Fuel your body and soul with Lucozade! I often get tired during the day running around after two small kids and so one of my favourite pick me ups is a bottle of Lucozade. Whenever I need a bit of a pick me up and do not feel like coffee and want a cold drink I always reach for the Lucozade. Lucozade is as a drink which is said to give you energy. It gives you that physical edge as it provides glucose which acts fast to refuel your body for physical activity. Glucose is basically a simple sugar which is used by cells in the body to give you a source of energy and metabolic intermediate.
Lucozade was first produced in 1927 by a chemist in Newcastle who was actually looking to provide a source of energy for those who are sick so I can see why people still reach for it when they are sick. It is now made by GlaxoSmithKline plc. When it first came out it was called Glucozade but was changed to Lucozade in 1929.
I normally like the original flavour but they've had the cherry flavour in our local Tesco store for a while now and so I often have that instead. The cherry flavour is described as a sparkling cherry flavour glucose drink so in my opinion its pretty much the same as the original just with a cherry flavour. The cherry flavour comes in a vibrant red coloured bottle so you know it is different from the original. The drink is very sparkly and very fizzy I find and it is very sugary and quite strong and I find near the end it can be quite sickly and heavy so I usually cannot drink the whole bottle in one go. I find half of it in one sitting is good and then I keep the rest in the fridge for a bit later on. The taste is really nice though. It has a nice sweet cherry taste, a bit stronger than a Cherryade but fruity nontheless. You can also taste the glucose syrup in this drink too I find which I don't mind but I know its a bit of an acquired taste for some.
I would say that the only downside of this drink is that it has quite a lot of calories. A one serving bottle is 380ml of liquid and per 100ml there are 69 calories. So, if you are looking for just a fizzy drink this is probably not for you as it has way more calories than a regular fizzy drink, such as Coke or Fanta but if you are looking for a sports/energy drink that you can use in conjunction with sport or to keep your energy levels up during a tiring but busy day whilst burning off calories then this is definitely the drink or you.
Ingredients include: Carbonated Water,Glucose Fructose Syrup (24%) ,Cherry Juice from Concentrate (2%) ,Citric Acid ,Extracts of (Black Carrot, Blackcurrant) ,Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulphite) ,Caffeine (0.012%) ,Flavourings ,Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid)
I have been a fan of Lucozade since it helped me back to recovery after a mystery virus when I was 15- I couldn't eat much and Lucozade Orange was one of the few things I could ingest. Since then, if I am feeling run down at all, I reach for the Lucozade. However, I dislike the Original Lucozade as I just don't like the taste of it. So, overall- I am hit and miss with the Lucozade varieties.
This is quite a new edition of Lucozade energy drink- I have only seen it on sale for the last 6 months myself. It is sold individually for the usual 89p- £1 for a 380ml plastic bottle with a screw lid. The cap is one of the wide caps that I have noticed Lucozade bottles have now. I have noticed the Cherry Lucozade can be bought in supermarkets individually (have not seen it as a multipack yet) and it is also on sale in express stores (Tesco/ Sainsbury's etc) and some newsagents.
I would describe the taste as like Cherryade. If you fondly remember drinking over coloured Cherryade as a child, then you will like this. The taste is not as 'artificial' as an economy bottle of Cherryade such as those featuring a black and white bear from the 1980's (I'm not going to name names!)- it is much more of a fruity cherry type taste. The Cherry flavour is strong- but not unpleasant. The balance of sweet and fruity is just right and is not sickly or overpowering as some full-sugar energy drinks can be. If you do find this is a bit too much for you, it works perfectly diluted down a little with plain lemonade.
87 calories per 100mls 13.4g of sugar per 100mls (= 256 calories per 380ml bottle and 50.8g of sugar)- this is very high- and the drink is intended for people who are very active or who need a boost so I would not advise drinking this on top of your three normal meals plus other drinks or you may find your jeans getting a bit tight! . As with the other varieties of Lucozade, this is not recommended to replace lost fluids during diarrhoea.
The main ingredients are carbonated water, 24% glucose-fructose syrup (this is like a super concentrated sugar syrup) and cherry juice (2%) from concentrate plus preservatives and caffeine.
I would recommend trying this for a change if you like cherry flavoured things and if you need a boost- for example if you have been 'off your food' recently or have been feeling run down and in need of sugar/ a boost- as a replacement to a can of an energy drink like Redbull. I would not recommend this if you are on a diet (and are cutting out excess calories in drinks), if you are looking for something to drink late in the evening (the caffeine may keep you awake!) or if you have been advised to cut down on sugar.
As far as the other varieties of Lucozade go, this is one of my favourites. Lucozade orange will always be my number one favourite type of Lucozade (for that refreshing ice cold orange barley type taste first thing in the morning to get me up and about and off to work!), but this is a close second. I much prefer this to the awful caribbean/ tropical Lucozade (tastes like shampoo), to the cola version (tastes like 'off' Pepsi) and to the original Lucozade (that has a flat, sugar-cordial taste I don't care for).
This week I started a new full time job, and I have found I have the attention span of a fly! Whereas before I worked part time, now working monday-friday as a legal assistant I realise I don't have a high concentration capacity and by the time I get back to my desk after lunch I just feel sleepy! I am a big fan of lucozade and I like the apple, tropical and most recently one of my favourites is the Pink Lemonade Limited Edition variety, but about 3 times this week I found myself drinking this Lucozade energy - cherry flavour. I bought a 500ml bottle as there was an offer on in Boots where all lucozade was £1 and to me this is pretty decent value for lucozade!
It comes in a black and red designed bottle with a resealable lid so I can take a gulp and save the rest for later. Opening the bottle it has a strong fizzyness to it, as I can hear the fizz sound release as soon as I remove the lid and a refreshing cherryade-type aroma wafts out and the drink smells nice and sweet. Taste wise this does have a strong, powerful cherry flavour, not like the cheap brands of cherryade that are on the market. It doesn't taste too sweet but is nice and thirst quenching without tasting like I am drinking an average bottle of fizzy drink. It's hard to describe but I find all lucozade drinks (regardless of flavour) have a distinct lucozade type after taste to it. Nothing horrible, but more what I presume is the energy drink aspect of it which is probably the mild caffeine content kicking in lol.
In terms of boosting my mental and physical energy levels I do find that constantly sipping this throughout the afternoon helps me to concentrate better and focus on my work more than I would if I was just drinking normal cherry flavoured fizzy drink so this is definitely a plus! However, I do find that if I drink this it does make me visit the loo a lot more often so perhaps this is just me but it passes through me like no-ones business lol. Another downside is this drink is dramatically high in sugar so is probably rotting my teeth with each sip so I would definitely recommend it to be drank in moderation and not as frequently as I have been drinking it!
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 cherry.
The cherry 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 cherry lucozade comes packaged in a clear plastic bottle which is covered in a dark red plastic wrap around label with a red screw top cap. It has the lucozade name printed on the front in large yellow writing. 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 cherry 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 - 256
Sugar - 50.8g
Fat - Nil
Saturates - Nil
Salt - 0.1g
As soon as you open the cherry lucozade you can smell the cherry flavour which is fairly strong but quite pleasant. The lucozade also have a nice fizz, I have found that some of the other flavours are a little on the flat side but this one has a nice distribution of fine fizzy bubbles. The taste of the cherry lucozade reminds me of the cherry drop sweets that I used to eat as a child and is mouth-watering and tasty. Obviously this drink is rather sweet as it is designed to increase your energy levels and contains a high amount of glucose but the cherry flavouring does not seem overly sweet and is very pleasant and fairly refreshing to drink especially if it has been suitably chilled. Overall I think this is a very pleasant drink that gives me a nice energy boost on the days when I am flagging and this is certainly the nicest flavour from the range other than the original.
I'm a fan of Lucozade, but I'm not so keen on cherry flavoured drinks, so I wasn't expecting too much when I picked up this bottle of cherry lucozade. It is in keeping with other flavours of the energy giving drink brand in that it is designed to give you a burst of energy by providing sugar, calories and glucose, although the flavour is likely to be the biggest sell or turn off given that there are plenty of other flavours of the drink that are available.
To be fair to it, the cherry flavour isn't too strong. When you first open the bottle, you get a cherry whiff along with the usual lucozade 'zing' aroma that comes with it. The first swig reveals the same, but it's ion the aftertaste that the cherry flavour comes through, and it was just as the majority of cherry drinks usually are, only slightly less strong.
I managed a few swigs of this before almost giving up, the cherry flavour taking over, but to be fair I kept on with it, relying on the zing flavour to try and outweigh the cherry. Other flavoured lucozade drinks do this, such as the orange and apple, and with these I find that the actual flavour disappears after a few seconds. Luckily, the same was the case with this cherry one, and I found that the flavour hardly lingered at all.
The positives for the drink are the same as with the other flavours. The energy boost it gives you is very good, if not immediate. I find it keeps me going for a while, handily giving your body glucose, which is what it functions on best anyway. The sugar content isn't so great for your teeth, and the calories are also quite high, with a 380ml bottle giving you over 250 calories. As a result, it's probably best not to guzzle this instead of other drinks, and to use it only as an energy giving drink from time to time.
I find if I swig this too quickly, I get a bit of trapped wind, so sipping is the best option. It retains its fizziness for quite a while after first being opened, and I find that keeping it refrigerated is probably the best option - it's more of a refreshing drink that way.
As good as this may be, I find it hard to get over that initial taste, and would probably choose all other flavours given the option. As a result, this is a drink I'd recommend staying away from if you don't like cherry, and if you do you're likely to like it as much as you would any other cherry drink. A bottle of this usually costs the same as other flavours, around £1 for a 380ml bottle.
I buy Lucozade usually when I am flagging and I need a boost of energy.
Lucozade is around £1.10 a bottle, and that is for 500ml. You can by Lucozade in one litre bottles too. This one in particular is cherry flavoured and it is the full sugar version. Lucozade creates it's energy by using glucose, which is the body's preferred way of obtaining energy. Lucozade doesn't contain caffeine so it's better for you compared to other energy drinks such as Red Bull. The cherry flavour can be bought in most large supermarkets and it has red packaging as opposed to the usual orange packaging.
The taste of the drink is very fruity and refreshing. It has a real "bite" to it and the cherry taste is natural as opposed to tasting somewhat synthetic. The cherry is very fruity and it leaves a pleasant cherry aftertaste in your mouth after drinking. The drink DOES work to give me some extra energy. It helps to stimulate my brain, helping me to focus better on what I am doing. It's great for breaks at work when you can feel yourself dropping off! The energy boost doesn't take too long to kick in either, which is an added bonus.
The drink can leave me feeling a little bloated if I drink it quickly so I pace myself with it and sip it slowly. I don't usually drink Lucozade with food as it makes my food harder to digest, leaving me with wind!
The drink tastes lovely and it really works to give you an energy boost. It is high in BOTH sugar and calories so drink it in moderation and don't make it an everyday drink - your teeth will hate you if you do!
I do reach for the odd bottle of Lucozade and I have reviewed the Apple one quite recently and thought it was alright. I will state that the Original one is my favourite and probably always will be, but I have found myself drinking Cherry drinks more often thesedays and do like Diet Coke Cherry and Pepsi Max Cherry.
I picked up an individual 380ml bottle from my local shop and think that I paid about £1.10 for it. It is definitely cheaper to buy this in the 6 bottle multipack, but I wasn't sure if I was going to like this so an individual bottle made more sense. Often you can pick up the 6 bottle Multipack for around £3.80, but often Asda sell the Multipacks for £2 which is when we tend to stock up.
The bottle looks alright. Just the usual plastic bottle with a wrap around plastic label. Although the neck of this is pretty wide it isn't too wide, but I still often get in a mess if I try to drink this quickly.
When you open this you get the sweet smell of the Cherry but you can still smell the tinge of the Original Lucozade. When I smelt this I thought I would really like this and after having a drink of this then I did like it. The Cherry taste in here doesn't taste like a fake kind of flavouring and tastes nice. This has a bit of a Fizz to it and makes a nice refreshing drink when it's nice and cool.
Per 380ml bottle this has 262 calories so not exactly great for you but this is packed full of Sugars which does perk me up when i'm not feeling great.
Yes, the Original still will stay my favourite but this makes a nice change now and again and I will purchase the Multipack the next time.
I quite like the taste of the orange barley lucozade and the still isotonic orange drink but I am not so keen on the original flavour and so when my friend offered me a bottle of the cherry lucozade at work I was unsure whether to accept or not-but anything in the name of reviewing and so I rook it and this is my review!
Unlike the other lucozade bottles that I have seen this one is different in that it is predominantly black. It still has the lucozade name running up the centre of it and the same shape as the other bottles and so I do think you would know it was from the same brand. This one has pictures of cherries on the bottom as well as bursts of red splashes spraying from the top of the brand name.
Upon removing the black cap from the bottle I smelt the contents and found it smelt much like other cherry based drinks such as cherry tango. I first had a small sip of the red carbonated drink and found that I didn't really like it at all as it seemed to fizzy and a bit artificially but I tried again and found that as my taste buds got used to the flavour it was ok. The cherry flavour is of course artificial tasting but I find this with all cherry drinks I have tried. The drink is very very fizzy and I find that I can only take small sips of the drink rather than gulp it down or it just feels a bit much.
I can't say that this drink is my favourite lucozade because I much prefer the orange varieties. However, as a change every once in a while I think I would probably have this again. I can't say that it gave me any kind of energy boost though for my long working day sadly! The drink is not suitable for children under three years of age though to be honest my son is six and there is no way that I would give him this drink as they are full of sugar and he would be bouncing off the walls.
Each 380ml bottle contains:
I can be picked up in multipack form or single bottles from supermarkets should you be interested.
Thank you for reading my review!
As a rule I absolutely hate Lucozade! However, recently I have been a little under the weather and not getting very much sleep so I have been struggling somewhat for energy during the day. My mum called round one morning clutching a six pack of Lucozade which shocked me as she knows how much I hate the stuff!! Looking closer I realised it was a different flavour, and that was Cherry. I normally quite like the taste of cherry drinks though I wasn't convinced I would like this very much.
Lucozade Cherry comes in a 380ml bottle and came in a pack of six (it may well be sold seperately but I have never seen it on sale singly). The bottle is plastic and has the same appearance as the standard Lucozade bottles but is in a black and dark red colour with red bubbles bursting out all round the rim of the bottle. There is a curve in the centre of the bottle which makes it easy and comfortable to hold. Lucozade is written in the familiar large yellow lettering up the side of the bottle along with pictures of bright red chunky cherries around the base. It tells us on the bottle that Lucozade gives you a physical edge!
Cherry Lucozade is a sparkling soft drink which is a dark burgundy colour. As soon as you remove the lid from the bottle you can smell the strong cherry aroma which is really appealing!! The first taste of the drink really surprised me in that it was just bursting with flavour and it was very refreshing on the hot day. The cherry flavour is really strong and it doesn't taste like an energy drink at all, just like a standard soft drink.
Nutritional Information per 380ml bottle
* 262 calories
*65.0g carbohydrates, of which sugars 51.7g
* Nil fat
I was shocked to see that one bottle of Lucozade cherry equates to 51% of an adults sugar GDA!
I can't honestly say that drinking the Lucozade had any effect on my energy levels at all! I'm not too sure what I was really expecting but at no point did I feel like I had gained any energy at all, I simply felt that it satisfied my thirst and was tasty!
Would I recommend Lucozade cherry? No not at all, simply due to the sugar content in there! Yes the drink is very nice but it didn't have any effect on me sadly though I know people who swear by it. The six pack of Lucozade was priced at £2.00 on offer at Asda so it was an ok price to pay for six bottles but I wouldn't personally pay any more for them.
Thank you for reading my review.
Product : Lucozade Energy Cherry Flavour.
Price: If you are lucky then you can get these for around 79p if it has an RRP sticker on, otherwise they are around £1.10 on average, which I find is a little expensive.
The look: The bottle with its red cherry picture at the bottom and firework type pattern toward the top of bottle gives an impression that it will create an explosion of flavour in your mouth. The lids (as with all lucozades) are big as is the rim.
The smell: When you open the bottle you are overwhelmed by a strong smell of cherry. The first time I tried this drink I opened the bottle and thought surely the taste cant match the delicious smell....
The taste: I was wrong, because sure enough the taste matched up to the smell! The taste of cherry was so distinct it somehow made me smile (hahah weird I know). Because of the strong cherry flavour I found I could only drink half of the bottle because it got a bit sickly, but I think this is a good thing because if I drank the whole bottle then I would go a little bit hyperactive! LOL.
Overall I think this is a good drink if you need a little pick me up of energy without wanting the boring original or orange flavours that have gotten tiresome over years.
Lucozade have sold millions of energy drinks throughout the years but I must say this one is exceptional.
I bought it when I was out jogging one afternoon and needed something to boost my energy levels up. Now, I'm not saying it worked staright away but it was fast. 5 Minutes after drinking the drink I had regained all energy and was ready to jog on as they say.
Now Lucozade sell lots of flavours of products but I didn't think I was going to like this one. I am not a big fan of cherry especially in drinks but it was on sale and I didn't have much money on me, I don't regret it though! The taste is obviously cherry and the bottle highly promotes that. This particula bottle had a promotion to win an i-phone and of course if you want one you buy it.
Lucozade specialise in tasty cheap drinks and I love the taste and now I drink it all the time. The cost was cheap I paid £1 for 2 of them at my local convenience store around the corner but really you can but them anywhere you want. Lucozade contains glusoces which is one of the main reasons it boosts energy without containing all of the nasty unappealing things that red bull has to offer ( and the price tag).
The bottle is 250ml and contains :
173kcal - 9%GDA
34.0g sugars- 38%
Salt- Trace <1%
I love this flavor lucozade, I saw it in asda, bought a bottle and now drink more lucozade (any flavor, but prefer cherry) than coca cola, as it is tastier. So this in my eyes, is the new top refreshing drink.
I love anything cherry flavoured, so I just had to try the new Lucozade cherry energy drink which has recently released. Its in the same sized and shaped bottle to the other flavours, and has a really cool black and red colour scheme on the bottle, which makes it pretty unisex (I think otherwise it might look a bit girly holding a cherry flavoured drink?!).
I've tried all the other Lucozade flavours apart from Tropical, and this is one of the favourites. As any fizzy drink, it's pretty high on the unhealthy sugary level, but it's not as unhealthy as some fizzy drinks. Its a nice satisfying drink, which is quite sweet, but not sickeningly sweet.
The cherry taste is really nice and flavoursome, better than some cheaper non-famous brand pop. In terms of energy for sports performance, I think the Lucozade Sport variety of drinks are better for this. Lucozade Energy, which this review is on, is better for when you need a perk up or just want a nice fizzy refreshing drink.
This flavour isn't guaranteed to be free of animal derivatives, but the Original, Orange, Lemon and Tropical flavours are, to the best of Lucozade's knowledge!
The drinks are GM-free and generally okay for those with gluten allergy, but best to check with Lucozade directly if you're concerned about this.
Lucozade Cherry is available in 1 litre, 500ml, 380ml bottles and 330ml cans.
Carbonated water, glucose fructose syrup (24%), Cherry juice from concentrate (2%), citric acid, extracts of (black carrot, blackcurrent), preservatives (potassium sorbate, sodium bisulphate), caffeine (0.012%), antioxidant (ascorbic acid).
energy: 69kcal, 293kj.
I think it's a really nice drink for those days when water just won't quench the kind of thirst you have, and if you're lucky, a lot of places like Tesco, Wilkinsons and Superdrug often have an offer on if you buy 2 bottles. If you care about your health, I don't recommend drinking this on a daily or very frequent basis.
If you like this, you'll probably also like Tango Cherry, which isn't as easy to find, but is equally nice!
Despite the extraordinary high amount of sugar contained in a bottle I have to admit to being a huge fan of Lucozade especially if I'm feeling under the weather. Thanks to the Arctic conditions we experienced last week I managed to pick up another cold that I have just about shaken off now. Along with the usual coughs and sneezes I was left feeling run down and in definite need of a pick-me-up.
Browsing the range of energy drinks on the supermarket aisles I checked out the range of flavours available and noticed this new addition to the Lucozade range - Cherry. Finding the original flavour of Lucozade a bit on the boring side and the Orange Sport variety far too sweet I decided to try this new flavour and I have to say I am hooked on it.
Contained in a 380ml plastic bottle attractively designed in black and with the familiar Lucozade brand name emblazoned across the front the packaging is certainly eye catching and stands out well on the shelves amongst the other flavours. As is the norm for Lucozade I am informed that this is a drink that 'Gives you a physical edge" and am informed that this flavour is new. Opening the black screw cap the fizzy liquid throws tiny bubbles out of the neck of the bottle and the liquid is a deep, dark red in colour.
Taking an initial tentative sip you are met with a cherry explosion in your mouth, Lucozade have certainly not skimped on flavour in this drink and you can't fail to recognise the sweet, fruity taste of cherries. The liquid certainly gives me a buzz and straight away I feel awake and alert after taking a few drinks from the bottle, for some reason I am always very responsive to Lucozade (probably because of the amount of sugar contained) and it certainly does hit the spot with me.
There is no unpleasant aftertaste after drinking a bottle and I don't find any sugary residue left on my teeth or in my mouth which I can find with other cheaper alternatives however I always ensure that I brush my teeth to counteract the obvious high sugar content.
Speaking of which it probably won't come as much of a shock to find out that a bottle contains an outrageous amount of sugar - 51.7 grams to be exact and a single bottle provides 57% of an adults recommended daily sugar allowance, in addition it provides 262 calories but no fat whatsoever. It isn't a drink that I would recommend having every day and indeed the only time I ever have Lucozade is when I'm feeling run down. For this purpose I find it to be excellent and highly recommended.
The list of ingredients reveal that there is natural cherry juice included (2% from concentrate) and that probably explains why the taste of the drink is extremely authentic. It is essentially a highly fizzy, sugar packed cherry drink and that just about sums it up nicely.
I do like this drink and from me it gets 5/5 Dooyoo stars however with drinks of this nature moderation is key. Normally retails for around 82p for a single, 380ml bottle however they were on offer last week in Morrisons for two for a pound so a great price at that.
Definitely recommended if you need a pick-me-up, thanks for reading my review.
My goodness I LOVE cherry flavoured things. So when I went into WHSmith at Victoria the other day to find a drink this literally jumped off the shelf at me! It has very distinctive packaging, with black background, deep reddish purple cherrys and bright red/prink bubbles up the side.
I'm not a huge fan of lucozade in general, because I find them too sugary, but I liked the apple flavour because the sharp sour taste of the apples cuts into the sickly-ness of the glucose. It is much the same with the cherry flavour, which while obviously still very sweet, does not overpower in the same way as to original flavour. It also manages to taste genuinely of cherrys, which is often not the case with cherry flavoured versions of other soft drinks (both cherry coke and cherry 7up, while big favourites of mine, taste more of chemicals than the fruit they are meant to be flavoured with).
All of this with the energy boost of a lucozade drink - what more could you ask for.