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First off I'll just point out that I am in no way trying to encourage anyone to go get blootered! Drink responsibly!!
Alcopops are, for me, a godsend. I despise beers, lagers and wines. Lucky for me, I grew up when these things were readily available. Yay!
Starting with the stats, theres 275ML (approx) in every bottle and 1.4 units of alcohol in every 275ML giving us a grand total of 5% alcomaholalol! Thankfully this information is printed in the back of every bottle in a rather easy to read fashion. So if you're wanting to be more concious of what your drinking you can count it all up.
The name is a bit of an annoyance for me because everyone decides to say it differently. It's said "wicked" which you'll get if you watch the advertising. There are, however, an army of bar staff on call, night and day, who will look at you as if you have three heads unless you ask for a blue double-u kay dee.
The bottle is a pretty standard beer bottle type shape with a very stylish label, so its quite suited to both sexes. In saying that, the crazy bright colours tend to make people think it's a girls drink.
A girls drink!??! I hear the male fans and feminists cry as they run at me with torches and pitchforks! Yes. A girl's drink. As much as ruthless advertising to all those cool twenty somethings likes to tell us it's cool to be seen with anything other than a beer, it's just not the case. Thankfully, I'm gay, so being told that I'm a little bit gay for drinking it makes me giggle. It makes me laugh slightly more when those manly men drinking beer, five bottles behind me are falling on the floor.
A tip to remember if anyone calls you a girl: Blue wkd has a higher alcohol content than most bottles of beer/ lager or glasses of wine. And if you come in the female variety...well I suggest strong sarcastic remarks at this point.
The major appeal of this product for me would have to be the taste. It's fantastically sweet and tastes...well.. blue? I'm told its a blend of fruit mixed with some vodka but my pallet isn't really amazingly sophisticated so it tends to only tell me "ooo good" or "ooo spit that out" My way of thinking is that, if it has to be an aquired taste to enjoy it, then your just forcing yourself to like dishwater. Blue Wkd falls into the "ooo good" response group.
The slight downside of this being so sweet is that after four or seven of these (most likely the latter in my case) it starts to get a little bit sickly. Fizzy things tend not to be my friend and bloat me out like nothing on earth, a great sexy feeling to have when crusing for a hot guy.
Another warning for your innards. If you go out and get absolutely plastered on this stuff, it tends to turn every bodily fluid you have green. I kid you not. As for your outer appearance, your tongue will look like you have been licking smurfs and you may scare a few people with your "I have just risen from the dead" lips. Slurring and falling over may also occur.
As for price, I think it really depends how you like to drink. For those of you who like a tipple in the house at any point, it will probably work out cheaper. Theres always some sort of deal on alcopops in the shops or you can buy the larger bottles. Currently I'm nursing my way through a ten pack thats working out at just under £1.10 per bottle.
If, however, you prefer to drink a la pub you'll probably end up paying slightly more. Usually around £2- £3 in most pubs, and probably a little more again in clubs. There are cheaper versions out there but this one manages to get the balance of fizzyness and flavour just right. It's smoother down than the cheaper versions so worth paying slightly more. You'll never find it cheaper than a beer though. Which makes me sad.
I'd definatley say this is worth the money and a lot nicer than a lot of stuff out there.
Love the review , but man WKD blue 275ml is 4% and only has 1.1 units per bottle of that size read the label or consult the website , I like your humour and will review as very helpful , btw WKD 10 Pack is on offer at the moment for £8 in ASDA , 80p a bottle , now thats not marmite :-)