Wednesday 28 August 2013

A Little More vitamin-enriched drinks review

This summer saw the launch of a brand new range of kid-oriented, vitamin-enriched drinks called A Little More and we were very pleased to be sent some samples to try out. They immediately appealed to the Madhouse Mini-testers because the bottles look just the same as Fruit Shoots, making them easy and fun to drink from with their resealable sports caps.

The important thing is what's inside the bottles though. The drinks are a refreshing blend of natural fruit flavours and spring water, with no added sugar. They come in three flavours - Orange, Citrus or (my favourite) Mango - which all taste very nice. They are very sweet - slightly too sweet for my liking but they're probably ideal for kids' tastebuds -and they have a lovely fruity flavour.

The ground-breaking unique selling point of the range is that each flavour also corresponds to a different vitamin. The green-labelled, citrus-flavoured drink, is "Multivitamin", promising to "help growing bodies stay healthy" and each 330ml bottle offers 60% of the RDA of a whole range of vitamins and minerals : Vitamin C, thiamine (vit B1), niacin (vit B3) and Pantothenic Acid (vit B5), biotin (vit B7) and magnesium (to fire up your metabolism, making you feel less tired and more energetic), vitamins B6 and B12 (to support your immune system) and zinc (which helps you maintain healthy skin, hair and nails). The zingy lemon and lime flavour and low calorie count (just 5 calories per 330ml bottle) are also big plus points.

The red-labelled mango-flavoured drink is the "Vitamin D" one, helping to support growing bones. It contains 100% of your RDA of vitamin D and 15% of your calcium RDA, again for just 5 calories per bottle. And the orange-labelled, orange-flavoured "Vitamin C" bottle contains 100% of your vitamin C RDA for 4 calories and promises to support the immune system.

The whole range can be enjoyed by children over 3 years of age. They are a lower calorie alternative to many fruity drinks and the fact that they are enriched with vitamins and minerals would make me opt for these rather than some of the usual kiddie drinks when the Madhouse Mini-testers want a flavoured drink. The fact that they are made with still water is a huge bonus for Juliette too, because she doesn't like fizzy drinks.

star rating : 4.5/5

RRP : £1.09 for 330ml

Available at Tesco's

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Disclosure : We received some samples in order to write an honest review.

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