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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Schweppes Straightcut Confirmed sighting: Schweppes Straightcut
Posted: 22:16 Thu 10-May-2007. Price: 0.73/ 1.25 litre bottle (introductory offer). Location: Sainsbury's, Finchley Road. Sub-flavours: Lemon; Slimline Lemon; Slimline Grapefruit and Mandarin; Pomegranate and Blueberry. Nutritional unusualness: From 1.1g to 23.9g sugar per 250ml serving.
Snackspot reports: I don't know what this means for their tasty Summer Punch Lemonade, but Schweppes explain that these are supposed to have flavours that are "for adults - just that little bit more sophisticated that the usual", and should be served in a "freshly iced glass" with "a slice of fruit" (in case you thought a "Straightcut" was some sort of skateboarding manoeuvre). In practice, the two dual-fruit combinations taste like slightly diluted cans of Rio, and I confidently predict that both other options will closely resemble the "weak lemon drink" of Simon Quinlank infamy.

...Still, in other flavoured fluids: "stimulating plant extracts such as ginseng and guarana" will apparently invigorate consumers of new Volvic Revive (in Citrus Kick or Berry Blast, in shops from May), though probably not as much as GlaxoSmithKline's imminent Lucozade Sport with Caffeine Boost; bloody Innocent Smoothies are rebranding their stupid Juicy Water line-up as the (equally daft-sounding) This Water range; while over-18 drinkers may prefer "citrus-flavoured, half-strength" Beck's Green Lemon lager, not to be confused with the USA's pioneering alcopop Smirnoff Raw Tea (in Lemon, Raspberry or the "previously unreleased" Green Tea).


Posted: 00:23 Fri 11-May-2007 by "Grace" # permalink comment
Comment: I have tried the madarin and grapefruit slimilne it is ok, but I wouldn't buy it again. The best grapefruit beverage is Waitrose's 'cloudy ruby red grapefruit light' which is the nicest drink around, possibly the nicest drink ever!
Posted: 00:38 Fri 11-May-2007 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Will be trying Pomegranate and Blueberry... and reporting back
Posted: 13:37 Fri 11-May-2007 by "Amanda"
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Comment: I absolutely love Beck's Green Lemon, it's sooo yummy!
Posted: 22:02 Sat 12-May-2007 by "adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: Saw Red Kola today don't know how new it is. Made by Barrs I think. Don't see this lasting that long, Barrs must be running dry on new ideas.
Posted: 19:08 Sun 13-May-2007 by "Uphill Gardener" # permalink comment
Comment: Red Kola has been around for at least 30 years.
Posted: 11:44 Wed 30-May-2007 by "Danielle." # permalink comment
Comment: The Red Kola is quite nice. As well as all the straighcut drinks...

But what I don't understand is why Tizer has been changed? The old stuff was better....

Posted: 14:51 Thu 21-Jun-2007 by "Bloodshot" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone know if you can buy this around Barkingside?
Posted: 15:00 Thu 21-Jun-2007 by "Bloodshot" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone know if you can buy this around Barkingside?
Posted: 05:02 Fri 22-Jun-2007 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Pomegranate and Blueberry is really nice
Posted: 17:13 Fri 22-Jun-2007 by "Paul" # permalink comment
Comment: sad get a life
Posted: 02:59 Sat 23-Jun-2007 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Okay.. so how sad are you spending your time watching sad people?

Yep, you're the real saddo Paul

Posted: 09:47 Tue 26-Jun-2007 by "Electric Apple" # permalink comment
Comment: Paul- http://www.funnypics.cc/media/all_the_fancy_html.php
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