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I bought a bottle of Drench Blackcurrant and apple drink from our canteen today and was quite taken aback by the flavour, it was very intense and fruity, in my opinion a little too intense which had the adverse effect of making my mouth feel a little dry after rather than refreshing drenched feeling.
The front of the bottle states "juicy spring water" and they are not kidding with "juicy" seriously juicy would be more apt. It comes in a clear bottle so you can clearly see the red drink inside which is what first prompted me to buy it, I love red foods and drinks they always have stronger flavours.
Back of pack states "At drench you'd expect us to only drink water but then sometimes, we just want a bit of taste too. Its time to drench your taste buds..... Well that sums it up for me, it does what it says and amazingly contains no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
Overall I would say taste wise 5/5 as it is really tasty, but thirst quenching only a 2/5 therefore as a complete I will give 4/5 as I was so impressed with the flavour.
-*-*-About the product-*-*-* Drench, a very popular brand who make water have released a range of fruit juice water based drinks. I bought a case from a cash and carry last month and was not at all disappointed with the price. I paid £12 for a case of 24. I really liked the look of this flavour and thought that it would be a healthier alternative as opposed to pure orange juice from a carton. When I first drank the product the flavour was very intense, tasting not much like apple but moreso like blackcurrent although this wasn't a major issue. I thought the bottle was very appealing. It was clear plastic with a simple lable that showed the nutritional values of the product. *-*-*-Price per bottle and nutritional values-*-*-* Per bottle, RRP( recommended retail price) was 89p which I thought was a reasonable amount for 440ml of liquid. Per 100grams the values indicated: Kcal: 38 Protein: trace Carbohydrate: 9.2g Of which sugars: 9.2g Fat: Trace Fibre:Nil Sodium:Nil. Overall, this has concluded to be quite a healthy drink. Much more healthier than Coke, Fanta and fizzy drinks. This srink was definitely a hit in my household, we go through around 15 bottles a week with 6 of us living in the house. Especially popular with the younger children who are now choosing it as an alternative to fizzy drinks now, which is always a good way to go. *-*-*Overall taste and experience-*-*-* The taste of the drink is a little overpowering ( as explained above) although it is nice and refreshing. The overall level of hydration that the product causes is not very high. It is a nice taste but it just doesn't hydrate you when you've been doing sport or are just dehydrated. As I have made clear I do use this product often and will continue to use it as it is a good drink to have and my family have certainly taken a liking to it. Will I recommend it? Sure I will. It will continue to be a favourite of mine and I strongly advise anyone out there who hasn't tried it to do so immediately. It is a helthy drink that has more flavour than just plain old flavoured water and the bottle is the perfect size to carry around in your bag. Also, you can reuse the bottle or simply recycle it. If you would like to find out more about Drench products then go to their website "www.staydrenched.co.uk".
With Spar garages currently selling flavoured bottles of "Drench" at 2 bottles for £1.30 it seemed a good time to try them out, the ones on sale were Blackcurrant and Apple, Orange and Passionfruit and Cranberry and Raspberry. The first one that I picked up was the apple and blackcurrant one, though they all look pretty similar with only minor differences on the bottle and the colour of the liquid. This bottle has purple and green design on the bottle instead of orange and blue or purple and pink with the liquid inside being a dark deep red in this case, though a bright smooth orange in the orange drink and a slightly lighter red for the cranberry one. The bottles all contain 440ml and are an extension of the original "Drench" brand by Britvic adding flavour to their Spring water, they are thankfully a rather traditional bottle with a simple screw lid though the bottle does have a rather nice design that makes it look, and feel like the liquid has overflowed the bottle.
The drink has a rather sweet and fruity smell to it that transitions to the taste which is also a wonderful blend of the two flavours that the drink is being made form. The juice seems rather thin and easy to drink though it's far from being the most thirst quenching drink in history despite how easy it is to drink. With almost half a litre in the bottle it's surprising how quickly you'll see it go down with out you feeling any less thirsty which would probably mean that the concept of it being a rehydrating drink is sadly a failure despite the nice and fruity taste.
Nutritional Information (per 100ml)
164kj Energy (38Kcal)
Trace of Protein
9.2g Carbohydrates (of which 9.2g are from Sugars)
Trace of Fat (of which Nil is Saturated Fat)
The drink contains nothing worthy of noting for allergic means, though contains fruit concentrates from Blackcurrant, Apple and White Grape.
Overall the fact that the drink tasted delightful is of little note as you have to go and find something else to drink to quench your thirst which is a bit of a shame really. Although the drink doesn't have any artificial sweeteners in it, every 250ml of the drink contains 26% your RDA of sugar which would suggest there's far too much sugar in and it could well be this that leads to the taste of the drink, though it's possibly also this that stops the drink from being hydrating. If your just after something that tastes nice you can do a lot worse than this, though don't look at this to take the role of normal water.
Yesterday me and my mate Liz decided to go out, take her 4 dogs with us and take them walking and then do a little shopping and have a bit of lunch. We went to Stratford Upon Avon and we ended up there for flipping hours but we had a wicked time!
However not realising we would be out for so many hours (I never got in till almost 1am after we found a late night Tesco and spent ages browsing at the undies!) the fact of the matter was that it was an expensive day out really. We had to stop for food and drinks and things and it takes it's toll on your purse! We were gagging for a drink and thinking not only where can we get from but oh no not more cash I bought a few of these bottles to keep us hydrated through the day. I'd bought these 4 for a pound in Poundland but they usually retail at about 40p each and me...I love Fruit Shoots as a general rule so opted for these!
200ml bright purple bottle with a navy blue and white cap to the top of it you drink through. On the front label I'm told what it is and that it's Robinson's and that it is low in sugar and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the bottle and on another label other information includes ingredients and warnings being given, the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Britvic Soft Drinks are listed (the manufacturer of the product). Nice enough bottle which is a little on the small side but perfect for kids lunchboxes of course!
Well the drink itself is like a squash but it's rather flavoursome and not one bit watery in taste. it's a purply colour and of course flat opposed to fizzy. It smells of blackcurrants and tastes of it too. I can't detect the taste of apples in there though I'm not disputing apples are in there, I just can't find them lol. It's really sweet though and in a really artificial way. This particular flavour is sweeter than the other one's from the range I have tried and although sweet it doesn't taste artificially sweetened till it's drunk and it leaves a sort of tinny taste in the mouth.
It's ok but it doesn't really quench thirst due to the odd aftertaste. maybe kids would appreciate this more than me and my mate did lol.
Nutritional Information Per Bottle:
No artificial colours or flavours
Low sugar *contains naturally occurring sugars
Fruit juice from concentrate
Suitable for Vegetarians
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Drench is the new drink form Britvic and has evolved rather quickly. It started of as Britvic's new mineral water brand, and I first heard of it, as I'm sure many did, through the television ads featuring Brains.
I had tried the water, and yes it was water, not really much to review there! It seems just a few months since I saw those Brains adverts and when I was in the shop the other day I saw that they had already launched new Drench products.
I opted for the new Blackcurrant and Apple flavour spring water, priced at 70p for 440ml in my local store. I guess this is relatively expensive for a bottle of flavoured water, but this was a corner shop and I'm sure you could get it a little cheaper in the supermarket.
This is the blurb on the bottle " At Drench you'd expect us to only drink water, but then sometimes, we just want a bit of taste too. It's time to drench your taste buds with lovely spring water and fruit juices. Give yourself a juicy break from the norm - we reckon you'll never look back." Hmmm, I think it probably innocent smoothies fault that all these companies try to put this friendly little remarks on their bottles only not so witty.
The taste of the drink was nice, not over exciting but it was a nice change from water. It had quite a dry taste, I think I was expecting a little sweeter. I don't think it's worth that little kick of flavour for the calories it provides though, bearing in mind water contains next to nothing, the addition of a small amount of fruit juices seems to bump it up somewhat. Each bottle contains over 150 calories and 35g of sugar! I think that's a lot for flavoured spring water.
Overall, a pleasant product I would drink again, but there's a lot of other drink I'd chose first.