A few days ago whilst walking my dog I decided to pop into a corner shop and buy myself a drink. As I only drink sugar free fizzy drinks I was presented the repetitive choices of Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke. Under normal circumstances I would have picked up a bottle of Pepsi Max, my usual choice. On this occasion though I decided to go for this Bounty drink instead. I had never seen this before and Bounty is my absolute favourite chocolate bar, I was very intrigued by a Bounty drink! I ignored my rule of low calorie drinks only and bought a 350ml bottle which cost around £1.10 if I remember correctly. I can only assume the packaging has changed slightly at some point as the bottle this comes in looks slightly different from the one shown on dooyoo. The plastic bottle is now taller and thinner and has a red and black flip top lid. The plastic sleeve still shows the same pictures found on a Bounty bar though with those blue skies, white sand and beautiful palm trees creating the background for 'Bounty' written in large white font. And, of course, there's a few open coconuts displayed around the bottle too! The entire bottle is recyclable but the bottle, plastic sleeve and lid need to be recycled separately. The nutritional values are given on the bottle per 100ml which shows the drink to contain 73 calories which doesn't sound too bad. Then you work it out and realise that's 255.5 calories in the entire bottle along with 6g of saturated fat! And being only a 350ml bottle it's a drink that most would consume in one go. For roughly an extra fifteen calories you can have a twin Bounty bar. This drink is nice but I'd much rather have the actual chocolate personally! The drink is suitable for vegetarians. I have to admit I was a little excited about trying this although apprehensive that it would just be chocolate milk, something I really don't like. Thankfully this isn't the case! The drink is very creamy which was unexpected by how thin it is! (It does have the same consistency as milk). Whilst you can taste the chocolate flavour it isn't overwhelming, too rich or sickly, some might even find the chocolaty taste too weak but I find it perfect for my tastes. It's the coconut which is the main flavour to hit the taste buds. It's an exact copy of the coconut taste found in a Bounty bar. In fact the whole thing just tastes like a liquefied Bounty and the aftertaste left by this drink is the same aftertaste left by the actual bar. It's not really a filling drink like a milkshake nor it is particularly very refreshing like Pepsi but it is a beautiful tasting treat and offers something a little different in the drinks department. I have yet to see this in a supermarket but I've since found it a number of different independent corner shops with large drink sections priced between 99p and £1.25. If you like Bounty then you'll love this and I recommend trying it at least once. Probably best not to make this a regular drink though given the amount of calories and fat it contains!
I am a big fan of chocolate milk and of bounty bars, so when I spotted this bottle of bounty chocolate milk drink in my local shop I had to give it a go. The drink comes in a 388ml bottle which has bounty written up the side and looks very much like the wrapper on a bounty bar (it is slightly different looking than the one pictured, taller and more elongated) and is made by Mars. The chocolate milk contains milk (obviously) both skimmed and semi skimmed, coconut flavour, chocolate flavour, sugar and some E numbers (details can be found on the Mars website or on the back of the bottle). There are 96cals per 100mls (quite high, but it is so moreish) but it is less than 5% fat. Upon opening the twist lid there is a plastic seal on top of the bottle to keep it fresh, ripping that seal off releases a delicious wiff of coconut and chocolate, not unlike the smell of a bounty chocolate bar (which you would expect since it is a bounty chocolate drink). The colour of the chocolate milk is light brown, not as dark as other chocolate milk varieties, and it is not overly thick, closer to the thickness of normal milk as opposed to these thick chocolate milk and milkshakes you can get. The flavour of this chocolate milk is absolutely lovely and very much like a bounty chocolate bar. It is not too sweet and sickly that you sometimes find with other varietys of chocolate milk, a whole bottle of this milk is an ideal size, although I could drink more than one, but that might lead to chocolate milk overload. I haven't had this milk in a while, but the cost was about £1.50 per bottle as I recall, I would highly recommend trying this if you like bounty bars, you'll be glad you did.
I love milk but as a rule don't normally like it flavoured, preferring the naturalness of it when on it's own. On popping into our local garage shop to buy a magazine, I spotted this drink nestled in the fridge nearby to the magazine stand. Bounty flavoured milk? Mmm...that sounds interesting I thought. Being a fan of all things coconutty I opened the fridge to investigate further.. What caught my eye immediately was the bottle. It's a blue and white colour (the same as on the chocolate bar wrapper) with pictures of palm trees, a beach, the sunny sky and of course not forgetting coconuts. There is an image of a coconut cut into two with the words Real Coconut. This really looked liked something I would like, so took a bottle to the counter along with my magazine and decided I would try when I got home. On opening the screw top lid I was greeted with a real tropical aroma - you could certainly detect the coconut presence in this milk. On pouring into a glass the appearance of the milk is a pale, chocolatey brown and quite thin and watery in consistency which surprised me as I thought it would be thick (like Frijj for instance). The actual taste is just hard to put into words it's really that good! Obviously if you don't like coconut you are not going to like this but if you do your taste buds are certainly in for a treat. The thing I noticed first on tasting the drink was it's not overly sweet. It gives off a sweeter smell than it tastes which is good as I thought it may be marred by a sugary taste. As it's made using semi skimmed milk this needs to be kept in the refrigerator. I don't like drinks that are icy cold, so having taken it out of the cooling cabinet in the shop and walked the short distance to my home, I found that it was just the right temperature (still cool but not cold) for me to enjoy it. I really like this drink but it seems hard to track down anywhere. I'm sure lots of places do stock it but so far I have only seen it in my local garage. Another down side is the price. For a 388ml bottle it cost £1.59 so it will be more of a treat than a daily essential for me I think! A few bits of general information - Made with 5% real coconut *No artificial colours or sweeteners *Made with milk (no surprises as it's a flavoured milk!) *192 calories per every 200ml serving *Made by Mars - for more information contact www.drinkmars.com *Suitable for vegetarians My opinion~ This is a really nice milk drink that although appears to be on the thin side, it has a deliciously creamy texture. The coconut is subtle and not overpowering but enough to save this from being a plain run of the mill chocolate milk drink. I love it!