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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Glaceau Vitamin Water Confirmed sighting: Glaceau Vitamin Water
Posted: 22:52 Thu 21-Aug-2008. Price: 1.80/500ml. Location: Euston Station, London. Sub-flavours: "Power-c" (dragonfruit), "Essential" (orange), "Spark" (tropical citrus), "Multi-v" (lemonade), "Revive" (fruit punch) and "Defence" (raspberry-apple).
"newmiyamoto" reports: I've been waiting for Vitamin Water to hit the UK for over a year since tasting it in the states and as usual the drink ends up here in a smaller bottle and tasting decidedly diluted (just like Mountain Dew all those years ago). Still the closest I'll get, so Dragonfruit here I come.

...A no-messing-about sighting from first-time spotter "newmiyamoto", with this (unexpectedly Coca-Cola-owned) brand that's now appearing all over North London. Still, they've got more flavours than the Mulberry Fair juice (2.99, Selfridges, in Mulberry and Sanguinello Orange, or Mulberry, Crushed Shiraz Grape and Limonera Pear) that "Jenna" was almost suspiciously enthusiastic about, claiming: "I spotted this just as it was taking up two shelves with introductory offer signs - hard to miss. They were both being launched last week, a 'UK first' of fresh Mulberry juice. The Mulberry and Orange variant reminds me of juices I've had in Europe (which the boyfriend liked) while the Mulberry and Pear is more to my liking. They're both pretty nice and have lots of potential for good mixing with alcohol!"

Or, for those of us old enough to be measuring out our lives in JD Wetherspoon's, there's now the additional option of "easier drinking" 4% triple-filtered Stella Artois, or - at long last - the TwinIce cider dispense system, which presumably avoids dilution of iced drinks via a process which "freezes and dispenses a layer of cider (not water) to top the draught beverage".

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Posted: 23:10 Sun 12-Oct-2008 by "Michael" # permalink comment
Comment: Seen in Edinburgh as well - but just the cafe in my University. Not in any of the supermarkets :(
Posted: 20:24 Tue 11-Nov-2008 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: Seen it in a shop in Eton, and a few petrol service statiions up and down the M4. But they have all been warm in turned off fridges. I really love it when I am in the US. So I cant wait for them to power up those fridges.
Posted: 20:48 Tue 11-Nov-2008 by "sappy16" # permalink comment
Comment: they sell it in many WH Smiths (i've seen in liverpool st station branch and others), and also selfridge's food hall. rip off prices tho. WHSmiths charges £1.99/bottle!!!!!! compare that to $1 in the USA. it's like 4 times the price!! i do love it though. raspberry-apple ("defence", methinks) and tropical ("spark") - amazing!
Posted: 15:50 Mon 17-Nov-2008 by "apple_" # permalink comment
Comment: woah! Ive tried to find this stuff alover the UK since the release. I get family to get it in the US when they go over, where abouts is it sold people? Its now owned by coke, so why on earth is it not in supermarkets?!!!
Posted: 07:36 Tue 18-Nov-2008 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: I shouldn't bother Apple. It tastes like thin squash. And that's it.
Posted: 10:14 Wed 19-Nov-2008 by "Vitwat" # permalink comment
Comment: Sainsburys in Aberdeen stock it, unsure if rolled out nationally.
Posted: 00:03 Sat 27-Dec-2008 by "Heatherr" # permalink comment
Comment: Anybody spotted it anywhere in mahchester???
Posted: 22:03 Tue 14-Jul-2009 by "mazza"
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Comment: its up and running in stirling
Posted: 02:36 Fri 31-Jul-2009 by "momma" # permalink comment
Comment: seen in sainsbury's
Posted: 09:42 Mon 03-Aug-2009 by "snapper"
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Comment: Tesco northampton stock it in a drinks cabinet near the entrance
Posted: 14:35 Tue 04-Aug-2009 by "Susie" # permalink comment
Comment: Warwick Arts Centre stock it at the rip off price of £2 a bottle! That is 4x the cost of a bottle in USA and almost twice the price of Tesco and Sainsburys etc!!!
Posted: 08:07 Sat 08-Aug-2009 by "marky" # permalink comment
Comment: haha lol uk is behind aus we got them everywhere and we have had them for years lol :)
Posted: 08:59 Sat 08-Aug-2009 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Perhaps soon you will have understanding of grammar too.
Posted: 16:15 Wed 07-Oct-2009 by "BlueSpruce" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried this water because it doesn't have high fructose corn syrup (like Gatorade). It gave me heartburn. I like the idea, but I won't be buying it again.
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