“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Energydrinks „
I do quite like the occasional energy drink though I realise that having to many of them isn't very good for me. I usually buy the more expensive names brands but lately I have been drinking Asada's own and I have to admit it is good. I pay just 50p for a bottle which is 380ml in size. That is actually a far bit cheaper than I was paying for the other bottles.
The bottle is as you would expect, nothing fancy or out of the ordinary. Just plain see through plastic bottle so you can clearly see the contents inside and it comes with a screw top lid. The drink itself is a nice colourful orange hue and the taste is very pleasant. It is VERY fizzy though this is what I was looking for. As I am trying to lose some weight since Christmas, I am finding that the more fizzy drinks I am consuming, the 'fuller' I am feeling. This is definitely up there on the top of the list for fizziness rating. It is so fizzy that when I first open a new bottle it will tend to spray all over the place so I have to be careful.
I think it is quite a sweet taste and a little bit like a more orange flavoured Lucozade. It is sweet I suppose due to the fact that it is essentially a glucose drink, hence their claim that it provides the drinker with increased energy levels. I cannot say I feel particularly energized after drinking this drink, however, I do feel more refreshed, so that has to be a good thing. I tend to drink one mid morning before lunch, when I am usually starting to flag a little bit.
Overall I think this drink compares very favourably with the more expensive brands of energy drinks and I am happy with the price and the taste and I shall be buying more.
I do drink quite a few energy drinks especially when I have a long day at work or have had a bad night's sleep as I find that they help me to feel more alert. Now I do love lucozade but it can be a little on the expensive side so the other day whilst in Asda I happened to see that they do their own brand sparkling glucose energy drink and thought for the price it would be worth a try.
I purchased an individual size 380ml bottle for just £0.50 which I thought was quite good value saving around 30p on the equivalent branded version.
The bottle design has been updated since the above picture. It is now a clear plastic bottle with an orange screw cap lid and a plastic wrap around cover on the bottle which is a quite bright yellow and orange pattern. The label also has all the necessary information about the glucose drink on it.
The drink itself is it a orange colour and is quite fizzy. The drink seemed to keep its fizz well as I drank it at my desk at work and opened it several times to drink out of the bottle rather than pouring into a glass and it did not lose the fizz and go flat.
The label on the bottle describes the energy drink as a 'carbonated mixed citrus flavour glucose drink', I did expect it to taste pretty much the same as the original lucozade but it was a bit different. I cannot really decide what flavour this drink is, I would not say citrus exactly although there was a little hint of orange, to me it tasted a little like Irn Bru. The drink was very sweet but that is expected from a glucose drink as the second highest ingredient is glucose syrup making up for 25% of the drink. The flavour of the drink was pleasant although it did take me a few sips to get used to the taste but once I did I found it to be quite nice and fairly refreshing. I also found that it did make me feel more alert after about 15 minutes when the sugar had got into my system, this was very helpful on a busy afternoon at work when watching it get dark out of the window makes you feel rather sleepy.
Although this drink was not as I quite expected I would buy it again as a cheaper alternative as once I was used to the taste I did find it quite nice and would certainly recommend people to give it a try.
Asda glucose energy is basically lucozade on asda's own brand. Ive been feeling ill lately and lucozade style energy drinks usually help me feel better. so as i wanderd round asda and saw this i thought , well lets give it a shot.
The drink comes in a clear plastic 1l bottle, showing the orangey liquid inside. The label is blue and orange shpowing a tornado of enery drink on the front and the words ASDA glucose energy drink. It then has the usual ingrediants, allergy advice (sulphur dioxide) and how to store it.
The cap was on very tight and quite difficult to remove in my weakend state.
The first thing i noticed is that it is very fizzy as when i opend it it made a very loud hissing noise, you definatley notice the amount of gas in the bottle as you feel the strange sensation of it entering your mouth. The taste was slightly orangey and very similar to lucozade, albeit a little flatter.
I bought this for 50p and it is good value , it can be found in asda's drink section along with lemonade, coke ,etc.
Its not as good as lucozade but it is still very nice.
When it comes to energy drinks I'm constantly guzzling them lately. I have a real lack of energy (thanks to a newly diagnosed problem of low potassium!) and although as I rule I don't find they do alot for me, I've actually grown to like the taste of them really and see no harm in drinking them though usually I do try to go full a low calorie option of course or I'd grow into the size of a house with the amount of drinks such as this I knock back in a week lol.
I deliberately went to Asda yesterday to stock up on a few cans of energy drinks as I find them cheaper there than anywhere else (shops own) when this bottle of drink caught my eye at 60p for a litre bottle so I decided to give it a go!
Like I said it's a 1 litre see-through bottle with a bright orange plastic screw on/off cap to the top of it and it has a yellow and blue paper label glued to it's 'tummy'. In white and black writing, on the front I'm told it's Asda Glucose Energy Drink and that it is an Asda brand and contains no artificial colours, flavours or aspartame and that it is suitable for Vegetarians. On the back of the bottle I'm told it is a fruit flavour glucose drink, ingredients, allergy advice, cautions and storage advice are given, along with the best before date being stamped on the neck of the bottle, contact details for Asda are given, size is stated, nutritional advice is given and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough, simple to understand bottle and easy to open and close etc. It doesn't scream cheap or anything like that either which I appreciate!
I am very impressed with this drink indeed. Ok... I'm not sure it lifts energy levels although it contains a whopping 41.0g of sugar per 250ml but flavour wise I really do like it!
In colour it is a bright orange. Open the bottle/pour it, it's fizzy though not overly so. Smell wise, well it smells fruity though believe me I have sniffed and sniffed at this (for the purpose of this review!) and I can't tell what blend of fruits it's meant to be. I looked through the list of ingredients as well and apart from lemon being mentioned there is nothing else. However this doesn't have a lemony, citrusy taste to it at all!
What it does have is a general, light fruity taste, very sweet and quite salty giving a slight sour and tangy taste to the drink actually stopping it being too sweet to drink. However don't be misled it is laden with sugar (and calories) and is rather sweet and for a drink 'thickish'. Think Lucozade and what this is to me is a cheaper version of that but in my view..equally as nice, I really do love it.
As I said earlier I don't believe this gives me a burst of energy at all. You could drink a glass of this and go to bed and go to sleep if your tired enough and therefore you can drink it anytime. However it is a pleasant and refreshing drink and I do appreciate the way it combats thirst and doesn't leave a nasty after-taste and I do suffer with dehydration and this really helps me to stay hydrated so I shall buy this time and time again in the future. It's a bargain price and really worth trying if you like energy drinks. Avoid if on a diet though cos at a hefty 167 Kcal per 250ml (less than a standard can of pop size) it really isn't good for you...or for diabetics so skinny Minnie's only should be guzzling this! lol
Contains Sulphur Dioxide.
Nutritional Information: Per 250ml:
of which is sugars: 41.0g
of which is saturates: Trace
equivalent as salt: Trace
Ribofalvin (B12) 0,11mg
Vitamin B6: 0.14mg
Vitamin B12: 0.08ug
Panthothenic Acid: 0.14mg
Only available in Asda stores priced at 60p a bottle and can be found in the soft drink aisle (or very close to it lol).