Product Type: Volvic Soft Drink
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A nice change from bottled water
Volvic Touch of Fruit Strawberry
Member Name: sammy00
Volvic Touch of Fruit Strawberry
Advantages: Tastes nice when chilled, can be very cheap
Disadvantages: Initially smells quite strong. Can taste stale if not chilled
I always take a bottle of water into work with me every day and keep it on my desk. I find doing this helps me drink the recommended 8 glasses a day if it's sitting looking at me. Also the water at work tastes awful from the tap (we have no water machine). You can actually taste the chlorine in it and it comes out cloudy. However the water at home is much nicer and I usually buy a couple of bottles of water every now and then so that once they have gone I re-use the bottles to take in my tap water.
Recently I decided to try the Volvic Touch of Strawberry for a change. I like the normal Volvic Bottled Water so figured a splash of strawberry flavour might be nice for a more summery drink. The bottles were on offer at Tesco (and still are at the moment) for 3 for £2.00 and these where the 1.5 litre bottle so were a great bargain! Normally this is priced at around £1.00 for a 1.5l bottle. There were other flavours but none that took my fancy so I got the 3 bottle of strawberry.
The bottles are a good size and hold 1.5 l. They are tall and slim. Around the middle of the bottle is a plastic sleeve which on the front shows the Volvic logo and image along with "Touch of Strawberry" and an image of 2 strawberries underneath. Just above the logo is a small sticker like image stating the water is sugar free. Around the sides and back of the bottle is the product information, where Volvic Mineral Water comes from and nutritional information, which is stated below:-
Typical Values 100ml
Energy value 82.7kJ/19.8kcal
of which sugars 4.8g
of which saturates 0g
equivalent as salt trace
Volvic Natural Mineral Water (94.8%)
Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)
Preservative (Potassium Benzoate)
The Volvic Touch of Strawberry is said to be "Tasty volcanic hydration that's berry good" and "Volvic Touch of Strawberry combines Volvic Natural Mineral water and delicious fruity flavours to provide tasty volcanic hydration". When you first open the bottle you can instantly smell strawberry which smells quite strong considering it's only supposed to be a touch! Surprisingly when you taste the water the taste isn't too strong and just provides a slight flavour. The water tastes fresh and I loved the slight strawberry taste and the fragrance in your glass is only faint.
I always chill my bottle of water but by the end of the working day it ends up at room temperature. When chilled the water is lovely but I found when it warmed up slightly it tasted stale and not nice at all. I have since then made sure that when I am drinking it, it need to be cold and not to allow it to warm up
Overall I found the water a nice change to your standard top or bottled water. It makes a refreshing drink for spring summer and I do get through the Volvic Touch of Strawberry bottle quicker than standard Volvic as it is a nicer taste.
Summary: Keep chilled and this is a lovely summery drink