Lucozade was invented in Newcastle (6/12)

The soft drink Lucozade was originally called ‘Glucozade’ and was invented in Newcastle in 1927 by a chemist named William Owen, who designed it using glucose syrup as a source of energy to help sick people recovering from illness such as colds and flu. British hospitals began to use it, and in 1938 it was sold to the Beecham Group who changed its name to ‘Lucozade’. People still use it today as a source of energy when poorly, though in recent years it has been rebranded to be sold as a sports drink, rather than something to help recovery from illness.  

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