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      22.06.2013 14:51
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      A ok juice, more for the kids than the adults

      =Asda Smart Price No Added Sugar Apple & Blackcurrant Squash=

      Going back to Feb half term, one of my daughters friends was coming for a sleepover and spending a couple of daytimes with us, but she doesn't drink, any proper hot drinks like tea, coffee, hot choc, the only drink she likes apart from an odd glass of milk is Apple and Blackcurrant squash, both hot and cold,

      =Asda=
      Figured as none of us like Apple and Blackcurrant, i will get a bottle of the value drink, so if it gets all drunk, not a problem, any left it would be ready for next time.

      =Size and price=
      This is a 750ml bottle and was about 40p for a bottle.

      =Packaging=
      The bottle is a clear bottle so you can see the drink, it has the typical smart price label, telling you what the product is, including
      750ml size
      Double Strength squash
      Very low in calories 2 calories per 250ml.


      =To make the drink=
      The bottle says to shake well before use, and use 1 part juice to 9 parts water, if giving t toddlers add more water.

      =My Daughters Friend=
      She absolutely loved it, and every couple of hours was a drink, so I was pleased that I had made a good choice.

      =My View=
      Although this was brought in for my friends daughter to drink, if I am reviewing it then I need to try it, so I did that both as a hot drink and a cold drink.

      =Cold Drink=
      I followed at the bottle suggested 1 part juice to 9 parts water and I found it quite pleasant, I could taste the blackcurrant it tasted like a real fruit flavour, I did feel that it was not as strong as a blackcurrant as say Ribena, but then that is like comparing chalk and cheese, and unfair to both, but I would say I give it a 7/10

      =Hot=
      I thought as my friends daughter had drank it hot, and I would be mentioning that, I tried it hot, I will have to say that I needed almost double the amount of juice for it to taste ok as a hot drink, whether that was my taste buds, I am not sure, so I will leave that as an answered question, but it did taste ok hot, although I found that I had an after taste of apple, but it is apple and blackcurrant, so that is my taste buds not the problem with the drink.

      Sum up the hot drink - 7/10 ok, but for me not really suitable for a hot drink.

      =In Fairness to the Drink=
      It was brought for the girl coming, and she had no complaints, nor did my daughter who had a few of the cold drinks of it, so as I heard no complaints, it got drunk, I would say it was a big hit and a 10/10.

      =Actual Juice in the Product=

      Apple juice from concentrate 4.5%
      Blackcurrant juice from concentrate 0.5%

      Making a grand total of juice being in this product being 5%.

      =Additional flavours in the range=

      There is also a Orange version and a lemon version in the drinks, there all below the 50p mark,

      =To Sum Up=
      It is a basic product, it did the job, so for that reason it deserves a 5/5 for the drink.

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      12.04.2013 17:14
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      Perfect for non fussy adults and kids

      From time to time I may indulge in the odd glass of cordial, but when I buy it, its normally for the children and not for myself. I bought a bottle of Asda Smart Price Apple and Blackcurrant Double Squash for the kids as I just wanted something cheap and cheerful while I nipped in to my local to buy one or two items.



      What is this drink?

      Its an apple and blackcurrant cordial in the Smart Price range. Smart price is basically Asdas own label which is supposed to be no frills, cost effective, basic packaging and a decent product inside-basically CHEAP. The drink itself 750ml in size. Basic and plain packaging, but this gives you a clear indiction on what exactly you will get. This is double strength squash, which means you dont need to use the normal amount of squash you normally would,less, meaning it will last longer and save on the pennies. Its also No Added Sugar. Very low in calories, at 2 cals per 250ml, so great for someone who ise concerned in that area.


      How do you make up this drink?

      Shake before use ( I never had-might do in future! ).Mix one part of squash to nine parts water. If giving to toddlers, add more water. Simple.



      What do I think of the taste?

      As mentioned, this is for the children, and they drink it fine with no problems. Not heard any moaning so as long as they are happy so am I. I have tasted it myself, and for me there isnt enough flavour to it and despite it being double concentrated, I have to use a decent amount ( the same as a normal squash ) to get the taste I prefer. To be fair, it tastes exactly as it should, which is apple and blackcurrant, and for the price I wont complain.Just wish the taste was more vibrant and abit more concentrated. This might be explained by the very small amounts of juice actually in the product:

      Apple juice from concentrate 4.5%
      Blackcurrant juice from concentrate 0.5%

      Making a grand total of juice being in this product being 5%.

      If I use the recommended amount, it tastes more like flavoured water rather than squash having added water in it.



      If this flavour is not for you, there is an orange version and also lemon. For below the 50p mark I got exactly what I paid for.

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      25.03.2013 01:21

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      save your money for something better

      I love squash, but this is a very low quality product that does more harm than good.

      You get what you pay for, and this product is very very cheap- like, under £1. The only issue is that it tastes so horrid that plain water tastes better than this. The taste is not like any other fruit i've ever eaten, instead it's a chemical, metallic, weak taste that requires you to mix a 40:60 ratio to be effective, but then tastes too strong. There's no good ratio with this product, it just never tastes good. If you have really low standards, then it will do in a pinch but it's not worth even 68p.

      The packaging (as is to be expected at this price point) is basic, but inoffensive, it doesn't scream 'cheap', but it doesn't really excite either.

      My opionion is that you should look out for offers on better quality squash like robinsons, or ribena

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      26.01.2013 05:28

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      spend a bit extra and get something better, like robinsons

      it's squash (or diluting juice) as they say in some areas- it's difficult to get excited about a product like this, but especially so with this one.

      Like all budget brands the packaging is plain, people often site that expensive products are usually the same but in posher packaging, perhaps that's true but I sure do like posher packaging.

      The price of this is low, but not so low as to really feel like you're getting a bargain, just pay the extra and get something better, it only works out to about 3p a glass cheaper- you're just letting your self down if you buy this product.

      The taste is ok, but it's very watery unless you make it very strong, in which case you go through a bottle quite quickly and then have to go out and buy more. Just buy a massive bottle of good diluting juice and save yourself the hassle.

      it doesn't really taste of 'fruit', rather it just has a hint of the laboratory manufactured approximation of fruit that somehow managed to be accepted by consumers.

      A good budget squash would be robinson's, which is always on offer, and the best squashes (other than the expensive stuff you get from someone like belvoir) is 100% ribena.

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      31.07.2012 07:46
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      I quite like squash that has 2 flavours, I think 2 flavours can work well together but sometimes I like one flavour more than the other. I like both these flavours Blackcurrant and Apple. I hadn't bought this one before, so thought was worth a go since it was cheap.

      It comes in a transparent plastic bottle, the bottle is quite chunky but not a tall bottle. Very easy to hold comfortably in the hands too. It fits well inside a cupboard really well. It is easy to pour the juice from the bottle. The colour of the juice is a burgundy colour but not a deep red. Once the screw off top is removed, I can detect more of the blackcurrant flavour smell and a slight smell of the apple. A pleasant smell and not at all nasty like you may imagine.

      I found using just a little in a glass and topped up with cold water does make for a good strength, I do however have to use a little more than I would if I used a branded one but for the price, this one is adequate enough amount to use from the bottle.

      I think the taste of the blackcurrant is more apparent than the apple, just like the smell. The blackcurrant is more of the dominant flavour with this drink in my opinion. It is not too sweet a taste and it doesn't taste bland. Also it isn't a sickly taste. It is really refreshing to drink on a hot day. My grandson quite likes this one. Sometimes I make up a jug of the juice and keep it in the fridge, so that it is ready available and cold.

      It contains no added sugar and just natural occurring sugars and sweeteners. It also contains no added flavours or colours. If you drink a lot of squash, this one would be a nice one because it doesn't contain lots of sugars and is more healthier.

      Per 100ml of juice, it contains just 4 calories, I think this amount is good if you are on a diet plan or just want to cut down your calorie intake. I am not on a diet plan and do drink quite a lot of cold drinks. The amount of calories can easily mount up in a day without noticing and at least this one doesn't contain very many.

      I like the taste of this drink, it is extremely cheap and is only priced at 29p for a 750ml bottle. You just cannot go wrong for this price, if you are on a very low budget and have a large family. Especially during the school holidays and the little ones are always popping indoors for a drink. This one would be more than suitable to make up a jug and keep it cold in the fridge.

      It is ideal for picnics in the park etc, kept in a cool bag. I don't like to drink squash warm, I only like it cold. I recently filled one of those bottles with a flip lid my grandson carries in his bag. I just filled and it was suitable for my grandson to drink when my hubby and myself took him out for the day. He was happy to drink it in his car seat. I know he really likes this drink or he would have let me know. He won't drink or eat anything he doesn't like.

      If you like blackcurrant and apple, I think you would like this one, but if you love more of the taste of apple or equal amounts of both flavours, I think you may be a little disappointed because in my opinion the blackcurrant is more the more dominant flavour. Still a nice blend of the flavours.

      I think this drink is worth the money, it is very good quality for the price and excellent value for money. I highly do recommend it for anyone thinking of dropping a brand. It is a nice one to try and if you don't like it very much, not a lot of money is wasted. For 29p I just don't think you can go wrong.
      This drink is also suitable for vegetarians.

      The bottle can easily be recycled.

      I will buy this drink again in the future because it gives all the taste that I expect from a shops own brand of squash, and I am happy to buy it for the price.

      I give it 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        07.07.2012 19:05
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        Enjoy a nice refreshing drink!

        I am not a huge fan of squash or fizzy drinks to be honest I'd rather have a cup of tea or nice cup of coffee any day lol! However with the weather being rather sticky and clammy of late I saw this in my local Asda store, I desided to give it a go.

        The packaging~

        Comes in a plastic bottle. The Asda Smart price logo is clearly shown at the top of the product.
        There is a picture of an apple and Black currants. you will all be pleased tio learn that this is a no added sugar squash great if you have kids and don't want them having too much sugar in thir diets.
        Contains just two calories per serving. Contains no artifical colourings or flavours. The contents of the bottle are 750 ml.

        Using it~

        I live alone and a bottle ofthis would last me a month if only having a couple of glasses of it a day. This is double the strength of most squash's so a little goes a very long way. It has a strong smell of apples and black currants just as it should. Simply addone part quash to nine parts water. This to me tastes just as good as Robinsons. Tastes just the same to be honest apples ana hint of black currant.why pay more? Sit back and enjoy a nice refreshing drink any time of the day.
        Asda has a try me love me or return for a full refund policy.

        Available from asda only costing around 50p a bottle.

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          14.12.2011 01:01
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          a very cheap drink

          I have been shopping in Asda a lot recently after starting to work near a store. Also I have been trying to buy more shops own brand items to cut down on the cost of my food shopping. So when I spotted the Asda smart price apple and blackcurrant squash at a bargain price I thought it was worth a try.

          I paid just £0.29 for a 750ml bottle of the Apple and Blackcurrant double strength squash which I thought was a bargain price especially as it states on the bottle that it contains 30 servings.

          The squash comes in a rectangular clear plastic bottle with a white screw cap lid. The label is very basic and is just white with the 'Asda' and 'Smart Price' logo on the front and that the squash has no added sugar. On the side of the label you can find more detailed information about the squash including full ingredients listings, instructions for use and nutritional information.

          As the squash is double strength you only need to use half the amount of a normal squash. The instructions on the bottle suggesting diluting one part squash with nine parts water. For my own tastes I think this is fine although I do like my squash fairly weak. With other squashes I would normally dilute them a little more but I do find that this is not the strongest in flavour.

          Overall I have been fairly impressed with this squash it has no added sugar which is always something that I look for in a squash and didn't expect to find from a basic squash. The flavour is weaker than I thought it would be and the apple seems to dominate over the blackcurrant. But for the extremely cheap price I do not feel that there is much I can complain about. The squash is pleasant and quite sweet tasting and makes a refreshing cold drink. I would probably not purchase this squash on a regular basis but if I wanted to save a bit of money then I would probably purchase it again. Also for anyone having a children's party it would make a very cheap drink.

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          12.11.2011 17:21

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          dont buy ribena buy smart price

          I'll admit i'm usually biased away from the smart price or any of the other value ranges because cheaper is usually unhealthier and the taste or quality isn't there but when i got a few bottles of asda smart price orange and blackcurrant and apple squashes by mistake i was amazed.
          The flavor is easily as good as ribena or Robinson and they have almost the exact same ingredients but lack the deep color of ribena and the other big name drinks makers but color doesnt really matter to be honest.
          They only cost 23-27p per bottle and really whether you like it or not there is no difference in the taste between this and ribena but best of all they are double strength bottles meaning for 23p you get about 2 pints of juice depending how strong you like your squash and can anyone really argue with that increible value? Why spend £'s on squash when you can buy the same stuff or much cheaper.

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          17.11.2010 23:34
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          You get what you pay for

          In the warmer summer months, you need to take on plenty of liquid. Rather than gulp down more expensive drinks without really tasting them. I do tend to keep some of this cheaper squash in the cupboard.

          If you don't set your expectations too high (and I don't believe you should on anything in the Smart Price range) then you won't be too disappointed.

          Before I tasted it, I expected it to be very weak and watery and to require lots of concentrate and little water to make a decent tasting drink. This proved not to be the case and I was pleasantly surprised.

          As always with squashes of this nature, it's a bit scary when you see how little fruit goes into these products - in this case only just over 5% - and how much that sounds decidedly chemical, but the taste as I say is decent and you don't get that chemical after taste that you get in some cheap squashes or lemonades.

          Packaging is decidedly poor quality but you would expect that given that it is the Smart Price range after all.

          Because it is a low calorie drink with no added sugar, it is by no means amongst the most unhealthy drinks and the 750ml bottle which is the standard size comes in at only around 30p.

          If we are out and about in the car, I do tend to make up some squash in an empty 500ml bottle so we can each have a slurp from time to time and it certainly saves us spending a couple of quid on ready to drink products bought on the day. I have found that if you are going to get a decent fruity taste from this squash you need to reduce the dilution ratio from 1 in 10 to say 1 in 7, but your 750ml still goes a long way.

          In a straight comparison with my favoured brand, Robinsons would still come out on top, especially when it's on offer. That said, if you're on a budget and need to save the pennies, this is a perfectly acceptable fruit squash and provides excellent value.

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          09.06.2010 14:40
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          LOOK OUT FOR OFFERS ON HIGHER BRANDS!!!

          Asda is a supermarket and is part of the Walmart group. They offer a range of branded products. They also have a few of their own branded ranges. The cheapest of their ranges is known as Smart Price and is basically norma, everyday products which come in no frills packaging and therefore reducing costs.

          *Product*

          Here we have the Smart Price No Added Sugar Apple and Blackcurrant Squash. This squash is double strength concentrated which allows it to come in a smaller bottle yet still produce the same amount of servings.

          The squash contains sweeteners.

          *Packaging*

          The squash comes in a small, dumpy plastic bottle which is clear. There is a white label running around the middle which has the familiar green Smart Price writing.

          The bottle contains the product name, ingredients, nutrition, storage, directions for use and contact details for Asda. The bottle can be recycled though you should check regarding the cap.

          The juice itself is an intense dark pink shade and almost purple.

          *Using*

          To make this drink up, grab a glass and pour 1 part squash in with 9 parts water. For example, if you had 10ml squash, add 90ml water. If giving this to toddlers, dilute with more water.

          *Ingredients and Allergy Advice*

          Water , Apple Juice from Concentrate (4.2%) , Citric Acid , Blackcurrant Juice from Concentrate (1.0%) , Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates) , Natural Flavourings , Colour (Anthocyanins) , Malic Acid , Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite) , Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Sucralose) .

          This is suitable for vegetarians. It contains sulphur dioxide. It is free from artificial colours and flavours.

          *Nutrition*

          100ml contains :

          1 calorie
          trace sugar
          trace fat
          trace sugar

          So pretty healthy in all aspects!

          *Availability and Price*

          Only available in Asda stores or online! You find this alongside the other squash drinks. You can also buy Orange or Lemon flavours. 750ml will cost you 28p!

          *My Opinion*

          In our house, we get through a lot of diluting squash. I personally prefer Diet Irn Bru or something fizzy though if we are rather short in cash one week, diluting squash does us fine. Normally I would buy Robinsons or equivelant but they seem to have hiked up in price recently so I only buy it on offer.

          My son likes apple and blackcurrant squash and regularly drinks it. With this being sugar free, I feel confident it isn't going to ruin his precious little teeth. It is cheap at 28p and this is supposed to give 30 servings.

          When it comes to making some up for my son (he is 2), I pour his water into his cup and add the tiniest of drops of this squash simply to slightly colour the water. This is perfectly fine for him and he guzzles it down contently not caring what brand it is! My partner likes his made up quite weak and adds only a small amount to his cup and the rest is water. Me, I like my juice strong and add quite a bit more!

          The apple is definently the dominant flavour with the blackcurrant evident but not really shining through all that well. I have drunk this with water and it has went a strong pink colour. It tastes ok but is not anywhere near as pleasant as Robinsons. I feel it tastes a bit dry and fake. It doesn't seem to quench my thirst as well as other brands do but for the price I cannot really complain.

          I have also tried this with some Barrs Lemonade and feel this is really refreshing as the blackcurrant taste seems to etch its way through a bit stronger. With water, it leaves a weird aftertaste but with lemonade, it is quite pleasant.

          I would say buy this if you are on a tight budget but look out for special offers on the better brands..even Asda normal brand!

          Thanks for reading :)

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            12.05.2010 20:28
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            For the price this is a decent enough squash drink

            I had completely run out of apple and blackcurrant squash at home last week and was disappointed to see that there was none of the usual one that I buy on the shelves in Asda. I looked for another one to try and came across this Smart Price squash - admittedly it didn't look particularly nice but I know that lots of Smart Price products are really good and I'm trying to save money so decided to give it a try.

            For only 22p a bottle it wouldn't really matter if I didn't like it and decided to chuck the rest away anyway!

            It's a double strength squash so you don't need to pour too much into a glass but I find it a bit difficult to find the right amount with this as too little is far too weak and tasteless, but too much is way too strong and sweet.

            The squash has no added sugar so it's a bit better for you but I was surprised to find that the drink both smelt and tasted like it was full of sugar.

            The taste of this is OK. It's a bit thicker and more syrupy than other squashes which is maybe why it tastes so sugary but it is very sweet so it's hard to believe that there's no sugar in it, but that's what it says on the bottle! It's quite fruity too but maybe has a bit of a sharp tang to it - it actually tastes like an artificial fruit rather than real fruit.

            For only 22p I really complain about the taste of it and it is a good fruit squash to help save those pennies, but personally I prefer Robinson's apple and blackcurrant squash which is much nicer in taste, just not as nice in price!

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            24.04.2010 19:13
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            Affordable family sugar free drink in a hand ysized bottle for on the go

            I am always looking out for a bargain especially when it comes down to food and drinks . As I enjoy testing to see if non branded items win the test against branded items .

            Even thought other reviews say different I think this is good value for money .

            I first spotted the orange double strength squash and at a price label of 22p in Asda I had to try it.

            ----------Packaging -----------

            It comes in a very plain and boring to look at plastic 750 ml mini bottle with a white label across the middle , and a white screw cap lid .Just what you would expect for 22p .

            I find this very handy for placing in the glove compartment in the car whilst out and about . Day trips with my daughter because she can place it in her bag and finds the size easy to hold.
            Also very handy if you do sports as I always carry some in my gym bag .

            I find it easy to re-cycle for this reason when I have bought two bottles I just put diluted juice into the empty bottle and off I go.

            -------------Taste ----------

            They have No added sugar which appeals to me having a little one . Because I very rarely let her drink pop as I am very conscious about her teeth getting damaged with the sugar content and E numbers you find in Cola and such alike .

            It is suitable for vegetarians and comes in Orange and Apple and Blackcurrant Double strength flavours in my local store

            ***Apple and Blackcurrant **

            For : I am not a big blackcurrant lover but as I find this not to strong on the taste buds I can stomach the Apple and Blackcurrant flavoured one quiet easily . As I just put a drop in the bottom of a glass and add water.
            So with the apple mixture this tones down the harshness I usually find with Ribena and other similar juices.

            Against : If you put too much cordial in your tongue goes red , which leaves me wondering what affect that can be doing to my teeth .

            ***Orange***

            This one is a firm favourite with my daughter as we make ice pops out of this one and you can really taste the orange zest .

            She can drink plenty of this stuff without getting an upset stomach which you tend to find with very highly concentrated fresh orange she can only drink a very tiny amount until she is sick .

            -----------What it says on the bottle ---------

            No added sugar orange squash with sweeteners

            Dilute one part of squash with nine parts of water . If serving to toddlers , add extra water . Contains approximately 30 servings . I find the bottle last around two weeks if we used five drinks a day .

            Ingredients

            Water , Comminuted Orange from Concentrate (10%) , Citric Acid , Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates) , Malic Acid , Natural Flavourings , Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite) , Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Sucralose) , Stabiliser (Carboxy Methyl Cellulose) , Colour (Caratenes)

            Storage :

            Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight . Shake well before use .Best served chilled .

            Allergy advice
            Contains Sulphur dioxide

            Typical values Per 100ml Per 250ml
            Energy 4kJ/1kcal 9kJ/2kcal
            Protein Trace Trace
            Carbohydrate 0.1g 0.2g
            of which sugars 0.1g 0.2g
            Fat Trace Trace
            of which saturates Trace Trace
            Fibre Trace Trace
            Sodium Trace Trace
            equivalent of salt Trace Trace


            -----------Overall -----------

            This is a cheap drink to buy where you can taste the flavours . Maybe not as strong as leading brands but for the 22 pence cost it is a refreshing taste for all the family to try .

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              15.02.2010 19:30
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              dont bother

              So.. basically, I am a poor student who is desperately trying to afford to do loads of fun things, pay this lady whos house I live in (who ever heard of a landlady!) and generally try to save for the future. This in mind when I headed on my trip to the shops, I decided that if I wanted squash, it would have to be cheap.

              Perusing the aisles of my local and fairly poor ASDA I was looking at over £1 for a litre of Robinsons, which really, is a joke. So as I am unhealthy and this is just for me and not for any children or people who mind about aspartame levels, I jumped at the chance of 20 something pence apple and blackcurrent no added sugar double concentrate squash. (No literaly, I jumped! got all excited and persuaded my friend to buy some!)
              Needless to say, I promptly added 2 to my basket. (lol a basket because this asda isn't in a good area and someone nicked our trolley while we were at the cashpoint)

              So you're thinking, what do you get?
              You get 750ml of double strength purple liquid in a stubby rectangular bottle with a screw top lid and a label with all the green and white smart price glorification. It clains to be 'new' and it suggests you dilute this 1:9 squash:water. I think this makes it far too weak so I usually use loads more.

              I have tasted loads of different higher quality and more expensive squashes in my time (before my loan ran out and when my mum bought it) and i can truley say, this one is a load of rubbish. It basically makes sweet flavoured water with a chemical taste and no hint of apple at all despite claiming to be half apple flavour.

              One good thing about the lameness of this squash is that it has forced me back to drinking normal water again.

              I have found that the best way to use this up is to have it in a mug of hot water as a hangover cure because it tastes a bit like lemsip and makes me feel better.

              Really though, I don't reccomend it! I'll be sticking to water from now on!

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                A cheap blackcurrant and apple squash which lacks any real taste

                After trying the Smartprice Orange Squash I decided to give another squash from the Smartprice range a try. This time I tried Smartprice Apple and Blackcurrant Squash and really wish that I hadn't!!


                ***Packaging***

                The Blackcurrant and Apple squash comes in a 750ml clear plastic bottle which is a rectangular shape, with a white plastic screw off lid. The green and white Asda Smartprice branding is on the label, and as you would expect from a Smartprice product the packaging is basic. The orange squash claims to be "Double Strength Squash" and also that it has no artificial colours of flavours.

                The directions for making up the squash are also on the packaging. One part squash to nine parts water.


                ***Price***

                A 750ml bottle costs 22p and is only available at Asda. Price wise this is very reasonable as a bottle of Robinson's squash costs around £1.29.


                ***Blackcurrant and Apple Squash***

                I made up the squash as directed and it was immediately apparent that the deep purple concentrate had turned a very light pink colour. This had a sweet hint of apple but scent wise had no real strong aroma. When I tasted the squash it was obvious that one part squash to nine parts water was too weak. The drink had no real flavour and only a sugary aftertaste was left in my mouth.

                I then made up the squash one part squash to four parts water which was a more suitable strength to actually taste the flavour of the squash. The squash made up stronger had a darker purple colour with a definite blackcurrant scent. Taste wise you could taste the flavours of the squash however this was not pleasant. The apple flavour was not really apparent instead there was a sharp blackcurrant taste with an artificially sweet after taste. This was not the worst blackcurrant squash I have ever tasted but it did taste overly sweet and it was clear this was a cheap squash.

                **Nutritional Information**

                Per 250ml:
                1 calorie
                0g sugar
                0g fat


                ***Overall***

                I was not at all impressed with this squash and will not be buying this again. The only positive of the product is that this is cheap. However taste wise this squash is less appealing. Made up as directed this is basically pink coloured sweet water. Made up stronger in order to taste the blackcurrant and apple flavours this has an artificially sweet taste with no real apple flavour only a sharp tangy blackcurrant flavour. Not undrinkable but is cheap for a reason.

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                01.11.2009 01:23
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                Pay more and get something decent!

                I get through a vast amount of squash so if ever I see cheaper options I will try them out and this was recently one of three juices I invested in from the 'Smart price' range that is stocked in Asda.

                The Packaging:

                750ml clear plastic square bottle that has ridges to it and a white and green label around it's middle and a white plastic screw on/lid to the top of it. On the front of the bottle I'm told in green, black and white writing that it is Asda 'Smart Price' No Added Sugar Apple And Blackcurrant Double Strength Squash, that is a new flavour, the size is stated and I'm told it only contains naturally derived sugars. On the back of the label I'm told directions for making the drink up, given nutritional information, ingredients, allergy and storage advice is all given and then contact details for Asda are listed and finally there is bar-code on there. Simple, economy looking bottle this is but as always from the Smart Price range it is informative enough and practical.


                The Drink:

                So according to the back of the bottle you mix up one part of this squash with nine parts water (less for toddlers), however I find it too weak and like other drinks from within this range I tend to use 4 parts juice to 4-5 parts water. So when mixed with water the dark burgundy squash goes a deep pinkish colour. It is a flat drink (no bubbles), smells of blackcurrant and apples in a pleasantly sweet way and looks ok really.Taste wise well it's ok but for me sort of misses the really powerful fruity taste I appreciate in my squashes and it is overpowered totally by sweeteners. There's no saying it isn't fruity but for me it isn't enough so and spoilt by sweeteners totally! It's an ok drink, not vile but it is what it is and that's an economy drink! It says that it only contains naturally derived sugars too and I'm not getting that at all lol.

                Allergy Advice:

                Contains: Sulphur Dioxide.

                Nutritional Information Per 250ml:

                Energy: 1 Kcal
                Protein: Trace
                Carbohydrate: Trace
                of which sugar: Trace
                Fat: Trace
                of which is saturates: Trace
                Fibre: Trace
                Sodium: Trace
                equivalent as salt: 0.1g

                Only available in Asda Stores priced 26p a bottle.

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