“ Brand: Barr / Type: Limeade „
I've also got to give this one a bad review
I think there are some great Barr flavours, and some which fell through the cracks. This one is the latter, I'm sure barr would agree with me as you can't buy it anywhere- certainly not in supermarkets, and occasionally they have an odd can in Spare or your local corner shop.
The taste is very artificial, almost cloying with sickly sweetness, a chemical taste of sweetness- not like
Limeade is in my mind one of those 'for children' drinks, such as cherry ade, so maybe they've formulated it to appeal only to children (I don't like their cherryade either), eitherway it doesn't feel acceptable for anyone to be drinking lime, or cherry pop and not feel immature, if you want to be a classy lady stick to irn bru, diet coke, or possible cream soda!
I like to sample as many Barr products as I can, but the more obscure flavours like pineapple and, limeade, well I think there's a reason they're not so popular. But don't take my word for it, vote with your wallet, buy it and see how you like it.
I recently wrote a review on Barrs Cola. On that review I wrote about the fact that the other day I had to go to accident and emergency at my local hospital as I had collapsed in town one evening, got a nasty bang on the head and days later couldn't think straight, was confused and dizzy alot of the time and had a headache that no matter what I took it for I simply couldn't shake it. In the end I went to the Dr's who sent me there and I knew I was in for a long wait so on the way there I decided to save myself a few quid and buy a few bits and pieces to take with me and so I grabbed myself a few drinks, mags and some munchies and the likes. As it turned out I was there for a little over 4 hours and so I am glad that I did get some drinks!
The drinks I took with me were a selection of Barrs ones. Not only did I purchase them in handy sized bottles of 250ml each, they only cost me 29p a bottle and they were in a variety of flavours to tempt my taste-buds with. This brand also sells drinks in 330ml cans and 2L bottles thought I haven't actually ever seen those options on sale.
Well like I have just mentioned I purchased this in a 250ml see-through plastic bottle and it has a screw on/off lid/cap to the top of and a label that goes around the middle of it which is two shades of green on and we are told that it is Barr 'Refreshing The Nation' Limeade and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes ingredients, a full nutritional chart as well as an at a glance once, the size is stated (as I have listed already) and the website is given for the manufacturer (www.agbarr.co.uk). Nice enough bottle, informative enough and I liked the handy size of this!
The Drink Itself:
Light green in colour and very gently bubbly but not for very long at all once poured or opened. It has a sweet lime fragrance to it with a hint of zest and is best served cool/cold in my opinion. Taste wise well this does taste of lime though isn't fizzy enough for my liking and simply lacks life within it and makes me think of a really sweet lime juice. This though tastes of sweeteners more than tasting naturally sweet and in my opinion is a little too much so and leaves a rather odd, tinny aftertaste in my mouth after consuming it for rather a while which I don't appreciate as I don't find it very refreshing at all.
Not for me this one due to the sweetness, the aftertaste of it and the fact it lacks life from the moment its open. Not great!
Nutritional Information Per 250ml:
Not too widely available as far as I am aware and is more likely to be found in random corner type shops than supermarkets and the likes though Google if interested!