

Yes my first husband. He's dead now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:48 AM

Aqua Libra was a very healthy and refreshing fruit & herb drink with all natural ingredients, sweetened only with apple juice, it had the ability to restore the alkalinity balance in the digestive system when suffering from over-acidity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 04:16 PM

"All natural ingredients" is meaningless.
What ingredients? Any supporting studies?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 05:25 PM

Did anyone here ever drink Aqua Velva?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 07:40 AM

It didn't contain any artificial ingredients or chemicals (no 'E' numbers), isn't that good enough for you, 'Q'? How many drinks do you know of that have the ability to restore the acid/alkaline balance in the digestive system?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 10:01 AM

Coca cola also contains all natural ingradients, as I noticed recently on a label.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 02:46 PM

E-numbers are an EU invention. Over 900! assigned. Obviously the work of a committee of some sort.

The E-number list makes it clear that many products assigned an E-number are safe.

Additives with an E-number and classed as safe include riboflaven (vitamin B2), agar, guar, chlorophyll, curcumin (tumeric), most carotenes, calcium carbonate, gold, anti-oxidants including vitamins C and E, etc., etc. Many are natural in vegetables, many are often recommended by physicians.

Many are listed as causing stomach upset, including citric acid (in all citrus fruits); others are "suspicious." Some cause allergies in certain people. The list requires common sense and, in many cases, specialized knowledge to interpret.
Health food faddists will find some of their favorites listed.

Some are controlled in their use, but this is not stated.

List here: http://www.curezone.com/foods/enumbers.asp

Guest sounds like a chronic dyspeptic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Cats
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 03:26 PM

I used to drink loads of it. It was delicious. bring it back...


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 03:35 PM

I used to drink it but it was realy expensive so I gave it up for tonic water.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Ligtstar
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 07:41 PM

It was fantastic! I drank tons of it. Nothing has helped my aicd reflux like it did. I wish they would bring it back! I keep hoping they will. I would love to find enough people to get it back on the market again!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 10:57 AM

Let's start a petition, this is the unacceptable face of globalised captalism!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 12:12 PM

More info for those interested:

http://www.althealth.co.uk/product/details/orchid_drinks/aqua_libra/750ml/


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 24 Nov 08 - 10:09 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 05:08 AM

Yes, it made me imagine I was thinner and somehow more ladylike.
Lovely drink, but too expensive to drink everyday.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 04:16 PM

Fantastic stuff - tasted brilliant. Very sceptical about the health-giving claims but it did used to make me feel better psychologically if nothing else when hungover. I also used to be a fan of Purdys till they started putting glucose in it to turn it into a generic, sugary so-called "energy drink"...

No idea why the manufacturer tried to sell'em both as snake oil, though. They were fine in their own right as tasty, refreshing drinks and didn't need to come over all medieval on our asses...


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 06:17 PM

Hey, I don't know that I'm sure I believe all the fancy claims these health drinks make...!

I saw a young woman the other day, she was stumbling along 'sports' drink in hand. And I thought, "hmmm, those scientific isotropicglucosefructosemagicmethinnerandfitterisolates must have something a bit itchybeard about them."

On the upside, apart from the random stumbling, general ranting, low level aggression, and utterly socially unacceptable earings, she seemed pretty happy though!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Cluin
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:26 PM

Aqua Libra?    Free Water?

Did you have to pay for it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 05:31 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 06:33 AM

There's a b****y conspiracy going on to force us to buy unhealthy, sugary drinks! First it was Aqua Libra - now they've wiped Ame drinks (which I was buying since the demise of the former) off the local supermarket shelves:

dhttp://www.britvic.com/Brand.aspx?id=45

It's that Britvic crowd again!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 11:10 AM

But they (Britvic) are doing this:

http://www.britvic.com/NewsArticle.aspx?id=165

Will have to ensure my local store gets it in!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 05 May 09 - 07:00 AM

I sent this Email to Britvic with a copy to Tesco:
        
"Dear Sir,

Since your company took over the "Aqua Libra" & "Ame" brand drinks, I have been unable to find them on my local Tesco, Dunnes & Centra stores' shelves. Subsequently, I have been unable to find any other sugar/sweetener-free fizzy, fruit drinks at all!

I find this situation most unsatisfactory in a time when we are being encouraged to buy healthy food and drinks!

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=116120&messages=24

I would be very grateful to receive your comments.

Yours sincerely
Jim Martin"


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 06 May 09 - 06:43 AM

Once . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 06 May 09 - 07:46 AM

Pepsi Raw tastes jolly good I think. Though it isn't sugar free (containes unrefined sugar I think), at least it's not full of artificial sweeteners.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 07 May 09 - 06:07 AM

Britvic seem to be un-contacteable on their Email address, anyone know if they've changed it or is it part of their conspiracy?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 08 May 09 - 07:05 AM

Lo & behold - Ame drink has just re-appeared on my local Centra supermarket shelf!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,The Yukon
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 10:34 PM

I can't find it over here anymore either, and still crave it after 4 years! Maybe they had to pull it because somebody was on to their secret ingredient, hooking all of us on this delicious, healthy, champagny drink.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: kendall
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 11:15 PM

I had a Cousin who drank Aqua Velva (after shave) he's also dead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Amos
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 12:07 AM

You sure you guys aren't confusing Aqua Velva and Cuba Libres? I wouldn't mix them up if I were you. Cuba Libres make a lousy after-shave, and Aqua Velva is not good for internal applications.



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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Ken
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 12:57 PM

Aqua Libra was developed and owned by IDV (International Distillers & Vintners,)in the late 1980's. It had a DBA ("doing business as ___" )with a Swiss Company name, which was no more than a PO Box in Geneva. It's flavor profile consisted mainly of melon and tarragon extracts. It was difficult for IDV to market it because that company's expertise, sales and distribution connections and network were in the beverage alcohol sector - not in the non-alcoholic sector. I suspect that when IDV was absorbed by Grand Metropolitan which then became Diageo, the Return on Capital Employed did not merit retaining Aqua Libra in their product profile, and they sold it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,paula t
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 07:49 PM

Sorry, but at the time this was fashionable, my favourite drink was guiness and blackcurrant.(Yeuch!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 06:34 AM

Thanks for that 'Ken', I've just sent another email to Britvic to see what the current situation is with the drink.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Peggy
Date: 17 Mar 15 - 06:39 PM

I was in London 17 years ago and tried the drink Aqua Libra. Now back in London and no one knows the drink. What happened to it. It was on fearful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Musket
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 02:43 AM

If someone thinks a drink does them good, it usually does. The feel good factor keeps all sorts of niggle ailments at bay. Drinking lots of fluids that are almost all water is good too, notwithstanding what the rest is made from..

But all the tosh and bollocks about restoring alkalinity in the body etc? The only way they are allowed to make stupid claims is that the claim is benign. If the drink has a slightly high alkalinity content, gastric juices (fairly acidic) drop them through pH7 anyway, releasing their trace salt and nothing more.

If something claims scientific sounding benefits, it is either controlled through pharmaceutical licence or is below therapeutic effect. (Mind over matter)

I have no issue with benign beverage claiming benefits as part of a healthy lifestyle but there is a line to draw, as the cosmetic industry knows when pole vaulting over it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 01:30 PM

I had a flatmate in the 1950s who worked for Britvic. Used to bring Aqua Libra home. I recall it as a perfectly potable concoction, but have no recollection of any particular effects, either benign or deleterious, following actually drinking the stuff.

HTH

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 01:46 PM

Mix it with Canadian Whisky and it's a completely different story :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 05:14 AM

All these elderflower concoctions that are the rage now taste much the same as my distant memory big Aqua Libra to me: quite nice but also expensive.
For a cheaper alternative for your "acid/alkaline balance" (confirmed by endoscopy??) try soda water, free in some pubs! True Aqua Libra.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 05:16 AM

Predictive text strikes again! How did OF become BIG?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 11:51 AM

I had flatulence in the 1950's a Brit rug vac did nothing for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Musket
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 07:28 PM

I had flatulence in a crowded lift once. Still chuckle about us falling out gasping and Laughing with tears in our eyes whilst a bloke in a kilt and an American accent walked out slowly and went over to reception and asked that we (three mates up for a conference) be thrown out of the hotel.

Only in The Balmoral in Edinburgh is an American in a kilt able to claim the higher moral ground. Still, it has that rare combination of noisy and smelly. Rather proud really.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 11:41 AM

Soda water free in some pubs? Well, yes, it has happened but when I swap to it following my initial pint of something nice I've paid everything from 'can't charge you for that, sir, it doesn't cost us anything' to the same as a decent pint, so around £3.30. The pub average seems to be £1.50. Still got a driving licence, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 01:49 PM

I did,but I am on Omeprazole now ; it is most efficacious ( and free !).


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,Drew
Date: 30 Aug 15 - 07:17 PM

Yea i Drank the stuff all the time (when i could afford it that was) Had a great refreshing taste!
I contacted Britvic a few years ago to ask if they were going to start to produce it again,
(Along with Russian the pink mixer with angostura bitters in it!) that was also very nice!
Got a reply back saying that they were not contemplating bringing it back any time soon!
I guess there is more money in those sugar rich caffeine saturated energy drinks!!
(look at me i look so healthy running along drinking this! i even have my music up so loud so as not to hear my Kidneys shouting out "your Killing Me")
Sign of the times, stop making a wonderful healthy refreshing drink for an over priced can of poison


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Jim Martin
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 09:31 AM

So very, very true Guest'Drew'!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 05:18 PM

Another of those things that dissapeared without you noticing (as did Eldorado ice cream).
Did drink it in early 70s? Forgotten entirely till now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did Anybody Used to Drink Aqua Libra?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 12:26 PM

I had a Cousin who drank Aqua Velva (after shave) he's also dead.

I don't believe Aqua Vulva ever did anybody any harm.


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