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WKD, which stands for Wicked, is an alcopop drink that is sold in the UK and parts of Europe. The purple WKD is relatively new and was introduced to the market in around 2010(ish).
About WKD Purple
WKD Purple is a fruit flavoured drink with a berry flavour to it. It is 4% volume and comes in both bigger 70cl bottles and smaller 275ml bottles as well. WKD contains quite a lot of sugar and caffeine and they are a vodka based drink. You can also buy WKD in other flavours including Blue Raspberry and Iron Brue.
You cannot really taste alcohol from these alcopops, they taste mostly sugary and fruity and are quite refreshing, especially when they are chilled. This drink is quite fizzy and reminds me of non alcoholic berry flavoured lemonade drinks. There is no real after kick of alcohol when you drink this alcopop. I really like the purple flavoured WKD, it is my favourite WKD flavour and I would definitely recommend it.
Price and Availability
You can buy a big bottle of this alcopop for around £3-£3.0. Lots of shops and supermarkets do these on 2 for £5 deals, so it is a good idea to keep an eye out for them on sale.
I think that this is a great drink. It isn't too strong and it is easily drank because it does not have a strong alcoholic taste to it. I think that this is a nice drink to chill with at the weekend if you do not mind the high sugar and caffeine content. Overall I would give this drink 4 out of 5 stars.
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I decided to try this after hearing someone I know go on (and on!) about how nice it was.
The drink comes in the standard WKD glass bottle with a screw on lid. The colour of the drink is a dark purple colour, it looks like a blackcurrant drink to me. The drink contains 4% volume, so it's about average for an alcoholic drink. The drink is a vodka based drink flavoured to taste like fruit, a sort of berry mix to be precise. You can drink the drink at room temperature (as it comes) but I recommend chilling it first as it tastes much more refreshing drunk when it's been chilled.
The drink tastes nice. It does taste of berries, very pleasant and very fruity. The drink is fizzy but it doesn't contain a high amount of fizz, I would say more of a moderate amount. The drink can be drunk in large quantities without leaving you feeling drunk too quickly, which is a bonus. I can drink around four 275ml bottles of WKD before I start to feel the alcohol content. The drink goes down well, although it can leave me feeling bloated if i've drunk it with food. I tend to drink it by itself now.
The drink leaves a pleasant fruity aftertaste in your mouth after drinking and it leaves you feeling refreshed. It really helps to quench your thirst and it's a great summer drink as the berries remind me of summer!
The drink is a great party drink and it's cheap too. I bought the larger sized bottle which cost £3.09 from Tesco. The only downside is that the drink tastes quite sugary, which may put some people off buying it.
I am not a big drinker. Not only am I not keen on overly tasting alcoholic drinks but they don't suit me and my personality at all. Sadly after just a couple of drinks I get aggresive and/or blank out. I ended up in court last time I had a few drinks in my town charged with being drunk and disordly and seriously I remember nothing about it at all!
So I have finally accepted that I am not really able to drink and if I do I tend to have a quiet drink at home just with a mate and I'm absoloutely fine. I tend to keep off the hard spirits and enjoying sharing a bottle of an alco pop like this one.
Well I purchased this in my local Spa shop and it cost me £3.45 for a 700ml bottle of it. The glass bottle of course is see through so you can see the purple drink through it and it has a plastic purple screw on/off cap/lid to the top of it. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is WKD Original Vodka Purple and then on the back of the bottle we are told a bit about what it is and that it contains 4% volume, some drink advice ebout units is given and that this entired bottle contains 2.8 UK units in the whole thing and contact details for Beverage Brands (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nice, simple bottle this is and it looks rather stylish actually!
Ther Drink Itself:
Made with triple distilled vodka and with a pre mixed fruit juice this when poured gives us a purple coloured transparent drink and a lovely sweet smell like sweets to it.
Taste wise well his is very gently sparkling and not what I'd refer to as fizzy and/or gassy at all and in my opinion is best served chilled.
This is a wonderful sweet (but naturally tasting) drink that doesn't taste too much of vodka at all and to me is more like a tasty soft drink. The blend of berry fruits is wonderful too which to me is rather raspberry and blackberry tasting.
I love this drink but I have to be careful with how much I consume of it cos it really does taste like pop and is so easy to down. Yes its sweet but it is really tasty, light and deffo one I would buy again in the future!
Available in all good supermarkets and off licenses etc and in a variety of different flavours and sizes.
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Perhaps not the most classiest drink to review, but I have been known to reach for the odd bottle of WKD and this Purple one has only been out for a few months. I like Purple and Blue coloured drinks for some reason - perhaps it is due to my love of Cocktails, but the ones that are coloured these 2 colours seem to just taste that bit better for some reason.
At first it was a bit hard to source this with it being new, but I managed to get some of this in Asda just about a month after this came out. Not the cheapest 4 pack of Alcopop as it was 4 for the 4 275ml bottles, but quite an average price for this pack size.
The bottles looks alright. Clear glass bottle and you can see the medium purple coloured liquid through the bottle. All seems to be ok.
This Alcopop is Vodka and Mixed Fruits. Hard to pick out any single Fruit in here, seems a bit like a few different Berries but it could be the colour of this making me think that it is Berries in here. Whatever the Mixed Fruits are the taste of it is nice. There is a light sparkle in this but it's not all that much Fizzy. Each bottle is 4% Alcohol, so again pretty average for the product.
There isn't anything else to say about this. Perhaps it is more aimed at the teenage market, or more the casual drinker and although I drink different things from Spirits and Mixers, Cocktails and Cava I still have a place for Alcopops as well as they are fruity and refreshing. Worth a try as I would say it is the nicest WKD out there.
Now initially I've not ever been a huge fan of WKD. I've always found them quite distasteful with a alcopop typical, 'fake' taste. However, I thought I might aswell try this new limited edition flavour and I was pleasantly surprised!
The limited edition WKD purple has been released since March 2011, and will be available for 6 months (so until August/September). You can buy them in cases of 12x275ml and 6x700ml bottles which are better value for money, but I bought mine in a single 700ml bottle for, I think, £2.99.
Costwise I thought it is a quite expensive (I am student), especially as I probably only got about 3 glasses out of it. If you compare a 2 litre bottle of coca cola for £1.78 (tescos) and 700ml bottle WKD £3 (tescos), you can see the cost in price changes dramatically! Obviously alcohol added makes a difference, but drinking a drink with only 4% alcohol, it practically feels like you're drinking a soft drink!
The flavour itself is advertised as 'Mixed Berries', and reminds me of the taste of blackcurrant fizzy pop. I thought it differed from other WKD flavours I had before, and thought it tasted a little less cheap, is that the right word? It definitely tastes how it's described as mixed berries and could be passed to reflect tastes of raspberry, blackcurrant and cherry. I'd say this flavour was a little bit more sophisticated and looks and tastes more grown up. The colour is more appealing and doesn't leave your tongue a nasty colour such as WKD blue. It also doesn't reflect that fakey, artificial look as much, with a more natural taste and colour (although of course this is deception, the contents is no different to other WKDS). To put it simply, it reminds me of an alcoholic version of a bottle of 'Shloer'.
It is sweet, and the sugar content definitely mirrors this. I could give you a detailed list of the ingredients, but let's face it no one really understands them so here it is in my basic terms: artificial substances, fizzy water, sugar and vodka. All WKD's in general have a high content of artificial preservatives/flavourings/colours, of course which is no good for anyone in a large proportion or small. Which is the consequence of buying alcopops!
Overall, I did like this product, it is a refreshingly fruity fizzy drink. I think it is definitely the best WKD flavour out there. I guess the price is good for a cheap alcoholic drink, but the fact that the alchohol content is so low and ineffective, it is practically non-alcoholic. So I consider it pretty pricey!
WKD is a range of alcopop drinks. There are currently 5 flavours to choose from which include Blue, Red, Purple, Iron Brew and Core Apple Cider.
~WKD Original Purple~
The purple WKD is a limited edition release. It offers a blend of triple distilled vodka and mixed fruits. It has an alcohol volume of 4% and a 70cl bottle carries 2.8units of alcohol. WKD Purple also contains caffeine. The drink is presented in a tall, curvy glass bottle with a screw on lid. The clear bottle is embossed with the WKD logo and the relevant information.
~Availability and Price~
With this being limited edition, it may only be available to purchase in supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. It is only available in a 70cl (700ml) sized bottle and is priced at £3.00 in both mentioned supermarkets.
Whilst I am not a massive drinker, when I do feel like having something different, I usually opt for fruity alcopops. I am a fan of the WKD drinks as they are quite cheap, drinkable and full of flavour. Whilst doing my weekly shop recently, I spotted this Purple variety and decided to purchase a bottle to try. They don't give much away regarding the flavour except mixed fruits but for £3.00, it wasn't a huge loss if I wasn't keen on it.
The main issue with this is that the bottle is only available in one size. I much prefer single serving drinks as I can have one and keep the rest aside for another time. I chilled my bottle in the fridge til it was extremely cold before sampling this drink. The deep purple coloured drink is incredibly fizzy and offers a powerful, beer like aroma when poured. This drink certainly isn't enticing as I would expect a vodka aroma to greet me.
As I sip this drink, the bubbles fizz around my tongue but aren't too harsh. Whilst this is very drinkable, it isn't the most appealing of flavours. I suppose I expected a blackcurrant flavouring and whilst I could taste it, it wasn't all that favourable. The overall taste was reminded me of a weird, overpoweringly sweet combination of Vimto, Ribena and cider! The alcohol overpowers the fruitiness and it tastes cheap and boring compared to the Red and Blue variety. The aftertaste is a bit acidic and sour but thankfully didn't stick around long in my mouth.
~Getting Drunk? No Chance~
I managed to get 3 large glassfuls from this 70cl bottle which isn't too bad. I personally couldn't stomach anymore than one glass each night for the past few nights but one glass was enough to get me in a state of hyperness. I have sampled other 4% alcohol drinks in the past and usually a large bottle is sufficient to get my a little tipsy. I can't handle drink very well hence the reason I don't drink often you see!
~Recommendation and Conclusion~
Whilst I am sure this drink is favourable to the younger generation (wow I sound old), I simple couldn't get used to the weird cider taste/smell it offered and won't be buying it again. I cannot recommend it and don't see it sticking around as long compared to the other variations. It did remain fizzy and full of its intended flavour over the course of 3 days though.
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