Vimto fruit cordial was invented in 1908 by John Noel Nichols of Manchester, England and marketed as a temperance drink. Vimto was first sold as a concentrated syrup to be mixed with hot or cold, still or carbonated water at the local soda fountain. In the 1920s the concentrate was made available for home use and the large syrup bottles are still popular in the Mid-East, India, and throughout the Bristish Commonwealth. The Nichols company did not begin selling a canned, pre-carbonated version of the drink until 1969.
Mmm. What a sweet fruity smell! This isn't especially fizzy but it is fruity and RED. Its like a berry cocktail. Refreshing but thick like cherry juice, its got a tart edge to it, not a mellow fruit like apple juice or grape or pear. It has the high notes of raspberry but the black currant really defines the flavor.
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, flavorings (including raspberry and blackcurrant juices), colors (caramel and FD&C Red No. 40), citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate.
J N Nichols (Vimto) plc
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