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Festive fizz for those with dysphagia

23 November 2023

The festive season is upon us, bringing with it joyful celebrations and the warmth of family gatherings.

For many, it’s a season that’s synonymous with the clinking of glasses; of raising a toast with loved ones, and getting together with friends to enjoy a glass of Prosecco or wine, a seasonal beer or even a special non-alcoholic soda. They are moments to cherish.

When you’re navigating dysphagia or caring for someone with swallowing difficulties, these festive joys often seem out of reach. The limited options for thickened drinks can mean celebrations become a source of concern and worry rather than something to look forward to. You don’t want to have to carry a heavy tin of thickener with you to events or gatherings, and a pre-thickened ONS isn’t always the most appropriate party drink.

Don’t let dysphagia dim the festive sparkle
Here at Slõ Drinks, we don’t believe anybody should be excluded from raising a toast over the holidays. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their favourite festive drink, whatever their unique medical needs.

We’ve therefore developed a range of innovative, pre-measured sachets of thickening products designed specifically to preserve the festive sparkle for those with dysphagia and other swallowing difficulties.

Simply choose a favourite tipple, add a sachet of your required thickness, mix, and join in the celebrations with confidence.

Our range means you can choose from:
• Slõ Beer
• Slõ Cider
• Slõ Wine
• Slõ Bubbly

Or maybe you don’t need to choose – why not try them all? It’s Christmas, after all!

Bringing inclusivity to the party
Slõ Drinks are a simple, effective and great-tasting solution for the festive season. Because they come in handy pre-measured sachets, you can slip a few in your pocket or handbag and head to your party knowing you’ll be able to enjoy a drink with everyone else – no massive tins of thickener, and no powdery milkshakes.

The process is easy and discreet, too – simply open a sachet, mix it with your favourite tipple, and you can confidently toast the season with a drink that flows as slõ as you need it to.
And we even have the after-hours covered, with our hot drink thickener ensuring you can enjoy a post-dinner cup of tea or coffee alongside your friends.

Share a Slõ drink with loved ones this festive season, and raise a glass to joining in.

To start getting ready to celebrate you can buy the sachets you need here:

Merry Christmas

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