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All my GDA of sugar in one bottle...bring it on!
Member Name: mikecrabb
Advantages: Provides energe for you in the form of glucose
Disadvantages: Has far too much sugar in it
When Im in work there are always 4 things you will be guaranteed to find on my desk, a computer, a phone, a wallet and a bottle of lucozade. I dont know what it is...but I love the stuff!
After doing a bit of research on the stuff (cough cough...wikipedia) I found out that it is made by GSK, one of the big pharmaceutical companies, and was originally launched as a cold/flu remedy - who would have thought it! After a while it was rebranded as the lucozade that we all know and love today.
--Its all about the Bottle--
So I always go for the 1 litre bottle - it tends to last a lot longer than the 330ml bottle (some might even say it lasts 3 times as long) and this tends to keep me fuelled up all day. I don't really tend to drink a lot of coffee at work, so the added energy boost from all of the sugar really helps. The bottle has a nice, slightly hourglass shape, creating a nice hold point in the middle for your hand and is a nice bright red colour.
--Health Facts and Misleading Colouring--
The one thing that I always laugh at however, is the information on the back of the bottle - the bit at the top which lucozade want you to read is yellow and stands out from far away, but all of the information telling you how bad it is, is written in black...hiding all of the nasty information. I don't really want to spout out all of the ingredients, or how much of your GDA is taken up by each thing, but there is one downside to all of the sugar in one drink - if you have a whole bottle, thats your sugar GDA for the day! It says on the bottle that 'each 250ml serving contains...' but remember - its a litre bottle, so suddenly that 24% of sugar shoots up!
In terms of taste, its a very sharp flavour - kind of a lemon/lime mix but a lot more sour than sprite or 7 up. A lot of people think that the taste is a bit too much, but I really really like it. Its something that a lot of people will have already tried and if you havent - its only £1.59 for a big bottle so theres no reason not to!
Summary: If you need perked up then this is the way to go