Cherry Horlicks

I found this Limited Edition Cherry flavoured Horlicks in Home Bargains the other day, costing £1.97. Me being me, with a penchant for all things new, just had to purchase it. I honestly did not know what to expect, it's been years since I've had regular Horlicks so a Cherry version of the malted bedtime drink seemed 'cray cray' (that's the on trend term for crazy btw. I learnt it off Kanye West and Jay Z)
I noticed that it was the 'light' version of Horlicks, this immediately made my expectations lower of what the drink would be like. I really really do dislike 'light' versions of foods and drink. I would much rather compromise on flavours than calories and every time a company makes a light version of something I die a little inside. I'd rather have the real thing or non at all. Anyway, despite this I added the 5, yes, FIVE heaped teaspoons to my cup and added the water as instructed.
The first thing I noticed about this was the smell. It was definitely a cherry smell, but not the type of cherry I expected. It was very sweet, almost like cherry drops? The taste was pretty nice, not sickly like the smell might indicate it would be. Overall a really pleasant and different hot drink for the evening before you nod off. The criticism for me is the consistency, but that's possibly because it is a 'light' version of the drink. It's very watery despite the large amount of powder you have to add. I might make it half with warm milk next time to see if this makes it better/ I guess the watery-ness doesn't really affect the taste too much and it's more a psychological preference as it would feel more of a bed time drink if it were milkier. Does that make sense? Over it's a 7/10, worth a try but could do with a little tweek in the form of a full fat version.

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5 Comments:

  1. I'm always a little apprehensive when it comes to cherry flavoured things as thy misty always taste like
    Medicine.

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  2. Dammit I posted that without finishing, sorry. Was meant to say im always apprehensive when it comes to cherry flavoured things as they mostly always taste like medicine. I'd like to give this a try though as it sounds pretty nice. Might have to make a cheeky trip to home bargains!

    Holli x
    Dragonmommy123.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yes, I can totally see that comparison! Alas it's not a medicinal taste at all. It's really not the type of cherry you would expect.

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  3. I think you and I are a little similar, I love these food reviews, I am always hunting down the "strange" things at the supermarket, last week it was Baked Bean sandwich filling. Unfortunately, my allergies restrict me from trying Horlicks but I still enjoyed your review :)

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    1. I'm not sure I like the sound of that sandwich filling, but yes I love to try new things!

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