“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Soft Drink „
I am like my little lad in that I do enjoy a nice cold drink of fizzy pop every now and again - it takes me back to when I was little myself. One of my favourite fizzy drinks has to be orangeade and at the moment I have been drinking Asda's own brand of orangeade, which is actually very nice. The packaging is plain and simple in the usual standard plastic see through clear pop bottle, but where this brand wins is on price. For Fanta pop and such like, I can pay a fortune, but this 2 litre bottle costs me less than 50p and in my book that's a real bargain. I like this particular pop as it is sugar free, and for someone who is watching their weight then this is a godsend. It fills me up as it is so full of bubbles but I know it's not going to add inches to my waist in the process. Also, I like the fact that as my little lad also drinks this pop, it contains no artificial flavours or colours. I love the fizz this drink has and so does the little lad. It manages to keep on staying fizzy too, long after the bottle has been opened (so long as you remember to put the top back on again properly after you have used it). It is a nice bright vivid orange colour (it actually stains my tongue if I drink a lot of it) and the taste is light and refreshing but no sickly sweet. It is actually on the zesty side and if I didn't know better, I might say I could even detect the faint tang of grapefruit (Though the bottle does not state there is any grapefruit in this drink). As this drink is sugar free, it is obviously low in calories and I do tend to drink a lot of it, I like a nice big glass of it cold from the fridge as soon as I get back from work (and before my cup of tea). It is thirst quenching and delicious. Overall I can say I do enjoy this drink and it is fantastic value for money.
I recently took advantage of an offer in Asda where you can buy 4 x 2l bottles of fizzy pop for £1.50. Prompted by a sentimental memory of doorstep delivery when the pop man came every week, I have already finished and reviewed my favourite - Ginger Beer. Next out of the cupboard (I only drink one bottle at a time because if you have too many on the go, they lose their fizz) was the Asda Orangeade, which I have to say is hugely...... orange. Aha! Sugar free, eh? Can't do me much harm, eh? What goes into this stuff, anyway? Well, get a whole bunch of carbonated water, add some acid (citric preferably) then throw in an acidity regulator, some anti-oxidant, a stabiliser, some coconut oil and palm oil, a sweetener, a squirt of beta carotene to give it that violent colour... of and you won't want it to go off will you, so you'd best put some preservative in... and some natural flavourings, whatever they are. So, a good wholesome drink, eh? After reading the list, I felt rather guilty at buying and worse still enjoying this drink. On the plus but also the minus side, depending on your preference, it is very fizzy in an up (or down) your nose kind of way and it does taste not of orange but rather that artificial chemical kind of taste that we instantly recognise as being fizzy orange, but which provides only a temporary fix. I think it's the sensation of drinking this that is more appealing than the taste. As orangeades go, this one is certainly passable, but no more than that. Don't set your expectations high and you won't be disappointed. This drink is fine for veggies and there is virtually nothing in it as regards calories. (I got the sugar free one but you can get the full fix version as well.) I cannot believe that it is very good for you though and I haven't been so blown away by it that I'll be heading back to Asda for more supplies. Next up, the Limeade, but I haven't opened it yet so the review will have to wait.
The one thing I drink an awful lot of is pop. Because I get through so much of the stuff I tend to try to go for cheaper options if and when I can! I spotted this orangeade priced at 48p a bottle or on offer with lots of other flavours at 3 bottles for a pound so this was one of my chosen options! The Packaging: 2 litre clear plastic bottle that has a screw on/off grey plastic lid/cap to the top of it. It has a label around it which is light orange and pink and with a swirly pattern on it and on that I'm told that it is Asda Orange-ade and that it is sugar free. Other information given on the bottle includes ingredients being listed (this doesn't contain any artificial colours or flavours and is suitable for Vegetarians by the way), warnings and storage details are given, there is a full nutritional chart displayed, the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough bottle and informative enough...this is. The Drink Itself: Light orange coloured and smelling pop. Slightly carbonated so this is lightly sparkling and it is actually rather nice on it's own or used as a mixer! Best served chilled (or over ice) this really does taste zesty and sweet enough (maybe a little too sweet for some people). It's packed with artificial sweeteners of course but to be fair those sweeteners do not hinder the drink at all or linger on the pallete once drunk. Once poured it doesn't go flat straight away and if stored properly and in the fridge expect it to keep it's sparkle for around 3 days. Not a bad 'pop' though not all that natural tasting it simply is an ok soft drink though! Nutritional Information Per 250ml Serving: Energy: 4Kcal Protein: Trace Carbohydrate: 0.5g of which sugars: 0.5g Fat: Trace of which saturates: Trace Fibre: Trace Sodium: 0.05g equivalent as salt: 0.1g Only available in Asda stores and price per bottle (if not on offer) is 48p.
I got really excited about this as it's sugar free and i'm getting very health aware in my old age. I love fizzy orange but try not to drink too much of it so this was a great find. Anyhow, the asda product is really tasty, If i were to compare it to a more well known brand it would be 'Tango' or a Northern Irish drink called 'Club' in that it is fizzy rather than fresh, but it does have that very natural orangy taste that you get in these products as opposed to the artifical (but still delicious) taste that you get with a product like Fanta. The main benefit of this product being that it does actually taste like Oranges - however if you do prefer the taste of Fanta, maybe this isnt the product for you. The best thing about this has to be the price however, it costs about 46p for a 2 litre bottle which will generally last about 2 days if youre having 3 glasses a day - defintely worth the money at half the price of some of the named brands. A real good find!
None of us like our children to have too much fizzy pop but when I do buy any I buy my son some of this. He loves it and I feel I am giving him a treat without ladling in the sugar. THe juice has no added sugar so that is always a good thing. THis juice is normally on a multi buy offer so is really cheap to buy. My children are getting older and it is more and more difficult to stop them drinking what they want rather than what I want them to drink. I would much rather get a few bottles of this though than pay the exorbitant prices some of the drinks manufacturers charge. As an adult I find this drink disgusting.It can help if you are on a diet as it has very few calories in it and has a very sweet taste which can assuage that craving for something sweet but even with that fact I just cannot stomach it. It tastes like weak diluting juice with a bit of fizz. YUk !