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The first refreshing fizzy thickened drinks

19 June 2023

On a hot summer’s day, when the sun’s beating down from a cloudless sky, there are few things better than finding a spot in the shade to enjoy an ice-cold glass of your favourite fizzy drink.

We’ve all been there. And we all know it’s not just about staying hydrated – it’s about that instant and joyful relief of feeling genuinely refreshed.

But when you’re living with dysphagia, or watching someone you care for struggling with it, these simple pleasures can seem out of reach. There’s a limited range of thickened drinks being available and none you feeling blissfully and joyfully refreshed.

Here at Slõ Drinks, we don’t believe dysphagia should be a barrier to enjoying the simple pleasures drinking – especially fizzy drinks.

We’ve designed our Slõ Soda thickener as an easy-to-use solution to keep you feeling refreshed, whenever you fancy it.

Simply add a sachet to 200ml to a favourite carbonated drink, and it’ll thicken it up and flo slo, making swallowing easy, while preserving those all-important bubbles for a sparkling summertime sip.

Recent research suggests fizzy drinks that have been thickened can actually be easier for dysphagia patients to swallow than thickened non-fizzy ones. The carbonation encourages the swallowing reflex to kick in earlier, making it easier to drink and reducing the risk of choking. That means Slõ Soda makes it easier to stay hydrated, refreshed, and comfortable while drinking.

Slõ Soda comes in IDDSI Levels 1, 2 and 3 to suit your needs. It’s easy to make, and can be delivered straight to your door.

The only thing you need to worry about is which drink you’re going to try first.

To learn more about Slõ Soda and start enjoying your favourite fizzy drinks again, call us on 03452 222 205 or if you would like to try a sample – email us at We’re here to help you stay refreshed, not just hydrated, this summer.

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