Surviving the Summer with Berocca | Review

Ever since I had my second child, I’ve been a bit anemic {fun times} so having the energy to get-up-and-go has usually got-up-and-gone by lunchtime. We’re currently 7.5wks into our school Summer holidays and I don’t know about you guys, but I’m more tired than I have ever been – keeping my troop of tiny humans entertained is exhausting.

Throughout the years I’ve usually resorted to things like Haribo or other sugared naughtiness to see me through the day – however, my little summer savior lately has been ‘without-a-doubt’, BeroccaIf you haven’t heard of Berocca before it’s a whole bunch of essential slow releasing vitamins designed to boost your energy in the form of a dissolvable tablet – just add water! Each capsule is packed with essential vitamins such as B vitamins including B1 & B2 {plus other essential nutrients} which have been scientifically proven to slowly release energy throughout your day & increase mental performance.

Staying energized with Berocca

Over this Summer break, {which in Northern Ireland is around 9wks}, we have hardly been home – even when it’s been raining. We have been body boarding Castlerock, Gruffalo Hunting and keeping the kids happy, entertained as well as being energized enough to enjoy it myself would have honest-to-goodness have been impossible without me having my Berocca drink each day.

Staying energized with Berocca

Do you ever get that mid-morning sugar craving or have the urge to sleep in a ‘somewhat’ quiet corner somewhere? 

I have never really been a creature of habit; for example, I am awful at taking medication if I’ve been prescribed antibiotics {which is rare, thankfully} and it’s also why I’m not on the birth control pill – because remembering to take them just isn’t in my genetics. So teaching myself to remember to have my Berocca drink each & every morning has been a struggle, but it’s been worth it. It’s more noticeable now if I don’t have that morning drink because I’m sluggish, slow to get motivated and my game-face is lost in among the tiredness compared to when I do have it because I find myself ready tackle my day.

Staying energized with Berocca

How does Berocca taste you might be thinking to yourself? Well, it’s actually not bad. I have only ever tried the orange flavor and once dissolved it has a slight fizz which is nice, the flavor isn’t too powerful {which I also appreciated} and overall, it’s not bad to drink at all. It goes down easily and I personally find the effects kick in almost immediately although I understand this might not be the case for others. 

Staying energized with Berocca

Being more energized actually, helps me to take better care of, well….me. Which is something I rarely do – But being more energized throughout my day gives me the boost to eat regularly & properly and basically just being able to see my busy days through like an absolute boss, rather than being a tired mess in a corner somewhere. 

Right now, it’s officially the count down to the kids going back to school and also when my youngest child will be starting Primary school. Side note: How is that even happening? We will soon be going back to early rises, making packed lunches, school runs & homework arguments. But right now, we’re still hanging onto Summer and thankfully, with Berocca having my back and keeping me energized I’m so excited for our last week of Summer. Not for the kids going back to school, but for the fun we can have in our last few days together before routine, school days and darker evenings move back into our lives.

Staying energized with Berocca

 Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Berocca & Tots100 and I was paid for my time. Any photos, thoughts & opinions are my own.



  1. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    23/08/2017 / 10:18 PM

    9 weeks of summer hols?! Blimey!!! I love berocca though it Really is fab for giving you that extra boost!

    • 23/08/2017 / 11:21 PM

      Ha! Yeah! It’s a long time, isn’t it? They are getting a bit bored now, so they are so incredibly ready to go back to school.

  2. 24/08/2017 / 7:40 AM

    I too have tried Berocca and agree it tastes ok. I do feel that it helps espevially after a long day of activities.

    • 24/08/2017 / 10:36 AM

      Yeah, it doesn’t taste horrific, does it? Which helps!

  3. 24/08/2017 / 11:17 AM

    After our trip to Disney I am shattered. Not sure if its the amount of walking or the jetlag but I think this would be a good boost

    • 25/08/2017 / 11:06 AM

      We do, but if I am honest, towards the end, the final week or so the kids start to show signs of needing to go back to school! 1 week to go!!

  4. 24/08/2017 / 9:54 PM

    I definitely could do with more energy, especially in the mornings! I might have to give Berocca a go!

    • 25/08/2017 / 11:05 AM

      After this summer, I think we all need a little energy boost, don’t we!!

  5. 26/08/2017 / 12:19 AM

    I definitely need to try this, I feel drained a lot of the time

    • 29/08/2017 / 10:42 AM

      It is perfect for that boost of energy during a busy day.

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