What's in Rose's Lime Cordial?
April 13, 2009 8:41 PM   Subscribe

Do you have Rose's Lime Juice or Rose's Lime Cordial in your house? Can you list the ingredients and your country? I've been told that in some countries it contains HFCS and am curious which countries this is (wikipedia says USA alone, but am curious).
posted by You Should See the Other Guy to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm the US. HFCS is the second ingredient.
posted by Maisie Jay at 8:50 PM on April 13, 2009

Also in the USA.

Ingredients: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Concentrated Lime Juice, Sodium Metabisulfite, Blue 1.
posted by brassafrax at 9:02 PM on April 13, 2009

I'm in Canada. Bottle says: water, sugar, concentrated lime juice, citric acid, natural flavour, sodium metabbisulphite, colour.
posted by SoftRain at 9:44 PM on April 13, 2009

Coca-Cola Ltd. publishes ingredients on its websites. According to the UK site, the UK Rose's contains sugar.

And other people have wondered before, too: Here's a report on Canadian Rose's, which contains sugar.
posted by mendel at 9:49 PM on April 13, 2009

Man, this is a bummer. Does anyone know of a grenadine and lime juice that does not have HFCS? I wish I'd checked the label before I bought it.
posted by Maisie Jay at 10:11 PM on April 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks for your answers so far, folks. Yeah, I'm in Canada and no HFCS here, which is surprising as we often take our cues from the USA. I'm still wondering if any other country does this.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:37 PM on April 13, 2009

HFCS is not actually cheaper than sugar! However, the United States has restrictive tariff-rate quotas protecting domestic sugar producers, which leads to sugar being much more expensive than in other countries. Canada has no domestic sugarcane producers, so no producers to protect, so no quotas.
posted by goingonit at 5:05 AM on April 14, 2009

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