“ Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Soft Drinks „
I don't do a lot of shopping in Sainsbury's but the other week I was in there and I needed some soft drinks, lemonade, really, and I decided to buy a bottle of Sainsbury's own brand. Not having tried this before, I was unsure as to how it would taste but as it was only 46p for a litre sized bottle, I decided I didn't have a lot to lose if it was awful. I really needed it as a mixer drink and as it was a lot lower in price than the likes of Seven Up, I bought a bottle.
The packaging is plain and simple and the fizzy pop comes in a clear plastic bottle with a bright blue screw top lid. The first time I opened the bottle the lid was so tight I had to ask my husband to help me. The noise coming out of the bottle as he slowly turned the top around made me stand back. Then lots of fizzy little bubbles started to escape where he'd slackened the top off and the drink quickly started o fizz out and run all the way down and outside of the bottle.
Bit by bit we managed to get the top off without losing too much lemonade and then I attempted to pour out a glass to see what it tasted like. It was so incredibly carbonated I cannot even begin to explain how much fizz this drink has. It seemed to be all fizz and no pop, if you know what I mean.
It smelled strongly of lemons, which I was pleased about and when I tasted it for the first time, it was quite pleasant but I couldn't get past the bubbles, which seemed to go everywhere. I found it better to pour out a glass of this drink and then let it sand in the glass for a little while until some of the fizz had settled. Drinking this straight from the glass as soon as it's been freshly poured from the bottle will only give you a bad case of wind, or at the very least, hiccups.
The drink is quite sweet and sugary too, so it's probably really bad for your teeth and to be honest I think I wished I had bought the diet version of this drink. If I drink a whole glass of this I am left with a strange taste in my mouth and a feeling that I need a nice cup of tea to get rid of my thirst, which I can only attribute to the amount of sugar this drink contains.
Overall, it's not a fizzy drink I'd buy again as it was just too carbonated and sugary for me, but it did taste lemony and would make a good mixer drink rather than a drink just to have on its own.
I am a big sainsburys shopper and where I can I will happily buy their brand of items where they are cheaper and I don't think I am scrimping too much on quality. One of the products I am happy to do this with is Sainsburys lemonade, as for 1 litre bottle it is only 45p so it is cheaper than Schweppes or 7up (which to me taste the same anyway!) but is not the cheap, crappy range like Sainsburys basics.
The lemonade comes in a clear bottle with a blue lid and blue label which makes it look good quality. Opening the bottle a strong fizzy sound emanates and it smells very distinctly of lemonade. Pouring it into a glass, this lemonade is extremely carbonated and I have to pour out a bit, then it bubbles to the top of the glass which I wait a couple of seconds to go back down, and then I can pour the remainder out. This to me is always a definite sign of a cheap fizzy drink which will probably rot my teeth away but in moderation I don't mind this too much.
This Sainsburys lemonade is a nice version, and for me the compromise in price really is not reflected in the taste. It tastes just as lemony and flavoursome as a more expensive brand but just cheaper! I'm quite weird I like to mix lemonade sometimes with Ribena and this is really compatible as the lemon flavour is not too overpowering so as to make the mixture - bleurgh but they compliment each other for a nice fizzy ribena drink! (Not to be confused with the awful carbonated version of Ribena I tried once which was AWFUL.)
As a mixer with alcohol this also goes well, and I enjoyed it recently with my sister who received some vanilla smirnoff for Christmas and we wanted to test it out. A bottle of this doesn't really last long in our household but we have had it in the fridge for 24 hours + once opened and it didn't go flat which is a really good sign in my books! I do usually notice that cheap carbonated drinks go flat at the speed of lightening once opened but with this it is not the case.
Overall, I don't think I can fault this lemonade at all! Sure, its fizzy so bad for my teeth due to the high sugar content but as a cheap alternative to leading lemonades on the market for me it tastes just as good at a fraction of the price. Therefore I definitely recommend it :)
We hardly ever shop in Sainsburys but the other day after visiting Marks family we called into one on the way home as we needed a couple of things, while we were in there we picked up a bottle of their own brand sugar free lemonade. We don't drink that much lemonade but occasionally we do buy a bottle.
Sainsburys diet lemonade is sold in the usual clear plastic bottle with a screw top lid that is typical for this type of product. The bottle has a plastic silver label around the middle which has Diet Lemonade by Sainsburys written across it, the front of the label also gives the GDA's which are given per 250ml. The label also informs the customer that the flavourings have been made from natural sources.
The back of the label gives the ingredients, more detailed nutritional information and a little bit about the drink, this is all clear and easy to read for those who wish to.
Price and Availability
Well obviously this in only available in Sainsburys and is currently selling for 65p for a 2 litre bottle, its also sold in a 1 litre bottle which costs 45p, It is also sold in a non diet version too.
I have tried many own brand cheaper lemonades and generally the actual lemon taste is either missing or very un natural. When I removed the lid from the Sainsburys lemonade and gave it a quick sniff I was very pleased to find that there was actually a nice lemony smell coming from the bottle which smelt reasonably real.
I poured a glass of lemonade and tried it. Sainsburys lemonade is nice and fizzy and has a lovely sweet lemon flavour, not in the same league as Schweppes lemonade but very good for an own brand product, I found it very refreshing. It isn't watery and doesn't leave a nasty taste in my mouth either.
All in all for an own brand sugar free lemonade this is very good and one I would recommend. It makes a lovely long fizzy refreshing drink either on its own or mixed half and half with orange juice, it also makes a nice mixer and goes very well with vodka.
If lemonade is your thing either as a soft or alcoholic drink I would certainly recommend trying this one, its a good price, has a nice lemony flavour and is low on calories, just 3 for a single serving, making ideal for those trying to shed a few pounds or on a sugar free diet.
Something I find with lemonade is that I don't always feel the need to buy the larger brands (e.g. Schweppes, Sprite) as budget brands do often compare to these. Another reason for buying cheaper alternatives is that I am just not willing to pay in the region of £2.00 for a branded bottle when similarly good budget lemonades are available on the market. I have tried numerous brands of lemonade from an array of supermarkets, but none have ever stood out to me like Sainsburys own branded one.
This is stocked in most Sainsburys stores as well as online on their website. The price for a 2 litre bottle is only 65p which I think is a great bargain! There is also a smaller 1 litre bottle available for just 45p. The price of this is fantastic. When buying the 500ml bottles of branded lemonade you are paying in excess of £1.00 so this really is a fantastic saving for the amount you receive.
I will be reviewing the 2 litre bottle which is the bigger size. The packaging is a little different to displayed here, with it being a blue label with a large star printed on the front. The usual suspects are located on the bottle and overall it is pretty plain and simple, which is expected for a budget lemonade. To be honest when I picked it up, I wasn't expecting much from it, but it was worth a try. May I add that Sainsburys do a cheaper lemonade priced at under 20p, but this is the next one up in their line.
The taste of this lemonade is obviously the most important factor. It is the first budget lemonade which I have tasted and not actually realised it is a cheaper lemonade. It has a taste to rival the better lemonades as it has just the right amount of citrus and fizz. I have found that many cheaper lemonades don't have enough of a citrus taste but this is just lovely. I find it perfect on its own, but it can be used as a mixer and teamed with juices or alcoholic drinks. I definitely find that it tastes much better when chilled. For people who are spending more than this on their lemonade, I would strongly recommend trying this out as the taste is still really delicious and it saves you a fortune!
I am quite aware that fizzy pop is not the best when it comes to nutritional values, but I love to drink it as a treat. A serving of this stuff (250ml) comes out at 118 calories which is quite high, but makes a nice treat. Unfortunately, the sugar levels in this serving is almost 29g which works out at over 30% of the daily allowance for an adult. Because of this extremely high level, I try not to drink this very often. If interested, I would recommend trying Sainsbury's diet version of this lemonade as it is also very tasty and probably has a much better nutritional value!
Ingredients are as follows:
Carbonated Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Flavourings, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate; Preservative: Potassium Sorbate.
Overall, I am very pleased with this lemonade from Sainsburys. It tastes lovely and is very refreshing. I now purchase this frequently and would always choose it over the bigger brands, simply for the value for money it provides. I would strongly recommend this to others, and hope you try it out soon. Thanks for reading. :-)
I prefer drinks that are not too sugary and fizzy, but when I am looking for quite a large number of bottles of soft drinks for, say, a party or a large gathering, I do not want to spend a lot of money buying all the big and reputable brands. Having said that, I do not like buying cheap drinks that save me a lot of money but also taste absolutely horrible. Some supermarkets' own branded soft drinks can taste terrible, but I thought that I would give this Sainsburys' lemonade a try since I have always considered the Sainsburys brand to be better quality than some other supermarket brands.
The price of this is OK, at 60p for a 2 litre bottle. For a supermarket's own branded lemonade, this is not all that cheap, as most of them from other supermarkets cost less than 50p. However, for a lemonade in general, this is quite good value for money, since brands like Schweppes can charge you many times over that price for the same amount of lemonade (but then, it has to be said that those products are mainly better quality than this lemonade). It is a 2 litre bottle, which is economical since it is quite a large amount of lemonade contained inside one bottle so you do not have to buy too many bottles for quite a few drinks. Overall, I would say that it is a good price to pay for such a product.
The packaging is slightly different from the picture on the dooyoo page; they must have updated the design since then. It is still quite simplistic, though I would say that it looks a little aesthetically better than the design shown above this review. The cap is easy to screw off and the opening is not too large so that you can pour out the drinks into cups quite easily. All in all, I would say that it is pretty much like a typical bottle of lemonade.
The taste is actually quite good, considering the fact that this is a supermarket's own brand lemonade. I would say that it tastes almost as good as brands such as Sprite and 7Up, however, not as good as the premium lemonade brands, and it is nowhere near the standard of home made lemonade. However, you cannot expect too much since it is true that you get what you pay for. It is quite sweet, sweet enough at least, and the taste of lemon is obvious. However, I do find that it can leave a slightly unpleasant after taste in your mouth- but this is not too severe.
Its fizziness of this lemonade is just right; not so fizzy that you feel instantly bloated (though you do feel a little bit bloated after drinking quite a bit) nor so unfizzy that it tastes like it is flat. For a cheap carbonated drink, it is quite good quality.
This also comes in the 'diet' variety, at the same price of 60p. However, I do not like to buy diet varieties of soft drinks even though normal lemonade has lots of calories in it because they mostly taste terrible compared to the original, and they are not that much healthier for you anyway. If you are going to drink it, then why not drink the real thing, properly? But the fact that they do have the diet option may be useful for some people.
Overall, I think this is a good value lemonade that you can buy for a good (though not earth shatteringly cheap) price. The quality is quite good, but it has to be said that it is not quite so good as the quality of most branded lemonades. I would recommend this product, especially when you need drinks for large parties, with 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Such is my need to save money, I have had to sacrifice buying a 6 pack of tins of Coke when I go grocery shopping every week now. It's the only type of cola I will drink as the likes of cheaper brands or supermarket own brands just won't do.
Thankfully, when it comes to plain old lemonade I'm nowhere near as fussy. So when I was in the drinks aisle eyeing up bottles of Sprite and 7Up, I decided to plump for the cheaper option and picked myself up a bottle of this own brand lemonade.
You can buy this in 1 litre or 2 litre bottles, both of which are clear with a blue label and very plain writing. The blue plastic lid is screw top. It's very plain and ordinary - but really, who cares what a bottle of lemonade looks like! You can also buy this in tins.
The lemonade is clear and carbonated. When poured, it looks and taste fizzy. The lemon taste is tangy and refreshing. I do feel that it is slightly sweeter than the likes of Sprite but not unpleasantly so. I feared that being a cheaper option, it might leave an aftertaste or taste of artificial sweetener but I do not find this to be the case at all; it's just a nice, plain lemonade and there's nothing about the taste to dislike.
Once it started to go flat, I did find the lemonade rather syrupy but was quite content to drink it regardless and finish the bottle.
I buy this regularly now and it's a bargain - a 1l bottle costs 40p and a 2l bottle costs 52p. Compare that with a 2l bottle of Sprite which costs around £1.78! This makes it an ideal lemonade for mixing with alcohol, as who wants to spend too much on a mixer.
A very good product and if 52p is still too dear for you, there's always the Basics lemonade for a measley 20p.
I think that Lemonade is the perfect summer drink and so when I was recently shopping in Sainsbury's I decided to buy some. I bought this as it was a lot cheaper than other brands and at the moment I'm trying to save my money.
I thought that the taste was very nice and refreshing, it is obviously a "lemony" taste but does not taste too strong that it is like eating a lemon, nor is it so weak that it tastes almost like water with a hint of lemon.
This type is very fizzy which is nice and from my own experience, after opening for one day, as long as the cap has been put on very tightly, the fizziness is about half of what it was before and then after the second day, there is very little fizz. This is typical of all fizzy drinks, so I recommend that you drink it within two days.
Currently at Sainsbury's there are several different options available:
1. 2ltr bottle for £0.52 (£0.03 per 100ml)
2. 4 x 2ltr bottles for £1.89 (£0.02 per 100ml)
3. 1ltr bottle for £0.40 (£0.04 per 100ml)
Nutritional information per 250ml serving: 117 kcal
28.8g of sugar
Trace amounts of fat, saturates and salt
I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a cheap bottle of lemonade and who does not want to spend a lot for a famous brand such as Schweppes. I think that for the price it is great value for money. It would be ideal for any mixer/cocktail, so would be great for a party. From experience it mixes well with Pimms, vodka, Jack Daniels, Jagermesiter and wine. It can also be mixed with cordials such as orange or blackcurrant squash as well as fruit juice.
Lemonade has taken a back seat in my house of late as I have a powerful lust for lilt and to a lesser but still substantial degree coca cola. Poor lemonade has been feeling a bit ignored so for the sake of keeping our friendship alive I endeavered to pick up a bottle to go along with the pimms I'd just bought.
In days gone by it was always R whites that had pride of place in my fridge, but I couldn't find any in my haste to get the shopping done I just picked up sainsburys own lemonade on the basis that their stuff is generally pretty good.
I got it home and put it in the fridge to get cold, I don't want to be drinking warm lemonade (I'm not a barbarian for pity's sake, lol). After a few hours I got it out of it's chilly prison and poured a nice tall glass with ice cubes, I took a big sup and instantly could see the folly of my error. Always R whites no matter how many shops I have to go to get it, never Sainsburys own.
Despite the boast of containing "real fruit" on the bottle, on careful inspection it is revealed that the drink contains only 2% lemon juice, a token gesture to allow them to make the claim of real fruit. It shows as well, the lemonade tastes too artificial with an almost sherbetty taste which is most unpleasant. Also R whites is a little dry whilst sainsburys is not, for me this was a negative but it may be a plus for some. Also sainsburys was too sweet, again a negative for me possibly a plus for others.
In retrospect I'd have gone to another shop on the way home and got the real deal, as it was, the lemonade went fine in the Pimms as when you're half pished you no longer quibble so enthusiastically about the dryness of ones lemonade ; )
With the evenings getting a little warmer, I thought that I might throw caution to the wind and discard my jumper and bung a bottle of fizzy pop in the fridge so that I can have a nice cool, refreshing drink after a hard day at work.
I spotted this at 45p for a 2 litre bottle and decided to give it a go. In my experience, Sainsbury's own range of products are generally of a high standard and expected this to be no exception.
So, once I'd given it plenty of time to chill, I decided to open it up and officially begin summer. With a swift twist of the wrist, I paused for a second to savour the satisfying hiss that comes when you freshly open fizzy drink. Then I poured a glassful, well actually I poured more than a glassful as it frothed up over the rim of the glass and all over the worktop. Little did I know that as far as this lemonade was concerned, I would look back at this moment as a golden age of carbonated delight.
As far as the taste is concerned, this drink is sweet.
I'm happy to admit that I've got a sweet tooth, but this was very sweet indeed. I thought for a moment that my teeth might just fall out in protest if I took another sip but I did and they didn't (yet!).
Also, it doesn't really taste a lot like lemons and you are left with a rather nasty chemical aftertaste.
All in all, it was a little bit disappointing. I decided that the only way I would really enjoy this lemonade would be to add some fresh lemon, so next day I had my lemon slices ready to drop into the drink. Once again, a swift twist of the wrist and I paused for the hiss...... dum dee dum.... Ok...... no hiss, in fact no bubbles whatsoever. It was flat.
On that bombshell....
Carbonated Water, Glucose-fructose Syrup, Citric Acid, Flavouring, Sweeteners (Aspartame, Sodium Saccharin), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate)
Allergies Information :
Nutritional Information Per 250ml
Saturated Fat: Trace
Total Sugars: 28.8g
I'm sorry to say that given the lack of flavour and a tendency to go flat within 24 hours, I can't recommend this pop, so it gets one measly star.
Worryingly enough, there is an even cheaper Lemonade available in the Basics range.
I'm almost certain that morbid curiosity will get the better of me and I will give it a try next time around, so watch this space for a review. I'm sure there is a decent budget lemonade out there somewhere and it will be mine, oh yes..... It will be mine!
Thanks for reading.
What with it having been Christmas and the New Year celebrations recently I have been drinking a lot more fizzy pop and a few more glasses of alcohol than I normally would and when on a big shop in my local Sainsburys recently I stocked up on lots of coke, lemonade and other fizzy drinks in preparation for the festivities!
This lemonade is nothing amazing to look at provided in a 2 litre plastic bottle and with a blue paper label all around which shows all the usual information such as nutritional information, ingredients, serving suggestions etc and the bottle shows you which parts can be recycled which is always useful to me as I am just clueless when it comes to recycling and knowing what I should be throwing in the refuse and what I should be recycling.
The lemonade itself is clear in colour (as I would expect really) and when poured can be very fizzy and if you are not careful then it can pour over the glass and make a mess everywhere. The lemonade has a lovely tangy yet sweet taste to it and is full of bubbles which give a lovely fizz that really tickles my nose at times. There is a fairly strong, sugary taste to this drink and my teeth are left with a fairly thick coating after enjoying a glass of this. The taste of this is quite similar to that of Schweppes which is always great as this is available for just 44p per 2 litre bottle so the price is much more reasonable when compared to the branded product. The quality of this lemonade is quite good really and there is nothing to be faulted about the taste. This works very well with vodka as well as a mixer in lots of different drinks and it is very enjoyable on it's own as my children are all fans of anything fizzy and this one really is no exception.
Each 250ml serving of this lemonade contains 117 calories, 28.8g carbohydrate (28.8g of which sugars) and traces of fat, salt and fibre. So overall this drink is not too bad and is better than a glass of coca-cola which is what I usually have so at least I have cut back a little bit.
The lemonade is lovely and refreshing and I thoroughly enjoy a nice vodka and lemonade from time to time and this is always my mixer of choice now. If you are looking to save yourself some money on the housekeeping yet still enjoy the things that you like then I would definitely suggest this one to you. I usually buy this in a multipack of four as this saves me even more money which my husband is always pleased about come shopping day!
Comes in a plastic recyclable bottle, and costs 43p from your local Sainsbury's Store.
Its not the best but then its ok, does fizz when you open the bottle, and states on the bottle a refreshing carbonated drink, thats great to have as a mixer to any drinks especially when entertaining any guests.
It contains only natural flavours. It states on the back of the bottle that Sainsbury's have improved their lemonade thats why it is made with only natural flavours. o benzoate preservatives or sweetners. it is however sweetned with sugar.
The lemonade did fizz when opened, and did have a few bubbles rising to the surface when i poured a glass so thats always a good sign, it was as good as r whites but then for a fraction of the price, it was quite good nevertheless.
As i usually tend to use this as a mixer for alcohol i dont buy the really expensive lemonades, yes i know you can make your own, with lemons and a bit of sugar, but i only tend to do that in the summer months when having a barbecue outside, and you cant really do that now the colder weather has drawn in.
I liked the taste of this lemonade, it was just a little bit better than the basics range.
carbonated water, Sugar and Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator, and Natural Flavouring.
The bottle contains two litres.
It is suitable for vegatarians and vegans too.
Contains a trace of fat, Kcals 117, per 250 ml serving.
I liked this lemonade.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews x
Whilst hubby & I usually drink coffee, tea & bottled water I'm always on the lookout for drinks that my daughters would like apart from fresh juices. To be honest I usually opt for Tesco's Value diet lemonade which is only 19p a bottle as we're all quite happy with that. Yesterday hubby cam home with some non-diet lemonade from Sainsbury's for a change.
The 2 litre bottle cost 43p & looks exactly as shown in the picture in a clear plastic bottle with the deep blue screw on/off cap. I found the cap a little difficult to undo but it kept the lemonade nice & fizzy - at first...
To be fair we're all used to diet lemonade so on first tasting this it seems really sweet & sugary - looking at the nutritional values (clearly stated on the label) it's telling me there's 28.8g of sugars per 250ml - no wonder it tasted sweet! The other information tells me that there are 117 calories per 250ml which is too high for my liking I'm afraid.
The product is suitable for vegetarians & vegans & claims to be a 'light refreshing carbohydrate drink' - I think I'd describe this as a 'sugary, sweet, heavy drink'. Although there IS a taste of lemonade it doesn't seem to last long before the sugar takes over.
As far as ingredients are concerned - carbonated water, sodium citrate. potassium sorbate & sugars etc don't inspire me to buy any more of this lemonade. I know my regular Tesco one isn't healthy by any means but I prefer not to have so much sweetness in my mouth.
I also found that, once opened, the lemonade seemed to go flat much quicker than other brands.
- at 43p it's fairly cheap if you're going to drink it straightaway as it goes flat.
- nice initial taste of lemonade but this wears off quickly.
- very sweet & seems to leave an aftertaste in my mouth.
- higher sugar & calorie content compared to some.
- nice enough bottle - shame about the taste.
When it comes to pop I'm a complete ganet! I adore the stuff and often am found slurping something fizzy!
I usually drink only coke but even I, after drinking through 8 litres of the stuff a week can get bored from time to time so last time I was in Sainsbury's I decided to invest in a bottle of this for a change.
2 litre see though bottle with a dark blue plastic twist on/off cap to the top of it. Round the middle of the bottle there is a light blue and dark blue wide sticky label on there and on that in white and bright yellow writing I'm told it's Sainsbury's Lemonade 'A refreshing carbohydrate drink' and then there is a nutritional pye chart on there too. On the back of the bottle I'm told a bit about the product, a full nutritional rundown is given, ingredients and safety advice is listed, I'm told where to find the best before date and how to store it. I'm then told it is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, size is stated and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough bottle to be fair to it.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle....
Carbonated Lemon Flavour Drink.
At Sainsbury's we care about quality and that's why we have improved our soft drinks. They are now made using only natural colours and flavours. We don't use Benozate preservatives or Aspartame sweetener - this product is sweetened only with sugar.
In appearance it's clear and slightly fizzy... though not overly so. You can really detect zingy lemons in the smell of it.
Taste wise it's ok providing you like drinks that go flat once poured fairly quickly (I know people who do lol) and once the drink has been opened even if you make sure the lid is closed tight this pop does go flat after a day or so.
It's very sweet but sugary sweet. Remember this isn't 'diet' so it actually does taste of lemons and sugar. It's quite zingy and when you first sip it, it is very fresh and tangy and of course your mouth gets used to that but for me it becomes like a sugar water more than anything then and after a few mouthfuls due to the sugar content I do find this quite syrupy and not fizzy enough for my requirements.
At 43p a bottle it does taste like lemonade to me quite a bit. It's not too sour and doesn't lack flavour and blindfolded you'd at least know what flavour pop you were drinking. Worth a go, providing you like sweet drinks of course lol.
Carbonated Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates; Preservative: Potassium Sorbate; Natural Flavourings.
Nutritional Information Per 250ml....
Saturated Fat: Trace
Total Sugars: 28.8g
Only available in Sainsbury's stores.