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      23.06.2013 19:23
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      An old favourite without the sugar.

      I do enjoy drinking fizzy pop but when I do I try and ensure its a no added sugar variety. So when I saw the Vimto mixed fruit flavoured fizzy drink recently I was glad there was a no added sugar version and was looking forward to trying it as Vimto is one drink I can remember loving when I was a child.

      The bottle of no added sugar that I purchased was a 500ml individual sized one and cost me just 39p from discount store B&M. You can also purchase this drink in cans and larger share size bottles from most supermarkets.

      The Vimto drink comes packaged in a clear, rounded plastic bottle which has a white screw top lid and wrap around plastic label. On the front of the label it simply has the name 'Vimto' printed in the middle of a picture of a splash of the purple drink and various fruits as well as stating that this is the 'no added sugar' version. On the back of the label you can find more detailed information about the drink including ingredients listings, nutritional information, storage instructions as well as stating that the bottle is recyclable and that it is suitable for vegetarians.

      As this version of Vimto has no added sugar it means it is low in calories. A 250ml serving contains the following nutritional information:
      Calories - 5
      Sugar - 1g (natural fruit sugars)
      Fat - Trace
      Saturates - Trace
      Salt - Trace

      The drink itself is a red/purple colour and has a fruity smell. I found the drink to be very fizzy and even after opening and closing the bottle a few times it retained a good amount of fizziness. The Vimto contains grape, blackberry and raspberry juice which gives it a unique flavour, the flavour of which that takes me back to enjoying this drink as a child after the pop man had done his weekly visit. I drank my Vimto chilled as recommended on the bottle and found it to be really refreshing and although it contains sweeteners I didn't find it too sweet just fruity and tasty.

      Overall I really enjoyed this no added sugar version of Vimto, it was a blast from the past without the calorific guilt but still with the same great taste.

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        16.07.2012 23:32
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        Better for you than colas

        Vimto Fizzy - available in most supermarkets and the pound shop

        330 ml from 25 p
        500 ml - from 50 p
        2 Litres - 78 p to £1.99

        As a person who does not like to drink water I am a massive fan of Vimto. I do try to avoid drinks with too much caffeine in it, as they do keep me awake. as such Vimto is perfect for me.

        According to the bottle it contains grape, blackcurrant, raspberry, natural extracts of fruits, herbs barley malt and spices. It is something that is said on the bottle but to me these flavours are not distinctive, and should not put you off...

        The product is not suitable for carbohydrate free diets.

        However the drink does taste wonderful, it has a wonderful distinctive flavour that sets it apart form other drinks. It is a wonderful fizzy drink, and it is considered by children in my house to be a bit of a treat, and as a person who does sometimes not drink enough it helps to entice me to drink as much as I need. The fruity taste is wonderful as it is refreshing, and tasty.

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          02.03.2012 18:23
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          Great drink to spice up your meal

          Vimto is quite popular drink in my family, hence why I'm surprised by how difficult it is to get a can of this on the university campus. Vimto is one of many drinks I enjoy and it stands out from most due to its unique flavour. I was so happy when they decided to produce low calorie version of normal fizzy vimto because it allows me to enjoy this delicious drink without feeling guilty.

          Vimto 'no added sugar' comes in two different sizes (according to what I've purchased before): a 330 ml can and a large family-size 2 litre bottle. Individual 330 ml cans would cost around £ 0.75 and 2 litre bottles usually cost around £1.50-2.00. However, last time I bought the 2 litre bottles from Tesco, I got them for £1.00 each as they're on offer. So, at the moment, they're stocked to satisfy my cravings.

          The logo for Vimto is very fruity and gives off a healthy vibe. As you may all know, fizzy drinks can never substitute fresh fruits or freshly squeezed juices. However, this version of Vimto with 'no added sugar' is something you can enjoy any time without having to worry about your daily sugar intake, which I'm very glad about.

          As for the ingredient, it contains 3% mixed fruit juices from concentrate (grape, blackcurrant and raspberry), flavouring, colouring, preservatives and sweeteners. Therefore, based on this list, Vimto is hardly a healthy drink however at 5 kcal per 250 ml servings, it does not hurt to give in to my cravings every now and then. The sugar content is 1 gram per 250 ml servings, which is very low. My parents used to buy original Vimto and I'm so glad to have managed to persuade them to pick the 'no added sugar' version when they go shopping.

          Taste-wise, it's seriously Vimto. It's fruity, summery and somehow, it always reminds me of red grape juice but with an added Vimto-style twist to it. The sweeteners work well because the sweetness of original Vimto is still there even with no added sugar.

          Personally, I enjoy Vimto ice-cold. I enjoy Vimto with many different types of meals: sandwiches, cakes, toasts and even rice and curry. I think it adds a variety amongst other fizzy drinks. Great taste and very enjoyable, I would recommend you to pick it up on your next shopping.

          Thank you for reading. :) x

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            14.10.2011 11:15
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            Vimto isn't really a drink that I buy all that often but when I end up having a tin of it I remember how much I like it. Perhaps I should buy it more often but then again maybe I wouldn't like it as much if I was drinking it all the time.

            You can get this drink in 6 can multipacks and 2 litre bottles. I'm sure that you can pick up individual cans of this as well but I don't find this drink promoted as much as Coca Cola or that. I picked up a 2 litre bottle of this the other week when it was on offer in Asda for £1 a bottle. Normally this would cost around £1.80 so I took advantage of the special offer.

            This is a nice refreshing drink and best drank nice and cold. I wouldn't say that this drink is overly fizzy but there is a bit sparkle to it. It tastes more like a Fruity Juice and a nice Berry taste in here. I think the main taste of this is made up of Raspberry and Blackberry. There doesn't seem to be any other flavours in here that I can detect.

            The difference between the normal Juice and the no added Sugar isn't all that much flavour wise. Yes the No added Sugar does taste a bit weaker but there is still plenty of flavour in this. Considering there is about 44 calories per 100ml of the normal one and the no added sugar is 2 calories per 100ml the flavouring is good.

            A nice Fruity Juice that makes a change from the Coke and Fizzy Orange that I normally drink.

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              24.04.2011 19:14
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              Stock up on this for the Summer!

              Vimto No Added Sugar for those of us who would prefer our own teeth but still want the great taste of Vimto! Now that people have realised how bad full fat carbonated drinks can be for your health many companies have released sugar free alternatives for their best selling brands, Diet Coke, sugar free Iron Bru and Vimto has joined this trend.


              Vimto started off as a squash drink where you add water to the concentrated liquid, I have never been a fan of this, but when they released a fizzy version I was absolutely hooked. The regular Vimto contains a lot of sugar so I decided to give the sugar free version a try. The can is distinguishable from the normal version as it has a white background rather than deep purple. On this the Vimto logo is clear and bold surrounded by metallic fruits in purples, red and green colours, reflecting the ingredients inside. The 'No Added Sugar' sign is quite discrete at the top of the can. On the reverse there is the usual calorie content, nutritional information and ingredients list as listed below;


              Carbonated Water, Grape Juice Concentrate, Blackcurrant Juice Concentrate, Raspberry Juice Concentrate, Undefined Flavouring, Citric Acid (E330), Anthocyanins (E163), Potassium Sorbate (E202), Sodium Benzoate (E211), Acesulfame K (E950), Aspartame (E951), Ascorbic Acid.


              Nutritional Information in a 330ml can;

              kJoules: 70 kCalories: 18 Protein: 0 Carbohydrates: 4.20 of which Sugars: 4.20 Fat: 0 of which Saturated: 0 Fibre: 0 Sodium: 0


              It is surprisingly not that much different in taste to the regular Vimto carbonated drink, I find when I have a Diet Coke I begrudge not having picked the full fat drink because it just doesn't taste as good. The chief ingredients and taste in this drink are fruits being blackcurrants, raspberries and grapes, these are quite strong flavourings and although it won't give you one of your five a day it is very refreshing and being sugar free pretty harmless for you. I wouldn't be able to tell the other fruits present other than blackberries had I not read the back of the can, but all in all this is a nice fruity fizzy drink.


              The drink has got some sweeteners in and gives it a sugary taste but without being syrupy, I find the regular fizzy Vimto tastes too thick and dehydrates you slightly. This drink tastes very refreshing and light, perfect for this time of year. It is also a lovely addition to use as a mixer in the summer months! I would say I prefer drinking this fizzy Vimto rather than the regular, not just because it is sugar free but you don't lose out on that Vimto taste.

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                07.12.2010 20:06
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                A delicious fruity and refreshing drink

                Intro

                I can't say hand on heart that I'm the biggest fan of carbonated drinks, but I do like one now and then. My fascination for coca-cola has well since waned, and I find many of the orange flavoured drinks powdery. So I'm left with the few mixed fruit drinks, which I do enjoy. Of these it is probably Irn Bru I prefer, but that has a tendency to repeat on me so it is with great delight that my second choice pushing for first place is Vimto.

                The Drink

                The usual taste of Vimto is somewhat strange in so much as each time you take a mouthful it is quite often different from the last. I think this has to do with al the bacteria and stuff that's floats freely in the mouth. I think these bits interact with the very fruity flavour of Vimto and cause a different fruit to become prevalent each tie you have a bottle. Today I'm pretty sure that t is raspberry I am finding to be the dominant flavour although the other day I could have sworn it was blackcurrant.

                I don't really think it matters as to which flavours rules the roost, it is such a delicious drink with a multitude of fruits to try an discover, very similar to the idea behind Irn Bru, but definitely different fruits used in each of these drinks. Vimto is predominantly black or red fruit, which is clearly indicated by its colour, and in its normal non-carbonated state is very tasty indeed.

                The addition of thousands of bubbles kind of engages you more in the guessing game as to which fruit you are tasting since the bubbles seem to cause the flavour to linger longer on the tongue or perhaps it is just the bubbles dancing on your tongue which stimulates the taste buds even more than usual, whichever it taste far better with the fizz. A 500ml bottle will set you back around £1.00 to £1.25 and I my opinion this is great value.

                Summary

                I think this is an excellent refresher especially served chilled in the summer, the fruitiness seems to emit a sense of summer anyway, but when served on a hot day and straight from the fridge it is simply divine. I'm drinking one now with the snow falling outside and it is still very enjoyable, just close your eyes and think of summer.

                I just think this drink is inspired, its just so good, I think it makes quite a good mixer for Vodka, but I don't drink so much of that stuff these days.................takes me far too long to recover from any over indulgence. I have to recommend this fabulous drink just because it is SO FRUITY.

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                  07.11.2010 09:18
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                  A huge disappointment

                  Whenever we go out and about for the day, I take it upon myself to prepare some drinks to take with us. I am not a skinflint, but I baulk at paying over a quid for a 500ml bottle of pop when, with a little foresight, we can all be prepared for the fact that st some point during the day, we will get thirsty.

                  On this particular warm Saturday, we had ventured forth into the Lincolnshire Wolds and a jolly good time we had too.

                  However, I had neglected to prepare drinks in advance and was therefore a bit peeved when, in order to slake our thirst, I was obliged to call in at a garage where I purchased for each of us a plastic bottle of Vimto Fizzy. Yes, you're right; it was the only one on special offer with a BOGOF deal. It was a small independent filling station and the poor guy must have been suckered into a huge overstock situation - or got a bit carried away in the cash and carry.

                  Well, thirsty as we were, we both found this drink to be hugely disappointing. As well as not having been kept in the chiller, it tasted SO SICKLY SWEET that we couldn't help but laugh at the No Added Sugar claim emblazoned across the bottom of the bottle. You could almost feel your tooth enamel being attacked.

                  I suppose if you were generous, you could say that it did taste a bit fruity, but in a 'what's that fruit?' kind of way. It was nothing recognisable, but it was apparently mixed fruit (ostensibly grape, blackcurrant and raspberry) - made with the delicious secret Vimto flavour. I hate to think what that might be, given the dubious taste. The additional ingredients listed includes preservatives, anti-oxidants and sweeteners.

                  I recalled the name Vimto from my childhood, but hadn't recalled the taste. It must have been better than this. It was so fizzy that it just seemed to fizz up in your mouth before swallowing and it left a horrible almost chemical aftertaste.

                  I'm a greedy pig and I simply couldn't finish the bottle - that's how bad it was.

                  So, even if you are absolutely parched, don't buy any of this stuff. There must be many who like it, but we both thought it was absolutely dreadful.

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                  10.05.2010 00:53
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                  A delicious beverage true to its heritage and suitable for any diet

                  Vimto: a childhood classic for me. Imagine my surprise when I saw it had made a big return to supermarket shelves - but in fizzy form?! I thought I would give it a whirl, for old times sake, and I must say I was impressed!

                  It may not be totally true to the old, classic vimto in flavour, but it is really tasty nonetheless. I particularly like the no added sugar version, really low calorie count, slightly kinder on the teeth, but actually equally nice (and I have tried the full sugar version). In fact I would go so far as to say I prefer the no added sugar one (comes in a white can).

                  It is the perfect accompaniment to a meal, or even just as a quick beverage whenever the fancy takes you. I was expecting a really horrible tasting, over-carbonated stomach filler, but this is a genuinely tasty product.

                  Give it a try, even if you are too young to appreciate the nostalgia behind Vimto, it is stilla delicious soft drink, and especially suitable for the calorie counters!

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                  30.04.2010 11:20
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                  A great fruity summer drink.

                  I tried this a couple of weeks ago at a friends house. I didn't even realise that you could get fizzy vimto. I have always known about vimto as a product from a young age, it was one of those things that would be a treat, a bit like Ribena. So I had sort of forgotten it existed.

                  I had this in a can, but I have since found out you can get it in a bottle too. I'm not sure how much the can costs but I have seen the bottle in our local shop for about 90p, so I would guess the can is a bit less.

                  I did have this cold, out the fridge, and I think that made it nicer, I can imagine it's one of those drinks that if it was warm would be quite sickly and not very nice.

                  I think most people know what regular vimto tastes like. It is a blend of grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants, with quite a lot of sugar in there too. It has a very distinctive taste, and is very sweet and I would say it tastes more of blackcurrant than the other two flavours, but it is a very fruity taste.

                  The fizzy vimto is the exact same taste as regular just carbonated, and it actually works really well. I can't imagine some soft drinks would work as well, but this really seems great. It almost seems like if I drank the regular version now it would be quite lacking and disappointing. Although it is fizzy, it is easy to drink and very refreshing. I find some drinks like diet coke are just far too gassy but this is a lot better.

                  I'm not sure of the nutritional information, as I didn't really look. I was enjoying the drink and didn't want to ruin it by seeing all the bad things that were probably in there.

                  I would definitely buy this again. It was very fruity and refreshing, and I think it would make a great summer drink. I think it would make a good cocktail too with a splash of vodka in it!

                  A lovely fruity summer drink. Pleasantly surprised by it.

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                  06.01.2010 15:24
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                  lovely!!

                  Vimto is up there as one of my top five favourite drinks of all time, and I have tried almost every drink there is on the market and I have to be frank in saying that many don't even come close to the great tasting and unique vimto drink.

                  Vimto, cordial drink was first created in 1908 in a small village called Timperley in Cheshire England, by John Noel Nichols a wholesaler of spices and medicines. Fact: Vimto used to be called Vim Tonic, but the name was shortened to vimto back in 1912.

                  Since drinking both the vimto soft drink and fizzy drink, I have to say that both taste just as good as the other. The fizzy vimto is very thirst quenching and it feels to me that I am spoilt for choice.

                  It's quite a healthy drink that contains no fat, added sugar or salt. The price of a bottle size costs around £1.25 and the price for a can costs around 50p but the price can vary between different outlets.

                  The vimto is available both in cans and bottles via retail outlets - or as a dispensed soft drink. Vimto is available in 65 countries and that number is growing.

                  I tend to like drinking the fizzy vimto when I am eating dinner as it accompanies and goes down well with varies meals. The taste of the fizzy vimto is of delicious grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants as all combined together gives the drink a nice sharp but yet fruity strong taste.

                  Nutrition

                  Nutrient per 100ml
                  Energy kCal 45kCal
                  Energy kJ 189kJ
                  Protein Trace
                  Carbohydrate 11.0g
                  Fat Trace
                  Sugar N/A
                  Salt N/A

                  ~Overall I would highly recommend this vimto drink as it's a worthy buy that is available in almost every retail outlet.

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                    06.12.2009 08:25
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                    lovely summery drink. but a bit too sweet.

                    I hadn't tasted any vimto drinks until about three months ago. I was out shopping in my local poundstretcher, and found that a 500 ml bottle of this 'fizzy' vimto was priced at 89p. which I thought was really good value for money. I had heard friends commenting on how delicious a drink it was, so decided to give it a try.

                    The packaging
                    The packaging is very bright and eye catching. The 500 ml bottle drink which I purchased, was packaged in a large plastic bottle. which can be recycled which is always something that is important to me.

                    The bottle has a plastic purple screw top lid. The word vimto is written vertically in bright red writing up the centre of the bottle and white graffiti style writing spells fizzy at the top of the vimto logo.

                    illustrated around the vimto logo are grapes, berry's and raspberry which conveys to the consumer that this drink is indeed packed full of these fruits.

                    As I mentioned previously the bottle is very colourful and attractive. On the back of the bottle is all the ingredients that is in the drink. Plus additional nutritional information. I have to say though I have scanned the bottle thoroughly and can find no allergy information.Or any sign confirming that this drink is suitable for certain dietary needs such as vegan. However there is a website address on the bottle so I am presuming that any additional information could be gained from accessing the vimto website.

                    website address www.vimto.co.uk

                    The taste
                    I have to say this vimto fizzy drink is a taste sensation. It is extremely fruity and juicy. I could also taste undertones of malt in the drink also. The fizz is certainly powerful and I think this intensifies the flavour and enhances the enjoyment of the drink.

                    The drink is in my opinion is very sweet. Even though it has no added sugar.And after a while this drink can become a little bit sickly. The drink is however very thirst quenching. But due to the over sweetness I found that it left quite a lingering and tangy aftertaste. I did not drink the whole 500 ml in one sitting and found that the 'fizz' was just as fizzy the following day.

                    The ingredients for this vimto fizzy drink include grape, blackcurrant and rasperry juice. with a tantalising mix of of secret herbs and pices which are used to create the distinctive vimto flavour.

                    I would highly recommend before consuming this drink that you make sure it is chilled. This in my opinion makes the drink totally delicious and enhances the drinking pleasure.

                    In conclusion I would recommend this drink to anybody who has a very sweet tooth. Goodness knows how sweet tasting the vimto with sugar tastes!! However The drink is packed full of fruity flavour and is a very thirst quenching and enjoyable drink. I think this drink would be perfect chilled for summer picnics.

                    I think that this product is excellent value for money. The only thing that slightly lets it down is the over sweet taste after a while. Apart from that I would say that it is a taste sensation. And it is different to any other fizzy drink on the market.

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                    03.11.2009 10:21
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                    Its still vimto but I wouldn't rush to buy it

                    I bought Fizzy Vimto, no added sugar, in the 500ml bottle the other day. Why because I was thirsty, there wasn't anything else I liked and I haven't had Vimto for ages so thought I would try it again and see if it lived up to my memory of it.

                    The first thing that has changed is the bottle, no longer is it a stright up and down standard bottle its got curves! Well more of a wiggle in and out. The label itslef its white plastic with pictures of grapes, blackcurrants and raspberrys being squished by the word Vimto. And as is standard on most food and drink stuffs nowdays the back has all the ingredients and information on it.

                    With this being the diet version of the drink it only has 7.5Kcal per 250ml so thats 15Kcals for the whole bottle and 1g of sugar so again 2g with only a "trace" of fat, saturated fat and salt. So its healthish for you then.

                    It has the normal Vimto taste that I remember but does seem to leave a sweet sticky taste in my mouth, something that you sometimes find with diet drinks that have added more sweetners to make up for the fact that they can't put any suagr in them anymore. This does give you the feeling that although diet consious it might not be that great in the long run for you teeth.

                    It took me a while to drink the bottle and I don't think its something that I could have sat and drank and drank till the bottle had been empty, but it certainly hasn't lost any of its fruity flavour over the years.

                    I would try this again but I wouldn't rush to buy it everytime I wanted a drink more like this purchase there wasn;t anything else I liked.

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                    15.07.2009 10:36
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                    Try it

                    This is my favourite fizzy soft drink and I love it so much I honestly think I'd live off it if I could (and my basic common sense regarding fluids was lost).

                    Fizzy Vimto is basically a fizzy drink of a mixture of grape and berry flavours and it tastes delicious. With the fruity taste and the chill of this fizzy drink you really get a refreshing taste and experience from drinking it which is really one of my favourite aspects of the drink. The mixture of fruit tastes within this drink is what I think really stands it apart from other fizzy pops such as Cola, and the taste actually tastes real and not like some weird sugary artifical thing.

                    You can get this pop in a can, small bottle and 2 litre bottle at increasing prices in that order. I don't necessarily think the price is good value for money but the price is standed to other brand pops. And if you shop around with shops like Home and Bargain you can get a two litre bottle for as cheap as 40p, if you're lucky.


                    But if you like the drink but don't fancy paying loads for a lot of cans and don't mind the sugar content, you should just make it yourself (kind of). Just get yourself a big bottle of the vimto cordiala and then just dilute it with cheap lemonade! Wolah, fizzy vimto. I think there are better and more sophisticated methods but that is definitely the simplest.

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                    15.05.2009 17:37
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                    The best fruity soft drink there is. And it tastes of Vimto.

                    Aside from my usual Diet Irn Bru, this is very much the drink of kings - or at least, diet kings. Sadly, it's sometimes quite difficult to find in shops, particularly in multi-packs, which is a shame because it is one of the most distinctive and delicious fruity fizzy drinks out there.

                    I first started drinking cans of Vimto whenever I would go to the fish and chip shop (more often than was truly health for me, truth be told!) back in the 1990s. Quite simply it was and is the finest drink to accompany a heavily-salted deep-fried tea. I know there's a diluting version available too, but it never really swam onto my childhood radar, and I still can count on one hand the amount of times I've tried it. The fizzy stuff, however, is pure nectar - and, much like my previous experience with Irn Bru, over the years I have trained my tastebuds, more subconciously than in any other way, to prefer the lighter, crisper taste of the diet version (which actually comes in a can with a white background, other than the purple one shown in the illustration).

                    What is it about Vimto? Well, it does taste more of real fruit than any other soft drink I know (the cidery delights of Apple Tango come a close second), and you can fool yourself into thinking you are necking a health drink very easily (its tiny calorie count also helps with this impression). Quite simply, Vimto is what expensive wine should taste like but invariably doesn't - i.e., delicious, light, fruity and refreshing. It also seems less fizzy than some other soft drinks (despite the word "FIZZY" appearing on the can) and can be drunk quite pleasantly without any burping or nasty popping on the tongue, such as you would get with certain Cola brands (which all, let's be honest, taste like how a mouldy suitcase smells).

                    I can't comment on Vimto's abilities as a mixer, as (a) I don't drink that much, and (b) the idea is a bit weird to me, like topping a pizza with Party Rings. It could work, I suppose, but I don't see how ...

                    Anyway, if you can find it on the megabrand-locked drinks shelves of our supermarkets, I really recommend keeping a few cans of this full-bodied soft drink in your fridge. And one final advantage for you - even after you finish drinking it, the can still smells nice. Sniff.

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                      08.05.2009 12:07
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                      Not a good low cal drink

                      Many, many moons ago, back when dinosaurs ruled the earth, I used to love drinking Vimto but like many things in life you move on and your tastes change. The other day however, I found myself with a can of Vimto in my hand in the petrol station as I was paying for my petrol.

                      I don't know what made me choose Vimto over my usual diet Pepsi but whatever the reason I really enjoyed the change and Vimto was exactly how I remembered it. The problem is though I only ever drink diet juice these days and when I tried the diet Vimto the next day it was a different story all together.

                      The fruity taste had gone somewhat synthetic and the sweeteners in the drink were very evident in the taste, not only had the taste gone but it seemed it had taken some of the fizz with it and the usual sparkly bubbles dancing on the tongue had turned very flat and not nearly as enjoyable.

                      The tins look very similar and the scent when you snap back the ring pull is almost identical but it is after all the taste that counts and the diet version is seriously lacking in that department so it will just be the odd can of original vimto every now and then for me.

                      Nutritional info per 330ml can for those not put off...

                      Calories - 10
                      Sugars - 1.3g
                      Fat - Trace
                      Salt - Trace

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