This English made item is finally available in Japan.
I still recall seeing a Danish guy cooking cabbage with Ribena for some new year dishes. It was when I was travelling in Copehegan and stayed with a friend there. According to that person, it was a new year dish that they would make every year. I was a bit surprised at the beginning, but come to think of it now it makes sense. Ribena does give some sweetness and beautiful color to the veggie. It would serve as a good side dish.
I used to love Ribena lots when I was a kid. This small bottle serves me just right. Though I only use it as a drink, but can probably think of using it in making jelly and syrup for making cakes. (^^)b