Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Member Name: bilbobaginz
Advantages: Nice packaging!
Disadvantages: tastes and smells artificial. Chemical, un-natural.
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.
Summary: A taste that's articifial - strawpedo it and you'll get smashed!
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