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The Best Lemonade!!
Fentimans Victorian Lemonade
Member Name: star3683
Fentimans Victorian Lemonade
Advantages: natural ingredients, traditional tasty, very refreshing
I do enjoy drinking fizzy drinks but try and limit my intake of them where possible and stick to water or sugar free cordials. When I do indulge in fizzy drinks some of my favorite are the more traditional ones and when I spotted the range of Fentimans traditional drinks in Tesco I decided to treat myself to a couple. The first one that caught my eye was the traditional Victorian Lemonade especially as I saw that it contains ginger which I also love the taste off.
The Fentimans range of traditional soft drinks including this Victorian Lemonade come in 275ml bottles and currently cost £1.19 each in Tesco. I thought that this was reasonable value for money as it makes them no more expensive than purchasing an individual bottle of a modern soft drink.
The lemonade comes in a chunky little clear glass bottle with a silver screw top cap. The labels on the bottle are also in a traditional style and are yellow and blue in colour, you will also see the Fentimans logo of a dog on the label which I was a little intrigued by but on the back label it states the meaning of the logo. The dog is a picture of ''Fearless' , Thomas Fentiman's prize Alsatian and our company logo, is a testament to the fact that you can't teach an old dog new tricks'. I thought that this was a great little addition to the product information and it is nice to see something a little different and unique about a product. It also states on the label that the Fentiman family have been brewing botanical beverages for almost 100 years which made me wonder why I had not spotted these drinks before now.
The lemonade is cloudy and you do you need to make sure that you tip the bottle up before drinking as some of the sediment of the ingredients does tend to settle in the bottom of the bottle. Also anyone who does not drink alcohol may want to take note that this drink may contain some alcohol due to the fermenting process it goes through when making but. But for anyone else you will not be getting drunk easily on this as it contains less than 0.5% alcohol and to be honest until I spotted this information on the label I would not have realized as you certainly cannot taste any alcohol.
I chilled my bottle of the lemonade in the fridge before drinking and served it in a tall glass over ice as I think this is the most refreshing way to enjoy this drink. The lemonade is carbonated so has a lovely fizz which you can hear as you unscrew the bottle. As soon as you pour the lemonade out of the bottle you can smell the lovely zesty lemon scent which really made my mouth water. The taste of the lemonade is just how it smells, fruity, zingy and so refreshing. You can get a very slight taste of the ginger coming through but I think this just helps to compliment the lemon flavor. The bubbles in the lemonade are very light and do not make the drink seem in anyway gassy so you don't get that horrible bloated feeling that you get with some fizzy drinks.
Overall I think this is the best traditional lemonade I have ever tried as you can really tasty the tangy lemons and it is not overly sweetened it actually tastes very natural. Some people may find this a little on the pricy side but for me it is totally worth every penny as it is a gorgeous, refreshing drink perfect for the summer! Just remember to do you bit for the environment and pop the bottle in a bottle glass recycling bin after use.
Summary: a wonderful, zesty lemonade