Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited has finally bowed down to pressure and reintroduced the original Mazoe recipe following an outcry from disgruntled consumers who threatened to boycott the products over what they described as failure by the company to inform them prior to changes.
In a statement released today, Schweppes Zimbabwe said they have listened to consumer demand, announcing the return of original Mazoe recipes for all flavours.
“The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited are announcing that the Original Mazoe recipes for all flavours will be back on shelves in the near future,” Schweppes announced.
The company added that they will provide both, the original and reduced sugar recipes.
“We have listened to consumer demand and appreciate all the feedback that has been received. In order to meet those desires but still provide choice, both the original recipes of Mazoe and the reduced sugar recipes will be offered.
“We stand by the safety of all ingredients used in our products and we’re committed to offering choice to help people reduce added-sugar in their diets. Both variants will be clearly labelled, actively encouraging and enabling consumers to enjoy our added-sugar beverages responsibly,” reads the statement.
Mazoe consumers took to social media to register their displeasure at the new recipes, threatening to boycott the products over what they said was failure by the giant beverages producer to inform the public prior to changes.