“ Manufacturer: Asda / Cola and diet cola. „
I only got these because there was no big bottle of Asda Coke and I needed some coke for mixing with alcohol later in the night so I decided to try one by itself. I think it was Peter Kay who makes the "Roller Cola" joke but this drink reminds me very much of that joke.
It was very flat for me and didn't seem to offer any of the cola taste that you would expect, obviously I did not expect it to taste like the real Coca Cola however I at least expected a taste that would remind you of the drink.
Been a big fan of Pepsi and Coca Cola I was never going to be greatly fond of this drink however I felt I needed to give it a chance, the drink had no real flavour to it and wasn't enjoyable to drink, mixing with alcohol helps make it more drinkable and enjoyable however even then you can taste that it is not the real deal.
It is very cheap and I managed to purchase 12 little bottles (250ml each) for £2.40 however I believe they had an offer on which was 2 for 4 pound which, if you're having a party or do not particular mind it does not taste a lot like Coca Cola it would be perfect for you.
I imagine it is best used for packed lunches or when you are wanting just a small quick drink, I personally reuse the bottles as water bottles and I find they fit very well in my trouser pockets so they're easy to carry around if you're doing exercise for example playing football.
Carbonated Water , Sugar , Barley Malt Extract , Phosphoric Acid , Natural Flavourings [contains Caffeine] , Citric Acid , Malic Acid .
Before I get stuck in into writing this review I must point out that although I am reviewing a bottle of cola from Asda I am reviewing the diet version, oddly enough at the top of this review we are shown bottles of a diet cola but not with the labeling I have on mine!
I love Pepsi and Coca Cola and buy them often though penny wise they cost a lot more (unless on offer) than shops own brands and so last week I decided to try out Asda's own version in the diet version.
The bottle I bought was in a see through plastic bottle with a silver and black label around the middle of it and a silver plastic screw on/off lid/cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You' Diet Cola and the size is listed (as I have stated already) and a couple of ice cubes are depicted. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice, there is a full nutritional chart stated and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough packaging that is informative enough........ this is.
The Cola Itself:
The cola itself is almost black in colour and from the moment I opened this up I wasn't impressed with the 'life' within this at all. When first opened it did have a small fizz and a few bubbles though after just a few hours after opening the bottle and storing it in the fridge to keep it cool it went as flat as a pancake!
Cola of course is meant to taste a bit fruity though this doesn't taste of anything distinctive at all all only sweeteners and far too much of them making the drink flat, unrefreshing and a bit tinny in flavour leaving an odd aftertaste behind for itself that takes ages to shift.
I hate this cheap and nasty cola, certainly hate drinking it alone and wouldn't insult a spirit by using this as a mixer, its flipping horrible!
Nutritional Information Per 250ml Serving:
of which sugars: Trace
of which saturates: Nil
equivalent as salt: Trace
Only available in Asda stores costing 54p a 2 litre bottle.
PLEASE NOTE: I suggested the Asda Cola Bottle SWEETS to Dooyoo, who told me to write the review here although the photo is for Cola Bottles (drink) !
We recently changed our monthly shop to Asda and I remembered how they had a great selection of sweets on the 3 for £1 offer. I ordered two packs of the jelly cherries (yum) and one pack of FIZZY CHERRY cola bottles. Then when the order turned up, I saw they had given me the PLAIN unfizzy and uncherry cola bottles. I did consider complaining to Asda but then I realised that this is a 39p pack of sweets and so I decided to just accept the plain cola bottles and introduced them into our large glass sweetie jar in the living room.
I haven't had cola bottles for years. Especially the non fizzy ones, so I was not really looking forward to them. I thought they would be bland, would taste of cheap cola and would just not be all that nice. After I had polished off both bags of the jelly cherry sweets, I finally resorted to the cola bottles but was not expecting very much.
I was pleasantly surprised that these are actually flavoursome and do not leave a nasty cheap cola taste in your mouth. They are also quite chunky to eat and give your jaw a good workout. After eating a few, I found I really liked them and was not leaving them until we had nothing else in the sweet jar. They are the usual shape and have the same look of any cola bottle- see through at the top and cola brown at the bottom to look like a glass bottle of coke (in a very vague way). They have the two lines across the front supposed to be the bottle label (I think!) as most cola bottles do- so they look the part. They taste very much of cola. It is more a Pepsi taste than Coke, but it is better than that cheap supermarket cola taste.
Per 100g bag:
329 calories., 57.5g sugar, 0.1g fat, trace of salt.
The ingredients are: glucose syrup, sugar, pork gelatine (so not suitable for vegetarians), citric acid, caremelised sugar syrup, natural flavourings and beeswax.
Asda state these contain no artificial colours or flavours. I always find this is a bit of a pointless statement on a bag of something that you know is not good for you as I think the "nothing artifical" labels are more apt for organic produce or diet meals- not sweets! And it certainly would not affect my decision to buy some sweets just because they had this written on the pack.
Overall for 3 for £1, so 300g of sweets for £1 which is cheaper than the sweet shops with the bottles behind the counter (I think the going rate is 50-60p per 100g), this is a really good budget buy. If you like plain cola bottles, do try these. I only found them by chance and I will not be buying them very often as I find the fizzy cherry cola bottles and jelly cherry sweets are more likely to find their way into may trolley on a 2:1 ratio. But they are tasty and chubby and chewy sweets that really are quite pleasant.
Powering on through my stack of empty sweet packets the next one in line is Asda's Cola Bottles.
These sweets come in a red bag with a deeper red verging on brown large cola bottle in the centre. Across this bottle is written 'cola bottles' - no guessing what the sweet actually is then. The front of the bag then informs me, twice in fact, that the sweets inside contain no artificial colours or flavours. A banner along the bottom of the bag then tells me hat the sweet can be purchased on offer "Any 3 for £1" although they can be bought individually for 38p a bag. The back of the bag contains all the ingredient lists, storage instructions and nutritional values necessary.
Opening the bag you are immediately greeted by that family cola bottle smell - sweet and sickly but ever loved. Now as normal I counted the sweets contained within the bag I had purchased and came to a total of 26 cola bottles. The sweets themselves are about 2cm in height and just short of 1cm in width. They are brown and near clear in colour and smell strongly of cola - a good thing seeing as they are cola bottles.
Now for the taste test. Compared to other brands of cola bottles that I have tasted these rate very highly as the texture of the sweet was very smooth as well as being chewy at the same time. The flavour was also strong enough to be tasted but not too sweet and overpowering like often occurs with cheaper brands. Better still the sweets were firm but not too hard making them easy to chew and swallow without them being mush or too hard that they break your teeth.
Calories - 329g
Protein - 6.7g
Carbohydrate - 75.3g
Of which sugars - 57.5g
Fat - 0.1g
I would definitely recommend these sweets to anyone that likes cola bottles as I can not see you being disappointed by them. All in all I think they are a more than decent sweet especially for the price and certainly come very close to the Haribo brand of cola bottles that are well loved. My next trip to Asda is more than likely going to result in the purchase of a packet of these so why not yours.