“ Brand: VK / Type: Alcopop „
I came across VK a few years ago when I was a student and wanted something cheap to drink before heading out in the city. I decided that VK was much more cost effective than WKD to drink and picked up a mixed pack of Vodka Kick to try them out.
About Vodka Kick
Vodka Kick is an alcopop that is sold in the United Kingdom, it comes in a number of different flavours including:
These alcopops are pre mixed and are 4% alcohol volume. They are sold in smaller bottles and big bottles, much like WKD.
I tried each of the flavours of Vodca Kick and there are a few of them that I quite like, and there are also a few of them that taste horrible in my opinion. Each of these drinks taste very sweet, but I suppose it is down to personal taste on which flavour you prefer. I found that the blue, apple and cherry ones are the nicest. I usually stick to buying the blue ones as I usually can only find these in the single big bottles.
The orange and cheeky (purple) ones are not nice at all and the tropical one is just ok, I probably wouldn't buy any of these flavours in single bottles at all again, however this is just personal taste.
These alcopops are very sweet and they do not have a strong alcohol taste to them, they are quite easy drank and perfect in my opinion for pre drinks in the house before a night out as they are not too alcoholic at only 4%, so they will not have too much of an effect on you before you go out.
Although they do taste nice, I find that these alcopops lack something that other alcopops like WKD and Smirnoff Ice have, that makes them not taste just as nice as them, however they are much cheaper so I would expect this.
Price and Availability
You can pick up 12 mixed bottles of this alcopop in Asda at the moment for around £11, I think that this is quite a good price as it is less that £1per bottle. However it is a little bit of a waste of money for me as I do not like all the flavours so I would waste some if I bought them in the mixed packet. I sometimes pick the single bigger bottles up, they usually cost just under £3, which is also a good deal in my opinion.
I think that this is a nice, cheap alcopop. I am not a fan of all the flavours, but I do like the blue, apple and cherry ones so I usually just stick to them. They are much cheaper than other alcopops on the market, but I wouldn't say they are the nicest, but when I am looking a cheap drink before going out, I usually pick these up to save myself a few pounds. Overall Iwould give these alcopops 3 out of 5 stars.
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I remember years ago when I used to go out that WKD was seemingly the drink that young people would ask for in a pub or club towards the end of the night. These were never cheap though and so when the pubs started selling bottles of VK with a free shot for a couple of pounds it became customary to choose them instead of the WKD! I have since had VK on and off over the years depending on where I am and have even bought them in for at home sometimes.
VK drinks stand for vodka kick and they are basically an alcopop which usually is cheaper than the more well known brands in my experiences. They come in seven flavours and so there is probably going to be one that suits everyone which makes them an ideal purchase in multi pack form for parties in my opinion.
The drink is a fizzy alcopop which is made from real fruit juice apparently and is a vodka based drink as the name suggests. VK contains no artificial sweeteners. The product comes in a glass bottle which features the VK name and logo as well as the flavour. What I like about VK drinks is that you can see through the clear glass and so can have a good idea of what the flavour is even without reading the name of the flavour. You can purchase the drink in 275ml bottles, 70cl bottles and also in multipacks in supermarkets. I think the multipacks are the best value and currently you can buy a bottle of twelve 275ml mixed bottles for just £10.97 in Tesco which I think is a great price and would be ideal for taking to a party or for getting in when you have people coming round but are unsure of their drink of choice.
The main variety of VK that I have tried is the VK blue drink which I do think is likened to blue WKD in terms of colour and taste and so I do quite like this one. There is also a VK ice which is similar to Smirnoff ice and a new VK cheeky which is a cheeky vimto style cocktail alcopop which I am sure my sister would love! Other varieties include cherry, orange, apple and tropical flavours.
At just 4% abv these are never going to be a drink which will get you drunk in my experience and so they are ideal really just for enjoying at home or during a night out. Personally on nights out now I am older I do tend to stick to cocktails or Malibu and coke or something like that but I wouldn't rule out having one of these towards the end of the night as you can easily hold a bottle and have a good boogie at the same time!
I recommend these VK drinks as they are just as good as WKD in my opinion and they are certainly cheaper than WKD so it makes sense to choose these instead.
Thank you for reading my review!
Alcopops are something I always pick up for pre-drinks or house partys because everybody seems too like them, I don't tend to drink them when I'm out because they are a bit more pricey than my normal spirit mixers but they are great for a night in!
Depending on where you buy them you can get them from £1.49 in home bargains or similar stores up too £4 in other stores, personally I only buy them cheap because they don't tend to last very long as they are so easy to drink, the bigger bottles only have about 3 big glasses or less in so paying a lot for these if I'm sharing is a big no-no!
You can get cherry, blue (which is raspberry I think), cheeky (no idea what flavour that is) Orange, tropical, apple and ice! so seven different flavours but these can be hard to find as most stores just stock blue, cherry and orange but I have come across some newsagents that stock all seven! Most pubs and bars also tend to stock all seven too!
With 4% percentage I think its okay to give most people this drink without them getting too drunk, the taste is nothing like alcohol, you can't taste any vodka or other alcohol but it is like drinking a cheap bottle of pop and just taste like the fizzy drink alternative to the flavours, they do taste very sugary so If thats something you don't like I would avoid that, but the benefit of this drink is that it's alcohol that doesn't taste anything like alcohol which is perfect for some people!
A great variety of alcopops that are perfect for a night out, pre drinks or anything! But don't pay too much for them!
I am a fan of anything that contains alcohol but doesn't taste of it. I'm not fan of spirits and beers and the likes the only issue I have with these drinks is that on a night out (or in!) I can drink far too many of these and end up not realising that I've drunk so much alcohol content which has in the past le dme into plenty of trouble lol!
I have tried, I think all of the flavours in my time of Vk's however the one I am sat next to and indulging in now is the VK Blue and its a 70cl size and cost £3.80 in my local Spa shop.
The bottle is clear glass with a screw on/off lid to the top of it and on the front of it we are told what it is of course and also told to serve it chilled then around the neck of the bottle we are told what it is, that the alcohol content is 4%, that the whole bottle only contains 2.8 units of alcohol and contact details for Global Brands (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nice enough bottle and informative enough this is.
The Drink Itself:
My favourite flavour of this drink is actually the brightly red coloured cherry flavour though in my local Spa shop flavours are limited to this blue one only sadly. The colour of the drink is a nice deep blue, it even turns your tongue blue and its a transparent liquid. To me, it tastes like pop and that pop has a sort of very sweet and unnatural flavour of tropical pop to it which is of course mixed with vodka though that isn't apparent to me at all. According to the informaation given on the bottle as well this also contains taurine & caffeine though to be fair I have never felt an energy burst after consuming this.
When drinking this I find it a light and refreshing drink though the unnatural sweetness of this drink does linger on my tongue for a good while after drinking it which does tend to make me more thirsty however when consuming it, it is very drinkable indeed.
On the whole this is a good quality drink and great for those of us who want to drink alcohol but not stink of it and not have to taste that flavour of distinct alcohol either!
Available in all good supermarkets and off licences.
I came across VK in my local Asda, as they had a mixed case of 12 bottles in six different flavours for around £10. I bought it to share with a friend before a big night out, which meant we each got to sample all the flavours; apple, cherry, blue, tropical, lemon and orange. At 4% alcohol we were able to drink our way through that and still be sober enough to have our night on the town. All six variants are delicious and really refreshing, my personal favourite being tropical, which is a pineapple flavour, while my friend loves cherry. For those wanting a higher alcohol content I have also experimented with using VK as a mixer; the orange is particularly good with a shot of peach schnapps.
I do have quite a sweet tooth, which might be why I am such a fan of VK, but I found it much less sickly than other comparable drinks (yes WKD, I mean you!) and it's a little cheaper to boot. Moreover, I haven't come across any other cases of alcopops with such a mixture of flavours. I would definitely recommend this to other alcopop drinkers - as long as you're "of age" of course!
Vodka Kick, often abbreviated to VK is generally found in clubs and pubs, especially student venues as it's cheap, as low as a pound in some places on some nights. This is a drink I like to have if I've had one too many as it actually tastes fruity and a nice thing to start sobering up with! The best way to describe it would be an alcoholic J2O, ad it's actually cheaper than it too!
VK is an alcopop, similar too its rivals Smirnoff Ice and Bacardi Breezers. It's generall sold in pubs and clubs in a 275ml bottle and at 4% in strength is quite weak. It's available in 7 different flavours which are Blue, Ice, Cherry, Orange, Lemon, Tropical and Apple.
I generally don't drink alcopops when I'm out apart from the reasons given in the introduction but if I were to have some I generally go for apple and orange as they are my two favourite flavours. I've tried a few of the others and they're not too much to get excited about. They're so weak you can't taste the alcohol which is good. I can handle quite a bit therefore it generally doesn't affect me and I only tend to drink it while intoxicated anyway! It's the taste I like the best, they are quite refreshing towards the end of the night and especially with the orange one the taste is so apparent. They are quite fizzy as you'd expect with an alcopop and quite sugary which gives you that little bit of energy you need at the end of a ngiht out to get you home! I wouldn't buy a crate and drink these at home as they are something you drink while you're out I think. Can't imagine having sunday lunch with a bottle of VK to be honest.
If you were to buy VK in a pub or club the price does vary. I've seen it as cheap as a pound and as expensive as £2.50. It really does depend on the night and the place. From supermarkets or online it's available in many different sizes, but typically a 24 crate of 275ml bottles would cost you anything from £22-£25, depending on where you got it from.
A theme seems to be appearing in my reviews today and that theme is Im trying to get all my product suggestions out of the way so Id expect some very varied reviews from me today lol. Now Im not a big alcopop drinker but sometimes before a night up town I need to have a few pre-clubbing drinks and alcopops are great for that because they will get you slightly tipsy but not aboslutely hammered! I usually stick to Bacardi Breezers or WKD's but a few weeks ago before a night out I noticed that my local off license had a sale on and it was 3 bottles of the VK for a fiver so I picked up 3 bottles without hesitation and went home to start getting ready.
Alcohol Content: 4%
This drinks comes in 6 different flavours.
VERY widely available stockists include: Supermarkets, Off Licenses & Club & Pubs
I think a bottle of this is around £3 normally when its not on sale.
I have personally tried about 3 of those flavours but for this review Im going to concentrate on the Cherry flavour because that is the one I tend to drink the most.
This drink is very sweet as Ive now come to expect from alcopops but even though I have a sweet tooth I think this is even too much for me. After a few glasses of this is does start to become very sickly and like most alcopops it leaves me with that horrible phlegmy taste at the back of my throat which to be fair is never a good thing.
Having said that though this is a really nice drink and it does really tastes like proper cherrys. Sort of like a fizzier version on cherryade but alcoholic. I have to say that out of all the flavours Ive tried (BLUE, CHERRY & APPLE) I reckon this is the nicest one because I found th others even more sickly!
This is great for pre-going out drinks but I doubt I will drink this all the time or even order it in a club or pub because its not that nice. Alcopop drinkers will love this drink but for people like me who prefer their drinks a little stronger tasting then this will just be like drinking pop to you.
Its an okay drink but nothing more. I cant speak for all of the flavours but I reckon the opinions will be 50/50 on this drink, some will love it and others (like me) wont. Im going to give it 3 out of 5 Dooyoo stars simply because it tastes nice. 2 stars knocked of for the phlegmy taste & it being just a tiny bit too sweet for me. A great drink for before a night out, but not something to drink all the time!
Not the best alcopop Ive tried.
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Brand: VK / Type: Alcopops / ABV: 4%