Hello everyone! How’s your Saturday? I just came back from a baby shower and feeling so hot & sticky! With no rain and minimal wind, the weather has been really hot and stuffy (Not to mention, Hazy!).. Upon reaching home, i was craving for something icy cold and refreshing – The Ribena Pineapple & Passionfruit Drink to the rescue!
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you! Ribena has just introduced its first non-blackcurrant drink in Singapore. The Ribena Pineapple & Passionfruit Fruit Drink with pure fruit extracts allows one to experience the new citrusy, tropical sensation that tingles the tastebuds with every sip! This brand new ready-to-drink variant offers fans who can’t get enough of Ribena’s fruity goodness the best of both worlds – the refreshing flavour of the pineapple & passionfruit. This tropical refreshment is more than just a drink as it contains one’s daily fulfillment of Vitamin C – which aids in body’s immunity system.
A little background story on Ribena- Developed in 1938 by Dr. Vernon Charley of Bristol University, the blackcurrant syrup derived its name from Ribes Negrum, the Latin word for blackcurrant. Ribena was first launched in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong) in 1980s. Made from 100% New Zealand blackcurrants, with no artificial colour, flavour or sweetener, it was the first beverage to contain the fruit goodness of blackcurrants, rich in Vitamin C. Each serving of Ribena meets the daily Vitamin C requirements of both adults and children, building the foundation of a healthy and happy life.
Since its global introduction 75 years ago, Ribena has stayed true to its original positioning, packing the beverage with Vitamin C. A crucial component in our diet, the consumption of Vitamin C brings about numerous health benefits. This natural antioxidant stimulates the body’s immune system, and helps to neutralise harmful toxins.
The newly launch first non-blackcurrant flavour is also rich in Vitamin C and the beverage’s zesty tang comes from real fruit juice. This refreshing beverage is the perfect thirst-quencher for this tropic we live in throughout the year. When served chilled, one is able to experience the juicy goodness of the pineapple and passionfruit and fulfill his/her Vitamin C intake all within a bottle.
This tropical refreshment is also more than a drink. Its versatility gives one freedom to customise and concoct different types of beverages such as cocktails and mocktails for every occasion. Moreover, it is suitable for all age groups, young and old alike, making it a wholesome beverage option and energy booster.
A fun fact – Ribena Pineapple and Passionfruit Fruit Drink can easily be used in many recipes! You have the freedom to customise and concoct different types of beverages from it – mocktails for the kids, and cocktails for the adults.
￼Pineapple and Passionfruit Margaritas Mocktail Recipe (Serves four):
What you need:
1 bottle of Ribena Pineapple & Passionfruit
1 cup orange juice & 10 small lime
2 cups ginger ale
Sufficient ice cubes
Sufficient salt and lime juice – rims of the glasses ß 1 pineapple wedge for 4 cups – garnish
Step 1: Rub rims of four glasses with lime; dip rims in salt and set aside
Step 2: Combine Ribena Pineapple and Passionfruit, orange juice, ginger ale, lime juice, and ice in a pitcher
Step 3: Pour the concoction into the glasses with its rims dipped in salt (Step 1)
Step 4: Stir and it is ready to serve
I’m a fan of Ribena since young and this new non-blackcurrant beverage by Ribena is something new and delicious! The Ribena Pineapple & Passionfruit Fruit Drink comes in a re-sealable bottle for easy consumption on-the-go. It is highly refreshing when served cold and i like it that it is not very sweet! The unique combination of Pineapple and Passionfruit gives the drink a zesty and fruity punch – a little sweet, a little sour and deliciously different! I hope that Ribena will launch the Sparking version soon! 🙂
Ribena Pineapple & Passionfruit Fruit Drink retails at $1.80 for 500ml and it is available at all Cold Storage, FairPrice, Sheng Siong, and all leading supermarkets and convenience stores. For more information on Ribena, please visit their FB page
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