Advantages Looks nice, smells nice and, by golly, tastes nice
Disadvantages Still perceived as a girls drink
It's this kind of mentality, why I am reviewing WKD blue. If I'm going to get drunk I want to do this in a manner that I'll enjoy. In short, I want my drink to taste nice, be a nice price and most importantly, get me drunk with the fewest trips to the toilet!WKD is an offshoot brand from the original concept of mixing a popular, tasty soft drink.... then shoving a load of alcohol in it! (Warning: this concept does not work with tea! Trust me...I've tried it!). WKD is a mixture of those blue freezepops you used to have when you were a child (More accurately, you used to have freezepops when you didn't have enough money for a proper ice cream! Don't kid yourself! :-))) and vodka (Not the proper liver mangling kind...sadly!). The taste of WKD blue is somewhat hazy. Like rival religions, you'll have your fantasists who swear blind it's bubblegum flavoured and you'll have your fundamentalists who insist it is blueberry flavoured. Me? I'm creating a new religion. It's called the "Church of latter-day drunkards" basically we just enjoy the drink! It tastes nice, we're happy! :-)
The price of WKD blue varies immensely. In a supermarket you'll find a bottle of WKD will cost you no more than about £1.50 for a 330ml bottle (330ml is the standard size. There is a 700ml bottle available for roughly £3 for your more discerning wino!). But in pubs, you should be looking at around £2 to £3. If you're lucky, you might be able to get a bottle for around 99p on promotion, but 9 times out of 10 it'll be a pub without music. Catch-22, my friends! But if you go into clubs, expect no less than £4 for a bottle. If you find a club that sells it for less (not promotion), then take advantage of it!WKD blue is a drink I would recommend to anyone who wants to get drunk without having that bitter after-taste of alcohol. WKD hides that quite well. But it does need to shake off that "girl" label, pretty quick smart!
On a more social level, authorities believe than the advent of alcopops has increased the number of underage drinkers. I don't know all the facts, so, therefore, I can't make a proper opinion on that. But what I can say is this. Shopkeepers have a legal responsibility to make sure they don't sell alcohol to underage people. I know most shop-keepers do adhere to these laws (it is not made any easier by getting their 18 year-old boyfriend/brother to buy the drinks which is perfectly legal) but when more and more underage drinkers emerge, the government could look towards banning such alcopop drinks...and we wouldn't want that, would we.....?
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