Product Type: Lucozade Soft Drink
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Lucozade Energy Cherry
Member Name: norton501
Lucozade Energy Cherry
Advantages: Cheery Cherry
Disadvantages: HIGH Sugar content
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).
Summary: Caffeinated Sweet Treat from Lucozade
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