Advantages Taste, healthier soft drink, easy to drink...and the taste again
Disadvantages Maybe too much pineapple
The end of an era is fast approaching, the Morrison's “2 for £1.60 offer” that I've basically been living off for the past week is almost fully reviewed, this is the penultimate review of the series which started with such fun, and now seems destined for a historical monument as an eternity online. After this review of Lilt the only one left to do is Tango, then this is over, a journey from Dr Pepper, through the Coca-Cola range to Tango, a fun journey have several have joined me for.The drink sells it's self on the “Totally Tropical Taste” of pineapple and grapefruit, a fruit I adore and a fruit I think is overly bitter and sour. When I was, but a young boy, my mother would occasionally treat us to this, and from memory we used to love it, though whether it was a pleasant change from the flat and cheap shop brand lemonade or in fact a good drink wouldn't have mattered, it was a treat and treats we're to be savoured as though they may never happen again. We were simple creatures really we may never have fully shown our appreciation but we did value (and still do) the efforts made by those around us.
As the second to last review, this has brought back memory's so sorry for that trip down memory lane it's just this review is a rather “end of an era” type review sadly, it is with a tear in my eye I write a piece on Lilt. The bottle is a “rocket” shaped bottle made of green translucent plastic, a green lid and one of the best labels in the drinks market with splashes of colour and crude artwork. Pictures of the two main fruits, and a plethora of Orange, Green and Blue, make this one of the most attractive bottles I've ever seen. A real beauty to behold.When opened the bottle releases a long but soft fizz, no bubbling up at the top of the bottle no real excitement, just a wonderful aroma of exotic fruits, the life of the Caribbean in a single scent that is sharp and swift to pierce the nostrils. The smell is wonderful, a swift reminder that not all soft drinks are Lemonades, Oranges or Cokes despite recent events to the contrary.
For one of the final times (for a while) when it comes to drinks, the taste test it again to be used, though before I start let it be known, that pineapples are one of the greatest fruits ever created, much like grapes and strawberry's. Grapefruit's, sadly are nothing like grapes and are quite revolting .So onto the test, the drink is twangy but fresh, a wonderfully crafted blend of the two core ingredients that work so wonderfully complimenting each other to leave an unfamiliar taste of the exotic in your mouth. The after taste sadly does remain a little too much grapefruit based, but this is a minor gripe at worst based on personally thinking a pineapple after taste would have been rather excellent.
OK great taste, but what's it like to drink? Is that to as equally pleasuring? Well in a word “Yes” springs to mind, a wonderfully easy to drink concoction that is as pleasing to swallow as it is to drink. No bite, no anger or gassy fizz, just a smooth sumptuous taste that goes down a treat. Gorgeous.Overall however this is tied second from the all the drinks on the offer as far as I'm concerned. Dr Pepper manages to stay ahead whilst this draws with Coca-Cola Cherry as a delightful substitute if the Dr is on vacation. Smooth and full of flavours, a quick taste of the West Indies if it hadn't of been for the grapefruit after taste this would have been perfect. Much like had Cherry Coke been more Cherry less Coke that too would have been perfect.
Nutritional Information: (For a 250 ml serving)
Calories 50 Kcals (just 3% of your GDA amazingly low)
11.6 g of Sugar (again less than ½ of most of the others)
0 g of Fats, Saturates and Salt.
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