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Lucozade

The Lucozade that I remember from the 70s came in a large glass bottle, and was wrapped in yellow cellophane. The top part of the bottle - where it narrows towards the cap - had little raised glass bumps on it. Lucozade was intended for people who were sick or convalescent - presumably it provided a jolt of glucose. It was bright orange and fizzy.

My Mum always gave it to me when I had one of those horrible stomach bugs. She figured that even if I didn't manage to keep it down very long, some of the glucose would still get into my system. I would have a small glass of it by the bed, with a straw so that I didn't have to sit up too far to take a sip. If it was a brand-new bottle, the bubbles could be a bit of a shock to a queasy tummy. Unfortunately, I came to associate it so strongly with being sick, that as a teenager just seeing a bottle of it would start my stomach churning, and I couldn't even drink it when I was well, never mind when I was sick.


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Lucozade in the US Last post by zabadak
26 September 2015

Do You Remember Lucozade?

Do You Remember Lucozade?

  • Anonymous user
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    I never understood the yellow cellophane wrapping but loved it. Only allowed to drink it when I was bunking off..I mean when I was sick. Who remembers the adverts with Daley Thompson?
  • Anonymous user
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    If that's not all, I wish they made chewy bonbons and mini chew bars of Summer Fruits Lucozade Hydro Active.
  • Anonymous user
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    I love lucozade,Ive drunk it for 50 years,dosnt keep its fizz as long since its been put into plastic bottles.
  • Anonymous user
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    Does anyone remember 'Lucozade Hydro Active'? It was fruit flavoured water; I liked the 'Summer Fruits' flavour. I *miss* it.
  • Anonymous user
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    My mum occasionally gave Lucozade to me when I wasn't well (in the 60s). But I also got my husband to bring some in for me when in hospital having my babies in the late 70s. I used to love the stuff - it is still sold in the shops but is nothing like it was and new flavours have been introduced as well. Uurrgh!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes I only got it while ill. The stuff today does not quite taste the same, maybe it is different today, or maybe things just taste different when you are ill.
  • Anonymous user
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    I used to get given it when I was ill with chicken pox or measles etc. I do remember the distinctive taste and it was kind of a magical potion, bright orange and wrapped in the glowing cellophane which made it 'special'! Not sure if the modern version is the same ...
  • Anonymous user
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    Ideal tonic when you have kids and are suffering greatly with a hangover!
  • AnythingButOrdinary7
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    Do they still make Lucozade?
  • Anonymous user
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    probably the worst thing to give a child when they are sick. my daughter had to have a round of blood tests to prove she wasn't diabetic because she was drinking the stuff while she was ill. the modern bottled stuff tastes totally different to when we were kids. the canned lucozade tastes much nicer and closer to the original that you remember in the glass bottle