This had a good amount of fizz, but wasn’t overly effervescent. The flavour was clean and rather fresh with some juicy lemon, but it was a little bit cloying at the end with a hollow, artificial sweetness on the finish. Otherwise, rather good.
Schweppes Original contains Aspartame and Sodium Saccharin
With fruit cup, the Schweppes makes quite a sweet drink, but with ice and a citrus fruit garnish, it is a very typical example and nothing out of the ordinary. Thankfully, the fruit cup takes away the hollow artificial sweetness from the finish, replacing it with a very slight woodiness.
This had a really juicy, lemon nose. On the tongue, it had a medium-to-high fizz and a slight, dusty muskiness (which I actually quite like). It wasn’t too lemony, but generally quite inoffensive and pretty refreshing. There was a stronger lemon note at the end.
R White Premium Lemonade contains Aspartame, Saccharin and Acesulfame K
With Pimm’s, this was a little bit more bitter than the Schweppes, making quite a complex and rather flavourful drink. If you don’t like drinks too sweet, this should work for you; it was also quite light and less syrupy.
A rather intriguing nose of ice* was followed by a medium-to-low fizz and a drink that was initially quite sweet; the lemon flavour seemed a bit hidden, although there were some creamy vanilla notes. Overall, this tasted of melted lemon ice, which was quite nice and very thirst-quenching, but lacking on the strength of lemon flavour and, overall, was too sweet.
Barr’s Lemonade contians Aspartame and Acesulfame K
With fruit cup, Barr’s was really sweet and syrupy, with some root beer qualities. I found it to be far too sweet for my palette and rather unbalanced.
Quite clean and juicy, lemon really comes trough, med-high fizz. Pretty good but a bit cloying at the end.With Fruit Cup, not bad, maybe a touch to sweet but the fruit cup comes through and then the flavour drops off quickly.
This had a medium-to-high fizz and relatively strong notes of lemon, lime and a little cream, like some sort of fruit chew sweet. There was also a nice, fresh tartness at the end, although the high level of fizz may make you feel a bit bloated if you drank it too quickly.
With Pimm’s, this was fizzier and more bitter than the others that we tried; there were some citrus and herbal notes, which were quite nice. This seemed to be more of a laid back drink, without any in-your-face sweetness. Very refreshing and rather quaff-able.
This had medium levels of both fizz and citrus. It seemed more like a stereotypical “lemonade” than 7 UP, although we found it to be a little lacking on the citrus and overall flavour. Still, this was quite refreshing.
Alongside the fruit cup, this tasted rather anonymous, a bit flat, and maybe a touch too sweet, but, overall, really rather unremarkable.
With a medium level of fizz and a strong, tart lemon flavour, this lemonade had probably the strongest, freshest lemon flavour of all those that we tried. It was quite tasty and less sweet than the others; the taste was similar to soda water mixed with a good slug of fresh lemon juice. Overall, this tasted clean, unadulterated, vibrant and fresh.
With Pimm’s, this was great: with the lemonade being less sweet than the others, you can taste the fruit cup a lot more,