If you're new to this world, it's only natural that you might be a little confused by all the lingo. Don't worry, I've done all the research and and can hit you with the basics, so you can just sit back and enjoy. There are differences between these terms, and while they might not matter to everyone, they do matter to some, and they matter to me too, so here is the low down:
Non-alcoholic: These have essentially no alcohol in them but there may be traces of alcohol (0.5% ABV or less). There are traces of alcohol in things we consumer every day such as pineapple, orange juice and sometimes bread. This is minuscule amount of alcohol and is almost impossible to feel any impact of the alcohol.
Alcohol-Free: Alcohol-free will always be your safest bet if you are unsure what alternative is right for you. If a product is classified on the bottle as alcohol-free or as having 0% alcohol, that means there is no alcohol in the product.
De-alcoholised: This involves a process of removing all or some of the alcohol from a beverage prior to it being pasteurised and bottled.
Is it safe for me to drink products with 0.5% ABV if I’m pregnant or on medication?
We always recommend seeking advice from you doctor if you are unsure of what you can consume. If you’re unsure we’d recommend products listed as 0% ABV just to be safe.
Can I get drunk on drinks with 0.5% ABV?
The alcohol levels are so low that generally your liver processes that alcohol much faster than you can consume it. An average man would need to drink around ten 200ml glasses of a 0.5% beverage to feel any cognitive impact.
Is it safe for people with addictions?
I always recommend seeking advice from you doctor if you are unsure of what you can consume. It is important to note that some people recovering from addiction may find these products triggering due the sensory similarities to alcoholic drinks.
Is it safe for minors?
I am not in the business of telling you how to parent your children, you probably get enough of that already in life. But here at High Vibes Drinks I wanted to bring you sophisticated products that are special. I don't believe in marketing to children, and it's certainly not my intention. I want to keep these drinks special for adults who are looking for something unique. I don't want to encourage any sort of consumption habits, that might lead to minors wanting to try alcohol.
So there you have it. While the differences are subtle, they are important to many of you. At High Vibe Drinks, I will be sure to provide different options so that you can find the drink you're looking for.
Sending you high vibes,