Apologies for the flurry of posts today – it’s probably the first Sunday in a long time when I’ve not had any major pressing work to do.
Did you that under UK law, a product does not have to declare its alcohol content unless it is greater than 0.5%? Furthermore, several common brands of drinks actually contain alcohol, but are under the 0.5% limit – these include Tango, Lucozade, Schweppes Shandy, Vimto, Red Bull and Ribena.
Of course, you’d have to drink a lot of these drinks to be even slightly tipsy – most have less than 0.1% alcohol content and therefore you’d need to drink several litres before you begin to feel the effects. And since most of these contain large amounts of sugar, you’re far more likely to be very hyper than drunk.
Is this a big deal? Well, that depends. I got the information from the web site of our local Halal supermarket, which serves the local Muslim community. Foods and drinks that contain alcohol are considered ‘haram’, or prohibited under Islamic teachings.