“ Brand: Vitabiotics / Type: Liquid Supplement / Dosage Form: Drink „
I was picking up some bits in Holland and Barrett the other day and decided to see what drinks they had. Normally at lunch I go to Costas to buy a coffee but I am trying to lose some weight so I thought I would see what I could get as an alternative. Next to the energy drinks and fruit juices I noticed some cans called 'wellwoman refreshing health & vitality' made by a company called vitabiotics.
It was described as a low calorie still drink with pomegranate & cranberry juice. I love both these flavours so I thought I would give it a try and added 4 cans to my basket. They are 74p each in Holland and Barrett. According to their website it is also available from Waitrose and Asda. They can also be bought directly from the company website in packs of 24 for £21.60 and they currently have a buy 2 get 1 free offer available
The can is fairly thin, the same shape as cans of red bull/most energy drinks! Most of the can is a bright metallic pink but the front section is white with a picture of half a pomegranate and some cranberries. Around the top of the can is a green strip with a list of flavours/ingredients. It says it contains 'Elderberry, Green Tea, Grape Seed, Artichoke Extract and Essential Nutirents'.
To be honest the can is not exactly the most attractive thing I have ever seen! The drink itself is not exactly pretty either as it is a darkish, slightly murky red colour.
The taste is quite an equal balance of the pomegranate and cranberry, I was a pleasantly surprised as I expected the cranberry to be the more dominant flavour. I couldn't taste the elderflower though. The drink didn't taste too sweet however there was quite a strong aftertaste of sweetener (it uses sucralose). It does leave your mouth with the slightly dry feeling that cranberry juice can give.
Each 250ml can contains only 13.3 calories! It also provides 80mg of guarana, 80mg of green tea extract, 50mg of artichoke extract, 50mg of grape seed extract and 50mg of elderberry concentrate. Oh and it is suitable for vegetarians.
The blurb on the can say's that the drink delivers nutrients for energy release. The grape seed extract and elderberry juice provides antioxidants and the artichoke extract may aid digestive health.
Overall I quite like this drink. I think it is a great healthier alternative to energy drinks and it is certainly better for you if you are watching your weight. Most importantly it tasted nice and is not too expensive. I think I may have found a healthier alternative to my afternoon coffee afterall!
Wellwoman drink is a refreshing new low calorie, still drink that helps maintain health and vitality with a refreshing blend of pomegranate and cranberry juices, vitamins, minerals and active plant botanicals.