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Rosehip Syrup

My sister used to live on the stuff! I hated Rosehip Syrup, so I can't actually remember that much about it, except it was red and very syrupy. The bottle was a lovely shape, though, and I think it may have been brown glass. The logo was green and red perhaps?

Rosehip Syrup has always been thought to keep nasty winter colds at bay, because of all the vitamin C it contains. It resembles medicine, but was often diluted with hot water to create a soothing tropical drink for kids that tasted in parts like mango. I've heard some people even put it on their ice cream instead of raspberry sauce or maple syrup and even in their rice pudding!

Haven't seen it for nigh on 30 years now, but maybe it is still available in health-food shops.


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Rosehip Syrup Last post by remember
02 February 2009

Do You Remember Rosehip Syrup?

Do You Remember Rosehip Syrup?

  • Anonymous user
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    its the eec that banned it all these do gooders we loved it and was good for you I used to pick them for the school and get pocket money for it
    • Anonymous user
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      Me too,but we collected for school or cubs . Many bloodied hands !
  • Anonymous user
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    I was given a glass of this most days along with a Haliborange tablet.
  • Anonymous user
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    wow that brings back memories, i used to have delrosa hip sysrup in a 'dinky' bottle and when my mum used to give it to my little sister i used to sneak a drink of it
  • Anonymous user
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    Oh my that brings back memories. The rosehip syrup that used to be put in baby bottles was called Delrosa - i used to have a spoonful of it everyday as a youngster and LOVED it! Delrosa also made an orange syrup too - not half as nice tho! Bring back Delrosa!
  • Anonymous user
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    I seem to remember babies having this rosehip in dinky bottles.Thats a very tiny plastic bottle with one of those old fashioned brown teats on them.I wanted one for my tiny tears.cathy
  • Anonymous user
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    I've been hunting everywhere for this. It reminds me of my Nan. Shame they don't make it any more.