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Edinburgh-based Bon Accord Soft Drinks has announced that its 100% naturally sweetened 750ml range will be available from 22 Sainsbury’s stores across Scotland in cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and Livingston.

The stores will stock sharing bottles of Rhubarb Soda, Cloudy Lemonade, and Ginger Beer, all of which are now compliant with Westminster’s HFSS regulations following a consumer-driven reformulation. The Scottish Government has its own plans for junk food legislation, and carried out a public consultation last year.

Karen Knowles, Managing Director of Bon Accord Soft Drinks, said the family-owned business was “thrilled” to be working with Sainsbury’s.

She commented: “In keeping with the latest consumer trends and customer feedback, we’ve recently revamped our recipes, meaning Bon Accord drinks are now high-fat, salt and sugar compliant. Our customers asked, and we listened! Our iconic soft drinks just got so much better with the already naturally sweetened drinks now having an even lower sugar content.”

The updated range is made using 100% natural ingredients and is packaged in 100% recyclable glass bottles.

“Our emphasis on natural ingredients and environmentally conscious packaging makes us stand out in the soft drinks space, and we can’t wait for more people to try our refreshing and better-for-you drinks,” added Karen.

With a heritage dating back to 1903, Bon Accord has been delivering soft drinks to communities across Scotland for over a century. Founded by the current owner’s great-great-grandfather, the brand was reimagined and refreshed in 2016.