Product Type: Britvic Soft Drink
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Britvic 7 Up Free
Member Name: Ainat
Britvic 7 Up Free
Date: 18/05/11, updated on 25/07/13 (45 review reads)
Advantages: Low calorie, refreshing
Disadvantages: None really
I am a big fan of anything lemon and lime flavoured, and am trying to cut down on things such as sugar and caffeine - so, naturally, when I saw a bottle of 7Up free on special offer I had to try it.
7Up Free claims to be free from sugar, preservatives, colourings and caffeine, with natural lemon and lime flavourings. All good things I hear you say. With only 5 calories per 250mls I feel quite happy to drink this and I don't feel I am drinking 'empty calories' as I do with the full sugar version. There is a slight taste difference between the 'fat' version and the 'skinny' free version. However, I don't feel there is a major difference between the two, and if anything, I think I prefer this free version.
As the picture shows, this product is available in cans, however I tend to prefer purchasing bottles as being able to close the lid is very handy! The bottle I'm currently drinking from is a 'larger size' 600ml bottle. In most shops this retails at around £1.20, however I have discovered that Poundland is the place to go - you can buy two 600ml bottles for £1. Brilliant value. The only thing I can find 'wrong' with these Poundland bottles is they have obviously bought them cheap as the expiry date is nearing. But seeing as fizzy drinks tend to have a really long shelf life, by that I mean they only have 2-3 months date left on them. Now, if I'm going to buy a bottle of drink, despite the fact I drink them slowly, I normally get through them in a day or two so I'm pretty sure I'm safe with a 2 month away expiry date!
The drink is also available in the larger 2 litre bottles in most supermarkets, normally around the £1.80 - £2.00 mark. I personally prefer to buy the smaller bottles as they fit in my bag and I can carry them around with me whilst out and about.
This is a very refreshing drink, especially if you drink it cold on a hot day. I would definitely recommend this drink, and I would recommend it over its sugar containing brother. With the minimal taste difference you are saving a LOT of calories.
Oh, if you're a fan of entering competitions, the bottles often have competitions to enter for various prizes. Keep an eye out. I don't think they are running a promotion like this at the moment - but they do every so often.
A little health note for you - Don't forget that just because it is a sugar free drink, doesn't mean you can forget about the health of your teeth - Fizzy drinks (even the sugar free ones) contain acids which aren't the best for your teeth, so keep brushing folks!
Now, if only it were free to take from the shelves too!
Summary: Very refreshing on a hot day, low calorie, sugar and caffeine free