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Is Lucozade Vegan? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Wondering if this old school energy drink is suitable for vegans? Keep reading to find out.


Lucozade has been around in one form or another since 1927 when it was created under the name ‘Glucozade’ with Newcastle pharmacist William walker Hunter. It wasn’t long before Beechams bought the drink and sold it mostly in pharmacies as an energy tonic for the sick. 

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Fast forward to the 90s and Lucozade became the big name in the sports world and the drink is now available in regular stores.

Is Lucozade vegan?

Yes, you’ll be happy to read that according to its website, all Lucozade drinks are vegan-friendly.  

‘All our drinks are suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. We do not use any animal-derived ingredients in our drinks or during the manufacturing process.’

Are Lucozades bad for you?

Although marketed as a health and energy drink for almost 100 years, you might not be surprised to learn that Lucozade isn’t all that good for you. This is mostly due to a large amount of sugar used to make its drinks. 

Whilst this might give you a noticeable short term energy boost, this isn’t the most sustainable option long term. 


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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