Sunday, 31 May 2009
Marks & Spencer Dandelion & Burdock
Made by: Marks & Spencer plc
This new, carbonated drink from M&S is a mid-brown colour, with a bright amber hue. The softly fragrant, positive nose combines the sweetness of caramel with aromas of licorice root, juicy fennel stalks and a drop of dark treacle (possibly the burnt sugar extract).
On the palate it is light but agreeably creamy and balanced, with flavours of Licorice Allsorts and aniseed syrup, and despite the short finish a sweet and almost minty grain of liquorice lengthens the aftertaste.
Packaging claims: No artificial colours, no artificial flavourings, Vegetarian, traditional since 1937, a traditional recipe
Ingredients: Carbonated water, sugar, burnt sugar extract, natural flavouring, citric acid, preservative E202
Price: £0.63 for a 330ml can, from branches of Marks & Spencer and Marks & Spencer Simply Food outlets