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People Cannot Agree On The Correct Name For This Drink

People Cannot Agree On The Correct Name For This Drink

Ok, now we're confused!

A fierce debate is raging on social media and no, it's not about politics or a plot twist in a TV show - it's about a drink.

Yep, Twitter users can't decide the name for the drink below and it has now become a serious topic of contention.

A Twitter user shared an image of Robinsons orange drink after having a debate at home about what to call it.

"There was some confusion on this last night so let's settle it once and for all," said Radio DJ and Twitter user Andy Bush. "WHAT IS THE CORRECT NAME FOR THIS DRINK?"

People can't decide on the name of this drink. (

After the tweet was published on Wednesday, the word "squash" started trending because people simply could not come to an agreement.

"Orange juice how can it be confusing?" said one Twitter user confidently. However, some people strongly disagreed.

"Okay then, what is this called?" replied another Twitter account with a picture of Tropicana pure orange juice.


While someone else asked: "How'd you differentiate between squash and juice if you just call everything juice?"

"Orange squash, or cordial," another person replied.

Lots of people called the Robinsons orange juice 'diluting juice', however some people said the phrase is never used in real life. "Diluting juice," said one woman. "Squash isn't in my vocabulary and cordial is saved for that Lime stuff that my Mum used to buy at New Year. Coke/Lemonade/ Irn Bru etc is collectively known as fizzy juice".


Similarly, another Twitter user said: "Diluting juice (though we call it dilutey juice). I'm in the north of England, suspect squash is more of a southern thing?"

Another womans said: "Question for those calling it 'diluting juice'. When you mix the water in what do you call it?! Also, it's called squash."

And someone else claimed: "I can confirm it has been known as 'squash' in the UK since the 1950s".

So, let’s unpack this. The British Soft Drinks Association (BDSA), which represents the manufacturers of soft drinks, has a page dedicated to ‘dilutables’. 


The term describes “squashes, cordials, powders and other concentrates that require dilution”. 

The BSDA describes dilutables as products sold in concentrate form that must me mixed with water to be consumed.

The orange drink at the centre of the debate is included in the ‘fruit squash’ section on the official Robinsons website

It looks like we have our answer. Anyone fancy a glass of squash?

Featured Image Credit: Instagram-Robinsons/Alamy

Topics: Food and Drink