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      12.10.2014 11:37
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      Yummy good value apple juice

      I am a big fan of shops own brand products anyway and usually find that they are just as good as the big brands only cheaper. This is no exception when it comes to Asda smart price apple juice.

      We go through A LOT of juice in my house! My two year old son is a little juice monster! Constantly drinking! I don't like him having squash all the time so starting getting him apple juice and I just water it down for him. He absolutely loves it! Seriously can not get enough of it! I just can not afford the prices that the big juice brands charge per carton so when I was doing my online shop added a few Smart Price Apple juice cartons to my order. My son could not tell the difference between the taste of the expensive apple juices and the smart price ones I ordered!

      At only 56p per carton I was not complaining at all!!

      It comes in a card like carton, you pop up the top bit and it says to tear along the top.
      Urrrm yeah right!! I tried and there was no way I could tear it! Maybe I'm just a weak little woman.... but man that stuff is tough!! I got some scissors and would recommend that's the way to open it!!

      In my opinion it tastes like a good quality apple juice, just as good as the main brands. In the past I've bought other 'cheap' brands of apple juice and they often taste watery and weak and just not quite right.
      I can happily say that Asda smart price apple juice, tastes just like proper apple juice!

      The thing I really like about it is that it is still one of your five a day, so even though it's cheap, they haven't taken all the goodness out of it so I feel much more comfortable about my son drinking it a lot.

      Over all Asda Smart Price Apple juice is just as good, if not better than the big branded juices. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend to anyone!

      Thank you for reading

      xx Mrs K xx

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      09.06.2012 23:06
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      A perfect apple juice, really recommend this!

      I am a huge fan of juice, I have it most mornings and evenings! My favourite of recent times has to be apple. I first tried the asda smart price apple juice a few months back when doing my weekly shop with my girlfriend! We both fancied some apple juice but saw all the other prices and thought it was best to go for the cheapest option. I have tried a few other smart price drinks and foods and have has nothing to complain about, they were good quality do this was worth the try. We have been very happy with it!!

      Price/container:

      It cost me 59p for a 1 litre carton of apple juice which is very good value for fresh juice. The carton is made of cardboard and to open it is a bit tricky, I tend to cut off the edge it's scissors as we get through one of these cartons a day and it doesn't matter too much about keeping it closed up. It's very basic and not very practical, but your paying for a cheap product so I could live with the poor packaging!

      Taste:

      The taste is very refreshing and is of good quality. It does not taste cheap and out of the fridge is great. I have drank some warm and it was just as nice, it looks and taste just like more expensive brands yet it is only a fraction of the price. It does taste like apple!!! I expected it to be weak or tasteless but it is the opposite. I really would recommend that you get some of this for your fridge! It is excellent for breakfasts.

      Overall:

      A very cheap price, but a very good product, I really love the taste of the apple juice. I will defiantly be getting some of this again and I would recommend it to a friend! My parents have started buying this after I did so it must be ok because they always seem to avoid cheap products unlike me! This asda smart price apple juice gets a full 5 star rating from me, nothing to complain about! A great juice for. Fraction of the price! Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped! Josh

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      01.06.2012 09:57
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      I like to drink Fruit Juice in the mornings. I probably prefer Apple Juice more than Orange. I find that Orange can be a bit Zesty sometimes first time in the morning whereas Apple just has a nice sweet taste but not too sweet. Just nice and Juicy I feel.

      I have bought quite a few Smart Price products and I think it is good to try cheaper brands as well as you just never know if you will end up liking something and perhaps saving you a bit money from making this change.

      This comes in the standard carton size of Juice which is 1 litre and this only cost 63p when I last bought this a couple of weeks ago. So good value and cheaper than other Juices. The packaging is a bit boring though with the plain white Cardboard carton and the Smart Price writing on it, but i'm not much fussed about the exterior - but it doesn't catch your eye all that good. The carton is easy enough to cut open to get the Juice out and tuck the cut bit back again which closes the open bit and should keep this fresh enough.

      The consistency of this Juice is just the normal Watery kind of Juice - so not thick. That's fine by me though. When you open this Juice you can smell the nice light scent of Apple - well I say light it is kind of a strong scent but it smells like Fresh "real" Apples and not full of Sugar and Apple flavourings.

      Per 100ml of this Juice there is 48 calories which is average for a Fruit Juice. I would find it easy enough to drink the whole carton of this as it is just nice and refreshing.

      I would say that you can tell the difference in taste between this Juice and even the brand up which is the normal Supermarket brand. It isn't that this is bad, but you do get a little bit more flavour with a more expensive brand but that is just what's to be expected I guess.

      A nice fresh Juice which is a good enough price.

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      03.02.2012 20:09
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      Great tasting juice drink

      I enjoy a nice cold drink of apple juice every now and again. I admit, apple juice, whatever the brand has never been my first choice of drink, but I am recently finding that I am enjoying drinking Asda's own brand No Frills Apple Juice which costs just 60p for a one litre carton.

      The packaging is very plain and simple as you might expect on a No Frills brand, but it is nevertheless not unappealing. It is a nice white and bright green colour and shows an apple cut in half on the front of the carton.

      What I like about this apple juice is that although it is incredibly cheap to buy, it actually tastes like a higher priced juice drink. Once chilled thoroughly, I pour myself out a large glass. The colour is golden and dark yellow and looks clear through the glass. It is best served chilled though and I speak from personal experience when I say this. This is a long life apple juice, so in theory you should be able to leave it out of the fridge and it should be fine at room temperature. It's not! It tastes really odd when it's not chilled and not very pleasant in my opinion. IT is nice served with a lot of ice in the glass and it's nice to drink on a sunny summer afternoon in the back garden as a pleasant alternative to the vino or the beer.

      The taste is sweet yet not too sweet. It is refreshing and tasty and even edging on the sharp side, I think. It is certainly thirst quenching and does not leaven odd aftertaste in your mouth as some apple juices can.

      Although this is a concentrated juice drink, one glass still contributes to your daily five a day allowance and I think this is a very tasty and quick way of making sure your are getting some of your daily quota of fresh fruit. The little lad and my other half also enjoy this great tasting drink and we like to have it on a marooning with breakfast, as a tasty alternative to the usual orange juice.

      Great tasting juice and I thoroughly recommend it.

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      23.11.2011 13:59
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      A superb bargain priced juice.

      Juice is my favourite cold drink, I like most flavours but recently have been drinking Asda Apple Juice from their Smart Price range - not to save money, but because it really is a delicious drink with a flavour that suits my palate better even than the very premium Copella. I have discovered that the price for this juice varies between 52p and 65p for a 1litre carton, even at the uppermost limit I think it is excellent value for money as is a refreshing and very flavoursome juice. 

      It is made from concentrate but has a  highly fresh flavour, the juice has a distinct apple taste and by this I mean you can taste the raw fruit rather than flavourings and sugar. It isn't a terribly sweet juice and for me this makes it all the more refreshing, modern apple juices are dreadfully oversweetened and that can spoil both the overall flavour and the crispness of the drink. This Smart Price juice is best enjoyed when chilled for a while; it is a long life juice so does not, strictly speaking, have to be stored in the fridge before opening but I find the taste and consistency are much improved by drinking it cold as opposed to directly from the shelf. 

      This juice is incredibly uncomplicated and there is little more I can tell you about it. I am impressed by how natural and fresh it tastes as I do find the majority of 'lowest tier' fruit juices to taste more like cordial than authentic fruit drinks, this may not stand out as an exciting premium juice but it certainly doesn't stand out as a 'no frills' product either. If you are a Copella or Tropicana drinker you might think this a little bland and uninteresting, but I would recommend you try it as even if you replace just one glass a day you would be saving a reasonable amount of money over the year. 

      Each 200ml glass contains just under 100 calories and 11.4g of sugars, as far as I can ascertain from the carton these are all natural sugars although Asda labelling is a little unclear on their Smart Price range. 

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      15.10.2011 23:27
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      Very good value

      I've always been one to buy the brand leaders for most things, particularly in the supermarket when it comes to food / drink etc. In recent years, with a young family and less income coming in the budget has come under more pressure and we've made cutbacks where we can. One of the things that I've been looking at in recent months is buying supermarket own brand products that compare very well to leading brands. One of the things that I've switched to without receiving any complaints from the family (believe me it desn't always work, Cheerios alternative was soundly rejected!) was Asda own brand, Smart Price apple juice. We all like it. My preference is the 100% concentrate which for 1 litre if currently 56p, it has a great taste and is very good value. I think it compares very well to one of the brand leaders, Princess that we have often bought.

      The 50% concentrate/50% water was quite well received too, it is a larger size, 1.5L and currently costs 69p. It is a very refreshing drink, but personnally I prefer the 100% concentrate.

      Disadvantage for both is having to get the scissors out to open it but with the quantity that we can get through, I have been pleased with this cheaper alternative.

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        23.07.2011 00:24
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        A great buy that does the same job as premium brands.

        I'm not a fan of lots of juice for my toddler and so I like him to have some watered down fruit juice and at the price it is nowadays I decided to try the smartprice brand as an alternative to the pricey alternatives.

        The simple carton seems to be made of some sort of cardboard/plastic mix which is easy to store. Simply presented in green and white with a picture of an apple on the front makes it easy to identify from other flavours. The carton is easy to open by snipping off the corner and pouring. The 1 litre juice retails for around 56p and the 1.5 litre is just 69p so a really good price.

        The liquid has a very pale colouring to it, it is definately paler than some other brands I have tried. In addition it has a strong sweet smell to it. Taste wise the juice I have found can sometimes be quite bitter and sharp, more so if it has been chilled prior to drinking. I prefer it at room temperature but chilled is good in this hot weather like now.

        I have found that watering it down doesn't have much effect at all, it still has a strong refreshing taste but lasts much longer and obviously is better for the little ones teeth.

        I would rather the juice contained one of the 5 a day but for the price I can't complain at all. Definately a bargain and I have now switched from leading brands to this as it does the same job, definately worth a try, nothing lost if it's not enjoyed.

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        18.04.2011 17:38
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        Would be nice on a lovely summers day

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        We have recently used a lot of products is ASDA's Smartprice range and I suppose that in general most of them are on a par or just under the standard of the major branded products. One of the one's that I like best is the Apple Juice and that is what I shall be reviewing today.

        Smartprice Apple Juice

        The large white and green carton contains 1ltr of the apple juice and it usually retails a around 70p, which I believe to be a fair price for this product. It's not as dark in colour as some other apple juices I have tasted, but that doesn't seem to reflect in the taste. It has a clear light brown green sort of colour, which I guess does vaguely resemble apple.

        I find it is best straight from the fridge since this seems to make it a little sharper than when drunk at say room temperature. Hubby likes it with Vodka, but I just like it as a refreshing drink on it own. It is a bit sweet, but it has definitely got that apple flavour going right through it. It seems a sharper crisper drink when chilled, so I suppose chilled or room temperature really depends on what kind of mood you are is, since even warm it is a refreshing a nice drink for a summers days.

        Summary

        I like this and we often at it to our basket on the way round, I think with summer clearly on the way it will be a lovely drink to have on those roasting summer afternoons. I might even have ice if it gets that hot. A refreshing a well priced apple juice, which I believe to be great value for money.

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          01.04.2011 16:24
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          A lovely refreshing apple drink

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          I stopped drinking alcoholic beverages a while back, not totally, but as good as. I therefore now drink either cartons of fruit juice or fizzy pop. I've always been very fond of apples and apple flavoured drinks, so on one of my many visits to the local ASDA I picked up yet another nice little bargain.

          ASDA Apple

          ASDA's own Smartprice labels are none to impressive is has to be said, however the same cannot be said for the majority of Smartprice products. The plain white with green lettering simple states the contents, the weight and a few nutritional bits of info.

          The large carton containing one litre is currently available for 75p, and it as I have intimated is not going to impress. On pouring the liquid is of a light greeny brown colour which is pretty consistent with other apple drinks. It is almost crystal although there is a very slight cloudiness to it. It isn't really noticeable unless left sitting and observed for some time.
          I like it best chilled, I think this has the effect of bringing out a far better apple flavour from the drink. It is most definitely apple, but for me it is maybe just a tad too sweet, I prefer mine more like a dry wine, this said at 75p it is a very good buy and has the obvious benefits of a fruit juice as compared to a can of fizzy pop. I can't drink an awful lot in one sitting, because of the sweetness, but I am told by other members of the family that it isn't really that sweet. So I'm guessing years of eating sweets and sweet chocolate have heightened my tongues awareness to sugar. It is a very refreshing and cleansing drink which I really like

          I also use this as a base for fruit salads, where I add freshly sliced apples, segments of orange, a few slices of melon, and a few other chosen fruits. This works really well as the apple seems to highlight the flavours of the other fruits assuming you do not take a large amount of the apple juice with the fruits, a small amount is suffice.

          Summary

          A worthwhile investment, for the antioxidants alone, but it is also a very pleasant drink especially when chilled. I think this is well worth the 75p and a litre seems to be quite a lot. I don't drink huge glasses, just a small glass well chilled with dinner is very nice indeed.

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            17.10.2010 12:33
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            A great, economy juice that doesn't lack any flavour at all!

            When I get up in the morning I reach for two things. One is a cuppa and the other is a drink of juice cos I'm usually absolutely parched! I decided to get this juice the other day to try out from a change from my usual orange juice and costing only 62p (for a 1L carton) it seemed a bit of a bargain to me!

            The Packaging:

            The apple juice comes in a white and green and box with black, green and white writing on it. Both the front and the back of the box are the same in appearance and we are told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Apple Juice, 'From Concentrate' and that it is 1L in size and that it counts as one of your 5 a day. Other information on the sides of the box includes ingredients and a full nutritional chart being given, storage details and size are stated and contact details for Asda are given. You have to snip a corner off this carton with a knife or a pair of scissors or something to get into it and although the packaging does have a cheap appearance to it it all is informative as it needs to be.

            The Apple Juice itself:

            The apple juice is a golden colour and transparent and thin looking and still like water. It has an aroma of sweet and natural apples to it and tastes really wonderful!

            This is a really nice tasting, simple apple juice. It tastes of apples, is nicely sweet but in a very natural way indeed and has a slight refreshing sourness to it which is very thirst quenching. Best served chilled this may a reasonably cheap offering of a juice but it really doesn't lack any quality or flavour and I love it and once opened lasts four days (if stored in the fridge!).

            Nutritional Information Per 100ml Serving:

            Energy: 48kcal
            Protein: 0.1g
            Carbohydrate: 11.4g
            of which sugars: 11.4g
            Fat: 0.1g
            of which saturates: Nil
            Fibre: Nil
            Sodium: Nil
            equivalent as salt: Nil

            1 Litre of this costs 62p a carton and a 1.5L one, 77p a carton.

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