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The Sugar Tax

By April 12, 2018 No Comments
Cabana Soft Drinks Essex - Sugar Tax


In 2016 the Government announced an initiative to reduce the amount of added sugar in ALL soft drinks by introducing a special two tier levy on any product with a total sugar content of 5gm per 100 ml attracting a tax of 18p per litre and 24p per litre on any product with a sugar content greater than 8 grams per 100 ml.

Over the past few months we have been working with our producers to ensure that all of our own label products (The V range) have been reformulated to ensure that they are all exempt from the tax, with a clear label on the pack indicating that they are “Sugar Tax Free”.

The only three products in our range that will attract this new tax are the full sugar variants of Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola, the impact of which is detailed below: –

Packaged Brand

Coca Cola
Pepsi Cola

Pack Size


Increase Per Pack
(Ex VAT)

Increase Per ½ Pint
(Inc VAT)

If you wish to avoid incurring these added costs we do offer a number of alternatives including our own Cola Red, Coke Zero and Pepsi Max, all of which are sugar tax exempt.

Should you wish to discuss these options please speak to your local sales contact or get in touch with us here at the office on 01206 797726 or