I first tried this lime cordial when my friend recommended that I tried larger and lime before a night out on the town. I chose the Schweppes brand purely because it was the only one available in my local shop. I tend to be a fan of lime flavoured sweets etc so I took the plunge and bought the cordial to try out. I assumed that I could use the excess cordial for cold drinks on a day to day basis so that none would go to waste.
The lime cordial comes in a plastic bottle with a plastic resealable lid which is great for keeping it fresh and stopping the cordial from spilling out. There is 1 litre of green juice contained in the bottle which is visible due to the bottle being transparent.
I added a cm deep splash of lime cordial and filled the rest of the glass with larger. I could really taste the difference that the lime made to the drink and it was really refreshing and a big change from drinking it straight from the bottle which can taste bitter and be overwhelming.
In the coming days I tried the lime cordial with water, soda water and lemonade. The kick to the lime cordial was very apparent when I had it with these liquids as the larger took away a lot of the lime taste in the first instance. Again, you only need a splash of lime cordial for the taste to become prominent which means that the litre bottle lasts for longer. With lemonade and soda water the lime cordial was equally as tangy and refreshing and not bitter at all as I first feared.
The bottle cost me about £1.20 from the local shop which is great value as I still have a quarter of the bottle left after 2/3 months of regular use. I think this cordial is a great addition to water and larger and as a healthier alternative to fizzy carbonated drinks.
Schweppes Lime Cordial:
We have had this in the cupboard for such a long time and last night I actually really fancied a glass of it and I was so glad I had it! Lime is probably a less popular juice but I think some people love it and some people hate it! Schweppes is a well known drinks manufacturer and they have a very good reputation so I can really trust this squash! I haven't seen this in the shops for quite a long time, but it is still available somewhere!
This is basically a lime cordial which you dilute with one part cordial, four parts water. I actually tend to put more cordial in because I like it a little stronger than usual. This comes in a one litre plastic bottle which has loads in and lasts you ages! You can see the juice through the bottle and it is like a bright green colour- different than the above image. It has a green label running round the centre of the bottle which attracts your attention because it is very bright.
The reason why I like this so much is because it is so different to what I usually have. Lime is quite sharp so this cordial with water added is actually quite sweet and yummy and not really what I imagined. Schweppes have made this a thirst quenching, revitalising cordial that provides you energy and kick!
We bought this from a shop in town for £1.74 which is a great price. I would buy this again but the only disadvantage would be that I think you have to have more cordial otherwise it is too watery and does not taste to good.
Being a fan of fizzy 'pop' style drinks, I am aware of the potential damage said drinks can do to my tooth enamel and because I am conscious of this, I have recently been making a bit of an effort to try and drink healthier alternatives... Anything that prevents me from needing a filling at the dentist's is well worth a try in my book!
As a result of my new found 'tooth guilt', I have tried various fruit juices and flavoured waters. Having found that none in particular have tickled my taste buds quite as much as a fizzy alternative might, I decided to try out some alternatives when shopping in my local mini market recently.
I picked up a bottle of the Schweppes Lime Cordial by accident at first, as I assumed it was a bottle of diluting juice. Debating to myself whether cordial and diluting juice were the same thing or not, I finally gave in and decided to buy it regardless. The plastic 1 litre bottle cost £1.50 from my local store, which I did think was reasonable value considering I knew how little of the product would need to be used each time and thus I knew the product would last quite a while.
I've been drinking the lime cordial several times every day for the past ten days or so and am reasonably impressed. I tend to add it to a plain glass of water as I struggle to drink plain water by itself. I find that by adding a very small amount of the Schweppes lime cordial the drink is instantly transformed into a more refreshing and palatable beverage.
I have also added the cordial to plain lemonade - I know, I am meant to be cutting down on fizzy, sugary drinks but I do still drink the odd one here and there - and I have to say that this too has proven to be a delicious, refreshing drink... Yum!
The cordial itself has a certain 'sharpness' to it which of course comes from the lime juice. Whilst not overly bitter, there is definitely a 'bite' to this drink, particularly when compared to a similar product such as a squash or diluting juice product. That said, I thoroughly enjoy this for a bit of a change... I do easily get bored with the same old things, and have found the lime cordial offers a bit of a 'kick' in terms of my taste buds!
My partner and I had some cans of lager at the weekend and I was halfway through my first can before I remembered I had the lime cordial in the kitchen. I poured the remainder of my can into a glass and topped this off with some of the Schweppes lime cordial. This made for a really nice change, and took the 'edge' off the bitterness to the lager. I think that this shows how versatile the cordial can be... I do believe it can even be used for toddlers, although the bottle recommends diluting it a bit more if you are giving it to them.
There is no real nutritional information provided on the label for the plastic bottle, but I can see under the list of ingredients that the lime juice makes up 13% of this cordial. There are one or two E numbers listed, and I can also see that there has been sugar and sweeteners added to the drink. This perhaps makes it slightly less appealing for children, but I cannot claim to be an expert in whether this is the case or not.
The label does indicate that the plastic bottle is completely recyclable.
All in all I would thoroughly recommend this cordial. It is a good quality product and is fairly versatile. I really enjoyed drinking it for a little change from the norm, and I will definitely buy it again. A well deserved Five Dooyoo stars out of five from me!
I work for a bar in Newcastle, and we sell more of this than any other soft drink. We keep it on draught and use it to make squash, lime and lemonade, lime and soda (very tasty and refreshing for those who don't have a particular sweet tooth) and sometimes to add a dash to things like pints of bitter and lager shandys.
However my favourite use for it is when we are taking and break and having a drink (we are allowed free draught). I mix it with water, orange cordial, atouch of lemonade and icecubes. It is extremely refreshing and delicious! I like it served this way to take some of the overpowering sweetness out of plain orange sqaush (I like it strong) but I think that alone it would be a bit too sour for me.
This is a great product to use at home as well - its fairly cheap (a couple of pounds for a bottle) and lasts for a fair while (if you don't make it too strong!), livens up a glass of water and is just generally a good drink, especially in summer. I would recommend this drink to people who don't like fizzy drinks, as well as people who get bored of drinking water all the time. A good quality product.
This is another Schweppes cordial that we serve in the bar. Its 50p for a pint, or you can have it usually for free added to other drinks. It is lime flavoured, with sugar and sweeteners.
Most customers either ask for it with a pint of lager, vodka lime and soda, or lime and soda for those with a hangover. It is really refreshing, and not too sweet but just enough to make a pint taste less bitter. Personally I dont know why people order a pint with lime in because if you dont like the bitter taste why order a pint!
When we have run out of actual pieces of lime we ask the customers who order a corona if they want some of it on the top, they always say yes as corona without lime tastes a bit odd.
Its not great for your teeth with all the flavourings that are listed in the ingredients, but for the occasional drink then its fine.
The bottle can be recycled which is good as we try to recycle everything that we can at work, as we waste a lot of plastic cups which cant go through the dishwasher when theres a big party, so we try and offset that the rest of the time.