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Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Milk

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      07.05.2011 19:49
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      A nice milkshake, but it is an expensive way to drink milk.

      According to the label this isn't technically a "Milkshake", it is "Flavoured Milk", however for this review I am going to call it a milkshake as to me that is what it is. It is from Sainsburys and this is the Strawberry flavoured milkshake from there own brand range.

      --- The Bottle ---
      The 1l bottle of Strawberry milkshake comes in a clear plastic bottle that is 25cm x 7cm x 7cm in size. It has a red screw cap on the top that seals the milkshake really well, but is very simple to get off. The bottle has a large pink label around the middle of the bottle that has a picture of a strawberry on it and contains all of the vital product information.

      --- The Milkshake ---
      The Strawberry milkshake is a light pink colour, which is some-way off the red that I would associate with strawberries though. The colour is quite nice and it is about the same as I would expect from any strawberry milkshake. It has a consistency that is a bit more viscous than milk, but is still easily pourable and drinkable.

      It has quite a nice sweet smell that smells mostly like milk, but there is also a noticeable smell of strawberries in it. This gives the drink a nice aroma when poured into a glass. The milkshake has a lovely taste which is both sweet and milky at the same time. There is a noticeable flavour to it, which I can associate with the strawberries, but it also tastes slightly like milk too. The taste is very nice and I find that this milkshake is very drinkable any time of the day.

      --- Healthiness ---
      Sadly this is not the healthiest of drinks, despite the goodness that milk contains. Per 200ml serving, it contains 139 calories, 3.4g of fat, 0.24g of salt and 19.4g of sugar! The huge amount of sugar in this drink is quite worrying as if you drink the whole bottle through-out a day, that will be nearly 100g of sugar that you have consumed just from this alone!

      Looking at the ingredients, they all seem to be quite good, apart from the colourings and stabilisers. It is made up of 94% semi skimmed milk, with the other 6% made up of sugar, skimmed milk powder and concentrated strawberry juice.

      --- The Verdict ---
      I'm a great fan of milkshakes and this one I like a lot as it has a nice flavour, a nice smell and is very drinkable. Per 1l bottle from Sainsburys, it will cost you £1.22, however they are usually on 2 for £2. This works out a lot more expensive than buying powdered milkshake and milk, however if you just want one bottle occasionally then it's not too bad. I think next time I will buy the Nesquik powdered milkshake as it will be a lot more cost effective.

      I am going to only give this 3/5 as for milk it works out quite expensive and it has a lot of sugar in it, which is worrying to anyone who drinks a lot of it.

      Thanks for reading.

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      18.03.2010 05:28
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      A must try, but hide it from the kids folks lol!

      I adore drinking full fat milk...much to my mates disgust who I am staying with at the moment lol! However I'm addicted to it at the moment but getting through gallons so when my mate was in Sainsburys grabbing us a few things and spotted this reduced to 10p a bottle opposed to it's usual price of £1.39 she decided to get it for me to try.

      Me though I was horrified! Years ago, and when I was kid I got worms. The treatment for it was a medication called Pripsin and that was like a strawberry flavoured but thin milkshake. I won't drink milkshake even now at the age of 35 and cant bear anything that resembles it in the looks stakes and this, well it does a bit lol. However my poor mate was a bit mortified by that story and assured me it was yummy and like a smoothie more than a milkshake so I decided (a bit scared) to accept her handing me a glass!.

      The Packaging:

      1 litre see-through plastic ob-longish bottle that has a red plastic screw on/off cap/lid to the top of it. Around the bottle there is a light pink label and on that I'm told on there that it is Sainsbury's Fruity Strawberry Flavoured Milk 'Made With Real Strawberry Extract' and there is picture on there of a strawberry, there is an at a glance nutritional chart as well as the best before date being clearly stamped on and size being stated (which I have listed already). Other information given on the bottle includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart shown, I'm told that it is suitable for Vegetarians and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. Nice enough bottle this is and of course it is informative enough!

      The Drink Itself:

      Light pink and natural milky looking really rather than looking a fake pink, glossy colour it has a light aroma of strawberries to it when you open it and of course is a smooth drink and of nice consistency and easy to pour.

      The drink itself is rather delicious. This has a slightly sweet taste of natural strawberries to it though you can still sort of taste the whole milk to it as well. Not at all greasy or too sweet I love the delicate but natural flavouring of this loads and found this very easy to drink indeed!

      This to me is a grown up strawberry flavoured milk. It's not fake in any way at all and simply is incredibly tasty!

      Nutritional Information Per 250ml Glass:

      Calories: 231
      Fat: 8.8g
      Saturated Fat: 5.5g
      Salt: 0.05g
      Total Sugars: 27.3g

      Only available in and exclusive to Sainsbury's stores and other flavours within this range are available too!

      Only available in Sainsbury's stores.

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      31.01.2010 23:52
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      Delish Strawberry Milkshake That's Not Too Thick And Not Too Thin

      I don't know if this is new but I haven't seen it before in Sainsburys, it's funny because I thought I'd tried all the supermarket milkshakes and this is proper nice so I can't believe I've missed it!

      The milkshake is thin and that makes it a refreshing drink, I reckon it would be wicked in the hot weather because when you drink it straight out of the fridge it's got a smooth cool taste.

      The flavour is yummy, it hasn't got a madly strong taste but the strawberry tastes natural. It's sweet but still has got the taste of fresh strawberries as well as tasting a bit like sweets as well..... and that's what all good strawberry milkshake should taste like! lol

      I think this is a delish drink, the flavour is just right and so is the texture of it. Drinking it is cool and even though it's thin it's got a lovely creamy feel, it's loads richer than drinking plain milk even though it's not much thicker than that.

      For me it's perfect milkshake because them thick gluggy ones make me feel sick, this one is mega refreshing but feels like a drink and not a meal! lol I didn't see any other flavours but I reckon the texture would be perfect for banana flavour because of the velvet feel as you drink it.

      I think the fruity strawberry taste is yummy and like that it's not overdone, it's sweet but not too much and I reckon I'll deffo be buying loads more of this milkshake because it's like it's been made to suit my tastebuds!!!

      The bottle I've just finished was only about 80p, I prefer the cheap milkshakes to the expensive ones because they've always got a mega strong flavour thats too much for me. This one's yummy..... and the mad thing is I don't usually like strawberry milkshake that much but think this is a wickedly moorish one.

      Recommended!!!

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      18.01.2010 23:45
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      Yummy but only every so often

      I love milk which admittedly is unusual for someone of my age and people tend to find it odd when they offer tea and coffee and I say no thanks, have you got any milk? Not only do I like milk it its plain form but I also love it flavoured whether this be in traditional milkshake form, like the ones done at McDonalds, or whether the flavoured stuff that comes in a bottle from the supermarket.

      This comes in a 1 litre bottle. There are three flavours available, namely banana, chocolate, and the one I have, strawberry. They cost £1.19 usually but are currently on an offer for 2 for £2. The bottle is see-through with a bright red top with a protective seal inside. The liquid is a very soft pink. There is a picture of a bright red strawberry on the front of the bottle to indicate the flavour and to match that there is a bright red nutritional chart which tells us that in just 250ml there is 231 calories which means one glass contains the same as an average chocolate bar.

      The smell is great, very fruity and sweet. The first thing that strikes me is how thick the liquid is. It's nothing like drinking a Yazoo or Nestlé. I think this is probably due to how creamy this is which makes it taste really luxurious. Whilst it does taste of strawberries, it tastes like the ones you get that are very deep and red and very naturally sweet with none of the zing that you can get if the strawberries aren't one hundred percent ripe. This is something I like but some people prefer something a bit sharper. This is a very enjoyable drink but its richness sometimes means that it is not thirst quenching in the way plain milk is and thus I really just drink this for the taste rather than to make me feel better after I have that dry mouth feeling that sends you straight to the fridge. Also the calorie content of this means that were you to drink this to quench your thirst you would take up a very large amount of your daily calorie allowance.

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