Curiously, bottles of Purdey’s - the original, premium multi-vitamin drink have been appearing on desks throughout the office recently. And it’s not hard to understand why. On the surface it competes with Vitamin Water, but those bright colours and Coca-Cola ownership are somehow just a bit out of touch today.
This, however, is the real deal. Launched in 1992 and still in its signature brown glass bottle with silver wrap, it’s a drink that also looks great in the fridge stacked a dozen bottles high. Apparently there are two types and sometimes they appear in gold packaging - but it’s the iconic silver one to look out for. It gets my vote as a bit of a sleeper brand that isn’t trying too hard and that’s a good - and different - thing in this age (even the manufacturer doesn’t have a stand alone website for it and their page has no information on it at all).
So stick with the silver one known as Purdey’s Rejuvenation - it has no added sugar and tastes better. And it’s a grown up taste, a bit sweet perhaps and - to some - a bit weird, but it actually tastes like what it says is inside - a blend of grape, apple and a bit of peach. If you haven’t tried it before, these are mixed with sparkling spring water, vitamins and natural herbal extracts (including Damiana and Ginseng) that are designed to give you a a bit of a lift. Whatever. Drink it ice cold.