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This is for the Glacaeu Smartwater. I didn’t buy this because of the ‘smart’ properties of this water. In fact, the first time I had this I didn’t buy it at all, my parents picked it up for me whilst I was in hospital. Thankfully, it was lovely and crisp, and very refreshing.
I was surprised to learn, although I perhaps shouldn’t have been, that this is a product line by Coca-Cola. I remember, vaguely, of an article about their upcoming ‘smart water’ and recall thinking how stupid it was. It’s gimmicky and takes advantage of those wanting to improve their health quickly and easily. I am rather sceptical about these sorts of things! Anyway, I wasn’t too bothered about the ‘smart’ properties so I can’t really comment on these, and don’t see how anyone really can judge whether they feel something from the ‘added electrolytes’.
This comes in a clear 600ml plastic bottle with translucent screw on top. The outer sticker is clear, with text predominantly in blue and white. I like this look; it gives it a modern but fresh and simple feel to it, and one of good quality too. I do like that the label isn’t paper as it lasts better on the bottle too without the problem of getting damp, dirty or ripped. On the front, we’re told this is ‘vapour distilled water with added electrolytes’. The nutritional snippet underneath tells us the water contains 0 calories, as expected. On the back is further information on the product and brand. It gives a little story of how the water came about in a light-hearted way: ‘inspired by clouds… sometimes the answer is right under your nose, and other times it’s floating above your head… in our case, it was the humble cloud that got us thinking. Inspired by the water cycle, we vapour distil our spring water and then add electrolytes to deliver a distinctive, clean, crisp taste, smart because it’s made that way’.
The main thing, for me, is the taste. They promise a ‘clean, crisp taste’, so does the water live up to that? I would say so, yes. It was certainly very refreshing, especially when recently out of the fridge so it’s nice and cold. It didn’t taste of plastic, or earth tones, or anything other than clean, pure spring water. I felt hydrated and that I could easily drink the whole bottle. I’ve bought it since the first time I had it in hospital and have thought the same thing since. It’s definitely a nice water, in my opinion.
On the back we’re also told this is made in GB and that the bottle is recyclable. It’s also a ‘plant bottle’, with up to 30% of it being made from plants. I find the bottle to be quite robust, easy to carry & drink from, & of a good size at 600ml Compared to brands like Evian or Highland Spring, it's actually not ridiculously priced as you may expect.
Last week I ended up spending a couple of days in hospital, I didn't stay in but had to keep going back! The reason for this was a few different things however one of the problems I had was being dehydrated. It wasn't like I wasn't drinking however I was drinking too much alcohol and not eating enough (I have an eating disorder). I felt awful and as soon as I got patched up and sent home I decided this wasn't happening again so I have cut down my drinking to almost nothing at all and a healthy lifestyle has now come more into play.
So I have been drinking lots and lots of water and eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables recently, eating at mealtimes and I have to admit that I do feel 100% better for doing so. I buy a lot of bottled water because I simply prefer it to what comes through my taps and I do have a water filter jug as well that I have started to use! However I for one do get fed up drinking plain water all of the time and so when I was recently in a local convenience store and spotted 8 bottles of this for a pound (on offer!) I was delighted as I know these usually retail at about a pound a bottle....sometimes a bit more!
There are a few different flavours of this vitamin water on the market but today I shall review XXX-Triple Berry variety as all the flavours contain different vitamins etc though I have tried a couple of flavours of this.
The bottle is made of see-through plastic with a white frosted twist on/off cap to the top of it and the bottle is slightly ridged for ease of handling and then around the main body of the bottle the label looks very informative in black and white and then on the front of the bottle we are told that it is Glaceau VitaminWater XXX - Triple Berry 'A threesome of antioxidants' (Vits C, E, Zn) and that the flavour is Acai -Blueberry - Pomegranate and we also told that it is a low calorie drink and free from artificial colours and flavours and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and the size of the bottle is stated (which in this case is 500ml in its size (and the only size I have seen this available to purchase in by the way). Other information on the rest of the bottle includes being told a little bit more about the product, the ingredients used are stated, a full nutritional chart is given and contact details for Coca-Cola (the manufacturer of the product are given). This is a nice looking bottle that gives the impression off that it contains a good quality drink and its highly informative and looks very grown up indeed!
This is made from spring water and has a nice dark purplish colour to it and its transparency. When you remove the cap you can smell a really nice and fruity aroma of berries. Taste wise I love this one. It tastes like a squash (it has no fizz or bits in or anything else) and although I wouldn't say that I can taste a fruit in-particular in this it is fruity and one of berries. It is sweetened but I don't think it is overly so and I do find this to be very thirst quenching indeed. The vitamins I mentioned earlier are meant to help with oxidative stress. Now as far as I know this contains antioxidants......Im not a rocket science all I know is that this is good for you!
So not only do I think that this is a pleasant drink to consume, knowing that in some way its healthy too is great and with only 13 Calories and 0g of any fats per 100ml of the drink it doesn't harm my diet too badly either. I did have a bottle of this one morning after having a sneeky couple of glasses of wine with a friend and I did feel immediately feel better for it so all round I think this is great and even if I couldn't buy this on offer in the future I would pay the full price for it as its all round lovely!
Available in all good supermarkets etc or Google for it online.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I must admit that when Vitamin Water first came out I was rather dubious about because after all you can get perfectly good water out of the tap! However, after a few friends had tried and were quite impressed I decided to have a go myself. Also when reading some of the celebrity magazines I'd noticed that some of the celebrities have been pictured with a bottle too.
Rather than some of the flavoured waters around, Vitamin Water is more like a squash and the flavour is a lot fuller. You can purchase it from most newsagents and supermarkets. It comes in 500ml bottles, but is rather expensive at between £1.00 and £1.50 for a bottle.
If you read the flashy bottle that it comes in, it's hard not to agree that the product is going to be good for you as it seems to be packed full of essential vitamins and goodness. They have recently introduced some new flavours and drinks that are designed to do certain things. A few that I have had are:
Defense - this is a raspberry and apple flavour
Essential - this is double orange
Energy - tropical citrus
Revive - this is a fruit punch flavour and I had this several times when hung over and it gave me a spring to my step
XXX - this one contains a lot of antioxidants and we're always told that they are a good thing
I suppose like any drink it all comes down to taste and I do really like them. Vitamin Water is a regular now for me, although at over £1.00 a bottle it is rather expensive though.
Overall, I give Vitamin Water four dooyo stars ****. Feel free to comment.
These non-sparking fruit squash drinks are now available in eight different of flavours and colours including orange, lemon, various berry combinations, and dragonfruit. All of the drinks are light and refreshing and they are also clear rather than some traditional fruit squash drinks which are cloudier than this. I have tried most of the flavours and haven't found one that I don't like. The dragonfruit flavour is the most unusual flavour and although I like it, it's a bit different will probably not be to everyone's taste.
The thing that sets them apart from other still fruit drinks, apart from the nice bright colours of the drinks themselves, is the big focus on the eye catching label about the different vitamins and minerals each drink provides you with. Each flavour has a sub-heading such as 'Power C' and 'Revive' which relates to the particular combination of vitamins in that drink. A 500ml bottle is also just less than 100 calories. They are nice alternatives to fizzy drinks as they taste fruity but they are not overwhelmingly sugary.
The main negative is the price as they are usually quite expensive - around £1.50 is not unusual however the large supermarkets do often have them on offer where you get a discounted price if you buy two. This is quite a lot for something which is just flavoured water so I think it would sell much better if it came down in price.
I have been drinking this Water non stop on my holiday in New York - where I am currently writing this review. Not to rub it in to people back home, but the Temperature hasn't went below 27 degrees, and it has usually been in the mid 30's. I don't take the heat all that well and my blonde hair and blue eyes will show you that I have pale skin - but now with a tinge of red sunburn - even though I applied factore 50 Cream!! Anyway I have to keep drinking over here and it is more Fruit Juice that I was drinking first of all but I find that this is refreshing and I get a bottle of this every day to take out with me.
The sizing and pricing over here will obviously be different to "back home". This comes in a 591ml bottle - since they measure it in oz over here, and in the corner shop where I buy this it costs me $3 - about £2. I will assume that in the UK this comes in a 500ml bottle and probably costs in the region of around £1.20 but I cannot be sure as I have never drank this in the UK. I am sure I have seen this for sale in some places though.
This comes in a few different flavours. The 2 that I have tried have been Orange and Tropical.
So what is this? Well the bottle looks alright. It has a wide opening so easy enough to drink straight from the bottle. There is a wrap around label on this which gives you all the information that you need to know and I think it looks pretty factual. There is lots of writing on the label, and even on the front of the label it states that there is 120 Calories per bottle.
So this is a Nutritionally enhanced Water beverage. This has Vitamin C, B5, B6 and B12. This also has 50mg of Natural Caffeine and 25mg og Guarana in each bottle as well.
So how does this taste? I think it is nice and that is why I keep buying it. It doesn't have a strong taste to it and to me it tastes like Diluting Juice and that it is made quite weak. The flavourings are easy to pick up though and I find this to taste refreshing and easy to drink so therefore I will keep buying this.
A nice Juice to keep the thirst away.
I have tried a few of these vitamin waters but my favourite flavour HAS to be the lemonade flavour, yum!
The water comes presented in a plastic bottle containing 500ml of water. The water is low in calories and it contains trace of fat (well 0.0g of fat to be precise!). So it's a great thirst quenching drink for when you're on a diet and you want something to drink that won't spoil your diet. The drink contains a number of different vitamins and minerals such as vitamin c, zinc, calcium and vitamin b12. All these vitamins are contained in the lemonade flavour but the vitamins differ from drink to drink.
The drink goes down well and it can be drunk with or without food. The drinks are still drinks, this means that they're aren't carbonated. So they aren't fizzy, nor will they leave you feeling bloated and/ or uncomfortable. The drinks wash food down well and they are really healthy and good for you. They retail at around £1.70 per 500ml bottle, which isn't cheap. However, I bought one today that was part of the £3.29 meal deal in Boots.
After drinking these drinks I feel really hydrated and I have more energy. The vitamins and minerals stimulate me and I find that I can focus more on what I am doing. They're also great drinks to drink after exercising and the replace lost minerals that you lose from sweating. Oh, and they taste GREAT!
Great tasting drinks that are good for you.
I've tried several of the Glaceau Vitamin Water range because I actually think they are a good idea and theoretically it's a way to get extra vitamins into me and into my kids.
The water comes in bottles containing 500 ml and the bottle is made of plastic and has a traditional screw type lid so that it can re-closed between use. A 500ml bottle of Glaceau Vitamin Water currently costs £1.42 - or alternatively you can take up the offer and buy two bottles for £2.00 (which is obviously much better value). I think the drinks are really quite expensive if you compare them to other soft drinks, particularly other flavoured waters, with Volvic Lemon, for example, only costing about 99p.
There are a variety of flavours and types of water - and each have a different taste and are rich in different vitamins and minerals. The ones I have tried recently is the Multi V, which is essentially still lemonade which is rich in Vitamin B and Zinc, and also Essential, which is an orange flavour drink and is rich in Vitamin C and Calcium. Like I said previously, I like the idea of having a drink which actually has a health benefit and is also flavoured and so more palatable.
The taste of the waters is okay - although I wouldn't go mad about them because they are not particularly distinctive or unique and sometimes actually a little too light in flavour. However, they are palatable and hydrating and, if they are served cold, they are also fairly refreshing also. Sometimes I find the taste a little sweet, which makes it taste a little odd because we don't expect water to be sweet, but having said that, it's not unpleasant - just strange. I do wish there wasn't so much sugar put in these drinks as each bottle contains upwards of 100 calories - and this seems somewhat unnecessary when compared to some flavoured diet waters.
Overall, this is not something I would drink every day.....but now and again it's okay.
For this review, I tried Glaceau Vitamin Water - Defence variety, which is the Raspberry & Apple flavour. It contains 150% of your daily recommended allowance of Vitamin C, and 25% of your RDA of Zinc. I couldn't taste the added vitamin and zinc within the drink itself, so it doesn't alter the taste of the product at all and gives you a "secret" vitamin boost.
The drink has a rather diluted raspberry flavour to it, which does live up to the name of Vitamin Water, tasting more like a weak squash than a full-fruit juice drink. It doesn't feel quite as hydrating as a bottle of water, but doesn't have the same sugary after-taste as a Volvic Touch of Fruit bottle has.
Talking of sugar content, despite the vitamin benefits, Glaceau still drop the ball slightly with a large sugar content. In 500ml, we have 23g of sugar which equates to a rather high 26% of your RDA of sugars - over a quarter of your daily allowance of sugar in one bottle. Considering the benefits of the vitamins and minerals, you would think they would be more careful about the sugar content, especially since the drink doesn't taste particularly sweet or strong.
I do wonder whether it would be more beneficial to drink plain water, and eat some fruit rather than take this shortcut and combine the two in one. I'm not exactly a calorie-counter just yet, but I have recently started to re-evaluate the sorts of food and drink I am consuming, so that would affect my decision in purchasing Glaceau in the future.
I've heard of Vitamin Water before but never thought about trying it as I never saw many flavours which were available to buy. Recently there was a poster at my local bus stop advertising the water and it showed 8 different flavours, each having a different amount of vitamins in it. Some of the flavours sounded really yummy and if it's got vitamins in it as well, that's a bonus. If you're not the greatest person at eating certain foods such as fruit and vegetables than you may not be getting all of your vitamins and minerals every day.
I looked in a few local shops and a few big supermarkets for this water but I couldn't find any, so I had a quick look in Boots when I was in the local town and found the range in there for about £1.80 per bottle. They didn't have every flavour, but they had at least 4-5 of them. Maybe as this drink gets more popular or well know we will see it on the shelves of supermarkets and it will be a bit easier to buy.
***THE VITAMIN WATER***
The Vitamin water I chose was called power-c this has vitamins c+b's in it. The Power-C Vitamin water comes in dragonfruit flavour. This is a low calorie still drink made with spring water with vitamins and zinc. The drink comes in a clear plastic bottle with a white lid. There is plenty of information on the label of the bottle which I will go through shortly. The bottle comes in one size which has 500ml in it. This drink is a light red colour but also has a slight pink tinge to it as well.
When I open the bottle and smell the drink, it smells quite sweet but also very pleasant. I actually have no idea what dragonfruit tastes like so I can't actually compare the taste of this to a real dragonfruit. It states on the bottle that this drink is best served cold. I always keep water and other drinks in the fridge anyway so I would definitely be drinking this cold.
When I took a mouth-full of the drink I thought is tasted slightly strange but in a good way. The drink was sweet but not too sweet and you could still taste the definite taste of spring water within the dragonfruit taste. After a few more mouth-fuls I actually thought this tasted delicious and it just wasn't a taste that I was used to before. It does leave a slight after-taste in your mouth which isn't too nice but this can be easily gone by brushing your teeth or if you are out, simply by chewing some gum.
Nutritional information per 100ml:
* Vitamin C - 32mg (200%*)
* Niacin (B3) - 0.8mg (25%*)
* Vitamin B6 - 0.07mg (25%*)
* Vitamin B12 - 0.13 (25%*)
(*) = Recommended daily amount per 500ml
The whole bottle (500ml) contains the following:
* Calories - 94 kcal (5% RDA)
* Sugars - 23.0g (26% RDA)
* Fat - 0.0g
* Saturates - 0.0g
* Salt - 0.0g
***IMPORTANCE OF VITAMINS***
It's important that we get lots of vitamins into our bodies for a healthy life. I have looked on the internet and found the importance of why it is to have these vitamins. The good thing about this drink as it contains so many vitamins that if you have one of these you know you've had a good in-take of your daily vitamins already.
* Vitamin C - This protects the body from skin diseases, Respiratory infections & cardiovascular problems. A lack of vitamin C can contribute towards a weak immune system and leaving you susceptible to colds and other infections.
* Niacin (B3) - Is a water-soluble vitamin that helps the body release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism. It also assists in the functioning of the digestive system, skin and nerves.
* Vitamin B6 - Is water-soluble vitamin that helps use protein to build body tissue and aids in the metabolism of fat.
* Vitamin B12 - It helps the body make red blood cells and keeps the nervous system healthy, it helps release energy from our food and, as the latest study highlights, it is needed to process folic acid
* Zinc - A mineral that is in every part of our body carrying a wide range of functions. It helps with the healing of wounds and is a vital component of many enzyme reactions. Zinc is vital for the healthy working of many of the body's systems including testosterone production. It is particularly important for healthy skin and is essential for a healthy immune system and resistance to infection.
(All the following information has been taken from different websites on the internet)
I thought this water was actually very tasty and it was great to know that there are so many vitamins and things such as Zinc in there to help with my body. This would prompt me to try some of the other drinks in this range as I think they would be just as delicious. I would recommend this to other people to try as it's such a good way for an intake of your vitamins. The sugar contents isn't brilliant in this how-ever it's probably a lot less sugar than what you find in some of these other drinks and squashes which don't contain as many vitamins as Vitamin Water. I will definitely be buying this again.
(review will also appear in ciao)
"Time for a power boost that's as fully charged as a videogame hero. Whether you're leaping off giant flowers, bouncing through a magical mushroom kingdom or riding through the skies strapped to a smiling lizard, we all need to pick up the instant oomph of a tasty power-up. Let Power-c save the day with c+b vitamins and the flavour of dragonfruit with every chug. Best drunk cold from the saddle of a flying dinosaur."
That is the quote from a bottle of Glaceau vitamin water. Quite an interesting way of marketing your drink but I think it's a clever way of introducing a water that contains flavour as well as vitamins and minerals. These waters are really nice when you want something more than water to drink but don't want anything as heavy as a fizzy drink and want something with a bit of flavour in it.
Glacwau vitamin water do a number of different flavours but my favourite is this dragonfruit drink. It is described as a vitamin and mineral enhanced beverage, a low calorie still dragonfruit flavour spring water drink with vitamins and zinc. The dragonfruit is an interesting flavour. I have never had this before in a drink but it is a nice refreshing flavour. The liquid is a red colour and it has quite a sweet, fruity taste to it although if you had to match it to a specific fruit it would be quite hard. I actually looked up dragonfruit on the internet and it is described as and I quite, "A Pitaya is the fruit of several cactus species, most importantly of the genus Hylocereus (sweet pitayas). These fruits are commonly known as dragon fruit. It is red-skinned with white flesh." I couldn't really find a flavour description except that it is refreshing and juicy with a strong taste.
What I like about this drink is that it is quite light and not a heavy juice drink which I think has to do with the fact that it is a water, flavoured with juice rather than a strong juice. I definitely find it very refreshing and a drink for all times of the day. It contains 200% vitamin c and 25% zinc and a 500ml serving has only 94 calories which I don't think is too bad.
I bought this when I was really thirsty from walking around the shops in town. I went into an upmarket coffee shop and thought that this looked like a nice refreshing drink with the added benefit of being healthy.
Not so. As soon as I took a gulp it felt like my throat had seized up!!
I bought the "Spark" flavour (tropical citrus, b + Guarana). It states it contains a blend of spring water, fructose, sugar, citric acid, vitamins (C, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6, B12), flavourings (including caffeine), stabilisers (acacia gum, glycerol esters of wood rosins), guarana extract, colour (beta carotene).
So how does it taste?
You experience a second of orangy-peachiness, but then about 5 minutes of dry, sour discomfort to pay the price.
I kept on going back to it, thinking that it couldn't be as bad as I'd first thought, but I am sorry to say that it was. I couldn't finish it and felt more thirsty than ever.
It's great that you can buy vitamins in a liquid form such as this, but I think it would be more approprate to be sold in a health food shop rather than in a coffee shop for people wanting a nice refreshing drink.
The last time I bought vitamin water was two days ago when I came back to my hometown to visit (and move back next week!), I was astonished at the price. £1.20 for 500ml.
Now because this water is not pumped full of crap it is not like Coke causing you to neck it all in an hour and end up with a dry tongue and even more thirst. This water has essential vitamins in it and being vegan, I need vitamin B12 more than anything because I can easily find the vitamins I need elsewhere. Vitamin B12 can be found in cereals, soya milk and other fortified foods but not very common to come by when out and about.
In reality, through extensive research, this particular vitamin water is JUST sugar water, it has around 125 calories per 500ml bottle. If you have a look on a 500ml coke bottle, the nutritional values are per 250ml am I wrong? No! Meaning you have to DOUBLE what those nutritional values say to get the true amount that is in the bottle. This bottle does exactly the same. It is not a healthy alternative to any drink in actual fact. You pay between £1.20-£2 anywhere for sugar water with a few vitamins in, most of which can be found in a 50p-£1 fruit smoothie!
The taste of all of them is very nice, not too strong nor to weak and quite fruity. Each bottle claims to
"Revive" you (Fruit punch (vitamin b + potassium)) or
"Spark" you (Tropical flavour (vitamin B + guarana)) or
"Defence" (Raspberry and Apple (Vitamin C+Zinc)),
"Multi-v" (Lemonade (Vit B+Zinc)),
"Power-C" (Dragonfruit (C+B)),
"Essential" (Orange (C+Calcium)).
I drank one of these before I went to the gym once I felt on top the world, and performed a bit better than usual, whether this was down to the vitamin water or not I have no idea!
Can be found in a lot of places, Boots (also available as part of the meal deal), Tesco, other supermarkets and usually service stations.
As I said, they are not pumped full of crap, just sugar water with vitamins in them.
I just hate water, even flavoured water can be disgusting. I'm just not a huge fan of it and I'm a sucker for anything with added vitamins in so when I spotted vitamin water in my local Tesco's I thought it looked quite cool and decided to give them a go as I'd already seen them being over advertised on my favourite tv show.
Theres millions of flavours in this range for every occassion added with generous vitamins. Whether you need a hit of energy, need to cure a hangover, or just need a general pick me up and boost your immune system.. some of the flavours I have tried and seen in my local Tesco's are : Power-C, Defence, Revive, Spark, and multi-v and I have to say I adore all of them, they are just amazing!
The taste is gorgeous and the flavours are blended perfectly, they taste like a lovely light juice and don't leave you with the horrible thick orange aftertaste you get with real juice. I am a fizzy drink addict and they can leave me feeling sluggish and under the weather but I don't get that feeling with vitamin water. The spring water they use is really refreshing and instantly perks me up. They do taste quite watery still with a kick of lush flavour, I'm so glad I discovered the range as I do not have to live off fizzy drinks anymore.
They only use the finest ingredients, vitamins and flavourings in vitamin water and in the energy drink 'Spark' has natural caffiene called 'Guarana'. Which gives me more energy and a more ready to go feeling than a can of Redbull or Relentless ever has.. The whole range contains different flavours and vitamins but in each 500ml bottle you are getting around 5 vitamins in your system.
I've not been well lately and have been extremely ill (hence lack of reviews) but have still had to get on with life due to exams and stuff and vitamin water has really helped me get through the difficult times making me feel 10x more awake and ready for the day so the effects of this drink are magically, I am one of these people that do not get woken up by Redbull but with these drinks I get a high dosage of energy into my system.
My favourite flavour is multi-v which is enriched with vitamin b & zinc (most of the drinks contain around 12.mg of vitamins and zinc). t has a lemonade kind of taste but is still and I prefer the taste to fizzy as they are really flavoursome and not all about the fizz. I am very fond of all the flavours though so it is a difficult decision to make as I've became addicted!
Initially you think a drink like this is going to completely healthy but the harsh reality is that a 500ml bottle contains a whopping 23.0g helping of sugar, the equivelant of a can of coke but only contains 95 calories. In all fairness it is a 500ml bottle which is twice the size and they are a brilliant substitute for water and you are also getting added vitamins (defending my addiction!).
The bottles are easy to spot as the drinks are really brightly coloured in the clear bottles and they always have a quirky message on the label. E.g the Defence raspberry flavour starts off by saying, ''If you've had sick days because you are sick then you're seriously missing out my friend. The trick is to stay perky and only use sick days to just, erm, not go in....'' and a big long essay which I know caused outrage with a few companys, but I think it's just hilarous.
Overall I am extremely bedsotted with vitamin water and have felt a lot healthier after drinking it this past week and feeling more alert and raring to go. You can never get bored with the exotic flavours, water has just never tasted so good. The sugar content does not bother me as I don't eat a lot with added sugar so it's perfectly fine and it's a good thing to have in your diet when you are just on the go constantly and don't have the time for a nutritional meal, etc as the vitamin content is so high and theres plenty.
Vitamin water is mainly stocked in the US but is in selected stores in Britain. I never knew how hard it was to get hold of till I've been in different places and have not found it in a lot of bigger supermarkets but it is somehow available in my small Tesco store down the road but if you can get your hands on it, it is well worth a go. Some may find it a little pricey at £1.20 in my local Tescos (I live up north and everything is generally cheaper) but you can expect to pay anything from £1-£2 depending on where you live, it's in a larger bottle than coke which is around £1 so it's good value and I'd personally pay £3 for this.
I have friends who are obbsessed with the wonder of Vitamin Water. Today I was in the newsagent pondering what drink to buy on a relatively warm day during my lunch break. I had almost decided on sprite when I saw Vitamin water. It looked tasty. It looked refreshing. I went for it. I was going to pick the yellow one but I thought no, branch out, I'll pick the "lemonade" version.
According to the bottle it is "still lemon flavour spring water drink with vitamins and minerals". Well I can't really argue with that description. The lemon taste was quite strong but not too much so that it makes it horrible.
I guess the good thing about this drink is that it has vitamins and minerals in it! You are putting some goodness back into your body without really thinking about it. Its 19 calories per 100ml so thats 95 calories per bottle which I think is okay.
I don't think this drink was as amazingly refreshing as I was expecting. However I think this was down to two things. Firstly me hearing so much about it made me think it was going to be this AMAZING sensation. I guess it wasn't going to live upto the hype! Secondly I think I chose the wrong flavour for me. I do like citrus drinks but I think I should have gone with the orange one as this is my favourite flavour of most drinks. I think that one would have been awesome!
One other thing was the price of this drink. I paid £1.58 for this, which I think is a little steep. It was in an independent newsagent in central London and I don't know how much it would be in a supermarket. You may be able to buy in bulk to get them cheaper, or this may just be an expensive product! Either way if you find the right flavour for you this would be a very refreshing drink.
I tried the citrus flavour. Wasn't impressed!! Lemon was nicer. Perhaps I was expecting too much from this product.
I don't really like regular bottled water, it's a tad boring, so I am always looking for something that's a bit different but without all the sugar of a fizzy drink.
I don't know whether this water actually enhances your vitamin intake like it claims but it's really nice so I don't really mind. I never feel any different when I drink it but I still choose it over other drinks.
There are quite a few different flavours and they all claim something different, for example raspberry-apple is called defence and claims to have extra vitamin c and zinc in it.
This water is quite expensive around £2.00 a bottle I would say depending on where you go, but you would pay about that for a fizzy drink anyway.
The flavours of these waters are very subtle, so it's only a small hint of flavour but I find it's much nicer that way.
I really like reading the blurbs on the front of the bottles, they are always a funny little story to do with whatever flavour you have picked.
If you like water but find it boring at times I would definitely give these drinks a try, you can just pick whatever suits your mood that day, and it's a subtle refreshing flavour.