Product Type: WKD Liqueur
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Member Name: als0101
Advantages: Refreshing fruity taste!
Disadvantages: pretty pricey for such a low alcohol contents. high in sugar and artificial flavours/colouring.
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!
Summary: Best WKD flavour yet!, ignoring the sugar content and the pricey cost.