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      21.11.2011 09:46
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      A very tasty and thirst quenching drink from Drench!

      It was upon starting a long distance drive over the weekend that my husband and I decided to pull over at a service station to pick up a couple of bottles to drink on our journey. We are both well aware of how irritable dehydration can make you feel, particularly with the headache that so often goes with it and so when we saw this 'Drench' juice in the orange and passionfruit flavour we thought it sounded perfect.

      Drench are a drinks manufacturer owned by Britvic who produce drinks which are made with a majority of spring water flavoured with natural fruit juices from concentrate. From what I have seen in store, Drench mainly produce three varieties of bottled drinks and these are orange and passionfruit, raspberry and cranberry and plain spring water. Every drink option comes packaged in a clear plastic bottle with 440ml of contents, the transparency illustrating the colour of the liquid inside. The bottles are simply presented with a screw top blue plastic lid and a white label which displays the Drench logo and a pair of coloured circles on the front. Additionally every bottle of this drink is recyclable.

      Having chosen the orange and passionfruit flavour it is worth noting the ingredients which were as follows:

      Spring Water* (82%),Fruit Juices from Concentrate (Orange 7%, Passionfruit 1%) ,Sugar ,Citric Acid ,Natural Flavourings ,Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Dimethyl Dicarbonate) ,Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Natural Colour (Carotenes) ,*Sourced at Norwich

      This product is also free from artificial colours, artificial sweeteners and artificial flavours. We paid £1.80 for two bottles of this drink as the service station was doing a deal however singly a bottle can be bought for £1 from most convenience stores.

      Before opening the bottle we did as advised on the bottle give it a good shake before clicking back the plastic screw top. The drink itself smells very fruity and not unlike a strong orange squash however it is the flavour that was the best feature. The juice tastes highly orangey with a hint of passionfruit and this means that when served cold it is an incredibly refreshing if a little sweet drink. Whilst this drink is best when served ice cold it was also still refreshing to drink after we had driven a hundred miles by which point the liquid had begun to warm to the temperature of the car.

      Overall this was a notable drink which did indeed drench our thirst on our long journey and also provided us with two refillable drinks bottles when we got to our destination. The bottles are a perfect size to fit in any handbag and the taste of the drink is very fruity and refreshing yet without artificial ingredients found in similar brands. I have hence scored this drink 5 stars out of 5 for doing exactly what I though it would do and would highly recommend it.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my review!

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        08.10.2011 11:49
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        Tasty refreshing drink with natural ingredients

        It has probably been around for a while but Drench is a reasonably new brand to me, I have tried two of their flavours, this one being the Orange and Passion fruit variety. Consumers are spoilt for choice with the shelves full of soft and fizzy drinks and for roughly a pound a bottle depending on where you purchase it I really think this is a good option.

        At times when I have been really thirsty I have drunk a bottle of this and it has been extremely tasty and has quenched my thirst tremendously. Especially when taken chilled from a fridge this is a great drink, the two ingredients of orange and passion fruit really are apparent and noticeable and very important taste extremely natural which is no surprise when you glance at the nutritional information which states that there are no artificial colours and flavours to be found.

        The packaging stands out on the shelves with its simple yet stylish branding. I imagine in the shops this is competing with a brand like Oasis or maybe some of the more expensive trendy fruit drinks and in my opinion this does more than hold its own on taste and price. A bottle of this contains less than 200 calories and with its natural ingredients makes a good healthy alternative to a carbonated drink when you are out and about and need refreshing.

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          31.08.2011 21:25
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          A lovely zingy drink that tastes delicious!

          Being a passion fruit lover when I first saw Drench juicy spring water hit the shelves I knew I wanted to try it.

          I remember buying my first bottle like it was yesterday. It was a hot summers day and I was on my way to the doctors surgery. I popped into my local supermarket and bought a chilled bottle of the beverage. The bright white, orange and purple packaging matched with the orange liquid drew my eyes to it and it has been love ever since.

          The Orange and passion fruit flavour gives it a slight tang but is absolutely delicious.

          Coming in a 440ml bottle there is plenty to keep you going and tastes like a dilute juice. If you drink dilute juice you will obviously have your own preference on how strong or weak you like it. As a child my aunt always used to make me extra strong apple and blackcurrant which has made me prefer my juice stronger. I would say that Drench matches my taste in dilute juice.

          The juice is made with spring water meaning that it is not fizzy which makes this drink Glugable!

          Also coming in an apple and blackcurrant flavour this flavour is my favourite of the two. As earlier stated my aunt made a (it really could be world record breaking) strong apple and blackcurrant however the Drench variety is far too strong for me but everyone's tastes are different!

          Orange and passion fruit drench has been my drink of the summer and I would definitely recommend anyone giving it a go!

          Nutritional Information per 100ml

          Energy 162 kj / 38 kacl
          Protein 0.1g
          Carbohydrate 9g
          of which sugars 9g
          Fat TRACE
          of which saturates Nil
          Fibre TRACE
          Sodium NIL

          Ingredients:

          Spring water** (82%) Sourced at Norwich
          Fruit juices from Concentrate (Orange 7%, Passionfruit 1%)
          Sugar
          Citric Acid
          Natural Orange flavouring
          Natural Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid)
          Natural Colour (Carotenes)

          Each 250ml serving contains
          Percentages shown are of an adults guideline daily amount based on a diet of 2000kcal)
          Calories 95 5%
          Sugar 23g 26%
          Fat TRACE <1%
          Saturates 0g 0%
          Salt 0% 0g

          Best consumed when chilled
          Once open refrigerate and consume within 3 days

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            10.02.2011 17:12
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            A lovely drink I will definitely buy again.

            Today I was in college and was so thirsty! I decided to go to the shop in what we call "The Street" - it's notorious for its high prices, but I was desperate!!! Anyway, they had the usual coke and sprite type drinks which just make you even thirstier and in all honesty I could have done with a bottle of water! But this bottle of drench caught my eye instead. It was nice and colourful and looked really refreshing, kinda like a big class of arange squash.

            Anyway, I bought the 440ml bottle for £1.40 and really enjoyed it. It quenched my thirst instantly and was really fruity and tasty. It didn't make you feel even thirstier like most of the fizzy and fruit juice drinks that you can buy in cafes and it was really nice to have a change from this. You could taste the orange but the passionfruit really shone through - only adding to it's uniqueness.

            The price is a tad high, but it always is at our college. I enjoyed this product so much that I will definitely be buying it again - hopefully in a larger sized bottle. I would recommend this product to anyone who likes refreshing tasty drinks and can afford to buy them on the go!

            Hope this was helpful :)

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            25.11.2010 20:54
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            really liked it

            The other day I was in a shopping centre and really needed a drink so decided to pop to Superdrug and happened to pick this up, I'd not really seen it much before but it ended up being really nice.
            It was packaged totally normally in a plastic bottle which was clear, had a label on which told us the information we wished know concerning the drink, the top of the bottle was indented to look like a mountain which I thought was a cool touch! The size of the bottle was 420ml which seemed a bit random since drinks are normally 330 or 500ml, but it was sufficient for what I wanted and 80ml didn't make me suffer!
            The word drench totally describes the taste and the nature of the drink. It really helped my thirst and I felt really refreshed after drinking it and not thirsty at all, it was just one of those drinks that was easy to drink fast, most likely because it wasn't fizzy. Its not actually all juice, its about 60% juice and 40% juice, I normally don't like these sort of drinks but this one was done really well! The combination of flavours is also really nice - orange and passion fruit, the passion fruit comes through but it doesn't overpower the orange and they complement each other.
            Its not as readily available as say coke, but you can get it in quite a few places, Superdrug is one example! It was only around the 60p mark which was the main reason that I bought it, I see it as quite good value.

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              20.04.2010 07:45
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              A tasty way to keep your body hydrated and to satisfy your tastebuds.

              Britvic have added a new range to their Drench collection named Juicy Drench. The idea is that this spring water has 8% fruit juice mixed together in a variety of three flavours, Orange and Passionfruit, Cranberry and Raspberry and Blackcurrant and Apple to hydrate your body and give a crisp, delicious flavour too.

              As our body is mainly made of water, it seems natural to want to keep up our fluid levels to keep our bodies and brains running smoothly and this is a great way for those who are not so keen on water to stay hydrated. The Drench website gives lots of facts about the body, including our blood is made of 95% water and keeping your hydration levels up means you are less likley to forget things and have much better concentration. These are among many good reasons to drink the reccomended eight glasses of water a day.

              I recently bought two bottles of Juicy Drench from Boots, at £1.50 for two bottles, one Orange and Passionfruit and the other Apple and Blackcurrant, working out at 75p for a 440ml bottle of flavoured spring water seems fairly reasonable.

              The packaging of the bottles are quite distinctive, with the Drench logo in blue at the top of the label and two circles, overlapping in two contrasting colours, orange and purple for the Orange and Passionfruit and purple and green for the Apple and Blackcurrant which makes identifying the flavours much quicker. My bottles also had a goldfish in one of the circles as these are promotional packs for their 'fish for prizes' promotion.

              It probably would not surprise you that this spring water is made of 82% spring water and 8%* fruit (*less than one percent is sugar, citric acid, natural flavourings and preservatives and natural colourings) and their water is sourced from Norwich, unfortunately I have not been able to locate which spring. Drench can confidently boast that they put no artificial colourings, flavours or sweeteners in their spring water drinks. Each bottle contains 95 calories which is a little surprising for a spring water drink, but fairly acceptable for a soft drink.

              On tasting the two different flavours, I was pleasantly surprised at how different and crisp the flavours were. The Orange and Passionfruit is strong and flavoursome, the tang of the orange is at the forefront and a softer passionfruit aftertaste compliments the drink well, the water is very crisp and clean tasting and very refreshing. The Blackcurrant and Apple was also a very fresh and flavoursome drink too, with the dryness of the blackcurrants and the juicy sweetness of the apples being carried over the tastebuds with crisp clean water. For a blackcurrant flavour I was expecting the juice to be very bland but I found the strength was just right, not overpowering the water and not too weak. By far the tastiest blackcurrant drink I have had in a long tme.

              From the two flavours, I personally would recommend trying the Apple and Blackcurrant first, it is refreshing and not too overpowering. The Orange and Passionfruit is a much stronger flavour in my opinion, much like mixing a squash and diluting 2 parts water and 1 part squash. These spring water drinks did quench my thirst very quickly and I found myself finishing the entire bottle, not being a fan of water or squash it was quite impressive.

              These would be perfect to take to work, to put in your children's pack lunch boxes, picnics or even to take to the gym, it has been a very welcome addition to our weekly shopping list.

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                07.04.2010 16:31
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                Five stars from me - I would happily buy Drench again!

                Most of the time I stick to tea or coffee at work so on the odd occasion I like to buy a soft drink from my local shop. Today during my lunch I wandered up to the shop and decided to treat myself.

                I noticed that Drench was on offer at 69p which I didn't think was too bad a price, I decided to choose the Orange and Passionfruit flavour.

                The Nutritional Information is as follows for a 250ml serving...

                95 Calories
                23g Sugar
                Saturates and Salt values are nil.

                The main ingredients are...

                82% Spring Water which is sourced at Norwich
                7% Orange Juice
                1% Passionfruit

                Taste

                The colour is a deep Orange which looks instantly tasty, when you unscrew the cap you are greeted with a rich smell of Passionfruit. This is a good indicator that the Passionfruit will be the stronger flavour. I was right, after taking a drink you taste the Passionfruit instantly and it is fairly overpowering as you can hardly taste the Orange over it. There is a slight hint of Orange and overall the two flavours do work well together.

                The taste is very refreshing especially if taken straight from the fridge as it tastes much nicer when chilled. I found that it can be a little on the sickly side as it warms up. One good thing to point out is that it reminds me of a J20, so if you do like the Orange and Passionfruit J20 I have to recommend you try this drink.

                Overall

                Well this is a sweet drink and it may be too sweet for some and as I said earlier it does get a little sickly after a while especially if it isn't chilled. All in all I did enjoy this drink it made a nice change from my usual cup of tea. It was especially nice that it had the extra bonus of tasting a bit like a J20. For 69p this drink is a bargain especially when you compare it to the price of a J20 or other branded soft drinks. It is a little bit better for you as it contains 82% water so slightly healthier than Pepsi or Fanta although it does have quite a bit of sugar. It did quench my thirst fairly well although not as much as if I had just had water. I did enjoy this drink and I would recommend it.

                At the moment Drench are running a competition so if you peel back the label on the bottle there is a code to enter on their website.

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                  17.12.2009 08:40
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                  Don't expect a taste sensation

                  Drench Orange & Passionfruit Juicy Spring Water

                  On a recent family day out we had lunch in the locations cafe, I had coffee and my partner had a bottle of this Drench Juicy Spring Water, orange and passionfruit flavour. My naturally inquisitive nature forced me to try some and in fact I drank most of the bottle (I always get what I want ;->) as my other half was not overly keen and I will try anything once, twice if I like it!

                  How Much...?
                  The 440ml bottle cost £1.40 in this particular cafe. 100ml of this juicy water will set you back 38 calories, so multiply that by 4.4 and it is a scary amount of calories for drink, no matter how nice it might be...
                  The ingredients listed on the label show water 82%, orange juice from concentrates 7%, passionfruit juice from concentrate 1%. The fruit part of this equation is a lot stingy if you ask me. I would have expected more.

                  How Nice Might It Be?
                  Well, it does taste of both orange and of passionfruit, so they got that bit right. And it is very watery. They got that bit right too. In fact they got it all right as far as the flavour and the 'drench' factor goes. It really did quench my thirst. However, I can not help but compare this drink to J20 orange and passionfruit, simply because the flavour is so similar. For me the latter is a far more enjoyable drink. Drench is not as thick and smooth and zesty as J20, though my guess is that it is not meant to be.

                  Overall, a pleasant enough fruit flavoured water drink but do not expect a taste sensation.

                  Check out www.britvic.com for more about Drench!

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