“ Manufacturer: Lidl / Type: Energy drinks „
I enjoy an occasional glass of pop. I have recently noticed however that all of my favourite brands seem to be more expensive than they used to be and the offers in the supermarket by two get on free etc always seem to be a bit of a con.
I have no loyalty to any particular supermarket and do my weekly shop in a different one each time. I was walking through Lidl when I came across their Freeway Iron Brew. It was only 45p for a 2L bottle and it comes in a regular and a diet variety this is significanly cheaper than the real Iron Bru.
The Lidl version is exactly the same colour as the original, when you open the bottle you can smell the sweet orangey aroma immediately.
As you are pouring the pop into a glass it does seem a little fizzier than the real thing and if you pour it too fast it can easily overspill!
This tastes just like the real thing, I really can't find any differences between the two, it has the same sickly sweetness and orangey flavour as the original.
This drink does have an awful lot of sugar in it and nutritionally is just over 100 calories per 250ml glass.
I would definately buy this again, it is far cheaper than the original and tastes well, just like the original!
I never buy this stuff because it casts an evil spell over you compelling you to drink the entire 2 litre bottle immediately. My mum always has it in at her house and my sister always leaves it out on the side next to the fridge, it just looks brilliant radiating its unearthly orange glow all over the place with only a small blue strip in the middle complimenting the colour perfectly .
Anyway i see it or my children see it and we wanna drink it , i make my kids a small amount in there beakers because they're only toddlers and it looks like it contains some outrageous colourings! Then i make myself some just half a glass this time because i'm going to be good i don't want to make myself sick! BUT... wait i'll just have another half a glass that makes a full glass, that's reasonable, ok i'm done!
Or so i think, half an hour passes by and i must have blacked out because i'm sitting at the table pouring the final drops of orange heaven into my glass and my stomach has inflated like a baloon filled with tasty orange gas. i feel a bit sick.
I love pop and I particularly love Iron Bru! Last week my folks went to Lidl to a little bit of shopping for a change and picked this up for me and it's especially made for Lidl of course and costs around 45p a bottle which I think is great value and I was well excited to try it!
2L clear plastic bottle that has a slight curve to the middle of it for ease of handling. It has a blue screw on/off plastic lid to the top of it and an orange and silver label around the bottle. On the front of that I'm told it is Freeway Iron Bru and that it contains 103 calories per 250ml serving and that it is suitable for Vegetarians. Other information listed on the bottle includes a full nutritional rundown chart, warnings and storage advice is listed as are the ingredients and contact details for Lidl are given. Nice enough bottle and I do like the fact that clearly stated on the bottle there is a warning about Sunset Yellow (Ponceau 4R) may have an adverse effect on activity and attention on children!
The Drink Itself:
Transparent and a bright orange I simply love this drink!
Open it up and you get a small fizz noise and a waft of a very sweet smell. Taste wise well it tastes like iron bru really! None distinctive in flavouring I always think it's a little on the fruity side but can never distinguish which fruits! This isn't a highly fizzy drink even when first opened or poured but it does have a bit of fizz and even though I had opened my bottle and stored it in the fridge over 4 days I never felt that it went flat.
This is seriously a sweet version of iron bru though. Don't get me wrong it doesn't taste crammed full of artificial sweeteners or anything like that but it does taste highly and naturally sugary and although I love this drink I wouldn't call it a thirst quencher as such as it does leave a slightly sour and tinny after-taste after consuming it
I wouldn't dare give this to children but me, well I like it but that's because I like sugary drinks really and I'm not watching my weight. If you are you may not wish to consume 103 calories on a glass of pop!
Nutritional Information Per 250g Serving:
Energy: 10,3 Kcal
of which sugars: 25.0g
of which saturates: Trace
Salt equivalent: 0.08g
Only available in Lidl stores.