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Manufacturer: Vimto / Type: Soft Drinks

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      09.10.2012 19:17
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      Not for me!

      I absolutely love carbonated soft drinks and yes I know they are not particularly good for us but still a little of what you fancy does us all good eh! I love Vimto and had yet to try this one out so when I spotted it for 39p in my local B & M store for a 330ml sized can I treated myself to a couple of them. The Packaging: The can is red in colour with pictures of cherries on it with green leaves and so on and we are told that it is Cherry Vimto then round the back of the can ingredients are given, there is an at a glance nutritional chart as well as a full one shown, the size of the can is stated (as I have listed already) and contact details for the manufacturer are given. It has a ring pull to the top of it and all in all it is a nice enough colourful can this one. The Drink Itself: As soon as you open the can up you are greeted with a very sweet fruity aroma more than it being particularly of cherries and that fragrance is really syrupy sweet too. The drink is gently sparkling opposed to majorly fizzy and a transparent red in colour and taste wise it is as sweet as it smells with again a fruity sort of berry taste to it and not that all much of cherries as such. This for me is way to sweet to be refreshing and not for me sadly. I expected it to really taste of cherries and it just doesn't and although the drink is fruity in flavour it is overpowered by an aftertaste of sweeteners which tastes tinny to me and actually makes me more thirsty! Per can of drink (330ml) this has a whopping 86 calories in it which I also don't appreciate and this really isn't a drink I liked very much at all sadly! This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      16.07.2012 23:40
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      Stick to the original

      Cherry Vimto - available in most supermarkets and convenience stores 2 Litres - £2. I am a massive fan of Vimto - both still and sparkling. I prefer the no added sugar versions, however will do the sugary versions if no added sugar has run out. I also love cherries, so you would have thought with cherry Vimto win win right? Well wrong!!!!!! This was the most disgusting thing I have ever had the misfortune to taste. Not only is it not available in no added sugar (as far as I am aware) it tastes all icky, and not at all like cherries. The things that they slyly put into the original flavour that make it taste so good make this taste awful. The product is not suitable for carbohydrate free diets. The drink does have the distinctive flavour that sets it apart from other products, but with the cherries this is not good. When given to my nieces and nephews who normally go mad for Vimto products it was rebuffed, and went to waste for me a real waste of money... It's only getting one star as there is no option for less....

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        12.06.2012 01:02
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        A great alternative to original Vimto!

        This is a relatively new addition to the market; the same Vimto taste that you have come to know and love but given an extra special Cherry twist! And you know what? I am going to go on record in saying that I REALLY like this! A quick browse of reviews so far for this product on Dooyoo indicate that whilst one reviewer shares my opinion, the other two couldn't stand this! That is a shame as I think this product has so far been grossly misrepresented! The packaging, the first thing you see when you pick up the bottle, bears the standard Vimto logo but is done in bright red instead of the usual and more conventional purple. A look at the ingredients indicates that all the fruit concentrates usually found in Vimto are present (including apple, grape and blackcurrant) with the small addition of just a hint of cherry. But despite the Cherrys low standing on the ingredients, when you actually get round to drinking this, the cherry is actually quite dominant, more or less as you would expect it to be! This new, and some would say improved, addition to the Vimto brand is sweeter than its sibling by far but not so much as to make it unpalatable. Also, though the Cherry makes up much of the taste, the other Vimto flavours are still there; just masked a little bit and given another dimesnsion by the Cherry! The drink itself is bright red to match the packaging and looks like some weird punch drink when you pour it into a glass! Vimto Cherry is available not just in the traditional fizzy carbonated version but also in a dilutable squash alternative (much like the original Vimto) which is just as nice as the fizzy and really refreshing on a hot summers day served over ice! All in all this is something a bit different, something a bit fruity in a very different way to the original version and something, which in this reviewers opinion, improves the Vmto taste sensation no end! Prices vary constantly for this as it is almost always on one offer or another in my local Tesco but you are ordinarily looking at paying just over a quid a bottle. If you have never tried it before, then try it ~ you might like it! This reviewer did and now buys this more than the original Vimto!

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        13.05.2012 19:48
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        much better drinks out there for same price

        I popped over to my mums house recently and all she had to drink was this 2 litre bottle of cherry vimto. Definitely not my first choice but with nothing else available I decided to down it with my dinner. The drink is what I assume the fizzy version of vimto but in a "cherry" flavour. It is weird as it smells like vimto, but obviously just carbonated but it doesn't have a particular cherry taste at all! The drink isn't very refreshing and with each glass I poured it just made me more thirsty, and since this was all that was in the house it simply meant I had to drink more - thus the circle continued! It is extremely carbonated and continuously made me burp (not very lady like I apologise!) I am not a big fan of vimto to be honest I do think I may have preferred a none fizzy version it probably would have been a lot nicer! It was on special offer for £1 from the local corner shop and came in a large transparent botle with the normal vimto logo on the label but in red. In the ingredients mixed fruit juices from concentrate is only 3% (grape, blackcurrant, cherry, raspberry) so not sure where they got the "cherry" flavour from!! It literally just tastes like a stanbard mixed fruit fizzy drink so don't let the vimto label trick you into thinking it is of any better quality than probably a supermarket brand fizzy drink.

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        13.04.2012 20:05
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        I wouldn't buy it again.

        I have been a bit run down and unwell over the past couple of weeks and I have found my appetite lacking as a result. This has meant that I've been feeling a bit dehydrated and so my husband brought in a selection of fruit juices and soft drinks from our local grocery store to encourage me to increase my intake of fluids, hoping it would make me feel a bit better. Many of the juices that he bought were fruit based, and slightly more 'natural' in their content, but there were a few fizzy and soft drinks in the selection too. One of these was from the well known "Vimto" range, namely the "Cherry Vimto" which is a fizzy, fruit-flavoured soft drink within the range. Packaged in a neat little plastic bottle being 250ml in size, I was impressed immediately with the rich-looking red colour of the drink. The label on the bottle informs me that the Vimto Cherry is a "Fizzy mixed fruit juice drink made with the delicious secret Vimto flavour, sugar and sweeteners" and I was fairly intrigued by this statement as I was rather unfamiliar with 'original' Vimto, not having tasted it for ten years or so. The label also details the price of the small bottle, which was a mere 39 pence - a price that I thought was quite good value. The plastic bottle can of course be recycled after use. The fruity flavours in the drink went some way to reassuring me that the taste was going to be enjoyable, a combination of grape, blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry mixed with "Vimto Flavouring" sounded like an interesting - and quite unusual - combination. As soon as I unscrewed the plastic lid from the top of the bottle and started to pour the drink, I could detect the strong aroma wafting from the glass. I found it difficult to pinpoint specific flavours in the aroma but thought that it smelled fairly pleasant and quite refreshing. I was extremely impressed with the amount of fizzy bubbles in the soft drink and thought that this would make the drink even more refreshing than if the juice had been 'still'. The rich red colour of the Cherry Vimto made the drink look quite attractive and it occurred to me that it might be a pleasant mixer to add to alcoholic spirits. Taking a sip from the glass, the first flavour that I could detect was, indeed, cherry. This pleased me as I love cherry flavoured foodstuffs and cherry scents. I thought that the taste was quite authentic, and without the saccharine-sweet aftertaste that so many fruit juice products seem to contain nowadays. The other flavours of grape and blackcurrant were slightly more subdued than the full-bodied cherry flavour, but they were there nonetheless. The fruit-based elements of this drink were very pleasant and quite refreshing, to my mind at least. Unfortunately, this could not be said of the Vimto flavouring within the drink. I found this had a very 'medicinal' taste to it and my other half did find it hilarious to watch me pulling faces each time I swallowed a mouthful of the soft drink, after which I would find the strong, chemical-tasting Vimto aftertaste would kick in and I would find myself grimacing as a result. I could not find anything pleasant about the Vimto flavour in the cherry drink and it really reminded me of a cough syrup product or something medicinal. Needless to say, I discarded my glass of Vimto Cherry after a couple of mouthfuls and it is most definitely a drink that I will not purchase again. This is a bit of a shame, because the fruit flavoured elements of the soft drink were very refreshing and pleasantly flavoured, but the Vimto flavour in the drink was too over-powering for my palate and I found it to be quite off-putting. The nutritional information on the bottle's label informs me that 100mls of the drink will provide: 26Kcals and only a trace of fat. There is no mention of whether the drink contains artificial flavourings or colourings. I cannot really recommend the Cherry Vimto drink as I really found the Vimto flavour within its content to be far too overpowering to offer a pleasant balance to the tasty, fruity flavours within the drink. For this reason, I would not buy it again and I can only award it one rating star. The small bottle of Cherry Vimto that I had can be bought for up to 40 pence from all good grocery stores and newsagents. A larger 500ml bottle can be purchased from good grocery stores and supermarkets for around £1.15, as well as a 2 litre bottle, which can be purchased from Tesco and Asda for around £1.30. (Info as @ April 2012).

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          07.06.2010 18:59
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          a lovely drink

          The product i am now going to review is the new drink from Vimto which is called Cherry Vimto. the label is a cherry red colour with a red bubble with the drink name cherry vimto in a red colour the rest of the writing is in white so you can read it. It has different fruits at the side of the bubble but the cherry stand out. The nutrition per 100 mls Energy 109kj 26 kcals protein trace carbohydrate 6.3g fat trace when you have a drink it has the lovely taste of the normal vimto but after you get the lovely cherry taste which stays in your mouth for a few minutes after but i would have to say personally i think you should drink the drink when its cold as i find when left to go warm it is a bit sickly. you can get this drink in a can a 500ml bottle and also a 2 litre bottle i cant comment on the can as of yet i haven't tried that so my review is based on the small and big bottle. I brought my small bottle from the local shop for 89p and my big bottle from asda but it was on offer 2 for £1.50 not sure how much one is. As you open the bottle you you can smell the cherrys but if you smell it for a while you can smell a fruity smell. i would recommended this drink to anyone who likes a fruity drink but personally you have to drink it cold.

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