“ Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Water „
I really love sparkling flavoured water. It came to my attention a couple of years ago and since then I buy it every excuse I can. Each of the three major supermarkets do their own brand version of these (Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco) and in my extensive research I have tried every one of these and can safely say each supermarkets version is of comparible quality and roughly the same price. They all do different flavours though, so oen of the reasons I would try any of the supermarkets over each other is due to the specific flavour, or a special offer, or I was passing by. Quite often the supermakets do a special offer, buy three and save a few pence, this is great if you want to mix up the flavours for some variety.
Elderflower always struck me as a fairly old fashioned flavour, not one I had been familiar with in my younger years, but I had tried plenty of other sparkling water flavours and not found a single one I didnt like, so I excitedly bought this one to try. I now have to say I love the taste of Elderflower and it is by far my favorite taste.
The flavour is incredibly subtle and sweet, btu not too much in a sickly or over powering way. The bubbles compliment the level of flavour, they are not too strong and fizzy in a way that shocks you when you take the first sip, it is much more of a sparkling level as the name might suggest. I have tried this drink by itself and as a mixer when drinking vodka, and it works out well in both ways.
The only slight downside to this lovely drink (and I am only thinking of one as I am being very picky for the sake of a review is that it contains more sugar than some of the sugar free drinks you can buy. It doesn't contain tons, but still an amount!
I love this drink, it is ideal for all year round, but does down especially well at summer BBQs.
I do love spring water based drinks and really do try hard (particularly in this weather) to opt for a higher intake of fluids that are healthy and hydrating as I am incredibly prone to getting dehydrated (due to eating disorder I am trying hard at the moment to combat). So I always keep a few of the Sainsbury's offering of spring water drinks in the fridge and at 42p a litre (or usually on offer for any 3 bottles for a pound) they are economical and have some rather interesting flavours (in my opinion) to buy.
Last week I purchased this one to try as I hadn't tried it before cos I actually didn't fancy drinking anything with the word flower in the title to be totally honest with you lol.
Well as I have already said these come in a 1L size and are clear plastic bottle with silver screw on/off lids/caps to the top of them. On the front of this flavour there is a see-through plastic label across the middle of the bottle and on that there is a picture of an Elderflower and under that I'm told it is Sainsbury's Sparkling Spring Water Drink With A Hint Of Elderflower and has no added sugar in it and contains only natural flavours. On the back of the bottle I'm given a full nutritional breakdown, ingredients and how to store it advice is given, contact details for Sainsbury's are listed, I'm once again told the size of the bottle and told it is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice simple bottle and doesn't look cheap and nasty even for the tiny price it costs!
Clear and watery really lol. It has a slight flower smell to it with a hint of sweetness that actually although it smells pleasant doesn't smell like anything you'd actually want to drink lol.
It's slightly sparkling opposed to fizzy it's definitely at it's best served chilled and in my view with some ice (and it's not bad with Vodka and other shorts either lol).
Once poured it doesn't go flat as such even if you leave it sat out for a while which is great too!
Taste wise well it's ok. It does taste flowery and has no hint of anything else in it or any flavour I could compare it to to be completely honest with you. However the only negative point I have with this is that instead of letting it just be a simple flower based water, to me, it's simply too highly sweetened with sweeteners for my liking and leaves a horrible nasty taste once drank that actually makes me feel more thirsty than prior to drinking it!
Not my favourite sparkling water from Sainsbury's by a long shot! The Elderflower flavouring in itself it ok but the adding of too many sweeteners simply destroyed it for me personally!
Only available in Sainsbury's stores and usually found with other water drinks opposed to carbonated drinks!