I am so thrilled to learn Alō drinks have recently launched in Waitrose, Holland & Barrett, Ocado, independent health stores (such as Whole Foods and Selfridges) and directly from their website.
I am very familiar with aloe vera. Since young, my family has been growing aloe vera plants at home as they are very useful for skin problem. If you ever have skin rashes or sores, simply cut off the stem, remove one side of the skin and apply/rub the ‘gel’ onto the affected skin. While living in Singapore, I frequently drank bottles of aloe vera juice as they have quite a few health benefits too.
Aloe vera is rather tasteless by itself, the flesh is smooth and with a firm jelly-like texture. So I love how Alō take the health drinks to the next level where they blend different flavours to complement one another. The ALLURE combines aloe vera juice with mangosteen and mango juices, APPEAL adds pomelo, pink grapefruit and lemon, EXPOSED adds in honey, AWAKEN wheatgrass, COMFORT watermelon and peach, ENRICH pomegranate and cranberry and ESCAPE pineapple, guava and sea buckthorn.
They are all very refreshing flavours and easy to drink. They are packed with vitamins, folic acid and real aloe vera pieces too. I love that they are not overly sweet and contains a nice balance of aloe vera bits. The seven different flavours are very well balanced, delightful to drink and thirst quenching. During the first day, I drank 3 bottles as they are so good! If you prefer simple flavour, I would suggest you to try the EXPOSED. I personally love the ALLURE, COMFORT, ESCAPE, AWAKEN and APPEAL. I don’t like the ENRICH as I’m not keen on cranberries. I do think they are drinkable but this is not for me.
Aloe vera contains more than 200 nutrients. Aloe vera juice is used for consumption and relief of digestive issues such as heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. They also assists the immune system and is especially great for those who have chronic immune disorders like polysaccharides or fibromyalgia since the polysaccharides in aloe vera stimulate macrophages, the white blood cells that fight viruses. They also act like a pain reliever and reduces inflammation. You can read more about it on their website.
Disclosure: We received the samples for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.