Ribena Founder, Dr Vernon Charley, a leading scientist at The University of Bristol first produced a berry-licious blackcurrant syrup in 1938.
He noticed blackcurrants contained vitamin C, so he distributed free Ribena to children and expectant mothers during WW2 when other fruits with vitamin C were scarce.
Dr Charley lived most of his life in The Forest of Dean and our Coleford factory is still there, open and busy making berry-juice drinks.
Delight your dinner party guests with this one:
The name Ribena comes from the Latin word for blackcurrants.