Product Type: Robinsons Soft Drink
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Member Name: mwah_xx
Britvic Robinsons Special R Squash No Added Sugar Lemon
Advantages: Refreshing, fruity, hydrating, good value for money
Disadvantages: Not to everyones taste
Now I am trying to drink more water in the day, but when I get home I am thoroughly bored by water, yes I know it hydrates me, yes I know I need it, but does it have to be so blah?! So when I get home in order to get hydrated I tend to drink a lot more squash! Then it tastes good and still gives me the water I need!
**The look, where to find them hiding and the price**
You can buy this squash in 1 litre or 2 litre bottles, though to be honest I haven't seen the 2 litre bottle around for a while, so I tend to stock up on the 1 litre bottles when they are on offer!
I tend to buy this when it is on offer in the supermarkets, and it is available in most major supermarkets as well as smaller independent shops. Obviously it tends to work out cheaper in the supermarkets as they often have offers on. Currently in Asda it is 4 bottles of Robinsons for £4, working out a £1 a bottle, bargainous!
The squash comes in a clear, recyclable bottle with the Robinsons logo on the label with a picture of fresh lemons. Through the bottle you can see the squash clearly and it is the colour of lemon juice, rather than of lemon rind. I find sometimes looking at this my mouth waters with the idea of the bitterness that I associate with lemons, though I may just be a little bit strange!
**Why Robinson's No added sugar?**
I generally am a very thirsty person, I tend to forget to drink then gulp down 3 or 4 glasses in a go, I ALWAYS pick up the no added sugar bottles because my dentist charges hefty prices to fill my teeth!
I find a subtle difference between the no added sugar version and the normal version. I personally prefer the no added sugar version, I find it doesn't leave that horrible coating on your teeth where you feel you need to scrap your mouth out!
To make the squash, well this depends on your personal taste! I tend to make my squash rather strong so I use 1 part squash to about 4 parts water, my other half he tends to have 1 part squash to 5/6 parts water. Obviously if you make it too strong for your personal preference you can just add some more water, if you make it too weak stick in dash more squash and swirl about with a mixing implement....I use the handle of a spoon!
I find the squash very refreshing to drink and not at all bitter, a subtle taste of lemons come through. I find this similar to the old school cloudy lemonade (though not fizzy!) and for a treat I do quite often mix it with lemonade for a bit of a treat!
Best served cold, over lots of ice! A fantastic refreshing summers day drink that won't leave you sour faced!
Summary: Tasty Hydration