Product Type: Britvic Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... milk bottle. I like drinks in glass, a lot of companies now don't do this so Purdeys still using this method is a good thing. The bottl... more
Tasty and Caffeine Free
Member Name: Donnabroom
Advantages: No Caffeine, Great Taste
Disadvantages: Sugar Content?
I am a huge fan of 'energy' drinks but sometimes I have to avoid caffeine either due to a migraine or just the fact that every now and then I actually need sleep! When I am avoiding caffeine I don't want decaffeinated coffee/cola, (what's the point), so I go for Purdey's instead.
Purdey's is not like your typical energy drink in that it contains neither taurine nor caffeine. Instead Purdey's uses a blend of grape and apple juice, botanical extracts, (including Ginseng), sparkling spring water and multi-vitamins to provide a pick-me-up whenever needed. Purdey's contains 33% of the following vitamins/minerals: Thiamin, (vitamin B1), Riboflavin, (vitamin B2), Niacin, (vitamin B3), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Folic Acid. There is also 0.3g of fat, 22g of sugar and 106 kcal per 330ml bottle. The sugar content is high but it is an energy drink and glucose provides energy that is fast and easy for your body to process.
Because of all the vitamins and the lack of caffeine Purdey's is a healthier option than a lot of energy drinks but it should still be an occasional thing due the sugar content.
Taste wise Purdey's is odd and I can imagine that a lot of people wouldn't like it all but I love it. It has a vaguely fruity taste like the soft drinks for adults made with grape juice but with another, more odd taste that is a little malty and hard to describe, it tastes a bit like vitamins smell so I am assuming it comes from the high vitamin content.
Purdey's is a lovely golden colour and very slightly sparkling; I don't like things too fizzy and I find Purdey's is the exact right fizziness for me but it's just a matter of taste really.
The bottle is made of brown glass, (important because it protects the contents from light which degrades the vitamins and nutrients), with a silver label completely covering it and a silver lid. I think it looks quite 90s in style, the sort of thing you'd see people drinking on the beach in LA. It isn't ugly but not really nice looking either. Incidentally there used to be a gold bottle too and I much preferred the taste of that one but I haven't seen any for years.
Purdey's used to be well over £1.00 a bottle but it had been 49p in Tesco's for ages now which makes it comparable in price to coca-cola etc and a bargain for an energy drink. I would definitely recommend it for a pick-me-up especially for those sensitive to caffeine or just need a break from it.
Summary: Odd but lovely