Product Type: Volvic Soft Drink
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The Citrus Touch!
Volvic Touch of Fruit
Member Name: hanmillie
Volvic Touch of Fruit
Advantages: Less sugar content than other flavoured drinks, hydrates and tastes true to fruit content
Disadvantages: None in my opinion
It is widely acknowledged that water is good for you and many a headache can be blamed on not being hydrated enough. As a result, I do try to keep myself very hydrated at work the only trouble being that I often find plain water quite boring to drink. As a result, and after a look around my local fuel station, I recently bought a bottle of Volvic 'touch of lemon and lime'.
In my local fuel station there were three flavour choices available in the Volvic 'Touch of Fruit' range and these were lemon and lime, strawberry and orange and peach. However, having had a brief gander on the Volvic website it is clear that they do also provide other fruit flavours which are blackcurrant and summer fruits although I have yet to see these in store. Each flavour is packaged in a clear plastic bottle with the associated fruit flavour printed onto the front of the bottle with an accompanying illustration of the fruit itself. In addition, each flavour is easily identifiable by the colour accent on the bottle label and lid. For instance my lemon and lime bottle has a yellow colour theme, strawberry is red, orange and peach is orange, blackcurrant is purple and summer fruits is a pinky purple. Although simplistic in packaging I do like the idea of a different colour for each flavour as I find it makes each option stand out. Each flavour is available in 50cl, 75cl and 1.5l bottles; however for the purposes of this review I will be reviewing my 50cl lemon and lime bottle.
Although the water inside the bottle looks clear in colour I am assured of the lime and lemon flavouring and was therefore keen to try it. Once screwing off the lid the water has a slight hint of a citrus smell and the water is still and not sparkling. The taste is slightly different to the sweet fruity taste that I often associate with flavoured drinks and is instead a very accurate portrayal of the real lemon and lime flavour. The result is a slightly sour but definitely citrus flavour which is quite refreshing and goes down easily with or without food. In my opinion this is very much an interesting drink which feels much healthier than other flavoured drink options as it contains significantly less sugar. In addition, although I usually like to drink water straight out of the fridge I find that because this drink is slightly flavoured it can be drunk at room temperature. For information the ingredients in my lemon and lime bottle are: natural mineral water 92.2%, sugar 5.5% and acidity regulator.
As a flavoured drink option I find that this is a tasty alternative to sugary drinks and I would therefore recommend it. This drink cost me 79p from my local petrol station which I consider just about what I would expect to pay and I have seen it for a similar price in most supermarkets. Plus the bottle is reusable and therefore having finished my flavoured water I top up the bottle with plain water to keep me going throughout the day. Overall this is a nice drink in my opinion and a good change from water, I just need to buy a larger bottle of it now to last a full day at the office.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
Summary: A great alternative to water