Christmas in my house means a lot of extra treats get bought including Shloer. There are lots of different varieties now but we only buy the two original classics here, White Grape and Red Grape.
From I was young this was the drink to have on the Christmas dinner table. As young children we used to be told it was wine, and it got us drunk every year...lol. Now, as a teetotaler, Shloer is still the "wine" on the table at Christmas.
It retails for around £2 a bottle, but is nearly always on some kind of offer and I rarely pay more than £1 a bottle.
It comes in a glass bottle with a screw top lid and is 750ml. The red grape variety is obviously red, and the white grape, white.
For this review I am writing about the Red Grape version. It is a dark red and does look just like red wine in a glass. It is a fizzy drink, and tastes very nice, although can leave your mouth slightly dry. It is a perfect drink for someone who doesn't want to drink alcohol for some reason.
Personally I don't like the newer flavours that have appeared and think that Shloer was perfect the way it was without changing it.
Shloer is not a diet drink and each 100ml has 43 calories in it so not too bad if you are trying to watch your weight.
The bottles can be recycled in your normal household recycling or in a bottle bank.
Ok, so this is going to sound very boring and middle aged but when my mummy friends and I get togehter at someones house its quite a civilised affair and not a very drunken night. At the moment, two of us are pregnant, two are breastfeeding and usually the rest of us have to drive home and look after kids the next day so our evenings together are usually alcohol free unfortunately. That's not to say we don't drink, we like to still have something nice and some wine like drinks and so Shloer's are one of our favourite bottles.
According to their website, "Shloer is the sparkling juice drink for any occasion, and it contains no preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavourings. Now over 70 years young, Shloer is still based on the original (and very delicious) recipe that was created by Professor Jules Shloer of Switzerland!
Here at Shloer, we pride ourselves on blending only the very best in fruit juices from concentrate and purest water to make our drinks. We choose the finest tasting crisp white grapes and highly aromatic red grapes to produce our unique tasting Shloer juice drinks."
The red grape flavour is the favourite among our group, I guess because it makes us think we are drinking red wine! Shloer comes in a glass bottle with a screw top lid that you can put on afterwards if you want to. The bottle tells us that Shloer Red Grape is a richly fruity flavour, produced from premium quality red grapes. With a distinctly rounded taste, Shloer Red Grape is the perfect accompaniment to any sparkling occasion. In my opinion, this doesn't have a red wine taste, it really is more of a grape flavour, not to like Ribena but a bit more grape juice flavoured. Its nice and sweet and strong and what I also like about it is that it's lovely and fizzy and has a really nice crisp sparkling taste. Its best served really cold so I always put these in the fridge before I drink them. I find its never great the next day though so I think you need to drink the bottle in one sitting to really make the most of the bubbles.
Now, per 100ml there are 49 calories which is not too bad in my opinion and if you have it as a treat drink like we do its a nice alternative to wine/fizzy drinks or plain old boring water.
I have always loved Shloer and almost all its flavors. I just can never get myself to buy it unless I am hosting a dinner part because it's over two pounds. Therefore today when I saw it on offer for one pound and 4 pence at Tesco I instantly put two bottles in my basket. I bought both of them in the flavor 'red grape' which is a deep plum in color and has a citrus yet sweet taste.
It is definitely not an everyday drink therefore the fact that it is over two pounds doesn't bother me too much. In fact, it makes me look forward to it more when I can afford to buy it.
Since I have been young, I remember my mum bringing it home either for herself or for when guests came around. Therefore I think it is more of a mental habit. I am pretty sure I wouldn't have liked it if I hadn't been having it since I was young. It is a drink with a very distinct taste, therefore, not everyone's cup of tea. Saying that, I know a few friends who don't like their first sip but as they keep sipping they end up loving it.
It comes in a nice tall glass bottle with some information about the flavor and ingredients on it. It is free from preservatives and contains carbonated water, red grape juice from concentrate, glucose-fructose syrup, malic acid and citric acid. It is a relief seeing as it doesn't contain ingredients that I cannot even pronounce, let alone know what they are.
It is basically a sparkling juice drink but has a very distinct flavor; therefore I would not recommend it unless you have a slight taste for malt. A good alternative to this drink is sparkling water which comes in a variety of flavors. It is much cheaper and tastes great. It is a great drink to put out of you're hosting a dinner party, or going to someone's house. For those who don't drink alcohol like me, this is a great alternative.
I'm always looking for an alternative to coke as my soft drink of choice when driving and everyone else is able to partake in an alcoholic beverage or two. I was recently offered a glass of 'something from the Shloer collection' by a friend. I opted for a glass of the sparkling red grape, despite the fact that it sounded like it was trying very hard to be non-alcoholic red wine!
The drink comes in a 75cl glass bottle with a screw cap - it looks and feels 'sophisticated'. The bottle is fairly simple with only the Shloer labelling and a picture of two red grapes and lots of bubbles - indicating the fizzy nature of the drink. The drink is a rich red colour. Once open, you need to refrigerate and consume within 3 days.
The Red Grape drink is described as 'richly fruity flavour, produced from premium quality red grapes'. I wouldn't argue with this, it does taste very fruity and quite sweet too. The level of fizz is good, it is not too much that it gets to the back of your nose like some drinks but it does add sufficient sparkle to the drink. I wouldn't say that this is a particularly refreshing drink nor one that I would drink to quench my thirst. I drink it now from time to time when I fancy something 'different'. If I didn't know it was a grape drink, I don't think that this flavour would be my first guess when tasting - but that's probably just my dodgy palate! It does taste fruity though and is quite light.
The drink contains no preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavourings and, per 100ml, there are 49 calories.
A bottle of this is quite expensive, at around £2 for 750ml. I recently purchased a bottle at the reduced price of £1.59 in Tesco but, even at this price, I consider it to be a now-and-then treat. The drink is pleasant enough but, to me, nothing special and certainly doesn't warrant quite such a high price tag.
I dont drink alcohol and so sometimes need something nice to take to parties or round for dinner at friends houses who are drinking wine or the like.
This is one of those drinks I take round!! It is made from concentrate and is slightly fizzy so adds a nice touch to dinner or a party. It tastes very nice and natural and not arificial at all which is nice against some fizzy drinks like fanta or Tango!
The more natural flavours and ingrediants do come at a price and a 2ltr bottle is about £2.09. There are plently of Buy one get one free offers and so the cost does come down but they are still expensive.
This one is red grape and does taste of red grape! There are other flavours which are very close to their actual flavours. The Cranberry is dry and white grape sweeter.
These drinks are so easy to drink that a bottle can go in no time. Luckily it doesnt really matter how much you drink as it will not get you drunk and is not that sugary! Does it count as one of your five a day?
When this is on offer I usually get a few bottles and stock the cupborad up. However they soon go when they are in the cupboards to not really stocking up!
If you dont drink alcohol but want something other than coke to drink for an evening, this is for you.
Sometimes you just fancy a nice refreshing glass of something that isn't going to make you tipsy and yet gives you that nice feeling of relaxing with a drink in the early evening sunshine.
And so it was yesterday evening when we sat out for an hour from about 5 to enjoy the last of the sun before it got a bit chilly.
This is a lovely pleasant drink which looks lovely in the bottle and the glass and which has a lovely red hue to it. It's definitely one to be sipped and not slurped. Being primarily carbonated water and grape juice, it's an ideal drink for the driver if you've got friends round. To all intents and purposes it looks like a glass of rose and so the person drinking this would feel very much part of the party even though they remain stone cold sober.
Created by Jules Schloer more than 70 years ago, it comes in a plain glass bottle, nicely branded with the name Schloer and some effervescence - simple and effective. The bottle contains 750ml. You could easily get through a bottle quite quickly but we had two small wine glasses each and there is a little left if we get another nice evening tonight - it's shaping up well so far.
For us it's an occasional purchase and we generally only buy it when it's on offer which it currently is in Sainsbury's at £1.32 ( I remember buying it last year at only 99p) Normal price is £2.09 which is a bit high really and would put me off.
Gluten and preservative free, a 125ml serving of this non alcoholic drink would get you only 60 calories but around 13g of sugar and therein lies the only issue for me which is the sweetness. It's more of a girly drink really - not the sort I'd go for in the pub.
At the current offer price and if you are suitably mean with your measures, it works out at less than 25p per glass - not too much of an extravagance.
It also comes in a White Grape juice variety which I marginally prefer.
I don't really drink much alcohol, mainly because I just don't like the taste of it, I never have. This Shloer is the perfect alternative when you are out if you don't want to drink, but still want to fit in with everyone. I have drunk this for years, and tried most of the different flavours, but I definitely do prefer the taste of this red grape one above the rest. They are all really nice, but this one is my favourite.
Shloer comes in a 750ml glass bottle with a screw top, so it's easy to get into the bottle. It is a non alcoholic fruit juice drink. It is currently on offer in Tesco, buy one get one free, at £2.09 each which is a bargain. They do regular offers including £1 a bottle, or sometimes 2 for £3, so it is definitely not an expensive drink.
This sparkling red grape drink is the closest drink to wine you can get, it is a deep red colour. It looks like wine in your glass and I remember when I was younger, it made me feel all grown up with a glass of this at parties! It is slightly fizzy, and tastes really sweet. The flavour isn't too sweet or sickly though, it is really light and refreshing, so you can drink a lot of it, without getting sick of it!
Shloer is available in loads of different flavours including white grape, summer fruit punch, grape and apple, and raspberry and cranberry. They are all nice, sweet and refreshing and go really well with a nice meal. It is a drink everyone can enjoy.
Shloer is made with real grapes, and it is free from artificial sweeteners, flavours and preservatives. This red grape version has 174 calories per 100 ml which is actually a lot! If you think of a can of coke which is 330ml, they usually have around 140 calories, so if you drink 300ml of this Shloer your actually consuming 544 calories?! That is a downside to this drink, otherwise it would be perfect!
It is a nice trendy bottle, looks and tastes gorgeous and even though it is high in calories, I will continue to drink it, especially when I don't want to drink at meals or parties!
Thanks for reading my review x
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Shloer is a lovely drink and I think it is perfect to serve at parties to those how are driving and can't have an alcoholic drink and it is also good for kids to have at a celebration to make them feel more grown up. Shloer is a good drink to have with a meal and I absolutely love the taste of it.
I find that Shloer is generally on offer on the run up to Christmas so it is normally about £1 when I buy it. It is definately good value for money because it is a drink that is a bit more special than your ordinary fizzy drink.
Shloer do a few different varieties including white grape but this red grape one is my favourite. It is very fruity and fizzy. The grape taste is nice and strong and it has a sweet refreshing taste but it is not at all sickly. It doesn't taste artificial and you can really taste the fruit it doesn't get seem like it is grape flavoured. It seems like it actually has grapes in it. The only problem for me is that it is so nice I could drink the whole bottle. I think it is a good drink for parties but is also really nice served ice cold on a hot day as it really quenches my thirst. It is suitable for adults and kids as it is quite a sophisticated drink so adults don't feel like they are drinking kids pop and kids just love that it looks like wine.
I would definately recommend Shloer is it is a drink that everyone I know loves and is perfect for special occasions.
In a bid to drink less wine I have been looking for a drink that tastes nice but is moderately healthy in relation to full fat coke for example. I cannot tolerate artificial sweetners so diet products are no good for me.
Schloer has filled this void for me so I thought it might be useful to review it here for others. Schloer is predominantly carbonated water mixed with fruit (red grape from concentrate in this instance) and naturally occuring sugars to make a very refreshing drink especially when served chilled. It is free from preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners and flavourings and is suitable for vegetarians.
It comes in various flavours (listed below at the end).
A 750ml bottle costs around £1.90 in Tesco but they are currently doing a buy 3 for £5 offer at the moment. I think this is quite expensive so usually buy them when they are on offer which seems to be quite often and I have purchased them several times when there is a BOGOF offer on.
Although red grape is not my favourite of the available flavours, I do find this drink to be refreshing despite it being quite sweet on the palette. There is no unplesant aftertaste as you might get when artificial sweetners are used and the 'fizz' is just right, neither too fizzy nor to flat. I find coke gives me hiccups if I try to drink it fast to quench my thirst but don't experience this with Shloer. Despite being mainly water, the fruit is very evident both in the bouquet and in the taste which makes it seem more fruity than watery which for me is a plus as I am not too keen on flavoured water whereby the fruit is a mere hint. That is definitely not the case here. The liquid is a vivid deep red colour not dissimilar to ribena and although once opened, it can be kept in the refrigerator for three days, it never lasts that long in our house as my husband is rather partial to it too and it keeps him from consuming to much beer so despite having some sugar in it it is healthy for us as it keeps us away from the grog!!!
100mls contains only 49cals, has no fat but does have 11.5g of carbohydrates which I suspect is practically all made up of the naturally occurring sugars but as it doesn't offer a break down, I cannot say for sure.
The other flavours available are: Rose, Sparkling White Grape, White Grape & Elderflower Juice, White Grape and Apple Juice, and my favourite, White Grape, Cranberry and Raspberry Juice.
Thank you for reading. x
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These bottles are now on offer at Morrisons for 99p which for a sparking refeshing drink is a bargain.
This is my favourite sparkling drink of all, i like all flavours but especially love the red grape flavour, it is resfreshing and fizzy and you can really taste the rich red grapes in it.
Each bottle is 750ml and its best served cold from the fridge. I love it with ice as that really makes it refreshing and the flavour seems best when its really cold and sparkling.
There is no fat content in thei product, so you can drink it if you are dieting but it has 205 calories per 100ml serving so you can't go to mad with it. I like to take it to parties and dinner parties that my friends often have, the reson being is that all my friends drink wine and beer but i don't drink at all and never really have done. This however seems to be a challenge for my friends to try and get me to drink !
Sometime over the course of the dinner or party there will be one or more of them saying "go on just have one drink" ! Ones not going to hurt you, This is when I go and find my trusty Shloer and pour it into a wine glass, problem averted, my frinds think i am drinking a glass of red wine and if they taste it they can even convince themselves that it is wine. This gives me peace at a party as it takes the pressure off me not drinking.
The bottles are glass and can be recycled and they have a nice clear sticker on the front which can be peeled off, it has the red grapes pictured on the front and it has Shloer written on it in white letters, very easy to spot on the supermarket shelves. I like the bottle design as it is easy to find when your shopping.
This sparkling non alchoholic drink is great for parties if you don't drink, it is additive free, has no artificial colouring or sweetners or flavourings, what you see is what you get. Which is what I like about the drink, that and the taste. The taste is very refreshing ans can be drank anytime, from picnics to just straight out of the fridge chilled, its delicious, I can drink it anytime.
if you haven't tried this drink then i would recommend it to you, its refreshing, light and sparkling, a good summer drink to take on picnics or garden parties.
Its good for kids too as they like the taste and with it being additive free, you know it is better for them than a bottle of cola which will make them hyper. I buy it all the time and often get a few bottles of it in when it's on offer as this makes it cheaper to buy and as it is in a sealed glass bottle it keeps.
have fun x
Christmas and new year and the drinks just keep on coming! But if you fancy something that tastes and looks like a glass of wine but without the sore head in the morning then this might just be the one for you!
What is it:
Shloer is a drink that is most likely aimed at adults, however as it is alcohol free people of all ages can drink it. It designed to look and taste like a glass of wine and comes in a variety of flavours such as white grape, red grape and others.
There are normally offers on this throughout the year such as 2 for 3, buy one get one free or half price, but there are alot more offers around christmas and new year. However the average cost for the bottle is £1.99.
Where is it purchasable;
You can buy it in many places, such as many of the large chain supermarkets that include sainsburys, tesco, asda and others, however some independent retailers also sell it.
It comes in a clear glass bottle just like many a bottles of wine, so you can see the colour. It has a very simple lable which clearly reads shloer and is therefore easy to see amongst other similar bottles.
Ok, so its not the best. Granted it tastes a bit like wine, but that is as far as it goes. The red grape flavour is overly sweet and tastes a bit like a tip top drink but for an adult. The flavour can easily grow on you, but it is packed with far too many bubbles which make it a bit like a sparkling fruit juice.
Once you get used to that is isn't too bad and you can quite easily get used to the flavour of it and easily drink 2 or 3 glasses. The only thing it is lacking is the tipsyness you can get from a couple glasses of wine.
If you are looking for an alternative then this might be the one for you, but the flavour is too sweet to meQ
Shloer - Sparkling Red Grape
Shloer is one of those drinks I have drunk since a child at birthdays, Christmas's and celebrations. It is a non alcoholic drink for a treat! It comes in many flavours now but I still adore the traditional white grape and red grape varieties. In fact the power of Shloer has moved into pubs and clubs now for those wanting a non alcoholic drink other than coke. This is a good move as for those out as designated drivers or who don't drink there is never enough choice when out. I do like to drink as well but find this a tasty treat too.
It is on offer at the moment in Asda at £1 a bottle which is good value as normally it is nearer double that. You find at different seasons it is on offer on 3for 2 bogof or cheaply priced and this tends to be the same in the major supermarkets.
You get a glass bottle (still) in a 750ml size and it has a gold top. It is clear glass but the redness of the drink makes the bottle bright and alluring to the eye. Shloer is written in white bubble writing going upwards and red grape is highlighted in red. It simply says it is a sparkling juice drink and has the odd red grape on the front too.
**What is in it**
I love appletizer too who have branched into grapetizer too and to be honest I thought Shloer was 100% sparkling fruit like the appletizer brand but I was wrong. That is a bit of a let down really when you see this is in fact a ''juice'' drink as it makes me feel a little more guilty drinking it knowing there is more naught sugar in it.
Ingredients include carbonated water, 29% red grape juice from concentrate, glucose-fructose, syrup, citric acid, natural flavourings and malic acid. Per 100ml you get 49kcal (not too bad I guess compared to a coke!), 11.5g carbohydrates, a trace of protein and a big fat zero of fat! It is free from preservatives though and therefore is recommended to be consumed within 3 days of opening. However in our house it only lasts about 1 minute before everyone gets their share and it is gone. Even those that drink will empty their glass to get their fair share!
**What is it like**
It is best drunk on any occasion whether that be a party, gathering or meal. It tastes nice from a wine glass or normal glass to be honest. The red grape tastes nicer than the white grape as the flavour is more intense and overt. I have tried the other varieties that are festive but dislike them. It looks better at the table to drink this rather than a coke as it gives off a sense of being elegant!
The taste of the red grape Shloer is not as sickly sweet as red grape fruit juice. It has a nice fizzyness to it and doesn't taste overly sweet but makes you quench more. It is very similar to the grapetizer red drink and to be honest the grapetizer wins it for me as I know with that I get 100% fruit juice where as with this I am only getting 29%. I like counting in my 5 a day you see! It does not tingle on the tongue and reminds me a little of cranberry and red grape in its flavour.
If you have never tried it buy it for a treat or if you want a nice non alcoholic alternative to wine give it a whirl. Overall if you can get appletizer/grapetizer I would buy that first over this as there is something nicer about the taste of that over this. However this is a nice treat especially to stock up on when on offer. Currently in Asda at a bargain price of a £1 a bottle in lots of interesting flavours.
It only gets 4/5 because of the fruit % issue!
On a Sunday when we cook a roast we often buy a bottle of Shloer Red Grape juice drink to go with it. It's not wine but it's probably the closest thing to it that you can get without going down the non-alcoholic wine route. Recently it's been on offer in Morissons for 97p a bottle so we've stocked up.
Shloer is available in white grape flavour too but we prefer the red grape one. It's basically carbonated water with red grape juice concentrate added to it. It doesn't contain artificial sweeteners it contains glucose-fructose syrup so it does have sugar in it and it's one of the few fizzy drinks with sugar in it that I actually drink.
A 100ml serving has 49 calories in it, 11.5g carbohydrates and not much else so it isn't too bad for you. It contains no preservatives so once opened must be kept in the fridge and consumed within 3 days. It also must be stored out of direct sunlight and in a cool place. It also warns the contents of the bottle are under pressure and to take care when opening but I have to say we haven't had any exploding bottles of Shloer!
A bottle is 750ml and we usually get 2 glasses each out of a bottle which is plenty. It is lightly sparkling and not overly fizzy and I would say it is suitable for children and adults. In fact when we were kids we used to sometimes have this too and felt very grown up because it seemed so close to wine!
The taste is sweet and you can tell it's grape flavour but without the tartness you get with real grapes so it's like the really sweet ones you get in the summer. It's a light drink so it's not really heavy and cloying which means it goes well with any food or on it's own and not only is it free from preservatives but it's also free from artificial colours, sweeteners and flavourings too.
It's a really nice drink to have with a meal when you don't want anything alcoholic, for us it means we can have something a bit like wine but still be fine to drive afterwards which is excellent. The sweet taste makes it a hit with most people, even me and I haven't got a sweet tooth so it's not too sugary. Surprisingly for a fizzy drink with sugar in it there's no sugary coating left on your teeth afterwards which also appeals to me. We have Shloer all year round and in the summer we sometimes add a bit of ice to make it really cold which is very refreshing.
Overall I do really like Shloer, it's a great alternative to wine or orange juice and a good all-rounder that can be enjoyed on it's own or with a meal. It's the perfect choice for Xmas day too if you have anyone coming over who doesn't drink. Get some while it's on offer!
I often find myself drinking Shloer Sparkling Red Grape Juice. This isn't particularly because I like it, it is because I don't drink wine in general, and when people have a dinner party the non-alcoholic option tends to be Shloer.
The reason for this is that it has a stylish glass bottle, so looks more special than normal soft drinks, and is made from grapes, so is about as close to wine as you can get, without actually being wine.
Shloer is made from carbonated water added to various sugars, natural flavours, and 29 per cent red grape juice. It is free from artificial preservatives, artificial colours, artificial flavours and artificial sweeteners. Itt is also suitable for vegetarians.
The drink is a reddish colour which is mostly transparent. It tastes very sweet and sugary even though when you look at the ingredients it doesn't contain as much sugar as many soft drinks. It is quite fruity but I don't find it particularly refreshing and I wouldn't choose to buy it myself as it tastes a bit synthetic to me, even though it has natural ingredients. I understand why people offer this as an alternative to wine but I would rather just have a nice glass of water!
Shloer contains 42 calories and 10.4 grams of sugar per 100 ml. A 1 litre bottle costs £1.93 from Tesco normally, but they are currently running a 2 for £3 offer, so if you like Shloer then now is the time to stock up!
Shloer is a sparkling juice made of red grape. It also comes in a white variety. It has a very fruity flavour and is pleasantly sparkling without being too fizzy. I first discovered it when I was giving up alcohol (health reasons, not because I had a problem!) and was going to a house party. I wanted to take something along and it was either face the shame of cherryade (I did actually take a bottle to a house party once and ended up so buzzying on cherryade e numbers, I was higher than anyone else there!), or get some grown-up fizz. I opted for the latter, not wanting to completely ruin my street-cred!
It is lovely and so easy to drink. If I ever put a bottle on the dinner table when friends come over, it usually goes quicker than the wine! That is how delicious and addictive it is!
Shloer is 100% natural and is free from preservatives, artificial sweeteners, flavours and colours. As a mum-to-be I am living on the stuff. It is available in 1 litre bottles and 250ml cans.
Carbonated water, red grape juice (29%), glucose-fructose syrup, citric acid, natural flavours, malic acid.
Nutritional information (per 100ml)
of which sugars 10.4g
It's about £1.20-£1.50 in most supermarkets. Well worth it in my opinion.
(Bizarrely, when I looked at the Shloer website to check the ingredients etc for this review, there is a whole mum-to-be section!! Us pregnants must be a key source of income for Shloer!)