Frequently Asked Questions Contact Rio


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What is in Rio?

Rio Tropical is a blend of 11% real fruit and juice in lightly sparkling water, find out more about the delicious refreshing blend here.

Is Rio suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yep, Rio is an animal free zone and gelatin is not used in our manufacturing process.

Is Rio gluten and dairy free?

Yep, both our Rio Tropical and Tropical Light are gluten and dairy free so suitable for those with gluten or dairy intolerances. We cannot guarantee that the factory that Rio is manufactured in is 100% gluten or dairy free.

Does Rio contain caffeine and alcohol?

Nope, none of those here. Although if you’re over 18 and want to try a totally tropical Rum & Rio cocktail check out our fab recipes here.

Has the Rio Tropical recipe changed?

It has, after months of planning we have launched a new and improved recipe for our Rio Tropical drink. We have made this change to improve the nutritional profile of Rio Tropical, which has involved increasing the percentage of fruit juice and puree from concentrate and reducing the overall sugar content by through the use of sweeteners such as Sucralose and Acesulfame. The result, we believe, is the best version of Rio to-date, and as part of the planned changes, we conducted a consumer tasting and trial to achieve the perfect formulation. The results were a resounding success, with consumers rating the reformulated product highly.

How much sugar has been removed?

Prior to the change, our Rio Tropical contained over 10g of sugar per 100ml. The reformulation has removed over 50% of the total sugar content compared to the original recipe, reducing it to less than 4.5g per 100ml.

How much vitamin C does the Rio Tropical drink have?

Rio Tropical includes 10mg of vitamin C per 100ml. Vitamin C helps to protect the cells in your body and keep them healthy.

What is the inspiration behind Rio?

No surprises here, Rio is inspired by the city of Rio in Brazil! We took creative inspiration from the vibrant street art of Brazil.

Where can I buy Rio in the UK?

Rio is available in convenience retail and online on Amazon. Check out our where to buy page to find your nearest stockist. Buy here!

Who owns the Rio brand?

Rio is owned by AG Barr p.l.c.

Boost Drinks Ltd manage the sales, marketing and distribution of the Rio brand.

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