“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Water „
~Strawberry and Vanilla Water~ The Strawberry and Vanilla drink is carbonated spring water with sweeteners (sucralose). It is part of the Asda 'Chosen By You' range and contains no added sugar, artificial flavours or colours. It is also suitable for vegetarians. This drink is available in 250ml sized bottles and also 1litre sized bottles. The larger bottle is made of clear plastic with a screw top lid. Other flavours are available in this range. Per 250g, this drink has 4 calories and no saturated fats. ~Price and Availability~ This water is available from www.asda.com and instore. Expect to pay £1.25 for the 6pk of 250ml sized bottles. The 1l size is priced at 45p and is part of a '4 for £1.50' promotion. ~My Thoughts~ As I am following the Slimming World plan, I tend to drink diet or no added sugar drinks. This is a personal choice but I am aware that some avoid certain sweeteners (aspartame). I like flavoured water and always buy four bottles of the Asda water with my shopping each week. There are some lovely flavours in this range and one which I quite like is the Strawberry and Vanilla water. This water is best served chilled. It is sparkling and very pleasant to drink though I doubt this flavour would appeal to all. The water is very fizzy at first and after a day or so of being open, the fizz is reduced quite a bit. I find this water to be refreshing and thirst quenching but not to the same extent as plain water. The fizz isn't too harsh on my tongue. It does make for a pleasant change from plain, boring water. I do like this flavour as it is different from any other flavoured water that I have tried. It doesn't taste overly artificial despite there being sweetener but is very sweet. The vanilla is the main flavour and mixed with the strawberry, this water tastes creamy and sweet. It reminds me of cream soda but not as sickly. It is a nice and not overpowering flavour but there is more than just a 'hint' of flavour that some waters have. It would appeal to those who have a sweet tooth. My fiance finds it a little too sweet. ~Conclusion~ I enjoy a small glass of this water as it satisfies my sweet tooth and doesn't leave a nasty aftertaste like some flavoured waters do. I can't drink a lot of it due to how sweet it is and would say that it does become sickly if consumed in large quantities. I'm not a fan of plain, sparkling water but do like it when a flavour is running through it. I will buy this again as it is cheap and nice for a change. Thanks for reading :)
I don't drink tea and coffee (much to the amazement of everyone I ever meet...) so I'm always on the lookout for interesting cold drinks. I love fizzy pop, but of course they are usually less than healthy so I was looking for something fizzy, cool, interesting and healthy. Asda do a range of fizzy fruit flavoured water at low prices with no added sugar. *NOTE* "No added sugar" is not the same as "Sugar free." As this has fruit juice in it, there is some sugar naturally present. In this case it's sucralose, which is healthier than the fattening glucose which is added to many sweet treats such as chocolate. There are a few different flavours of this water and something for everyone. I have a sweet tooth so the strawberry and vanilla especially appealed to me, I can easily drink a litre in a day. I do tend to buy a range of flavours so I don't get sick of the same thing as I have this every day, but they are all very tasty and go down easily. A 1 litre bottle has just 20 kCal. However, there is always a slight aftertaste of the sweeteners they add in the place of sugar, in this case it's acesulfame, and this can give it a slightly artificial taste if you drink too much of it.
I like beer, wine, spirits, any kind of alcohol really but unfortunately my waistline doesn't so I have been looking for some alternatives. I like to have a quiet night after a hard days work with a bottle of wine or a couple of beers but I recently decided I was drinking too much. I tried just drinking tap water but got bored of it very quickly so needed something different. I then came across Asdas sparkling water range. The range comes in a few different flavours but my favourite was Strawberry & Vanilla. The drink is available exclusively from Asda (obviously) and comes in a 1 litre bottle. It is currently available at 38p a bottle or 3 bottles for £1. It contains no fat or anything bad and only has 2 calories per 100ml so I can consume it guilt free. The labelling on the bottle is quite attractive and understated. It does not look at all cheap and nasty. The drink itself is very refreshing and although there is an undertone of strawberry it took me back to my childhood as it tastes just like cream soda. The strawberry tastes natural and not artificial and although it is sparkling water there were just the right amount of bubbles as they did not overpower the drink. Overall the drink is exactly what I was after, a refreshing guilt free alternative to alcohol at a fraction of the price.
I am a real fizzy drink lover, I love coke and lemonade but for me my favourites are fruit flavoured drinks and although the usual orangeade, limeade and cherryade are nice enough a change can be as good as a rest. My mum started buying Asda's fruit flavoured spring waters for when I visited and I have got a real taste for them. At the moment they are on offer at three for a pound so this week I treated myself to two of my favourites. They usually cost 38 pence each. Today I am going to review their Strawberry and Vanilla version. This reminds me of childhood for some reason and although I would love to tell you why I can't, not because I don't want to but because I don't actually know why. These come in one litre bottles and have quite nice packaging. The Asda brand name is quite large and instead of being a solid colour like it is on most packaging they have made it look like cut outs of strawberries, I think it looks great. Per 100ml this contains just 2 calories, not bad huh. It contains no artificial flavours either. This tastes of strawberry mixed with cream soda, it is very sweet but it isn't over poweringly sweet. It is refreshing drunk straight from the fridge and I really enjoy it. It is fizzy but isn't too fizzy, it certainly doesn't take your breath away like some fizzy drinks can. This would be something that would be great to offer people that visit and are driving as an alternative to alcohol. At this price it really is worth a try.