This story began way back in 1938, so for over 75 years we've been making the delicious taste of Ribena. Here's a fantastic fact for you. The name Ribena comes from the Latin word for blackcurrants, ‘Ribes Nigrum’.
The Blackcurrant drink on everyone's lips
Invented by Dr Vernon Charley Ribena was distributed for free to kids and pregnant women as an important source of Vitamin C during the war.
80 years ago in 1938 Ribena made its debut on the British high streets. Marketed as 'The natural health drink of our time' it was the first beverage to contain the fruity goodness of Blackcurrants, rich in vitamin C. It wasn't long before it became the fruit drink loved by all that we know today.
Over 95% of blackcurrants grown in the UK become the great tasting Ribena we so dearly love. We know every farm from where our crops are harvested having worked with generations of passionate blackcurrant growers. So from bush to bottle we ensure only the finest blackcurrants make it into Ribena!
Today Ribena has a range of products for all and remains the number one drink now juice drink brand.