Product Type: Britvic Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... flavour, however, is the most unique one which is the apple, raspberry and cranberry flavour. It is fruity and refreshing without tastin... more
Mine's a 55
Member Name: katyj10
Advantages: a nice drink
Britvic 55 is a drink I often choose in the pub as I'm usually driving. I prefer the orange flavour but it also comes in apple and more recently, the combined flavours of apple, raspberry and cranberry.
What's it like?
The orange Britvic 55 has a light fizz to it, not enough to produce a burp like coke but one that gently fizzles on your tongue. I believe it's essentially fruit juice mixed with lemonade as pubs that don't stock it have offered to 'make me one' on occasion from these bare ingredients!
A four pack of 375ml bottles costs around £3.50 in the supermarket, but individually I usually pay between £1.50 and £2 in the pub.
What's in it? (per 100 ml)
Carbohydrate: 11.3g (all sugars)
Why I like this drink
I choose this drink as it's refreshing and light, lovely when chilled and drunk through ice and feels like I'm having something that's good for me (from a vitamin c point of view). It's not concentrated like fresh orange so you can drink a few back to back without fear of piling on too many calories. I am always put off the neighbouring drink J20 when a friend told me they were 2 points on weight watchers. What a waste of points!! Sadly I think a 55 will be similar points wise considering the calorie count per 100ml.
It's a bit like...
If you've ever tried Orangina you'll probably find that a Britvic 55 is similar. You shake the bottle before drinking to make sure the orange is mixed properly otherwise you might find a bit of sediment at the bottom and no one likes that do they?!
I still like to drink diet coke when out as it's zero calories, but sometimes you can get coke fatigue. I like to mix it up a bit and when in the mood for orange, it's a 55 for me every time!
I think I will try the other flavours in the 55 range to see if they are better than the orange. If you've never tried a Britvic 55 I recommend you try one next time you're out and on the wagon. Or driving. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Summary: a good pub drink for abstainers