“ Manufacturer: Lucozade / Type: Energy Drink „
Back in my high school days, before healthy eating came into vogue and the canteen stopped selling fizzy drinks, crisps and chips (was a sad day for us all I can tell you), the beverage that everyone was hooked on happened to be Lucozade. Lucozade is an energy drink packed full of calories and glucose, aimed at athletes but we all used to knock back gallons of the stuff alongside big plates of greasy chips and pizza (being the health conscious teens that we were lol). I'm not as partial to Lucozade as I used to be and no longer drink a bottle a day, mainly because it contains oh so many calories and my taste buds have changed to crave coke instead (ahem, the drink not the naughty illegal substance might I add) but every now and again, usually when I'm feeling particularly run down or under the weather I'll get a bottle or few to perk me up a bit and I do think that when you're ill some Lucozade goes down rather nicely.
I'm not so keen on the original flavour, it's drinkable don't get me wrong but not as tasty as the other offerings, specifically tropical and the topic of today's review, apple. Firstly if you're expecting a drink that tastes like freshy squeezed apple juice then this probably won't float your boat, instead Lucozade is an extremely sweet beverage (you can't fail to notice the shear amount of sugar) and I'll be frank, to me it also tastes a little synthetic...but synthetic in a pleasant way if that makes any sense. The sweet apple flavour is apparent, quite strong but not blow your socks off strong. I find that I don't like to glug it back in large quantities anymore so when I do partake in a bottle I tend to sip it slowly, then I find the fizzyness and sweetness isn't overpowering in anyway but still gives me that little boost I need.
I actually like the apple taste, even though it bares little resemblance to the flavour of real fruit but when you happen to be full of a rotten cold your taste buds aren't working on full throttle anyway so I daresay it doesn't really matter. The price varies for a bottle but if you're lucky you can pick it up for a little over a £1 in many places, supermarkets also often have offers on where you save money if you purchase a pack of 6. For those watching their weight Lucozade probably won't be doing you many favours unless you're working up a sweat in the gym, for those leading a relaxed lifestyle it may contribute to putting on a few extra pounds - hehe you have be warned and so drink at your own risk! Overall a tasty beverage but one that I wouldn't drink on a daily basis, only when I'm ill or in need of a little pick me up.
Whizzing around being a mum, working and various other endeavours means some days I am just run down and could do with a little boost. When I was younger I somehow ended up drinking the original lucozade and hated it (I think I thought it would taste like fanta or something!) and so I have never drank it since. Lucozade have now since expanded and brought our various flavours, one of which is the apple one which my absolute favourite!
It is an energy drink and this Lucozade comes under their "sport" range. Not that I do any sport, but sometimes my job needs me to do some travelling, and running up and down so this drink helps to keep me on the go. It is a carbonated drink, and to me tastes slightly like lemonade but with a hint of apple flavour. It isn't such a strong apple flavour like an apple tango or appletiser or anything, but really more a hint if anything else. This is reflected in the colour as it is almost clear with a very slight green/yellow tinge. It is not overly fizzy so as to produce gas bubbles or make me burp a lot but just the right subtle amount. It is lovely and refreshing and helps me keep my mind focused, although I most definitely would not recommend this drink or any other energy drink for constant use to keep energy levels up, but it is a good pick me up.
Ingredients are: Carbonated Water, Glucose Fructose Syrup (24%), Apple Juice from Concentrate (2%), Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Flavourings, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulphite), Caffeine (0.012%), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid).
Overall I would recommend this drink as it is not too sweet, and is a good flavoured option for those out there who want an energy drink with a nice flavour! I picked up a 380ml bottle for 2 for 99p in my local 99p store, but general cornershops and retailers may have them priced at around £1-£1.50.
I love the original lucozade and drink it on a regular basis but I also like to try the different flavours now available for a change. One of the many flavours now available is apple.
The apple lucozade comes in a variety of different sized bottles. The most recent bottle that I purchased was the 380ml at a cost of £0.99. I think this is a fairly good price for this size bottle but if you look out for special offers you can often find multi-packs of individual bottles for a good price especially in Iceland or Asda.
The apple lucozade comes packaged in a clear plastic bottle which is covered in a green plastic wrap around label with a green screw top cap. It has the lucozade name printed on the front with the slogan 'drink, think, do'. On the back of the label you can find all the detailed information that you need to know about the drink including ingredients listings, nutritional information and company contact details. It also states that the drink is not suitable for children under the age of three and that the bottle is suitable for recycling.
The drink itself is a sparkling apple flavoured glucose drink, and is designed to provide you with energy. This drink is very high in sugar and contains the following nutritional information per 380ml bottle:
Calories - 257
Sugar - 50.8g
Fat - Nil
Saturates - Nil
Salt - 0.1g
One of the things that I have noticed about the apple flavoured lucozade is that it is not as fizzy as the original flavour. Also it tastes quite sticky and sweet, I know it contains lots of sugar but the original does not taste overly sweet like this does. You can taste the apple but it is a little weak in flavour and tastes more artificial. It is actually made with only 2% apple juice from concentrate but I find it hard to tell it is actual apple juice from the taste. I do still buy this lucozade if I need an energy boost and the other flavours are not available as it certainly helps me to feel more awake and alert and but it is never my first choice. I would say that it is still worth a try if you have not had it before but to me the original or lemon will always be my favourites.
The apple flavour is probably my favourite lucozade, I find it refreshing and tasty but I try not to drink them to much because of their nutritional content.
Taste- Lucozade energy is a fizzy drink whereas lucozade sport is still. This has a nice sweet and refreshing apple flavour, it is very fizzy though and is a bit gassy. I have found the drink to be quite sticky which I don't really like.
Nutritional content- With it being called an energy drink you wood probably expect it to have complex carbohydrates or stimulants such as caffeine however the main source of energy you will get from drinking this is sugar which is simple carbohydrate and is really not the best enegy source. The problem is sugar will give you a quick burst of energy but it is nothing substantial and wont last for long so its not ideal to drink before playing sport, it is also likely to make children very hyper and then they will tire themselves out and crash. Another problem with sugar is its bad for your teeth and skin so you really want to avoid consuming lots of it. The bottle is 500ml and contains 69Kcal per 100ml that means if you drink this whole bottle you are consuming 345 Calories which is a lot for one drink, after analysing the nutritional content it is clear to see that all these calories come from sugar because it does not have any fat or protein and few complex carbohydrates, this means you are basically drinking flavoured sugar which, for obvious reasons, is not good for you.
Bottle/design- It comes in a 500ml bottle with a screw top, It doesn't leak but I have found the top of the bottle gets quite sticky from where you have been drinking it. The design makes it look refreshing and I think appeals to young people. You can see how much is in the bottle without removing the label which is a bit annoying. All the flavours have different colour bottles so it is easy to tell which one is which.
I would say that this drink is ok for a treat but doesn't really provide you with any substantial energy is quite bad for you. I would definitely avoid giving this drink to children or consuming it if you have spot prone skin or react badly to sugar.
I never really loved or hated Lucozade when I were younger. A few years ago when I were in hospital I loved drinking Lucozade to quench my thirst - non-fizzy drinks just didn't do anything for me. With such a wide range of flavours it really is a tasty drink and isn't bad for you if drunk in moderation. The drink is ideal for those with ill health due to its glucose content and its ability to boost your energy levels. It is also marketed as an energy drink for sportsmen and women, giving an energy burst when you most need it. There is a cost to all this, though, as it has a high sugar content and is packed with calories.
Each flavour contains the same key ingredients, but due to flavours and colourings the stats are slightly different. The following information is for the Lucozade Apple flavour.
Ingredients; Carbonated Water, Glucose Fructose Syrup (24%), Apple Juice from Concentrate (2%), Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Flavourings, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulphite), Caffeine (0.012%), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid).
Nutritional Information (per 100ml):
Energy: 297kj / 69kcal
From the top of my head there are a number of flavours. These are apple, lemon, blackcurrent, original, orange and cherry. I love all the flavours in all honesty. I prefer the apple flavour over the others, but they are all great tasting. A lot of people have a particular dislike for the 'Original' flavour, but I love this one nearly as much as the apple flavour. The low caffeine content gives it an advantage over other energy drinks as it appeals to those that are sensitive to caffeine, it also means you won't be running round like a loony!
The bottles are easy to spot due to the Lucozade branding, and each colour has its own distinct coloured label. There are a number of different packs that Lucozade comes in, the most common being the 380ml packs, both as individual bottles and in multipacks of 6.
The taste of Lucozade Apple is refreshing and thirst quenching. I love the variety of flavours and although they are so tasty it is important to remember they are not suitable for diabetics. I will also point out that each bottle contains more than one 'serving' according to the packaging. Drinking too much Lucozade can have a laxative effect on you, and it shouldn't be drunk to replace fluids lost during dehydration. Overall I love Lucozade Energy and will continue to drink it in moderation. Bottles of Lucozade cost around 80pence for a standard 380ml pack.
I do like the odd drink of Lucozade - especially when you aren't feeling that great. It certainly can help you perk up but this is probably due to all the Sugar in it. It isn't the healthiest drink. I do prefer the original one as it tastes so much better than the rest, but this Apple one is my 2nd choice and makes a bit of a change. I do like to drink Apple flavoured drinks.
This can be found in individual 380ml bottle but it is quite hard to find in this way. The best way to buy this is in the 6 bottle Multipack. I tend to stock up on this pack when it is on offer and Asda has it on offer every now and again. You can get this pack for £2-£3 at times, but the right price is nearer £4 which is still cheaper than paying around £1 or more for an individual bottle.
The bottle is alright. A plastic bottle with a wrap around plastic label. The lid is easy enough to open and this has a wide neck on it. You perhaps be a bit better if the neck isn't so wide as I have on the odd occassion spilt a bit of this when drinking.
Per 380ml bottle this has 262 calories so certainly not very diet friendly.
So how does this taste? Well you get the tang of the original Lucozade but it is mainly about the Apple taste. This is quite fizzy and I find that the fizz seems to last alright when you are drinking this. Near the end of the bottle it can get a bit flat though and it doesn't take me all that long to drink this. It is nice enough and you get the energy the same as the normal Lucozade, but I would still recommend the original and best in my view.
A nice enough Apple taste which will give you a boost and different to other drinks out there.
What is it?
A bottle of glucose drink.
A fizzy drink that is high in glucose to help recharge energy levels.
What do I think?
I tend to buy this when I'm feeling tired and sleepy and I just need that extra kick with more energy levels. This is a high glucose content drink, so really, it will give some boost in energy to wake you up, but obviously it's not meant to last long. I have had other high sugar drinks before, and the effect is the same, usually very short term, which means I have to keep drinking it.
However, having said that, with Lucozade sometimes I find the effects can last a longer than expected. Looking at the ingredients I've noticed that it also contains caffeine, this, I'm actually quite worried about. It's almost like drinking coffee, and you are actually relying on the caffeine to stay awake, it's so easy to get hooked and have a dependency on it. I find that I often feel worse the next day and also look a bit drained, though I am suspicious I think it may be due to the caffeine. I'm sure the Lucozade from several years ago didn't contain caffeine...?
As the apple version, I personally find that this is the best 'flavour' out of the range. The apple feels very rounded and crisps and much better than other fizzy apple drinks that I've tried, like Fanta or Tango. The colour is quite a surprise, as normally, it's an unappealing browny beige colour with apple drinks, here the colour is much lighter, almost colourless and I much prefer this for an apple drink, as it represents the apple in its fresh state rather than the stale state when it goes brown.
I always carry another bottle of water with me, as Lucozade apparently isn't suitable for replacing lost fluid during diarrhoea, so I'm assuming that it's not good in general as a fluid drink anyway. Plus, I feel it's important to drink lots of water with this, so to clear the caffeine out of the system. Lucozade is probably very similar to Red Bull, only maybe it doesn't give you 'wings'but a pair of hyperactive legs...
The bottle comes in two sizes - 380ml, and 500ml, which costs about 78p and 99p respectively, with the latter being so much better value for money.
Only ever drink this during the need for an emergency energy boost, otherwise stick to the water, go out for a walk for some fresh air, or give yourself a slap!
Thanks for reading.
I had this drink for the first time the other day and was pleasantly surprised. I'm not saying that I'd buy it again, but just that it didn't make me gag like the original had done when I last tried that probably about 10 years ago. This drink should definitely not be recommended for children as not only does a 380ml bottle contain 57% of an ADULT's daily allowance of sugar, but it makes even a fully drown man hyper, as discovered when dear Boyfriend consumed the rest of the bottle and proceeded to dance around the house for the rest of the afternoon ( i must assure you that this behaviour is most out of character!)
Apart from all this, the taste is not unpleasant, it makes me think of non alcoholic Apple Sourz, or like drinking very very sweet and syrup-y appletiser. Lucozade does not make it on my shopping list, but if I was in desperate need of an instant pick me up, this is definitely the one I would choose, much better than Original flavour and a million times tastier than the demon Red Bull!
Lucozade Apple is an energy drink produced by the GlaxoSmithKline group, made popular by the original and orange flavoured drinks.
I was given one of these by my niece who seems to love them, but the complete opposite is to be said for me. I was genuinely unimpressed by this drink, something I don't come across often as I like most things.
Lucozade Apple comes in the regular Lucozade bottle - long, thin and slightly wavy - the only difference is, the plastic wrapping is green.
I made the mistake of trying this while actually thirsty, resulting in my finishing half the bottle in a few gulps. I soon regretted this. Lucozade Apple tastes nothing like apple, as fate would have it. I would describe it more as carbonated soda water with a hint of synthetic apple.
And then there's the bubbles. Lot of bubbles. Too many bubbles. While, yes, it's a fizzy drink, the amount is just ridiculous.
There's an aftertaste of... bubbles, to be honest. Your tongue just tingles.
And here's the biggest problem I have with this drink. The nutritional value. While non-diet drinks aren't healthy in most cases, I find it disgusting Lucozade Apple would claim 57% of your Recommended Daily Allowance of sugar. No, I'm not lying, I'm really not. 262 calories also claim 13% of your RDA and 0.01g of salt at 1%. It's just the sugar. All 51.7g per 380ml bottle of it. And the whole bottle contains a whopping 2% of apple juice.
You can buy this drink (I don't recommend it though!) at most retailers with a price tag of around £1.10, depending on where you buy.
Overall, you're probably best just adding 51.7g of sugar to regular apple juice if you really want an energy boost, it would probably be tastier.
I absolutely love Lucozade but really...I'm a creature of habit and tend to always grasp the original flavour off a shelf as I love it so much!
However in my local Farmfoods store I saw this flavour on offer for 39p a bottle and decided I really must give it a try as I hadn't seen it before!
I've only seen this in a bottle so far and assume that's the only way you can purchase it in at the moment. My bottle is 500ml in size and a curvy long see-through plastic with a light green label around all of it and on the top it has a lime green plastic screw on/off lid/cap. On the front of the bottle Im told it is Lucozade 'Energy' Apple 'Giving you a physical edge' and there is a picture of some bubbles and apples on there. Other information on the bottle includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed, a full nutritional chart is shown as is an at a glance nutritional chart, size is of course stated and contact details for GlaxoSmithKline are given. It's a nice easy to handle bottle due to it's slight curve to the middle of the bottle and it's an informative enough bottle too.
A Bit About The Drink According To The Back Of The Bottle:
Tired of battling through your day?
Get your edge back with Lucozade Energy
Provides glucose which acts fast to refuel your body for physical activity
The Drink Itself:
Clear and gently bubbly with a hint of green colour to it. It has a gentle aroma of fresh and juicy apples and taste wise tastes of apples too! I love this drink as it really is a fresh and tasty, smooth appley drink though for some people I do think this would be a little too sweet for them but for me it's a naturally tasting sweet and of course contains glucose that is meant to boost energy levels. The other issue with this is that once you have drank it, it does leave a slightly odd tinny after-taste which can make me feel a little thirstier than when I first drank it however it is bearable!
Well I like the taste of this whilst I'm drinking it though I find the after-taste a little annoying. However the most important thing with this drink is that it promises to boost energy levels...and for me...this simply doesn't!
I have been absolutely shattered lately and at the time I spotted this I bought 2 bottles. After I drank the first one and felt no more alert or awake I drank the other and..... nothing. I certainly felt no more energetic! Although this contains glucose and caffeine (0.012% per bottle) I felt that it was a waste of time drinking it as it wasn't even all that refreshing!
For me although I like the initial flavour as it doesn't work I'm not sure that it is worth drinking 246 calories a bottle (500ml).
Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at around 60p a bottle.
Lucozade is a very well known brand who deal with a wide variety of energy products such as; energy drinks, health supplements, energy gels and energy tablets. I think the product that they're most well known for is the energy drinks as there is such a wide variety of them. You have the Lucozade Sport which comes in a wide variety of flavours and then, the product that I think a lot more people know about is the Lucozade Energy drinks. These are fizzy drinks that are that promises to give you a little bit of energy. They come in the original flavour, which doesn't really taste of anything; the orange flavour, lemon flavour, cherry flavour (which is a new one) and finally, the one that I'm reviewing, the delicious apple one.
.::What is it?::.
Lucozade Energy Apple is a sparkling, glucose drink which promises to give you a bit of extra edge and help you through the day or to refuel your body if you're going to be doing a lot of physical exercise. It is available in 3 variations; 380ml, 500ml and 6 packs of 380ml bottles.
The liquid inside is an incredibly fizzy, sweet tasting that definitely gives you a little boost and is very enjoyable to drink.
Ingredients: Carbonated water, glycose fructose syrup, apple juice from concentrate, citric acid, malic acid, flavourings, preservatives (potassium sorbate, sodium bisulpite), caffeine, ascorbic acid.
As you can see, there are three ingredients which have the word 'acid' in it, so it isn't going to be great for your teeth. It also contains caffeine so I would limit the amount you drink of this. It's suitable for vegetarians & vegans. Per 380ml, there is;
-1117kj of energy
-65g of carbohydrates of which 51.7g of sugar (you can feel your teeth rotting just reading this)
-No fat or fibre and a trace of sodium and protein.
There is nothing really in there that's good for you, so another reason to limit your consumption of this drink.
***51.7g of sugar is 57% of your guideline daily amount***
You shouldn't drink this when you have diarrhoea as it won't replace the fluid lost. You should also not give this to children under three, I wouldn't give it to children at all!
.::What does it look like?::.
It comes in a bright green bottle, similarly shaped to the other Lucozade Energy drinks. At the top there are pictures of bubbles, out of which comes the bright red Lucozade logo, underneath which there is the flavour of the drink. The bright colours of the packaging make it really easy to spot on the shelf and it is easy to differentiate between the other Lucozade drinks as these are also brightly coloured (red, orange, black and yellow). On the back is the nutritional informations, ingredients and contact details of the GlaxoSmithKline - the company who make this drink.
The liquid inside is clear and you can see the bubbles as it is so fizzy. It is quite sticky, so if you do spill it, wipe it up straight away. It also smells sickly sweet, so may attract the bees during summer. You can smell the apples combined with the sugar in it, which makes it quite attractive especially to those with a sweet tooth!
.::All important taste test::.
When you take your first swig, you can taste the apples straight away. It is quite a strong taste and is really, really sweet. It is quite tangy and really refreshing, excellent for hot summer's day (I know, I don't know what they are either). I think the amount of sugar in this does make it overly sweet and can be a bit sickly if you drink too much of it. The fizziness adds an extra something, a little bit of a spark. Although, I think it may be a bit too fizzy as I do tend to do burp quite a lot after drinking this, but I think that's the same with all Lucozade drinks.
It is like a mix between the taste of Appletizer and Sundaze Apple's fizziness, the two strongest bits of both those drinks.
.::Do I feel energised?::.
This drink promises to give you that little extra edge when you're tired and I think it does just that...for about 4 seconds. The effects of this drink do not last long at all nor are they particularly strong. I feel slightly brighter for about 20 minutes, then I felt worse than I did before.
This should never be used as a way to waken yourself up, if you suffer from tiredness and it's becoming a problem then you should go to your doctors. It can be a sign of certain medical conditions.
It isn't good to continually use energy products, especially with the sugar content of these drinks.
Many people drink Lucozade when they're feeling unwell as it helps give them energy and stop them feeling so rubbish, I've never done this, but I don't think it should be used over a long period of time and there should be other ways to make you feel better when you're ill.
.::Price & Availability::.
You'll be able to get this absolutely anywhere; from tiny local corner shops to the big supermarkets like Asda & Tesco. Obviously the price is going to increase a little more if you go to your local.
As I said before, it is available to purchase in 3 formats;
- The normal 380ml which is the one you will usually get at the shops. This one can cost between 79p to £1.29 depending on where you get it and whether the product is price-marked or not.
- The 500ml bottle which only usually comes out every so often when it's on special offer. Currently it is on offer until 24/11/09 in Asda at 2 for £1, which is great as it's 94p each. The price of this can range from 94p to £1.59.
- A pack of 6 380ml bottles for the princely sum of £3.42 at Asda although this is sometimes on offer for around £2.49.
You can get the 1 litre bottles of the other flavours (original & orange) and I haven't been able to find a big bottle of this stuff, but if I do find it - I'll update!
It's a nice tasting product that is really refreshing and I quite like the fizziness. The nutritional content is absolutely awful, 57% of your daily guideline amount of sugar is ridiculous! It's not good for you or your teeth. I also don't like that people could rely on these drinks to wake themselves up which isn't healthy for you and could cover up medical conditions. I'm not sure if the taste outweighs the other drawbacks, but I am just going to recommend this in the hope that people will use this information to make their own decision with this product.
Recently I was struck down with an awful cold, sore throat, fever, the works. I couldn't really taste anything, and even if I could, it hurt too much to swallow it. So I turned to Lucozade to keep my energy up.
Lucozade is a glucose energy drink, primarily used for an energy boost by athletes, however it was originally created for use by the sick to give them energy when they couldn't face anything else.
I can't stand the orange coloured Lucozade, no idea what its supposed to taste of but the best I can come up with is 'river water'. So when feeling poorly I grabbed a few bottles of Apple flavour. These are normally 79p each, but lucky for me they were on offer 2 for £1.
The taste is mild but pleasant, although you can never escape how sugary this drink is. One 330ml bottle gives 262 calories, and a staggering 65g of carbs, 51g of which are sugars. For this reason I would never drink this as a soft drink during the day.
However for giving me energy when I was ill it worked a treat. I didn't feel a sudden rush or decline of energy, but I felt a little bit less rubbish and able to carry on with my day. Finally, I've found an upside to being ill.