On 6th April 2018, the UK Government will begin to charge a levy on full sugar soft drinks that are over 5mg sugar per 100ml. We are pleased to say that this levy currently only impacts 2 drinks on our menu: Coca-Cola Classic and Ramune Soda.
The money from the tax goes to the government and is part of their initiative to help tackle obesity. It is implemented throughout the UK in every local shop, pub, petrol station, supermarket and vending machine. YO! does not profit from this.
To further support this initiative, we are introducing new zero sugar drinks to our menu - Dash Water and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. Sprite will only be available in a zero sugar and our Aloe supplier is also reformulating their product to reduce sugar as well. Natural fruit juices are not impacted by the sugar levy.
As we have already printed our menus for March we have included the sugar levy on these 2 drinks. However all the money raised by this increase between now and the 6th of April 2018 will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
For more information on the sugar tax please click here
For more information on GOSH please click here