Apparently drinks that taste like sweet shop treats is something there is demand for. So much so that Tesco have developed squashes flavoured like pear drops, cola bottles and lemon sherbert. The least disgusting sounding of those was the pear drops, so tally ho, down the hatch and all that.
It actually tastes an awful lot like pear drops. It's like someone's taken a bagful and dissolved them into a glass of water. But also, therein the problem lies. Do we really want to be drinking sweets? Sure, it tastes authentic, but then you realise you might as well be drinking some homebrewed concoction, like those vodka shots with Skittles in. It just doesn't feel right. It could be a hell of a lot worse though. I can't imagine what the cola bottle variety tastes like. But since most squashes are fruit based anyway, being pear drop flavoured isn't a bad thing. I wouldn't drink it religiously, but it's good for something a little different.
My rating: 4/5