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Stuff I like: Alibi drinks

Saturday, 15 June 2013
alibi pretox drinks

I used to be a Diet Coke addict. It was at least two-a-day habit that started in college in the US and lasted well over a decade. Now I haven’t touched that stuff for a couple of years. I never thought “from now on I’m giving up Diet Coke”, I just gradually stopped drinking it as I became more and more health conscious.

When the weather warms up it’s nice to have a cold bubbly drink though. Summer is the time I catch myself missing Diet Coke.

Luckily for me, I stumbled across alibi active pretox drinks in Holland & Barrett a few months ago.

alibi pretox drinks

Now I have a new addiction but this one is totally good for me :)

For example, the ingredients of the citrus one are:

  • sparking spring water
  • fruit extract
  • concentrated lime juice (3.5%)
  • herbal extract blend 0.6% (milk thistle, schizandra, sarsaparilla, dandelion leaf, artichoke)
  • natural flavourings
  • vitamins: BI, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E, K
  • minerals: selenium, calcium, potassium, citric acid, vegetable extract (safflower), beta glucan, natural steviol glycosides

Holland & Barrett sells them for £1.55 but Waitrose sells them for £1 at the moment.

Summer can safely come now, I will not be tempted by Diet Coke.

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EDIT: I usually drink the citrus one but have just been made aware that the pomegranate one has sucrose and glucose in it. Stick with the citrus if you’re staying away from sugar like I am!

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  • R Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 10:17

    Really? But what about sucrose and glucose (2nd and 3rd ingridient on the can)? I don’t feel happy feeding my body sugar. It’s just the same devils circle. No matter how many “good” artificial vitamins they add to the mix, it’s still a sugary sweet stuff which will trigger lots of other unwanted cravings and reactions… No thank you! Just water for me. Maybe with some lime or mint leaves. Keep the sugar. :)
    But Alibi certanly counds much better than Coke :)

    • MrsB Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 10:45

      Interesting. The list of ingredients that I saw did not have sucrose or glucose listed! I need to check now more carefully, weirdly alibi website doesn’t list the ingredients :| Maybe they’ll tell me when I ask them directly.

      • R Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 10:56

        They are listed on amazon.co.uk under ingridients (sparkling spring water, sucrose, glucose, citric acid, concentrated lime juice (3.5%), natural flavourings, herbal extracts (milk thistle, schizandra, sarsaparilla, dandelion leaf, artichoke), vitamins (B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E), minerals (selenium, calcium, potassium), vegetable extract (safflower). This could be a mistake, but then again fruit extract (written on your can) is just an another name to disguise sugar. Concentrated apple juice for example is sugar (fructose).
        I am very curious how Alibi will answer what’s behind their “fruit extract” and “natural flavourings” :)

    • MrsB Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 10:49

      The citrus one doesn’t have them listed – https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NnF8LxQsPHs/UNjKncF5-9I/AAAAAAAAGhI/4T_6gENf3uY/s638/DSC05402.JPG

  • lisa gusto Monday, 17 June 2013 at 10:14

    Sounds great!
    I’m the same need something more than water on hot summer days.

  • MuMuGB Sunday, 16 June 2013 at 13:11

    I didn’t know about Alibi drinks. I will have to give it a try!

  • CindySleepSpin Saturday, 15 June 2013 at 19:38

    I really enjoy the Alibi drinks- I just wish they were 0 calories. They are definitely a treat for me! Or for days when I am feeling dizzy and off, and I need that bit of natural sugar.

    • MrsB Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 10:01

      I don’t trust any food that has 0 calories :) Other than water.

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