It'll be interesting to see what effect people "stocking up" on the old stuff and simply wanting to try the new stuff. There's a loud following of people who bang on about never buying the new stuff on social media - personally I don't notice the difference.
They’ve changed Lucozade too. I thought the bottle I was drinking at the weekend was off until it clicked that it might be due to the sugar tax. I looked at the ingredients and it was full of artificial sweeteners.
I’m not a huge fan of the new Irn Bru but at least it is drinkable. The new Lucozade is vile. I chucked it away.
This will definitely be down to folk buying the original when they could see it. It's still available in heaps of newsagents just now with the "39p phenomenal value" across the top while the supermarkets have had the larger packs of cans on sale. I thought it'd be hard to get early Feb so wouid buy a couple when I saw them.
My main issue wasn't with taste but the use of aspartame which, as some others have said themselves, I avoid. I did try one out of curiosity and I could tell the difference, it's got that chemical taste to it.
I noticed Red Kola is down in sugar but doesn't have aspartame in it so not sure what they've done there.