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Recently purchased 3 varieties of this drink after discovering it in the shop as I wanted something refreshing to drink at work with very little sugar - unlike most drinks available. As some reviews complain, the drink does not have a dense flavour to it, so may be percieved as rather weak, considering. I, personally, find this welcome and would highly recommend this to any man/woman looking to freshen up their skin and energy levels due to this drinks hydrating qualities. Sure, ordinary water does just that, but this drink has the benefit of that along with some added vital components, so compared to some 40g's of sugar "health drinks" on the shelves, this one gets my vote for sure! Taste is not everything, people, for what you seek to recieve comes from within, so go ahead... consume!
During a shopping trip with my friend last weekend in the city centre we both found ourselves after a good couple of hours walking and shopping craving something cold and wet to quench our thirst. We made our way into the nearest shop possible which happened to be a small Sainsbury's, and immediately headed for the refrigerated section. I had already decided before we went in that I didn't want anything carbonated, but wasn't quite feeling like simple water would do the trick, and so I picked up a bottle of V Water. The type of V Water I selected was their Lemon and Lime offering also known as V Water Shield.
***What is V Water?***
V Water is essentially flavoured water infused with various vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts to help you steam through your day fighting fit and ready for action. The idea is a simple one brought to us as consumers by PepsiCo. V Water contains no preservatives, artificial colours or sweeteners and is generally just supposed to be good for you.
***Why did I choose V Water Shield***
My thinking behind purchasing V Water Shield, was partially down to me enjoying citrus flavoured drinks, and also because at this time of year when we're still getting snow and below zero temperatures, it's important to try and keep your immune system in tip top condition to try and combat any illness brought on by the cold weather, and that is the purpose of V Water shield, to help support your immune system, and being rich in vitamin C I decided this would be a good option, and it would quench my thirst at the same time - win/win.
Opening up the bottle to take my first sip I was immediately met with that familiar citrus scent, which wasn't as potent as I'd expected from this zesty drink, the Lemon made its appearance first, quickly followed by the lime, it reminded me a little of dish water fragranced with lemon fairy, which I have to say, put me off a little bit, but getting past the smell I took my first sip.
Again, I expected this drink to be packed with a citrus punch, but the flavour was surprisingly tame, so tame in fact that it reminded me of a very weak diluting juice, and while I appreciate that this is water infused with natural lemon and lime flavours, I have to say that I found the lack of flavour a little disappointing, but to be fair to the brand it does state on the bottle that it is a naturally light tasting drink, so the information is accurate, I just didn't take to the taste too well. Gulping it down, because I was thirsty, I found that I could hardly make out the citrus flavouring as it slipped down, it was there but it was very undefined and I was left with no after taste, so my lemon and lime drink was more like ever so slightly flavoured dish Water
At £1.39 for a 500ml bottle, this is really no more expensive than your average carbonated drink, so in terms of value for money, you don't get any less for it, and I suppose if you're getting the added advantage of the water being extra specially good for you then it's probably a good price to pay for what you get.
A 500ml bottle of V Water Shield is 35 calories, but is very high in sugar containing 8% of your GDA
***My Overall Opinion***
While I am sure the vitamins in this water are very good for you, I think I'd rather just pop a vitamin C tablet and chase with plain water. I found this drink to be very dull and dreary, and did not enjoy the flavour which wasn't nearly as active as I'd expected. Did I feel good after drinking it?, to be honest I felt no different, no better and no worse, although I can't deny it did quench my thirst. Unfortunately this is one type of vitamin water that I do not recommend, although there are several other flavours to choose from, so perhaps any one of them would have been a better option.
I do not think I have bee so unimpressed in a while! It contains 35 calories which is 2% of your recommended daily allowance and the company have circled this on the bottle and written 'Yesss'! Ok well done they have made a drink with next to no calories. But it does happen to also contain8% of your recommended sugar allowance!
The V Water is meant to be a great brand which contains lots of great vitamin and taste good. I'm sorry but I beg to differ.
It claims to have 200% of your RDA of vitamin C, and 25% of you RDM of Zinc...and that pretty much sums it up. So with such little actual goodness in it and in fact water with a stick of celery does just fine, one would have though it has a nice taste? Well it tastes a little bit like weak squash with more salt involved. I don't know if that is the 25% of metal giving it a clangy metal taste but something in it certainly is.
I would never perches this as it is a very poor substitute to water indeed. The one thing I am very happy about is the actual bottle itself as it is very hard and durable which I will be keeping and filling with actual water 
I spotted this in the coffee shop at work and thought I'd give it a try as I was feeling a bit tired and lethargic so was drawn in by the marketing claims on the packaging that this will 'cleanse and replenish'! It was priced 75p, but might be more elsewhere as the prices at work are subsidised.
I picked the 'Detox' Elderflower and Pear flavour. It comes in a standard clear plastic 500ml bottle and the drink itself is a pale green colour. On closer inspection of the label, the drink contains mostly spring water, with added vitamin C, vitamin B and 'natural herbal extracts', along with the slightly less virtuous-sounding fructose and citric acid. With 8 kcal per 100ml, this is more than plain water but less than most soft drinks.
It tasted very pleasant and refreshing. I'm not usually a fan of flavoured waters as they can be a bit over-sweet and artifical, but this was quite light tasting, and quenched my thirst nicely. I could detect the elderflower and pear flavours - just!
I can't say I felt replenished or full of energy after drinking this - just refreshed as if I'd been drinking plain water. Overall, it was not unpleasant, and a change from water. I wouldn't spend more than 79p on it though, as I think weak squash would be just as good!
The V stands for vitamins and Very good for you!!
This morning, coming out of Tower Hill Underground station I was handed a free sample of Vitamin Water. Now, I'm not adverse to trying new things especially if they are free so I gladly accepted and was excited to try my new drink. I have seen various types of this water about before and had tried different flavoured waters in the past but I also did a little research on this particular make and was quite interested with what I found out.
According to the bottle, "Beauty comes from the inside, but a good surface polish never hurts. Give your skin the red carpet treatment and get ready to GLOW like the star that you are.
We know how busy life can be, which is why we combine hydrating spring water with vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts, all in one neat package.
You could settle for plain water, but then again you could watch silent movies while an old lady plays the piano"
This water is described as a spring water drink with vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts. The flavour I was given was Pomegranate and Blueberry. It comes in a plastic bottle with a sports bottle type shape and is see through. The bottle holds 500ml. The liquid itself of this particular flavour was a red colour. If you have ever tasted flavoured water before then you will understand what this tastes like. You definitely have the taste of a water, quite smooth and nothing added and it is not as strong as say a pure fruit juice or squash would be.
They have a variety of different flavours which I found on their website which are apparently supposed to help with the different moods/states you are in.
For example they have a Lemon and Lime flavour which is called Shield - designed to ward off seasonal flu attacks with added Echinacea, Vitamin C and Zinc.
The other flavours are as follows:
Ginger and Mango - to beat the Monday blues (I think we would all need this one!)
Orange and Passionfruit - to energise
Green Tea - To help deal with Stress
Elderflower and Pear - To detox and get over handovers!!
So, do they work? Well I've only ever had the sample, it tasted nice and it does have lots of added vitamins but like anything, there are different opinions as to whether they actually do any good or not. I think you would have to drink these fairly regularly to enjoy the full benefits of them. However, if you use it as part of a healthy lifestyle and it encourages you to eat more fruit, vegetables and get more vitamins then it is a positive product.
It could also be said that these waters are something of a status symbol. We know that a lot of celebrities endorse these products and as some people will do anything to look/act like their idols then maybe these drinks will help them do that.
Per 100ml this drink contains 10 calories so if you drink the whole bottle you will have consumed 50 calories, not bad when you compare it to say pure fruit juice or a fruit squash so if you enjoy a fruity drink in the morning then this one could be for you. 100ml also contains 200 percent of your RDA of vitamins so it really does sound like they are packing in the vitamins.
If you want more information on the drinks I would suggest visiting their website at www.vwater.com.