Product Type: Britvic Soft Drink
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Silvery Bottle of Well Being
Member Name: JJJJ
Date: 27/02/10, updated on 28/02/10 (250 review reads)
Disadvantages: Taste isn't anything special
Many of us like to take our dietary supplements in the form of vitamin tablets or capsules - but there are other options available. Described as a 'Multivitamin Fruit Drink', Purdey's Rejuvination is a blast of wellbeing in liquid form. The drink is currently on special offer in Holland & Barratt, where you can purchase two bottles for around £1.60. If you don't have a local health food shop, the drink can also be picked up in Tesco where it is a similar price.
Designed as a 'pick-me-up', the drink comprises grape, apple juice, natural herbal extracts, and the vitamins that I mentioned in the opening paragraph. The bottle itself is quite cool looking - a silvery glass number with predominantly black text. The text on the front states that the drink is a "healthy and immediate way to feel refreshed at any time" - but is that really the case?
The full list of ingredients are as follows;
Fruit juices from Concentrate 57% (Grape, Apple), Carbonated Spring Water (42%), Natural Flavourings including Botanical Extracts (Damiana and Chinese Ginseng), Citric Acid, Vitamins (C, Niacin, B6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folacin, B12), and Glucose.
The flavour is actually quite difficult to describe - and whilst you would expect the drink to taste of grapes and apple, the overriding flavour is actually of sparkling carbonated water. Whilst it's not the most pleasant of flavours, it's by no means bad, and actually, I would describe it as an acquired taste which definitely grows on you. With just over a hundred calories per bottle, this particular drink compares quite well to other designated 'energy drinks' on the market which are often rather sugary by nature.
I did feel awakened after drinking Purdey's - probably due to the glucose content. That said, it was a fairly short lived awakening which lasted no more than a few minutes! The fact that you're consuming vitamins does make the drink *feel* healthy however, and whether this is a just a placebo effect matters not, as it provides the drinker with a sense of well being. On the whole then, Purdey's is nothing special in terms of it's flavour, but its a decent drink which is caffeine free, contains no artificial flavours, and is suitable for vegetarians.
Each Bottle Contains (330ml)
Saturated Fat: 0g
Summary: Heath Drink