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When I was growing up and too young to drink wine, Shloer was always at the table on those special occasions to tantilise my tastebuds and make me feel like a grown up. Nowadays in my twenties, I find at Christmas I am still more likely to reach for a glass of White Grape Juice over the Pinot Grigio. Everytime I take a sip, I am absorbed into wonderful memories and believe it or not, it actually compliments the turkey quite well!
My sweet tooth has become hyper sensitive since I began dieting two years ago but this doesn't hinder me in drinking bottles full of Shloer round the holiday season. The drink itself is not unpleasantly or overly sweet, but those of you who prefer a sophisticated dry wine you may find this a bit too much down the fizzy pop route. Though it takes me back to my childhood, I do not feel like a child when I'm drinking it, which I think is important when it comes to sparkling grape juices as people often opt for when they are avoiding alcohol in order to still feel a bit more part of the imbibing group.
I recommend this drink to anyone who wants that little treat with their meal (or on its own!) without feeling a little left out. Served in a flute, it can easily be mistaken for champagne! Give your Christmas thirst a treat this year and have a glass of Shloer.
I'm not big drinker especially when with family as I tend to end up on the floor after one glass of wine so this makes a great alternative. This is also good for those who are driving after a celebration or if your children are anything like my younger sister who likes Shloer served in a wine glass at Christmas so she can feel like an adult.
There are many different flavours to chose from. My personal favourite is red grape however I often buy the white grape as my other half doesn't drink and this is his favourite. It comes in a glass bottle which states that it contains 750ml of sparkling juice. It depends on what size of glasses you use to serve it how many glasses you get. I use small wine glasses when serving it and get roughly 4 glasses per bottle. As I often buy this for celebrations I usually tend to buy more than one bottle at a time.
The price per bottle varies from store to store. I buy from Tesco and a bottle usually costs £2 however there are regular offers such as 2 bottles for £3.50. I think this is an excellent price for such a high quality product. It is great if like me you are on a budget.
The drink itself is delicious. However it is slightly bitter. It is very easy to drink and does not go flat if it is left sitting for a long period of time like many fizzy drinks do.
I would recommend this product to a friend.
It's only been a few months since I first tasted Shloer, and when it was first purchased I thought I wouldn't like it, but I was wrong!
Shloer comes in a variety of flavours, but white grape is definetly my favourite.
Shloer on a whole is a seemingly healthy drink as it is free from preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners and flavourings.
In my opinion, this flavour of Shloer tastes like a dulled down, non alcoholic white wine, which is bound to be helpful to anyone trying to get away from alcohol.
As Shloer is sparkling it's a great drink to have in the summer when you need to relax and cool down, as the bottle says it's "best served shared with family and friends." so it's perfect barbeque weather!
This flavour has a very unique taste/smell and when you open the bottle you are attacked by a delicious fruity smell with a slight tang.
Although the taste left in your mouth afterwards is slightly bitter, white grape is still my favourite!
The nutritional information are values per 100ml ;
-11.6g in carbohydrates
- protein there are traces
It isn't too bad in terms of health.
Ingredients include carbonated water, white grape juice from concentrate(36%), glucose-fructose syrup and Malic acid.
Shloer comes in a very tall glass bottle, with a Shloer sticker down the side with grapes added for design.
A gold capped lid seals the delicious flavours inside, this bottle contains 750ml of white grape flavours.
This bottle draws the eye, which is brilliant for Shloer!
Shloer is reasonably cheap, and at certain shops can be bought for 99p but is usual around the £1.50 mark which is still reasonable.
Being someone who doesn't tolerate alcohol well (it makes my fibromyalgia flare up), it can sometimes be hard to find nice adult drinks to take the place of a glass of wine when you're enjoying a meal for example.
I was first introduced to Shloer many years ago by my grandmother who also didn't drink alcohol, and I have to say it's a drink I've returned to over the years either in the past when I didn't want alcohol, or over the last few years after I figured out how badly I react to alcohol. As kids we were given a glass of this on special occasions like at Christmas when the adults had wine, and it made us feel so special and like we were all grown up lol. Now, it lets me enjoy a drink that is similar in look and taste to wine, but without any alcohol which means for me, without any ill effects afterwards.
Shloer comes in a bottle which I reckon looks very much like a fairly cheap bottle of wine. It has a screw top lid, and is labelled in a way to make it appear similar to wine I think. It comes in a selection of varieties - white grape, red grape, white grape and elderflower, and one or two others which I've not seen myself but have heard of such as white grape and apple, and raspberry and cranberry. My personal favourite is the white grape because it is to me most like a non-alcoholic wine.
The flavour of the white grape Shloer is kind of like a light slightly sparkling medium sweet white wine. The sort of thing you'd drink over a meal with friends in the summertime perhaps. It's actually a mixture of grape juice and sparkling water, and is free from artificial colours, flavourings or sweeteners which is great. Makes me feel I can drink it without worry of what nasty's I'm putting in myself. I guess the biggest difference in flavour is the obvious lack of fermentation. I don't really object to that, and this is light enough that it doesn't taste like your drinking a regular fruit juice, somehow it's more... adult. I guess it must be the sparkling water in it that does it or something.
I prefer this chilled - the same as I would drink a light white wine, but I know my mother likes it straight from the cupboard, so I guess its personal taste really. The cost of this varies depending on where you buy it and offers at the time, but the most recent bottle I bought cost me just over £2 which is a fair bit cheaper than most wine too.
I'd recommend this for anyone who wants to avoid alcohol, or for when you want to let the kids feel they're joining in and being a bit grown up. Served in a wine glass you honestly can't tell the difference in looks.
Sometimes when I am having a meal or socialising I don't always want alcohol and what I like about Shloer is that it is placed in the alcohol aisle and is described as being an adult style soft drink. It is more grown up and it comes in a wide variety of flavours which is what makes it so appealing, its overall appearance adds to this image too. The flavour that I most recently gave a try was the white grape flavour, this was my first time trying it but I was quite interested as I have so far liked all of the other flavours I have tasted.
Shloer comes in a tall glass bottle and down the bottle vertically is the 'Shloer' logo with a nice illustration of a few grapes. Being clear glass, you can see the pale yellow colour of the liquid so you can see what is left and it adds a touch of colour to the appearance. It has a gold screw cap lid and contains 275ml in the bottle. On the label is information of the ingredients and there is also information on the nutritional facts and it is very colourful and stands out as it is simple but vibrant.
SHLOER WHITE GRAPE
The drink is made from white grapes and sparkling water and the drinks contain no artificial flavours, sweeteners or colours. Their drinks are also suitable for vegetarians and should be refrigerated after it is opened and consumed within three days. It is a really light drink and being sparkling, it is meant to be quite refreshing and this is what I like about it. When opening the bottle, it has quite a sweet, fruity smell, quite tangy but it is nice and pleasant which is enticing.
The actual taste of this drink is quite sweet, not as bitter as I'd originally expected it to be. It has a really fruity taste, the grape is quite strong but the fizz makes it really refreshing. It is a light drink and so it goes down easily but does taste best when it is chilled. I find that the drink does quench my thirst but it does have a slightly tangy aftertaste and compared to other Shloer flavours and it isn't my favourite flavour. It is a drink that can be drunk very easily and if you aren't drinking alcohol it is a great alternative.
It is a nice chilled drink either to have in the summer or amongst friends, it is a versatile drink. I just feel that I wouldn't buy the white grape one again as I was quite disappointed that the taste wasn't as pleasant as the other Shloer flavours. It ticks all of the right boxes but I just feel the taste isn't as smooth and maybe the tangy hints just didn't seem to be to my taste. If you like your grape flavoured drinks though, maybe you will like this but I think having had other flavours this just wasn't as good in comparison.
The nutritional information for this drink based on a 100ml serving which is about a third of the bottle is as follows. In terms of calories it is 49 calories, 11.6g in carbohydrates, protein there are traces and fat there are 0g. It isn't too bad in terms of health. I usually open a bottle and share it with others but to be honest it goes down so easy that it isn't too hard to finish a bottle. It is basically a juice drink and so it isn't exactly like you are having to watch alcohol units while drinking
INGREDIENTS: Carbonated water, white grape juice from concentrate (36%), glucose-fructose syrup, malic acid, natural flavourings, citric acid, antioxidant: ascorbic acid.
I purchased this drink in my local Lidl which was a surprise and it only cost me 99p. I know that you can get this from any supermarket and it will cost you normally £1.25, not a huge saving but any discount is good these days.
The official Shloer website is http://www.shloer.com.
This is a nice party drink. We usually buy it at Christmas but we now buy it all year round.
I bought two bottles of the white grape variety last week for £1.09 from Tesco. The drink is better for you as opposed to other fizzy pop drinks on the market. There are no artificial colours or flavours in this drink. The drink does contain sugar but it's healthy compared to drinks such as Coca Cola which are mostly made up of sugar. The drink is fizzy and it can be stored at room temperature before opening. However once the drink has been opened it needs to be stored in the fridge. It also needs to be consumed within three days once opened. This isn't an issue for me as I usually drink it all in one day!
The drink tastes fruity and flavoursome. It does taste a little like white wine but this drink is non alcoholic so the whole family can enjoy it without worrying about alcohol content. The drink is easy to consume. It goes down well and it doesn't leave you feeling bloated. You can also drink the drink with food. It's not too gassy and it leaves you with a pleasant aftertaste after drinking.
The drink is good value. It's 750ml in size and there's another five varieties to choose from.
A recommended drink.
I'm cutting down on my alcohol consumption at the moment as it was getting a bit of an everyday thing. So I've been trying a few things out that have a hint of my favourite alcoholic beverages but without the happy juice. At the moment I'm quite liking a blast from the past in the form of Shloer, my favourite being the white grape as my favourite drink is white wine and thought this might give me the taste I like but in a healthier way. There are six other flavours my wife's favourite is the white grape and elderflower (the others are sparkling rose, white grape and apple, red grape, raspberry, cranberry and white grape). There is also a new Shloer non alcoholic drink despite what the name might imply, which is Berry Punch.
Shloer is named after its creator Jules Shloer (more information about the brand can be found at http://www.shloer.com/
The white grape variety contains 49 calories per 100mls and the bottle contains 750mls. Tesco gives the ridiculous figure of 176 calories (they seem to have got their kjoules and kcals the wrong way around) for 100mls.
It is suggested that you drink this chilled, and this is the way I do prefer it, seems to kill some of the sweetness and make it on the whole more refreshing. I like mine ice cold, so sometimes stick it in the freezer for a while - though this is not advisable as glass will break if the liquid inside it freezes. Once open it's suggested that the bottle is consumed within 3 days, and this is really not a problem in our house.
I like the way this looks in the glass nice and fresh and actually seems to resemble the juice of a grape, with a gentle golden/ecru hint to the liquid. The advertising states this is light and refreshing, it is up to a point, but in my opinion it's a little too sweet to quite live up to that description. The juice is not pure grape juice and the primary ingredient is carbonated water, but there is a good level of juice from concentrate included at 36%.
The level of fizz suits the drink well, it's not hyper fizzy like some colas can be, but it's not too flat either, and if you do consume this within the 3 days recommended period the fizz remains quite good with every glass.
This isn't just a change from other soft drinks it is a little healthier than most despite the high calorie content. There are no preservatives, artificial colourings, or flavourings and it doesn't contain any artificial sweeteners. So is more healthy than even most low calorie soft drinks such as diet Coke etc as there is no aspartme etc. It does contain sugar in the form of glucose-fructose syrup hence the calorie content which is even higher for the same volume than a 350ml can of coke (the coke being approx 140 calories the Shloer being 171!).
The price tag is a little steep in my opinion at a full price of £2.09 at time of writing (at Tesco, and with a decent offer of two for the price of one starting from 6th Dec). We don't drink this on an everyday basis partly because of the price, and partly because in my opinion it's not the sort of drink you could manage several glasses of throughout the day without getting fed up of it, also the calorie content is prohibitive as a more than one a day or so drink. We prefer to buy it occasionally to mix things up a bit.
Talking of mixing things up, this does make quite a nice mixer; I enjoy it with a splash of vodka, or any of the less strongly flavoured spirits. My sister in law likes this with Magners cider instead of lemonade to make a shandy.
This doesn't really satisfy my desire for a glass of white wine, as to me it really doesn't taste like it. I like dry wine and this it just too sweet to come close and of course the indefinable something just isn't there. However it does offer something different with a nice grapey punch. A very nice drink for any occasion on it's own or with something else.
Shloer is a range of Sparkling Juice Drinks. It is available in 6 flavours as follows :
*Raspberry, Cranberry and White Grape
*White Grape and Apple
*White Grape and Elderflower
and a White Grape only flavour which my review discusses. This white grape flavoured sparkling drink, contains no artificial flavours, sweetners or colours and is free from preservatives. It is best served chilled and once opened, should be used up within 3 days.
Every flavour is bottled the same way. A tall, curved glass bottle with a gold top holds the drink. Thw White Grape bottle has Shloer detailed up the side with some grapes in fizziness and a few bits and pieces of info on the back.
Carbonated Water , White Grape Juice (36%) , Glucose-Fructose Syrup , Malic Acid , Natural Flavours , Citric Acid , Vitamin C (Fruit Juice from Concentrate) .
Each 100ml contains 176calories, 0g of fat and a whopping 10.4g. It is worth noting vegetarians can freely indulge in Shloer.
~Availability and Price~
You can find Shloer down the drinks aisles in most supermarkets. The standard size is 750ml. Asda currently have this on offer at 3 for £5.00 though the rrp is around £1.80.
Whilst I am happy to drink just about any juice throughout the year, when it comes to Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year, I like something I bit different. Every year Mum buys a few bottles of Shloer and this has been a tradition for years with us. So why am I reviewing it in June? Basically, I won a bottle of the White Grape (my favourite - it was fate) at a Tombola yesterday and rather than it go to waste, I've been drinking it.
I suppose my love of Shloer started at a young age as I considered it a grown up type drink..perhaps down to the bottle resembling a wine bottle maybe? Anyway, I have tried a few different flavours and this one is by far the most appealing to me and my family. The bottle design is rather fancy and upmarket and clearly shows the almost, apple juice like, coloured drink within.
~Pour Me Another~
I think you need to have an acquired taste for this sort of drink as grape juice isn't exactly a popular flavour in the drinks market. On opening the bottle straight from the fridge, a satisfying fizz can be heard and this remains even with many openings. I have kept mine in the fridge and have just finished the last drop today. I like a big glass of juice but cannot drink too much of this at any one time so have managed to get around 6 smaller glasses from this bottle. When sharing a bottle with family, we usually get a glass each and thats our lot!
The scent of Shloer is immediately powerful as the fizzy bubbles rise up and being made with grapes, has a hint of wine aroma about it which acts as an undertone to a more powerful, sweet and tangy grape scent. Shloer pours confidently into a glass and gently bubbles away..resembling an alcoholic drink but without the alcohol!
Until last night, I hadn't experienced Shloer since last Christmas and even I need a few sips before I become acquainted with its unique taste. When served really cold, I find it very refreshing and thirsty quenching. The bubbles dance around on my tongue as the white grape induces the most favourable fruity bursts of flavour imaginable. The taste isn't too sweet and sickly, its just right and it combines the right level of sweetness, bubbles and flavour to make it different and special. The sugar content makes for frightful reading though but as a one off drink its acceptable.
~White Grape For A White Christmas?~
Well I cannot guarantee a white Christmas but I can guarantee Shloer will be proudly sitting on the table on Christmas Day this year. To be honest, it felt weird drinking it in June and not as special and had it not been for me winning it, it wouldn't have made it into my fridge!
Shloer is a delicious, flavoursome drink which is special to me and I feel it is an ideal choice for younger diners to try when they want to feel grown up and part of the group if you are having a wee wine during the festive season. It isn't too expensive when you compare it to similar drinks and is totally worth the money. Whilst I have reviewed the White Grape version, it is worth noting that the Red Grape is quite strong and sour compared to this one. The Elderflower one isn't appealing in the slightest and tastes flowery!
All in all I recommend Shloer but keep it for Christmas!