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Extreme Sugar Rush
Member Name: kcsevenoaks
Advantages: Nice taste
Disadvantages: Very High Sugar Conent
Those of you who have childhood memories tucked up feeling poorly on the sofa, having a day off school will probably have one memory associated to these days which sticks out more than others - especially if you were a child of the 80's and 90's like me. That memory being given Lucozade to bring your energy levels up. Now I know that this rings true for many as after a quick look at some other Lucozade reviews it does get mentioned rather a lot.
Now Lucozade has moved on from the original orange coloured, not quite sure what is tasted off variety, though this flavour is still available and popular today. Lucozade has a variety of new flavours in its "Energy" range including cherry, orange, lemon/lime and my new favourite blackcurrant which is what I will be reviewing. My bottle cost £1.10 for a 500ml bottle from my local convenience store.
*****Packaging and Contents Appearance*****
My bottle looks a bit like a fat version of the classic Coca-Cola contour bottle. Currently they are running a promotion to win tickets to a concert so the design on the label is a gig scene in a purple colour scheme. It does have the Lucozade logo on as well as all the usual info on the back. Pouring it into a glass it looks like any other blackcurrant drink apart from it is fizzy.
*****Taste and Smell*****
It has a refreshing blackcurrant smell and naturally you can smell the gas from the sparkling bubbles but overall it is a nice pleasant smell. As will all products of this type the taste is sweet, very sweet, but not in a sickly way. It's a refreshing crisp fruity flavour, which has just the right amount of bubbles in to kick start your day or to give you a boost when you are flagging. This is one on the nicer varieties in this range my other favourite being the cherry one. I do have to say that after drinking this I did feel the boost which I needed before I drank it.
Obviously its not a good idea to constantly rely on these drinks as in large quantities they can't be good for you but here are the nutritional facts for a 250m serving (remember there are 500ml in a bottle I do hate it when they do that!)
So with my rubbish maths if you drink a whole 500ml bottle like most people would you would have consumed 67.8g of sugars which in theory is around 76% of an adults RDA of Sugars!
I do like this and it did give me a short term boost though looking at the nutritional info definitely a once in a while when needed treat! 4 stars.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: Nice every now and again