Product Type: Britvic Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... really ever taste the lemony lime flavour is when the drink enters my mouth. When ready to swallow and the bubbles kick in the drink loses ... more
No real lemons or limes were harmed in the making of this product
Britvic 7 Up
Member Name: huggy2009
Britvic 7 Up
Advantages: Nice crisp summer flavour
Disadvantages: The natural lemon/lime flavour is artificial
I'm not going to begin by writing about the history of this product as that has no relevance as to whether you would want to try it or buy it, I have been buying this recently and felt fairly positive about the taste until I looked at the ingredients section and realised its entirely artificial, much like my shock at finding out the truth about Father Christmas and Simon Cowell's pact with the devil, i've changed my opinion of this product somewhat, it does taste good and is refreshing on a summer day, but could be better with some natural flavour.
The irony of this product is that it advertises on the label that it has 'Natural Lemon and Lime Flavour' but the ingredients indicate that the 'natural' flavour is artificial.
7-Up is a lemon and lime based fizzy drink, I didn't realise this until recently I thought it was simply a variant on Lemonade and a competitor to Sprite, however this has a much tangier taste than Sprite and has also been around in this country for a lot longer.
I have recently started buying the product because it is on offer at Asda at the moment and also because it seems to be the perfect drink for this hot summer day(s) we have experienced this week(twice), it is refreshing crisp and tangy and tastes good sat on a terrace with a good book and music blaring from your neighbours window.
A plastic green clear bottle with a green cap and a see through green label around the middle with the 7 Up logoand a cartoon man with frizzy hair looking incredibly cool.
When poured this does simply look like any other lemonade based soft drink, clear and perfectly fizzy and bubbly.
I bought a 2 litre bottle in Asda for £1, it is also available for similar prices in Asda and Sainsburys, you can also buy 330ml cans, smaller bottles and 1 litre bottles. 7 Up is also available in most newsagents and off licences and is widely available in restaurants and bars too.
Calories and Ingredients:
This product contains carbonated water, citric acid, malic acid and acidity regulator, this is an awful lot of acid and I do wish I hadn't read that now as the flavour is crisp, sharp and acidic, it also says that it has natural flavourings and sugar, so basically no real lemon or lime was harmed in the making of this product the taste is entirely artificial.
Calorie wise there are around 41 calories per 100ml, this isn't ridiculous in comparison to things like coke, but a whole bottle would have around 820 calories being almost half of an adults daily requirement.
It tastes nice enough, it is crisp and really good chilled, it has a tangy lemony taste which I now appreciate is entirely artificial. It is good with salad and summer foods, overall it's a nice tasting flavour for hot summer days, but having really looked at the ingredients I would question whether you couldn't make a more natural version yourself with lime, lemon, soda water and a bit of know how!!
Summary: No real lemons or limes were harmed in the making of this product