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Posted: 20:43 Tue 27-Jun-2006. Price: 1.59/ 250ml. Location: Waitrose, Swiss Cottage, London. Sub-flavours: Mango and passionfruit; Raspberry and blueberry; Orange and tropical. Nutritional unusualness: 11g "carbohydrate" [almost certainly sugar] per 100ml; 4% alcohol = "1 UK Unit" per bottle.
Snackspot reports: My personal highlight of the "Taste of London" event mentioned by "Sam" here? The stand dishing out free samples of this stuff. Obviously it's for Snackspotters above legal drinking age, though you could be forgiven for not immediately realising that from the bottle, or the Britvic J2O-ish range of fruity non-carbonated flavours (in fact, my favourite - Mango and passionfruit - also tastes a lot like the original Walls Solero). Apparently "even the alcohol [...] is made from 100 per cent fruit" (and is thus expected to "revolutionise the 5pm to 8pm drinks occasion"), though it didn't seem a million miles away from the usual alcopops "vodka" to me.

...Speaking of which, here's a pic of our old friend the Vodka Mudshake in a convenience store near Waterloo, helpfully bridging the gap between Bacardi Breezers and Yazoo chocolate milk. And speaking of J2O, you should also be able to get 275ml glass bottles of PepsiCo's Tropicana orange juice in some pubs nowadays - though not, as yet, the all-new Apple Lucozade.


Posted: 11:20 Wed 28-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't know whether i should start drinking alcoholic drinks like this, what do you think?
Posted: 12:54 Wed 28-Jun-2006 by "Mr Plop" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, can't really help you there. I'm up for giving these a go though. My 5pm to 8pm drinks occasion has been somewhat lacking recently.
Posted: 13:36 Wed 28-Jun-2006 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: I wonder what would happen if you had a Quinn's and an After Eight at the same time?
Posted: 16:25 Thu 29-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: I've not got too high expectations for apple lucozade i think they should have done something like peach lucozade
Posted: 17:15 Mon 03-Jul-2006 by "Kristy" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried these on the weekend - I thought they were okay (the Raspberry and Blueberry one was the tastiest) but a bit heavy. This may be because I had 2 though, probably would be fine if you just had 1! I wouldn't buy them again.
Posted: 21:13 Tue 18-Jul-2006 by "DeadManSquaking" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried this the other week, had high hopes but it's just a fizzy apple drink. If it didn't say it on the bottle I'd never know it was Lucozade.
Posted: 12:57 Wed 19-Jul-2006 by "Abo" # permalink comment
Comment: 5pm? I'm on my way home then. Maybe I could have a couple in the car... ;)
Posted: 23:20 Wed 19-Jul-2006 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Snackspot, what were those Mars milk drinks on the left in your picture? They look different to the usual ones, is it a new version I might need to try?
Posted: 23:33 Wed 19-Jul-2006 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: Why is the Vodka, next to the Yazoo?
Posted: 21:57 Sun 23-Jul-2006 by "James" # permalink comment
Comment: Great! J20, but you can get drunk on it...Watch out managers, people might bring this to work!!

It is nice though...

Posted: 16:28 Sat 02-Sep-2006 by "Zappomatic" # permalink comment
Comment: That shop really does like its UHT flavoured milk drinks, doesn't it? Yazoo, Break Time and Crazy Milk Drink - are they really different enough to warrant stocking all three? 87990
Posted: 20:51 Mon 20-Nov-2006 by "parnie" # permalink comment
Comment: is it a girls drink? would a man be seen as 'ok' drinking it?
Posted: 17:06 Tue 21-Nov-2006 by "John" # permalink comment
Comment: Don't drink this product, I tried a bottle for the first time before and it gave me the most hideous diarrhoea. I just knew it was the Quinn's because all I could smell was oranges and various tropical fruits.

Avoid like the plague. 7

Posted: 04:23 Thu 25-Oct-2007 by "bdizzle" # permalink comment
Comment: does anyone know what fruit whiskey is made from?
Posted: 16:49 Mon 10-Mar-2008 by "Emma" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know any supermarkets that stock these?! I've seen them in pubs etc but cant seem to find them in any supermarket!
Posted: 13:55 Mon 29-Sep-2008 by "Darren" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm with emma, spent ages looking in morrisons and tesco but no luck...
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