11 April 2017
Shloer Limited Edition Mango & Passionfruit (Waitrose) By @Cinabar
I do like a bottle of Shloer as a treat, and I’ve been particularly enjoying their red and white grape flavours without added sugar. As much as I like fizzy drinks I do pick the Diet editions, even if the drink is quite posh. I was pleased to see that the latest Limited Edition drink from Shloer is this Mango and Passionfruit and it also has no added sugar. It is sweetened with natural Stevia Leaf.
The drink fizzed when we opened it, and I poured some into glasses.
The drink is a little darker than the usual Shloer White Grape, but only a tone or so. It was lightly sparkling and not over fizzy. The flavour hadn’t been what I was expecting. I had assumed this was going to taste very strong and very sweet, I based this on the number of fizzy drinks I’ve had with mango in the past. However this is a very different affair. The flavour is quite acidic and has the main tang of passion fruit. There is a mellow aftertaste of mango that gives the drink a smooth finish, but the sharp natural tang of passion fruit remains the key player. The zingy nature of this drink makes it very refreshing, and very clean on the palette. The flavour is definitely aimed at the more mature market, as there isn't enough sweetness of mango to make this the kind of drink that kids naturally glug down, each glass deserves savouring.
The Shloer Limited Edition Mango and Passionfruit is a very summery drink, and would be perfect chilled on a hot summers day, while taking in the sunshine. Here’s hoping we get a good summer, some opportunities for barbecues and excuse to enjoy the outdoors.