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I love apple and I love mango, so surely I would like these two fruits together? The answer is yes! I love J20 apple and mango. I have been drinking these for years as they are brilliant. I do not like any other flavoured J20. This drink is produced by Britvic, you may have tried there other drinks in the past.
The design of the bottle is very distinct, with the J20 brand label accross the middle. The Bottles are made out of a very hard and tough glass. The bottle top is the same as any other bottle, you need a bottle opener for these. I have however seen some screw tops such as when purchasing these on the plane (with plastic bottles of-course). You are told that you must shake the bottle before drinking to make sure that there is no residue left on the bottom. You are also told to keep the drink chilled before use as it tastes horrible when it is warm.
This really varies depending on offers. I normally buy a pack of 4 for around £4. Its expensive, but these are really only used as a treat when Im feeling kind to myself. Sometimes they are on buy one get one free, that is usually when I stock up on them. I hardly ever pay full price for them as that is far to expensive for me.
These have such a fruity taste! I love the after taste too, you can really taste both fruits. Its nice to be able to taste both as usually its just a big mess of flavour when it comes to similar brands. these are perfect when ice cold and are so refreshing, if you tip one into a frosted glass with ice, that is heaven for me. These are also not bad for you at all, there is only 79 calories in a bottle of this, which is good unlike other drinks and fizzy pop. There is an average amount of sugars and only a trace of salt. So you can enjoy these without feeling to guilty afterwards :)
Shop around the find a good price for these, they will be on offer a lot as they are really popular. Give other flavours a try, I dont like others but you may do. I would say put these in a plastic cup if your giving them to a child as I wouldn't trust a child with a glass bottle! haha. Thanks for reading my review, these get a 5 star review from me as they are one of my favourite drinks! Give them a try if you haven't already, there amazing!!
Britvic J20 Apple & Mango is one of the J20 range of soft drinks. I have tried all of the range, but I think that the Apple and Mango is my favourite of this range - and so it is the first one I will be reviewing.
The J20 Apple & Mango drink comes in a clear glass bottle with the J20 logo emblazoned on the side. Each bottle contains 275mls of the juice which I don't feel is really enough when you consider that small bottle of Coca Cola contains 500mls. You can get four bottles from Tesco for £3.46 which equates to 86.5p per bottle - which for a multi pack is a little on the high side. I have never seen this in larger bottles which would probably bring the price down - and I have to admit that I'm not often willing to spend almost 90p on a non-alcoholic drink which is finished in a few mouthfuls.
The juice looks like thick pure orange juice - despite it being mango and apple (I guess there isn't much difference colour wise between mango and orange). When the lid is removed, the aroma is pleasantly fruity and sweet - and I would say that it smells most strongly of mango. When I taste it, it taste very sweet and again, mostly of mango. If I didn't know that there was apple in this juice then I wouldn't be able to guess - but I think that maybe the apple serves to make the juice a little thinner. I like the fact that the juice is thick but not gloopy and also that there are no "bits" in the juice. The drink is still (no fizz) and I think the overall taste is really nice - but I wouldn't say that it is thirst quenching. After the drink, I do often feel like I'd like a glass of water to clean my palate because my mouth and teeth do feel a little coated.
Overall, while I do like the taste of J20 Apple & Mango, I do find that it is not something I'd have to quench my thirst - and it is also just too expensive.
Having reviewed some of the other J20 flavours, I thought I'd review this one as well.
This product comes in a clear glass bottle, and is usually an alternative to an alcoholic drink at special occasion or at a restaurant. The product comes in a 275ml serving, and is normally sold in a multipack of 4 bottles, costing £3 in Asda. That's 75p a bottle. It is currently on offer, you can buy 2 multipacks for £5, offering even better value at 63p a bottle. Clearly, this is cheaper than the sort of price you would pay in a pub or restaurant, where you easily end up paying about £2-3 or more per bottle. I have also noticed this flavour available in a similar sized plastic bottles as part of meal deals in Boots, although I have never purchased it in this format as I am not the biggest fan of this flavour.
The bottle requires a bottle opener to be opened, but removing the small metal cap is easily done; I've never had problems. The top and the glass bottle itself are also recyclable when finished with.
While apple and mango are two flavours I like separately, the way have been combined in this drink does no justice to either of these flavours. I like drinking apple juice, it is cool and refreshing, and I would normally associate mango with providing something exotic. However, their combination in this drink provides something overly acidic, making it not very easy to drink, and not great for sensitive teeth. It's very sharp tasting yet somehow, after drinking the whole bottle, seems overly sickly as well. The rosey sweetness of apples isn't there, nor the smooth texture I associate with mangos.
I wouldn't opt for this product again, nor would I recommend it, unless you're looking for something very sharp and sour tasting.
We've been buying Britvic J20s for our children when have eaten out or taken them for a pub Sunday lunch for a few years now - they don't like fizzy drinks yet and the squash in a pub is always a bit rubbish so these are a perfect choice for them. The J20s come in a range of flavours, there's an apple & raspberry, an orange & passionfruit, a melon & something (!) but the apple and mango version is a favourite.
I have started buying these to have in the house for special meals - when us adults are having wine with dinner I've given the kids one of these each. They are currently on offer for 2 packs of 4 bottles for £5.00 - which makes them just over 60 pence each. When we've eaten out we have paid considerably more. Since buying them to drink at home I have drunk the odd bottle of this and have found them to be very sweet - which is probably why my children like them so much.
My children also drink lots of fresh apple & mango juice sold in 1 litre cartons from the supermarket which tastes very similar but slightly fruitier - probably because J20s are in fact only 40% juice - the rest is water plus sugar and some other additives. Am not sure why Britvic think its necessary to add sugar - fresh apple and mango juice is plenty sweet enough.
The bottles contain 275ml which I think is a bit on the small side, my kids always ask for another drink after one of these which makes family meals out quite expensive so we often switch them to water after one of these. They contain 118 calories per bottle so a couple of these would be a good chunk of their daily calorie requirement as well. But as an occasional treat they are fine.
Realise I have reviewed this as a children's drink and am sure that Britvic are aiming this at an older market - they do look and sound like an alcopop after all - but they would be far too sweet for me to drink all night.
J2Os are fruity soft drinks that come in glass bottles and are often served chilled. They're seemingly quite versatile as they are just as popular with adults as they are with children, providing a slightly more upmarket alternative to alcohol than a can of coke or a carton of juice.
Very refreshing and thirst quenching it's an ideal drinking for sipping in a beer garden on a warm summer's day. The bottles also provide a rather more generous measure of this drink than you often get with bottles of juice.
However J2Os can be a little on the pricey side for individual bottles of the soft drink and the prices seem rather varied throughout pubs and restaurants, sometimes stretching up to over £2.
But J2Os are not exclusive to pubs, they are also sold in boxes of four on the supermarket shelves. These are sold at a much more reasonable price and whenever I buy them they seem to be two boxes for £5 in various supermarkets.
When I was a bit younger I was a little addicted to J20's. My family and I would often go for walks etc and end up having a nice pub lunch. Not being a fan of beer back then, I was always tempted by the j20. Now I'm not too big a fan, always opting for a beer instead as I find the drink too sweet for my liking, however my older sister who is not a huge fan of alcohol, will still have a j20 when at a pub.
The flavour of the drink is amazing, with apple and mango being my favourite, however there is a range of different flavours available. However the price is the drinks true downside. A small bottle of this stuff is almost the same price as a pint of beer. It's a bit of a rip off. You are able to buy in bulk from supermarkets, in boxes of about 4 which works out cheaper, but its still rather expensive for my liking.
One point I do not like about j20 is you have you shake them well before drinking, which is fine but I usually forget and end up with a load of pulp at the bottom which is not the nicest.
J20 is a lovely non alcoholic, non fizzy drink which is great foe people of all ages. I personally have gone off the taste, but I used to love it. The price is way too high, but obviously people think its worth it.
Whether you're out with friends in a nice restaurant for a meal, in a local bar or club, or simply sitting in the garden on a hot Summer's day then your first port of call for refreshment when finding yourself in need of a fruity and thirst quenching beverage should be your nearest bottle of J2O.
There's a substantial difference for me between pouring a glass of your generic lemon, orange or mixed fruits cordial and cracking open a bottle of J2O. Of course there is the subtle increased price (of course when you're paying for a brand name you can expect to pay more); however this is far outweighed by the superior quality of the exotic fresh juice combinations that are provided in a bottle of J2O.
Apple and Mango is probably the most popular flavour that Britvix has produced, probably because the two fruits go fantastically well together, and I couldn't agree more with the masses on this occasion.
J20 is a brand of non-alcoholic soft drink, typically fruit-flavoured but very sweet at the same time.
The drinks come in a bottle, mostly made of glass but sometimes in newsagents you can buy them in a plastic form which makes it easier and more environment-friendly to drink on the go. Easy to spot among shelves due to the large 'J20' logo smacked right across the front, and the brightly-coloured hues of the drinks themselves, which come in yellow, orange, red and purple.
I find this drink is popular with all ages, but in particular I think a lot of young people like it as it looks a lot more sophisticated than a coke when they can't buy alcohol because they are underage! I've been there, and I'm sure a lot of people have, where you're in a restaurant or have sneaked into a pub whilst under 18. When your request for a beer at the bar is met with "ID, please?" and you can't satisfy that, then the next step is a J20 as it looks exactly like an alcopop from the outside, but the benefit of no alcohol means anyone of any age can be served it.
Not just aimed at youths though, as I notice quite a lot of different aged people drink this as a soft drink, prefering it to Coke or Sprite due to the fact it is more healthy. Whilst still containing sugar and fat, it still has natural fruit juice in it (40% apple juice and 10% mango juice).
The price of this drink varies. I find that it generally does cost more than asking for a coke in the pub, probably because of the fact it comes with packaging. Normally costing between £1.50 and £2 in pubs, but in supermarkets where you can buy in bulk, it usually costs about £5 for a pack of four, so you get more for your money here.
Apple & Mango is my favorite flavour of all the J20s, as I find it has such a sweet taste. As suggested, it tastes like apple juice but with a hint of mango, changing the taste entirely. It's brilliantly refreshing when chilled, and is a perfect summer beverage, though don't let this put you off drinking it in winter as it is still tasty all year round!
Other flavours available are: Orange & Passion Fruit, Apple & Melon, Apple & Blueberry and Apple & Raspberry. Orange & PF and Apple & Mango seem to be the most popular, often sold in pubs and bars. The others are a little harder to come by, I don't know why though. I've only ever tried Orange & PF aside from Apple & Mango, and whilst it had a nice, sweet taste, I am not keen on Passion Fruit so it wasn't the drink for me.
These drinks are very refreshing and delicious, and satisfying enough to drink all night if you are the 'designated driver' on a night about town, or light enough to drink if you simply want it on the side of a meal.
If you haven't tried it before, I recommend it to you now :)
I've been drinking j20 for years, and my favourite is definately Apple and Mango. As an 18 year old, I go out quite a bit with my friends. I'm not keen on alcoholic beverages however, and feel a bit childish drinking cans of coke or lemonade! J20s make me feel a bit mroe grown up and part of the crowd!
I think I must save a fortune opting for a bottle of J20 rather than Smirnoff Ice or WKD. Typically, bottles of J20 will cost around £1.80 at your everyday club or bar, though some like Wetherspoons offer them for around £1.10. I also like that you can buy packs of 4 or 12 J20s for a reasonable price. A lot of supermarkets usually offer discounts on them as well. I recently bought a 12 pack of J20s for £5 at my local Tesco. I was very impressed with that purchase!
Until recently, J20s have only been avaiable in a 275ml bottle serving. However, a new 750ml has now been released (much to my delight!). They're a perfect party drink for people who prefer soft drinks to alcohilic ones. In the pub I work in, one drinker of Worthy (he only ever drinks it) has recently switched to drinking large quanities of J20 instead, because it tastes so nice.
The taste is gorgeous. I don;t think I've ever drunk something with the type of flavour that is offered from J20s. They're very refreshing (definately best served chilled!). If I had the choice, I don't think I'd drink anything else.
From what I can tell there are also no aritifical colouring in J20s, and there is a sustantial amount of fruit juice in each bottle. Each 275ml serving contains 118 calories, which may sound quite a bit, but this is actually only 6% of your daily intake. It also doesn't have any of the negative consequences that alcoholic beverages may have!
I'd definately recommend it to others! It's always going to remain a firm favourite of mine.
Finally the summer seems to have arrived! The arrival of the rather lovely warm glowy thing in the sky has brought with it my annual dilemma - remain lazy and 'podgey' *thanks honey love you too* or make a few changes to my diet and hope to lose a little of my hibernation weight.
Last year I threw myself in to a new exersize routine, a horrid experience which saw me huffing and crying my way around the local reservior most evenings (cry due to itchy eyes caused by hayfever I might add), so this year that plan is firmly out. The next one then, healthy eating attempts....sadly I love to go to the pub and more often than not my evening in the pub will after a few 'good' drinks vodka and diet mixers degenerate in to oh sod it ill have a bottle of that yummy pink wine, followed later on by umm am hungry ohh that kebab/pizza/chippy looks good.
So it was decided, step one reduce alcohol intake. Actually easier than it might at first seem, my OH doesnt drink much so I rarely drink when hes around, so just the other 6 nights a week when my mates want to go out for a quiet beer. Pubs these days are learning to stock more health concious choices - or at least pander to the ''diet'' everything brigade and a result of this a few years back was the introduction of the J20 range of fruit juices, served in a glass bottle and looking for all the world like a fruity alcopop which forgot to get the alcohol added!
So when arriving in the pub yesterday afternoon after a rather unpleasant afternoon sat on the side of a very humid swimming pool I was in dire need of a refreshing drink. At the bar it was on the tip of my tongue to request a nice yummy voddie and lemonade but the pub we were attending serves an overly sweet rather sickly lemonade brand and in the heat it would simply have left me more uncomfortable. So a quick scan of the bar fridges found what I was hoping for J2O, annoyingly for me on my preferred Orangey type but the Apple and Mango one. I am rather partial to mangoes so decided to give it a try.
The bottle is a standard size/shaped clear glass affair as you will find enclosing virtually all alcopops and beers, the colour of the 275ml of drink contained therein is a slightly less vivid orange colour reflecting the orangey hues of the mango but toned down by the green shades of the apple juice - in fact to me it looks almost like proper orange juice should (rather than the somewhat alarming shade most seem to be thanks to sweetners and colouring but i digress).
After purchasing the bottle I wandered back out to the picnic bench we had decided to inhabit recieving more than a few odd looks on the way (scuba simply isnt known as a not drinking kinda girl in that pub as it is a few minutes walk/15min stagger from home). The bottle as hoped was cool and pleasant in my hand the glass starting to 'sweat' slightly as condensation formed. Settling at the table I took my first swig curious as to the flavour of this offering.
Sweet but not too sweet was my first impression, a definite taste of mango with the apple as a subtle undertone. All in all rather yummy with a fresh aftertaste - the only thing missing was the hint of alcohol my tastebuds are accustomed to.
Frankly I was that warm that this first bottle didnt last much more than a couple of minutes before I was headed back to the bar for a second. Savouring this one alittle more I was pleased that even when given chance to warm up the drink remained refreshing and didnt suddenly convert to being horridly sickly at a certain temperature. Several bottles later it was time to leave and usually for me there was no craving for pink wine, kebab, pizza or chips and I was able to take the car home instead of leaving her abandoned in the pub carpark like a naughty puppy (my car is cute ok - or I'm simple take your pick).
So will these fit my somewhat more health concious attempts? Prehaps, the lack of alcohol meant no desire for greasy fatty food, equally not drinking a full bottle of wine to ones self must be far better than drinking said bottle of wine and I woke up early enough the next morning to go for a short run (ok i ran half mile from house to the start of the footpath and walked the other 2.5 miles). In itself each bottle of Apple and mango drink contains 118 calories or 6% of your daily recommended calorie limit - prehaps not so great after all then. Nonetheless I suspect these will be my tipple of choice for at least the next 3 weeks before my holidays, on their own they wont get me that perfect bikini body but who on earth wants to slim themselves in to looking like a boy with hips and then need to pad their bra to fill it?
At the pub one of these will set you back around £1.50, which is a pretty reasonable price to pay, bars and nightclubs obviously charge a horrendous premium as they do on all drinks, but while wandering around the supermarket I was pleased to spot these on offer at 2 packs of 4 for £5 which struck me as a very good deal so I loaded my trolley with several packs of each flavour.
Britvic's new soft drink Apple and Mango, is a wonderful drink and not too expensive, as most soft drinks are.
Britvic's new soft drink J2O comes in 4 new flavours: -
Apple & Melon; Apple & Mango; Orange & Cranberries; Orange & Passionfruit
Each bottle costs about £1.09 (Wetherspoon outlets) to £1.80 (clubs) and contains 275 ml and all are alcohol free. However, there the similarities seem to end, as each juice drink has different quantities of juices and all have very individual tastes.
The Apple & Mango drink has more apple juice than mango juice, yet the Mango teases and tickles the taste buds and can clearly be detected.
The Apple & Mango drink is rather tangy but with a bit of an aftertaste, so those with a sweet tooth may prefer the Orange varieties as these seem sweeter. I prefer the Apple and Melon drink to the Apple and Mango as it is that bit tarter in taste and I have fun guessing the type of Melon and Apples used.
The ingredients used are Fruit juices (Apple Juice, Mango juice), Water, Sugar, Flavourings, Citric Acid, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid). Unfortunately the flavourings is not broken down and it is not clear if there are any e numbers to avoid
The bottles look good and the drinks are interesting colours. The apple and mango drink is a good drink to have with a meal and particularly good if you are driving as it is alcohol free.
As I am teetotal due to medication, I was initially wary of this drink because it looked so much like Hooch that I thought it would contain alcohol. Overall, for designated drivers, this is a good soft drink choice: -
1. It looks and sounds like an alcoholic drink (such as Reef, Bacardi Breezer, Hooch), but IS alcohol free.
2. 4 flavours to choose from
3. Similar price to lemonade and cola but much more fun to drink
4. No difficulty getting up the next morning for work!
Now my only trouble is
 which flavour to have ....
Apple & Melon,
Orange and Cranberries,
Apple & Mango, or
perhaps Orange & Passionfruit
Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd., Chelmsford, produce the drinks which are best served chilled. I prefer them straight out of the bottle but that is my personal choice and it tastes OK from a glass too. If you do have a glass, I would definitely recommend using ice as this helps add to the flavour of the drink and keeps it chilled for longer.
I just wish that Britvic would bring out more choices of J20, perhaps Apple and Cranberry, Apple and Passionfruit or Orange and Mango
In the County Hotel, Queens Head Public House and Local Heroes Public house at Chesterfield, a J20 (any flavour) costs £1.50 - so I tend to only buy them in the Wetherspoons outlets as this saves me 45p!!
Discovered that you can buy 4 bottles of this drink for £2.98 at Tesco's.
I had this drink at the Rutland Arms last night (13 Feb 2004) with a bendy straw (I can see no benefit in using a straw with this drink, though).
The bottle stated NEW TASTE, but reading the ingredients I could not see any changes to the overall make up of the drink but reading my review above, I see that they have added a Stabiliser (Pectin). Unfortunately I would not say this has improved the taste - it tastes as good as it did before - and no better.
Wetherspoons now do non-alcoholic cocktails using this product, £2.95 for a jug and £1.49 for a glass:
Tropical Tease: Apple and Mango topped up with pineapple juice.
Other cocktails include Summer Sunset, Apple Crisp and Summer Berry Cola.
The Apple and Mango flavour of the J20 range of drinks is quite nice. It is one fo the first flavours that Britvic released, and is very popular. The colour of the drink is quite appealing, a bright yellow very rich in colour, so kids will be instantly attracted to it on the shelf in the shop or in the fridge in the pub, or wherever it's being sold.
In terms of flavour, you get a strong smell of mango, and the taste is the same too. There is hardly a hint of apple, which is surprising seeing how the Apple and Melon flavour tastes of apple and not much else. I like the Apple and Mango flavour, but like most J20s, the flavour is quite rich and is best served on ice in a pint glass mixed with soda water.
The J20 range is a more expensive type of soft drink, so it is best to wait for a promotion to get them, unless the cost doesn't bother you that much. For a 275 ml bottle, expect to pay roughly 85p, or find a local Somerfield, who are currently doing a buy one get one free deal.
J20 is a popular range of soft drinks sold widely around the UK. I love fruity drinks so decided to try this flavour as it sounds refreshing and I like Copella apple and mango juice.
There is a strong scent and flavour of mango, although I must admit that I cannot smell or taste the apple so much. It does taste very nice but it is a bit too sweet and slightly artificial. It also does not quench your thirst in the long run.
It is refreshing at first but then the sweetness/sugar content hits you and you need water. I have had this drink both on its own and mixed with lemonade or vodka and nothing makes a difference to this effect.
It tastes nice though and it's a drink I have in the pub or in a bar when I am laying off the alcohol. I would and do still buy it but I do prefer the Copella one as it's all natural so tastes better and is healthier and more refreshing.
Last year, I was stood in a bar and fancied something different to the usual non-alcoholic drinks such as coke, lemonade etc. Peering across the bar into the drinks fridge I could see a variety of J20 bottles. I went for the Apple & Mango J20.
I find that it tastes like a cross between a squash and a juice, which I think it good as juice can get a bit sickly if you're drinking it all evening. Personally I think it tastes a bit more of mango than it does of apple, but it tastes great anyway (I love mango)!
Pubs & restaurants often serve it either in it's chilled glass bottle with a straw or in a J20 branded glass with ice. The drink was originally made for the pub, bar and restaurant trade, but you can now find the bottles in packs of 4 in supermarkets. The 4 packs in my local supermarket usually cost around the £3.65 mark, but there is often special offers on them making them cheaper. I have also seen them in a local shop being sold singularly.
Ingredients include: Fruit juices from concentrate (apple 40%, mango 10%), water, sugar, citric acid, acidity regulator (sodium citrate), flavourings, stabiliser (pectin), preservative (potassium sorbate) and antioxidant (ascorbic acid).
The bottles much be shaken well before being opened, otherwise you will get a little sedement in your drink. It's best served chilled.
Other flavours include Orange & Passion Fruit, Apple & Melon, Orange & Cranberry and Apple & Raspberry, as well as a limited edition Orange & Pomegranate.
I'd definitely recommend Britvic Apple & Mango J20 whether grabbing a pack of 4 from the supermarket or if you're after a non-alcoholic drink from a pub, bar or restaurant.
A great tasting juice drink made of exotic fruit combinations that is the perfect soft drink when socialising with friends and family.