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WkD Blue is recognisable in a bar or on the supermarket shelf through the label and bottle. The bottle is transparent so you can see which one you are picking up and 'WKD' is in big letters on the front. This packaging doesn't make it stand out from similar products as they are all packaged in the same manner. If you can't see the label then you wouldn't be able to tell which brand it was, there is nothing distinctive about it.
You're not really meant to care about the packaging of the product (or even if you're getting this one or a different brand), it's all about it being a cheap alcoholic drink.
The taste is practically indistinguishable from similar brands and (after a couple or so) the taste just because more of a feeling of your tastebuds being stripped of all sensation. The blue variant of WKD is probably the harshest tasting of them all. When drinking this it simply tasted acidic and I had an unpleasant after feeling in the back of my throat, as though the drink had almost started to solidify and some of it was stuck. I also received a very unfortunate hangover the next day, one of the worst I have experienced. I was very dehydrated, felt like I had drank paint stripper all night and was on the verge of vomiting. This is bad for me because I don't get bad hangovers, just a bit of dehydration and a bit of head ache normally, but this drink made me want to crawl under the covers for the rest of the week.
After drinking other flavours of the same brand I have not felt quite as bad because the taste of the others are not as harsh and seem less acidic overall.
The percentage of alcohol in these drinks is also rather low so it wouldn't be a drink you would choose if your aim was complete oblivion for the night. And, because of the taste, it isn't something you would really choose for a quiet night in drink either. Well, my only recommendation would be that you can turn it into a quiet night in drink by adding lemonade to help break through the acidic taste.
This drink has one purpose - to be a cheap drink to start you on your merry way. It doesn't fail in that attempt (most bars and supermarkets have it on constant offers) at least.
If you want a cheap drink then I would recommend sticking to other flavours in the range as they're less abrasive and won't affect you as much the next day.
Personally I don't drink this often however I do like this - I find if I drink to much of it then it can be very sickly and to be honest it isn't cheap compared to other brands which taste exactly the same. When I am on a night out again - so expensive. Id rather get a stronger drink which can cost me less than a bottle of this. This drink is available in small bottles and in a large bottle - depending how much you want to drink then you decide which one to get. Ok so the taste - I cant really taste the alcohol in it? More like a sugary drink for me. WKD is available in different flavours and I do prefer the red one to this blue one but isn't that just personal preference. If you haven't already tried it then I would recommend that you do.
Being a student my biggest issue is money. I don't have any and I would like some! As such I'm always on the look out for cheaper alternatives to things and when it comes to alcohol nothing comes cheaper than alcopops. An alcopop is what I would describe as an alcoholic soft drink, its already mixed and can easily quench your thirst. They are usually very sweet, even sickly sweet, and lack the hard edge of spirits and the bitterness of beer. WKD is a well known brand particularly known for their 'Do you have a WKD side?' ads which to be honest always put me off them so its a bit rich for me to be a consistent drinker of them and even advocate! They are widely available in different clubs and bars, as well as in the alcohol aisle in your local supermarket. They're also cheap compared to other drinks but for that price you get a much weaker alcohol content.
WKD Blue is one of the few flavours WKD offers, the others being Red, Purple and Iron Bru. Blue is definitely my favourite, not the least for the radioactive colour it gives off which is surprisingly attractive to me (as are drinks like Powerade which even though I personally hate the taste, the colours just seem so invitely). When purchasing them in store you can get a large bottle, a single, or a four pack. The large bottle is 750ml and is the perfect size for dipping into throughout the night without being too much to get drunk off your face (or drunk at all even). The bottles are very plain with a vertical 'WKD' logo and a simple 'Blue' incapsulated in a circle on the neck of the bottle.
When pouring you'll notice first (after the colour) that the drink is very water-based and so comes out very smoothly. It fizzes a little but that goes soon so you have no head to your drink. The fizziness never seems to run out while drinking though so there is still a pleasant drinking experience. Upon tasting it is very sweet, very very sweet, which often puts people off but I find it very appetising. The drink isn't all that alcolohic tasting, although it is 4% and a singular bottle is 1.1 units. I don't enjoy very strong alcohols as I'm a bit of a wimp but this is the perfect alternative. I enjoy them very cold, ice cold, and I think this is when they are best tasting. Arguably it is a 'young person' drink perhaps because of its reputation or because it is quite weak and fizzy drink tasting, but I think it is suitable for all ages (legal though, of course!). If you are like me and like alcohol but without the very strong taste, then it really is excellent.
The price is usually around £3.40-60 for a large 700ml bottle when I buy it in my local Morrison's or at my local corner shop. There isn't really a range on the price, it tends to be the same everywhere I go and I'm ok paying that as I think it is a reasonable price for what you get and because I enjoy the taste. It is available in many different places and is usually the only ever-present in the numerous alcohol aisles I've ever walked.
I would recommend this as it is one of my favourite drinks that offers everything I want from an alcoholic beverage. The price is good, the taste excellent, and though it is very sweet it is also quite morish to me as it tastes really great. The smooth liquidity means it goes quite quickly, which is good if you are looking to down them asap to attempt to get drunk quickly, but for me it means I can easily finish the 700ml alone in a night when I am having a nice drink at night time. It is vodka based, in fact it is billed on the bottle as 'vodka blue', but I don't ever get the very typical vodka taste of other vodka drinks and instead it just has a very distinctive taste. Its difficult to describe the taste as it is one I know only as 'WKD Blue', but having tried other similar alternatives from cheaper brands, I can literally only describe it as 'Blue'. I kind of childish, sweetie, bubblegum flavour that really is appetising. The price isn't as low as some other alcopop drink but that doesn't mean its expensive instead, it sits comfortably in within that range and is of a great quality also.
I quite like the occasional drink in the evening just to unwind, I know the normal drink most people divulge in is wine but personally, I hate the stuff, I'd much prefer an alcopop or can of lager! WKD is something I've been drinking on and off since becoming legal.
It is widely available to purchase in small or big bottle from supermarkets and off licences and is quite often on sale in pubs and clubs too. The larger of the bottles is 700ml and seems to be the variety I buy most often as it's usually on offer in supermarkets, I recently purchased two bottles for £5.50, the normal price for one of these bottles is usually no less than £3.
The bottles aren't anything special being made of glass with the normal blue WKD logo on the front and product information on the back telling you to drink responsibly and how much alcohol content there is. There is a metal screw top lid at the top so you can do it back up and keep it nice and fizzy while you aren't drinking whatever is left in the bottle.
The drink itself has quite a prominent blue colour and has a very watery consistency when pouring it into a glass. Once the glass is poured you'll notice a few fizzy bubbles on the top but there aren't too many. When drinking the WKD blue the first taste you get is how sweet it is, I'm sure it could be too sweet for some but I personally love it, it has an almost bubblegum like taste to it. I think this sweet taste is what attracts most younger people to this drink rather than the older ones, that being said my mum enjoys drinking this so it isn't just a young'en drink! The blurb on the bottle says that it's a mixed fruit vodka based drink but I don't get any of these sorts of tastes when I drink it and can hardly tell that it has alcohol content, or a fruity one for that matter too.
In the 700ml bottle of WKD blue there is an ABV of 4% and it has 2.8 units of alcohol. It's not something that will get you 'off your face' but be wary when drinking it as although it doesn't taste alcoholic in the slightest, it will get you merry before you know it.
I'd definitely recommend this WKD blue, I personally love the sweet taste, it's not to everyone's tastes so maybe try a smaller 275ml bottle first just incase it's not your cup of tea.
Blue WKD is a popular alcopop which is produced by Beverage Brands. It is a bright blue drink which comes in a clear glass bottle with the WKD logo displayed in big lettering down the centre of the bottle.
There are 4 different flavours of WKD that are available to buy today which are as follows:
WKD Vodka blue, WKD Vodka purple, WKD Vodka red and WKD Vodka iron brew. Each of these different flavours are brightly coloured liquids which look appealing and thirst quenching. They are advertised on TV with the slogan 'Have you got a WKD side?'.
WKD Vodka blue is 4.5% ABV meaning that is not all that strong, pretty much the same strength as an average lager or cider drink. It comes in a 275 ml bottle in most bars and pubs, but is also available to buy in a 700 ml bottle in most shops and supermarkets.
The taste of this drink is very sweet! I find it ok if I just have a small bottle of it, but it is not the sort of drink that I could stay on for very long as it gets too sickly for me. It tastes like a sort of mixture between blueberry and bubblegum flavours with a load of sugar mixed in there too. I would say that it is almost impossible to detect any taste of alcohol in this drink as the sweet sugary flavours mask it very well.
The ingredients are listed as being:
Soda water, sugar, colouring, flavouring, and vodka.
A 275 ml bottle of Blue WKD can vary quite a lot in bars and pubs, but would generally be somewhere between £2 and £3:50. Most supermarkets sell the 275 ml bottles in multipacks of 4 bottles, and 12 bottles, with the 12 pack offering the best value for money.
The large 700 ml bottle costs around £3 in supermarkets, but is often on a buy 2 bottles for £5 deal, making it a lot better value than the smaller bottles.
Overall this is a nice sweet drink which is very popular with younger drinkers. It is a nice refreshing drink when served cold, and does make a nice change from drinking lager at first but it can get a little sickly. Due to the relatively low ABV of this drink it is unlikely to get you drunk, and as such it is ideal for people that don't drink very often, or who don't like the taste of alcohol.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2013
WHAT IS IT?
A mixed vodka drink called WKD. You can buy it in many flavours, this one is blue in colour and it is a type of mixed fruit flavour.
I cannot taste vodka in this drink and I think it is very refreshing especially in the summer, I am drinking a glass now in the back garden because it is very hot and wine will be too heavy for me in this sun. It tastes like the blue iced puppy drinks you can buy at the seaside, it is a little bit fizzy but the fizz does not last for very long but even then the drink still feels nice and it does not feel flat like some drinks do.
WHAT I THINK
I think this drink is very nice but it is very sweet so I can not drink it sometimes if I am not in the mood for something that is too sweet. It is sugary tasting but the flavour is so fruity and full of taste that sometimes I feel like I am drinking pop instead of something with alcohol in it.
I have never been drunk when I have had any of the flavours of WKD but the blue one does give me a little bit of a headache sometimes if I have drunk a full big bottle. You can buy this blue WKD in large 700ml bottle and small ones that are about the same size as a small coke bottle, I buy both but it is cheaper quite often to buy the big size when they are on special price promotion.
The best way to drink blue WKD is in a tall glass with either ice cubes or some crushed ice but if you are using crushed then you should not use too much because when it melts it will take away a lot of the flavour of the drink. It is nice mixed with white wine also but you have to try it because it does not work nicely with all wines and sometimes it makes the drink too sweet or bitter.
I pay about £3.50 for a 700ml bottle and I think that is value, especially because the top screws back on to keep it fresh until the next day. There is 4% of alcohol in this blue WKD.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Like many people I first tried this when I was underage (15) and thought it was the bee's knees. As a guy I didn't understand what "society" said about the drink so I was happy to drink and drink it. It's a drink which is very easy to down as it tastes very much like a soft drink which is probably the appeal. It's fairly cheap and is available in pretty much every bar and club although some offer cheaper versions of Alcopops.
They come in various flavours however blue is deemed as the original. For this review I'm going to give my 15 year old Opinion and my 20 year old opinion. My 15 year old opinion is that this drink is very good and recommend it highly as it's very easy to drink and whilst the percentage is 4% it's alcohol which if you're looking for the alcohol buzz without getting too drunk this drink is perfect.
Now on to my 20 year old opinion. This drink is too poppy for me and too fizzy for an alcoholic drink, you can't particularly feel the alcohol which for someone who likes to enjoy the taste of alcohol means its unappealing. I'd like to point out I don't like Alcopops in general and don't even like Rekorderlig, Kopperburg etc. WKD will be seen as a childs drink for me now, not because society says so just because I feel much more of a man when drinking a pint of lager than when drinking a small bottle of Alcopop even though boxers such as David Haye have been seen drinking them!
I tried WKD many years ago on holiday and loved it. It is now widely available in pubs and restaurants and also in supermarkets. They serve alcopops a lot in nightclubs aswell because it really quenches your thirst and you can drink it fast and quickly get back to dancing.
You can get Wkd in 275ml glass bottles. The alcohol volume is 5%. There are 3 flavours but the blue one is definitely the best! It looks great too its like an electric blue color.
The bad thing about this drink is that it tastes like pop so you can drink it quickly and therefore get drunk quickly without realizing Oops!
My experience is that you should definitely shop around as they are often on offer in supermarkets so you can get a good deal. You can buy them in small bottles in packs of four but they are also now available in larger bottles which you can share (if you have to). There are other brands around which look the same as WKD now but they do not taste anywhere near as nice in my opinion.
So what does it taste like.......
The blue WKD is a lovely mixed fruit flavour. You can definitely not taste the vodka in it at all which is why younger drinkers often like it! I think that it is a summery drink, its great at a barbecue we have even taken some on a summer picnic and it was delicious. It is a great alternative if you are getting bored of drinking beer or wine all the time, it's a fun drink and the color is very appealing.
I have had this drink before, occasionally with friends but have only recently started to buy it.
It is inexpensive at just £5 for a 4 pack at Sainsbury's I am not sure about other suppliers I assume similar, at a bar I have seen them for around £2.50 a bottle, to be expected really. I personally like the taste but cannot pinpoint it on anything particular, it is very sweet. It isn't the best drink on the market but it also is not bad simply because it is cheap, do not assume this. It is not very strong, it has an alcohol percentage of 4. Around 2 or 3 can be drunk without any major effect even to inexperienced drinkers. But by the 3rd or even 2nd for some you will find the sweet taste a bit much.
Nothing particularly special about the bottle's themselves, simple, have all the required legal terms, name, easy to carry etc.
Now yes this drink is aimed at the younger generation and for 'beginner' drinkers which may be why I enjoy it, the sweet tastes and colors this is a pretty obvious thing that they market to younger people. Who knows maybe tastes will change but one thing I know is my WKD side will be around for a little while longer at least.
I will admit that when I first started drinking then alcopops were my favourite tipple. At the time you got something called Hooch which was alcoholic lemonade that was ideal to mix with vodka as well as drink neat. The lure of alcopops being that they don't taste like alcohol so youngsters can get drunk without having to stomach the bitter taste of grown up drinks. I have now graduated to stronger stuff than alcopops but when I was at a party then there were bottles of blue wkd left lying around so I decided to sample a couple.
Blue WKD is definitely aimed at the younger end of the drinks market with its garish blue colours and sweet tastes. The alcohol in a blue WKD is vodka but there is no indication of what flavour blue is meant to be. It is definitely very sweet, sickly sweet in fact. Maybe the blue is meant to be candy floss or some kind of strange fruit. The vodka taste does not really come through at all and this makes it very easy for a pallette used to soft drinks to chug it down. A more mature drinker will prefer something with more kick to it and less sugar.
Blue WKD is seen as a starter drink by many and I know it is often bought for teenagers at parties. It has 5% alcohol so one or two can be drunk fairly safely by the inexperienced drinker without them throwing up, falling over drunk or ending up in the sack with some random stranger.
I don't personally like blue WKD, it is far too sweet for my tastes and I prefer my drinks a bit stronger. I am happy to buy a 4 pack for my daughter and friend to drink if there is a family celebration, the teenagers enjoy it and as it has a pre-measured amount of alcohol in it then it is something I am reasonably comfortable for them to drink as long as I can keep an eye on them.
Having got a bit fed up of always opting for the same drinks when out on the town, I decided to try something a little bit different and ordered a bottle of blue WKD. It seemed to be very popular amongst the younger clientele in the bar and so I thought, how bad can it be!?! Well I quickly discovered that it is pretty bad. Clearly holding a bottle of blue WkD appears to be more if a status symbol than anything to d with the taste of the drink. I found it sickly sweet, with a bubble gum flavour to it and a slightly sour after taste. It was quite gassy and I and pretty sure it turned my tongue and teeth blue whilst drinking it. With a relatively low alcohol content, you would have to drink a lot of these to feel any effects, by which time I am sure you would be too ill to party on anyway.
Even though I actually like alcopops blue WKD is one that I am not very fond of. They seem to have been around forever and although I would be unlikely to ever buy myself one in a bar people have on occasion bought me one before.
No one seems to know what flavour the blue one actually is. Some people say it is blueberry and some people say it is bubble gum but to me it just tastes fruity with a slightly sour taste to it. It really does taste artificial and you can tell the fruit flavours are chemically produced.
The reason that I am not very keen on Blue WKD is because the taste to me is just too sweet and sugary and I find them really sickly after only one bottle. Any more than this and I would be sick and not from the fact I had drunk too much alcohol solely from the sickly sweet flavour of the drink.
The alcohol content is only 4.5% so they aren't too strong. I like the fact that they come in bottles as it is much more convenient for busy bars and dance floors in nightclubs. I have noticed lately that a lot of places are now selling these in plastic bottles instead of glass ones. I'm assuming this is to stop them being lobbed at people's heads but the plastic is a bit flimsy.
These are good if you don't like the taste of spirits but still want a drink as the sweetness of them really masks the alcohol in them and to be honest it is easy to see why they are called alcopops as you could easily drink this and not even know you are drinking anything alcoholic.
I will drink the odd Blue WKD but usually only the one as after that it just becomes too sickly and I need to move on to something else. These usually cost around about £2.50 in my local bars so they aren't too expensive and worth the money if you enjoy the taste.
WKD is a vodka based alcopop with an alcohol content of 4.5%. It is available in four flavours which are WKD blue, purple red and also Iron Brew. Of all of them, Vodka Blue is personally my favourite. The small bottles that are most commonly available are 275ml however, they are also available in a bigger sized bottle and multipacks, which can sometimes work out cheaper. They are normally around £1.50 a bottle to buy in a supermarket and £2-2.50 on a night out. They are generally drank on their own although they can be mixed with lager and also part of cocktails.
If you are on a night out and want a change of drink, something not too strong, then this is a good choice. It's alcohol content is quite low, which is what I like because I find that some vodka based drinks can be quite strong tasting and I like to pace myself. However, i only tend to ever have 2-3 of these as they are full of sugar and after a while can become quite sickly. The high sugar content can also make me feel a little shaky if I have too many so I tend to limit myself! Not something you really should be drinking before bed as you may struggle! They are fruity in flavour although, I wouldn't particularly say that you could pin point which flavour each different colour is. They are also really refreshing, so sometimes in the summer I have a bottle of WKD on ice.
Overall, a good choice of alcopop. Not too strong, fruity and refreshing. Just don't drink too many!
Sometimes when out clubbing I fancy something fruity; after getting sick of drinking beer all night it's nice to have a little change. When I first drank Blue WKD I had seen other people drinking this blue juice stuff out of a bottle and it looked quite a change from boring beer that I immediately went and ordered one. It went down so nice, that I ordered another and then another..well you get the picture. It didn't really get me drunk but it did seem to give me more energy to dance on, fuel for want of a better word(I am putting it down to the amount of sugar and colourings in these drinks).
==What is it?==
WKD is a vodka based fruit drink(alcopop) with an abv of 4.5% it comes in four different flavours including; vodka blue, vodka purple, vodka red and vodka iron brew(no I haven't misspelled it, it is iron brew not to be confused with the brand "Irn Bru"). I have to say that out of all these flavours I prefer the blue one, it reminds me of my childhood, eating blue bubblegum flavoured ice pops, and that in essence is what it actually tastes like. The ingredients are soda water, sugar, colouring, flavouring and vodka, so not exactly good for you then, and because of the ingredients in these drinks it will take quite a few until the alcohol takes effect. In my opinion Blue WKD is a drink that you can drink when you don't really like the taste of alcohol, as the flavourings and sugar tend to overpower the alcohol taste, probably why it is aimed at the younger drinkers market i.e. people in their late teens and early twenties
The brand has a popular advertising campaign where the protagonist usually does something out of the ordinary and the slogan "Have you got a wicked side" is narrated as he/she performs his/her extraordinary deed, example; borrowing a bar stool from bar to sit and drink with his mates who are at another bar.
The drinks come in a see through bottle similar to a beer bottle(275ml) with a lid which can only be opened with a bottle opener. Aside from the colour of the drink giving away the flavour there is a little circular label on the neck with the flavour written on it. There is a vertical rectangular label in the center of the bottle with the letters "WKD" written vertically. Underneath this it says "Original" in white writing, followed by the name of the flavour, in this case "Vodka Blue" written underneath it in blue writing.
You can purchase WKD at most places, grocers, off licenses, supermarkets, and you can usually get some quite good deals on them i.e 6 bottles for £5.00 etc, so sometimes it does pay to shop around.
I couldn't drink a lot of these, as I do find them very sickly, but the odd one is a nice welcome change. The first time I drank this I did drink a lot though and the effects were similar to drinking Red Bull when it came to trying to get to sleep at night, I struggled for ages before finally dropping off. I recommend this if you fancy something fruity fizzy and alcoholic without having the sharp taste of the alcohol, just don't expect to drink these to get drunk on.
I don't know what to think about this drink. The 3-star overall Dooyoo rating sums up peoples mixed opinion of the substance. A lot of people love this alco-pop because it tastes nothing like alcohol, and therefore people who dislike the taste of alcohol can drink it throughout the night without feeling sick. On the other hand, some people find it makes them sick, because of it's sickly nature, and the fact it's full of sugar. To me it tastes chemical and un-natural - highlighted by that luminous blue colourant - and I can't stomach more than two bottles in succession.
The bottle is nice. It has its own unique curves and kinks, and the labels (with their transparent edges) stick well and give the drink a good quality feel - contrary to the substance within in my opinion! The drink is best served ice cold and once the cap is flicked off with a standard bottle opener, the substance fizzes and bubbles slightly, and this quality is maintained through the taste.
The taste is chemical (as I've already mentioned). There are hints of fruit flavourings - blueberry mainly. but generally, the taste is of sugar and sweets. A sickly mixture of many man-made elements to bring across an un-natural aroma and taste. I'm not a fan of drinks that attempt this - they are made for children, or the recently of age, and they reflect the wants of this particular group because of this.
Straw-pedo (Torpedo) - The phrase coined by party-goers to describe the act of plunging a straw into a full bottle of WKD (or other alco-pop), and 'downing' the whole thing in one go - this act sums up this drink! In actual fact though, it's quite scientific. The straw allows for air to travel to the bottom of the glass (now the top) replacing the liquid which is being drained, so that the liquid can flow faster. This kind of technology is used in Formula 1 with the re-fuelling hoses, all be it in a far more complex and expensive way. A sure way to get the consumer utterly annialated-ely drunk!
I don't rate this drink highly at all. I think there are better alco-pops on the market which stray from the artificial taste type this drink seems eager to create. Bacardi Breezer is one such brand which focuses more heavily on the taste of natural fruit ingredients. But even these drinks have a sweet and sickly backdrop to their taste and smell. All in all my rating for WKD Blue reflects how it tastes, smells, and is packaged. For me, the packaging is the only thing they got right here.
PRICE: 4 x 275 ml = £4.75 (Tesco.com)
AVAILABILITY: Supermarkets, beer-offs, small stores, online - nation-wide.
ABV: 275ml bottle - 4% alcohol content.
Original Vodka Blue.