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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Shloer Sorelle Sparkling Herbal Juice Drink Confirmed sighting: Shloer Sorelle Sparkling Herbal Juice Drink
Posted: 12:12 Wed 28-Jul-2004. Price: 2.29/ 750ml. Location: Sainsbury's, London Finchley Road. Sub-flavours: Serene White (tested - infused with Peach and Passion Fruit); Gentle Blush (Cranberry). Nutritional unusualness: What the website describes as "Herb flavour" (actually Gentian, Quassia, Damiana, Korean Ginseng, Matricaria, Melissa and Taraxacum); a Coke-rivalling 9g of carbohydrate/ sugar per 100ml.
Snackspot reports: In response to "bob's" parched enquiry Is there any news of any new soft drinks here in the UK!, the story is that they're all trying to go a bit more "upmarket" and "healthy" - I've only tried the "Serene White" flavour of this latest Shloer spinoff so far (their "Posh Squash" is an even more ridiculous 2.49 a bottle), and can only comment that, for a product apparently revelling in its "natural" credentials, did they really have to include such an artificial "warm plastic" aftertaste? Or did they deliberately leave it in to make it the experience appear healthier to the acrid-accustomed tastebuds of artificial sweetener devotees?

...Anyway, in other "beneficial" beverages: The Guardian recently slaked its thirst with (among other things) the "space age" sports drink Taut Isotonic; Cadbury are readying the US launch of mid-calorie soda 7Up Plus ("fortified with vitamin C, calcium, real fruit juice" - and "sweetened with Splenda"); and Coca-Cola's keen eye for a tie-in has led to them launching a special Olympic Gold Medal flavour Powerade.


Posted: 12:52 Wed 28-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: oh, forgot to ask - does anyone know what "Sorelle" means in Italian? (it seems to be something like "sister"?)

+ on the subject of funny languages - "Gentian, Quassia, Damiana, Matricaria, Melissa and Taraxacum" do appear to be actual herbs, rather than (say) a list of the Klingon home-worlds...

Posted: 19:48 Wed 28-Jul-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: On the topic of the watery beverage drinks, the Kaptain noticed an advertisement for 'Sprite Zero' at his autobus shelter this morning.

Can the snacking spotistas konfirm to him that this is nothing more than renamed diet Sprite / Sprite light. The Kaptain must note however that he has not seen a real live beverage kan 'in the konfection store wilderness'.

Posted: 10:42 Fri 20-Aug-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: These are both totally vile, especially the cranberry one. What in the Pope's name are they thinking of asking three quid a litre for this monkey-urine?
Posted: 16:15 Fri 01-Oct-2004 by "Sorelle" # permalink comment
Comment: Sorelle means two sisters. It's my name! 79570 1
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