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      28.02.2014 12:46
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      Delicious squash, once you get the measure right!

      I first tried vimto cordial about 6 months ago. I have always loved the ready mixed drink, either in the still or fizzy variety so thought I'd give the cordial a go.

      To begin with, I couldn't get the measures right. It was always way too strong. I have now realised that you need A LOT less cordial than you'd think. In a 450ml glass (big!) I only put about 1 centimetre in the bottom of my glass and this seems to be the perfect amount.

      It is very overpowering if you put too much in. This also means, than even though a big bottle costs £3.50 (currently £2.00 on offer in tesco) it is definitely worth the money, as it lasts longer than even the other double strength squashes, and the vimto cordial doesn't even state that it is supposed to be double strength!

      My kitchen is never without a bottle of vimto in the cupboard now, it is great as the calories are minimal and it makes me drink lots of water.

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      16.06.2013 03:24
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      A great original drink, lovely on a summers day

      =Vimto Original Fruit Juice Cordial=

      This version of the Vimto is the fruit cordial mix. The mix of fruit for the Vimto cordial is blackcurrants, raspberries and grape.

      =Dilute To Taste=
      The cordial is a dilute to taste, I usually work on the basis of 1 part juice to 8 parts water, but everyone does have different strengths that they like.

      =Colour=
      The cordial is dark purple in colour, I find that the blackcurrant is the domineering fruit in terms of the taste, but you also get the unique taste of the spices that are used for the taste.

      =The Bottle=
      The Vimto comes in a plastic bottle, and is 750ml size bottle. The label is across the middle of the front of the bottle.

      =Uses=
      You can add water or lemonade to the Vimto, and you can also make lollipops from them, which are great for the children in the summer.

      =Information=
      The Vimto has added vitamin C, and 10% is real fruit juice.

      =Ingredients=

      Water
      Sugar
      Mixed Fruit Juices from Concentrate 10% (Grape, Blackcurrant, Raspberry)
      Citric Acid
      Vimto Flavouring (including Natural Extracts of Fruits, Herbs, Barley Malt & Spices)
      Natural Colour (Anthocyanins)
      Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate)
      Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate)
      Vitamin C
      Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K).

      =Availability=
      Vimto is available from most retailers, we get ours from Tesco's and pay around £1.20 per bottle.

      =Taste=
      Vimto has a unique taste, and in a way it reminds me of marmite, as it is a drink that you either like or you don't. In our household we all like it.

      =Additional Flavours=
      Vimto also produce a Cherry based Vimto juice drink, but to me I don't like the taste, but my daughter loves it.

      =Chilled=
      I tend to make a few bottles of the juice ready and put them in the fridge so that when anyone wants a drink there is a cold one available.

      =Additional Products=
      You can buy the 500ml bottles of Fizzy vimto, fizzy diet Vimto, Cherry Vimto, and the Squash version of the Vimto (this tends to be in a sports cap style bottle), 250ml bottles and 330ml cans.

      =Overall this is a drink that has held its place in the heart of the British nation.

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      23.05.2013 23:53
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      Tasty fruit drink!

      Vimto is one of our staple household items. Vimto can perhaps be grouped as a little bit 'Marmite' in the sense that people seem to either really love or hate it.

      **What is it?**
      Vimto is a fruit cordial that contains blackcurrants, raspberries and grape. The cordial obviously needs to be mixed with cold water, this can be altered to suit taste. I normally pour about 10% Vimto into the glass. The cordial is dark purple in colour, it tastes mainly of blackcurrant, but I can taste the other fruits and spices coming through too.

      Vimto comes in a transparent bottle with a purple screw top lid. It has a Vimto label across the middle ,the bottles have several grooves in them that make it easier to grip.


      **Many uses**
      Vimto can also be made with hot water for a warming drink, I don't particularly like it warm, but many others do. My Mother in Law uses it as her secret ingredient when making mulled wine for carol singers and throughout the festive season.

      We've also made ice lollies with Vimto and they always come out very well.

      My husband likes to drink Vimto with lemonade. I find this far too sweet, kind of tastes like fruity sherbet - very strange, but each to their own.


      **Ingredients**
      Vimto has added vitamin C, contains no artificial colours and 10% fruit juice. 100 mls contains 20 kcal.

      Manufacturers list:

      Water, Sugar, Mixed Fruit Juices from Concentrate 10% (Grape, Blackcurrant, Raspberry), Citric Acid, Vimto Flavouring (including Natural Extracts of Fruits, Herbs, Barley Malt & Spices), Natural Colour (Anthocyanins), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate), Vitamin C, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K).

      Any questions about Vimto you can contact the manufacture here:
      www.vimto.co.uk

      There's also a variety of games, information and frequently asked questions on the website above.

      **Availability and Pricing**

      I have seen Vimto for sale in Sainsburys, Tesco, Iceland, Asda and Morrisons. It's also available from time to time in the 99p Shop and Poundstretcher. You can also buy it on-line via Amazon and Ebay.

      You can buy it in a 725ml at £1.39 or 1.5 litre bottle at £2.65. Occasionally you can buy bottles with an extra percentage in or at a discounted price.


      **Recommended?**

      I love it, so do my boys and my husband. I'd definitely recommend it as a refreshing drink, but it's not to everyone's taste!

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        21.04.2013 10:00
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        A drink thats lasted over the years and is still great

        Vimto is one of those drinks I used to have as a kid.I have one vivid memory of drinking it and to be honest its not a pleasant one. I was in primary school ( so young-thats my excuse ), and I drank nearly a whole bottle of this stuff undiluted!How I am alive now I dont know. But you can imagine how poorly I was after that incident.I dont think my dad appreciated his childs bright purple vomit all over the house!

        Its still a drink that I have in my house today and is bought on a regular basis, but one that I drink once in a while. My partners drinks the stuff likes its going out of fashion where as I have other drinks I prefer to drink more regularly eg peppermint tea, coffee, fruit juice.



        What is Vimto?

        Vimto is a mixed fruit cordial with added vitamin c. Very concentrated and needs water adding to it to drink. You add as much as you want according to taste, so no sepcific ' how to ' make instructions. The cordial comes in 4 sizes and now has No Added Sugar to its family and Cherry flavour so there should be something in there to meet most peoples needs.



        How is it packaged?

        The standard size you would normally see is the 1.5 litre bottle.The bottle itself is clear with the word ' Vimto ' embossed around the top of the bottle ( just above the label ). The label itself is simple but obviously is about Vimto as the main colour is purple, theres pictures of fruit on it, such as grapes, raspberries, blackcurrants and has the word ' Vimto 'in huge red letters down the middle. All information is cleary written on the back.

        The bottle has a purple screw top lid which is easy enough to open. Just pour and enjoy......



        Ingredients

        Water, Sugar, Mixed Fruit Juices from concentrate 10% ( Grape, Blackcurrant, Raspberry ), Citric Acdid, Vimto Flavouring ( including Natural Extracts of Fruits, Herbs, Barley Malt & Spices ), Natural Colour ( Anthocyanins ), Acidity Regulator ( Sodium Citrate ), Preservatives ( Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate ) Vitamin C, Sweeteners ( Sucralose, Acesulfame k ).



        So what do I think?

        Its a drink I always get pleasure from when revisting.I sometimes forgot how nice it is. Its very sweet, so if thats not your thing add plenty of water. Its very fruity and I find it very refreshing when adding cold water to it and plenty of ice cubes. Another way I drink it is hot, now thats lovely! What I will be doing now the weather is warming up is making up Vimto ( with plenty of water ) and freezing it in ice lolly moulds for the kids. Maybe adding sugar free lemonade and freezing it to make the lollies have a zing. Either way its a delicious drink.

        Vimto is in the supermarkets and in many discount stores such as Home Bargains, B & M. Before buying I would always check there as they normally sell them cheaper than the supermarket. But Asda are currently selling the following sizes at the following prices:

        1litre £1.50, 2 litre £3.69

        Theres also other products with the fruity taste of Vimto such as carbonated Vimto, sweets and ice lollies. So check them out!

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          31.10.2012 22:13
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          A tasty fruity drink.

          Vimto has to be one of my favourite soft drinks, be it fizzy of still; hot or cold it always has the best of flavours for me. The cordial bottles are made of completely recyclable clear plastic and have a bright purple wrapper which is also recyclable and printed on it are pictures of the fruit that is included in the drink; they are grape, blackcurrant, raspberries. The lid is purple and when you open it you need to pull on a plastic tab in order to be to pour the drink.


          They are available in 725ml, 1ltr, 1.5ltr and 2ltr sizes. This drink tastes as you would imagine, extremely fruity, the primary flavours being blackcurrant and raspberry along with additional herbs and spices making a very obscure and ambiguous flavour. The recipe of which is shrouded in mystery...lol! It is exceedingly strong and sweet, and a little goes a long way. I place about half an inch into the glass and fill with water or lemonade and I find this is sufficiently strong for me; otherwise it becomes sickly sweet and tastes terrible. I love to have this hot when it is cold out as it very comforting, it brilliant as a hot drink for kids although I would consider diluting even further because as previously said it is strong. It also makes great lollies if frozen in a lolly maker after being diluted. It has added vitamin C which makes it lovely for when you're feeling a little snuffy; it also contains no artificial colours but does contain a lot of sugar and sweeteners. The cordial itself it's a thick deep sticky purple which does stain so please be aware of this. I don't consider this a particularly healthy drink but I convince myself that it contained fruit so can't be that bad...I'm deluded really!!!!I can't help it as I do love it!!!


          Originally this was considered a health tonic when it was first invented in Manchester in the UK in 1908. Since then it has become a very established and popular brand. It has continued to expand on its origins bring out sweets and ice lollies and even a cherry flavoured option (which is not for me). You also have the option to purchase ready diluted cordial in a carton which is great to freeze and put in lunch boxes and cooler bags.


          The ingredients are Water, Sugar ,Mixed Fruit Juices from Concentrate 10% (Grape, Blackcurrant, Raspberry) ,Citric Acid ,Vimto Flavouring (including Natural Extracts of Fruits, Herbs, Barley Malt & Spices) ,Natural Colour (Anthocyanins) ,Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate) ,Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate) ,Vitamin C ,Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K)

          The nutritional values per 100mls are:
          Energy 83kJ/20kcal -
          Protein Trace -
          Carbohydrate 4.7g -
          Of which sugars 4.7g -
          Fat Trace -
          Of which saturates Trace -
          Fibre Trace -
          Sodium Trace -
          Vitamin C 5.5mg (6.9% RDA %)

          I purchase mine generally from Tesco who sell the 725ml for £1.39 and 1.5ltr for £2.65 but have bought them from Asda who sell the 1ltr for £1.50 and 2ltr for £2.98 but both store have frequent offers on them which is when I stock up. Both stores stock them in most if not all stores but I usually buy mine online. I do consider this expensive for a cordial but I think it is well worth it and I would not be without it.

          The bottle needs to be kept cool and out of sunlight.

          The product code is 903577.

          The manufacturers are:
          Vimto Soft Drinks
          Warrington
          WA12 0HH
          UK.

          Their website is www.vimto.co.uk and it has games and information on it which is good.

          Overall I would highly recommend The Vimto Cordial. I love the unusual fruity flavours.

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            16.07.2012 23:27
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            Try it!!!!!!

            Vimto Cordial - available in most supermarkets and convenience stores

            750 ml
            1 litre - £1
            2 Litres - £2.50

            As a person who does not like to drink water I am a massive fan of vimto cordial. A 1 litre bottle will apparently make 20 servings (I've never specifically counted to be honest although I imagine this to be about right).

            The product often as 33% extra free, and is also available in No added sugar (this is my favourite).

            The product has added vitamin C, and is filled with fruity goodness.

            According to the bottle it contains grape, blackcurrant, raspberry, natural extracts of fruits, herbs barley malt and spices.

            The product is not suitable for carbohydrate free diets.

            However the juice does taste wonderful, it has a wonderful distinctive flavour that sets it apart form other squashes. It is a wonderful change from fizzy sugary drinks, 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 bottle is nicely shaped, and has Vimto raised up on it around the neck of the bottle, with what look like grapes around it.

            One of the things that does annoy me about the product is the 750 ml bottle which shops do sometimes have that will trick me into thinking that I am in fact buying a litre....

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              10.07.2012 18:56
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              Give it a try!

              I've always been a fan of the vimto stuff, I just love the taste! I find a lot of diluted juice nowadays makes you quite dry after drinking it but this doesnt.

              I'm a bit picky with drinks but I do drink vimto more than anything. I love the fact that you can get this out of poundland for £1 and asda has the fizzy vimto at £1 quite often so you're not spending loads on the juice.

              Ive never been a fan of blackcurrants on their own , but i enjoy a lot of diluted juice with blackcurrants in (especially this)

              One of my cats seems to be fond of the diluted vimto as well.. If i ever pour myself a drink and a bit runs down the side of the bottle then my cat licks it when i turn my back to get some kitchen roll to wipe it down. I think she approves of vimto also!

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                02.12.2011 22:20
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                A well-balanced and tasty drink for everyone.

                When it comes to cordial I just love the taste of Vimto. This fruit juice drink is great to liven up a glass of water and as it is made from grapes, blackcurrants and raspberries is tastes great, too! Vimto is available as a fizzy drink in cans and 2litre and 500ml bottles, but my favourite way to enjoy it is as cordial mixed with water. The cordial is available in Original, Cherry flavour and a No Added Sugar version also. My favourite is the Original flavour but i do occasionally enjoy the Cherry variety too.

                I buy the large cordial bottles in either 1.5litre or 2litre bottles depending on what is on offer at the time. The 2litre bottles cost around £2 and are enough to last a week or two in my house. One part cordial is sufficient to 4 parts water. As the Original version contains sugar, it is still quite reasonable compared to fizzy drinkis, containing 6.6grams per 100ml diluted solution. The ingredients are as follows, giving a good opportunity to form your own opinion on how the drink measures up health-wise;

                Water, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Fruit Juice from Concentrate (15%) (Grape 12.0%, Blackcurrant 1.7%, Raspberry 1.3%), Sugar, Citric Acid, Vinto Flavour (Natural Extracts of Fruits, Herbs, Barley Malt & Spices), Colour (Anthocyanins), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate), Vitamin C, Sweetener (Sodium Saccharin).

                The cordial is quite dark in colour and has a thick consistency before dilution. The drink isn't sickly once diluted and I find it refreshing throughout the year. The different fruits work well together and give the flavour depth and strength. Vimto cordial could be added to sparkling water to give it a slightly fizzy effect, also being more healthy than the carbonated version. In our house we dilute the cordial to taste and I drink it a little bit stronger than others, so it can be mixed to taste. Vimto is also available in the form of lollies, so kids can enjoy the lollies aswell as the drink!

                I love the Original Vimto variety and enjoy drinking it on a daily basis. Overall it is reasonably priced and not totally unhealthy. The fruit juice content of 15% is adequate and there are no artificial colours added.

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                  08.11.2011 09:12
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                  A popular juice drink thats just not for me!

                  I very rarely drink cordial as I really don't like the taste of it at all and much prefer something fizzy! However recently after a particularly busy afternoon with my daughter I really needed a drink and all my mum had to offer was vimto so I had to have a glass of that. Within one mouthful I quickly remembered why I hated the stuff so much and had to just pour it away.

                  Vimto is one of those drinks that seems to have been around forever and I always remember my mum having it in the house as I was growing up. Vimto comes in a tall thin bottle with a large purple label wrapped around. The Vimto logo appears longways up the side of the bottle with some of the juice bursting out containing the fruits rapsberries, blackcurrants and grapes. It states on the bottle that it is cordial with added Vitamin C.

                  Looking at the juice in the bottle it looks like really thick, almost syrup like and is a deep burgundy in colour. When diluted, the cordial has a more red colour to it than burgundy and looks a little more appealing to drink. I personally dilute the cordial more than probably most do but that is down to the fact that I really don't like the taste but I struggle to drink water.

                  Each 100ml serving of Vimto contains 26 calories which isn't really too bad, but the sugar content is quite high at 6.6g per serving. Vimto contains 10% fruit juice, vitamin C and no artificial colours. For those wishing to know the ingredients they are as follows:

                  Water, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Fruit Juice from Concentrate (15%) (Grape 12.0%, Blackcurrant 1.7%, Raspberry 1.3%), Sugar, Citric Acid, Vinto Flavour (Natural Extracts of Fruits, Herbs, Barley Malt & Spices), Colour (Anthocyanins), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate), Vitamin C, Sweetener (Sodium Saccharin).

                  There are various sizes of bottles of Vimto available along with other varieties of the Vimto product such as fizzy, ice pops and even bon bons!

                  I have never liked Vimto, and this time of drinking just reconfirmed that I really hate the taste of it. It is strange as I love the fruits in this drink but to me it doesn't taste like a fruit drink at all, nor can I pick out the flavour of a single one of those said fruits. For me the drink is far too rich and sickly, even as weak as I have it and I even struggle to stand the smell of the drink before I taste it!! So, would I recommend Vimto? No, not at all but I am probably in the minority as everyone I know seems to like it apart from me! For me, I would have to opt for Ribena if I was to choose a cordial to have to drink!

                  Vimto is quite an expensive drink to buy from the supermarket but quite often you can find it in discount stores for a pound which isn't bad for those of you that enjoy the drink. I do sometimes buy it for my daughter as she really enjoys it, but I always make sure I buy Vimto Light for her as I think the original is too sugary.

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                    You can't replace Vimto with anything else

                    Vimto reminds me of my childhood as we always used to have Vimto in the house. There have been many variations over the years, but you can't beat the unique Vimto taste. The brand in general produces many lovely products including this juice, fizzy carbonated drinks, sweets and ice cream.

                    The juice is by far my favourite still drink, although sometimes if we've got lemonade in the house I'll mix it together to get fizzy vimto for a change. I don't like having fizzy drinks in the house because if you open a big bottle you have to drink it all faster than I'd like before it goes flat. This is useful to have in the house to create your own fizzy drinks.

                    The juice itself looks nice and thick when you pour it, and is dark purple in colour. The only downside to the drink is that you have to have quite a high juice to water ratio, otherwise it's just too weak. This means you can get through a bottle pretty quickly. It has a unique fruity taste though, and there is also a cherry variant on the classic vimto flavour. It's sweet but not sickly.

                    The price of Vimto varies depending on where you buy it. I usually stock up when I see it on offer for £1 a bottle, in supermarkets or discount stores. That's for 725ml, which at full price is about £1.30.

                    You can choose between the original Vimto, or the no added sugar version. Both cost the same, have added vitamin C, and contain 10% fruit juice. The only difference is in calorie and sugar content - the original drink has 20 calories per 100ml and 4.7g sugars, and the no added sugar has 2 calories and 0.3g sugars. As I'm reviewing the original version of the drink I probably shouldn't comment on this, but I think it's worth mentioning that the no added sugar does taste quite nice (not as good but still nice enough) so don't let the nutritional information put you off.

                    Overall, this is a unique tasting drink which cannot be replaced by cheaper alternatives. The best thing to do is stock up when you see it on offer.

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                    Not as good as ribena

                    The first time I had this drink was when I was competing in a Badminton tornament and was packed off by my mum to go with a family friend as they couldn't take me. (Youngest in the family so brothers and sisters had already done all and didnt want to come with me!).
                    I was really excited and after playing my fisrt games (and winning of course) I opened my packed lunch my mother had packed me to find a bottle of purple liquid, thinking my mum had treated me to Ribena I eagerly opened the bottle and gulped down the syrupy purple liquid waiting for that lovely Ribena feeling to encase me.

                    Odd I thought, no Ribena feeling! No Blackcurrant flavour but and odd mixed fruit flavour where the Strawberry is really noticable!

                    So I thought I wasnt treated to Ribena but this was not too bad, fruity, kind of syrupy. But not Ribena!

                    I later found out that it was Vimtoand nothing like
                    Ribena!!

                    So now that I now what it is would I buy it for myself now. I tried it again the other week for the first time in ages and no I wouldnt buy it again. It isnt horrible, jut a bit odd flavour. It has so many of the fruits trying to come out that you dont really get one flavour and they dont really mix!
                    So no I wouldnt buy this even after all those years and even if it did bring back memories of that great badminton tournament!!

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                    Vimto is one of my favourite cordials to drink and has been going for over a hundred years. Vimto was orginally made as a medicine to give people enery. It is made from grapes, blackcurrants and raspberrys as well as secret ingriedients.

                    The Ingredients listed on the bottle include: Water, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Fruit Juice from Concentrate (15%) (Grape 12.0%, Blackcurrant 1.7%, Raspberry 1.3%), Sugar, Citric Acid, Vinto Flavour (Natural Extracts of Fruits, Herbs, Barley Malt & Spices)- these are the Vimto secret ingreidients, also Colour (Anthocyanins), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate), Vitamin C, Sweetener (Sodium Saccharin). Purple has a dark purple colour to it. I always think that Vimto has a slightly thicker cosistency to other cordials which I think gives it a stronger taste.

                    Vimto can be purchased in shops and supermarkets it comes in a variety of sizes prices obviously go up depending on the size you buy a 725ml bottle costs around £1.25 or a bigger 1.5L bottle costs around £2.40 I tend to buy mine from Home Bargains though as they do a 2 725ml bottle deal for £1.80.

                    Vimto is a cordial so therefore needs to be diluted in water before you can drink it. Personally I do not find you need much Vimto to make a a tasty drink a couple a mm up the glass seems to be enough for me, though some people like to have more. I find if I pour to much Vimto in it is to sugary for me though. 100ml of diluted Vimto is 26kcal, contains 0.1g fat and sat fat, 0.3g salt and 6.6g of sugar which explains the sugar experience I have if I use to much.

                    As for the taste Vimto is very fruity and refreshing. I like the mix of the fruit flavours and its taste is unique. I also like to freeze Vimto in the summer in ice lolly makers and they make tasty ice lollys for this though I do use a little more cordial to give them more flavour.

                    I give Vimto 5 stars my favourite corial.

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                    When there's none of the fizzy stuff in the house and I'm really not in the mood for plain water I reach for the cordial. As I'm sure you all already know, cordial is a concentrated juice that you simply add a splash of to water. Vimto is one of my favourite cordials as it's so different from all the other drinks out there. The juice in question is made from a luscious blend of three fruits: grape, blackcurrant and raspberry. The drink is available as a fizzy drink (in cans, 2 litre bottles and 500ml bottles) and comes in the original flavour, cherry flavour and also a no added sugar option. For those who aren't so fond of carbonated drinks, Vimto is also available as a still drink in pouches, cartons and bottles. Lastly there are the cordials which come in the original flavour, cherry flavour and no added sugar. When you thought that was a lot, Vimto is even in bon bons now! :)

                    Now, on to the cordial...firstly it comes in either 725ml, 1.5 litre or 2 litre bottles. I usually opt for the original option though I have tried the no added sugar version and it is equally as nice. The 750ml bottle will usually set you back around £1.00 and all versions are generally stocked by most supermarkets. I like my juice strong but the recommended dilution rate is four parts water to one part vimto with extra water being added for toddlers. The original version, despite having sugar in isn't actually that calorific with 100ml diluted being 26 calories - not too bad at all. Though the sugar content is quite high - 6.6g per 100ml diluted.

                    The ingredients are: Water, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Fruit Juice from Concentrate (15%) (Grape 12.0%, Blackcurrant 1.7%, Raspberry 1.3%), Sugar, Citric Acid, Vinto Flavour (Natural Extracts of Fruits, Herbs, Barley Malt & Spices), Colour (Anthocyanins), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate), Vitamin C, Sweetener (Sodium Saccharin).

                    You'll also be pleased to know that this cordial contains no artificial colours and is also 15% fruit juice. It also contains Vitamin C.

                    The flavour of this cordial is richly fruity without being cloying or sickly, it is refreshing and the cordial can be added to still or sparkling water. All of the fruits merge in to a lovely balanced but sweet flavour - great if you have a sweet tooth like me! In the summer I have frozen it and made vimto ice lollies which were lovely on a hot day. I'm not a huge fan of blackcurrant and never have been but it's not overpowering at all in this drink, in fact is seems to compliment the other fruit flavours very well. Depending on how much you put in your glass a bottle of the cordial should last you a reasonably long time. The flavour of this cordial is just like the fizzy version, only without the bubbles of course! Not everyone will be a fan as the flavour is sweet, there's no denying that. But this cordial does make a great option for those who may be trying to cut down on the fizzy stuff. I certainly recommend anyone who hasn't tried it to do so.

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                    05.01.2011 14:52
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                    I liked it as a change, but probaby wouldn't buy and drink it on a regular basis

                    I have never been a great fan of Vimto as far as I can recall even though I remember the name from my own childhood
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                    Apparently Vimto (Vim Tonic) was first produced over 100 years ago as a tonic but was subsequently re-registered as a cordial. Whilst visiting relatives recently and asking for squash, I was given this and really enjoyed it - so much so that our hosts gave me the rest of the bottle to bring home!

                    It has 10% mixed fruit juice content from concentrate and the fruits are grape, blackcurrant and raspberry. Blackcurrant seems to be the dominant flavour. It seems stronger somehow than other similar products I have tried and was a refreshing alternative to an alcoholic drink as I was nominated driver that night.

                    It has a very strong distinctive colour and smell and you get 20 x 250ml servings from a litre bottle. It does taste a bit sweet but I note that it has no added sugar. I have been making it a bit less strong than the recommended 1 in 4 dilution and this has helped to make the drink seem less syrupy.

                    Each 250ml serving has only 6 calories and the product contains added Vitamin C. I'm not sure that I would continue to buy it on a regular basis and don't think I am in the target demographic to whom the drink is intended to appeal, but if I saw it on special offer, I would certainly be tempted.

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                      03.12.2010 16:43
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                      Great, tasty and fruity soft drink for all the family!

                      Vimto is a fruit-based drink which has many variants, from concentrated squash to fizzy versions to ice lollies.

                      Taste - The taste of Vimto is distinct, much unlike the flavours of other, generic, soft drinks such as Blackcurrant or Orange. It has a lot more of a hardhitting taste to it, and it's incredibly moreish. The taste shares more with berry type fruits than citrus fruits, and it is derived from the concentrated fruit juice of said fruits. It's a brilliant flavour, and it's among my favourite soft drinks to have around the house, so much so that I seldom a time when I cannot find Vimto in one of the many house cupboards.

                      Looks & Packaging - The packaging for the Vimto Squash Drink is certainly different, it's a generic bottle which gets progressively thinner as you get nearer the top of the bottle. This is a method of making it look like you get more for your money, and also a method allowing you to pour the concentrate into your cup easier. The Vimto logo is also extremely distinctive, so much so that you can spot a bottle of it from quite a way away when you are buying some in the shop. The packaging is also usually secure and extremely sturdy, as well as convenient to place in a variety of locations around the house.

                      Appearance of juice - The colour of Vimto is a deep purple, it's an easily recognised colour, as Blackcurrant is significantly lighter in colour, and Ribena is a partially different shade of the same colour. The colour strongly resembles each of the fruits that are found in the Vimto soft drink, and it, in my eyes, makes the product more appealing to look at and drink.

                      Value for Money - The value that is associated with this fruit drink could be classed as impressive, especially as it is generally available for less than £2, whereas the bottle could allow for an outstanding amount of drinks to be made from its concentrate. For this reason, at pennies a cup, this fruit-based juice has an impressive value for money.

                      Healthy? - The drink isn't particularly helpful for your health, with a single cup making up around 18% of your daily sugar intake, however; the rest of the drink shows particularly healthy ingredients with only 65 calories to a drink and nothing more than a trace of salt (which wouldn't really be found in a drink anyway), fat or saturates.

                      In conclusion - You won't find a better fruit based drink than Vimto, even if it does obliterate 18% of your sugar intake in a single cup. I award Vimto four of a possible five stars if you're on a diet and five if you are not. Congratulations, Vimto, you have created my favourite drink to have around the house!

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                    Concentrated fruit juice drink made with grapes, blackcurrants and raspberries, sugars and sweetener. Mix with water for a refreshing drink.