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Posted : Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 12:07
Jayenkai

Bolero Drinks


Was hunting for something to replace those Beanies coffees each morning. Kinda getting sick of the lack of variety.
Stumbled upon "Bolero" drink mix.
Doesn't appear to be an energy drink or anything special. Just different flavoured mixes.
Amazon have a box of 58 varieties (not 57) with a drinks bottle.
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Sure, ok!!


They damn near all look identical, so I won't be bothering to add pics to this thread.

Looks Like..



Tastes Like..

Bit strong..!

I've since bothered to read the back of the pack, and although the included bottle holds 700ml, the sachet is actually meant for 1.5ltr.
I'm going to have to figure out a different way to mix it, tomorrow.

Anyhoo, nice flavour.
Bit tangy, but very Um Bongo'y.
Sorry, I'm a bit shit at describing flavours, so a lot of these are going to be "a bit like Um Bongo.."

Um..
Yeah..
Nice, though.
A little bit tangy, though. Maybe a little big gritty. Might be 'cos it's under diluted.
A good start, but hopefully better from here on!

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Posted : Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 15:32
rockford
That looks like a pretty good price if each drink make 1.5L.

Sounds OK though.

One of the reviews (once translated into English), says that some of the drinks can be water down to 3-4L as they are so strong and sweet. Even better value.
Posted : Thursday, 14 May 2020, 09:23
Jayenkai
Ordered new bottle yesterday, not expecting delivery until Sunday.
Tada. New bottle!!



Today's drink. Multivitamin - Tropical

Flavour's quite nice actually.
The little pic on the front "looked" like an orange, so I took a swig expecting orange, and it wasn't orange.. the tiny text on the back said tropical, and listed a whole bunch of fruit I've never heard of in my life.
Hmm..

Anyway, yeah, tropical. But not Um Bongo .. a different kind of tropical!

Also, tastes a LOT better when mixed in the right ratio!

Good stuff..

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Posted : Thursday, 14 May 2020, 16:04
rockford
Mmmmmmmmmm...Tropical
Posted : Friday, 15 May 2020, 07:21
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Pomegranate

Tastes Like : I'd say it's more of a blackcurrant kinda taste. But. Yeah, tastes good!
Certainly doesn't taste like that awful sour crappy tanginess that you get when you eat the wrong bit of a pomegranate!!

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Posted : Saturday, 16 May 2020, 05:31
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Mandarin (Aka, Orange Variation #736)

Tastes Like : Orange. Not really a surprise. Ho-hum..

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Posted : Sunday, 17 May 2020, 07:12
Jayenkai
Today's Flavour : Papaya...

Tastes Like : ... um bongo! Much nicer than the guava, but again that might be down to the better ratio of mix to water.
Good stuff!

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Posted : Sunday, 17 May 2020, 08:40
steve_ancell
Guava, I think energy drinks contain that. I have to steer clear of those because it makes my jam-tart race like fuck.
Posted : Monday, 18 May 2020, 07:26
Jayenkai
Today's Flavour : Lychee

Very sweet, but also with a tartness to it, too.
Enjoyable, but probably not something I'd regularly drink.

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Posted : Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 05:48
Jayenkai
Today's Flavour : Guarana

Tastes like.. Sherbet. It's like I'm drinking a giant Sherbet Fountain! .. But without the liquorice stick.. Mmm.. Liquorice..

WTF is Guarana, anyway?! LOL@Pic of Guarana Seeds

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 03:44
Jayenkai
Today's Flavour : Blueberry

Tastes Like.. not much flavour to this one, if I'm honest. It's there, but it's very subtle.

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 04:00
TKS
Question, Jay. Do you just pour half the packet into the shaker? Or do you make a batch of 1.5 ltr?

Thinking about getting these, but I reckon I'd struggle to drink 1.5L of the stuff.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 06:18
Jayenkai
The second bottle (3rd post) is a 1.5ltr bottle, so the whole mix goes in, shake it up, and it generally lasts me about 3 or 4 hours, bit by bit..
1.5's not too much. Less than the 2ltr of water a day that we're supposed to be drinking.. .. although quite how much of that can be "sweetened flavoured drink mix" instead of just water....?

Bottle here .. costs another 17 bloody quid, mind..

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Posted : Thursday, 21 May 2020, 08:11
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Passion Fruit Iced Tea

Tastes like .. Yeah, ok, it's Um Bongo'y, I'll give it that. But it also has that weird "not proper tea" tea tang going on, and that's a bit of a shame.

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Posted : Friday, 22 May 2020, 06:25
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Raspberry

Tastes like.. raspberry! And quite a strong flavour, too. Nom nom nom!!

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Posted : Friday, 22 May 2020, 07:47
rockford
These sound like they were well worth the punt
Posted : Friday, 22 May 2020, 07:55
Jayenkai
Indeed..
Totally enjoying them!
Posted : Saturday, 23 May 2020, 08:17
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Ginger

Tastes like.. Ginger Beer. Like, proper, tasty, kick at the back of your throat, old fashioned ginger beer.
Bloody gorgeous!!!

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Posted : Saturday, 23 May 2020, 09:05
rockford
Bleurgh!
Posted : Saturday, 23 May 2020, 09:31
Jayenkai
Really!?
I LOVE Ginger Beer
Posted : Saturday, 23 May 2020, 15:51
rockford
I love ginger in foods, but never as a drink.

I can't stand iron brew either, which always makes me think I'm drinking ginger fortified with molten lead.
Posted : Sunday, 24 May 2020, 06:44
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Waldmeister?

Tastes like.. Daaamn, that's a bizarre taste..
It's like liquorice mixed with mint..??! Not really sure.
Odd.
Might not finish this one off!

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Posted : Sunday, 24 May 2020, 09:47
rockford
Never heard of it either. Sounds peculiar.
Posted : Monday, 25 May 2020, 06:20
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Acai Berry

Tastes like.. Not a very strong taste, but a nice and light berry. Nice enough, and definitely better than yesterday's oddity!

In other news : Had to order another bottle, and will no doubt need additional sachets. Mum's joined in!

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Posted : Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 05:29
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Blackcurrant

Nothing much to say about this one. Typical Blackcurrant flavour drink.

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Posted : Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 04:03
Jayenkai
Today's flavour : Banana

Like those fuzzy foam sweets. Really nice, but I imagine it might get more than a little sickly by the end of the bottle. I can barely manage a bag of the little foam sweets, never mind an entire 1.5ltr bottle of the stuff!

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