Update: Since this was posted, I have since been informed that the packaging had to be like it was, or the bottles would have smashed.
Disclaimer: These four samples were sent to me directly from Fentimans at my own request-I love Rose Lemonade, and I wished to review them. What follows is my honest opinion.
Now, we all like pretty things, don’t we? (For the sake of this post, I’ll assume we all do.) But look how pretty this Lemonade is! Pink, in a very cute bottle, and it has a rose flavour. What more could anyone possibly want? This is what I usually treat myself to when I feel glum, but I was delighted to be given the chance to review this.
(And before you ask, that is indeed my hand in the photo.)
For this review, I will be looking at packaging, taste, as well as the product itself. Let the review commence!
Now, I like it when brands make an attempt to be ethical, simply by cutting down on their packaging, and the amount they have. I will admit to being a little bit disappointed with Fentimans; there was four bottles in a massive box. (Emphasis on ‘massive’.) This may have just been because this came as part of my Blogger Mail, but there was a lot of bubble wrap inside. There wasn’t really a need for this; the bottles were unlikely to have arrived damaged, but this risk could have been managed with less packaging.
As you can see, I was really happy to receive this package; four bottles of my favourite drink! (I usually have a bottle when I feel blue..)
I love the colour of this-largely because it’s pink, and as a product, that screams ‘unique’ to me. There’s just something pretty and charming about this product. It makes me feel nostalgic, I guess.
It also has good branding, in the respect that it has a very ‘retro’ feel; it reminds me of the illustrations from Milly Molly Mandy. There was also a similar drink that I use to take fishing as a child. Nostalgia is a good thing, right?
It’s also easy to open-a bonus to clumsy me!
The product itself:
I have a lot of Lemonade. As somebody who detests sparkling water-it’s a sensory thing-this only had a slight tinge of this, meaning there was an appropriate amount of fizz. It also tastes nice-like rhubarb and custard sweets, but with less range, and more of a sweet influence. It may not be to everyone’s taste, though-if I can use the analogy of Marmite-but best not spill it over yourself, as wasps will come after you.
Overall, I do love Rose Lemonade, but I would love to see an adjustment made to the packaging. I give this product a rate of fourteen out of fifteen.
I am pleased to announce that I am working with Basic Beauty Tools. If you go to their website via this link , and order the Spongedry, you can get an extra free foundation blender by adding under ‘Note To Seller’ your colour code: LYDIAPINK for pink, LYDIAPURPLE for purple, and LYDIABLACK for black.