Monday, 21 September 2015

Review: Teisseire Grenadine-flavour Syrup

I mentioned last week that I got lucky with my BzzAgent products to review recently. Well, the Teisseire syrup was one that I wasn't expecting but which is probably one of my favourite things to review.

I don't really do squash drinks. I mean, I might add a dash of blackcurrant to some lemonade occasionally but I don't think I've ever really gotten over the trauma of those terribly weak cups of squash you used to get as treats at school or at birthday parties. You know the ones, where they'd got one bottle of juice and had to stretch it out to at least sixty children. Everyone got a tiny trickle of juice which was so watered down that you could barely taste it; it just made the water taste funny.

Even today I prefer plain tap water over diluting juice. At work everyone's got a bottle of diluting juice on their desk and I'm the one with a couple of packets of hot chocolate floating around.

All the same, I'm always willing to try something new, so when the Teisseire campaign came up I figured I'd give it a go. It was advertised as a drink flavouring syrup, to be added to cocktails, water or lemonade. I'm not really a cocktail drinker but if I can like something you add to water to make it taste differently, then it has to be a hit.

And it was!

I'm actually really sad that I ran out a couple of weeks ago and haven't had a chance to get any more since then.

When I signed up for the campaign I was told I would have the choice of two flavours, pineapple and grenadine. As it happened, there was no pineapple left so grenadine it was. I had to look it up to see just what flavour that would be, but I'm glad I got that one. I'm going to have to try the other flavours at some point, but the grenadine is just lovely.

The stuff comes in a massive bottle that says it does enough for about fifty or sixty litres of drink. I was half expecting to receive a little sample bottle so this was a pleasant surprise. It lasted for weeks and that includes taking a generous sample in to share at work.

As it's a syrup and not a juice, it's really thick, so you just don't need as much as you would with a regular diluting juice. My first few glasses were maybe a little stronger than it needed to be until I got the hang of just adding a small splash; a little goes a long way. It's got a wonderfully strong flavour, something which Mr Click and the girls at work all agreed with.

I never did try it as a cocktail, as I said, I'm just not really a cocktail sort of person. I did however add it to water and lemonade. I don't often add flavour to lemonade but it made it feel like a nice treat, especially in the warm summery weather we had (right at the end of the summer)!

I'm planning on picking up some more as soon as I can because, if nothing else, I did notice it made me drink more during the day at work. I stay hydrated by keeping a water bottle on my desk, I'll top it up during the day but once the water starts warming up, I drink less. Over the course of some days I'll maybe drink a bottle to a bottle and a half; on the days when I added a splash of Teisseire grenadine flavour syrup to my water bottle I'd drink twice that.

If you get a chance to pick up a bottle of this, I'd definitely recommend it. It's slightly more expensive than your average bottle of diluting squash, but it goes a long way, has a fantastic flavour, and is a little bit more grown up and decadent than a basic bottle of Ribena!


  1. Very cool. I love BzzAgent, they've sent me some really interesting products.

    1. They have, it's great. I always love logging on to fill in my surveys and seeing what everyone else is up to on there.

  2. We always used to buy up the French "squash" to bring home with us when we used to take the children over to France - we loved the mint flavour and I would often take it into school for the children in class to try too as something new and French :) I was delighted to see Teisseire for sale over here in the supermarkets but confess I have yet to try the grenadine flavour - now maybe I will!

    1. Ooh, mint flavour sounds lovely and refreshing. You should try the grenadine flavour, I can't wait to get near a shop that sells it so I can get some more.


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