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It's been really hot lately as I'm sure everyone is aware and the people on the telly keep advising us to drink more water, well to be honest I don't like the taste of water. I'll drink the occassional bottle of flavoured spring water, but plain and simple tap and bottled water no thanks.
So my solution to this problem Sprite. Whether you buy the 2 litre bottle or the 500ml bottle, the bottle is still made of green plastic, whilst the drink its self is clear and tastes of lime and lemon. I find this very refreshing on a hot sunny day, much more so than plain water, perhaps it's the bubbles that help, because whilst it may be a carbonated drink I don't find it over fizzy and they've got the balance of lime and lemon just about right. It's not too sweet either like some drinks can be, perhaps that's due to the fact that they have now reduced the amount of sugar they use in the manufacturing, they now use a sweetner to replace some of the sugar.
I love it ice cold from the fridge, or poured over ice, sometimes I'll even add it to dilute orange instead of water to give the orange a bit of fizz. It's a very versatile drink and can be added to spirits such as vodka and schnapps, especially if they've got ice added.
I don't just drink Sprite in the Summer months I drink it all year round, but my consumption does seem to rise in hot weather, but I suppose that can be said for most drinks, the hotter it is the more we drink.
All in all a nice refreshing drink.
In the hope of encouraging the weather's shift from the Winter Is Coming setting it has been stuck in, I decided to review a summery refreshing drink instead of a winter warmer. Let's hope it works.
Sprite is an old favourite from childhood which has recently been revamped, in both bottle label and the formula. The label is now perkier, with Rediscover added and a sparkly lemon place front and center. This does make the bottle more contemporary and lively. However, the most important thing about any label is the info on the back.
This takes us to the most important part of that information and the selling point of the re-vamp of the brand. It tells us that the bottle contains 30% less sugar than other sugary drinks in the UK. This is because they have added Stevia as a sweetener, though sugar does remain the second largest ingredient in the drink and diabetics will still need to take care.
I will confess that I drink full sugar versions of soft carbonated drinks. This is partially because I do have health concerns re Aspartame but also because I loathe the taste of it. This is not the case with this drink and Stevia. This may be because the drink does still contain the real stuff as well, but still, the taste of this drink does not have that weird and unpleasant aftertaste that I get from aspartame sweetened no-sugar drinks.
Instead, the taste is pleasant. The drink is sweet enough that the lemon and lime flavours are balanced out into a delicious whole. It is recommended that it is drink ice cold. I did and it was delicous. It was tasty and refreshing on its own and works beautifully with Pimms, where the lime aspect to the flavour works wonderfully with the fruit while not making it too cloying, which some lemonade can do.
And all for 69kcal for a 250ml, or half a small bottle serving. This is still not exactly insignificant, but is lower than other sugary drinks while being palatable instead of the blegh I get from no-sugar lemonades.
The plastic bottle is also widely recycled.
Having somehow lost the Sprite habit, this is something I will now ensure goes back into my shopping list and in my drinking options when I have to drive afterwards. I will not drink massive quantities as it does still add sugar to my diet and I am trying to lose weight, but I will definitely enjoy it in moderation, both on its own and when it is Pimms o'clock.
May be cross-posted to Ciao.
Let's be honest, when you eat naughty food, you do not want to drink just water or a boring drink with it. You normally order a beer or a fizzy drink which goes great with your fish and chips and so forth. So would not it be great to do so, but also taking care of your health at least a bit.
Drinking Coke or pepsi might be prefered by some, but maybe they do not realise how bad it could be for their teeth, since the chemicals used to give that dark colour will also darken your precious teeth. Therefore, I prefer Sprite over the others, since it is colourless elaboration will not cause that issue of teeth colouration, also because it might be enough for them if you smoke or drink coffee.
Perhaps the downside it has is that they pack so much sugar in each bottle and that is another story for the problems it might bring about to your sugar levels in your blood, not to mention a possible diabetes, but then that is being a bit extreme!
The bottle is really nice and shaped with little indents to serve a grip. It is also available in cans and bottles of varying sizes. The taste is quite sweet but definitely not sickening. I usually don't like citrus-flavoured things but Sprite is a definite exception!
All in all I think if you occasionally drink it, it is fine to treat yourself with its delicious and refreshing flavour.
Sprite is my second favourite drink after coca cola, probably because it is produced by the cocacola company! I find it is much much fizzier and sugary and sweet tasting than any other fizzy lemonade drink on the market, it is especially refreshing when served ice cold on a hot day.
Compared to other fizzy drinks it doesn't go as flat as quickly as it takes others too and even when it does it still tastes quite good as the lemony lime taste is still very strong afterwards, although it's not too great when warm so still keep it chilled. Another good point is that is it caffeine free so doesn't leave you crashing through out the day like I do with coke.
I go through phases of drinking lots of Sprite, I drink it a lot when I am ill (like vomiting ill) because it helps settle my stomach and gives me lots of needed sugar when I can't eat anything. I also find it really good to drink on a day where I've got a horrible stomach for the same reason.
There is a rival lemon drink which is 7up which I would compare to Sprite like I compare Pepsi to Coke, okay but no where near as good!
I really recommend Sprite as it is so refreshing and leaves you with a really pleasant sweet taste in your mouth. None gets wasted either because you won't throw the flat left overs away because it still tastes good even then.
I enjoy a nice chilled can or bottle of Sprite from the vending machine at work most days. I am a real fan of fizzy drinks and one of my favourites is Sprite. I also buy this drink in the large sized 2 litre plastic bottles when we go to the supermarket as a family.
The ingredients of this fizzy concoction are as follows:
Carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, acidity regulator (E331), flavourings, preservative (E211).
This drink is caffeine free so this is also probably a good thing, though having said that, it is loaded with sugar and I find that if I knock a full bottle back too quickly I can get a bit of a sugar rush and I end up with a banging headache.
I like this soft drink in particular as I find it very thirst quenching and really very refreshing, especially if it is served very well chilled. It is loaded with great bubbles and I find that they tend to stay around for ages even after the bottle has been opened for w long time.
I would say never drink this pop unless it has been well chilled beforehand. I once left a bottle in the car on a sunny day and was parched. There is nothing worse than drinking warm (or hot) Sprite. It makes you gag.
The taste of this fizzy drink is of mild lemons and not unlike Seven Up. It is sweet, but not overly so and it isn't sickly at all. Quite sharp, but again, not overly so - they have got the balance just right. It is nicer than Seven Up though and I actually find it a lot more refreshing.
Overall, I cannot really fault think at all. The little lad loves it as much as I do and I could happily drink a couple of bottle a day. Cost in the work vending machine is 50p a pop, (excuse the pun) and I class that as a very reasonable purchase as it is a high quality drink.
I have never been a huge fan of fizzy drinks as I take ages to drink them, there is something about the fizz that winds me up! I have however always enjoyed sprite, I love lemonade and this is basicaly lemonade with a more citrus twist of lime. It can be enjoyed from bottles or cans. I prefer it out of the can on a hot summers day.
This can really vary In price, you should expect to pay around £1 for a 500ml bottle and 70p for 330ml can. It is produced by coca cola so it is usually the same price as coca cola and fanta. Its expensive and when it is on offer I do tend to pick up a few cans in the multi packs. Sprite is availble at most shops which sell drinks, it is commonly stocked.
Whats in it?:
It contains no artificial colours or flavourings and has no caffeine in it. It does have sugar and other things which your body will not like. I find that it is just as bad as other fizzy drinks for you, but as a treat its not bad. Its a drink that should be had in moderation and not be the main drink in your diet.
It is very fresh and lovely when your hot, I love a can just out of the fridge. This is also nice in a glass with ice and a slice! Its much nicer than other lemonade's you may drink because this is very citrus tasting. The after taste is also very appealing and leaves you wanting more! Sprite is one of the nicest drinks cold, I hate it when its warm, it seems to lose its fresh taste. Many of my friends drink sprite, my girlfriend can't drink it as she is alergic to citrus fruits! It just means more for me and she won't be stealing these from my mini beer fridge! haha.
A nice change to coca cola. For me, sprite is a summer drink and that is mainly when I will be drinking it this year. I tend to go off it in the winter months and stick to a nice hot cup of tea to keep me going. I would reocmmend you try this! Im sure you will like it.
This gets 4 stars from me, I like it a lot.
thanks for reading, hope my review helped! Josh
Sprite is famous for it's bright green bottle and the little alien creature that advertises it!
I would describe the taste of Sprite as refreshing and citrusy. It tastes very much like lemon and lime, with added zing to it. It's great drunk on it's own but it tastes even better with crushed ice. You can drink the drink at room temperature or you can drink it chilled. I prefer the drink chilled as it tastes much better that way as it's more refreshing. You can drink Sprite whenever and wherever really, however I think it's a great summer drink. I only tend to drink it in summer as I pour it into pitches and add fresh slices of lemon and/ or lime to it, yum!
You can also mix Sprite with Vodka. I add a small amount of Vodka to a glass and top it up with Sprite. I then add the lemon and lime and drink. It's great as a mixer and i'm sure it'd go down well at a family BBQ or something!
The drink can be drunk with or without food as it doesn't tend to leave you feeling bloated. It is easy to drink and it doesn't leave a nasty aftertaste in your mouth or anything afterwards. I enjoy drinking this and I think it's great value for the price that you pay. It can be bought pretty much everywhere too.
A lovely drink that's refreshing and zingy. Try it!
At work I usually end up drinking a number of fizzy drinks. Whether it be from the dispenser in the canteen or the vending machines. Sprite is one of the drinks on offer and I usually drink a couple of cans a week. Fizzy drinks give an instant bust of energy, but ultimately result in you feeling tired as the sugar rush wears off. Sometimes though I feel there is nothing more refreshing than a carbonated sugary drink to quench my thirst.
Although all fizzy drinks have a high sugar content and it is expected of such product's I feel it is best to give the nutritional information. I wouldn't recommend too many fizzy drinks for young children - I am sure dentists and health experts would agree with me. Saying this, it is caffeine free which is a bonus over some soft drinks.
Ingredients of Sprite; Carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, acidity regulator (E331), flavourings, preservative (E211). (Caffeine free).
Sprite, along with most other fizzy drinks, comes in a number of different sized cans/bottles. I usually buy the individual 330ml cans from the vending machine for 50pence. Sprite also comes in larger 500ml bottles (£1.08 or 2 for £1.80) and multipacks of cans, along with the 2litre bottles. I am sure to have missed something out, but this covers most bases.
The 330ml can is always chilled when I buy it, which is the best way to enjoy a fizzy drink. The distinct green can is emblazoned with the Sprite branding. Sprite is a product from the Coca Cola range and stands up well from my experience to the other Coca Cola drinks.
Sprite is sold as a lemon and lime flavoured soft drink. I love the refreshing taste of this drink, but I wouldn't say I can easily distinguish the individual flavours. Sprite is quite similar to 7-UP, although when I were younger I didn't like either drink. Now my tastes have changed I like 7-UP but I much prefer Sprite.
Sprite has been around for more than 40 years now and it's one of those carbonated drinks that have managed to make its name know around the world. When it comes to fizzy drinks, I don't really have a favorite as much as I like them equally. Depending on my mood, I would choose one over another. The reason why I would keep choosing sprite would be because of its unique refreshing taste, especially on a hot summer day.
As for the packaging and appearance, Sprite can easily be recognised by its trademark green bottle. The colour reflects the acclaimed taste of Sprite which is a 'lemon and lime' flavoured carbonated drink. The liquid itself is clear and you can smell the freshly squeezed lemony/lime smell when you open the bottle.
I love lemonades so it's no wonder I would like the taste of Sprite as well. Even though it says the taste is supposed to a mixture of lemon and lime and the natural tastes of those fruits are sour, the taste of Sprite does not even contain a hint of sourness. I believe this may be due to the many grams of sugar used during production. Personally, I love the taste of Sprite and it really complements spicy dishes: the sweetness helps to combat the fiery hotness of chillies and clear your mouth of unwanted taste like that of garlic. In my opinion, the taste of Sprite can be described as sweetened lime juice. Also, it is best served chilled as it would make the drink less sugary sweet and power up the taste of lemony lime.
Nevertheless, the downside to drinking Sprite is the quite alarming amount of sugar contained in it. There are 26.4 grams of sugar per 250 ml and it will give you 109 kcals. Therefore, a normal 500 ml bottle would contain around 51 grams of sugar that would make up half of the recommended daily amount of sugar. Discretion is necessary for your health if you love drinking Sprite. However, there is a diet version of Sprite available with zero sugar but I hardly drink it as my family doesn't like the taste of anything zero.
Price wise, it is within the normal range for most carbonated drinks. The normal 500 ml bottles can be bought for around £0.90-1.10 from most shops and cafes. There are also 330 ml cans and 2 litre family-size bottles available. Personally, I prefer to drink from 2 litre bottles because Sprite is really fizzy compared to most carbonated drinks and it is easier to let the fizz out if you pour the drink from the 2 litre bottles. Also it is more economical as the 2 litre bottles tend to be on offer, such as 2 for £2.00, regularly; we just buy them in bulk and store them.
All in all, Sprite is a refreshing drink made for the summer. Despite it's unhealthy ingredients, as long as it is consumed within reasonable limits, it shouldn't be problematic for your health or teeth. Personally, I have yet to suffer from Sprite related dental problems (I do not have the best teeth but it's mainly due to my phobia of dentists rather than the sugary drinks I consume really). I would recommend anyone to give this a try.
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Sprite is a great lemonade drink and certainly one of the higher quality lemonades out there. It's one of the sweeter lemonades, unlike traditional lemonade, and doesn't leave a nasty after taste in your mouth. It's refreshing and a great mixer with orange juice and other drinks.
Value for Money
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Sprite tends to be more expensive than other lemonades although it is on offer frequently so those times would be the best to try sprite if you are unsure of whether you will like it or not.
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Sprite is avalible in all suprtmarkets, most corner shops and in most resturants. Wherever you expect to find coca cola you will probably find Sprite. Sprite is also avalible in several meal deals and comes in a variety of sizes (i.e. cans, 500ml bottles, 2l bottles).
Day to day I try and avoid soft drinks as the resulting sugar crash leaves me as a grumpy mess incapable of doing anything! The odd day comes around however where all I want is a nice cold bottle of something fizzy and sugary. One of my favorite go-to drinks is Sprite. Sprite is a member of the Coca-Cola family of soft drinks, alongside the eponymous Coke, the tangy Fanta orange and of course "totally tropical" Lilt. As with most soft drinks Sprite comes in a standard 330ml can, a 500ml bottle and of course a larger 2l bottle.
The most common version of Sprite is of course it's trademark green plastic 500ml bottle. The bottle itself is about the same size as other brands but is made of an attractive green plastic and covered in small 8mm dimples, much like an oversized golfball! While I'd say that the dimples are purely for marketing purposes they actually work quite well at improving the grip of the bottle when wet. This comes in handy on a really hot day when condensation collects on the bottle.
The taste of Sprite is hard to explain. It's definitely NOT lemon and lime flavoured, despite the advertising. If you don't believe me go out and try a mix of lemon and lime juice, you'll quickly learn that Sprite is nothing of the sort. With that said it does taste quite nice, it's similar to it's main rival, 7-UP but tastes harsher and more akin to club soda. It's probably a matter of opinion but I prefer the flavour of Sprite. The harsh tones seem to provide a greater sense of refreshment than 7UP. Also as it tastes less sweet it seems to leave less residue in your mouth afterwards.
Sprite is a national icon at this point. You see it everywhere when you go to the cinema, Tescos or even your local petrol station. It's a tasty beverage but like all soft drinks is full to the brim of sugar and is quite damaging to your teeth. If it wasn't for that I would give it 5 stars easily, but after noting the sugar I'll have to drop it to 4. It's still a great treat on a hot day though!
Sprite is one of those classic fizzy drinks that really quenches your thirst. I don't care what the experts say about soft drinks dehydrating you, (which is probably true), you cannot beat a cold one of these on a hot day or when you're dying for a cold drink.
The taste of Sprite has a real zing to it that gives you a boost straightaway. It's stronger, more carbonated than your average lemonade, yet doesn't bloat you half as much as other brands do.
It doesn't rest heavy on your stomach either, nor does it make your gums sticky, like coke and pepsi drinks sometimes do.
It is definately best served ice cold though. If you drink say, half the bottle, leave it for a bit then come back to it, it just tastes so much less fizzy and vibrant as when you unscrewed the bottle first time round. The bottle itself sits really well in your hand, helped by the little indentations in the plastic. The green colour also sells that feeling of neutrality and natural quality that helps with the refreshing vibe.
This is definately my soft drink tipple of choice this Summer, and if you don't mind shelling out that little bit more for a well known brand, this drink will give you a boost and will go well with any meal, cold or hot.
Although Diet Coke is my favourite Juice, I do have a break from it now and again and look for the non Coke Juice now and again. Since I like Lemonade kind of drinks, then that is why I like Sprite.
People seem divided on what tastes better - Sprite or 7up. They are both similar tasting but I think that Sprite tastes that bit nicer.
You get Sprite in a few different sizes and ways. The 2 litre bottles cost around £1.70, but are currently on offer for £1 in Asda just now, The 500ml bottles cost around £1 thesedays, and the 6 can Multipacks cost around £2.80. You don't seem to be able to get this in individual tins where I go, which makes me reach for the 500ml bottle instead. The bottles and tins look alright.
So how does this taste? It is a nice taste. This is like Lemonade but it is Lemon and Lime, so a nice clear Juice which is refreshing. You can certainly taste the Lemon and Lime in here and it tastes fresh and crisp. This is sparkling enough, but the Fizz doesn't stay in it all that long. Even when this is a bit flat then I think it still tastes alright.
This is the normal version that I am reviewing and not the Diet one, so per 100ml this has 43 calories . With the Diet one you don't get quite as much sweet flavour - as you would expect, but there isn't too much difference between the 2 of them.
A nice drink which makes a change from Coca Cola and is great served Ice cold.
For anyone who does not know, Sprite is a great refreshing fizzy drink produced by the Coca-Cola company. It was first introduced in the United States back in 1961, as a response to the very popular 7 Up drink which was taking the market by storm.
Sprite comes in a nice bright green plastic bottle, and has a large blue and green label going around the centre of the bottle with 'Sprite' in big white lettering. Above the word sprite there is a picture of half a lemon attached to half a lime. The lemon / lime picture is there due to the flavour of sprite, as it is similar to lemonade, due to the hint of lemon, but it also has a hint of lime in there making it somewhat different in taste compared to basic lemonade.
The drink itself is a clear solution, and it looks just like regular lemonade is it fizzes away in a glass, but the taste is a little different mainly due to the lime flavourings. The lime does help to give it a real citrus flavour, and makes it lovely and refreshing.
Sprite comes in 500 ml plastic bottles, 2000 ml (2L) plastic bottles, and 330 ml aluminium cans, all of which are recyclable. As usual sprite works out cheapest if it is purchased in bulk, and so the 2 Litre bottle works out the cheapest, and generally costs around £1:80, which is good value compared to a 330 ml can which typically costs about 60p!
Sprite is delicious, and has a great refreshing taste, and I think the combination of the lemon and lime (natural) flavourings is just right, with neither of them being too overpowering. Sprite is best served cold, and with ice, and I tend to keep it in the fridge, so that it is nice and cold at all times. It does combine well as a mixer for spirits, and I do enjoy a Gin and Sprite, or even a Vodka and Sprite, especially if we have no lemon or lime in the fridge, as it gives out those flavourings anyway.
Nutritional wise, it gets a little scary, as do most carbonated drinks, and I suppose when it is produced by Coca-Cola it is no surprise that it contains a lot of sugar!
A 250 ml serving contains a whopping 26.4 grams of sugar, along with 109 calories. For anyone (like myself) who would tend to pour out a large pint glass of sprite, a 500 ml serving gives 52.8 grams of sugar which is 58% of an adults recomended daily amount gone in just one glass!
Overall Sprite is a delicious and refreshing drink, which goes down just nice on a hot day when served cold. The sugar content is very high though, so keep an eye out for that, as it will soon add up to an awful lot, which will be no good for the teeth. Coca-Cola also do another healthier version of Sprite, called Sprite Zero. This is well worth a try, as it still tastes ok, but it has Zero sugar in it, and Zero calories!
Thanks for reading.
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Sprite is probably one of my favourite fizzy drinks and is a lovely alternative to lemonade. It's described by the manufacturer, Coca Cola, as a lemon and lime flavoured, caffeine free soft drink.
Sprite's been around for a while to say the least, as it was first introduced back in 1961.
Sprite is available in cans and plastic bottles, both of which have a green colour scheme.
The bottle is a traunslucent green with a thick srtrip of plasticy paper wrapped around it with the sprite logo on the front of the bottle and nutritional info on the back. The bottle's available in a variety of sizes.
The can has 'sprite' written across in in a clear font with a half lemon half lime above it. The colour of the can is green and blue with dashes of silver. The can is 330ml - the same size as a can of coke or pepsi.
Taste wise it's a very sweet lemonade taste with the hint of lime making it much tastier and more unusual than a usual lemonade drink. The smell is lemony and sweet. It's nice and fizzy and takes a few hours or so to go flat. It's a very refreshing drink and goes well in a glass with ice on a summery day, but is a nice little pick up to have with your pack up aswell. It's very sweet and sugary so not reccomended for anyone who prefers diet drinks as it's available in a lower calorie version which is called 'sprite zero'.
Prices vary but here are some accurate guidelines:
2 litre bottle: £2.60
6 x 330ml cans: £2.90
500ml bottle: £1.05
Overall you''re paying around the same price as you would for any other coca cola product. In my opinion it's a tad on the expensive side if you're a sprite fan and buying alot of it, but i've seen it various times in my local poundland at 2 x 500ml bottles for a pound, so i'd reccomend looking around.
The calories in Sprite are quite high at 44 calories per 100ml, with 10 grams of sugar. A 500ml bottle will set you back 220 calories and a huge 50 grams of sugar which is quite honestly shocking and before writing this review i had no idea how high the sugar actually was! It's certiannly made me decide that sprite's best for a treat and not to be drank in excess. As mentioned before though, low calorie versions are available which contain low calorie sweeteners instead of sugar.
Overall: Reccomended as long as you're not fussed about the high sugar.