Lucozade just isn’t what it used to be. With the sugar tax affecting the diabetics favourite emergency beverage the Independent Diabetes Trust have compiled a list of substitutes that you may wish to use.
For shear portability and cuteness Emma and I are great fans of Jelly Babies but you may have your own.
60 mls Glucojuice (one bottle)
150-200mls pure fruit juice
3-4 heaped teaspoons of sugar dissolved in water
4-5 Jelly Babies
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Ah, the jelly baby! Available everywhere and delicious. If you can’t find the Bassets ones, Waitrose jelly babies are my next go-to.
I wonder if people living with diabetes mellitus can apply for an exemption to the sugar tax.
I am all about Elovate. I usually hate cherry but it works in this glucose powder. As for taxes? I bet one owudl have to pay it on Elovate.
Found this blog from searching.
My source of jelly babies have also started fiddling with the recipe; they’ve become very chewy, and the sugar content’s gone down.
Does anyone have any tips for any other substitutes that:-
* I can buy in bulk to save money
* Last a long time without going off
* I can portion into little boxes to carry with me (liquid containers could pop in my back, leaving stickines sticky residue everywhere)?
If I can’t find untampered jelly babies, I’m thinking of looking for something more medical/industrial sounding, like pure glucose blocks, or maybe it’s a liquid. I still think that products marketed to diabetics is usually rubbish!
How strange. Although funnily enough, I bought Asda’s jelly babies recently and thought they weren’t that sweet. (Didn’t keep the packet to check.) Years ago, I used to like York Fruit Jellies, but they are not that cheap – https://www.amazon.co.uk/York-Fruits-6592-200-Pack/dp/B007UN2NFK/ Or what about fudge? I find you only need a tiny bit of that because it’s so sweet? You can buy that from pick and mix stands. Ditto Scottish tablet.