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      17.10.2013 20:20
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      Fizzy, nice taste.

      Having lots of grandchildren means I have to buy lots of drinks for them to drink when they visit my home. I buy a wide variety of drinks to give them a change and some which are their favourites.

      The drink comes housed in a clear plastic bottle, it has a really nice taste and I can best describe it being like lemonade but not so lemony in flavour, has a slight taste of vanilla. It isn't a bitter taste or sour and is a nice blend of the flavour.

      It has lots of fizz and it fizzes well when pouring it from the bottle into the glass. It does hold the fizz fairly well and the whole time my grandchildren and myself drink it. It doesn't lose any fizz like some shops cheaper brands of cream soda. It is also a freshing drink when cold and straight from the fridge, it doesn't taste so nice when drinking it room temperature and doesn't taste so refreshing. We never drink it luke warm and always drink it chilled.

      This drink doesn't taste bland, it has a nice texture in the mouth and a pleasant enough drink. My grandchildren love this drink, although the younger ones don't drink it because they don't drink a lot of fizzy drinks but the older ones love it. Has a nice smell too and one being of a mixture of lemon and vanilla. It isn't a nasty smell.

      It contains vanilla extract which helps it have a nice taste and a good ingredient for this drink and helps give it a nice smooth texture.

      It contains no added sugar and a good one to buy if you are maybe trying to lose a little weight and is much better for children and adults alike. It only contains per 100ml 1 calorie so nothing to cry about for the amount of calorie content of the drink. It can be surprising how many calories drinks contain but this one would be a good one if you have to count your daily calorie amount.

      It is very cheap to buy and only costs 65p for a 2 litre bottle, good value for money and a very good quality for this price. Is also available in can and a pack of 6 cans can be bought for just 99p. I also buy the cans to take to work for a refreshing cold drink during the day.

      It is one all of my family like and I will continue to buy it on a regular basis because it is a good drink for all the family.

      Is ideal for a BBQ drink and a change from just plain lemonade. One which I think would be a drink lots of people at the BBQ would enjoy and one which they won't think is a very cheap drink at all.

      I highly recommend this drink, it suits our taste buds and is a very good price indeed. Good price if you love cream soda and I think Tesco are selling a nice tasty drink at less price than some of the branded ones you can buy.

      I rate it 5 stars.

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        27.01.2013 19:33
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        Great drink!

        Tesco Cream Soda comes in a see-through two litre bottle with a blue label and yellow writing on it or in packs of 6 silver cans with blue writing on them that each contain 330ml of cream soda. I think that the packaging is quite attractive, more so than some brands of cream soda, and I think that this was what attracted me to buying this product.

        It costs about 57p in most Tesco stores that I have seen it in and I think that this is a very reasonable price considering that it is only a knock-off version of the real thing. I expected it to taste vile like some of the other supermarket brands of Cream Soda but at that price I decided that it would be worth trying. If it was disgusting, at least I wouldn't have lost much.

        Upon opening the bottle, there was a distinctive smell of vanilla and I instantly thought that it wasn't as bad as I remembered it being. I poured some of it into a glass and it came out of the bottle clear which I remember some brands not doing. I thought that this was a good thing straight away as it didn't look like it had any impurities in it at all. I drank some of it and I was pleasantly surprised - it didn't taste like the Barr's Cream Soda but it wasn't bad. The only way I could really describe it was that it tasted somewhat like lemonade without the lemons and with vanilla instead. I would most definitely buy this again.

        On the other hand though, when I bought the cans of Cream Soda from Tesco, they were nowhere near as nice. They were far too fizzy compared to the bottle. They then went flat within about 5 minutes and lost what little flavour they had while the fizz was there.

        In my opinion, the bottle is well worth purchasing for 57p but the cans for £1.50 or so are nothing like the bottle at all and not worth the money. And besides, you get far more in one 2 litre bottle anyway than you would in 6 cans for more money.

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        01.07.2012 14:14
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        Great stuff

        When I was a lad I used to love a nice drink of cream soda. Even the name of it brings back many happy memories. Then I spied a bottle of this in Tesco's the other week and I told my dear other half I would just have to get a bottle to see if it tasted as good as I remember it did when I was little.

        The bottle I chose is Tesco's own brand and it comes in a large two litre sized bottle and cost 59p. Bargain!. This isn't the 'full sugar' variety of cream soda - this is the one designed for ladies who are watching their weight. It only has one calorie per 100ml, so I reckoned I could drink this to my heart's content, without feeling guilty at all.

        I couldn't wait to get home and try this for the first time. I did, however, put it in the fridge before hand to get nice and cold, as I have vivid memories from childhood, drinking room temperature cream soda - not nice! Once I opened the bottle with the twist off cap, I was aware of the fact that this stuff is very fizzy indeed. It was really gassy and I had to e careful as the fizz was actually pouring up over the top of the bottle. Pouring it into the glass made the bubbles rise right to the top, and the little lad thought it was hilarious.

        We both had a large glass full. As for the taste - it was grand. It tasted sweet and of vanilla, just like a proper cream soda should taste. This was the first time my little lad had ever tasted cream soda but now he is also and addict, like me. The pop retains its fizz for a long time after the bottle has been opened.

        I find this a great refreshing and thirst quenching taste. I think it's an ideal summer drink and appeals to adults as well as children. I think the original cream soda I used to get when I was little were the small glass bottles from Barrs. This Tesco's one taste just as good as the original though, in my opinion.

        It's a great price and a great taste and definitely recommended.

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          23.04.2012 10:21
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          sweet vanilla flavoured pop

          I've just bought cream soda for the first time in absolutely years, I used to absolutely love cream soda as a child, we always used to get it from the pop man that came door to door. I don't think the pop man exists any more, so I got mine from Tescos!

          Cream soda is a vanilla flavoured fizzy soft drink, it has been around for ages and you can get various supermarket own brand versions of cream soda, plus branded versions such as Barrs.

          I chose the Tescos own brand cream soda, it comes in a 2 litre bottle, and currently costs 57 pence per bottle. This is a no added sugar cream soda, which I think is probably what attracted me to it as I do normally buy the diet versions of soft drinks. The bottle states that it contains just 1 kcal per 100ml. So as I mentioned cream soda is a vanilla flavoured drink, and the bottle does state that this contains vanilla extract.

          So how does it taste? - I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of this, I hadn't expected too much to be honest as it was just a supermarket own brand and it was so cheap, however it has a really pleasant taste. I can't say that it was really vannilla'y', but you could certainly taste the vanilla, just probably not as much as I would have liked. It also wasn't as sweet as I though it would be. My husband thought that this was a good thing, however I think that I would have liked it to be a bit sweeter.

          The cream soda was really fizzy, and the bottle didn't lose any of its fizz either, even after being kept in the fridge for a couple of days.

          I would definately buy this again, even though I would have preferred it to have a stronger vanilla taste, and for it to be a bit sweeter. I think that it is still a really pleasant flavoured fizzy drink, and for the price it's perfect.

          I'm just kind of wondering as I write this, how this would taste as a mixer for Absolut Vanilla Vodka, fab I presume, maybe I'll try it later!!

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          12.03.2012 12:32
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          A great value drink

          This drink cost me 44p when I last bought it, which was a few weeks ago.

          The drink is a carbonated drink that is made with vanilla extract. The drink comes in a two litre transparent bottle with an attractive label on the front of it. The drink pours well from the bottle, although the bottle itself is a little flimsy so be extra careful not to split it when you pour it. The drink is fizzy but it's not too fizzy. It smells quite sweet and it's perfect for parties as children would love the sweet taste. The drink has a sort of vanilla aroma to it that smells very yummy and very inviting!

          The drink tastes great. It has a real cream soda taste which I would describe as quite sweet and tangy. The drink is great drunk on it's own or with food. When drank with food the drink really helps to wash your food down and it doesn't leave me feeling bloated after. After drinking the drink leaves a pleasant aftertaste in the mouth after drinking which is a sort of sweet vanilla taste. This is a really yummy drink that's perfect for people with a sweet tooth as it helps to satisfy a craving.

          I would recommend this drink as it's excellent quality and I love the sweet American taste to it.

          It's not too high in calories and it's not too high in sugar either, I would describe the sugar content as moderate. It contains trace of fat. It's not too bad when drunk in moderation I suppose!

          A yummy drink.

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          28.08.2011 23:54
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          Nice enough consumed in small amounts!

          I love pop and I can't seem to ever consume enough of the stuff. I do try to avoid it as much as possible though as I know it isn't all that great for me however I bought the 'Diet' version of this today and couldn't wait to get stuck into it!

          The Packaging:

          This is only available in one size which is a 2 Litre bottle and it is a see-through plastic large sized bottle with a dark blue twist on/off lid/cap to the top of it and around it there is a light blue label and on two sides if it there is a photograph of a glass of the pop and we are told that it is Tesco Diet Smooth Cream Soda 'Made With Vanilla Extract' and that it has no added sugars and that it contains no artificial flavours or colours and there is an at a glance nutritional chart stated. Other information on the back of the bottle includes ingredients and allergy advice being given along with a full nutritional chart stated and the size being stated (which is of course 2 litre) and contact details for Tesco are given. its a nice enough bottle and informative enough of course.

          The Drink Itself:

          Slightly bubbly opposed to overly fizzy this is a transparent drink with s sweet sort of vanilla ice-cream aroma to it which is nicely sweet though not overly so.

          Taste wise this is really smooth and very sweet indeed though naturally so opposed to tasting full of sweeteners or anything like that but for me it really is a tad to sweet and really does need to be served cool/cold otherwise it really doesn't taste very nice at all! Once poured this does tend to lose its bubbliness fast so it needs drinking fast!

          It does have a real ice-cream taste to it and you can really detect the vanilla flavouring lingering within it.

          I like this not too fizzy a drink though can only consume small amounts of it at a time otherwise its far too sickly for me!

          Nutritional Information Per 250ml Serving:

          Calories: 4
          Sugar: Trace
          Fat: 0g
          Saturates: 0g
          Salt: Trace

          Only available in Tesco stores costing 62p a bottle.

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          16.10.2009 18:51
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          A cheap back up for when the Irn Bru runs out.

          This is only about 50p for two litres, which is really good value. Guess what? It is quite sweet as well, though I am pleased to say it didn't have any obvious taste of any artificual sweeteners about it. The cream soda flavour stands up quite well - I have never taken the time to find out what the flavouring is in cream soda - I have always assumed it to be a vanilla flavour.

          This is a great budget drink to have around the house as a back up. What do I mean by that? Well I do like my fizzy drinks and always like to have something in to quench my thirst. The days are long gone when I would pop down to the 24 hour garage for something when I get hungry or thirsty in the middle of the night. So I like to be prepared to an extent.

          This can sit at the back of the fridge for those moments, when the last of the Irn Bru has gone and I still have a thirst. Another reason it should sit at the back of the fridge is that, the flavour at room temperature isn't top notch. Being in the fridge, doesn't make it taste any better, just enhances the flavour.

          Another reason for keeping this in the fridge is that, there is really only one way to drink cream soda, and that is as an 'Ice Drink'. Get a pint glass and fill it three quarters full with Cream Soda. Next plop in about one or two scoops of vanilla ice-cream, I say plop, you'd be better advised to place it in a to avoid a fizzy mess. Whatever you do DON'T add the Cream Soda to the glass with ice cream in it, as this will fizz up like Vesuvious.

          Another ingredient for this concoction is a lovely summers day, also be aware though that in the winter this stuff is lovely if it has been warmed through to cup of tea temperature.

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            09.10.2009 13:46
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            mmmmmmm yes

            I bought this the other week, after having steered clear of fizzy drinks for ages. I was a bit hesitant as I was not sure I even liked cream soda. I had visions of it tasting of ice cream and being really sickly. I bought the canned version, I got six cans for 99p which I thought was pretty good value.

            Packaging:

            Well, the cans are blue and are esay to open, like a can of coke, so no problems there. Standard size too.

            The Look:

            Pouring it out, it comes out clear, but the top has this wonderful frothyness to it. Far more frothy than coke I think, it seems to explode at the top of the glass like a whirlpool, gently sizzling away. Yes, you can actually hear it popping and fizzing as it works its magic.

            The Taste:

            I was shocked. The taste was really good and not at all what I was expecting. It was not half as sickly as I thought it would be, the vanilla essence was spot on and does not hit you until after it has been swallowed. The initial gulp delivers a refreshing burst of fizz and really cleanses the pallette at the same time. Once you have swallowed it, a warming sweet flavour begins to radiate around the throat, bringing to mind the faintest hint of ice cream and sugaryness.

            I found myself wanting to drink this really quickly, the taste was really addictive and it was not difficullt to stomach like cola, which sometimes gives me hiccups. It works great with meals or on its own and is ideal if you have a thirst.

            The value for money is really good and the drink does not leave teeth feeling all coated either, so thumbs up for a great find!

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              17.08.2009 00:04
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              A good party drink but not for everyday consumption.

              Ok as some of you may know from my previous reviews it has been my little boys birthday and as a lot of you will know, no birthday party is complete without some fizzy pop.
              I bought this Tesco cream soda as part of a promotion - 3 bottles of fizz for £1.20, this included lots of other flavours like orange, cherry, lime etc.
              The bottle holds two litres of fizzy cream soda, it is a clear plastic bottle with a bright blue lable.
              I couldn't quite remember the taste of cream soda, its not something we buy on a normal shopping trip and the last time I had tasted it was when I was a small child.
              Well party day came and we cracked open the Cream soda, I was instantly hit with a sweet vanilla smell, I found it quite overpowering but at the same time my husband said how lovely it smelt.
              After the smell test I wasn't sure that I even wanted to taste it, I am not a particularly sweet toothed person and the thought of it made me feel quite queasy, but memories of Cream soda made me want to taste it and try to relive some of my younger care free days.
              I filled a small Mickey mouse paper cup with the clear bubbling fizz and had a taste, I have to say that I really didn't like it. It was incredibly sweet and I found the scent almost unbearable.
              My husband and all the kiddies thought it was delicious especially when used in conjunction with a dollop of ice cream.

              A 250ml glass contains 115 calories and a whopping 28.4g of sugar, on the plus side there is no fat, saturates or salt - whoopie !!!

              For such a bargain price, it is worth it just to evoke some of those distant memories, not so good if you don't really enjoy sweet food but fabulous if you are a sugar monster.

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                29.07.2009 16:53
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                A refreshing change

                On my ever questing search for that fizzy hit my son and I stumbled upon Tesco's cream soda in the 3 for £1.20 deal at Tesco's.

                You could either have three Cream Sodas or add other such classics as Ginger Beer, Cloudy Lemonade, Tropical (Lilt take off) and that strangely wonderful Dandelion and Burdock - all available in full sugar or diet versions but I digress as it's the full sugar Cream Soda we chose and bunged it in the fridge to chill down.

                The following day upon arriving home from a particularly harrowing new school uniforms trip (I'm trying to be keen and get it done early- so's everyone else tho!) We headed for the fridge and poured out three cool glasses of clear fizz.

                It bubbled nicely and gave off a sweet vanilla scent that instantly made my tastebuds tingle. I had concerns that this would be "thick" tasting on my throat and therefore not at all refreshing but these were quickly calmed when I took a good gulp....and gulp it we did, "licious" said my daughter "mmmmm" said my son and "ahh" said I.

                It was lovely, very moreish and not too sweet at all. There is a slight thickness or coating on the tongue which I imagine would be much worse without the strong carbonated fizz or if this was consumed warm. But we did neither, it was chilled fizzy, delicately scented and it made a nice change from the normal lemonade or coke.

                So what does it look like?

                Well actually it looks a lot like the tesco's own brand lemonade purest clear and with almost exactly the same kind of label. Side by side in my fridge I had to really look closely at the wording to pick out the right bottle.

                Is it really bad for your teeth & Stuff?

                Of course! This full sugar version, yummy as it is, has a massive:

                115 calories per 250ml or 1/8th of a bottle. Of this 28.4g is sugar which is an eyewincing 32% of an adults daily guideline amount.

                I'm sure the diet version has a shiny halo in comparison but I don't like the artificial sweetner flavour and let's face it if it's cream soda you want then your after the sugary hit anyway.

                Other advice?

                It's pressurised - means - duh don't shake it up before you open it!

                Consume within three days - means - it'll be flat as anything within 2 and therefore just nasty sweet water.

                No Nuts - means - it doesn't contain nuts and the factory it was made in has no nuts but they can't guaruntee that the ingredients are nut free? Make of that what you will

                Ingredients - carbonated water, sugar, Vanilla Extract, Lactic acid, Quillaia Extract and Potassium sorbate (all pretty nut free in my opinion but hey what do I know?)

                The bottle is recyclable but as yet the lids aren't (why not?)

                So do I recommend it?

                Oh Yeah - it's a good deal three bottles for £1.20 - especially when they are as tasty as this. I probably would get sick of it on a daily basis but it made a really nice change to our thirst search. - Only four stars though because of the sugar.

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                  14.07.2009 19:40
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                  Try looking around for another brand before you resort to this cheapy

                  I'm a fan of all things vanilla, smell, taste, ingredient in cooking etc, so I'm a regular buyer of Cream Soda from both Asda and Tesco. I recently bought a bottle from Tescos as part of a three bottles for £1.20 deal (though I can remember the days when it was 3 for a £1). I don't necessarily regret buying it, but I'd happier pay a little extra any day for proper cream soda if I could find a better brand.

                  The taste of this drink isn't very impressive and really fails to scream vanilla in flavour. Sure the taste is there but it is heavily drowned out with a taste with can only be described as bland fizz, especially the first few hours of initially opening the bottle. Overall I find the taste to be quite nice enough though, and well worth the 40p I effectively paid for the two litre bottle. Overall I'd have to describe the taste as sweet (though not too sugary), very much like lemonade with a vanilla touch.

                  For all it's faults it's still great value for the price, and possibly the only option on the market for people like me who are vanilla taste lovers.

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                    11.06.2009 12:05
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                    Tesco Cream Soda is a surprisingly tasty little budget soft drink. It's available exclusively from Tesco for the very low price of 47p. At the moment, there's an offer on so you can buy three bottles for £1.20 which is pretty amazing for three 2lt bottles of any soft drink - let alone a good one!

                    This also comes in 6 x 330ml cans for £1 if you prefer your drinks to come that way. I must admit, it is quite convenient to keep cans in the fridge so you can just grab one quickly. Also, this drink has to be drunk in three days once opened, so if you're not going to drink it very quickly, then buying it in individually sealed cans is a good idea to keep it fresh and make it last longer.

                    This has a very rich, creamy taste to it. It's essentially lemonade but with a cream kick to it. It's lovely and fizzy with lots of bubbles when you first open it, but do be aware that it quickly goes flat after opening, usually within about 48hrs. I actually like it once it's gone a bit flat, as I find it more thirst quenching that way! But I think this might bother most people.

                    The only thing to be aware of with this drink is that it is quite sweet. For someone like me, that's a real bonus! But for people who like their drinks to be quenching rather than sugary, this might not be ideal.

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