“ Soft Drinks / Blackcurrant & Apple, Citrus, Orange, Peach, Pink Grapefruit, Summer Fruits, Strawberry and Kiwi. „
Having lots of grandchildren visit my home regularly I need to stock up with drinks which they like to drink. Robinson's is a good choice of drinks which they enjoy drinking and this one is one of their favourite brands of drinks and the one we are drinking at the moment is the Orange..
The drink comes housed in a clear plastic bottle. you just dilute it with cold water and you don't need much of it for it to have a nice taste. Just a small amount gives a nice fruity taste and one which is just the right sweetness which my grandchildren like quite a lot being children who like sweet drinks. The taste isn't a nasty sweetness and the fruity taste isn't bitter or sour.
This drink has a nice orange taste and it is really fruity, it These fruit stand out really well indeed with this drink and I cannot really taste the barley flavour that much and can taste mostly the orange, the orange seems to take over the barley taste. If you don't like the taste of barley at all, this drink would be fine because not much of the barley is in this drink and would be fine to drink.
This drink has a smooth taste and the blend of the orange fruit tastes quite refreshing and a top quality taste. We often pop a few ice cubes inside the glass to help give it an extra chill, which does taste really nice and cold on a hot day in the garden.
It contains no added sugar, which is good and much healthier than some other drinks which contain tons of sugar. It does contain artificial sweeteners but it doesn't contain artificial colour or flavours. Just made with real fruits and added with barley to give a nice natural taste. The fruits do taste really natural too.
It cost around £1.69 for a litre bottle, or 2 bottles for £3 from Asda at the moment. This sized bottle does last for a long time in my house because of the small amount you actually need to make up the drink. Using too much makes the drink too strong and a taste which we all find is then far too fruity.
I sometimes make up a jug of the drink and then pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze it. Then when these cubes are added to the glass of drink, it just gives an extra added taste and of course the extra chill in the same way as a cube made up of just cold, plain water.
My grandchildren love this drink and it is packed with lots of flavour and an enjoyable drink.
I think Robinson's always produce really good quality drinks and good value for priced drinks which are well worth the price indeed.
This one is a really favourite in my household and is a really nice family drink and ideal for children and adults alike to enjoy. The smooth taste is a suitable winner for us as a family.
The bottle is recyclable.
I rate it 5 stars.
With Wimbledon on the horizon, the Robsinons offers will be starting to pop up everywhere. And sure enough, on Friday it was 2 bottles of fruit & barley (1lt) for £2.50 from the Co-op, and I chose one orange and one pink grapefruit. The bottles I bought are "Wimbledon Edition" (!) with the Championships' logo proudly displayed on the main label.
I have a notion that the "fruit and barley" is that bit more special - maybe because it's more expensive than the regular squash, but it does definitely taste and feel different, no doubt about it. Firstly, for my taste, I don't need as much of this as the fruit squash to make the same size drink. The liquid seems to be thicker, almost very slightly syrupy in texture.
When diluted, you can detect that it is a bit thicker, fuller, than other squashes, it definitely has more "body", if that term could be applied to a soft drink. The flavour, too has that distinctive barley background to it, giving it a more rounded flavour, taking some of the citrusy edge off the drink.
Robinson's fruit and barley contains no artificial colours or flavours, and has no added sugar. Each serving contains 6 calories and 0.5g sugar (naturally occuring). It is suitable for vegetarians. The 1lt bottle is concentrated and contains 20 servings although personally, I get more than that, as both my partner and I don't like it as strong as their suggested 1 part to 4 parts water.
I do like fizzy pop but to be healthier I try and drink more water and diluted fruit cordials instead. One of my favourite fruit cordials is the Robinsons range of fruit and barley cordials as they are great quality and come in a good variety of tasty flavours.
The Robinsons fruit and barley cordial was on special offer at Asda recently priced at just £1.00 for a 1 litre bottle. I thought this was excellent value especially as it states on the bottle that it contains 20 servings.
Robinsons have been established since 1823 and have been making there fruit barley cordials since 1994 when they were developed at Wimbledon. (www.robinsonsdrinks.com). The fruit and barley range comes in a variety of tasty flavours including:
- Pink Grapefruit
- Apple and Blackcurrant
- Summer Fruits
- Apple and Pear
- Strawberry and Kiwi
The cordial's are packaged in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the cordial inside and has a blue screw cap lid. The first time you open the bottle you will need to have a good grip to allow you to break the seal which is in place to ensure that the bottle cannot be tampered with. There are paper labels on the front and back of the bottle which contain all the necessary information you need to know about the cordial. It also states that the bottle is suitable for recycling.
The cordials contain no added sugar, artificial colours or flavours. To make the cordial you simply dilute 1 part cordial with 4 parts water. Personally I prefer to drink cordials fairly weak so tend to use around 3 parts cordial to 4 parts water but obviously this is just my own taste.
As the fruit and barley cordials have no added sugar it is light in calories with 100ml containing just 7 calories, although this might vary slightly between the flavours. This though does not to me impact on the flavour. I find all of the different flavour cordials very tasty. When diluted with cold water and ice cubes added it makes a lovely refreshing drink. I sometimes also dilute the cordial with soda water instead of still water to make a healthier version of a fizzy drink. The cordial also as it states contains barley which to me I don't really notice at all from the taste.
Overall I really enjoy drinking the different fruit and barley cordials from Robinsons it makes a lovely fruity, refreshing drink which is low in calories but still very tasty. My favourite flavour is certainly the Pink Grapefruit but I also enjoy the other flavours and am yet to find one that I do not like. I would certainly recommend these cordials as they are excellent quality and when on offer are a bargain as for me it makes more than its stated 20 drinks.
I hammer coffee during the day at work, and try to ease off at night so that I have some chance of getting to sleep. In its place, I smash through cordial like there's no tomorrow. Here's my latest "find", Robinsons Peach and Barley.
What is it?
Barley water, for those that ever wondered but were too shy to ask, is made using the strained juices of boiled pearl barley which is then added to fruit juice to make a cordial. Normally, cordials are thickened up using bucket loads of sugar, but this cordial has no added sugars, only sweeteners. Cordials with barley water are normally thicker in texture than ordinary ones, and this cordial has more Gloop than Augustus.
The peach flavour is fantastic, very sweet (without all that tooth rotting sugar) and gloriously thick and rich. It takes a lot of water to noticeably weaken it, which makes the bottle last quite a while as you don't need much cordial in a glass for a decent strong tasting drink. I sometimes add a splash of home made elderflower cordial to mine which gives the fruitiness of the peach a floral hint, it works quite well. Barley water is a good source of fibre, and this type of fibre is known to reduce cholesterol levels too.
I've seen it I Tescos for £1.59 a litre, but it has been known to be on offer in other places from time to time so it's worth shopping around for. I'd recommend it to those who like a posh cordial, but can't bring myself to award it the full five stars as I think it's a little on the pricey side. Four stars from me.
I picked up a bottle of the pink grapefruit flavour from the Robinson's Fruit and Barley range at the Co-op while on holiday this week. I wanted a bottle of cordial to have in at the cottage we are staying in and wasn't too bothered what brand or flavour - I usually drink bottled water but fancied a change while on holiday and the Robinson's Pink Grapefruit was on offer at £1.
The bottle contains 1 litre of the cordial which is equivalent to 20 servings, and a serving contains just 7 calories. The bottle is easily recognisable as Robinson's with their logo, the 'Fruit & Barley' tag and a blue band across the bottom of the label stating 'No Added Sugar'. The label also states that there are no artificial colours or flavours.
The juice itself is a dusky shade of pink which lightens slightly when diluted in water, but still retains its clear pink colour. The flavour is sweeter than I expected, having been used to fresh grapefruit juice from the chilled drinks section, but is no less refreshing. It definitely tastes of pink grapefruit, just sweeter and the fact that a glass contains less than 10 calories means I don't have to think about how much of it I drink.
The only downside I can see with this drink probably applies to all 'no added sugar' drinks, and that is a slight aftertaste of artificial sweetener. It wouldn't stop me buying from the Fruit & Barley range again, but I might try a different flavour next time.
The whole concept of the fruit and barley range from squash giants Robinsons is to combine the refreshing flavours that they do so well with the smoothness of barley to create something a bit smoother and moreish. I'd agree with this on the whole, but sometimes this smoothness is in the taste, but not in the feeling in the mouth.
I'm a fan of Robinsons and the quality you associate with the squash giants. The fruit and barely range do ooze quality, and when you buy one of the many flavours, you do feel confident this quality will be transferred. We find that some flavours work better than others, and in particular we like getting the Strawberry & Kiwi one, as it provides something different to regular squash flavours. They have a fairly wide range, with other flavours including peach, pink grapefruit, apple & pear, apple & blackcurrant (another of our favourites) and summer fruits.
I do like the occasional experiment with flavours, and the fact that there is no added sugar to these drinks does make me more inclined to get them as opposed to anything else. You only need to add a small amount of the concentrated squash as putting too much in can be quite sickly, as we found out with the strawberry and kiwi flavour - it nearly put us off it. We find that you don't need to put as much in as you would do with regular squash, and perhaps this is the sweetness and smoothness the barley brings to the drink that causes this. It does make it last a bit longer.
The drinks come in the standard bottle that Robinsons use, with just the band explaining it's fruit and barley being the difference. It would have been nice to get some significantly different packaging, as most shops tend to shelve them next to each other, and you can be perusing the fruit and barley range, pick one up and find you've got a regular squash instead.
There is a slightly fuller texture and feel to the drinks that you get with the fruit and barley, and this doesn't always work. Sometimes, particularly with the pink grapefruit flavour, the taste is okay but you almost get a furry feeling left in your mouth as the thicker barley leaves some behind. This is the main noticeable difference between the barley drinks and the regular squash, and because of this we don't have it all the time. In fact, we leave our options open at home and make sure we have a bottle of each, one of barley and one of regular squash, and this way if we want the smoothness then we can have the barley drink, or if we just want a clean and clear squash drink then that's there too.
Price wise, expect to find this around the same price as squash bottles. The contents are very similar, with as many natural ingredients used as possible, and just the barley being the main difference, and expect some places to have these on multibuy offers from time to time. You can generally get a 750ml bottle of concentrate for between the £1 and £1.50 mark depending on where you shop.
So, these drinks are good, but occasionally leave that sort of residue in your throat that regular squash doesn't. Because of this I recommend having a bottle of each - keep your options open.
Robinsons Fruit and Barley are lovely tasting drinks.
They come in lots of different flavours including orange, blackcurrant and apple and summer fruits. There are also no added sugar versions which is great because it means they have hardly any calories in so are great for drinking every day. I also think it is good for my son to have as it is not too sugary. My whole family enjoy drinking it so I definately think it is suitable for everyone.
I really like the summer fruits no added sugar best. It is very smooth and silky because of the barley taste and is very refreshing and really has a fruity flavour. The flavours are strong and sweet and you can really taste the fruit in them. The fruit and barley just tastes a little bit nicer than ordinary Robinsons squash. You mix a small amount of the squash with water so you can make it as strong or as weak as you like so there is a taste to suit everyone. It doesn't taste artificial or chemically. It is a lovely refreshing drink and is perfect when made with ice cold water as it really quenches my thirst.
They are good value for money as they are quite often on offer in the supermarket and I can normally get a bottle for £1.
I would definately recommend Robinsons Fruit and Barley as a great tasting squash for the whole family.
The fruit and barley range of robinsons squash seems to have a bit more of a smooth taste to it compared to the normal standard squash and it is so refreshing especially on a summers day. They have no artificial colours or flavour and you can buy a no added sugar option if you are being healthy. They sell a wide variety of flavours in the fruit and barley range such as peach, tropical, strawberry and kiwi and my favourite of all time summer fruits! One bottle can last for a good week depending on how much you drink, i find with the fruit and barley i don't need as much squash as the flavour is quite strong. They come in a 1 litre bottle as standard but i have seen larger bottles around before, and the bottles have a screw top so you can easily re-use the bottle after you have finished with it to do your part towards recycling! If you buy individual bottles then you are looking between £1 - £1.99 a bottle but asda often have offers on which we normally stock up as un opened they have about a year before they go out of date.
When it comes to soft drinks or squash, Robinsons are a seriously well respected brand. One variety they offer is their fruit and barley concentrated soft drink which comes in a few flavours including summer fruits, strawberry and kiwi, grapefruit, peach and tropical but the one that I have been drinking recently is the classic and traditional orange.
You can buy a one litre bottle of any of these flavours for £1.25 on the Tesco website but the last bottle I bought was ninety pence on promotion at Waitrose of all places. The plastic bottle is recyclable and is instantly recognisable as a Robinsons product. The label explains that this is made with real juice blended with barley for a deliciously smooth taste. It has no artificial colours or flavours, no added sugar and is suitable for vegetarians.
It is recommended that when you dilute this you use one part concentrate to four parts water and may be if you give this to a toddler you should make it weaker with extra water. A 250ml serving contains only six calories with a trace of fat and I imagine as it has no added sugar it is not too bad for your teeth. This is a very refreshing drink especially when made with cold water and is brilliant in the summer time. It is a great taste and the barley content makes it a bit more interesting and refreshing than your standard run of the mill orange squash. This is great for adults and children alike.
Jumping onto a new fitness program, I have decided I need to try to drink more water, to keep me hydrated and stop me snacking by keeping me feeling full. The only problem is water can get a bit monotonous. I have never really been a squash drinker but after seeing Robinsons fruit and barley on offer in Tesco (two for the price of one, and a very reasonable price indeed) I thought that I should give it a go. I picked the strawberry and kiwi flavour as well as the summer fruits.
I absolutely loved the strawberry and kiwi flavour. Although to me it doesn't taste strongly of strawberrys or kiwis it still is delicious. It is strong enough that I only need a little drop in the glass to make a whole pint of it, and in this way your money definitely stretches further and it is low calorie so great for weight loss! The summer fruits flavour on the other hand really did not appeal to me. I simply didn't like the flavour. I would not say this is a downfall for the product as I am sure it's just my particular taste. I am definitely drinking a lot more water now and will be trying the different flavours offered in the future.
I've always loved Robinsons from a young age, ever since I watched Wimbledon were they seem to constantly be drinking it. We always bought it in our household, and it always won over Ribena.
It has a nice taste, but it's not overly sweet, although it doesn't look as nice as Ribena when you dilute it.
I also seem to run out really quickly, because I make litre bottles of it because I do quite a bit of sport (ironically, I do a lot of squash). But this may well just be because I prefer it to be quite strong.
I've also found that it can sometimes leave a dry after taste, although it doesn't make your breath smell bad :)
This is a really good value product though, and much better than the cheap knock offs. It can last for a while, it just depends on how diluted you want it. I bought this on offer for 50p from Lidl.
I bought the vrsion with no added sugar, and I think the sweetners are the only artficial ingredient. It's 10% apple, strawberry, raspberry and cherry juice from concentrate. Although that doesn't sound good, I think a lot of it is water, so it's not stuffed with other unessecary ingredients.
The bottle also doesn't loose shape easily, so after I finish it I use it as a water bottle because the plastic is fairly thick.
In our house hold we are not one to change with the fashion (when it comes to food and drink anyway) if there is something I like and it tends to be liked by the household then we continue to purchase that product, and this is just one of those products.
Robinsons fruit and barley is available in a wide range of flavours and the good thing is that this range (as I have seen it) has no added sugar and no artificial colours or flavours, so its almost all natural.
It's a concentrated juice drink that requires the adding of water which it recommends as "Dilute 1 part concentrate with 4 parts water, it is important to add extra water when given to toddlers.
Your daily amount of water is suppose to be 8 glasses a day but to be honest how many people do you think actually keep to those figures. Well I can safely say not many, but with this Robinsons line the normal size bottles are 1 litre and due to the fact that when you buy any of these different flavours it is very concentrated and rather than pour a little bit into a glass and fill it up with water we take a previously used bottle that is now empty and pour only a 5th of the bottle into the empty one then fill the rest of it with water, give it a good shake before drinking. we find that with a 1 litre bottle following my advice you can get 5 litres out of one bottle, not bad huh.
The different flavours are:
Apple & Blackcurrant
Apple & Pear
Strawberry & Kiwi
Not a bad little collection.
PER 100 ml
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 2.1 g
Of which sugars 1.4 g
Of which saturates NIL
Sodium 0.1 g
Niacin 8 mg
Vitamin B6 0.88 mg
Vitamin B12 0.45 mg
Pantothenic Acid 2.65 mg
So as you can see it's not all that bad for you but I still wouldn't advise you to drink lots just because it can get sickly depending on what kind of strength you like it at.
The packaging is what you would expect it has a ROBINSONS logo in white with a green background at the top of the label, FRUIT & BARLEY in white with a green background in the middle and the name of the particular flavour you like at the bottom also in white with a green background but just to make it different the NO ADDED SUGAR is in white on a very light blue background, and along with those you have lots of pictures on the label of the fruit or fruits that you are drinking.
When you break the seal on the bottle for the first time and remove the lid the aroma hits you instantaneously and because our favourite is Summer Fruits we get a mixture all in one.
After our method of diluting the drink we like it not too week but not too strong either and it taste exactly as you would expect it and because there is nothing added you know its all pretty natural.
One of these bottles in tescos seem to change from week to week because I find that the most I ever pay is £1.50 and the least I have ever paid is £0.50 so you can never really say how much this product is from 1 week to the next but the last set I bought was £0.50 each so I got 6 of them and that was a week ago and I still have so much left....maybe I should open up a little stand outside my house and start selling it by the glass, anything is possible right.
Robinsons was established in 1823 and has been producing high quality soft drinks ever since. They have a wide variety of flavoured squash but by far my favourite is Robinsons Fruit and Barley Strawberry and Kiwi.
I drink a lot of squash at work, as the option of just water does not really fill me with much excitement. By far my favourite is Robinsons Fruit and Barley Strawberry and Kiwi.
Why I like it so much is that it reminds me of those Strawberry ice pops that you get from the shops in the summer for 10p, the ones that you see all the kids eating on the way back home from school.
This product contains no artificial colours or flavours, and also there is no added sugar, but it still has quite a sweet taste, and because I have a bit of a sweet tooth it goes down very well. The drink does contain artificial sweeteners, so although it says no added sugar, it is sweetened with artificial sweeteners. The juice is from concentrate, contains Vitamin B and is suitable for vegetarians.
Typical values per 100ml:
Energy: 15 calories
of which is sugar: 0.7g
of which is saturated: Nil
The bottle contains 1 litre of squash and Robinsons state that there are approximately 20 servings per bottle, and the colour of the squash is a dusty pink colour.
Overall, if you like sweet tasting strawberry drinks, you will be a fan of this flavour, but I am aware that there may be a lot of people that might not like this. It has a much stronger and sweeter taste that the normal orange or lemon style flavours that they do, and although it has not artificial favours in it, it does not taste as natural as some of the other Robinsons range, but saying all of that I do really like the taste.
On my lunch hour at work I popped over to Tesco to get some juice to keep in the office. I noticed that Robinsons Fruit and Barley cordial was on offer at £1.25 and was buy one get one free. Up on seeing this I knew that this was the brand I was going to be buying because I know that Robinson's juice is always high quality and tastes very good.
The flavour I decided to buy was a flavour that I have never had before, it is Strawberry and kiwi. Now I love strawberries, but I am not a huge fan of kiwis. As I had never tried this flavour I decided to go for it anyway. I was really surprised when I tasted it, it is absolutely gorgeous!
This juice is also good to give to young ones as it contains no added sugar, no artificial colours or flavours. Each typical 250ml serving also only contains 8 calories!
The bottle is a litre clear plastic bottle with a blue screw on top. It has a yellow label and has pictures of strawberries and kiwis as well as a mother a child picking some fruit. It is instantly recognisable as a Robinson's bottle just from the shape of it.
The drink itself is a dark pink colour and you will get around 20 servings from a one litre bottle. The taste is really fruity, and I can taste the strawberry a lot stronger than the kiwi in it. It also leaves a pleasant after taste. It tastes even better if you serve it with ice cold water.
I don't really like water on its own, so this is really nice to add to it and it is a change from my usual standard orange juice.
Water is an important part of our daily life. It is vital to ensure that our body work properly. But I'm not particularly one of those people who tried to follow the daily amount required which is 8 glasses a day. I don't quite enjoy water and not a fan of fruitjuices either, except cranberry juice which I usually drink after a meal. So when robinsons fruit & barley became part of my household, everything change!
It all started when my son have to take a water bottle at school everyday. I noticed that he's not drinking enough water like me and usually took it back home without even drinking. Instantly I knew that he's not loving the taste of water so I decided to give a flavoured water a try. It's quite expensive which cost 1.46 for 4 small bottle. I bought the H20 from robinsons and It's a hit. He had it for a while, before I finally realized to choose the cheaper option like squash. Robinsons fruit & barley was my first choice because I've tried the orange flavour on my friends house and the taste was just alright for me. A lot of the cheaper brands also tend to have lots of added colours and artifical flavourings so I chose Robinson instead. We have tried different flavour such as orange, lemon, summer fruit but the one we fell inlove with was the peach. From then on, that's the only flavour we consume everyday. The prices also varies on the flavour and peach is one of the expensive flavour available. Gladly they offered them few weeks ago for half price and I only paid 66p for each so I have enough stock at the moment.
AVAILABILITY & PRICE
Available in almost every supermarket and convenience store
Price £1.22 on tesco
of w/c sugars 1.0g
of w/c saturates nil
A concentrated low calorie peach soft drink with barley and sweeteners. It also contains naturally occuring sugars. It has a daily source of vitamins which is great and suitable for vegetarian.
Fruit & Barley Peach taste like a sweet fresh peaches. It seems to have a natural flavour. One more great thing about squashes is the way you can vary the dilution to flavour your own personal taste. I tend to go for quite strong dilution as I prefer a fruity taste, well it actually depends on your preferences.
For me, Robinson fruit & barley peach is suitable for the entire family. I highly recommend it to anyone. It has a refreshing taste that inspired me to drink and consume more than 8 glasses a day which is a good thing. On the otherhand I appreciate the way it encourage anyone especially kids to drink water and enjoy the taste at the same time. Definitely give us a boost to drink healthily. I love it more especially during summer, perfect to have it with ice! A better way to quench your thirst!