Yazoo (drink)

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Yazoo
Yazoo Logotype.svg
Typeflavoured drink
ManufacturerFrieslandCampina
Country of originBelgium
Introduced1960s
FlavourBanana, Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla.
Websitewww.yazoo.co.uk

Yazoo is a bottled flavoured drink, produced by FrieslandCampina and sold in Belgium,[1] France, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Over eighty million bottles of Yazoo are sold annually.[2]

Contents[edit]

Yazoo is available in four flavours; banana, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.[2] Vanilla was introduced in 2014, as a limited edition flavour. It was announced that the Vanilla flavor and other flavours would be staying. Bottle sizes range from 200 ml, 400 ml, and one litre.

From 2016 a No Added Sugar range was introduced in Strawberry, Banana and Toffee flavours.[3] The following year Chocolate was added to this range.[4] In 2018 it was announced the range was to be rebranded as Yazoo Kids.[5]

In April 2018, a limited edition Choc Mint flavour was introduced, following the results of a vote from consumers about the flavour they would most like to try as a milk drink.

In April 2019, a limited edition Choc Caramel flavour was introduced replacing the Choc Mint flavour. FrieslandCampina said that Choc Mint had generated £1 million within five months of launch and that the "target audience of 16-24-year-olds are always looking for new flavours to try."[6]

The bottles of 2015 were designed by Steve Trotman. The smaller bottles usually have transparent straws glued to the side, in a plastic wrapper. The larger bottles feature a tearaway tag on the label for easy recycling. Yazoo is suitable for vegetarians; it is a source of calcium, protein, B2 and B12. It is low in fat and contains no artificial sweeteners, colours or preservatives.

Advertising[edit]

Advertisements previously featured a green dinosaur mascot named Dino, similar to Nesquik's Quicky the Rabbit.

The new line of bottles have the phrase, "Milk shaken up" on the label.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yazoo: milk. shaken up, FrieslandCampina
  2. ^ a b "Our Products" from yazoo.co.uk
  3. ^ "Yazoo unveils new milk drink with no added sugar". Talking Retail. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  4. ^ Cronin, Eilis (24 October 2017). "Yazoo adds Chocolate flavour to No Added Sugar range". Talking Retail. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  5. ^ Wells, Liz (15 November 2018). "Yazoo revamps no added sugar range". Talking Retail. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Figures 16 and 2.8. Literacy and numeracy scores for 16-24 year-olds, 2012". dx.doi.org. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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