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Caffeine is not a prohibited substance in sport?[edit]

I'm sure I remember the Italian cyclist Gianni Bugno being banned after testing positive for excess caffeine. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.109.239.145 (talk) 21:59, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Citation needed for hypoglycaemia(sp?) treatment[edit]

Not because I don't think it's true... I know it is. But because wikipedia can't be giving out medical advice; we should only be repeating others'. JulesH 18:34, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Discrimanatory[edit]

Why does does article only talk about lucozade in Great Britain and Ireland? i ihave previously put references to its sale in Africa only for them to be removed. This, my friends is called racism, Someone didn't think the Africans weren't important enough to warrant their inclusion in this article.

  • why not write to your MP to complain? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.12.167.55 (talk) 22:42, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Must be popular with Commie game designers?[edit]

Speaking of the Commodore 64, a bottle of Lucozade is among the objects found scattered around the landscape of the Young Ones videogame, another adaptation. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Asat (talkcontribs) 07:53, 4 March 2007 (UTC).

And it was parodied in Simon the Sorcerer II , in the form of 'mucusade'

Caffeine??[edit]

The article says lucozade doesn't include caffeine.

Yesterday I was drinking some and to my surprise the ingredient list says (inter alia) "flavourings (including caffeine)"

Caffeine's a flavorant now? What's it taste like?
I suppose you could chew a Pro Plus tablet and see, if you're that curious. :) 78.146.151.122 (talk) 18:26, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

glass bottles till 1983?[edit]

person 1: That can't be right - I remember buying it in glass bottles with the plastic wrap in Ireland, and I wasn't born in 1983... --85.134.182.22 (talk) 19:38, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

person 2: agreed. i drank loads of lukozade while at university (1999-2002). i remember it changing during that time.

Markets[edit]

Is it and the associated branded products only for sale in the UK and Ireland? If not, where else? I've never seen it in France or Germany, just Gatorade. --81.105.242.11 (talk) 23:11, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

It is available in Australia. But the Locozade sold in Australia is made in China (at least, it was while GSK still owned it) which makes the first paragraph inaccurate through omission where it only states it is made in Gloucestershire. 58.7.190.37 (talk) 03:21, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Sugar content[edit]

The bottle I am currently drinking (500ml Lucozade Original) states that a 250ml serving contains 21.8g of sugar, therefor a 500ml bottle would contain 43.6g of sugar, not 85g as on the wiki page. Ademus4 (talk) 10:48, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

  • It states the amount of sugar in a LITRE, 2x 43.6 is 87.2g, so 85g would be right — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.12.167.55 (talk) 22:56, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Inventor?[edit]

Other sources quote Newcastle chemist MW Hunter as the inventor, not William Owen. Research continues, but my current best guess is that Hunter invented it and Owen only manufactured it in his Newcastle premises. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.5.14.110 (talk) 10:19, 9 March 2012 (UTC)


Lucozade was first formulated in the 1920s by MW Hunter, a now-forgotten pharmacist living in Newcastle who at the time worked for the Barras Bridge pharmacy of WW Owen & Son Ltd. Cassandrathesceptic (talk) 14:19, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

In "sporade" the lexeme "spor" stands for "sport" in "gatorade" the lexeme "gator" stands for "aligator", nothing needs to be explained about powerade but in "lucozade" what does "lucoz" mean? It has anything to do with "lycos" (wolf)? or with "glucose" (sweetener)? or what does it means?Undead Herle King (talk) 23:37, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

  • looks like it'll take more than 3 years to find the answer, why not write to your MP about this, maybe they know the answer? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.12.167.55 (talk) 22:52, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

African Markets?[edit]

Do we not need to include a section on the African markets, who I believe make their own brands, but still owned by GlaxoSmithKline?

Lucozade Boost is a massively popular energy drink all over Africa - sold in a carton like Ribena. It's also delicious. Let's put it in! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.201.220.10 (talk) 08:12, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

  • apparently, no-one else (except us) gives a shit about Africa, maybe because they are fucking racists. We are all a shade of grey, not clearcut into black or white.

Answer me this[edit]

is it true that if you drink lots of Lucozade, you cannot be killed by conventional means? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.12.167.55 (talk) 22:50, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Lucozade Sport Lite 2011?[edit]

I'm sure Lucozade Sport is much older than that though, perhaps not like it is now. I remember in coming out in the nineties, I believe, andgot it a lot from vending machines a my leisure centre. I don't to leisure centres so much these days. But when it first came out it was carbonated like regular Lucozade then they brought out a still version 'Lucozade Sport Still.' Now it seems it's all still. I miss the carbonated version.212.159.23.218 (talk) 18:26, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Damn it Liverpool City Council[edit]

The part about Lucozade being targeted by the Liverpool City Council in an anti-sugary drinks campaign is funny because it ends with "Posters will be displayed in doctors' surgeries and hospitals." like it was copied and pasted from a press release.

--2601:199:4302:ABE0:CC19:A784:5E4:6A13 (talk) 00:09, 22 February 2017 (UTC)