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My Wicked Side!
Member Name: angelboouk
Advantages: supermarket deals, availability, flavoursome drink, easy to drink
Disadvantages: can become sickly, too much isn't good for you!
WKD is a range of vodka based drinks. These alcopops are available in different flavours and colours including WKD Blue.
WKD Blue is described as 'sparkling alcoholic premix blending mixed fruit flavours with triple distilled vodka'. This drink has a 4% alcohol content.
In bars and clubs, WKD Blue is normally sold in a 275ml glass bottles which are clear and feature a lid which needs to be removed with a bottle opener. A 70cl bottle can be bought from local corner shops and supermarkets and features a screw top lid.
WKD Blue is widely available in supermarkets and local shops. Asda offer the 275ml bottles in a pack of four priced at £4.75 and on a '2 packs for £7.50' offer. The 70cl bottle is priced at £3.25 and on a '3 for £8.00' offer. Asda also offer a box of 10 bottles at £13.00. Bar prices will vary but I would expect to pay between £1.80 and £3.00 for a 275ml bottle.
Whilst I am not a huge drinker, I do occasionally have a drink when out without my son or at a party. If out for dinner I would opt for a vodka with mixer but prefer alcopops in general and vary my purchases between WKD, Bacardi Breezer and Smirnoff Ice. I couldn't drink the same flavour all night on a night out as I feel it gets a bit samey and often sickening. WKD seems to be very popular and it is the drink of choice for most of the younger members of my extended family.
I have tried all of the WKD flavours. I wasn't keen on the purple and the Iron Brew flavour is horrible in my opinion. I quite like the red but prefer the blue flavour. If out, I will happily drink the smaller bottles with a straw to help them last longer but often buy the larger bottles to put in as an extra with Christmas presents or to take to a house party (whenever we are invited to any that is!).
WKD Blue is of course blue in colour and has a satisfying sparkle to it - it looks quite attractive too and definitely not overly girly so the men can appreciate it too. I prefer a sparkling alcoholic drink. The drink itself isn't overly harsh on the palate and is easy to sip but not guzzle down. One bottle lasts well especially when using a straw and drinking at a leisurely pace. It seems to hold its fizz quite well so I'm not left with a flat drink. It is definitely best served straight from the fridge and can be used to make cocktails too which a lot of bars seem to do.
Flavour wise, WKD Blue is a drink that appeals to be because of its sweetness. If you aren't keen on sweet drinks then it is best to avoid this one as it is quite sugary and can become sickly after a few bottles hence why I alternate with other drinks. The 'mixed fruit flavours' description is accurate but it is difficult to pinpoint the actual fruits as the sweetness overtakes quite a bit. I would imagine that it was a berry flavouring and the drink is quite refreshing.
The vodka flavouring isn't very strong in my opinion so it would be easy to drink too many of these. I can taste the vodka as a subtle aftertaste and whilst it doesn't taste super cheap, it certainly doesn't have the same impact as Smirnoff Vodka. Whilst WKD is a satisfying drink, it certainly can't be good for the waistline. I follow the Slimming World plan and there is approx 11 syns per 275ml bottle and to me, it isn't really worth a full days syns and more just for one drink hence why I rarely drink it now!
WKD Blue is a pleasant, casual drink which will appeal mainly to a younger market. I am careful when I drink and have never been drunk in my life so cannot comment on how many it would take to get you totally pissed and facing a nasty hangover the next morning. It is important to be careful and watch your alcohol intake whilst still enjoying yourself - stay safe!
I can recommend WKD Blue. It like the flavour and it is fine as an occasional sweet, alcoholic drink but not for regular consumption by me personally. It isn't too expensive when bought as part of a supermarket deal but can work out costly buying in a bar or club.
Thanks for reading x
Summary: my choice of WKD