“ No added sugar. „
Well, at last I've made it to the end of my trip down the memory lane of fizzy pop with the last of my 4 bottles for £1.50 Asda deal. That's the cherryade - one of my favourites as a kid....and I have to say I rather enjoyed this modern day version of a fizzy pop classic.
It tasted very sweet - even though this was the sugar free version - but nice and refreshing just the same. It's quite fizzy, but not overly so and of course it still has that recognisable familiar taste that reminds you not of cherries but of cherryade - they're two different flavours altogether as far as I am concerned. Because the flavour is quite a strong one, it helped to mask the chemical aftertaste you often get with artificial sweeteners.
It is a bit worrying to know that after carbonated water, the next ingredient is acid. OK - not nitric, hydrochloric or sulphuric, but good old citric. I can imagine that, sugar free or not, this probably wasn't very good for my teeth. After drinking, it did seem to leave them coated, and a slight sugary stain was also apparent on my top lip!
The calorie count for the whole bottle is only 8 so I don't see why this can't be viewed as an occasional acceptable indulgence... which is what it will remain for me. I'll give it 4 dooyoo stars, but it's never going to be a favourite, I'm afraid. I'm still working my way through my Ginger Beer which is still top of my list.
Finally, before I call time on the fizzy drinks reviews for the time being, I do think the offer of 4 bottles for £1.50 at Asda is a really good one and there are plenty of flavours to choose from. Tesco currently have their equivalent products on sale on a 3 for 2 deal until 12th July.
(In closing and with reference to the headline, I don't have a secretary, but I enjoyed the fantasy!)
In our house we go through a lot of fizzy pop, apparently I have drank loads since being a toddler when I would go through cup after cup of juice although I am not the only one in the house that drinks pop I am the main offender. As we go through so much I do try and find the best prices and this one comes out well, it is 47p for a 2-litre bottle but on offer at 4 bottles for £1.50 which I think is brilliant so I do tend to buy 4 bottles at a time.
The bottle is made of transparent plastic and you are able to see the bright pink liquid inside, the bottle has got a black screw cap lid which is sealed to keep it fizzy. The label is actually different from that above now as the Asda kids has now become the Asdas chosen by you range ( I never understand why they have to mess about with products) The label is now pictures of pink bubbles with sugar free cherryade written on the front, I always pick the sugar free versions as I find the full sugar versions don't quench my thirst very well and I don't see the point of extra sugar and calories.
The main ingredients of the product are carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavourings, acidity regulator and fruit and vegetable concentrates to name a few. It may surprise you to know as it did me that it contains carrot and blackcurrant extracts. The calorie content of this isn't too bad at 3 calories per 250ml serving and no fat, the bottle contains 8 servings so this gives you an idea of a serving size.
On opening the bottle you need to take care as it is very fizzy and the last thing anyone wants is cherryade all over, the smell is evident straight away and smells very sweet, I personally don't like cherries and would have to say this doesn't taste like cherries. I find it hard to describe the flavour but I would say it is a sweet taste and really quenches my thirst well, the pops fizz stays in it pretty well and takes a few days before it goers completely flat which is probably why it says on the bottle to consume within 3 days.
I would recommend this product and think it is well worth the price tag it is a lovely drink just a shame it stains if spilt which means I am constantly on edge when my daughter asks for a little drink of pink coke.
Asda make great tasting fizzy drinks and I think this is one that kids love. I also love it too because it is a drink I used to have quite often as a child and it brings back memories.
One of the best things about it is the price. I usually get three large bottles for £1 which is great value for money and it tastes great.
I also really like the fact that it is no added sugar because it means it has hardly any calories so I don't have to worry about the calories when I am drinking it. The bottle has quite a childish design so I think it does appeal to kids more than adults as it is bright red inside the bottle and has a swirly design on the label which does look quite childish.
It has a lovely cherry taste that is nice and sweet and not at all bitter. It doesn't taste artifical or chemically. It is lovely and fizzy and bubbly and it keeps its fizz well because even they day after I have opened the bottle it still tastes nice and fizzy.
I would definately recommend this especially for kids but I think for adults too as it does taste great but I just think the childish packaging may put them off a little bit. I think it is nice to have for a change and tastes great with ice cream which is what I used to make with cherryade when I was a kid.
My boss bought 3 of these 2 litre bottles for £1 (they are 46p individually). It was a very bright red colour with a brightly coloured wrapper around the bottle. I love cherryade so chose this over the orangeade or appleade that were also bought.
The packaging says that the drink contains no artificial colours, flavours or aspertame. It is suitable for vegetarians and is sugar free. It contains 4kcals per 250ml serving. I found that the cherryade didn't leave that awful red clown smile that some other red drinks leave which was a bonus.
The taste was lovely, it was very cherry like. It was very fizzy too and stayed like that for the 5 hours that the bottle was open so I was quite pleased with that.
I usually drink a lot of coffee a day with the odd can of relentless thrown in when I need a pick me up and have no problems with them. I had 2 100ml cups of this cherryade and was bouncing off the walls like Tigger on speed. Relentless and red bull have no effect on me what so ever. My friend also had the same effect and we spent a good 20 mins laughing at really pointless things. We had eaten a few sweets and chocolate too but not very much. I was very surprised by my reaction to this drink. Once the effect had worn off after an hour or so, I felt awful. I was worn out and just wanted to go to sleep (until I had another cup). It did make us more productive after the meeting though so our boss has decided to have fizzy drink day once a week. I certainly would not give this drink to a child.
I love 'pop' and so am always on the look out for cheap alternatives from my Pepsi favourites! This costing 46p a bottle (or 3 bottles of Asda own brand pop for £1.00) seemed too good a bargain to resist!
2 litre see-through plastic bottle with silver plastic screw on/off lid to the top of it. Around the middle of the bottle it has a light and dark pink and orange swirly patterned label and on that in white writing I'm told it is Asda Cherry-Ade 'Sugar free' On the back of the bottle I'm given a list of ingredients, warning and storage instructions are all given along with a nutritional rundown, size is stated, I'm told it is suitable for Vegetarians and contains no artificial colours or flavours, contact details for Asda are given and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough bottle this is and it's very informative too.
Rich red in colour and translucent it has a lovely sweet smell of cherries to it and when you first open the drink and pour it is nicely sparkling. However for my taste-buds it is really sweet and the more you drink it the more it gets overpoweringly sweet and I do think that drinking this makes you more thirsty opposed to it quenching thirst though it does have a pleasant taste.
The other problem is that it goes flat very quickly.... once poured in fact and even if storing this properly (in the fridge) it does tend to go flat within 2 days of opening it but saying that this drink is meant to be consumed within 3 days of opening it so it's about right really.
It does have a cherry flavouring to it without a doubt but sadly it is too sweet for me to consume and not in a naturally sweet way sadly. Not keen on this one at all and it started off with such promise too!
Nutritional Information per 250ml Serving:
of which sugars: Trace
of which saturates: Trace
equivalent as salt:
Only available in Asda stores and there are a few different flavours in this range to choose from.