“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Soft Drink „
I have just reviewed the Pear Drop flavour of this cordial, and thought I would review the Lemon Sherbert one too, as I bought them both together in a "two for £1.50" offer at my local Tesco. The flavours in this range are all sugar free, which is great, as I am currently on a diet and everyone keeps telling me "not to drink your calories", and leave that to food instead, so I wanted a low calorie alternative to plain old boring water. This squash is definitely lemony, and it tastes nice, but I wouldn't really say it tasted anything like sherbert. I expected it to be a little more sour tasting and tangy, but it just tastes like lemon squash. I do like it, but I think it promised something a little more "special" and it didn't really deliver on that promise. I loved the Pear Drop one though, and I'm yet to try the Cola Bottle flavour! When I do, I'll review it!
As I've stated in another review for the pear drops flavour squash in this range, I don't really like plain water on it's own. In an attempt to ensure I am drinking more water I tend to drink a lot of sugar free squashes. I like to vary the flavours that I buy to ensure that I don't get bored of having just one flavour all the time. I came across this range whilst browsing in Tesco a while back. There are 3 flavours in this range - pear drops (previously reviewed), cola bottle, and the one I am reviewing here - Lemon Sherbet. Some information in this review is very similar to that in my pear drops review. The squash comes in 1 litre bottles. The bottles are the taller, slimmer bottles (think Robinsons squash style) rather than the shorter stumpier bottles that some squashes come in. The label has an almost vintage look about it. Cream in colour with a simple image of an old style sweet shop. A large 'jar' has the flavour of the squash written inside it. The label does help give the feel of an old style sweet shop, and leads the consumer to believe that they will be tasting similar flavours. The squash itself is a pale yellow, which when diluted naturally becomes even paler. The bottle suggests that you mix 1 part squash to 4 parts water. I personally like to make it up a little stronger than that, but only slightly. I guess this is down to personal taste. As for flavour, the squash does definitely have a lemonny taste to it, which to be fair is what would be expected of a 'lemon sherbet' flavoured squash. What it is lacking however it the sherbet element of the flavour. Unlike the pear drops flavour which I really think tastes like the sweet, this squash just has a lemon flavour. After the close taste match with pear drops, I expected a little more. On the plus side though it does have a nice refreshing taste about it, especially when nice and cold. I'm not one for listing ingredients, but it is worth mentioning that the squash uses no artificial flavours or colours, and has no added sugar. A glass of this drink made up according to instructions only contains 3 calories. An ok lemon drink, but nothing amazing about this squash, hence 3 stars. As it is a Tesco branded product, it is only available in Tesco stores, currently retailing at about 87p per bottle.