We tried Gillian Anderson's 'G Spot' drink – get your mind out of the gutter
Beauty launches from celebs certainly aren’t out, but drinks seem to be the new way in.
KSI has teens hooked on Prime, Kylie has her own brand of wine, and now Gillian Anderson has launched a soft drink line – cheekily called G Spot.
Said to be a middle ground between what tastes good and what’s good for your body, G Spot comes in three varieties: Soothe, Lift and Protect.
‘Need help finding your G Spot? Try our magnificent threesome, twice!’ the site reads.
Newly available to buy online, the brand was created during the pandemic when Gillian realised she drank too many high sugar caffeinated beverages.
The Sex Education star said: ‘I’ve had a serious soft drink habit for the past 20 years, and I don’t drink enough water.
‘I know sugar and caffeine are not good for me, but I haven’t found an alternative that has the same effect.
‘And although I love the idea of flavoured water, I really don’t like the taste of what’s out there.
‘So, I thought, if what I’m looking for doesn’t exist, why don’t I make it? Something that tastes great but is natural, hydrating, and full of goodness.’
Enter G Spot: it has adaptogens (plant substances that help the body manage stress) and nootropics (which are thought to boost brain function), but it still tastes ‘f*cking good,’ in the words of Gill.
The idea is to tap into the wellness industry, without people having to take an ‘all or nothing’ approach – this is meant to offer the best of both worlds.
Made in the UK with natural ingredients, the sparkling plant based drinks are caffeine free, low in calories, and have no artificial sweeteners.
Of the varieties, there’s Lift – a blend of berries, apples, and peppercorn infused with bacopa, theanine, cordyceps, and lion’s mane (aka a type of mushroom) – Protect – with meadowsweet, ginger, lemon, and turmeric mixed with peppercorn and chaga, and Soothe – apples, sage, and cornflowers with magnesium, maca, reishi, and ashwagandha.
We gave them a test – here’s what we thought.
What does Gillian Anderson’s ‘G Spot’ taste like?
Soothe: Conrflowers and Sage
‘For a blend with no added sugar, Gillian’s green concoction designed to soothe manages to satisfy my sweet tooth, yet it’s far more muted than your average apple juice. The drink is understated, dare I say it, a little calming, with subtle floral notes that aren’t overpowering. Thankfully, you can’t taste the mushroom. Instead, think very mild apple mixed with elderflower, with just the faintest whiff of sage. Summer, is that you?’ – Rachel Moss, Lifestyle Editor
Lift: Berries and Peppercorn
‘I tried the Lift drink, which purports to ‘help fight stress, enhance stamina and boost cognition.’ Flavour-wise, it was fine but nothing to write home about. It tasted like watered-down apple juice with a hint of berry – the peppercorn in the blend was barely noticeable. Although I could happily drink it, it’s not something I’d choose for myself (especially not at £3 a can). As for the effects, while I didn’t feel anything earth-shattering, though the G Spot website does say it can take a while for the benefits of daily consumption to show. It’s no doubt better for my health than a cup of coffee, but I don’t think it’s replacing my caffeine habit any time soon.’ – Jess Lindsay, Senior Lifestyle Reporter
Protect: Meadowsweet and ginger
‘I tried the Protect flavour, and it was just a bit average to be honest. It didn’t taste bad, but for a drink called G Spot, it certainly wasn’t thrilling either. To my concern, it smelled a bit like mushrooms and tumeric, but tasted like very watered-down ginger. Sorry Gillian! If you’re reading this, I am still free on Thursday. If you would like to hang out on Thursday, when I am free, feel very free to respond to this and let me know if you can hang out. On Thursday. When I am free.’ – Aidan Millan, Lifestyle Reporter
The G Spot drinks are now available in the UK in a mixed flavour box of six cans for an RRP of £19.99 on www.thisisgspot.com.
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