Banks Botanicals review
Banks Botanicals is a manufacturer of non-alcoholic energy drinks. The company specializes in the production of a wide variety of flavors and styles, many not available from other manufacturers.
Their notable product is the medical drink “Glucozade” which was introduced in 1931 to provide medical support for people with diabetes. It uses a pouring system that allows the powder to dissolve into water, creating a highly effervescent drink. Glucose is used in the manufacture of glucozade.
Banks Botanicals are based out of London, United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1914 and introduced its first product, a concentrated glucose drink called “Glucozade”, for diabetics in 1931. It became very popular with athletes because it provides energy without the need for consuming solid food. “Glucozade” contains glucose, water, sodium citrate, acidity regulator (citric acid), natural flavorings, and preservatives (sodium benzoate). Banks sells its products in more than 100 countries all over the world.
Some of their products include:
Energy Drink (Glucozade)
This drink was created with the intention of providing diabetics with an energy source.
Citron (orange-flavored drink)
This beverage is made of carbonated water, sugar, and citric acid. It contains no caffeine or artificial flavors that are found in most other brands. This drink has been sold under the name “Pepsi Orange” and “Citrus Crush”.
Ginger ale (Banks Lemonade)
Banks Lemonade was first introduced as a non-fizzy drink in the 1920s named “Lemonade”, then later re-branded as “Banks”. To this day it is sold under the name of Banks Lemonade.
The company does not use animal ingredients or animal testing. All their products are vegetarian friendly and they state that none of their products contain gluten, except for the Glucozade Orange product which contains “wheat glucose syrup”. Some of the beverages produced by Banks do contain caffeine. Most drinks produced by Banks have a recyclable bottle.
Banks Botanicals‘ manufacturing facilities are recognized by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for their high-quality standards.