As calls intensify for a tax on sugary drinks, Appy Food & Drink will unveil the first stevia-based drink to target children at next week’s IFE show.

The pouched range, featuring Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants comes in orange & pineapple, apple & blackcurrant and tropical vitamin boost flavours contains no artificial preservatives is low in fat, salt and sugar and is sweetened using the zero-calorie herbal sweetener stevia.