Schweppes, Coca Cola pour water on Mazoe changes furore

Schweppes Zimbabwe and The Coca Cola Company are committed to offering people the drinks they want, while helping them reduce sugar intake, the two companies said yesterday.

BY BUSINESS REPORTER

“People tell us they want more drinks that taste great but also have less sugar and fewer calories,” they said in a statement.

“The sweeteners we use to do this are some of the most thoroughly researched ingredients in the world, with scientific studies consistently confirming their use and safety. They have been confirmed as safe by globally recognised authorities and local regulatory bodies.”

The call comes amid concern there has been a change in the ingredient formulation for Mazoe syrups and Mazoe Orange Crush.

“We take pride in what we do and listening to feedback and preferences for taste is a key element to this. As we move towards being a total beverage company and introduce more new drinks and recipes, we commit to communicating the changes we are making,” they said.

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17 Comments

  1. why did our Mazoe now have this additive of Phenylalanine when it has so many side effects and these include :
    Phenylalanine can trigger allergic reactions, with symptoms such as:

    Itching
    Swelling of the face or hands
    Trouble breathing
    Tingling feeling in the mouth

    Side effects may include:

    Heartburn
    Fatigue
    Nausea
    Constipation
    Dizziness
    Headache
    Anxiety and hypomania (a milder form of mania)
    Sedation
    Jitteriness and trouble sleeping
    may the reporter of this article get us answer from schweppes in the name of our good health

  2. You must not take consumers of your products for granted. The choice should be ours whether to drink mazoe with 100% sugar or not. If you are so concerned about our health why not put the artificial sweeteners in coke

  3. Juliet Chikoore

    You must not take consumers of your products for granted. The choice should be ours whether to drink mazoe with 100% sugar or not. If you are so concerned about our health why not put the artificial sweeteners in coke

  4. BOYCOTT MAZOE!

  5. why dont they do that to coke which is said to have lots of sugar than the mazoe they are worried about.

  6. …..You have just lost one consumer, ME. I used to drink Mazoe orange crush and Mazoe blackberry. The last lots i drank tested horrible. Little did i know you tempered with the manufacturing recipe. By the way, When did Schweppes Zimbabwe became part of Delta?

    1. it has always been a subsidiary of Delta

    2. tempered ? or maybe TAMPERED , these words have different meanings, study and see !!!

  7. keeep your mazowe and coke we will keep our Zimbabwe ,rubbish.i now buy that balihouse thing your mazowe tastes like colgate

  8. I used to like Mazowe orange crush much and because of this I have decided to go for quench drink and also buy a blender and start making my own fruit juice.Zim companies in food industry take people for granted sure.

  9. bad idea

  10. Tampering with Mazoe is tantamount to tampering with the national flag.

  11. Tartrazine in mazoe, which has side effects also. Wonder if u really care about yours consumers. No more mazoe mumba mangu

  12. This is unacceptable and they didn’t even bother to inform us. Forced to start looking for other brands for the first time ever

  13. ur products now disappointing. stopped buying mazowe it tastes like jolly juice

  14. dilute, dont substitute

    Sugar content should be a non issue in a dilutable drink vs ready to drink! If it’s too sweet those people sending that ‘feedback’ should just add more water! How hard is that? The simple truth here is cocacola get to make more money per unit for a now inferior product.

  15. @ Business Reporter, this is a poor article. It should have been an investigative report. It reads like it was written by #Schweppes Zimbabwe itself. Not impressed by Newsday, who are you protecting? If Mazoe Orange Crush is bad for Human consumption and especially for our children then you should get to bottom of the whole issue. Schweppes should prove beyond reasonable doubt that their products are not dangerous to humans..

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