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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Banana and Peach Lilt
Posted: 16:36 Thu 17-07-2003. Price: 1.24 for 2 litres. Location: Iceland, Bath. Nutritional unusualness: Contains "Glycerol Esters of Wood Rosins".
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Only myself to blame for this one, really. Having tasted a couple of Aspartame-containing drinks recently which weren't too disgusting, I recklessly went ahead and bought this Unholy-Trinity concoction (Acesulfame-K, Aspartame AND Saccharin) anyway, and regretted it sincerely within seconds. It's absolutely revolting, tasting of about 4% banana, 0% peach and 96% dirty radioactive metal. What the Hell happened to fizzy fruit drinks with good old-fashioned God's own natural freaking SUGAR in them? IF I WANT THE FREAKING DIET VERSION I'LL BUY THE FREAKING DIET VERSION, YOU FREAKING TOSSWIPES [report prematurely terminated to avoid possible offence]. Great sighting Stu - treat yourself to an anger-management session and a quiet lie-down. Not many other new sodas in the UK's effervescent pipeline at the moment, so I'll just mention that, compared to both Tropical Sprite Remix and caffeinated green dnL, I much preferred the unique "orange with a mild blackberry aftertaste" of the USA's Mountain Dew Livewire (also available in "Slushee" form).


Posted: 17:08 Thu 17-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: this is one of coca colas best products the banana and tastes the stronget its about time there were a banana soft drink (soda)
Posted: 10:42 Fri 18-07-2003 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Bob, you have USED TOILET PAPER FOR TASTEBUDS, man.
Posted: 15:17 Fri 18-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: im so sorry you feel that way!!!!
Posted: 15:18 Fri 18-07-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: My money's on Campbell in the bare-knuckle grudge match.
Posted: 15:25 Fri 18-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: its a drink you like it or you dont so if you dont don't read the reviews on it and by the way i don't have toilet rool for tastebuds but i think you do!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 17:36 Fri 18-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: were it says toilet rool i ment toilet roll and Neil keep your nose out and there will be no bare knucle grudge match!!!!!!!
Posted: 22:12 Fri 18-07-2003 by "josh roulston" # permalink comment
Comment: i just bought this and it does indeed taste of 4% banana and 96% misc. 'crush' taste that seems to be a generic lilt thing. it's also got that cross between new crunchy-nut cornflakes supermarket brand logo and the new(ish) comet orange on black superstore logo. maybe a bit like a yogurt advert from the 80s/early-90s.

anyway, i've put it in the fridge and i'm going to give it another try and see if it gives me brain cancer with all the delicous aspartame. contains a source of phenylalanine? at least i'm getting my phenylalanine straight from the source!

Posted: 20:26 Sat 19-07-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Calm it Bob, it's only a snack site!

anyway, I'm surprised no-ones mentioned the recent new label designs on lots of products.

Lilt, Starburst, Cherry Cola(now apparently part of the Coca Cola family officialy, instead of being called Coke), Wine Gums(to match with sours?)

Posted: 22:48 Sat 19-07-2003 by "barchetta" # permalink comment
Comment: New label designs? Noticed today that (Euro-)Pringles Cheese & Onion have turned from purple to green/yellow canisters!
Posted: 08:37 Sun 20-07-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I also saw that in Sainsbury's!

Maybe it's leading the way to a purple World Tour flavour....

Posted: 16:12 Sun 20-07-2003 by "Dean" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm with Stuart on this one.. it's an abomination. I was expecting a refreshingly different banana drink (hey, it could have worked out), but in the end it reminded me of Mango & Mandarin Lilt with 1 drop of 'banana flavouring' and a kilo of aspartame.

Bloody awful.

Posted: 10:57 Mon 21-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: i dont think the new lilt is not that bad but there again i would choose the other one instead
Posted: 16:15 Wed 23-07-2003 by ""name"" # permalink comment
Comment: Ha ha, you beautiful British bastards ... you've been eating cast-off US hair products!


Eat, my friends. EAT!

Posted: 21:24 Wed 23-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: who are you calling british b***ards!!!!
Posted: 12:40 Thu 24-07-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: I believe he was using the word in its amicable sense, rather than bringing into question the legitimacy of our births.
Posted: 15:16 Thu 24-07-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: only joking
Posted: 15:29 Thu 24-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: ...or am I?
Posted: 16:08 Thu 24-07-2003 by "BoB1" # permalink comment
Comment: what are you on about!!!!!!
Posted: 11:27 Fri 25-07-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: There are a ton of new cola/ fizzy drinks out right now! The new lilt (which isn't all that bad) a new soda mixed with milk (disgusting) New low gas sodas T&T Jazzberry and T&T Tropicombo with 10% real juice. One other thing, just a moan really, why doesn't Tesco carry Pepsi with a twist grrrr!
Posted: 18:00 Tue 05-08-2003 by "Shahid" # permalink comment
Comment: I bought this in 6 packs cans at 99p a go from sainsbury 2 weeks ago. This is e beautigul drink with plenty of ice added. 8/10.
Posted: 21:16 Wed 06-08-2003 by "Richard"
(apparently posting from 81-86-207-223.dsl.pipex.com) # permalink comment
Comment: I have tried the new Lilt 'Banana & peach'. It doesn't taste as good as it should, since it contains artificial sweeteners(aspartame). I don't know why they have to add sweeteners to 'non-diet' drinks anyway. It spoils them. If people would rather have sweeteners in their drinks, then they can go ahead and do so. That's what diet drinks are for, so there is no need to chuck sweeteners into the non-diet drinks.
Posted: 09:50 Thu 07-08-2003 by "Richard" # permalink comment
Comment: Another thing I have to point out is the fact that Mango & Mandarin Lilt is hard to get hold of. I know that the packaging has changed, so do they still do it? If there is a Lilt Fruit Crush Mango & Mandarin Lilt, please can you show me the new style container and tell me whether aspartame has been chucked into the concoction. Email me at richardv@dsl.pipex.com and I will be satisfied and willing to but it still.
Posted: 08:04 Fri 15-08-2003 by "Monty" # permalink comment
Comment: Having always rated the original lilt (not the diet version) as my top aeriated drink, I felt justified in assuming that banana/peach would be more of the same. How wrong can you get! It might be better if it tasted either of banana or peach, or preferably both, but it would have been hard fo Coca-Cola to come up with a more disagreeable concoction. Do they never learn?
Posted: 10:28 Mon 18-08-2003 by "anomynous" # permalink comment
Comment: My Lilt
Posted: 17:26 Wed 19-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: ahh i remember this, i think it was discontinued but it was a really lovely drink better than the original lilt which i dislike
Posted: 16:59 Thu 06-Jul-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: i really miss this, it's nice to drink in the summer on hot days 21990 0
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