Um Bongo


The formula for Um Bongo was developed during the first world war to counter the use of mustard gas in the trenches. It was believed that a small sip of the juice drink would render a soldier immune from the choking effects of the gas for a period of approximately 14 minutes. This belief was so widely held, that during the battle of the Somme, 147,000 British troops were sent 'over the top' with Um Bongo instead of extra ammunition - with devastating consequences.

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