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I like the original version of lucozade though I'm not keen on the newer flavours they have brought out.
It's good for a hangover if you need an energy boost or if you are feeling a bit fatigued and tired, a bottle can give you a little boost to keep going. I would not recommend giving Lucozade to children as they may become hyper.
It is quite good value for money depending where you buy it from. I usually get mine from farmfoods, a 1litre bottle is just a quid compared to £1.80 for a little one in the train station. The packaging is nice and bright and I don't think it has changed much over the years. Lucozade is very recognisable and has been in circulation for many years.
I wouldn't recommend lucozade for rehydration but definitely for a boost. My cure for a hangover..there is no cure, just lucozade and a fry up.
Lucozade seems to be on every shelf in every store and with good reason too. This popular drink is enjoyed by both sports players and just people who want a pick me up during the week and consists of a vast range of flavours to entice everyones tastes buds. It was originally developed in 1927 by a chemist looking for a pick me up for people with illness such as colds or influenza however it was later re-branded as an energy drink.
The drink comes in a tall thin plastic bottle with a screw top (unlike Lucozade sport which contains a pop top). The wrapper contains the brand name 'Lucozade' in very big letters as well as 'Energy' in slightly smaller characters underneath. This runs up the bottle and is printed twice on bottle taking up the majority of the space. The flavour is printed under the logo and under that the slogan 'DRINK. THINK. DO'. The colour of the bottle depends on the flavour, original is red, blackcurrant is purple etc. The nutritional values and contact details are on the back of the bottle.
Lucozade has a really strong flavour which will leave you wanting more. If you prefer things with a more subtle taste I suggest that this product isn't for you but for the people who enjoy a more intense flavour this is just up your street. The fizz also lasts a long time which is especially convenient if you have a bigger bottle which you want to last. It comes in a variety of flavours including original, orange, blackcurrant, pink lemonade and many more. My personal favourite is the orange flavour.
***Nutrition and Price***
Each 250ml of Original Lucozade contains 175 calories and 21.8g of sugar, this equates to 9% of your daily calories and 24% of your daily sugar guidelines. This can cause health problems is you drink too much too often and don't have a balanced diet. This concerns me as it is a very popular drink and I also enjoy a glass or to on occasion but it is only for a treat.
It RRPs at £1.99 for a 1 litre bottle which I think is a bit pricey.
The packaging is professional look and stands out on the shelf. It comes in a huge range of flavours and all have a lovely intense flavour however it's not to be consumed often due to the fact it isn't very healthy.
Little tip - Drink carefully to avoid staining your upper lip.
I have indulged in the odds bottle of Lucozade over the years. When I was a child it used to be one of my favourite drinks and I have fond memories of always received a case on my Birthday's and over Christmas!
Now I will be honest, I kind of went off the flavour, and these days I only really buy it when I'm feeling rough in the mornings, especially the morning after a big night out. I don't know what the special ingredient is, but when ever I'm a bit hung over, I buy myself a bottle of Lucozade and it sorts me right out!
In terms of taste, there are 2 main flavours, Original and Orange. There are also other flavours, but these are not as common and you may struggle to find these in most places. Flavours I have tried are Lemon and Apple. From performing further research there are also flavours in Tropical, Cherry and Blackcurrant.
Although Lucozade would be classes as a fizzy drink, it is not too fizzy. What I mean by this is that is does not have as much fizz as drinks such as Coke and Sprite. I would actually prefer if it was more fizzy.
The Original flavour has quite a bland taste to it, but for some reason it's my favourite.
Lucozade is full of a substance called Glucose, which is a form of sugar. This ensures that if you will get an energy boost from consuming it.
Lucozade is generally sold in a 500ml bottle, but you can also find it in a 1000ml bottle, cans and even a plastic carton. The 500ml bottle is generally sold at around £1 a bottle, although if you buy it from the large supermarkets, they should be cheaper.
I would definitely recommend buying some Lucozade if you feel you need a energy kick, or are feeling a little rough. But if you are looking for a tasty and refreshing drink, there are certainly other things I would go for.
I hardly ever drink fizzy drinks because I know how bad some of them can be for teeth & weight, but today while out with my fiancé I felt really tired and in need of a boost so I decided to buy a can of lucozade energy, which is fizzy pop marketed as an energy drink.
I've not had this for years and couldn't really remember what it tasted like but thought it'd make a nice change from sprite which I usually buy whenever I do drink fizzy drinks. I bought my 330ml can of this from Poundland as it was on promotion (any 4 cans of fizzy drinks for a pound). I'm not sure what the retail price is, but I would estimate around 60p.
Lucozade also comes in 500ml bottles and 1 litre bottles but as I said above I bought mine in a can which is made from aluminium and it has got a reddish orange colour sheme. It has got the ingredients on the back with a bit of info about the drink too. The calorie count is also listed as well as the amount of sugar, fat, salt etc clearly written.
Per can there are 231 calories and 28.7 grams of sugar which I was genuinely shocked by! That is the same amount of calories as most healthy sandwiches and probably quite a bit more than a big bag of crisps. Needless to say I only drank about half of the can and my fiancé had the rest! The drink tastes nice - a bit like lemonade in my opinion and its a nice taste but considering how much sugar is in it it isn't actually that sweet, don't get me wrong it's sweet but not as sweet as you'd expect considering the sugar count.
The drink is really fizzy and actually made my mouth feel quite dry after each sip, and I didn't feel like my thirst was quenched. I did however feel much more awake after I'd finished drinking half the can, not energetic just more awake and able to carry on with daily life without feeling like I would fall asleep at any moment. The drink all in all isn't for me, it is way too high in sugar and doesn't taste that nice, you can get pretty much the same taste from a bottle of diet lemonade.
I was addicted to energy drinks, Relentless being the main one. Going through sometimes 2-3 cans a day wasn't good for my health, teeth or purse. After a big scare at the dentist earlier this week, I have replaced Relentless with water and a little bit of Lucozade a day, of course, Lucozade isn't exactly the best option but it's still giving me the pick me up I need until I can cut it out altogether.
Lucozade is available to purchase in lots of different flavours, the flavour I am reviewing today is the original flavour. Lucozade can be purchased in different size bottles, either 1L, 0.5L or 380ml. I try and buy the 1L version as it is often on special offer in most shops.
The packaging of Lucozade bottles stand out well on shelves of similar products, the red, orange and yellow colour scheme is quite in your face. Of course, the different flavours of Lucozade have different colour schemes.
The original flavour of this Lucozade doesn't have a distinctive taste. After opening the screw top bottle, you are met with a fizzing noise. The taste isn't of anything in particular, just a sugary hit with a faint taste of orange. The ingredients contained in this original flavour seem to tell the story:
Carbonated Water, Glucose Syrup (25%), Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Flavouring, Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bisulphite), Caffeine (0.012%), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Colour (Sunset Yellow).
The high amount of glucose syrup means the taste is very sweet and sugary. However, it isn't a horrible taste, it's just like a thick sugary liquid.
As it is classed as an energy drink, it does give me the small pick me up I need. Granted, not as much as my ol' faithful Relentless did, but a pick me up nonetheless. I always used to associate Lucozade with hospitals as my grandad drank quite abit of it when he was ill, now I can see why, it gave him the boost that he needed.
Overall, this Lucozade serves my purpose well. Instead of having 2-3 cans of Relentless energy drinks a day, this Lucozade is a fitting substitute. Although it doesn't taste of anything in particular, it does have a nice taste, and in time I will cut down my consumption of this too, not because I don't like it, but because of my health and my teeth!
Originally written March 2012
Yes, it isn't loaded with caffeine, but all in all it's so much nicer than Red Bull. The taste is something we all know and love, it's been around for years. It's full of glucose, which as it says on the bottle, is what the body needs most for energy. Yes, Red Bull gives you a buzz from the caffeine content, but once that wears off you end up feeling awful.
It's great for sports, the glucose gives you the energy to really go for it. And of course, more recently they've expanded the lineup, so there's a Lucozade for any situation. Low calories, fizzy, still, multiple flavours, you're guaranteed to find one you'll like.
Not only is it better than Red Bull, it's cheaper too, and you get more for your money. My local shop currently has it at £1.25 for a 500ml bottle, or 2 for £1.50. On the other hand, Red Bull is £1.40 for a 250ml can. And of course you can get a much bigger bottle, around £2 will get you a whole litre, although it can be had for as little as £1 if you know where to look.
And finally, being made by GSK, it's a British product, which in my book makes it cooler than Red Bull.
Now this is a drink I think we ALL love,a sparkling drink, which is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Tried and trusted with me for over 40 years.
When I was a little girl it was only the original flavour in a normal size bottle, which was then made of glass, with a yellow coloured cellophane wrapping on it, with a top cover of shiny metalic gold foil.
Oooooh how we loved being ill to get this special drink. I used to drink it then put the cellophane on the tv screen which were all black and white in those days lol, I had my own lucozade coloured one.
Nowadays the drink comes in a plastic bottle in 2 sizes, a 500ml (the small bottle) and a 1 litre (the large bottle)
These retail at around 60p for small, and Home and Bargain have them from 39p to 59p, and around £1 for the large bottle.
The flavours are also a better variety now, there is original, orange, lemon,apple, cherry and cola maybe a few more. My favourite is orange, then again cherry comes close too.
Lovely drink, very refreshing, good for energy with its glucose, best served chilled.
The ingredients in it are
Glucose Fructose syrup 24%
Orange juice from concentrate 5%
Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bisulphite)
Stabiliser (Acacia Gum)
Antioxidant (Ascorbic acid)
Colour (Beta Carotene)
I have also found that the ingredients are NOT on the multi pack bottles, but will be on the cardboard packaging that they come in.
Not good for mums to be, too much glucose would be bad for baba.
Well known family brand name too
Love it, especially as you dont have to be ill to drink it, and comes in sweets too.
Lucozade has to be my most loved drink/energy drink in the entire planet. But just with like different flavours of crisps, you aren't going to enjoy every single flavour they bring out and it is certainly the case with this flavour. By the time I got into energy drinks Lucozade had already released a few different flavours and I'm extremely thankful that this isn't the first flavour I tried. I think if it had been then I would have been put off of Lucozade for life!
It has been a long time since I even tried this particular type as I just can't stand it. After enjoying a different flavour of Lucozade for a long time I decided I was interested in going back to their roots and giving this original flavour a try. When I first opened the bottle, the first thing I was reminded of is that the colour was a lot like that of Irn Bru, but a bit more dull. Second was the infamous sniff before you taste test. Needless to say it didn't go down well. However, I owed it to myself and Lucozade to taste it. To me there is no real taste to this drink at all, which is what makes it not enjoyable. Now it wasn't as bad as Red Bull but it's certainly in the bottom tier. I will never understand how people enjoy this version.
The colour of the packaging is also very similar to another of their flavours, so it's always best to double check you're picking up the right one. I like to assume that the purchasers of this flavour have simple made a mistake and picked up the wrong flavour. This is mostly distributed in bottles, however I have seen it available in can for more, not sure if this is a retro thing as the packaging is slightly different.
Love this brand but I will never touch this flavour
With lots of different flavours now available ranging from lemon through to blackcurrant and now cola (and what's that all about??!!??), Lucozade is the number one best-selling energy drink in the country and rightly so! But, sticking true to the cliche that you shouldn't mess with perfection, this original flavour remains the best of the bunch in my eyes and for taste, value and for a welcome sugary energy boost like no other, simply cannot be beat!
I always remember being given this by my mum when I was ill as a child or simply feeling run-down to give me a lift and boost my energy levels. At one stage, and I do not know if they still do them, you could even get Lucozade Energy Lozenges that tasted a little like a sweeter version of Love Hearts but with the unique flavour of Lucozade and the added bonus that they gave you one hell of a rush! Nowadays, Lucozade does not affect me as strongly as it once did but whether or not that is because they have altered the ingredients somewhat or just because I have become more accustomed to it's effects over the intervening years, I don't know.
The taste of Lucozade is like a very sugary, orange-flavoured drink and that is no doubt why it is rated so highly! Other energy drinks (and I'm looking at you Red Bull!) taste a little like cough medicine and are
nowhere near as pleasant in taste. And what's more, Lucozade is always easily spotted on the shelf with its uniqwue and original bright, bold orange and yellow lettering and design. Other energy drinks seems to pale on the shelf in comparison and are nowhere near as colourful or stand out as well.
People have talked about how drinking too much of this is bad for you and can induce panic attacks and increase seratonin and stress levels but I must admit I have never experienced this maybe because I drink it sensibly and in moderation the same way I would drink strong coffee! But when you are feeling a bit under the weather and need that extra zing put back in your stride then there really is no competition!
For me, it has to be lucozade every time!
Lucozade comes in 500 ml and 1L bottles and can be bought individually or, for better value, in multi-packs from all good stores. So next time you need a lift, reach for the Lucozade......
Doctors may not recommend it but this reviewer certainly does!
Lucozade has been around for a long time. It is a drink I have on occassion. I do not have it too regularly as I don't like to drink too much of an energy drink but it is a very tasty drink.
It comes in a 500ml bottle which is a tall and shapely bottle. It is almost hourglass in appearance and it makes it very easy and comfortable to hold. Depending on the flavour of the Lucozade you have chosen will determine the colour of the label. If you have purchased the Original flavour then it will red/yellow/orange label with LUCOZADE in its type face on the bottle. The rest of the bottle will be clear plastic so you can see the sun coloured drink inside. It has a screw top lid for ease when you are out and about. You can easily drink some and just stick it back in your bag. A bottle of Lucozade usually retails for £1.00-£1.50 depending on where you are purchasing it from.
Lucozade is available in many flavours. There is Original, Lemon, Summer Fruits, Apple, Cola, Orange, Cherry, Tropical Fruits and more. My personal favourites are the cherry and lemon. I find the lemon flavour very refreshing. All of them taste really nice and the taste is strong and long lasting. It feels nice and smooth as you drink.
The drink is very fizzy and when you first unscrew the bottle it lets off a mist of fizz! I like the fact that it is fizzy but this also tells me that there is a fair bit of sugar and the like in Lucozade which doesn't make it great as part of a regular diet.
I drink Lucozade the most when I have been ill with a cold. I always find myself zapped of energy so I always reach for a bottle of it to pick me up and kick start my energy levels again. Most people drink Lucozade after playing sports or doing a work out
Lucozade is not recommended for children as it is an energy drink and will cause them to be hyperactive. I am unsure if there are any other side effects to this. It is also not to be used to rehydrate youself after sickness bugs.
Lucozade is the best energy drink out there in my opinion - I personally cannot even have a can of Red Bull near me without wanting to be sick! It has been around for a long time and has retained its popularity. It is a nice drink but not one for a regular basis.
Lucozade's come a long way over the years, starting out as a health tonic and now considered more as a sports drink. Even so, if you're unwell with a bug absolutely everyone around you will advise you get yourself some good old Lucozade.
~~~So, what have we got here?~~~
Lucozade Energy is the original variety of Lucozade, it's a fizzy soft drink which comes in many different flavours including Original, Orange, Blackcurrant, Apple, Cherry, Cola, Mixed Berries and Tropical Crush. My personal favourite is the Original flavour, and that's the one I'll be reviewing here.
The drink comes in standard plastic bottles, in sizes such as 380ml (usually sold in a six pack), 500ml and 1 litre.
I usually buy my Lucozade from Asda, where a pack of six 380ml bottles usually sets you back about £2, while 1 litre bottles cost £1 and the 500ml ones are often on offer at 'buy 2 for £1'. However they can be bought at many different places, including Lucozade's online shop which charges £3.70 for a six pack in any of the flavours mentioned above. So these are perhaps a little pricier than other brands of fizzy drinks, but work out similarly priced as things like Coke if you get them on offer.
Lucozade Energy comes in standard plastic bottles, but they do have a slight incline in the middle giving them the merest hint of an hourglass shape. This makes them very easy to pick up and hold, and I imagine they'd be very easy to drink from while working out etc, for this reason.
The colour of the bottle depends on the flavour you buy, my Original bottles are red whereas Orange flavoured offers an orange bottle and so on. The front of the bottle has a very attractive picture of orangey bubbles across it, with the slogan 'Drink. Think. Do.' which I suppose is quite a positive message.
All the bottles in the range are screw topped and easy to open.
The bottle has all the information you expect, including ingredients, contact details for the company that make it (GlaxoSmithKline) and nutritional content. Amongst these standard details are the warnings that this product contains sulphites, that it may spill and also that it's not suitable for replacing the fluid lost during diarrhoea, The latter may seem like a strange thing to put on a drinks bottle, but if you're suffering from the stomach flu/food poisoning and are losing fluids you'll need something that replenishes your potassium levels and electrolyte balance to stop you from becoming dehydrated. People often mistakenly believe that Lucozade does this so it's wise to know it doesn't.
~~~It's what's on the inside that counts~~~
...Or so my mum tells me.
Lucozade is not a healthy drink. One 380ml bottle of the Original flavour contains 266 calories and 33.1 grams of sugar which is a staggering 37% of a healthy adult's RDA. As I remember it, the Orange flavour was even more calorific. (But don't hold me to that one!) So, not exactly good for dieters! I've seen people down a whole litre bottle of this stuff time and time again, and I can just imagine their dentist rubbing their hands with glee at the amount of fillings they'll soon be needing...
So there you have the truth - Lucozade is definitely something to enjoy in moderation due to its high calorie and sugar content. However there are times when a massive sugar hit is what you need, and obviously the high glucose content is what makes it a sports drink (and explains why there's not a Diet version too I suppose). Also, despite the fact that Lucozade isn't going to cure you of real dehydration during a virus, it's still something that's recommended. Doctors will still tell you to try small sips of Lucozade or flat Coke, as for some reason it's easier to stomach than water when you're unwell. I believe this is simply just because it's sugary rather than Lucozade containing some magical stomach-healing ingredient. In fact whenever I've found myself in that predicament, Dry Ginger Ale is what I turn to and I find it much better than Lucozade for this purpose.
Having said that, Lucozade does have a noticeable effect on energy levels. Its high glucose content hits you immediately and gives you an instant sugar rush, leaving you buzzing on adrenaline for a while. So I think if you're using it for during sports, or to lift you up if your energy levels are dragging, this will almost definitely do the job for a short amount of time. Lucozade does contain Caffeine too, so it will have the natural stimulant effect of things like coffee on top of the sugar high. It's worth noting that, much like coffee, if you come to rely on Lucozade constantly you will notice caffeine crashes if you stop drinking it. So the energy Lucozade supplies you with is a sort of 'false energy' but it'll definitely get you through the day.
~~~The Look and Taste~~~
The flavour of Lucozade Original is one that's very unusual and hard to describe (sorry!). It's very sweet, but yet not fruity at all.
If you take a sip you'll first get the feeling of very gentle bubbles on your tongue, as although this is a fizzy drink it's only very lightly carbonated in my opinion but I find it very pleasant. Next it's the texture you'll notice - it's quite thick and syrup-like in comparison to other soft drinks, but in a nice way. It slips down your throat with ease and is very palatable. There's a slight tang of citrus to this, mixed with the faintest taste of salt once you've swallowed it which may be because it contains a small amount of Potassium Sorbate.
Okay I'll admit it - Original flavour Lucozade is impossible to describe! But personally I enjoy it, I think it's a nice flavour and despite being heavily sugar laden it's not insipid or sickly in any way. It's quite soothing on the stomach and isn't over-sweet in taste.
As for the look of it, it's a bright orange liquid, time to call the E-numbers police! We are warned that this contains Sunset Yellow and can cause hyperactivity in children, so it's fair to expect it to be such a bright colour.
Lucozade Energy is a delicious tasting fizzy drink that gives you a good energy boost when you need it, whether for sports, during illness or just for a normal busy day. But its chock full of sugar and calories in order to achieve this, so it loses stars from me because of this, and I personally wouldn't drink it every day.
Thanks for reading :)
This drink is amazing for sporty or active people, it provides great replenishment for a cheap price.
it also comes in a variety of different flavours for everybody to enjoy, for example cherry, orange, apple, berries, and of course the original, i prefer the apple and its a stronger taste.
the sleek design of the bottle also looks appetising and it is also very comfortable to hold in your hand.
The drink itself gives me the energy boost i need to either get through some work late at night, or to replenish me after a football game, or something similar.
the ingredients for the original flavour are...
Carbonated Water, Glucose Syrup (25%), Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Flavouring, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulphite), Caffeine (0.012%), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Colouring (Sunset Yellow).
and one normal sized bottle(380ml) contains approximately 250 calories.
This could be considered quite a lot, especially if you are dieting or trying to keep your weight down.
One thing i dislike about this energy drink, is that if it is excessively consumed, the sugar levels are high and will rot your teeth, also it is not a drink to have beside the bed as will rot your teeth in the night, and isnt diabetes friendly
Overall i recommend this drink to anyone not dieting or diabetic because of the sugars.
But provides a refreshing energy boost and mouth tingling flavour.
I live an active lifestyle, often dancing and figure skating. I need a drink that refreshes me and gives me the energy to carry on.
I tried Lucozade a few years ago and was impressed by how nice it tasted and so have continued to drink it ever since. Lucozade is endorsed by many different athletes because of its ability to refuel and rehydrate. This drink comes in two different flavours: original and orange. Both of these flavours are nice, however, I believe that the orange flavour has the strongest and most likable taste.
I drink many of the other drinks and flavours from Lucozade's range and I must say I am a fan of pretty much all of them. These drinks are very refreshing especially when they are cool and they provide athletes and people involved in sport with a way to refuel their bodies.
One bad point about these drinks is that they are pretty expensive and I tend to only buy them in a multipack so they are not quite as expensive.
Overall, I would recommend these drinks to anyone because they have a really nice taste and they are especially good for people that do a lot of exercise.
I have been drinking Lucozade for donkey's years now and it's a taste and I brand I like and trust. I like to drink this when I feeling a bit sluggish or need a bit of a boost or a pick me up. I am flagging by the end of the week so this is when I tend to pick up a bottle at the petrol station on my way back from work on a Friday evening and pay for it along with my petrol.
It comes in a load of different flavours such as cherry, berries, apple and orange but I tend to prefer the original flavour best of all and it also reminds me of when I was a little lad! Yes! Lucozade rally has been around for that long!
I buy the small 380ml bottle from the petrol station and it costs around £1.20, but varies according to where I am filling up. It is an energy drink, in essence, and as such, probably more expensive than other energy drinks on the market. Having said that though, I tend to prefer Lucozade over the other energy drinks as I prefer the taste.
The ingredients are: (for original flavour only) :
Carbonated Water, Glucose Syrup (25%), Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Flavouring, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulphite), Caffeine (0.012%), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Colour (Sunset Yellow).
One 380ml sized bottle contains around 250 calories, which I suppose is a lot if you are watching your weight (I am watching mine, but not doing anything else... just watching) as I am.
Although sweet tasting and quite high in calories, I do enjoy the taste of Lucozade and it is very thirst quenching. It also gives me a brilliant lift if my energy levels are flagging mid afternoon.
Overall then, I do recommend this energy drink and think it is up there with one of my all time favourites.
I've always loved drinking lucozade ever since I was a little girl. I still fall back to it especially the orange flavor I recommend that to everyone as I always found the original flavor gives you a dry mouth? When I'm ill I pretty much live of this drink and I know I shouldn't but its the only drink I can bring myself to drink especially when I'm feeling poorly. When I was in hospital in 2010 I kept sneaking bits of this drink as I was sick to death of drinking water and was only thing giving me a little bit of energy.
I won't drink any other energy drink as I don't like the taste of them but this is a deffintly must try they have different flavors now ranging from Cherry, Cola, Mixed berries, Blackcurrent, Apple, Lemon and tropical crush so a complete different variety to choose from. The normal size bottle for this is a 500ml but you can get a smaller ml bottle but the average size is 500ml and they do a 1L bottle aswell the price normally varies according to each shop, Some weeks it be cheaper to by the 1L bottle instead of a 500ml bottle.
I would advice to go very careful if drinking whilst pregnant, It is safe but in small bouts of it according to my midwife but It gives me panic attacks and chest paulations after having a few mouthfuls. If you experience any of this then stop drinking right away.
The original fizzy energy drink.