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Schweppes is a very, very, old brand. According to its Wikipedia page, it's been around since 1783, when it was founded by Johann Jacob Schweppe in Geneva, Switzerland.
Given that it's been around for that long, it's a pretty damn trusted brand. It's *the* name in lemonade. I think it's fair to say that they know how to make the stuff.
This is their diet lemonade. Like most diet soft drinks, that means that it makes use of sweeteners rather than sugar - good for the diabetic or people just trying to cut back.
I personally prefer the diet stuff. This isn't because of some dieting thing. It's because it's slightly less sweet - and I personally don't like things to be too overpoweringly sweet or sugary. So it tastes less strongly than the full sugar version of this soft drink - though some may consider this more 'watery.'
As with all soft drinks, this will go flat once it's been open for quite a while. I usually then use my trick of topping up the glass with a smaller, fresher, bottle, to make it taste fizzier.
When fresh, this is, in fact, very fizzy stuff - which is great because I'm easily amused, and I like bubbles.
This lemonade can be used as a mixer for alcoholic drinks like vodka or Bacardi/generic white rum, or just drunk neat as a soft drink for the teetotaller or designated driver. This is also perfect for hot summer days, and tastes a lot nicer than the supermarket brand stuff that you always used to get at kids' birthday parties when you were young.
I absolutly love Lemonade and I have always bought cheaper lemonade untill recently. I was out shopping in Tesco and they had it on offer 2 for £1.50 I believe it was. So I thought I would try it. Its got a crisp refreshing lemon taste, more lemony than a lot of the cheaper lemonades I have previously bought. I bought it for a drink at home in the evening with a shot of vodka and a dash of lime. It worked really well it tasted great and it was so refreshing it didnt seem as though I was drinking any alcohol. And and even better bonus was the fact is that it is diet so I was hardly getting any calories while having a great tasting drink while enjoying with some friends. A friend of mine also had some raspberry flavoured vodka with her and she tried the Schweppes lemonade with her vodka, she loved it, her words were very fruity and refreshing. The only slight downside that I can find if I have to find one is that its slightly more expensive that your supermarket lemonade, but this is out weighed by the great taste.
I'm not usually a fan of diet fizzy drinks, but I do think that I have stumbled across one of the better ones with this Schweppes Diet Lemonade.
I grabbed this from my local news agents last weekend as we had a few friends coming around to our house, and although I had catered for the alcoholic drinks, I realised at the very last minute that I didn't have much drink in for the drivers. My usual choice would have been normal lemonade (i.e. full sugar lemonade), but as my local shop only had this diet one in store, it just had to do.
Being a local small shop, I did have to pay a premium for it as it cost me £1:49, which is a lot compared to what you can probably pick this up for in a supermarket.
Schweppes Diet lemonade comes in a standard looking 2 litre clear plastic (recyclable) bottle, which has a yellow plastic lid, and a large sparkly blue, silver and yellow label wrapped around it. On the label there are some fizzy looking yellow lemons, above which is the large Schweppes logo which clearly states that they have had the pleasure of mixing since 1783!
Upon opening the bottle, there is a loud fizzing noise, as would be expected, and as the fizzy liquid is poured into a glass the nice fresh smell of lemon hits the nostrils.
The taste is really good indeed, and to be perfectly honest, I really do not know if I would have known that this was diet lemonade if someone had just poured me a glass without me seeing the bottle. It has a great fizz to it, and the lemon flavour is zingy and refreshing.
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The downside to this diet lemonade from Schweppes, is that it contains sweeteners, including Aspartame, which is not going to be suitable for some people. Also it is quite an expensive brand of lemonade, and so will cost two to three times more than supermarket own brands.
However there are a lot of positives for me, which tend to cancel out the couple of negative points above. Firstly this is a diet drink that does taste very good indeed. It is fresh and zingy, and retains the fizz well, even down to the last few glasses in the bottle.
The big plus here though is in the nutritional figures, as a 100 ml serving of this drink will only contain 1.6 calories, 0.0 grams of sugar, 0.0 grams of fat, and 0.0 grams of saturates!
This makes for pleasant reading for anyone watching their weight and calories. Schweppes also state on the bottle that they put the juice from a whole lemon into each bottle, which probably helps to explain the zingy lemon flavour that the drink has.
Overall this is one of the best diet drinks that I have tasted to date. It does taste most refreshing when served cold, and so I tend to keep the bottle in the fridge, or alternatively add ice when serving. When used as a mixer with both orange cordial and with vodka, there is absolutely no way that I would be able to tell that it is a diet drink, which is a really good way of cutting down on the calories, without even realising it.
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==Schweppes Diet Lemonade==
Seeing how Summer is more or less here now I thought it time to ditch the splash of diet coke in my regular vodka for the lime and lemonade approach. I do really like this drink but will more often than not stick to having diet coke when out in pubs due not only to the fact you can't get diet lemonade easily and they also charge you for a splash of lemonade then an additional cost for the splash of lime.
So drinking at home means that I get a much cheaper and tastier drink when having the vodka lime and lemonade. I find that the Schweppes Diet Lemonade is by far worth paying out that little extra for because the taste is so much better than when you buy a non branded or other brand lemonade. The diet version is always the one I would pick up this not only due to the fact that I don't' want to waste any more calories on a drink than I have to and also because of the fact that after years of drinking the diet drink varieties I find I can instantly taste the difference when I get a "full sugar" version and I must say I don't like it one bit.
The 2 litre bottles of Schweppes Diet and Regular Lemonade were on offer in Morrison's last week so I decided to get a good amount and fill up my cupboards with it as I know it will all get drunk so I might as well get it whilst its cheap. You have to be careful when wanting the diet version of the drink because there is not a prominent different between the bottle appearance in my view. I have more often than not had to run back from the checkout after I have realised I have picked up the regular version instead of the diet. I think the colour of the labels should be a lot clearer than it is so that you don't even have to think about which one you want.
The design of the packaging on the whole is okay. Like I said the biggest draw back for me is the fact that diet and regular look too much alike but the overall design of the labelling does make the Schweppes brand stand out from the shelf far better than any of its competitors and at the same time you recognise it for the brand that it is and instantly know it to be of a good quality and standing as the company have been going a good number of years (since 1835 to be precise)
The Schweppes Diet Lemonade has a mere 4 calories in per 250 ml of the drink which is a few less than the Regular version of the Lemonade which has 46 calories in the same volume of the drink. Of course when you tot it up together with the large splash of Roses Lime cordial and the shot of vodka (home measures) you end up with a drink that is not exactly very "diet".
The taste however is second to none either drinking the lemonade on its own or like I prefer to do and mix it with the lime and vodka. Like most drinks this one is best served really ice cold and with a generous amount of big chunk ice. The bubbles are plentiful and the sparkly fizz that comes from the glass once a bit has been poured is almost enjoyable to watch. The fragrance from the drink is nothing too noticeable but you can certainly whiff the sweet citrus aroma which you would expect. The first few sips let those bubbles tingle your lips and the fizzy bits go up your nose and this is all part of that first sip experience. The zesty lemon flavour hits you as soon as the drink touches your taste buds and the flavour just keeps on going. The sweetness is still very much apparent in the diet version as opposed to the regular one which is why I find the regular drink far too sweet for my liking as this drink is definitely right on point as far as taste goes.
Not only does the drink look good in the bottle, in the glass and taste very good too but the refreshing feeling you get after drinking a cold glass on a warm day really hits the spot like no other drink would. The Schweppes brand, in my opinion, can really not be beaten and when a 2 litre bottle can be purchased as cheaply as £1 or less then there is not a worthwhile enough saving to choose any other brand.
I think this will always be my preferred Diet Lemonade of choice and for that reason along with all the others I have mentioned above it has got to be a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
For years I never drank lemonade, the only fizzy drink I drank was Diet Coke, however my fiancé is the opposite and only really drinks lemonade so when we moved in together just over a year ago we started to have lemonade in the house, it was always diet due to me being diabetic, we only ever have diet or no added sugar drinks. We would normally buy Tesco own make of lemonade, but one week our local Tesco had Schweppes Diet Lemonade on offer so we decided to give it a go, since then it is the only brand we ever buy, it is so much better than the cheaper versions and even I have started to drink it.
Schweppes Lemonade comes in the standard clear 2 litre plastic bottle, it has a plastic feeling label around the middle of the bottle which is blue in colour (the Diet Schweppes which we have has a lighter blue label compared to the regular Schweppes Lemonade) The label has a yellow band going diagonal across it with the word Schweppes written in black lettering across it. The word Lemonade is written in white letters across the bottom of the label, the Diet lemonade has the word Diet written in chunky lettering above this. On both bottles (diet and regular) the label starts off silver and goes to blue towards the bottom of the label, it has yellow bubbles in various places across the label. On the back of the label is various information about the product including the ingredients and nutritional value, there is also the royal crest on the side of the bottle and a small piece of information about Schweppes. All of the information is very easy to read.
This is a little bit hard to describe really other than saying it tastes of lemon!!!! Compared to other cheaper versions of diet lemonade I have tried in the past the lemon taste of Schweppes is very noticeable, some diet lemonades can taste quite bitter, with some I have tried there is no hint of lemon at all, but with Schweppes the lemon flavour is very strong. As mentioned we only have the diet version of Schweppes, personally I think this tastes much better than the regular non diet version, I cannot drink regular lemonade but have tried it in the past and find the regular Schweppes is far too sweet and sickly tasting, for me this overpowers the lemon flavour, however that is just what I am use to drinking, but generally I Schweppes lemonade does have a lovely lemon flavour which really stands out whether you drink it alone or as a mixer with something like Vodka. This lemonade also keeps its fizz very well, one bottle lasts us several days but we find that it is still fizzy 5 days or more so it keeps very well.
A Bit of History
In 1783 Jacob Schweppes was the first person to work out the process of making carbonated water, he founded Schweppes within the same year in Geneva and within 7 years it spread to England. It was in 1831 that fizzy Lemonade was created, this in turn lead to the success of other fizzy drinks.
Lemon Juice from Concentrate
Contains source of Phenylalanine
These are the ingredients for the Diet Schweppes Lemonade, there are only 1.6kals per 100ml, 0.01g of sodium and a trace of protein and fibre.
A 2 litre bottle of both Diet and Regular Schweppes Lemonade cost £1.05 however for several weeks it has been on offer for any 2 bottle for £1.50. The price of Schweppes lemonade is quite expensive compared to other brands however the quality of the product is much better therefore I am prepared to pay a bit extra.
Overall I would definitely recommend this lemonade, of course in the diet version but if you prefer regular then they do have a non diet lemonade, it is long lasting and the lemon flavour stands out compared to cheaper lemonades, I do not think we will go back to other makes as Schweppes is of a much better quality and has a much better taste.
For my Christmas Buffet I always have Lemonade as well as Coke and Diet Coke. My friends and family aren't label snobs, and I often just have the Supermarket own brand in the house. Weather it be because this is often on offer at Christmas time, or since I tend to spend a bit more on food and drinks then I always plump for this.
This was on offer at most Supermarkets a couple of weeks ago. Priced at £1, or 2 for £1.50, so it worked out at 75p a 2litre bottle. Still nearly double the 39p I normally pay for Lemonade, but it has to be said that this is nicer than the cheaper stuff.
This is in a clear bottle which has a wrap around label around the middle of it. The Schweppes branding is easy to see on the front and the colouring on here is yellows, blues and a blob of red.
Per 250ml this has 4 calories and 0g of fat, so alright to have calorie wise.
When opened this has a slight lemon-y scent to it. It is crystal clear and you can see plenty of little bubbles. This is quite a tasty Lemonade. On it's own it has a nice subtle Lemon taste to it, and it kinda tastes exensive and pure, I find that this isn't overly fizzy, and it also seems to lose it's fizz quite quickly as well.
It is a nice Juice, but if you haven't used the bottle up in 2 days, then I think this will be flat as a pancake.
I would pay the 75p for this if I was using it quickly, but not sure if it would be worth the £1.
I don't normally buy any other lemonade except R Whites but as I was on my way home the other day I realised that I had forgotten to get some. Threshers was the nearest place to buy some, so called in there. No R Whites, no ordinary Schweppes Lemonade, but they did have the Schweppes diet variety so paid £1.49 for it, which I know is a little over the odds for the 2 litre bottle in Tesco.
The bottle is much like any other throwaway plastic 2 litres bottle and it has a yellow screw on top and a clear plastic sleeve around it giving product information. According to the back of the label, I am supposed to use the contents to mix myself a Pimms and lemonade, but sadly, I gave up my Pimms at roughly the same time as I stopped the Sobranie Cocktail cigarettes and upsetting everyone on the bus with Disc Blue French smokes. (Anyone who remembers this era must certainly be in my age bracket. You had to be there to appreciate it!)
This lemonade contains aspartame and saccharin but it does not have that sickly cloying taste that most of these diet drinks have. Apparently there are just 4 calories in a 250ml serving.
When I first unscrewed the top there was certainly a lot of fizz in the bottle and even three days later it hadn't gone flat, so I was able to use most of it. I find that very cheap lemonades like the Tesco value diet ones lose their fizz over night, even if you have only drunk a small amount from the bottle and recapped it tightly.
I used the lemonade in vodka and it does go very well. I don't like my vodka drowned but I like enough lemonade in it to so that it doesn't make my eyes water, if you know what I mean. Taste wise, I didn't need to put much lemonade in.
I certainly would buy this again but I would go somewhere cheaper than Threshers to buy it. I haven't been a fan of diet lemonade before but this has restored my faith in it. Schweppes diet lemonade will be my mixer of choice from now on.
Walking to the checkout in my local Tesco last night I saw that 6 X 330ml cans of Schweppes Diet Lemonade was on offer with 12 cans for £3.00.
The can is a standard aluminium drinks can with a ringpull and the usual nutritional information and company information all over it.
As soon as I popped the ringpull the lemonade was fizzing all around the top and I smelt a slight smell of what I thought was surely lemon. Upon taking a mouthful of this I got lots of fizz in my mouth and not much actual liquid but this did change as I drank a few more mouthfuls from the can. The lemonade is lovely and fizzy and has quite an artificial sugary taste to it. It is quite fizzy all the way through and even drinking this over an hour or so does not make it go flat or impair the taste in any way. It does quench my thirst unlike some other fizzy soft drinks.
I have tried the full calorie Schweppes lemonade in the past and whilst this is not quite as nice it does come pretty close and with just 1.4 calories per 100ml it's fine to be enjoyed on a sunny evening with lots of ice (as I did last night).
This lemonade is tasty and refreshing and the can is the perfect serving size in a couple of small glasses of wine to make a tasty and refreshing spritzer without getting drunk.
I am going to rate this lemonade 4/5 as it's nice but it's just not as nice as the full calorie variety and it contains aspartame which some people try to avoid. This drink is full of lots of different sweeteners and I find that too much of this type of drink can give me a real upset stomach so I will be enjoying this in moderation.
When it comes to drinking lemonade I'm a bit of a stickler about it. I know what I like and that's Whites lemonade and really the only one I drink so when I went to buy my usual bottle and it wasn't in stock in my local Sainsbury's it left me with a bit of a dilemma! So I opted for this out of necessity and limited choice and was not to enthralled by having to purchase it!
2 Litre, plastic clear bottle with a yellow screw on/off lid to the top of it and a silver and white label around it's middle with a picture of a lemon slice on there. On the front I'm told it's Schweppes 'Pleasure of mixing since 1783' Diet Lemonade 'Made with real lemons' and there is a an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the bottle I'm told a bit about the other products in the Schwepps range, ingredients are listed and contact details are given for Schwepps as well as a full breakdown of nutritional values. Nice bottle and informative enough.....it is.
Th Drink Itself....
Clear and highly sparkling (though not overly fizzy or anything) this not only has a strong lemony aroma to it but it does taste of lemons too! Best served chilled and with no ice in my opinion as this already has a tendency to go flat rather quickly when poured out as it is and once opened even if it's refrigerated and stored well, after opening I find it really does go rather flat after a couple of days!
It is quite sweet due the saccharin added but that is ok when it is fresh though not so nice when the drink goes flat cos it's like drinking sweet and fake sugared water with little lemon flavouring to it.
All in All....
Not a bad lemonade and certainly not cheap or foul tasting or anything like that this is best used in my view as a mixer though perfectly ok to drink when it's 'fresh' on it's own. Not my favourite lemonade to be perfectly honest with you and you can taste that it's diet but it's simply.... ok!
Nutritional Information Per 250ml Serving....
Calories: 4 Kcal
Can be found in all good supermarkets etc and expect to pay around £1.29 a bottle and this is also available in full sugar version.
I have never really been a huge Lemonade fan - instead preferring to drink the Coke's and Pepsi's of this world. Like Coke, the taste of Lemonade can vary greatly depending on the manufacturer - I like the flavours of both 'R Whites' and 'Schweppes', but can't really stomach the Tesco Value variety as it's just to cheap and nasty to enjoy.
Costing 90p from Tesco for the two litre bottle (or currently '2 for £1.55'), Schweppes Diet Lemonade is described as being a "Low calorie lemon soft drink with sweeteners".
In terms of the ingredients, the product contains; Carbonated water, lemon juice from concentrate (2%), citric acid, flavourings, acidity regulator (E331), sweeteners (aspartame, sodium saccharin), preservative (E202), and antioxidant (ascorbic acid).
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Upon first opening the bottle, the lemonade is incredibly fizzy - too for my liking (with lemonade, I sometimes have to stir it a bit with a spoon until it settles down). The initial flavour of the drink is very pleasant - not too sweet, with a mild lemony taste. However, the aftertaste is of pure sweetener (the notorious aspartame, and sodium saccharin). As I mentioned in a previous review, when I drink Value Lemonade, it reminds me of sucking on a Canderel sweetener, and it's a bit like that with Schweppes Diet Lemonade (although not quite as bad). I know many people prefer the taste of diet drinks, but I just can't handle them!
Containing only 2 calories per 100ml (compared to the regular Schweppes Lemonade's 18), this drink is great for dieters, and for under a quid it's not bad value either - but for me, the sweetener taste is too off putting.
With a mixer, Schweppes Diet Lemonade would be fine - but I think i'll stick to the regular version.
Nutritional Info Per 100g
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Saturated Fat: 0g
Salt: 0g ... the stats speak for themselves!
I am not a fan of diet fizzy drinks, much preferring to drink the full sugar version or have a glass of water instead. I love Schweppes lemonade so when my daughter suggested I try their diet lemonade I wasn't sure, although finding it on special offer in Sainsbury's led me to pop a bottle in the trolley as if I didn't like it I knew my granddaughters' would always drink it.
I needn't have worried about that though as there is actually very little difference between this low calorie lemonade and it's more sugary counterpart. This diet version perhaps has a slightly more hollow flavour, but this is to be expected from a very low calorie drink such as this, but still manages to taste of very impressive lemonade indeed.
It's obviously not as sweet as lemonade which contains a bucketful of sugar, but the sweeteners do their job well and I was left with a bubbly and very tasty glass of lemonade. The fact that this lemonade contains just 3 calories is excellent news for those of us who are dieting, but surprisingly I think this really does have all the flavour of a full sugar drink.
It's just sour enough to remind me of the lemons, very refreshing and a small glass of this will quench my thirst much quicker than a glass of fruit juice or a sugary drink. I shall continue to buy this lemonade as I can drink it without worrying about the sugar widening my waistline and I also find it a delicious drink in its own right, the lack of sugar makes this almost as refreshing as a glass of water.
It usually costs around £1.39 for a 2 litre bottle, although Sainsbury's are currently selling it for £1 a bottle.
I first bought this lemonade when it was on a Buy one get one free offer and then ever since I haven't bought anything else.
I tend to drink more lemonade in the summer as I find it really refreshing - especially if it happens to be in the same glass as some lager!!!
This lemonade has a really nice lemon taste - I find with some lemonades it is almost as if you are drinking sugared water - but not with this - it is also a pleasant natural taste.
The other thing I really like about this lemonade and is one of the main reasons for re-buying it is that it keeps its fizz. I really hate having to throw half a bottle of lemonade away because I opened it two days ago and it has already gone flat!!. As long as there is at least half of the bottle left this lemonade will stay fizzy for about four days - though I suppose that also depends on how often you open the bottle, how often you forget to put the lid back on, how many times it get shaken (but perhaps that's just the madhouse I live in).
I know you pay a little bit more than the supermarket brand names but if I throw less of it away in the long run it will work out about the same or maybe even cheaper!!
I can remember when Schweppes lemonade was a very expensive lemonade and almost everyone drank Barrs lemonade instead because it was cheaper.
These days there is little to choose in between them price wise but Schweppes is a million times better tasting.
That said however I recently tried the diet Schweppes lemonade because I was determined to try to shed a few pounds but still wanted to enjoy my vodka and lemonades. The Schweppes diet lemonade is nothing short of disgusting.
I am not a lover of Barrs diet lemonade either and to be fair I am not a lover of any diet fizzy drinks but the diet lemonade from Schweppes was a step too far.
It had little or no lemon taste and instead just seemed to be extra fizzy, so much so that you got bubbles up your nose and terrible wind.
After the drink had gone down it left a horrendous after taste too one of great bitterness and it also leaves the back of the throat feeling very sticky and it is just not a pleasant drink at all.
I tried it on its own before writing this review to give it a fair chance away from being drunk with vodka but even ice cold on its own it is horrible.
Schweppes is by far the best lemonade but believe me you do not want to try the diet version!
In general I am not a fan of diet drinks, as I feel they often have a bit of a nasty aftertaste or do not resemble the original drink as much as they should. However I make an exception for Schweppes Diet Lemonade, which is great stuff.
It comes in a surprisingly stylish looking clear bottle with a yellow lid and a shiny/reflective silver and white label, which also includes the yellow Schweppes logo and a picture of a lemon slice with bubbles coming out of it.
It is ridiculously low in calories, as a 250ml serving (which is quite large) contains just 4 of the annoying little things! Oh, and 0 grams of sugar and 0 grams of fat! The only downside is that it does contain sweeteners including aspartame, which are not great for you.
And how does it taste? Pretty good! Very lemony and with only a slight artificial aftertaste. It is nice and fizzy but not over the top with the bubbles. It doesn't make my mouth and throat dry like many cheaper lemonades tend to either.
I like to have it half-and-half with orange juice to create a Henry. Pop a maraschino cherry on a stick across the top of the glass and you've practically got a cocktail!
This normally costs around 95 pence in most supermarkets, but it is often on special offer so keep an eye out for it.
This at the moment is my favorite drink- its really a very nice lemonade and especially great as its a diet lemonade!
A normal 300ml glass of full sugar (or called "full fat" if your anything like me) will set you back around 105kcals, this is quite a bit if you think about barbeques, parties or picnics when you can just pour and pour out lemonade, it can almost end up being half your daily requirement or calories spent just on lemonade, consume too many calories per day and you will gain weight. But the diet version of lemonade, in this case will be around 3 calories in a glass. Much much MUCH better!
When drinking, it has a mild lemon taste, sweet and not to harsh on the back of your throat (liek for example R.Whites diet lemonade or tescos sicilian diet lemonade), Sweppes seem to have gotten it spot on with that- not too much acid!
The bubbles keep quite weel, opening a bottle, the less that is left, the harder it is to keep it fizzy with any bottle, but with 3 quarters of a bottle left, I would give this two days before its significantly different, and flat in a week. Keep it in the fridge though, it helps.
Its a nice bright silver bottle, big sweppes logo and wouldnt look out of place at any party, especially with the sweppes name. It makes fantastic pimms, acts very well as a mixer but is also really very nice on its own/with ice.
Its normaly on offer somewhere, check out your surrounding supermarkets, for example it was 2 for 99p at tescos, and also at waitrose a month ago it was 2 for 99p at morrisons and now the tesco and morrisons offer is over, its 2 for £1.50 at sainsburys! (I live in a buisy buisy town, I have many supermarkets around me, I dont shop as much as that all indicates!!)
I will definatly buy this again, it can be expensive compared to normal shop bought lemonade, but quite often, shops own brands can taste way too sweet, with sainsbutys takeing the lead on that, this has a much more mellowed taste, without giveing away that its about 97% water!