To try to save some pennies, and stop me drinking so much fizzy cherryade, which is clearly bad for me I decided to buy some squash. I had also recently purchased a water filter jug to try to drink more water, and I thought some squash would encourage me. I chose this when I was in Asda as at only 42 pence I thought it was worth a try. Mine is double strength concentrated squash. The instructions on the side of the bottle tell me to shake well before use and to dilute squash with nine parts water. Now I have no real idea how you judge that, but when I make my drink up I usually put about a centermeters worth into my glass and then add water from my trusty water jug. I find this to be about the right flavour for me, but then I do not like my squash too weak or strong I prefer it refreshing. My squash has a pleasant sweet orange taste, which is not too weak but I can still tell that there is water in it. If you are the kind of person who prefers a stronger taste then I am sure this can be achieved by adding more squash. My drink has a slight tangy, rather then orangey smell and an orange cloudy appearance. In fact it looks like squash. So would I recommend this? Yes I think it is a great product, it is cheap enough that you can add as much as you want to suit your taste, and has a nice orangey taste.
This is a review of the Asda Smart Price Orange Flavour Squash.
I'm sharing this review as I think more people should be aware of this little gem. I don't drink much fizzy pop preferring squash as I find it quenches my thirst better and for longer. I spotted this squash about a year ago in Asda and decided to give it a whirl, for just 42p for a 750ml bottle you cant go wrong.
I have to say, this is one of my favourites now and is always added to my trolley when shopping in Asda. The labelling on the bottle is very basic as is all the Smart Price range but I'm not a brand snob so this doesn't bother me at all.
The taste of this squash is spot on, no too sweet and not at all artificial tasting, I think they've got it just right. This would also be great for kids as there are no added nasties, just sweeteners. I think it's a brilliant way for kids and adults alike to stay hydrated and it tastes lovely. Asda have got a very good product here in the Smart Price range.
Overall I'd recommend this squash 100% due to its taste and value for money, their lemon version is also very nice too and not at all bitter. The packaging can also be recycled.
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I bought the Lemon flavour from the Smart Price range and liked the taste of it, so on my next shopping trip to Asda I decided to give the orange drink a go. Because it is such a cheap drink to buy I thought if I didn't like it I wouldn't have wasted much money.
The drink comes in a transparent plastic bottle, the bottle is quite a chunky bottle, so I can get a good grip of the bottle while pouring it and can comfortable hold it in my hand. The liquid is a very pale orange colour, the colour looks appetising inside the bottle in appearance for a cheaper brand and doesn't look disgusting or unappetising.
I always shake a bottle of squash first before removing the top, once the top is removed, it has a nice orange smell to it and one which smells quite nice and refreshing. The strength of the smell isn't quite as strong as a branded one but I didn't expect it to have a stronger smell because of the price. But I am happy with the smell and it is a pleasant enough one. I always test products first before ever offering them to my little grandchildren, because if I think the taste may not be suitable and it tastes disgusting I don't usually allow them to taste it because if I don't think it is a good enough product I don't think it would be fair to test it out for my grandchildren, but this drink passed my test.
Again like the Lemon drink I also fine I need add a little more of the liquid into a glass to give a strong enough flavour compared to the amount I need to use from a branded orange drink. It does have a nice orange flavour which is a nice refreshing drink diluted with cold water from my fridge. The taste isn't a bitter or sour taste and I find it to have quite a lot of orange flavour to it considering it is an extremely cheap to buy squash. This drink is packed with enough orange flavour for my taste buds and those of my little grandchildren. They quite like the taste of this drink and they are the kind of children who would certainly turn their noses up if they didn't like the taste of it but they have enjoyed drinking this one, so much so they have often asked for a second cup of it, so that indicates to me they like it because my grandchildren would certainly not ask for a second drink if they didn't like the taste that's for sure because they know what the like and dislike when it comes to eating o drinking a product.
It is extremely cheap to buy and for a 750ml bottle it only costs 42p, I think it is extremely good value for this price and of a good quality. I think it is so affordable for any budget in my opinion and a super one to buy if you have lots of children or grandchildren.
It contains no added sugar, no added flavours or colours. Contains added sweeteners. I find this orange squash does have a nice sweet enough taste but it doesn't have a sickly sweetness to it and just a nice amount of sweet flavour to it. I find it doesn't taste at all bland like I imagined, I thought it may taste less of an orange flavour than it actually had and was pleasantly surprised how nice a taste it has being so cheap to buy.
If you are looking for a stronger taste of orange this one may not be so suitable but if you are not too bothered with the strength of the orange being slightly less of an orange flavour this one would be more than suitable to buy.
I really like this orange squash, I think it is a good product from the Smart Price range and it is one I will most certainly buy again in the future. You simply cannot go wrong with the taste of this orange squash and I am very happy to recommend it to others who are maybe wanting to drop a brand and save a little more money, I don't think you would be disappointed with the taste of it for 42p in my opinion.
I give this orange squash 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
We drink quite a lot squash in our house and usually opt for Tesco Everyday Value, however just before Christmas I popped into a small Asda store to pick up a couple of things and needing squash decided to try their Smart price Squash, at just 42p for a 750ml bottle the price is certainly good.
The squash is sold in a regular square clear plastic bottle with a simple screw top lid. There is a white label wrapped around the middle of the bottle which shows the Asda Smart Price logo at the top, below this the label informs that customer that is Orange Double Strength Squash and contains no added sugar, colour or flavours. There is a small amount of nutritional values on the label which state that 250ml serving will contain just 3 calories, ideal if you are dieting or on a sugar free diet.
There are more detailed nutritional values on the side of the label along with a list of ingredients and instructions which state that the drink should be made up as one part squash to 9 parts water, however this of course is a guide how you make the drink up is really personal taste, I personally like my drinks weak. With the Smart price Squash being double strength you don't need much at all in the glass and it would be easy to pour too much in and waste it.
The actual squash looks just the same as any other orange squash but when I removed the lid and took a quick sniff it actually smelt weak and acidic certainly not fruity.
Once made up the squash tastes just like it smells, weak and acidic, there's no real orange fruit flavour it tastes very artificial, it also leaves a real nasty aftertaste in my mouth too. I like squash either hot or cold and I have to say this tasted marginally better hot but even then it wasn't good.
All in all this is a very disappointing basic product, when compare to Tesco Everyday Value Squash which is exactly the same price this is really poor quality, I certainly don't recommend it and I wont be buying it again.
I drink a lot of 'squash' type drinks at home as I am hopeless at drinking water - I just don't like the stuff. I find that I can often feel dehydrated as I have not had the correct fluid intake, and by purchasing diluting juice drinks I feel that I am 'topping up' my daily fluid intake with a fairly tasty, refreshing drink.
I usually opt for the supermarket own branded diluting juice drinks as these tend to be quite a bit cheaper than more premium big brands and seem to do the job just as well in my opinion. Whilst shopping in a local branch of Asda, I noticed that there were a couple of bottles of diluting juice available from the Asda Smartprice range, which is the Asda 'budget' or 'basic' range available in-store.
I had already tried the lemon-flavoured squash from the Smartprice range, and was suitably impressed, so decided to try out the orange-flavoured option on this occasion. I was very impressed to notice the rather low price tag for the 750ml bottle of squash, which was only 29 pence. I think that it is worth comparing the price of the Asda own-branded Orange Squash which is a product I buy from time to time, and is contained in an identical-sized bottle to the Smartprice version, and costs 99 pence per bottle, so there is a reasonable little saving to be made by purchasing the Smartprice alternative.
The packaging for the product is of course very basic, as is the case with most of the items in the Asda Smartprice range, or indeed any Supermarket 'budget' range that I have encountered before. The packaging consists of a sort of square-shaped bottle that is made of clear plastic, and so I can see the orange-coloured squash quite clearly through the bottle. I am pleased that the plastic bottle can be recycled, as I like to think of myself as being environmentally aware. There is a plastic white screw-off cap on top of the bottle which offers an adequate seal on the bottle and keeps the squash inside fresh. The label on the bottle is very basic and plain-looking but it gives sufficient information and detail about the product and in my opinion, there is nothing particularly off-putting about the packaging overall, in my opinion.
The Asda Smartprice Orange Squash not only appealed to me because of the fantastic value price it offered, but there were other criteria that it satisfied too; for example, I prefer my squash or diluting juice drinks to have "No Added Sugar" as I drink fizzy drinks and fruit juices quite often and feel that I have quite enough sugar in my diet. Furthermore, I could see from the label on the bottle that the Smartprice squash was "Double Strength" so I knew the bottle would last a reasonable amount of time. Most of the other diluting juice or squash type drinks that I buy regularly are 'double concentrate' which means that I require to pour less of the juice into my glass in order to achieve a strong enough flavoured drink, so I was pleased that the Smartprice squash had a similar strength to what I was used to.
In terms of the taste and flavour of the Asda Smartprice Orange Squash, I have to admit that I am quite impressed with these aspects of the drink too. Firstly, I think the squash has just the correct level of sweetness in its flavour to avoid the drink from being overly acidic or too 'sharp', whilst not being overly sweet so that the flavour feels sickly when drinking it.
The orange flavour is not the most full-bodied or robust that I have ever come across in squash type drinks such as this one I must admit, but this is something that I had expected, given the extremely low cost of the product. This is not necessarily a negative point for me personally as I don't usually prefer my diluting juice or squash drinks to be particularly strong, using only a small quantity of squash within a large glass of water. If you do prefer a stronger-tasting orange squash drink however, you might find that you are a bit disappointed with the Smartprice Orange Squash as I do find the flavour is more subdued than rival products I have bought before.
I thought that the Smartprice Orange Squash was really quite refreshing and pleasantly-flavoured, and I thought it coped well at quenching my thirst. It occurred to me too that the drink would be good for making frozen ice pops in the summer months due to its refreshing flavour. I have also given the drink to my young niece and she happily drank the whole cupful without any complaint, so I think the orange flavour is one that would appeal to young consumers too!
I would recommend the Asda Smartprice Orange flavoured double strength squash and find it to be a brilliant bargain squash drink that all of the family can enjoy. I have nothing negative to report about the drink and can only award it full marks in the product rating score as a result!
It is worth noting that there are three different flavours of fruit squash available in the Asda Smartprice range, namely the Orange flavoured Squash that I am reviewing here, as well as a Lemon flavoured Squash and an Apple & Blackcurrant flavoured Squash. All the flavours are available in a 750ml sized bottle, costing only 29 pence (as @ December 2011). You can buy Asda groceries either in-store or online at www.asda.com.
I think I have gone through most brands of no added sugar double strength squash to find one that is both cheap and tastes good. I am currently drinking Asda's Smartprice NAS Double Strength Orange Squash which can be bought for less than 50p for a 750ml bottle.
The squash comes in a small 750ml bottle that is 21cm x 7cm x 7cm. The main bottle is clear with a white screw on lid and a plastic label wrapped around the middle. The label is in the same colours as the rest of the Smartprice range of products, white and green. The front and rear has just the name of the product and the sides have the barcode and product information.
Being double strength, you are meant to only use half the amount of squash per serving. They recommend that you use 1 part squash to 9 parts water, but in my experience and personal preference, I use about 1 : ~15 to get a taste that I like.
At first I was a little unsure of how this would taste as I have had many other value range squashes and most of them have been sub-standard. The concentrate has a strong and noticeable smell of oranges and has a nice natural looking orange colour to it. I have found that some orange squashes have dyed the bottles, but this has not happened with this one. When diluted, the orange colour weakens quite a bit, but this may just be due to the high dilution I have.
The squash has a nice taste that actually does taste of oranges and nothing else. It isn't too sweet at all which is nice and it is easily drinkable. I have nearly finished the whole bottle now and it has lasted me for quite a while (8 weeks) which is good as others I have not lasted as long.
As it is from Asda's value range, I didn't expect too much from it with respect to the ingredients and the nutrients. In total it contains 12 ingredients which include colourings and flavourings. This isn't too bad however I would prefer if it didn't contain as much of the rubbish as it does. Per 100ml served as they recommend it contains 1 calorie, 0.1g of sugar, and trace fat and salt. Nutritionally this is very good but when it is being diluted by a factor of 10, this is not very surprising.
Overall I would recommend this squash and I will probably buy it again when I next go to Asda as it is a very nice squash for the price paid. I am going to give it 4/5 as it is very nice and good value but I would prefer that they got rid of some of the preservatives, stabilisers and sweeteners from the ingredients.
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I am a great fan of value ranges and this Smart Price one from Asda is absolutely fine for what it is. As a Smart Price product you would expect it to have no frills and be of a quality that perhaps didn't match its branded counterparts.
That may be so with this squash - quite frankly it isn't as nice as Robinsons which is my favourite brand of squash. That said it is very cheap and for an everyday drinking experience it certainly matches my expectation, even if it isn't the best squash taste around.
It comes in a stubby little plastic bottle with predominantly green smart price writing on a plain white paper label. Nothing fancy and of course par for the course for the range. On the reverse of the label we are given ingredients, instructions for use (dilute 1 in 9 with water), allergy advice, storage, nutrition and disposal details.
Whilst at Asda, I bought a 750ml bottle of their No Added Sugar Orange Double Strength Squash for an incredible 22p - easily the cheapest I have encountered. If you make yourself a 500ml drink of squash, you will be consuming only 4 calories and will have had just a trace of fat and 0.4g sugar, so it won't do you much harm.
Like a lot of cheap squashes, the flavour isn't quite there and although there are no added sugars, the sweeteners tend to taint the taste somewhat and it doesn't quite smell as orangey as you'd like it to either.
That said, although I don't like it as much as the Lemon equivalent, I think it deserves 4 stars, any shortcoming on taste being compensated by the excellent price and commendable value.
In my mission to save some pennies I decided to try to give up my branded Robinson's orange squash for a cheaper alternative in fact the cheapest alternative that I could find ASDA SMARTPRICE ORANGE SQUASH.
The orange squash comes in a 750ml clear plastic bottle qhich 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.
A 750ml bottle costs 22p and is only available at Asda. Price wise this is very reasonable as a bottle of Robinson's orange squash costs around £1.29.
***Asda Orange Squash***
I made up the product as directed (one part squash and nine parts water) and was extremely disappointed. The Orange Squash in my opinion was basically slightly sweet orange coloured water that had no flavour. I do prefer squash to be stronger so I made the product up one part squash to four parts water and found the flavour to be a suitable strength. Those who pprefer squash to be less strong should make up slightly weaker but not as weak as the directions suggest.
The squash from concentrate has no real orange scent when you open the bottle it just has a non distinctive sweet scent. On appearance the squash looks like any other orange squash, a bright yellow orange colour. Once made up (to my taste) the flavour of the squash was strong but not over powering. The squash has a definite orange taste but this is no so natural as the likes of Robinson's orange squash. The smartprice squash is also slightly too sweet in my opinion, which is fine when you take the initial sip of the drink but leaves my mouth quite dry after swallowing as the taste is so sweet.
I did try using the Asda Smartprice product to make hot Orange squash for my four year old cousin and I have to say it actually tasted pretty good. I'm not a fan of hot squash however I had to test the temperature before giving it to a four year old and the orange flavour tasted a lot better. The dry orange sensation didn't happen when you swallowed the squash hot and had less of an unnaturally sweet orange taste.
Per 250ml serving
This is a basic product and as you would expect for 22p a bottle a very basic tasting orange squash. If you follow the directions the orange squash is far too weak in my opinion and tasteless. I would say you need to use one part squash to four parts water. There is a definite sweet orange taste but almost too sweet, which leaves a dry sensation in your mouth, especially when you drink this squash cold. I'm not a fan of hot orange squash but the Asda Smartprice Orange Squash actually tastes better made up with boiling hot water , as this gets rid of the overly sweet dry orange flavour. So if you like it hot.... This may be the product for you.
Whilst out on a recent shopping trip to Asda I saw these really cheap 'Smart Price' squashes in Asda. I bought one in every flavour available because I get through a lot of squash in a day cos I like to drinking it when working out etc but it costs a fortune! So this seemed a good option to try cos in the long run it could cost save me a fortune!
750ml squarish bottle with ridge indentations to it and a screw on/off white plastic cap to the top of it. Around the middle of the bottle there is a white and green label around it on the front I'm told it is Asda Smart Price No Added Sugar 'Orange' Double Strength Squash and that it contains no artificial colours or flavours and that it contains only naturally occurring sugars and as I've told you already, the size is stated. Other information on the bottle gives me a list of ingredients and allergy advice, directions on how to make the drink up (one part squash to nine parts water and less for toddlers), storage information is given and so are contact details for Asda. It's a cheap but informative bottle and practical enough.
The Drink Itself:
Well the first time I made this drink up I made it up with the directions given and it was reall! horrible. Like slightly flavoured orange juice (and I mean slightly tasting of oaranges here) and the water looked cloudy more than a rich orange colour and it tasted just sweet and I almost tipped it down the drain. Like most of the squashes in this range though the directions for making the drink up (in my opinion) are wrong. They call it double strength? I'm not one bit convinced and I find to make a more flavoursome drink up I need more like 4 parts water to four parts squash.
This is best served chilled and with ice (again in my opinion) and as I said with more squash than recommended. When I do that I end up with an orange coloured still drink and it's acceptable though not the best orange flavoured squash I have ever tasted! It is slightly orangy but the problem with this is how sweet it is and not as I thought it would be, naturally. It tastes far too sweet and faked with sweeteners and therefore I don't think it quenches thirst at all due to it leaving a rather odd after-taste after drinking it.
Economy drink this is and really nothing at all special and although I consider it to be economy it isn't so economy as I first thought it would be due to needing to use so much of it per drink! I don't recommend this but course if you want to try it feel free, after-all it's only 22p a bottle!
Contains Sulphur Dioxide.
Nutritional Information Per 250ml:
Energy: 2 Kcal
of which sugars: 0.2g
of which saturates: Trace
equivalent as salt: Trace
Only available in Asda Stores.