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Posted: 19:41 Mon 11-Aug-2008. Price: 99p/750ml (on offer, usual price 1.49 or 1.99 - I forget). Location: Waitrose, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Sub-flavours: Dandelion and Burdock [tested]; Cream Soda with a twist of Raspberry; Ginger Beer; Traditional Lemonade. Nutritional unusualness: Colouring is described as 'burnt sugar extract' - is that just caramel by another name?.
"cerealsnacker" reports: While shopping for a picnic the other day I was racking my brains for a suitable drink. Unable to find those diddy bottles of Woodpecker's Cider in the local Waitrose (well, it was a bit of a fancy picnic) while snooping around the soft drinks section I spotted some bottles I didn't recognise. Lo and behold, AG Barr's have released a new range of drinks in screw-capped glass bottles (750ml).

There appeared to be 3 flavours - cream soda with a twist of raspberry, lemonade and dandelion and burdock, which I tried. It was very nice, not too fizzy and without the chemical taste that is sometimes found in D-and-B flavoured things - probably because they never go anywhere near either dandelions or burdock root. The colour wasn't that deep purpley-browny-black I've grown accustomed to of late but was a bit more translucent, presumably because of the use of burnt sugar extract as colourant. The flavour was good, if perhaps not as strong as a hardcore D-and-B fan such as myself would like. All in all though, very nice indeed, it'll certainly work its way into my basket again before they put the price up!

..."cerealsnacker" expands on our previous look at the Fantastically Fiery Ginger Beer variety, while - for those who prefer cream without the soda - Zeddy clarified that it's not (as I had assumed) 4 "fridges" that must be destroyed by the apparent re-incarnation of Frijj Vanilla as Frijj Vanillaaaaarghh (99p, Scotmid, Strathaven, Lanarkshire), slurping: "A new edition to the Frijj range and very vanilla it is too. There is even a competition to win Cineworld tickets using the [presumably identical on each bottle?] barcode at http://www.fourridgesmustbedestroyed.com/win/."


Posted: 13:55 Tue 26-Aug-2008 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: Had a free sample of the cream soda, and it was certainly nice enough that I'd buy if I can ever find it in the shops again. This was in Waitrose as well, perhaps they have the exclusive?
Posted: 14:12 Wed 20-Oct-2010 by "lee" # permalink comment
Comment: had a can of the cream soda with raspberry yesterday and oh my god it taste was just sublime and im 36 years old where can i buy this in big bottles ????
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