Monday, 14 November 2011

Glitter Berry J20 (Sainsbury’s) [By @ Cinabar]


I was first alerted to this drink by NLi10 after Ms NLi10 found it at a bowling alley. I was browsing the J20s while compiling an online Sainsbury’s order and finally found it listed, so popped it in my basket with just a touch of excitement!
There are always plenty of J20 flavours on sale at any one time, and if I’m totally honest I do lose track of the varieties available. I have never had a bad J20 and do like to try the interesting fruit combinations, but often fall into the standard orange and passion fruit trap i.e. I forget to specify which variety in the pub and get given the most common one.
The new Glitter Berry J20 is a bit special and you may notice doesn’t even contain the fruit names in its title. I can confirm the ingredients are cherry and red grape, with a hint of seasonal spice. The drink is a lovely rich dark red colour, and it is also full of edible gold glitter! The bottle says that you should ‘shake to shimmer’ before serving, and mine did need a bit of a wakeup call as a lot of the glitter had settled in the base.


I think we all know by now I love things that are a bit different, and things that sparkle, so I was so excited to see this drink it was untrue! Does gold glitter actually add anything to the flavour? No. Is this a novelty? Yes. If you shake that bottle and watch the drink sparkle, is it ace? Hell yes!
The glitter is wonderfully glamorous and ridiculously Christmassy (think red drink gold glitter). It is such a clever idea and is a proper innovation in the market, adding something a bit special in the adult soft drink range.
I also love the rich fruity taste that Britvic always puts together so well. The cherry flavour is slightly tart, and the red grape giving it a nice mature edge in the flavour but still keeping a pleasant sweetness throughout the drink. There was hint of warm spices that added to the festive feel too making it the perfect drink for the season. Sadly it is only a Limited Edition, but it’s going to be my J20 of choice from now on!!!
By Cinabar

6 comments:

Thea said...

That is so cool :) lovely review. I'm going to look out for some of this!

Anonymous said...

Good description and I like various J20s, but seem to have allergy to this one.

cinabar said...

Thea - I just love the novelty, they glitter just makes me smile!!!

Anon - sorry to hear that, at least there are plenty of flavours for you to try. :-)

Jamie Williams said...

When I first bought the J20 drink, I thought that it was a bit...well, odd. I mean, I didn't want to be excreting the wrong stuff! D:

S.Emerald said...

Interesting idea.
I hate glitter and that being said, I couldn't imagine drinking it. Glitter always is sticky and hard to get of things, so what if it leaves the inside of your body looking like a disco ball?!
If anything, I'd have to use a strainer.

NLi10 said...

Nothing wrong with festive poo.