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I have a 3 year old of my own, and a 6 year old, and 10 month old niece so from time to time I am on aunty babysitting duty and have to look after all three. To keep things simple and to save arguments sake I tend to head to Iceland and stock up on a 10 box of these capri suns as they are good on the go, if we go park etc and at home they can each have one (not the 10 month old though!) and theres no argument of "I want the pink cup" etc!
Capri suns are really cheap as I can get a box of 10 for £2 and each pouch contains 200ml juice = 20p a carton. Bargain! These drink's don't come in your usual rectangular prism cartons, but is more a triangular shape, larger at the base and then goes in towards the top and has a small hole with which to pierce. Attached on the back is an orange straw in plastic wrapping which can be separated from the pouch and then used to pierce the hole so the straw goes through.
They are fun they although they are a bit awkward for little ones to use as on the odd occasion even me myself has done this wrong and juice has come out the other end and squirted everywhere!
Capri-suns have branched out and can be bought in a range of flavours: Blackcurrant, Orange, Tropical, Apple, Mango, champions and summer juice. They also do them in a "pure" juice variety which is meant to be healthier. Personally though the one we find most refreshing and very lovely is blackcurrant.
It is a purple-ish juice and personally it has a much more authentic and refreshing taste and flavour of blackcurrant in comparison to ribena. It really tastes fruity and thirst quenching and I enjoy having one, it's a shame one of these 200ml pouches just never seems enough for me personally and I always end up wanting more! For my daughter on the hand, I think it is the appropriate amount and she loves it and is always picking it up if she spots it on the shelf when we are out shopping in the supermarket!
It should be noted that they are quite high in sugar as the blackcurrant one 200ml pouch contains 29% of daily guideline of sugar...yikes! It has 12.2 grams of sugar, whereas coming in the lower end of the scale is the champions flavour with 9.2 grams of sugar. In any event this is still quite high and more than I would care to give my daughter so we really do have these on seldom occasions.
The best things about capri-suns is the foil cartons maintain being cool and these do not need to be placed in the fridge. We can store these in the cupboard for ages and pop one out and a carton is still cool and refreshing and so these are long lasting and handy to have.
Overall we love these capri-suns and from time to time when they are on offer I will pick up a box. They are great for days out, really refreshing and a nice treat for the little ones. Even as a big girl they are my guilty pleasure and I love them and wish a carton had more than 200ml as one gulp and it's gone and I want another!
I have been buying Capri sun juice drinks for my kids for a very long time! I also drink them myself; they are ideal in the kids lunches or for when you are on the go or any time really.
They come in various flavours including Orange, Blackcurrant, Apple and summer berries; What i like about them is the packaging; when you buy them in a 10 carton; they are in foil type pouches with a straw that you just pop into the upper part of the pouch; when you get larger size Capri sun drinks they have a sort of plastic screw top in the middle; this is really good as its easy to tighten back up if you don't ant to drink it all at once.
I most often buy the 10 pouch packs which have 200ml of juice in them. I have noticed that these are often on special offer.The usual price is almost £3.00; currently at Asda its 2 10 pouch packs for £5.00. However, i have been able to buy the 10 pack pouches for only a £1.00 before.
My favourite flavour is the Blackcurrant; when chilled it is delicious; its full of flavour and probably one of the best tasting juice drinks i have ever had.
I just noticed something written on the packaging that i hadn't noticed before! On the box it states to ' freeze a pouch, then part defrost for a great tasting slushie'. This sounds like a great idea and next time i buy some ill try this!
It states on the box that there is 'nothing artificial at all' in capri sun.
There are no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or additives and they are suitable for vegetarians.
Ingredients in the Blackcurrant flavour are Water, Fruit juices from concentrate, 12% (Apple 4.3%, Blackcurrant 3.5%, Lemon, Acerola cherry), Sugar and natural flavourings.
Kids love these juicy drinks and i love them too! Worthy of 5 Dooyoo stars in my view.
As I have recently been a on little bit of a health kick and been trying to drink less fizzy pops and caffine, I have been hunting for things to drink other than boring old water. Don't get me wrong, you cannot beat a nice cold glass of water but it can get a little boring don't you think.
It was on a shopping trip to Morrison's a couple of weeks ago that the boxes of Capri-Sun's were on offer. A pack of 10 were priced at just £1 per box which i though was great as they are normally around double that! I remember always having a Capri-Sun in my lunch box when at school, so looking at these really brought back some memories. They are still pretty much the same design and size as I remember. 200 ml in a vacum style pocket with a orange straw on the back that you tear off and pierce the pocket with. The front of the pocket shows the fruit - in my case they we're the orange flavour - so shows a number of oranges, with a little face on one. There is also a little flag stating they are free from anything artificial.
The packaging is simple, compact and ideal for the product and seem to gear themselves towards the children's market more than any other. But that doesn't mean they arn't great for us adults too! There a number of flavours from blackcurrent, orange, tropical and berry!
The juice drink inside is refreshing and the orange version only has a handful of ingredients which are:-
Fruit Juices from concentrate
Natural Orange Flavouring
& other natural fruit flavouring
This handful of ingredients show that these fruit juice pouches arn't full of artificial sweeteners and products but are kept as natural as possible. They are ideal as a refreshing drink and due to their packaging can be tucked away easily into lunchboxes and handbags. They hold a good amount of liquid and the strong packaging will not break easily.
I have been freezing them while we have the hot weather and they will slowly defrost once taken from the freezer making the ideal iced drink! And they still taste just as great - if not better!
These are a great drink for adults and children alike!
My teeth really don't like 'pop'. I have a problem with the tooth enamel on my teeth wearing thin and my Dentist, last time I visited him told me I really must stop drinking them and eating sweets.
Because of this I have tried to drink things that are less acidic, consuming more water and juice when thirsty than anything fizzy which is why when I spotted these box of 5 pouch drinks in a box in my local Poundland store costing of course a mere pound I decided to give them a try.
Usually I opt to buy Capri Sun Orange drinks however along with that usual flavour being instore they also had 'Safari Fruits' on offer too so for a change I popped them into my basket!
Like I have already stated the pouches come in a box and that box is mainly blue with a safari cartoon sort of picture on the front and we are told what they are, that there are 5 packs within it and the weight is stated, ingredients are given and all the usual jargon really. The pouches are silver with a safari picture again on the front and pretty much the same information as is on the box is on the back of each pouch. Each pouch has a small hole to the front, centre of each pack and a small orange straw is provided. Handy packs providing 500ml of the drink these are.
Translucent orange in colour as soon as you pop the straw into the drink you get the aroma of pineapple in a sweet and natural way. Taste wise well this is full of flavour but not harsh and is a combination of flavours which are of pineapple, orange & mandarin with pineapple being the main flavour within it that I can detect and a juiciness and slight zest arrives from the orange.
This is a sweet drink in a rather natural way, refreshing and thirst quenching and makes me think of warm summer days lazing away on a far off beach. Ok not far off maybe Weston Super Mare beach......but you get the picture I'm sure lol.
It leaves no nasty aftertaste, the pouch is great and none drip when the straw is popped inside of it and its quite simply lovely!
At only 3 calories per 100ml consumed and 0.1g of fat these are reasonably healthy too and provide 12mg of Vitamin C per 100g!
Available in all supermarkets if not in discount stores, costing about £2.00 for 5 of them.
This is a kids drink but is one of the best fo thirst quenching,
I like to have this when one shift and out and about. It is easy to pick up a fizzy drink when refueling but too many fizzy drinks can leave you bloated and uncomfortable and never really quench your thirst.
Capri-sun on the other hand is so refreshing and perfect to replace those fizzy drinks.
There are a variety of flavours but I like the Orange best. The pocket packs they come in pack down to less than bottles and can be recycled too.
There are natural ingreidants in this drink and no added flavours or preseratives so not only great tasting but also good for you.
I am sure that it would not make your kids go crazy either!
Price? Well a 400ml pouch is about £1.20 so not the cheapest but then for the same price for a bottle of fizz I'd go woth the Cari-sun each time.
It has no after taste and also has no over powering taste so it will not take over anything else you are eating. PErfect to go in packet lunch boxes to drink whilst out hiking in the hills! Great refreshment and great taste!!
You can purchase Capri Sun drinks in a few flavours but the ones I used to drink a lot as a younger person were the orange variety. Capri Sun drinks are packaged in a foil carton with a straw and they are great as you can squeeze whatever liquid is left out of it.
You can currently purchase a 5 pack of these drinks on the Tesco website for £1.71 and they are ideal for pack lunches and trips out, I have very fond memories of my mother packing these for me when I went on school trips and other excursions. The taste is very refreshing and fruity probably due to the fact that these drinks are produced using no artificial ingredients whatsoever.
A great idea is during the summer to freeze the Capri Sun foil cartons in the refrigerator and then place them in a lunch box before you leave. By lunch time your drink will have melted and be perfectly cool to drink and also will have kept the other items in your lunch box fresh and cool as well.
Capri Sun is a juice drink that is a registered trademark of WILD, Heidelberg, Germany. The drinks are aimed at being healthy and made entirely (or as entirely as possible) of fruit juice to be healthy for children, their main market.
Capri Sun comes in a box with 5 200ml pouches of drink in them; an ideal size for lunch boxes for children and adults alike. The box is quite colourful which is likely to make it appeal to children and has pictures of the fruit in the drinks on it with smiley faces and things like that drawn on them. This again is a marketing technique used by the company to make children think fruit is a good thing and to generally make the product appeal more to children who are generally renowned for not liking their fruit and veg. On one side of the box it declares that it is 100% fruit juice while on the other side it gives information about the product, including other flavours available and the following information:
"1 pouch = 1 of your 5-a-day portions"
"Nothing artificial at all"
"Smooth, without bits"
"No added sugar or sweeteners"
"No need to refrigerate"
This is likely to appeal a lot to parents because it is healthy for their children. As it doesn't contain any "bits", children are more likely to like the product as well because the drink is smooth so therefore easy to drink. The fact that there is no need to refrigerate means that it will be fine in a lunch box all day because it wont need an ice pack to keep it cool. This will make things easier for parents again.
The flavours that are available are blackcurrant, apple, orange, summer berries, tropical, orange and tropical, apple and blackcurrant, and orchard fruits. This is quite a wide range of flavours so there is a high probability of most people liking at least one of these. My personal favourites are the blackcurrant and the apple ones, although I'm not so keen on the blackcurrant and apple because I find it hard to taste the two flavours as they tend to mask one another somewhat. On their own though I find most of the flavours to taste okay and it really just depends on whether you like each of the juices normally whether you will like these or not. They're not overly different to any other juice product on the market in terms of taste but they do tend to appeal more to children.
As for the pouches, they are made of foil and have a straw attached to the back of them in a plastic wrapper much like any other type of straw. This is a good thing in my opinion because it stops the straw from piercing the foil before you get to it. The fact that it is foil means that it is kept fresh as well so the drink will be like it has freshly been squeezed when you open it - definitely a bonus. Also, a dotted line in the top left hand corner if you look at the pouch from the back indicates you can cut it open there if your pack doesn't have a straw or if you lose it in the packet or whatever which I think is another great bonus for this product.
In terms of price, at the moment I believe Capri Sun is on offer at £2 for 2 boxes so that would be 10 drinks for £2 which is 20p per drink. This is fairly reasonable when compared to other drinks. However normally for one box it would be about £1.50 or more so that means that it would actually normally be about 30p per drink which is beginning to get more expensive of course. It's still not bad but when you can get other 200ml packs of drink for the same price as one of these - I know Tesco sell three drinks that are the same size as this for 37p for the three which is clearly considerably less and they don't taste much different to the orange Capri Sun drinks.
Overall, I think this product is great for getting children to have healthy products but it is perhaps a little pricey, even if it is healthy.
As my son is currently having packed lunches at school I always have to buy drinks that can accompany them. There is so much choice in the supermarkets these days that I tend to just try and buy something that is on special offer. On my latest visit to Asda Capri-sun packs of ten drinks were on offer for £2.00 which seemed like a good deal and so I picked up two packs.
Capri-sun come in various flavours including blackcurrant, tropical and orange but this review is for the orange flavour.
Capri-sun drinks come in a squishy foil packed cartoon which features pictures of juicy looking oranges on the front as well as the Capri-sun brand name. We are told quite prominently on the front of the carton that the drink contains nothing artificial at all which is obviously something we would all like to provide for our children. On the back of the foil pack is a straw with a pointy end which you need to push through the place indicated on the pack and then you can have your drink.
The Capri-sun orange drink is a still, sweet orangey drink. In my opinion the taste does seem quite artificial and almost like a cheap orange cordial which seems odd considering that they claim nothing artificial is added! The drink, whilst slightly refreshing for me, does seem to leave a slight aftertaste in my mouth for a short time after drinking them too which I don't really like. So that is my opinion! But what does my son think? Well he really enjoys the drinks and he always finishes them off. I suspect that this is because the orange drink is very sweet to taste and most children like sweet things!
I think the 200ml pack size is a good size for a lunchtime drink and because of the squishy foil packs they are also very easy to throw in your bag for day trips out or picnics. Per 200ml serving of the Capri-sun orange drink you can expect the following:
You can see from these figures that the drink is very sugary as I had mentioned already from doing the taste test. However, the level of sugar in one drink actually provides 25% of the recommended daily amount for a child aged 5-10 which I find quite shocking really.
I doubt I will be buying these drinks for my son's lunchbox again despite the fact that he does really enjoy them. I will instead look out for a less sugary drink and save these for the occasional day out that we have. In summary I feel that whilst these drinks are handy and contain nothing artificial in their ingredients they are just too sugary in my opinion.
Thank you for reading my review!
As a child, Capri sun was a staple constituent to my lunchbox. I drank the ever sweet syrup in the carton, and afterwards played with the straw by sucking all the air out of the carton and having the whole thing suspend from my tongue (who didn't do that!)
Now looking back I am repulsed (at the drink, not the sucking straw part!) Capri Sun is absolutely vile and I would not drink it ever again unless I was in a hot desert and dying of thirst or I was forced to drink it at gunpoint.
Upon trying to look for the Capri-Sun Ingredients on the official site, my internet security goes "WARNING! THIS SITE IS DANGEROUS!" Coincidence? Perhaps they are trying to cover it up or alternatively, just don't care about their reputation? Of course, common sense would tell anyone to just look on the packet (which I won't have because I don't drink it anymore) or look elsewhere on the net, to these results. Capri Sun contains WATER, SUGAR, GRAPE AND PEAR JUICE CONCENTRATES, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOUR, VITAMIN E ACETATE.
I thought so. What makes this product even worse is the fact that it tastes of chemical, not juice. Don't get me wrong. I have had a lot of juices from concentrate and they taste fabulous (Rubicon, Cherrygood, Ocean Spray). Why can't Capri-Sun do the same? What comes out of that triangular plastic foil carton is like stomach acid- a sweet to almost flavourless orange yellow liquid with a strong pinch of sour. Maybe it is even urine (that probably tastes better)
I won't bore you with more ranting, but Capri Sun can be purchased for around £1.30 (5 pack) and around £2.50 for 10 pack. It isn't expensive, but for what you are getting, you are essentially paying for piss.
I might be biased, but AVOID this product at all cost. Don't waste money buying rubbish! Wouldn't you rather spend a bit more for something that actually tastes of what it is supposed to be? I can also assure you that you can get something for a lot less that taste a lot better. One good thing about this product that isn't found on others is that you can play with it after drinking- the suck straw game. I guess I'd pay for that alone.
My son is very choosy when it comes to his food and drinks. I have bought various brands of fruit juices for my kid before and he seems to like Capri sun orange juice. I find this Juice tasty and refreshing. I recently purchased multi packs. Each pack contains five 200ml pouches and cost £1.35.
The packaging is of good quality and designing is attractive. The pouch is made from a shiny foil. As it is orange juice drink we see the picture of orange on front side of pack. There is sealed foil puncture hole on the top front side of the packet. A orange colour straw in a plastic cover is attached in the back side of the pack.
My three year son struggles to insert the straw in the hole, but it is quite easy for grown ups as one end of the straw has inclined cut which makes it sharp enough to pierce through the hole. However, while piercing the hole the pouch should not be squeezed otherwise the juice will spill from the hole. Once the juice has been consumed the pouch goes nicely flat.
The juice is light orange colour and has refreshing orange taste. The juice does not taste too sweet at all as their is no added sugar. I keep these pouches in a cool place and surprisingly I find the juice to be cold even in dry weather. This could be because of the foil packaging. If we like the juice to be cold these pouches can be put in fridge.
The juice is made from 100% orange juice from concentrate and no artificial ingredients are used.
Each 200ml pouch contains 90kcal Calories which is 5% of kid's GDA, 18.4g of Sugar which is 22% of kid's GDA. Fat, Saturates and Salt are only a trace which means less than 1% of kid's GDA.
I recommend this juice and give it five dooyo stars.
I haven't seen Capri-Sun for some time until a few days ago when I saw it in my local Co-Op - and nostalgia was responsible for me buying some and returning to the taste of my childhood. I bought a multi-pack box which contained 5 cartons of Capri-Sun Apple Juice Drink with 200mls in each carton for £2.29 - which works out as 46p per carton.
***How does it come?***
The drink comes in a foil lined soft carton which is clearly defined as being apple-flavoured by having a picture of several Golden Delicious apples on the front and it tells you that there is "Nothing artificial at all". There is a sealed foiled puncture hole at the top front of the carton, and a packaged straw stuck on the front also. The back gives you more information about the product and an ingredient list with accompanied nutritional information and RDA percentages.
The carton looks very attractive and inviting. Conveniently, its small enough to fit in an average size lunch box and so my children have been taking the cartons to school. The foil packaging makes the product seem fresh, and has the added attraction of being recyclable and packing down into a flat sheet once the product has been drunk.
***What's in it?***
The front of the packet tells me that there is "nothing artificial at all" in Capri-Sun Apple - and this is appealing to me, especially if I'm giving the drinks to my children. Indeed, the product info panel tells me that the ingredients are all natural as it contains:
Fruit Juices from concentrate (apple and lemon)
Unfortunately, it does contain a lot of sugar with 21.8g of sugar per carton, which is over a quarter of the sugar RDA for a 5 - 10 year old! Because of the emphasis on this being a natural product with fruit juice, I think its a bit misleading as its only if you read the small print that you realise how much sugar is in it.
***Drinking the drink***
To drink, you literally pierce the straw through the puncture hole on the front of the carton - and you're away. There is a completely over the top 4 point instruction on how to do this - but literally you pierce it and that's it. I'm not sure how they can break this down into four stages!!
The taste is perfectly pleasant and it does taste like fresh apple juice. I hate drinks which are made from fruit concentrate which are overly strong in flavour (like Ribena!) but this isn't like that at all. It is quite sweet, but in the way that fruit can be really sweet when very ripe. It doesn't have an aftertaste really....and so it just left my mouth feeling refreshed and clean afterwards.
This drink does taste better when its served cold, but the foil packaging seems to keep the coolness in the packet if its kept in a cool-ish place.
I do find though that 200 mls isn't really enough and the cartons should be a little bigger.
I would recommend this drink for anyone who's preparing packed lunches for children. Although it does contain quite a lot of sugar, it is preferable overall to many other soft drinks....and my children seem to be perfectly content with it.
Capri Sun is definitely something that reminds me of my childhood and in particular day trips with my family. We would buy these in multi packs to take to theme parks, drives.. just whatever we were doing. They were handy, a good size, not too expensive and tasty. The straw is stuck to the side too so all you do is pull off the straw, upwrap it, poke it in the allocated hole and drink away.
Nowadays, we dont buy many of these just probably because we are a little older now and we prefer hot or drinks with a little less sugar. We still buy them for kids and things though and of course for ourselves from time to time.
These squeezable drinks are good for placing in your bag and dont take up too much space, which is always good. Each 200ml of juice contains no fat but 21g of sugar. I find that the packaging is something that is nicely designed and I cant think of another lunch box type drink that has the same. It definitely has its own style.
When I was a child, this drink was only available in orange flavour, but nowadays you can get it in blackcurrant, apple, summer fruits,summer berries and my favourite: tropical. They have even evolved the range to have twist tops aswell, so if you dont finish it now, you can do it later. These particular ones are larger at 330ml contain again no fat but 34.65g of sugar. Quite alot in my opinion.
With the squeezy packaging I find it a little more fun that the box standard rectangular cardboad carton. For kids too I suppose!
This is a good portable drink for you and the kids.
I don't normally buy juice, and especially pre packaged ones, however my local Cooperative has had the bulk boxes on special offer a few times in the past year and so unable to resist a bargain I picked these up and thought they were so good I have bought them again. I am however reluctant to buy them normally as they are pricey.
My husband thinks these are great, because they are in the foil packaging they get really cold and stay cold longer then bottled drinks.
They are great to just grab if you are on your way out, and we often drink them when you need something that is refreshing and easy.
I like to only give my daughter water, but these are free from artificial colours and preservatives, so when we are out these are perfect for her, and are cheaper than buying shop drinks from tourist shops, as they tend to be sold at over inflated costs, and I don't have to worry about how healthy the drinks stocked by the shops will be.
One difficulty is the fact that once you have put the straw in the pouch you have to drink it all if you are on the go. The pouch does stand up well.
The starws can be difficult for little ones to put in, however the pouches are reliable and so an adult will have no problems.
I've been drinking these drinks for many years. They are the ideal drink for children as they don't contain any artificial flavouring. They only contain about 1% fat and 1% salt per carton and are all made with natural fruit juices.
The drinks are packaged in a foil carton, which keeps the carton cool at all times. The disadvantage with the cartons that come with the straws, is that sometimes the straw pierces the actual carton-and goes everywhere. They sell the pouches in two different types. They are available in thirteen different flavours. They also sell fruit rush drinks in Orchard fruits and Tropical.
For a box of five cartons it normally costs about £2.20 or a single carton costs about 50p, but this can alter from store to store. They come in 200ml cartons and 330ml. My favourite flavour is blackcurrant, it tastes like Ribena, but so much more refreshing and cool.
The ingredients in each carton are water, juices from concentrate, sugar and natural flavours. The drinks are ideal for young kids, as they are affordable and don't contain all the rubbish which most drinks do nowadays. Capri-suns are manufactured by Coca Cola, and even come with instructions on the back on how to open them.
The drinks come with a very long sell-by date on them and won't even burst when you put them in your handbag.
Capri-Sun have been around for a good number of years now and offer a variety of flavours including Blackcurrant, Summer Fruits and Orange. They sell singularly for around 60pence but on a recent trip to Poundland found a box of 6 were selling for a great price of £1 (surprisingly).
They only had the orange flavour available but I was not too fussed as I felt that 6 of these large 200ml pouches was offering brilliant value for money. The packaging is rather good as the cardboard box that they came in was very strong and sturdy enough to hold the weight of the six drinks combined. The cardboard can be recycled which is also good.
The Capri-Sun's themselves are different from most drinks in the fact that they are not in a plastic bottle or a carton but rather a strange foil like pouch. This is good because it takes up less room in the bin although I don't think they can be recycled. Each pouch has a straw attached to it and an easily pierced hole. Although care must be taken when popping the straw in so that it doesn't go all the way through and out the other side or indeed if the pouch is squeezed when putting the straw in as the juice inside will spurt out everywhere.
The drink itself is made by the Coca-Cola company not surprising as they seem to have the monopoly of drinks on the market. It states on the packaging that the juice has nothing artificial in at all which makes it more appealing than choosing other juices such as this. It is more of a squash than a juice as it is made from orange concentrate and contains 7% orange juice and a lot of water, slight bit of sugar and natural flavours. The whole juice is not overly low in calories as it has 86kcal if you have the whole pouch.
The taste of the Capri-Sun is very nice and exceptionally refreshing. It is, as most drinks are, best served chilled and if it is ice cold adds to the overall freshness of the squash. It has a very nice orange taste that does taste real and doesn't leave the mouth dry as some cheaper orange flavoured drinks do.
I can't really find any fault with these drinks as they taste good, have good packaging and were purchased at a very reasonable price. They are perhaps not the nicest drink available but they do quench my thirst in a good way.
I think a 4 out of 5 star rating and a recommendation is in order for these Orange Capri-Sun's.
I do hope that this has been of some help to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.