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Ribena Blackcurrant Concentrate (850g)

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Product information

Ribena Blackcurrant Drink has been enjoyed by generations since its launch in 1936. This popular fruit drink concentrate contains blackcurrants that have been grown in Britain and is rich in vitamin C.

If you've ever wondered, the name Ribena comes from the ‘Ribes nigru’, which is the botanical name for blackcurrant!

Most popular with customers in United States of America (USA), Italy, France, Canada, Spain, Germany, Japan, Sweden and Netherlands, but you can buy Ribena Blackcurrant Concentrate for delivery worldwide.

One of our Ribena branded products.

Ingredients

Water, Blackcurrant Juice from Concentrate (32%), Sugar, Acid (Citric Acid), Vitamin C, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulphite), Thickener (Polydextrose), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Gluconate), Extracts of (Carrot and Hibiscus), Flavourings, Sweeteners (Acesulfame-K, Sucralose).

Lifestyle / Additives

  • Free From Artificial Flavours, Free From Artificial Sweeteners.

Nutritional information

Typical Valuesper after dilution 1 part with 4 parts water per 250ml serving%RI*per after dilution 1 part with 4 parts water per 100ml%RI*
Energy, kJ/kcal223/5389/21  
Carbohydrate, g11.94.7  
of which sugars, g11.54.6  
Salt, g0.150.06  
Vitamin C, mg801003240
*RI = Reference Intake    

Storage Instructions

  1. Storage Type: Ambient.
  2. Once opened store in the fridge and drink within 21 days. Find the Best Before End date on cap or bottle top.
  3. Pack Type: Bottle.

Product reviews

A rating of 3 out of 5 Stars

By Nicholas James from Bulgaria (Republic) on

How disappointing, I am totally devastated. I remember drinking Ribena as a young boy and for many years afterwards. It was more expensive than a lot of other concentrated juices, but it was so easy to see why. The thick, deep red syrup pouring out of the bottle, diluted with water, then came that unmistakable taste packed with flavour, you could tell it was quality and packed full of all the goodness of Blackcurrants. My Nan had a soda Syphon and at the weekend we had it made with that, it was even more of a treat then. Blackcurrant has always been my flavour of choice, I never did like any other flavour of squash. I changed to Robinsons apple and Blackcurrant when that came out as it was a lot cheaper, I liked that too, despite it being totally different to Ribena. I bought a bottle of Ribena as a treat to bring back with me on my last trip, I was so excited to have some when I got home. I opened the top and it had the same delicious smell I remembered, One of those smells that you never forget. I can't begin to describe how disappointed I was, as it touched my tongue it seemed the same but as the flavour developed, it was definitely not the same and left a horrible aftertaste in my mouth that lingered. I never buy anything with artificial sweetener in it by choice. Ribena do a sugar free low sugar variety so I can't understand why they couldn't leave the original well alone to give customers the choice, even if it meant a slightly higher price, I would have bought it and I know there are thousands that would prefer the original. I will never buy it again, but good to see there are customers that do enjoy it still. I will stick to the other brand now.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Belle from United States on

My daughters absolute favourite from her childhood days in England. It is so hard to find anything even close to Ribena in the states. Black currant has such a unique flavour loved by many children. The concentrate is great to take with you and have it last. Great to send to University so they can dilute and have a taste of home. It lasts much longer than a regular squash drink.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Debra from United States on

I'm thrilled I can get Ribena sent to me here in the US. I love the taste. It is concentrated black currant juice. I mix it with plain water or sparkling water for a change. I even make some into ice cubes for a lolly treat. You can make it as strong or weak as you like and make just what you need. It ships extremely well. The bottle is plastic and the seal inside is strong. No worries about leakage.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Matthew from United States on

I've loved Ribena since I was a kid. However, they have now changed the recipe which replaced half the sugar with artificial sweeteners. It now tastes completely different and has a very chemically bitter aftertaste. Not at all pleasant. The producer could have chosen many alternative ways to deal with the UK sugar tax, unfortunately, the decision they've made leaves fans like me with no artificial sweetener free choice. So Ribena, as I've known and lived since I was a child, is gone forever. Be warned.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By LindsayKay from United States on

Ribena, a staple of every British child's diet. We're big squash fans and usually, Robinson's is our main drink but sometimes you just want the delicious taste of blackcurrants. You can't get blackcurrants here in the US and so we've been educating our US friends on this magnificent little berry. Delicious hot or cold.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Kimberley from United States on

When I first visited the UK with my grape juice mad American 3 year old it was the closest thing I could find that she would drink. Six years later she couldn't care less about grape juice any more but Ribena, which fortunately I can get at a nearby specialist grocery store but is much less expensive here, remains a staple of our household. And I had forgotten how much I liked it too.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Laura from Italy on

Ribena was my favorite drink, when I was a child. My Mother would always buy this brand, she knew it was good for me and I loved it. A few years back I fell pregnant with my beautiful daughter. As many pregnant women know, woman have food problems and I cannot forget I could not even drink water. I was lucky to find a bottle of Ribena in a shop very far from where I live and so I was able to keep fluids down. I could not find Ribena for my children and me, but thanks to the British Corner Shop, my childhood memories came back and now I am able to give these memories to my children too.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Eileen from Canada on

As a child we always had Ribena in the house, on cold days we would have it mixed with hot water. In the summer we had it chilled or made into home made ice lollies. The rich blackcurrant taste just can't be beat!. I like mine a little stronger and am pleased that I shall also be able to purchase it from your company at a better price. If you like black currants you should treat yourself to a bottle of Ribena.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By sarah c from United States on

What more can one say to a cordial that is still on the market since 1938!

Absolutely delicious, both cold or hot on a freezing rainy and dreary day!

My kids love putting Ribena in ice trays and making ice cubes with them. When we can get hold of the thin popsicle sticks that they use for lollipops, they put those in when it is halfway frozen and eat them like ice lollies.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Nina from Japan on

A taste of my childhood that is readily accessible again via British Corner Shop! I admit that Ribena is a guilty pleasure of mine, it is a lovely squash drink that can be mixed to ones taste by adding less or more of the syrup.

I appreciate the fact that the manufacturers do not seem to have made any changes to the original recipe that I remember from many years ago!

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Thomas from Finland on

Ribena Blackcurrant is a really refreshing drink that will provide you with lots of important vitamins. While this is a drink that can be enjoyed year around, it is always a treat to have a glass of it on a hot summer day.

Also I view this as a healthier choice compared to other squash drinks.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Ritchie from Netherlands on

A fantastic blackcurrant drink! Definitely beats the ready to drink version; maybe just because I like these drinks a little stronger..

Worth the price! Compared to Robinsons Apple & Blackcurrant I think this has a deeper, sweeter taste and it's a great drink to start the day with.

If you've not had it before; take the risk and order it!

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Bruna from Italy on

Here she is, the best squash/cordial on the market. In my opinion, nothing beats the flavour of Ribena, and no other kind is as nice as the original. The ready made kind tastes wishy washy, and I don't exaggerate with the quantity of Ribena that I use in my squash. It's fantastic with rum too.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Liam from Netherlands on

Ribena blackcurrant is a great squash/ cordial, made with real ingredients. You can really taste the difference with other supermarkets own brands or even some bigger brand. It is great for kids as substitute for fizzy drinks which can be very unhealthy and fake tasting. The best on the market for my family and I.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Maria Teresa from Italy on

This is the best drink ever. No one has ever made a cordial that has come anywhere near the quality or fruitfulness of Ribena. Diluted as a long drink for the children it was a special treat. Added neat to a tot of dark rum it is pure heaven. Timeless quality.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Ciara from United States on

This is the thing I miss most from home, and it's so hard to find over in the US. It's amazing any way you make it, and everyone has different ways they enjoy it, I think the best way is ice cold. The best one out there, the others just are not as good.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Rebecca from United States on

We love Ribena and life would definitely be a sadder place without it. The cheaper alternatives are nowhere near as good - this is certainly one of those products where 'brand name is best'. I also like that it's up to you how much syrup you put in a glass and therefore how much sugar you're getting. Cold, warm, or hot - wonderful!

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Patrick from Greece on

Love it.

A rating of 5 out of 5 Stars

By Peter from UK - England on

I grew up drinking Ribena and in my opinion it is still the best squash on the market today. Ribena has that rich syrup like quality, which stands it apart as a high quality drink when compared to some cheaper alternatives, which I think can sometimes taste a bit acerbic or manufactured. Ribena is the best!

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