Parents have complained a new quadruple-strength squash at Tesco is “radioactive” and causes children’s mouths to burn.
The new cordial hit supermarkets in December to replace the double strength squash and came in 12 different flavours.
Tesco advertised the drink as being more eco-friendly as the stronger cordial would require less plastic and means the drinker would have to use less for diluting, reports The Mirror.
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The new squash is also being billed as being better value for money, with each serving costing 1.8p instead of 2p a serving for double-strength juice.
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However, many have been left unimpressed with the new squash option, with claims it is actually damaging to their bodies
Melissa Kent wrote: “My nephew couldn’t drink the stuff as his mouth started tingling. It’s radioactive to say the least.”
One mum asked: “Has anyone else been burned by the Tesco quadruple strength squash?”
Sheila Howell said she was told to seek medical help after her three-year-old grandson got undiluted cordial on his skin which went “bright red and took over an hour to go down”.
She said: “He was in some discomfort. It makes me wonder what happens to your insides when you drink this.”
Tesco has responded saying the cordially is not “unusually strong” and there is “nothing to suggest” the new stronger variety could cause any harm.
The Sun reported that Tesco said: “When diluted correctly, our quadruple strength squash is the same strength as our other squash products.
“If it is consumed undiluted or incorrectly diluted, it will be stronger. However there is nothing to suggest this could cause any harm. The dilution instructions are clearly visible on the label.”
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