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I can often pick up these lucozade drinks in B&M, when they stock them in a 6 pack (4+2 free) for £1.99 - brilliant value. It's not my preference for "sports drink", but I'm a sucker (ha!) for a bargain, and my preferred "lite" version retails normally for more like double that price.
The bottle and cap are common to a number of Lucozade's sports drinks - a plastic bottle covered by a polythene sleeve which has all the design/writing on it, and with a sports cap on top. The design of their sports caps is really effective, protected by a flexible membrane to stop the drink from running out if the bottle is tilted or tipped over - you need to either suck, or squeeze the liquid into your mouth.
The main claim on the bottle is that this drink is "isotonic performance fuel"! I genuinely don't think we are meant to fully know what that means, I feel we are just meant to be in awe of how the phrase sounds - it just "sounds" like it makes you go "Pow!!". The bottle does give some assistance in understanding how this drink is going to make the difference for you - championing the fact that it gives you three key things: carbohydrates ("fuel your working muscles"), electrolytes ("get back what you've lost in sweat") and probably what we could have guessed ourselves - fluid to rehydrate.
To put some figures on that, a bottle contains 32g of carbohydrates, of which sugars being 17.5g, and the bottle also contains 140kcal. The other critical ingredient is the 0.2g of sodium which (I learn from a bit of googling) helps the body to absorb the fluid - obviously key to their "faster rehydration" claims. Lucozade's website assures us that their claims regarding faster and more effective rehydration (versus water) are more than just claims and are scientifically proven.
The other information on the bottles are that Lucozade products are tested for banned substances and are quality assured for athletes. Once open a bottle needs to be kept in the fridge and drank within 4 days. There is a heavy-print warning that it "contains a source of Pheylalanine" which is an amino acid to which some people may have an intolerance.
My take on this particular Lucozade drink is that it's a bit sweet for my taste. It almost has a syrupy edge to it, and leaves my mouth with a sort of slightly unpleasant coating. Nevertheless, I completely buy into it's rehydration claims, and if I'm out of my preferred drinks, its fine for taking along to badminton. I probably don't exert myself enough to be able to testify to its effectiveness measured against "endurance performance"(!), but it's still a good sports drink.
The drink label has endorsements from the Premier League, FA Ireland, England Rugby, and UK Athletics so if it's good enough for them, I guess it's good enough for an hour of friendly badminton a week down at the local leisure centre!
So a week ago I was rushing around trying to find a drinks bottle for upcoming netball trials only to find that no where sold them. I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to buy a bottle and under recommendations from friends I bought the raspberry Lucozade sport hoping that it would give me the much needed energy for my netball trials and who knows even make me play better. The packaging certainly gave that impression and the squirty top made it easier for me to grab on the run and throw back on the bench quickly without fumbling with the top. However, very quickly it became clear that it wasnt really that much more than a juice drink. I didn't feel any effects of it, it hardly even quenched my thirst and for £1.65 at the campus shop I would at least expect that! It claims to fuel your working muscles but I did not notice any difference in my stamina and my muscles began to ache around the time they normally would and by the end of the trials I felt just as tired as normal and my muscles definatly did not want to walk home after. So when it claims to be a good sports drink I can't help but think the effects should be much more noticable or there should at least be some! I suppose the taste itself was very pleasant, very strong taste and a very definately raspberry but for that price you may as well stick to fruit juice because to be honest that is all it seems to be.
Alas the drink that allowed me to enjoy Lucozade even more! As you can probably gather from my reviews I prefer still drinks as I feel they quench my thirst better. So when Lucozade brought out a still version of their Lucozade Orange (which is basically what is it to me) I couldn't wait to try it. The idea behind their 'sport' tag is that the drink is more geared towards these activities. How much it improves athlete's abilities hasn't been overwhelmingly backed up.
To me this is a great way to enjoy Lucozade whether I am taking part in sports or not, but it definitely gets rid of thirst a lot better than any fizzy drink, which we all know is extremely important when it comes to sport. Feeling thirsty and dehydrated will always have a negative effect on your performance.
Like Lucozade Energy this is an explosion of Orange to the taste buds and always 100 times better when drunk cold. During sport this would definitely be my go to drink. I feel that the Orange flavour seems to add to the feeling of energy boost, kind of like a slap in the face, in a good way of course (If that's even possible) However, it is so easy to drink that it can pretty much be consumed any where while doing anything, it isn't just limited to sports.
The bottle comes with a quick to open flip cap and a non-leaking system, meaning the drink should only come out when you want it to. The bottle is also extremely squidgy to allow you to squeeze the bottle. It is definitely designed with speed in mind, which is where the sports tag ties in, as what athlete has time to unscrew and screw on a cap. It also means to can squeeze the drink and have the liquid hit right at the back of your throat, which always seems to take away my thirst even quicker.
Lucozade sport comes in the style of bottle as discussed above. It doesn't come in any other forms as they don't fit with the sport tag. The see through bottle makes it easy to spot and to keep track of your liquid intake.
Great for sports, but also fits in with everyday life. A great alternative to those that don't enjoy fizzy energy drinks.
So, the title almost doesn't make sense... as the liquid isn't squirty, it's just when you... squirt it, through the squirty bottle top, that it squirts. But, it sounded catchy and I'm waaay too lazy to revise it, despite having the effort to explain it.
This Lucozade is probably my second favourite, or perhaps even my very favourite (slightly edging over the orange, normal fizzy) flavour of Lucozade, and the method by which you can shoot the delicious orange liquid in your mouth (no this isn't erotica... just unfortunate wording!) only improves the experience of consuming this classic drink.
This is more like a squash; in comparison to other Lucozade which is fizzy and like a soft-drink and energy drinks with a 'kick' - this is more like an orange squash. But a good quality orange squash; it's very refreshing and tasty.
Like most brand sports drinks, it's not overly cheap but, it's good for on the go and I believe it's mostly the convinience that you're paying for. That's why a taxi costs more than petrol: as you're paying for the convinience of somebody picking you up NOW and taking you somewhere, NOW. Although... a lot of taxis take a little while, and I'm not even sure if they are cheaper than petrol - as I don't drive. So that's a total guess. But, you get my point.
Overall I'd say this is a classic, tasty, refreshing sports drink.
Following on from my last Lucozade review I thought I may as well sum up my thoughts and opinions on this particular variety, Lucozade Sport - another beverage that I am quite partial to drinking now and again. Now as far as I'm aware there may be a few flavours available, I think I have seen a lemon variety on the shelves for a time, the most well known however is the bog standard orange which I will be discussing today. Like all Lucozade, this one is aimed at athletes and apparently is best consumed during or after exercise to help replace the vitamins, minerals etc that is lost through sweating. Of course you can still drink it even if you are just sitting there watching tv, as said previously I do only tend to drink Lucozade when I'm rundown or feeling under the weather and this variety being no exception as alas, I do not partake in strenuous exercise very often!
Unlike regular Lucozade, this one is still rather than fizzy which if you're drinking it whilst jogging may prove easier to swig rather than gulping back a load of bubbles which I imagine may easily creep up your nose and/or cause gassy burps. Being still, it is easy to drink on the go, though I must say when I've drank this the most exercise I've done is reach for a box of Kleenex, attempting to battle through a ghastly cold. Generally I'm a fan of the fizzy but I still do like this despite it being completely still and void of any bubbles whatsoever; compared to other Lucozades I actually find this one to be more refreshing and thirst quenching, perhaps the stillness plays an important part in that.
The taste is sweet, a lovely almost juicy orange flavour that is a bit milder than the taste of the fizzy varieties. If you're not a fan of anything overly sweet then you probably won't be a huge fan, I think the sweetness comes from the added glucose as it is intended as an energy drink so posesses that little bit of added boost. I personally love sweet things so am more than happy to sip a bottles of this and I always do feel a little perkier afterwards - Lucozade is always a good thing to have when you're feeling unwell as it contains essential carbohydrates as well as added electrolytes. The drink comes in a handy bottle with a sports cap for easy drinking, you can pick it up in most shops for around the £1 mark, prices will of course vary. In conclusion this is a fine flavour that although doesn't taste very natural is still a pleasant beverage, 4 stars from me.
Lucozade isn't a drink I drink very often as it's so sugary and often it's too much for an every day sort of drink for me, especially as it is a sports drink so has the added sugar for physical activity.
I do love the taste though because of the sweetness, the taste isn't overpowering but also isn't waterdowned either. I usually have the orange flavour and I much prefer it to the fizzy version of the drink, another plus is that it doesn't go flat like fizzy drinks too. I tend to drink it only if I'm going to have a busy day as I prefer it to caffeine from coca cola or coffee because it doesn't leave you with stinky breathe or points of the day where you crash.
I found this drink to be extremely helpful when ill, as in vomiting ill, my mum picked me up a bottle one time when I was ill and wasn't able to eat very much without being ill, she used to buy me sprite but this was better as it had more good sugars and wasn't fizzy. Even though I still felt horrible it made me feel a lot better and it gave me energy to do a few things.
I love the bottle top as it very reliable that it won't leak and easy to get the drink out, as the lid is the perfect size and you can suck or squirt it out instead of tipping it into your mouth. The only problem I have is that because of the way it is designed, sometimes if you squeeze the bottle it kind makes a POOF noise and sprays a little bit out the top, which close to your face can be annoying. It's also annoying at school when people re use the bottle and like to spray people with it randomly at break time.
The drink is quite expensive, I think it's just over a £1 in most places and can be bought in four packs too but if you don't drink it often like me it's a great price as you really are paying extra for the extra sugar to give you energy.
Lucozade Sport is a performance booster drink from the Lucozade collection of sports drinks. The drink is suppose to give you body fuel and help you keep your performance up during sporting events. I think that the drink manages to do the well because it is very refreshing and makes me feel active. I think Lucozade Sport Orange is probably one of the better products from the Lucozade range because it's probably the best one at keeping me active.
Taste & Appearance -
I think the taste of Lucozade Sport Orange flavour is quite sweet and it doesn't have a too strong orange taste or taste to watered down taste but just about right proportion. The drink has a smooth taste like orange squash and it is not fizzy at all which I love because no fizz means it never gets flat. I have had a couple of bottles over the years that have been a little to sweet but this doesn't happen often. The quality of the drink is good 95% of the time.
Unlike the fizzy version of this drink (Lucozade Energy Orange Flavour)the colour is a pale yellow instead of orange. The packaging has a see through label with a a blue rocket going up towards the top of the bottle and a orange running man leaning from the side of it.
Best times to drink it -
In my opinion the best time to drink this drink it when its hot in the summer because it is very refreshing. I also think its good to drink when I'm doing sports or activities because the drink keep me awake and active also keeps me cool.
The only thing I don't like about this drink is that it doesn't last very long because I can drink it down in 3 or 4 sips because it's squirt bottle that it comes in. It makes it seem like its less in the bottle but the squirt bottle is much more convenient than a twist lid. Having the squirt lid makes it easier accessible when you on the go because you just flip up the lid and squirt in in you mouth then close it again.
The drink contains 17.5 grams of sugar per 500ml bottle and that is quite alot of sugar and it's most definitely probably not good for you. I do drink quite alot of it which is not good and I think I need to cutback but its just to nice. This is a great sports drink and I would highly recommend it. It cost about £1-1.50 for a 500ml bottle depending on which retailer/shop you go to but I think it's a good buy.
Lucozade Sport is listed as a sports drink, although I think for the minimal energy within it, that's a bit of a stretch. Many people claim that it's good for keeping up hydration and tackle the reduction of carbohydrate stores which apparently improves performance. It's recommended when exercising for 30 minutes or longer at a high intensity, or for 60 mins or longer at any intensity.
The bottle is 500ml and has a sports cap which makes it easy to drink on the move. I personally struggle to open the cap by hand and so bite open cap the first time I use it. The following ingredients are included:
Water, Carbohydrate Blend (Glucose Syrup, Maltodextrin), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate), Stabiliser (Acacia Gum), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Flavouring, Vitamins (Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B6, B12), Colour (Beta-Carotene). Contains a source of Phenylalanine.
Nutritional Information for those of you who are concerned is: (per 100ml) Energy 117 kJ (28 kcal) , Protein Trace, Carbohydrate 6.4g (of which sugars 3.5 g) , Fat Nil (of which saturates Nil), Fibre Nil, Sodium Trace, Niacin 0.61 mg, Vitamin B6 0.07 mg, Vitamin B12 0.03 µg, Pantothenic Acid 0.20 mg.
The drink includes only 28kcal which is why I think this isn't really a sports drink. Other well known brands such as Powerade contains 45kcal. Obviously I'm not an overtly scientific mind so maybe I'm just not grasping the concept here, but being half the calorie intake of other brands makes me think it doesn't provide as much energy as it claims. However, the scientific methods they claim to be exerting (like hydration, and maintaining carbohydrates) do seem to work as whenever I drink Lucozade Sport I do feel genuinely refreshed and it is great tasting undoubtedly. Studies they have apparently conducted which tested endurance athletes, like marathon runners or long distance runners, proved that the running speed is higher over the course of an event among those drinking Lucozade Sport, compared to those solely drinking water which is a sign of how efficient and effective the drink is.
The range of flavours includes: summer fruits, cherry, and orange. The latter is my favourite, and I am a regularly drinker of it, nearly once a day when I'm at college as the price isn't too bad either, especially compared with fizzy drinks.
You can buy a normal 500ml bottle for a little over a pound, and amazon and the Lucozade website sell cases of the drinks for £11.45 or £13.99 for a pack of 12.
This is a great drink that I would definitely recommend, either as just a drink for pleasure's sake, or if you're working out and it is more necessary that you are consistently hydrated. The flavours are all distinct which I'm glad about because sometimes these kinds of drinks are a little too watered down. The taste is enjoyable and I'll definitely continue to drink them.
As I play football once a week I always buy a drink that helps me keep hydrated through the game. The drink I usually end up buying is Lucozade sport orange flavour.
The drink comes in a plastic 500ml bottle and has a sports cap lid at the top. The bottle is wrapped with a firm paper that has Lucozade sport written on the front of it. Lucozade sport is written is yellow and white and the colour of the firm paper is light and dark blue.
The taste of the drink is just right in my opinion as the drink is sweet but not to sweet that its sickly. As you drink the sports drink you will instantly taste the strong, sweet orange taste in your mouth. No matter if you've just opened the bottle or reached the end of the bottle the drink gives the same consistent taste.
Overall Lucozade sport orange has a great consistent taste, helps me keep hydrated and gives me an extra energy boost when I need it. I would highly recommend this sports drink to anyone who participates in sport.
All lucozades products are suitable for vegetarians.
The price of a 500ml bottle is between £1 - £1.50. I have noticed that Wilkinsons are doing an offer on Lucozade sports drinks were you can get 2 bottles for £1.50.
Lucozade is a drink that everyone must have seen advertising, the focus a lot of there money on large marketing campaigns to ensure that their brand is one that everyone knows and with some of the adverts that they have put on TV implying it gives you the edge of the other competitors sold well.
I have been drinking this for years as after doing about in science i really realised just how benificial it is for you. How Lucozade sport and other isotonic drinks work is they actually replace important electrolytes, salts and sugars that are lost while participating in sports. The drink can be purchased in either singles on there own or you can get multi-pack's of four of them however the saving you make is generally fairly minuscule and not that worth it if you don't use them regularly.
The drink comes in a variety of flavors, varying between, orange, citrus, raspberry, tropical and cherry. Almost a flavor for anyone and I am happy to admit i like all of them, they're quite a sweet flavor almost like a strong cordial mix, making it easy to get down in those breaks at a sporting event.
Not on offer regularly
Lets get one thing stright, if your an endurance athelete, all these type of suger based 'ose' (fructose, glucose) drinks are sugar right so they only provide amounts of energy up to a certain level. for the truly demanding stuff you need a complex carbohydrate based drink, like maize.
That said, if you are going to buy an energy drink, Lucozade is one of the better ones. It has a great taste, Tropical and rapsberry especially..they do it in lite, (sugar free) version, wich I havent used yet. And they are pretty chap. You can normally pick up a four pack at sainsburys for around £3.40, at their most expensive, the other week they were doing a 2 for 1 deal and im sure they are all over. If you buy them singularly in a shop you could be looking at £1.10.
For these type of drinks, lucozade have the market cornered, they appear to have good sports science links, so you hope this drink is effective. And id say between this and water it proably does help to keep you going a bit longer.
The sugars and electrolytes replace badly needed fluids, there is hardly any sodium, so salts are not going to be replaced, obviously if they were in this drink youd taste it !
The bottle is a good grab easy design, and the cap is your typical cycling, bite and suck type, but I find that the actual plastic base that this cap is on comes off to eaily and more than once I have found that I couldent be bothered to fiddle around with it and so it ended up on the floor.
Playing sunday football is no easy task, especially after a hard night on the drink. I swear by this product even when it costs me an arm and a leg.
Comes in a tall squeezable plastic bottle, with an easy grip shape to it. The bottle top is a shut off cap easy to place down when you have finished, preventing you from spilling the expensive product. The bottle is very hardy and versatile.
Really nice refreshing taste, i would describe it somwhere in the between of Sunny D (California) and Squash.
Yeah the price coming in from around £1.85 for 500ml the product is a bit on the expensive side, however if you multibuy a pack of 12 will cut the price per bottle down to around £1
Does it help your performance? Well containing quite a substansial amount of caffeine the product does aid your stamina, the product would be most suitable for endurance type sports. I can confirm this product definitley does not help for the hangover. It does however help the mentality, if you are of the attitude ive just had some lucozade sport i can do more.
I hands down love this product, taste, appearance the whole package. Due to the versatile nature of the bottles shape it is easy to take anywhere i have read cyclistls swear by this.
Hpoe you find this helful, thanks for reading.
Now Lucozade's a strange one I find. Its the kind of drink that I would hardly ever walk into a shop in the middle of the day and purchase, and on the rare occasions that I have I have found the taste rather sickly to be brutally honest. However, whenever I do any exercise or sports (which is fairly frequently) and I step out of the gym or the football pitch, the first drink I'll always buy is Lucozade Sport, and it always goes down an absolute treat. Now, this could be because Lucozade is present in almost every vending machine in every sporting facility across the country and so easily accessible, or I could just be heavily influenced by the advertising associated with the product, or it could also be because it really does what it says on the tin - it is the perfect drink for sports.
Lucozade contains electolytes and carbohydrate fluid to help rehydrate the body, which is especially important for high endurance activities such as running or football. It is also much easier to drink after activity than other soft drinks (carbonated drinks being particularly inappropriate in this area), and while other competitors are starting to enter this market, it remains the best known product. Some words of warning though - it also contains a lot of sugar and sweetener - so even if you are doing a lot of exercise try and mix it up a bit by alternating lucozade with water (still the best hydrator on this planet despite its lack of taste!). It'll be good for the old wallet too!
I'm a bit of an old cynic and am generally distrustful of dubious claims about any product, preferring to make up my own mind.
For that to happen though, you have to buy some. On this particular occasion, we had bought half a dozen bottles of this stuff when it was on a particularly good price at our local Home Bargains store.
Neither of us had tasted it before but it was less than 40p as I recall and it was the larger 750ml size bottle,. On the face of it - a bargain - and I do love a bargain.
Once in the car, we decided to try it and opened a bottle each. Aha! First mistake - the bottle is too big to fit in the holders in the car. I took the blame for that.
We took a big old swig of the stuff and were hugely underwhelmed. It tasted to us like diluted Orange Squash.
Lucozade is clearly a popular drink and has been for some time, but it seems that the makers, in seeking to nab some of the lucrative "Sports, Energy" market have tarnished their reputation with this product. I don't see that it can be of any special assistance in boosting your energy levels when you consider the fact that it's mostly water with a lot of artificial ingredients added. In fact, so long is the list of chemicals, that it has kind of put me off any kind of drink such as this - and i have got by before now without ever needing the word ISotonic, which I have grown to hate. I think I shall now start bottling tap water which doesn't taste too bad in our area and taking this with me when I go out.
Anyway, for both of us this drink is seriously over-rated. It was kind of OK as a drinking experience but I certainly didn't find it to be a premium drink and neither of us felt particularly energised after drinking it.
I use to religously take a bottle of Locozade sport when i went to the gym and it does give you that extra burst of energy! I use to drink about a third of the bottle on the way to the gym (but try and go to the toilet before you start exercise as there is nothing worse then needing a wee whilst on the running machine!)
I wouldn't recommend buying from a vending machine at the gym as they charge rediculous prices for them! Get a multipack from your local supermarket as you get much better value for money!
It comes in a plastic bottle with a plastic cap which you take off and then you pull the white top up with your teeth and suck the bottle to get the drink out, it is very easy to use whilst running so you don't have to keep stoping to unscrew the top of the bottle!! I normally finish the bottle of while I'm working out but have been advised that you should always leave a little bit for when you have finished and cooled down.
The bottles are quite useful to re-use after if you are a fan of recycling.
Definately think its the best sports drink around and the ease of use to get a drink out of the bottle makes it a great way to keep hydrated whilst exercising.