Tizer The Great British Pop
Tizer the Appetizer Soda
Drink Tizer the Appetizer - Vintage Soda Pop Sign
Tizer The Great British Citrus Fruit Punch Soda Pop

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Loved by all the family over years, Tizer is a unique and iconic British soft drink with a mixed citrus and fruit punch flavor.

Tizer’s name originally comes from the marketing phrase ‘Tizer the Appetiser’. It was launched in 1924 by Fred and Tom Pickup of Manchester, when it was known as ‘Pickup’s Appetiser’. After the death of Pickup it was owned by the Armour Trust before being sold to the Scottish drinks company A.G. Barr plc. for £2.5 million in 1972.

In 2007 Tizer was re branded with the slogan ‘Original Great Taste’ and moved to a classic Tizer recipe with fewer additives and no E numbers. It was also given classic 1976 style packaging. Despite the relaunch aggressively pushing the en vogue addition of real fruit juice and the absence of artificial flavourings, colourings and sweeteners, the recipe was reverted in 2009. The 2009 reversion removed the real fruit juice and brought back "natural flavourings", "natural colours", and artificial sweeteners Acesulfame K and Sucralose.

In 2011 Tizer pushed the branding a step further with a new logo and the slogan “The Great British Pop”.

Scottish actor David Tennant, who played the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC’s Doctor Who, mentions that he drank Tizer while watching Doctor Who as a child. 

Amusingly the vintage advertising signs show Appetiser spelled correctly for current American English as Appetizer. Looks like the brand name Z stuck around instead of changing it to Tiser. But that's just our opinion over here in the colonies. Send us some Tizer to try, we won't pour it in the harbor this time.

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      Carbonated Water, Sugar, Acid (Citric acid), Flavourings, Concentrates (Black carrot, safflower), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Sucralose), Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate).

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