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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Schweppes Summer Punch Lemonade Confirmed sighting: Schweppes Summer Punch Lemonade
Posted: 17:39 Wed 07-Jun-2006. Price: 82p/ 2litre. Location: Sainsbury's, North London. Nutritional unusualness: Contains sweeteners (aspartame, sodium saccharin); only 4.2g sugar per 100ml.
Snackspot reports: At last, something genuinely new - but such a good idea that you wonder why no-one's tried it before. This was best summed up (by The Grocer magazine) as "an non-alcoholic equivalent to [...] Pimm's and lemonade", in that it's "similar in taste and appearance", and "designed to be served over ice with fresh fruit". Amazingly, it seems to taste faintly of mint as well - the only disappointment is that this "Limited Edition" is only available until September, when hopefully it will be replaced with a soft drink alternative to Pimm's Winter Warmer instead.

...The Grocer adds that Schweppes are also launching Tonic with Pomegranate in August, and claims that The Berry Company's upcoming Acai ("6 times the antioxidant power of a blueberry") and Goji ("a cross between a cherry and a cranberry") juices both have the potential to become "the next pomegranate" into the bargain.

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Posted: 19:44 Wed 07-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: As someone who doesn't drink Alcohol, I was pleasantly surprised to see this innovation, until spotting that it contains the carcinogenic sweetener Aspartame, (Try Googling "Aspartame") What a shame
Posted: 08:44 Thu 08-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: oh ffs, really bored of the aspartame scaremongering: http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

i can personally guarantee that if it does cause cancer i will be the first to let you know with the amount of diet coke with lime i drink.


Posted: 01:56 Fri 09-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: But it will be too late then won't it charl?

I may try this, and if it tastes really nice, I might drink it, after all, millions upon millions of people eat foods/drinks containing aspartame every day, but then again, someone is diagnosed with cancer every 2 minutes in britain =(


Posted: 08:12 Fri 09-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: it will only be too late if i find out i have end stage explodacancer. in that case i will get one of my friends to come tell you about it. otherwise i will be on here like a shot.

millions upon millions of people breathe air, drink water and use toilets every day in the uk. care to draw a conclusion?


Posted: 09:27 Fri 09-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah okay....whatever
Posted: 10:44 Fri 09-Jun-2006 by "Mr Plop" # permalink comment
Comment: Thank you, doctors. That takes care of the aspartame as carcinogen angle. But what about the headaches (and foul taste)? You're lucky that your body chemistry doesn't react negatively to it. But don't tell me its not true just because it doesn't hit you.
Posted: 10:22 Mon 12-Jun-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: it only hit me over the weekend (after another 2-litre bottle), but you know what this Summer Punch is really like? DIET LUCOZADE!
Posted: 11:34 Mon 12-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Some things with apartame in taste horrible, then again some taste fine. If you're worried about getting cancer then you should just avoid fizzy drinks full stop, they're full of crap whether they have aspartame in or not.
Posted: 16:43 Mon 12-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: oh man, if it's like diet lucozade i need to hunt some down!
Posted: 23:10 Mon 12-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Phillerena how do you know if it's the aspartame that's making it taste horrible, you don't, simple as that.

I am a lucozade connoiseur and I can report that the nicest, most refreshing type of lucozade to drink is icy cold Orange Lucozade


Posted: 23:33 Mon 12-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I know because I compare the aspartame version to the ones with sugar in, simple as that.
Posted: 23:44 Mon 12-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, so it is supposed to make the drink taste sweeter?
Posted: 08:32 Tue 13-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I read somewhere that artificial sweetner is meant to be ten times sweeter than sugar or something like that.
Posted: 08:59 Tue 13-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i think that measure for measure that comparison of sugar/sweetener sweetness is true. but products use a lot less sweetener by weight than sugar.
Posted: 15:52 Fri 16-Jun-2006 by "Kristy" # permalink comment
Comment: I quite liked it. It's funny that they haven't marketed it as a diet drink at all (it has more calories than most diet drinks, but a LOT less than the regular versions!).
Posted: 19:20 Fri 16-Jun-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yeah, it's technically "mid-calorie" (whatever that means any more) - oh and re: the previous discussion, Aspartame is "about 200 times sweeter than sugar", apparently, so handily no-one should be consuming as much as 100g of it per day
Posted: 21:47 Wed 21-Jun-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: now on BOGOF at Finchley Road O2 Sainsbury's!
Posted: 19:40 Mon 03-Jul-2006 by "Coke and Proud" # permalink comment
Comment: It's one of ours. I quite like it, pity it won't get advertised and is only available in 2lt bottles.
Posted: 21:42 Mon 03-Jul-2006 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: YUK!
Posted: 19:02 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "kristoff" # permalink comment
Comment: polarbear, i laugh... i laugh a lot... red meat - causes cancer white meat - causes cancer oily fish - causes cancer wheat germ - causes cancer talking on your mobile - causes cancer excess of iron - causes cancer

These are just a few of many things the news has claimed to cause cancer. so if you are going to avoid Aspartame just because of some scaremongering saying it causes cancer. then you may go ahead and continue buying your products with real sugar in it. and when you have heart failure because of an excessive intake of calories (which there are plenty of in lucozade i may add)

i shalt come to your funeral, point and laugh...

i may even do the timewarp on your grave for being so foolish to listen to government scaremongering.

fin.


Posted: 19:04 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "Deedee" # permalink comment
Comment: Im with Kristoff! Im also LAUGHING MY ARSE OFF!
Posted: 19:05 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "kristoff" # permalink comment
Comment: polarbear, i laugh... i laugh a lot... red meat - causes cancer white meat - causes cancer oily fish - causes cancer wheat germ - causes cancer talking on your mobile - causes cancer excess of iron - causes cancer

These are just a few of many things the news has claimed to cause cancer. so if you are going to avoid Aspartame just because of some scaremongering saying it causes cancer. then you may go ahead and continue buying your products with real sugar in it. and when you have heart failure because of an excessive intake of calories (which there are plenty of in lucozade i may add)

i shalt come to your funeral, point and laugh...

i may even do the timewarp on your grave for being so foolish to listen to government scaremongering.

fin.


Posted: 19:10 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, what a turd you are Kristoff, at least life expectancy is better for Brits than Polish/Eastern europeans like yourself, with the warm chernobyl breeze in the air, Government Scaremongering? it might be, but a great big bayonet be shoved up your ass for your response to my mention of the issue
Posted: 19:16 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: F*ck you Deedee, laugh your fat ass off, none of you, if you had a brain cell, would find it warrants laughing your ass off, what strange beasts you are
Posted: 19:21 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: polarbear, I think kristoff and deedee are about 15 years old and are still happy from spotting their first pube lmao!!
Posted: 19:29 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "kristoff" # permalink comment
Comment: No sight of first pube yet! i thought i did but it was just my di*k! what? it was a cold day in Warsaw
Posted: 13:58 Tue 18-Jul-2006 by "Punch-hater" # permalink comment
Comment: I can safely say this is the most revolting drink I have ever tried. Sounds great - tastes of pimms-soaked-pants - get my drift?
Posted: 16:30 Tue 18-Jul-2006 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: It's quite strongly minty. Not since the Soda Stream days have I had a minty fizzy drink, so that's quite an odd experience. I've been mixing it with red wine. Disgusting, you may think. But no, it tastes quite nice. I can imagine it with vermouth, too.
Posted: 18:40 Tue 18-Jul-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: red wine and diet coke is quite nice. but this punch is indeed gross. and it looks like the first wee after a week in the desert too. ;)
Posted: 10:51 Wed 19-Jul-2006 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: I love Pimms and lemonade but can't stand this strange drink. Can't even describe the taste, it's kind of spicy and ewwww....
Posted: 14:53 Wed 20-Sep-2006 by "sophie" # permalink comment
Comment: gid drink 61767 0
Posted: 19:51 Thu 15-Feb-2007 by "Daniel Thornton" # permalink comment
Comment: This is now 29p for two litres in Home Bargains.

It's great.


Posted: 14:05 Tue 26-Jun-2007 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: I bought some a couple of weeks ago, it was this year's stock, from the Smile shop on St Mary's Street in Cardiff. So it's about.
Posted: 15:35 Thu 05-Jul-2007 by "Rank" # permalink comment
Comment: Just bought some from Morrisons on a BOGOF - it's pretty strange. Tastes kind of like medicine. Not nice. Won't buy it again.
Posted: 12:33 Tue 08-Apr-2008 by "# permalink comment" # permalink comment
Comment: Nasty stuff this, couldn't finish the bottle
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