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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Volvic Revive Citrus Kick Confirmed sighting: Volvic Revive Citrus Kick
Posted: 18:39 Thu 14-Jun-2007. Price: 49p (half price promotion) for 500ml. Location: Morrisons, East Kilbride. Sub-flavours: "Berry Blast" - which I'm sure is a name used by another drink I can't recall. Nutritional unusualness: "+ GINSENG and GUARANA".
"Stephen Craig" reports: Looking for all the world like a urine sample that would have you fretting and scurrying for the doctor, the Volvic branding is rolled out onto this luridly hued still drink - eyeing up a share of the Powerade/ Lucozade Sport market. And, er, there's not much to say. Despite the foul taint of Acesulfame K, it's almost drinkable. Not quite as immediately refreshing as similar drinks on the market (slightly less salty for one), it also manages to taste almost entirely unnatural (although there's a tiny hint of grapefruit in there - which suggests it may be the dominant part of the citrus flavouring).

It's most comparable in flavour to a chemical-laden freezepop/ ice pole/ whatever you want to call them that would be bought in a giant box from a supermarket 20 years ago. But if you actually consumed the contents of the yellow-ish ones before freezing them. As such, it's probably more palatable than some of the rival brands as a regular non-sports drink, but the artificial sweeteners ensure that even that, well, isn't actually that palatable at all.

...And, I quote, "not much to say" there from "Stephen Craig" - though I did like the easy-action sports-caps on these, along with the fact that Volvic are re-introducing full-sugar versions of their Touch Of Fruits (or should that be "Touches of Fruit"?). Elsewhere, "Scott" got in touch to ponder how much longer we can be deprived of Japan's Pepsi Ice Cucumber - or, for that matter, Selfridges' pioneering cucumelon hybrid?


Posted: 19:40 Thu 14-Jun-2007 by "Grace" # permalink comment
Comment: I drank the 'berry blast' volvic whilst taking my uni exams this summer as it is supposed to give you energy. I will write back when I get my exam results back, see if the volvic sponsored exams were any better than the water sponsored ones.
Posted: 19:57 Thu 14-Jun-2007 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: I've had the Berry Blast as well. Really quite horrible, it just tasted of chemicals.
Posted: 15:04 Fri 15-Jun-2007 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i thought both volvic revives were really nice, it's good to have an energy drink that doesn't contain sugar. mm, sweeteners. and i like that they are keeping matt berry (from garth marenghi) in a job as the voice of the volcano in the advert!
Posted: 17:31 Fri 15-Jun-2007 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Perhaps it's a "Matt" Berry Blast! (I thought the Mighty Boosh was never as good without his bizarre Dixon Bainbridge contributions)

Anyway, the other Berry Blasts that showed up on Google were variants of Jaffa Cakes: http://snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0505092238sbc

and Mike and Ikes: http://snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0610032125sbc

- perhaps they could standardise the flavour across the industry?

Posted: 09:16 Sat 16-Jun-2007 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: that's a great idea, snackspot!
Posted: 22:20 Wed 20-Jun-2007 by "Critical Drinker" # permalink comment
Comment: I started drinking these when they were 49p half price and have continued to now - I prefer the citrus to the berry a bit more kick to it, and have them on the way home from work - after a knackering day, I've got to say they perk me up 'revive' me for about 90mins , so does what it says on the tin
Posted: 15:41 Tue 26-Jun-2007 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: What were they thinking with that colour? Especially since everyone's had to a do a wee in a Volvic bottle at some point in their lives.

Erm, haven't they?

Posted: 10:39 Wed 27-Jun-2007 by "Tom" # permalink comment
Comment: Be careful with this one, the fancy new sports cap doesn't need pulling out like on other bottles, it just needs pressure to pour. This is bad if you put it in a bag and it leaks everywhere, killing your mobile phone in the process.
Posted: 22:37 Tue 23-Oct-2007 by "Piggy and Tazzy"
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Comment: Oh my gawd, it's vile!

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