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I usually drink Lucozade as an energy drink when I need something to perk me up a little.
I bought a multipack of Lucozade Lemon from a local discount store for £3.99.
The drink contains glucose which is better for the body as opposed to drinking caffeine based drinks. Lucozade Lemon tastes great. It has a real lemony kick that makes the drink taste different from anything else. It does contain genuine lemon juice so it does taste natural and not synthetic. The taste of the drink is really tangy and refreshing. It tastes great chilled OR at room temperature, although the drink refreshes me more if it has been chilled. The drink is quite fizzy so be careful when you open it as it sometimes explodes on me!!! The drink can be drunk on it's own or with food. If I drink the drink with food then it doesn't leave me feeling bloated or uncomfortable. It can sometimes give me wind but this is the case with most fizzy drinks unfortunately!
As for perking me up, it works! If I am flagging then a 500ml bottle of this really does give me added energy, plus it doesn't take long at all for the energy boost to kick in. Plus the energy boost is long lasting. I don't get that dreaded sugar rush with this drink. Glucose really does give you an energy boost so this drink is ideal for times when you need a little something to keep you going. It tastes great too. It is a little high in calories but it's not too bad as an occasional treat (around 300 calories per 500ml bottle).
My parents used to only buy me lucozade when I was ill as a child, this was the original version as from what I can remember this was the only one you could buy, there were not the array of flavours available as there is now. Out of the different flavours that they now produce the Lemon flavoured is my favourite, but also the hardest to find in shops.
Lucozade is a sparkling glucose drink, this variety contains lemon juice which gives it a lovely refreshing and tangy taste. When I am ill I still prefer the taste of the original version but when I just want an energy boost then the lemon is my favourite as it is zesty, tangy and really wakes you up.
The cost of this lemon lucozade can vary, my local newsagent sells the 380ml bottles for £1.10, but the pound shop in the city centre sells two bottles for £1.00 which is much better value. You can buy other lucozade flavours in large 1litre bottles but I have never seen the lemon flavour in this size which is a shame. It is also difficult to find this flavour, many large supermarkets do not even sell it.
The lemon lucozade does contain a lot of sugar so it not good to drink all of the time but if you are tired or lacking energy then I find it really helps to make me feel more alert. Also although many people drink lucozade when they are ill it is not meant to be used to replace fluids, you should still drink plenty of water for this. The nutritional content of a 380ml bottle is:
Calories (kcal) - 266
Sugars - 51.7g
Fat - nil
Salt - 0.1g
This is by far my favourite flavour lucozade and if you have not tried it then it is certainly worth hunting down. I just wish that it was as widely available as the original version as it is a lovely, refreshing energy boosting drink.
When lucozade brought out lemon lucozade, my mum was very keen to try it. She recommend it to myself, and not being the great lemon fan myself, I still gave it a go, having enjoyed orange lucozade. I have to admit, I have been an avid fan of this product since - although it has been years since its release I still sometimes find it hard to find in some shops!
The product --> Lucozade comes in a yellow bottle, with the red striking logo going diagonal up the bottle. I usually buy this product in a packet of 6, as it appears to be cheaper. It is also handy to have a few bottles to hand, especially if I missed breakfast or worked hard at the gym and am lacking in energy. The bottle is always made of high quality, durable plastic and I often re-use it a few times for different drinks.
It's very delicious to drink, and that's coming from me who doesn't like long tasting lemon drinks. However, this isn't too bitter but nice and sweet. I especially love it when it is been kept cool. The best thing about it is that is does provide an energy hit, so brilliant if you're feeling a bit tired or weak. I don't like the taste of red bull, so am glad I have an energy drink that isn't loaded in caffeine like RB, and tastes better!
Nutritional Values --> There are quite a few calories compared with other energy drinks, but this is due to the high glucose to give energy. It contains 24% of glucose syrup and is 70 calories for one bottle.
The cost --> A single bottle (if you can find it) is about 78p, but bottles of 6 retails for about £2.50. However, look around for offers of about £2.
Lucozade work by giving an energy boost to those who need it most, and to continue the feeling of being active and feeling more energetic, has glucose in. I feel that it provides the things it feels it should to a brilliant standard, and whenever somebody is feeling a bit rough I would recommend this.
This is my favourite varient of the energy series of lucozade products. The flavour is very intense and very acidic. For that reason it is very refreshing. However, recently I have not been able to find it anywhere. I don't know if they have stopped making it now or what. The sizes which were available were only 355ml from what I ever found although perhaps other sizes where available but not in the stores I use. There is also the multipack version which is in the picture beside this review.
Like all the energy series there is no caffeine in them simply glocuse which is a form of sugar. For that reason I have used them when out running or playing football although generally the sport products is better for this since they are not fizzy like the energy products. However it is not always available and is more expensive as well.
Pricing was 67p for the 355ml bottle and there was a unit saving on buying the multipack version
Imagine the scene - you've not long woken up, and due to yesterday's exertions was so knackered, you didn't make it to the gym this morning. Feeling absolutely KO'd, you make your drowsy way over to your local Asda, feeling absolutely parched and in need of some form of pick me up to get you through the day. The one requirement that I had at this stage was that it should be fizzy and really hit the spot - when my eyes snipered in on this yellow 380ml bottle of Lucozade.
Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline plc in Gloucestershire. Lucozade was the brainchild of Thomas Beecham from Newcastle and has been going strong since 1927. Initially the drink consisting of glucose syrup was developed to aid people when they were ill. When you're ill, you don't eat, thus your glucose/glycogen levels are depleted and in need of replenishment. Lucozade is by far the forerunner when it comes to sports energy drinks, but as of late, has had competition, in the form of Gatorade. http://wheresthesausage. typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/07/gatorade-takes-on-the-sports- drink-bully-boy.html.
The colour was what attracted my attention as it was almost fluorescent. The lemony zing that I got when I opened the bottle was the moment I felt my senses being awakened for the first time that day (typically, that's what I use the gym for....but alas, that was not meant to be on this fateful day). Similar to Rice Krispies, you can hear the fizz being released when you first open the bottle - one of the Mastercard moments - Priceless! My first sip hit my taste buds like lightning and felt like it not only woke me up, but also purified my tongue. I chose not to gulp the whole bottle and took sips throughout the day to keep me refreshed.
The statements the product boasts are certainly lived up to, in my eyes - 'sharpens mental performance' - CHECK, 'brain & body energy' - I definitely felt I had renewed my energy resources.
Now, the technical details:
Carbonated Water, Glucose Fructose Syrup (24%), Lemon Juice from Concentrate (6%), Citric Acid, Flavourings (Including Caffeine), Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bisulphite), Stabiliser (Acacia Gum), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid).
Nutrient per 100ml
Energy kCal 70 kCal
Energy kJ 297 kJ
Carbohydrate 17.0 g
When I purchased these bad boys they were retailed at 6 bottles for £2, meaning that each bottle was costing a measly 33p - can't grumble at that rock bottom price! Other flavours include the Original, Apple, Wild Berry and Tropical.
From a health point of view - the bog standard Lucozade is, but water mixed with sugar (21 teaspoons in a 500ml bottle) and there's nothing really healthy or performance enhancing about it. Even today, there's a misconception that you drink it when you're ill, but in reality a glass of coke (not the powder form), or even water with some sugar added would do the same thing.
If you're looking into Lucozade products to increase performance in a sport, I would recommend visiting http://www.lucozadeshop.com/news-list.html where there are alot of helpful articles such as 'Nutritional advice for exercising in hot & humid conditions' and vitamins, minerals & antioxidants'. Exercise drinks like Lucozade Sport contain electrolytes (essential minerals) which increase the rate at which water is absorbed from the small intestine. Obviously, this is advantageous whilst exercising and, in theory would allow you to go on for longer.
An interesting newbie I have found related to this brand is the miniature shots of alert bottles for about £1.50, which are said to 'sharpen up, in a shot'. There are others out there as well, which provide a caffeine shot, such as Relentless and RedBull. It's highly likely, however, that it is the caffeine and taurine in these drinks that creates the energy spike and alertness, and not the actual drink itself. Although, if you do like the taste of these shots, you've been won over.
As well as being the sponsor for Big Brother 10, the brand has come under attack in the past by certain groups
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3527724. stm. On a positive note, last month Lucozade teamed up with MensHealth magazine and came up with The 2010 Challenge. They offered 12 weeks of professional training support for six lucky readers.
Personally, I enjoyed the refreshing tangy taste of the lemony Lucozade and would urge you to try it and see for yourselves!
Thank you for reading.
I tried this for the first time today. I have liked the original flavour and the orange flavour for some time now, although I although imagined the tangy zing of lemon would work really well with the flavour of lucozade as a base drink.
And I was right. It has a refreshing initial taste once you open the drink, the carbonation allowing the bubbles to eject the smell as soon as it is opened. When you take the first sip, it is gassy but not overly so, which allows the flavour to take pride of place before the aftertaste kicks in. Quite often, fizzy drinks mask the initial taste and you are only left with the aftertaste, but not with this one.
The flavour is not too much as the drink progresses either. My wife didn't particularly like it, but that is no surprise as she didn't like the orange one either. She likes the original, but the flavoured versions are not her cup of tea, so to speak.
In terms of giving you energy, I suppose it is the same as the other two flavours, although I found there to be something a bit more refreshing about this one. It's mainly due to the citric effect that lemon has. I always tend to associate it with a more refreshing smell and taste, the bitterness often acting as a wake up call, whereas the citrus of the orange is a less bitter effect. The lucozade element contains the necessary 266 calories per 380ml serving, with over 55g of sugar, so it's still wise to not drink too much of it.
You don't often get a chance to see the colour of lucozade, as it's generally drunk out of the can, but this one has a cloudy look to it, and a faint yellow colour to boot. It's nice to taste and easy to drink as it's not too gassy. Definitely one for me to get again, and at the same price as regular and orange lucozade (just under £1 for a bottle) it's a good buy, particularly as I know my wife won't be nicking any of it! Recommended.
As most people will already be aware, Lucuzade is a range of energy drinks produced by glaxosmithkline. The mainstay of the range, including this one, are not like the red bulls and monster energy drinks, they are less "intense" and tend to come in larger bottles.
The bottle I am presently drinking cost me 89p from a local convenience store and usually range from around 79p-£1. Although I recently saw an offer of 2 bottles for £1.10, due to the increasing competition in the energy drinks market, these deals seem to happen fairly frequently. Value wise I would say that its ok, not exceptional, at around the same price as a bottle of coke for 380ml there are cheaper unbranded alternatives out there. This drink is cheaper than red bull which is around £1.20 for 125ml.
As for the taste I would certainly not reccomend trying this other than out of a fridge as once warmed it will be thicker and too sugary. When cold however, the lemony taste completely hides the amount of sugar you are drinking and is actually quite refreshing. At 57% of an adults guidline daily amount or 51.7g of sugar per bottle this really is a sugary drink providing 13% of your calorie GDA.
But that is why people drink lucosade, to get back their edge, and this is done by ingesting large amounts of sugars.
I choose this drink as I am fairly sensitive to caffine and so drinks such as red bull tend to keep me too awake, to the point where ill struggle to sleep at night. So this is suitable for others like me who dont drink tea or coffee normally
I would summarise by saying that although there are better energy drinks out there (a fresh smoothie for example), this is the nicest of all the lucosade range and has seen me through many a hangover.
Why I chose this product:
I'm already a lover of the original variety of lucozade. Being a student late nights and early lectures take their toll, so im usually found equipt witha bottle of this to give me an energy boost. I chose the lemon version just for a change, but wasn't sure as i HATE the orange one, i think its a matter of personal taste but i usually lemony rinks so gave it a go.
Who will like this product:
Those who already love the energy boosting range of lucozade products. This lemony version is a nice change to the original and orange flavours.
Where to find this product:
All supermarkets should stock this product, I bought my first version in my local sandwich shop. Most newsagents and cornerr shops only stock a small variety of lucozade products so look out for lucozade fridges which might stock this product.
Around 90p to £1.10 depending on where you buy it.
The classic lucozade packaging but in yellow. This product comes in a recycleable plastic bottle ith a screw top lid.
The drink is fizzy and a lemony colour, like cloudy lemonade. This producthas quite a sharp lemony taste.
Each 380ml bottle contains
So this product is quite calorific for what it is and typically of any energy drink this product is very high in sugar content.
How to use:
Well just drink when you ned a perk up. Enjoy this product as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, but i wouldn't recommend overuse.
This product is not suitable for children under three years old.
I loved this product it tasted really great. It tasted very lemony which might not suit everyones taste but if your a fan of lucozades other products then you will love this one. It gave me a little energy which really goes a long way.
Yes this is another good product fom Lucozade and one i would definatly recommend.
Hope this review was helpful to you xxx