“ Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Energy Drink „
There are lots of isotonic drinks out nowadays for rehydrating yourself after doing sport or working out but I like to have them just for giving me a little energy boost during the day, especially if I am out gardening and it is hot, drinking isotonic seems to give me a little boost to carry on. I buy Sainsbury's Isotonic Sports Drink (Orange) as I like the taste, it is like diluted orange juice so isn't fizzy like lucozade or the other energy drinks you can buy. The bottle is plastic with a pull up top that you can drink from. I like these as you can push the top back once you've had a drink so not to spill it over and it keeps anything from getting in the bottle. The isotonic bottle is 500ml and costs 45p you can buy packs of four if you like to stock up and there are 138 calories in each bottle. These are handy to take out with you if your going for a walk as I sometimes do and can be taken on trips out if to give you a boost when your out walking. I'm not heavily into sports but the orange isotonic drink is a favorite of mine. It's cheaper than most other brands and has vitamin B in it as well as sweeteners, so it gives you energy and helps rehydrate you. Once you have had a drink you can feel it working within minutes as you feel more alert and ready to carry on with what you were doing before you starte to get tired. If your looking for a good energy drink thats not too expensive then this is a good option.
I have my days when I feel like I have no energy and I recently discovered Lucozade Sport drinks which are around 90p in my local store. I spotted this Sainsbury's Isotonic Sports Drink on the shelf near the Lucozade and decided to pick one up to give it a try. The bottle is a clear plastic bottle with a pull up lid. You need to squeeze the bottle to get a nice blast of the orange flavoured drink. This is a still, orange, drink with added sugar, sweeteners and B Vitamins. As soon as I try the first mouthful I get a lovely, sweet, sugary taste. This drink is quite thirst quenching but after around half a bottle I found that it sits a little heavy in my tummy and I don't want to drink anymore so switch back to water. I took the second half of my bottle with me when walking to my fiance's and I found that I did have a little increased energy and I'm not sure whether this was the effects of the drink or just psychological! Whatever it was it did seem to work and for 45p per 500ml I was quite pleased. The drink was pretty nice, if a little sickly, and the price was very reasonable. I would not say that this was as nice as Lucozade Sport but it seemed to work just as well and on the days when I need a pick-me-up I will no doubt pick this up again. There are 138 calories & 20.6g of sugar per drink so this should be enjoyed in moderation to avoid sugar related illnesses and too much rotting of the teeth! There is no fat and only a trace of salt so this is good. I am going to rate this 4/5. It was a pretty nice drink and one that I felt made a difference to my energy levels. This makes it worth while in my book and I would definitely recommend it.
I'm not one bit sporty so what would make me think of buying a 'Sports Drink' I hear you ask?! Well I suffer with dehydration problems and therefore get really thirsty very often and I have a Vitamin B deficiency and these drinks are meant to help with both (according to my Dr!) so I drink them regularly and although I don't run around or totally exert myself I do have a busy life on foot (no car) so I feel happy to think of myself somewhat sporty and that I need these drinks lol. The Packaging.... 300ml rippled see-through plastic bottle with a white pull up/down sucker to the top of it to drink out on the go as it were! Around the middle of the bottle there is a black label and on that in orange and black writing I'm told it is Sainsbury's Isotonic Sports Drink which is Orange Flavour and is a 'Still isotonic drink with sugars & sweetener & added B Vitamins'. There is also an at a glance nutritional pye chart on the front as well. The best before date is clearly stamped on in black ink on the actual bottle and around the back of the label I'm again told what it is, nutritional information and ingredients are listed, I'm given information on how to store the product, contact details for Sainsbury's are given, the size is stated and there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough bottle, easy enough to drink out of (with no leaks) and doesn't look like it only cost 34p (for 500ml!) either. The Drink.... Well as I am told on the bottle this is a still orange flavoured drink so it's orange in colour and contains no bits of anything at all. No bubbles it's like a juice to look at. Although of course wet it has 'body' and is incredibly flavoursome. The taste is really orangy not zesty but tangy and distinctive and quite naturally sweetened with sugar rather than horrid sweeteners. The drink is quite salty because it's meant to re-hydrate the body by replenishing what you lose from playing sport or working out so really instead of being a pleasant drink it is meant to actually do something for you. So although it tastes ok it isn't a gorgeous orangy drink so to speak. However at re-hydrating this is truly great. After a few sips of this I immediately feel more perky and woken up and a bit more energetic but the most important thing to me is this really does get rid of my thirst instantly. If your looking for a nice refreshing drink then I wouldn't recommend this to you. If you want a drink to perk you up, get rid of thirst and has added vitamins to help with tiredness etc this is really great and exceptional value for money! Only available in Sainsbury's and I've only ever seen this flavour option available. Nutritional Information... Per Bottle... Calories: 138 Fat: Nil Saturated Fat: Nil Salt: Trace Total Sugars: 20.6g Niacin: 30g Vitamin B6: Trace Vitamin B12: Trace Panthothenic Acid: 0.10g