28 DRINKS – bitter sweet refreshment.

Carbonated beverage for adult tastes.

More variety in the range

28 DRINKS is available in four varieties:

  • 28 DRINKS Bitter Lemon
  • 28 DRINKS Tonic Water
  • 28 DRINKS Ginger Ale
  • 28 DRINKS Pink Grapefruit Mint

 

Typical 28 DRINKS

  • the right balance of bitter features and sweetness
  • ideal for mixed drinks and as a filler
  • fine-bubbly carbonation
  • no caffeine or taurine
  • contains no preservatives

28 DRINKS – Without bitter, there's something missing
28 DRINKS are the perfect partner for mixing, and their adult taste makes them the ideal refreshment for everyone for whom standard carbonated beverages are too sweet.

Available in 0.25 l cans and the 24-can case.

28 DRINKS ingredients

Fruit content

Depending on the variety, contains fruit juice made from fruit juice concentrate.

Sugar

Depending on the variety, 28 DRINKS contains 9.2 g to 11 g of sugar.

Acidifier

Addition helps round off the taste and stabilises 28 DRINKS microbiologically. Addition is indicated on the label.

Antioxidant: ascorbic acid

Ascorbic acid (i.e. vitamin C) binds oxygen to stabilise the flavours. This is how 28 DRINKS retains its taste and its colour until the "Best before" date. Addition of ascorbic acid is indicated on the label.

Quinine

Quinine is a bitter-tasting, white crystalline powder extracted from the bark of the quina tree (Cinchona). It is used as a flavouring in the food industry. Use of quinine is indicated on the label. 

Natural flavouring

Natural flavouring consists exclusively of natural flavouring substances or flavour extracts derived from a natural source.

Stabiliser: locust bean gum

A plant-based substance extracted from the seeds of the carob tree, locust bean gum is used in the stabilisation of carbonated beverages.

Calories

The calorie count of the 28 DRINKS varieties is (calories / 100 ml): Bitter Lemon 40 kcal, Tonic Water 38 kcal, Ginger Ale 38 kcal and Pink Grapefruit Mint 44 kcal.

28 DRINKS FAQ

What is quinine?

Quinine is a bitter-tasting, white crystalline powder extracted from the bark of the quina tree (Cinchona). In medicine, quinine is used to treat malaria as well as night-time cramps of the calf. In the food sector, quinine is used as a flavouring, particularly in drinks, such as bitter lemon and tonic water. Consumption of beverages containing quinine should be avoided during pregnancy. Quinine must be listed by name among the ingredients printed on the label of beverages that contain it.

Does it contain caffeine?

All varieties are caffeine-free.

Why are flavours needed?

Added flavours permit optimised flavour profiles in line with consumers' wishes.

How much sugar is in 28 DRINKS?

Depending on the variety, 28 DRINKS contains 9.2 g to 11 g of sugar.

What is the shelf life of 28 DRINKS?

The minimum shelf life of 28 DRINKS in glass bottles is 24 months. In cans it is 18 months. In various countries, the 'Best before' date may be shorter than this due to legal requirements.