Friday 9 August 2013

Today's Review: Vitamin Water: Revive And Defence

Vitamin water seems to be a thing again now, and I picked up these two flavours today. Well, I call them flavours, but each one seems to have been given a buzz word. Here we have "Revive" and "Defence", which certainly sound tastier than their counterparts "Balance", "Formula 50" and the dubious "XXX". In reality though, these are fruit punch and raspberry-apple flavoured waters, respectively. 

But wait, they're not just waters, they're vitamin waters, and the bottles certainly waste no time telling you as much. The Defence flavour is subtitled as being "amaze-zinc", because it has zinc in. There's no real pointers as to how this added zinc really helps you, just a little vignette that reads like a vanilla version of the opening lines of Trainspotting, implying that drinking this water will suddenly change your life for the better. Actually, there is a little icon that states "Vitamin C and Zinc contribute to the normal function of the immune system", so I guess we won't become super powered after all.

In actuality, zinc is quite good for us, but it comes from so many places we probably don't need to worry about getting our nutrients from the Coca-Cola company. In fact, the vitamin content of this water is actually pretty small compared to the bad stuff crammed in there, unless you count sugar as a vitamin. Which I don't, and neither does science.

But enough of this banter. How do they taste? Well, like water basically. Flavoured water, certainly, but the flavours are just washed out and not particularly interesting or refreshing. As far as drink flavours go, I normally consider raspberry and fruit punch quite high on my tastiness scale, but all this pseudo-scientific mumbo jumbo has probably left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Or, more likely, these drinks just don't taste good.

My rating: 1/5

1 comment:

  1. I think I've tried the lemonade one of this brand it wasn't too bad sounds like these are ones to avoid though.