“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Soft Drinks „
I like a drink of lemonade and when I was browsing the drinks isle in Tesco I decided to give this cloudy lemonade a go because I hadn't bought it before and thought I may like it being a little different to a normal clear lemonade.
It comes inside a transparent plastic bottle with the name clearly on the front and so can be easily spotted on a shelf. It does stand out slightly more than the other lemonades because the liquid is cloudy. The cloudy look didn't put me off the drink, quite the opposite because I do like to try drinks which are a little different at times to others on the shelf.
The liquid is a yellow colour but a very light shade of yellow, it has a normal smell of lemonade and smells no different to any other cheaper brand. It is a pleasant smell and has a lemon smell which is fairly strong but not overpowering.
Once the cap is removed it does have quite a lot of fizz when pouring it into a glass and fizzes quite well being a cheaper brand of lemonade. The fizz soon settles down in the normal way. When I took my first sip of the drink I wasn't sure if I would like the taste of it but I was pleasantly surprised how nice a taste it actually turned out to be. It had a nice lemon taste which didn't taste at all bland and it wasn't a bitter or sour taste. It wasn't the kind of taste were I wanted to instantly spit it out. I found my first glass was quite enjoyable and quite a refreshing taste.
The second glass I drank the next day I placed a couple of ice cubes inside the glass which is something I quite often like to do because I think the ice cubes help refresh a drink that little bit more and I always like to drink soft drinks chilled and like to drink them straight from the fridge so it is nice and cold and the cubes just add that little extra kick to a drink in my opinion.
When I leave my drink of this lemonade to stand for a while I find the fizz is still apparent when I later go to drink it and I would say the fizz does last for an adequate length of time when left to stand and it isn't flat as I expected it to be leaving it to stand for a while. It is slightly flatter than a branded kind but that is expected from a shops own brand of fizzy drinks.
This drink is made from real lemons to give it a more natural flavour and I think the real lemons give the drink that nice lemon taste and not an artificial taste.
The drink does look cloudy in appearance in the glass but it doesn't have any tiny bits floating in the liquid and it doesn't appear a dirty look but it does look quite different to a normal lemonade inside the glass. The cloudy appearance doesn't change at all and remains cloudy all the time in the glass.
I really like the taste of this lemonade, it is packed with flavour and a change drinking a cloudy drink instead of the normal clear liquid of lemonade.
For a 2 litre bottle it cost just 65p and I think it is a very good value price for the money and well worth it. The quality is really good too and it is very affordable for any budget in my opinion. Is also on offer for £2 for 4 bottles so a little saving if wanting to buy more than one bottle.
For a 100ml amount inside a glass it contains just 3 calories and so I think it is a nice drink if you are on a diet plan and want to drink a glass of this lemonade with a meal or for a drink any time of the day you fancy a glass of lemonade.
I recommend this lemonade if you are looking for a nice taste of lemons and not one which taste bitter or sour. I will most certainly buy this one again in the future because it is a pleasant drink and really refreshing.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
Tesco Cloudy Lemonade ( NO ADDED SUGAR )We got this because " no added sugar " sounded great, we assumed that it might be just Tesco Cloudy Lemonade without the " added sugar " .. as it said. BUT NOOOOO.... the label is very deceptive! " No added sugar " actually translates as - PACKED FULL OF DISGUSTING TASTING SWEETENERS INSTEAD.I am really disappointed in this product, Tesco should make it more clear that when they say " no added sugar " it actually means, no sugar, full of SWEETENERS.This product is DISGUSTING !!!!.. AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS, I'm returning the bottle tomorrow minus the glass I spat out into the SINK.. WAKE UP TESCO!
As my town recently had some sun the drinks in my house where disappearing rapidly since there is a few of us living here. On the next shop I made it my point to get a couple of cheap bottles of pop in just so that when all the favourite pop in my house is done there is something to drink rather than tap water. When in Tesco I saw this Cloudy Lemonade for just 65p so I brought 2x 2litre bottles. I thought at that price it was a bargain and even if they didn't taste good it was worth a try.
The drink is a yellow colour and having never drank this before I thought it would be regular lemonade but called Cloudy because of it's colour but I was wrong. The Cloudy Lemonade is very fizzy and has a very refreshing taste. It tastes almost like freshly squeezed lemons which I find is why it is so refreshing. The drink has a huge amount of flavour which was surprising because of it's cheap price. I thought it would have been watered down but it actually was full of taste. Despite the drinks fizziness the drink still goes down well and rather than feeling like you have just swallowed loads of acid like some other fizzy drinks like coke. This feels smooth when swallowing almost like you are drinking squash or something but it still obvious how fizzy the drink is. For these best taste for me I like when it is ice cold. This is a good drink for the summer time to keep cool.
Ingredients & Storage Guideline
Carbonated Water,Sugar ,Comminuted Lemon From Concentrate (4%) ,Fruit Juices From Concentrate (2%) (Lemon Juice from Concentrate, Orange Juice from Concentrate) ,Malic Acid ,Flavouring ,Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sulphur Dioxide)
Once opened, keep refrigerated and consume within 3 days.
Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.
The drink contains no artificial colours which is probably why it tastes as natural as it does.
I usually store all my bottled pops in a cupboard in the kitchen so that is where I stored the Cloudy Lemonade. I usually put drinks in the fridge after one bottle has finished. As for the consume within 3 day I think they say this because within this time it tastes the best. After that it gets a little flat and don't taste half as good. In my house it gets finished is 2 days tops because everyone loves it.
The packaging is the Tesco home brand style packaging which doesn't really do much for the promotion of the drink. It just makes it look cheap and like it probably won't taste good but that is not the case at all. I do think they could use a nice design just to make the drink look more appealing.
Overall the drink is very nice and I would recommend it to anyone especially at it's cheep and cheerful price.
I buy loads of stuff from Tesco and whilst my husband and daughter prefer Tesco's own brand of Cola and fizzy orange, I like their own brand of cloudy lemonade, as it makes a nice change as I get fed up with cola flavours and I also find orange fizz a bit unnatural tasting. Tesco cloudy lemonade comes in a large 2 litre sized clear plastic bottle with a twist off cap. It's only 65p for the bottle and as it's mainly me who drinks this, then a bottle will last me best part of a week. During that time, it loses some of it's fizz, which is inevitable, as the top is on and off frequently, but it tastes delicious and is very thirst quenching, right down to the very last drop.
I love this lemonade as it has a great old-fashioned taste to it and I can really taste the flavour of fresh lemons. It is made with no artificial flavours though obviously as this is sugar free and is a 'diet' lemonade, it does contain artificial sweeteners. The colour is a very pale and delicate yellow and it really is cloudy when I pour it out into a glass. It's impossible to see through it.
The fizz is very impressive when the bottle has been opened for the first time and once poured into the glass I can really see the huge amount of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. I have had several glasses of this lemonade over the past few days, mainly as I have been sitting out in the deckchair in the back garden, watching my husband mow our back and front lawn.
This lemonade is best served very well chilled and it's nice when I add a generous dollop of ice cubes. My daughter likes it served with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and a couple of straws and multi-coloured sprinkles on the top! It makes such a nice tasty change to the usual run of the mill fizzy drinks and I always consider lemonade to be more of a summer drink as it's so light and refreshing.
This is one of my favourite soft drinks at the moment and I really do recommend you try it.
=Tesco Cloudy Lemonade (diet) 2 Litre bottle=
I like fizzy drinks and my daughter does, but I limit it to 1 bottle at a weekend as a treat, and on one of our visits to Tesco we choose this cloudy lemonade, my daughter was surprised to see this as she was just use to the clear lemonade.
This is a Tesco own brand product and can be brought in store as well as online. A 2 litre bottle is 65p.
The drink comes on a 2 litre plastic bottle which is clear plastic.
The drink has a nice taste of lemons and is a strong taste, it has been with real lemons and no artificial flavours, for an cheaper bottle is a good selling point.
When you open the bottle, you get a hit of the fizz and a smell of lemons. Once poured into a glass there is a good array of bubbles, not overpowering that it feels like their going up your nose, but enough to know you have a fizzy drink. The drink is a pale yellow colour, with an element of a cloudy effect.
Based on a 100ml glass it has 3 calories and 0.3grams of sugar.
=Length of fizz=
The fizz lasts for about 20 minutes in a glass but even flat it still tastes nice, I find it is a refreshing drink and on a summers day (when we have one!), this is lovely as a long drink with ice cubes
The fizz does last for the time it takes me to drink it but if I have left my drink for awhile I find the fizz isn't apparent but the taste is just the same but a flat drink. I mainly drink it within 5 minutes of pouring it into my glass. It is a refreshing drink and quenches my thirst very well indeed. I always try to serve my pop from a fridge as I feel that gives it a better taste,
I have tried this with Vodka, and some ice cubes, and I can say it is absolutely beautiful, it really gives an added dimension to the Vodka, it would also work well with Gin, instead of bitter lemon.
This is excellent priced own brand drink, with a unique take with the cloudiness, and for 2 litres it lasts us a couple of days and still keeps the fizz in the bottle. I would defiantly buy this again.
I have lots of grandchildren of all ages, some of them drink fizzy drinks being the elder ones but the younger ones don't drink it because it isn't suitable for them to drink. I like to drink fizzy drinks and I bought this drink because it was cheap to buy.
It comes in a clear plastic bottle and the drink looks a cloudy pale yellow colour inside the bottle. This doesn't bother me at all looking cloudy. As soon as the top is removed I can hear the sound of the pop. The drink is fizzy when poured into a glass but it does lose some fizz once it has settled in the glass after it has been left for a while.
It has a nice taste of the lemons and is a fairly strong taste being such a cheaply priced fizzy drink. It doesn't have a bitter or sour taste to it and just tastes of lemons. It is made with real lemons too, which is an added bonus and no artificial lemons added to it. I can taste the lemon flavour is quite strong and my grandchildren like this drink as much as I do. They like lemonade and this one is a real winner for us all. It is fairly sweet but not that sweet that it tastes unpleasant. It tastes really nice indeed.
You get 2 litres for the cheap price of just 65p. This drink is good value for this price. It is a diet lemonade and for 100ml it contains just 3 calories and 0.3g of sugars. So you get a good sweetness of the lemon for a lot less calorie intact if you are on a diet etc. None of us are on a diet in my household.
The fizz does last for the time it takes me to drink it but if I have left my drink fr awhile I find the fizz isn't apparent but the taste is just the same but a flat drink. I mainly drink it within 5 minutes of pouring it into my glass. It is a refreshing drink and quenches my thirst very well indeed.
I leave the bottle in my fridge and find it is nice drank cold rather than at room temperature. We just prefer our drinks straight from the fridge because it has a much better taste. I think this one would be a nice one to drink during the summer months when the weather is really hot. It quenches the thirst really well indeed.
This drink is cheap to buy and I do recommend it if you like a glass of lemonade. I will most definitely buy it again because it is a real winner for my family and myself to drink.
Don't be put off by the cloudy look of this drink because it tastes really nice and a very good quality drink from Tesco's. A nice family drink but not one I would allow my younger grandchildren to drink because I don't think fizzy drinks of this kind should be served to very young children but it is suitable for my older grandchildren to drink.
I rate it 5 stars.
I must admit that I'm a bit of a fizzy drinks drinker. I'm not sure what it is about carbonated 'soda' but it always attracts my attention. It will therefore be no surprise to know that when I saw this in my local Tesco then it was something I had to buy.
The bottle of 2 litres came in at 65p, which is cheap, but even cheaper at 50p if you bought 4 bottles which gave you a reduced figure of £2.00. This can be mixed with other bottles too, which is what I did rather than have 8 litres of cloudy lemonade.
I bought the diet version. I always tend to do this with fizzy drinks, as although I know the acid will not do my teeth any good, I know the calories will be low and hopefully not add to my expanding waistline. he calories come in at 3kcals per 100ml. So if my calculations are correct on a two litre bottle that should only be 60kcal in total.
What has just surprised me though reading the details to write the review is that sugar is 0.5g per 100ml. That equates to 10g of sugar. Usually my diet drinks have little or no sugar and I'm not keen on that level to be honest.
The bottle looks like the one pictured about. It has a bitter lemon kind of colour to it. It also has all the bits of lemon if you allow it to settle. Looking at my empty glass now I can see the residue on the sides and at the bottom. Not huge amounts but enough to tell anybody you'd just drank a lemon drink.
The flavour is excellent though. It is not too bitter but does give a little bitterness. The children have drank it and they haven't complained which is something they's do if it was too tartery. A downside though is if you want to use it as a mixer, obviously it isn't ideal in these circumstances. The drink though is very fizzy and is a delight to drink. I could see it being even more so in the summer months, in the garden, with maybe ice etc.
Carbonated Water,Comminuted Lemon From Concentrate (4%) ,Fruit Juices From Concentrate (2%) (Lemon Juice from Concentrate, Orange Juice from Concentrate) ,Malic Acid ,Flavouring ,Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sulphur Dioxide) ,Sweetener (Sucralose)
I would recommend this drink (with caution because of the sugar content) because the flavour and fizziness is great. Treat yourself to 4 flavours at only 50p a bottle. Much cheaper than some of the branded drinks out there.
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Normally I don't go near lemonade. The vast majority of the stuff in supermarkets has never seen a lemon and has an ingredients list like a chemistry lab store cupboard.The best thing about this drink is that there are no artificial sweetneers which make any drink taste metalic and generally pretty nasty. You normally need to pay several times the cost of thins drink to get anything half decent ie Cracker's lemonade http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=272592607Just a shame my local Tesco has stopped selling it, instead stocking the "Diet" version which replaces the sugar with 1,6-Dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-β-D-fructofuranosyl -4-chloro-4-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranoside.That must be loads better for you!!!!
I really do believe you can't beat a glass of cloudy lemonade on a hot summers day. It's quite nice to sit here thinking about it when I see the dismal weather outside my window at the moment!
This bottle of cloudy lemonade from Tescos is made from the usual type of plastic that you would find a bottle of pop in. It is sturdy enough when it is full but becomes less sturdy the more drink you take from it. Wrapped around the bottle is a dark green label telling consumers what the product is. On this label there is also nutrition information and the usual storage instructions etc.
The bottle top comes off easily and as you start pouring it into your glass you can smell the sweet lemony smell of the lemonade. The difference between normal lemonade and cloudy lemonade is really quite self explanatory but just to clarify, this lemonade is a cloudy white colour whereas normal lemonade has a water like appearance. Also, cloudy lemonade has a very strong lemon flavour which you don't necessarily find in a normal lemonade.
At first the drink is very fizzy but this does wear off after a couple of days. It is lovely when you have first opened the bottle though and it is all fizzy and refreshing. If you have ice cubes in your drink it is even better. It is refreshing and sweet and does taste extremely lemony but it also tastes quite sugary. There is however a lot of sugar in the bottle so this probably explains why. In 100ml of the drink there are 11.2g of sugar so you need to be careful with this drink and not overdose on sugar from it! It really is a lovely tasting drink though and I would recommend it in small doses for summery days.
This bottle from Tescos is fantastic value for money at 57p for 2 litres, you really can't go wrong with a price like that.
"Another fizzy drink review?!" I hear you cry... well yes because admittedly I am a carbonated beverage junkie that probably gets through so much of the fizzy stuff that I should probably be admitted to rehab to curb my addiction, or at least attend meetings where I can discuss my issue with fellow addicts. I don't drink lemonade very often (due to being a die hard coke fan) but when I do it just has to be of the cloudy variety, I can't really abide that clear stuff with a sickly sweetness - no I like mine with a bit of tang, bite...oomph!
As far as I am concerned, one of the best cloudy lemonades you will ever find is none other than Tesco's own; this delightful beverage costs just 57p for a 2 litre bottle and reassuringly is made with real lemons I kid you not! The drink itself is cloudy pale yellow in colour and reminds me of the traditional homemade stuff that your granny would lovingly make for you on a lazy summer afternoon; on opening the bottle you are greeted with a distinct lemon aroma that smells real, not the sort of fake lemon you get that whiffs like kitchen cleaner. Poured into a glass this drink has just the right amount of fizz, not too much that it bubbles up your nose when you take a sip but neither is it flat like a sad and sorry pancake.
I find this lemonade to be really refreshing and thirst quenching, there's a lovely sweetness that cuts through the bitterness of the lemons with the 2 flavours going hand in hand and producing a drink that is neither too sour that is puckers up your face nor too sweet that drinking it is like swigging syrup. The lemons in this give a real authentic flavour that puts the drink way above its competitors. For the price I think you can't go wrong, beautiful over ice whilst lounging in the garden on a warm evening and would also be ticketyboo for picnics. It's quite high in sugar at 27.9g per 250ml and the calories aren't fab per serving either (120 if you're wondering) but I really think it's worth it for the splendid taste, so go on and pop it in your trolley - 57p very well spent. :)
I bought a two litre bottle of this cloudy lemonade from Tesco for the bargain price of 44p.
The lemonade is a cloudy colour, hence the name, and it is a carbonated drink. Usually these are on offer for 80p, which makes them even cheaper at just 40p each. The lemonade tastes better when it has been chilled in the fridge. I usually chill mine for at least an hour after buying it. That way the lemonade tastes even more refreshing after being chilled for a good while. The lemonade can be drunk hot OR cold, it's great drunk hot when you're suffering from a cold as the heat from the drink really helps to clear your airways.
The lemonade tastes great as it has a real tangy citrus taste that really hits the tastebuds. You can taste a genuine lemonade flavour, as the drink is made with genuine lemons, which is much better than using artificial flavourings. The drink leaves a pleasant citrus aftertaste in your mouth after drinking and it really helps to quench your thirst, leaving you feeling satisified and hydrated. The drink is a great summer drink as it tastes really refreshing.
Tip: Try adding some slices of real lemon to the drink for added flavour and a touch of crushed ice is great with this too! You can also drink the lemonade with vodka added to it which gives it a nice boozy kick! If you don't want to add lemons try adding limes as they taste great with this too!
I would recommend this cloudy lemonade. It's not too high in calories and it contains trace of fat. It is a little high in sugar though, hence why I drink the drink in moderation.
When it comes to buying soft drinks being diabetic I have to have diet or no added sugar varieties so tend to stick to fruit flavoured squash or diet coke on occasions, however over Christmas as we were having family round we stocked up on our regular drinks but also brought Lemonade as well for those who preferred that, this isn't something I would normally buy or drink, however I found that I really enjoyed it so recently when we did our weeks shop I was looking at the soft drinks and spotted Tescos No Added Sugar Cloudy Lemonade so I decided to buy a bottle and give it a go, over Christmas we brought Schweppes Lemonade as we did not particularly like the Tesco version in the past but I thought the Cloudy version might be different.
The Cloudy Lemonade comes in a large clear 2 litre plastic bottle, this allows you to see he colour of the lemonade inside, it has a small silver screw lid which is very easy to remove and replace. Wrapped around the middle of the bottle is a clear plastic label. On the front and back of the bottle is a large yellow coloured oval shape outline with a green border, written within this border is "Old Favourites" (written towards the top of the label) and "made with real lemons" (written towards the bottom of the label, this writing is in the same yellowy creamy colour as the oval itself. There is a rectangle shape again in the same yellow colour which cuts right across the middle of the oval breaking up the green border, this has a green swirly pattern around the edges of it, written inside this are the words "No Added Sugar" in black and "Cloudy Lemonade" written in a dark green. The only other information on the front and back of the label is a green circle in one corner with "No added sugar" written inside in black" and the nutritional information. All of the product information is written down one side of the label this includes allergy advise, cautions, ingredients and nutrition, along with a small amount of additional information.
The Cloudy Lemonade is what the name suggests, the colour of the lemonade rather than being clear is a pale yellow it reminds me a bit of lemon juice, when I brought the Cloudy Lemonade I was a bit concerned that it was going to be just like the Tesco regular lemonade which to me did not taste anything like lemons. However when I removed the lid I did give the bottle a little sniff and I could smell quite a strong fragrance of lemons coming from the lemonade so I was hopeful. The drink was very fizzy as I poured it into a glass and when I tasted it I was very impressed with the strong lemon flavour, it was nothing like I expected it to be, the lemon taste was very strong, my husband described it as sour but personally I do not find it sour, it does have a sharp lemon taste to it but personally I like lemon flavoured products to be quite sharp rather than sickly sweet. I really did enjoy Tesco Cloudy Lemonade it had a very refreshing flavour to it which was enhanced by putting the bottle in the fridge and serving it chilled, this would be lovely on a hot summers day.
The allergy advise on the back of the bottle states that this product contains sulphates and although no nuts are used it cannot be guaranteed that this was not produced in a but free factory. I was quite surprised to see allergy advise on the back of this product as I wouldn't have thought it really contained anything that could cause harm, however if you suffer with food allergies it is always worth checking the labels first.
This stated that this was a pressurised container and to open with care covering the cap. Now I can speak from experience if too much pressure builds up in these bottles it can be painful I have removed a lid before which has been forced off by the pressure built up inside the bottle hurting my hand and resulting in the lid still being behind our fridge so you do need to be careful especially if the bottle has been knocked over or shook.
The nutritional information is given per 250ml serviing and includes
*Calories - 9
*Sugar - 1.3g (these are natural occurring sugars)
*Fat - 0g
*Saturates - 0g
*Salt - Trace
Calories wise this product is ideal but for me its more a case of it contains no sugar or no added sugar rather than naturally occurring sugars. It also states that this product is suitable for vegetarians which is perfect for me.
Obviously I brought this Cloudy Lemonade from Tesco, and it cost me just 54p for a 2 litre bottle. Personally I thought this was excellent value for money, I am the only one in our house who drinks this as my husband wasn't keen on the sharp lemon flavour so this bottle lasts me quite a while as it is not something I drink all of the time, instead I just occasionally have a glass if I fancy something fizzy to drink.
I would certainly recommend Tesco Cloudy Lemonade, it has the taste of real lemons and not an artificial taste, it has quite a sharp lemon taste to it as well, this may not be to everyone's liking especially if you prefer sweeter drinks, my husband only drinks no added sugar drinks as its easier to just have all of our drinks in the house as diet yet he still thinks this is 'sour' for me this is not the case and I like the sharpness of the lemons, I would say it is a refreshing drink and best served cold from the fridge. It is an excellent price for such a large bottle of drink. Personally this isn't something I would drink all of the time but it does make a nice change from the regular squash drinks and the occasional diet coke, I would say this is one of those products that you will either like or dislike. It is definitely a product I would recommend.
I tend to try and drink a lot of squashes (as you may know from some of my other reviews), but every so often a nice refreshing fizzy drink is just what you need. For those moments my personal tastes is normally to go for a lemonade.
As I normally shop in Tesco I picked up a bottle of this cloudy lemonade on my last shop. As this is a Tesco branded product it is only available in Tesco stores. You can buy this product both in the version that contains sugar and the sugar free version which contains sweeteners instead. I bought the sugar free version in an attempt to be kinder to my teeth. A 2 litre bottle cost 46p.
The drink comes in a pretty standard 2 litre bottle. A clear bottle with a pale green label with pictures of lemons on and the name of the product - Tesco sugar free cloudy lemonade. The bottle being clear means you can see the product inside which is a cloudy yellow colour - what you would expect for a 'cloudy' lemonade.
So, I got home and poured myself a glass. It may seem a strange thing to say, but this lemonade really did have a lemon taste to it. A really refreshing zesty lemon taste to it, slightly sweet, but not overpoweringly so. Definitely had more of a taste to it than your standard supermarket branded lemonade. Now, as I had only just got it home this first glass of it that I had was at room temperature, and I found it really refreshing. Once you have put the bottle in the fridge for a while to chill it down a little it had even more of a refreshing kick to it. The drink has a really nice after taste to it - nice and lemony with a little of the sweetness still remaining too.
I found the fizziness to last for a relatively decent amount of time. Admittedly the fizz didn't last as long as some other premium brands out there. We got to the end of the bottle about 4 days after initially opening and a degree of the fizz still remained, but nowhere near as much as was there when initially opened. This is my only real grumble about this product and the reason for it dropping a star, though it was still refreshing at least even if there was a limited fizz to it.
As an ickle lad, I remember singing carols at the local vicarage and being invited in for home made cloudy lemonade. That was a long time ago and has nothing to do with Tesco Cloudy Lemonade except that when buying this I always think back to those happy days as a child when Mums did make a lot of things themselves rather than buy stuff from the shops. We should all do more of that.
I mostly buy squashes rather than fizzy pop, but I do like this one and sometimes treat myself with this. It's only 3 calories per 100ml and it's a No Added Sugar lemonade made with real lemons. More specifically, it contains 4% Lemon Comminute from concentrate (includes all the bits) as well as 1% Lemon Juice from concentrate and, perhaps surprisingly it also contains 1% Orange Juice from concentrate.
It costs 48p per 2 litre bottle and the taste is quite authentic and strong. Lemon is one of my favourite flavours for a soft drink and this one always delivers refreshment and satisfaction as well as a nice sharp tangy taste. It is just fizzy enough to give it a bit of zing.
It scores all greens on the Food Standards Agency traffic light system so it's quite a healthy drink to imbibe. I would rank it as high if not slightly higher than the branded drink equivalents such as Fanta and Tango and it is considerably nicer than the cheaper variants available from the Johnny Come Lately value supermarkets such as Lidl and Aldi.
An innocent rather than a guilty pleasure.
As the sunshine approaches and threatens to stay for a while, I can't help by revert top type and go with what I usually associate with on a sunny day, especially in terms of food and drink. One thing we love is something that my wife has loved for years, but something that I've only enjoyed in the past 5 or 6 years or so: that's 'traditional' style lemonade.
There's a huge difference between this and the regular lemonade that's clear, the first one being the colour it is. It's a cloudy dark yellow/green colour, and I suppose this is to give the impression that it's made with real lemons. The fact that lemons are actually used in the making of it, as opposed to just using flavouring or concentrate, does help, but the extra colouration goes some way to driving this point home.
The taste also shows this, and one thing that you notice on the first sip is just how lemony it tastes. There's a sweetness in there that detracts from the sharp taste that lemon has, but it doesn't destroy this effect, and that's what I like about it: the balance is just right. Many a warm afternoon I've poured myself a glass of this and enjoyed it sitting by the sunny window (no garden, sadly), and with a smile on my face: it just seems right.
The aftertaste is also rather nice and lemony, although the sweetness lingers as well. I'd say that if you have a sweet tooth then this is a good option for you to go for, but if you're not overly fond of sweet drinks then this might be too much for you. Luckily, there's also a diet version that Tesco do and this still retains the taste but with a much reduced sweet taste. We quite often go for the diet version if we've had quite a bit of it in recent weeks.
The only bugbear I have is the fizziness. When you first open this, the fizziness is there in full, and it helps make the drink taste great. However, as this usually comes in a 2 litre bottle, we find that we get about two thirds through the bottle before the fizz is virtually gone. When this happens, the taste differs quite a bit, and as a flat drink it just isn't as nice. i don't particularly mind it, and therefore I find myself gulping it down to finish it off, but my wife's really not a fan of it when it gets flat: it's as if the sweetness comes out more and makes it a bit sickly.
The other thing I'd suggest is to make sure you drink it when chilled. Dropping the temperature of this cloudy lemonade makes such a difference, and just adds that extra refreshing nature that helps on a warm day. If you have it at room temperature, then it's just not as nice. Again, as with the fizziness, this is something that plays a big part in whether we bother or not to get it, and while we much prefer this to the regular lemonade that's clear, it does come with its own conditions, and these two are quite key.
Overall then, it's an enjoyable drink that we do love having at this time of year once the sun starts coming out. As long as it's fizzy and chilled, it's lovely, and it's just as easy to revert to the diet version if you're after something less sweet. Just watch out if it gets a bit flat or is at room temperature. Recommended.