READ: Waitrose bans energy drinks for under-16s!


WAITROSE will soon ban the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to anyone aged under 16.

From March 5, customers buying drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

High-caffeine energy drinks already carry warning labels, which state that they are not recommended for children.

Waitrose’s director of social responsibility said: “As a responsible retailer we want to sell these products in line with the labelling guidance.”

Legal ban

Here in the UK, we’re among the highest consumers of the sugary beverages in Europe, according to researchers, who in December urged the government to restrict their sale to under-16s.

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sangn08 · 4 years ago

I think this is a very good thing because way to many people are drinking these unhealthy beverages just for the sake of 2 hours energy.

· 4 years ago

The trouble is that most teenagers wouldn't go to Waitrose anyway...

· 4 years ago

I THINK THIS IS EXCELLENT! Finally they are taking action teenagers re often doing crazy things because of these drinks.

ecrabbit · 4 years ago

People think that drinking stuff like or Red Bull and Monster Energy will be fine and healthy for them. The products make people think that they will be all energetic afterwards, but it’s just a way to lure people into buying loads of caffeine drinks.

· 4 years ago

Well done Waitrose! I think all the other shops should follow suit because that is very wise. Also to help I think that all the energy drinks should raise their prices!