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Calls for Govt to set sugar reduction targets on fizzy drinks

Some soft drinks contain so much sugar the Government should set reduction targets in order to tackle obesity, health campaigners said. The call comes after 79% of supermarket fizzy drinks were found to exceed the recommended daily amount of sugar.

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Old Jamaica ginger beer 'designed to be a treat'

Old Jamaica ginger beer was found to contain the most sugar with 13 teaspoons per can in a survey carried out by Action on Sugar but its makers say the drink was "designed to be a treat".

Old Jamaica ginger beer was found to contain the most sugar with 13 teaspoons per can, according to a survey carried out by Action on Sugar. Credit: oldjamaicagingerbeer.com

A spokesperson from Old Jamaica Ginger Beer said: “Old Jamaica Ginger Beer is produced using a traditional recipe, which includes authentic Jamaican root ginger, to create its trademark fiery taste and is designed to be a treat."

"We also offer a light version of Old Jamaica Ginger Beer which delivers the same flavour intensity but with no sugar," the spokesperson added.

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