Product Type: Asda Soft Drink
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Energy drink at a great price
Asda Emerge Energy Drink
Member Name: marcellep
Asda Emerge Energy Drink
Advantages: Cost, Taste
Disadvantages: Not available in pubs's and club's
This review is on "Emerge Energy Drink"
As I sit here and write this review I wonder how this drink can be sold for 24p which is a saving of over £1.00 if compared to its nearest rival. Now is that because it's poor taste, nasty ingredients or something else! Well I hope to explain that to you during this review.
I am not someone who often reviews food and drink products, so sorry for the layout. I am just reviewing it in the order I like to read.
Emerge is sold in the UK in most supermarkets, coming in single cans or as part of a multipack you can expect to notice this drink in its bright orange can.
Emerge is manufactured and distributed from Derby in England.
The company responsible for the production of this drink are Cott, on their website they claim to be one of the largest non alcohol drinks. Cott commit themselves to delivery high quality product at low affordable prices and from what I have seen so far I would say they achieve this.
*What do I use it for
Now as it's an energy drink, its ideal for when you're extremely tired or in my case when I have not woken up. It really does give you the boost you require to get you through the next few hours. Now this drink does not work miracles and I do not recommend any tired drivers using this and then continuing to drive.
Lately I have been using it as a alcohol drink mixer when I am at any house party or I have a few in the house, I tend to use it in vodka and it certainly keeps you going for a lot longer and tones down the adverse affects of vodka! Yeah I mean getting drunk. Don't worry you can still get very merry whilst using this as a mixer.
*What does it taste like
I don't think anyone will be shocked when I say it is very sweet as that's the whole point of this drink, I can tell you that this drink tastes disgusting in my opinion when it is warm. When ice cold I find it very smooth and refreshing to drink. It is a rather fizzy drink but there again you would expect that. After you have drank a can you feel as though your teeth a coated with sugar and have the desire to brush them straight away. When mixed with alcohol the taste is still very refreshing, I tend to forget that alcohol has been added to the drink.
Emerge drink contains all the ingredients that you want to avoid to be honest,
Carbonated water, sugar, Glusose-frutose syrup, Citric acid, Taurine, Glucuronolactone , Flavouring (including caffeine , Acidity regulator (sodium citrates), Inositol, Colours (sulfite, ammonia, caramel, carmoisine), Vitamins niacin, B5, B6, B2, B12, Preservative (sodium benzoate).
Energy kJ/kcal 179kJ/42kcal
of which sugars 9.8g
of which saturates 0.0g
Salt equivalent Trace 0.2g
Niacin 7.2mg (40% RDA*)
Vitamin B6 0.8mg (40% RDA*) 2
Pantothenic Acid 2.0mg (33% RDA*)
Vitamin B12 0.2µg (20% RDA)
These values are typical per 100ml
*Cost and availability
Prices for this drink range from as little as 33p for a can of 250ml from Asda up to over £1 at other retailers. If you like your energy drinks then it's defiantly worth considering this drink.
As I have said it is available at most supermarkets that includes, Asda, Morrison's, M&S, Boots and many more.
I have always bought the can version of this product and for those who have not seen it; it's in the similar can which you find red bull in. Tall and slim, orange and silver in colour it stands out well from the others available.
You can also recycle the can too.
*How does it compare to others and final thought's
Personally I think that Emerge compares very well to the likes of Red Bull, It's so much cheaper but does what it says on the can. Looking at the ingredients I tend to think your paying the higher price for red bull just because of the name. Given the fact we are in a credit crunch and all out to save a few pennies I would certainly recommend this drink to anyone that normally drinks red bull.
I have been drinking this particular drink for a few months now and I believe that its time that pubs and clubs started to buy it in bulk and sell it on to customers, as yet it is not possible to buy this is a mixer in any public houses which is a pain in the rear.
For this review I have taken the ingredients from Asda.com
I hope you have enjoyed my review,
***This review has already been posted on Ciao under my other name Marcellep2***
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