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A cloudy apple & elderflower juice pressed from hand-selected apples. Available in 1.75 litre, 1 litre, 330ml and 250ml bottles.

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      01.08.2013 10:06
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      Juice Perfection

      I managed to try some of this today because I was up early. I buy Copella juices regularly - but I'm lucky if I manage to get so much of sip of the stuff because of its popularity in our household. And a taste of this tells you why - you get a simply delicious, fresh, blast of apple with the merest hint of the elderflower coming through. Note to self: get up earlier more often.

      You can tell from the cloudiness of the liquid within the bottle that there's a lot of fruit in this product and it's not one of those over-processed 'juices' which look so unappetising. Copella Apple and Elderflower contains Apple juice (99%), Elderflower infusion (1%), Antioxidant: Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid). It is not made from a concentrate - and you can tell.

      It has a pure, appley taste which really helped me wake up this morning - and what's more it's good for you. Drinking this gives you part of your 5 a day. According to the Copella website there are 45 calories per 100ml of this drink, Protein 0g, fat 0g, sat fat 0g, carbohydrates 11.2g of which sugars 10.3g, fibre 0.5g and only trace amounts of sodium, Vitamin C 30mg (50%RDA).

      The apples come from Boxford farm in Suffolk and they have been pressing apples there since 1969. The apples are handpicked at the peak of their ripeness. The apples are stored carefully in crates by variety and placed in chilled storage until they are pressed. They are washed before pressing, taste tested by an expert, gently pasteurised and then quickly bottled. The taste they are aiming for is to lock in that 'just bitten into' apple taste - and if my taste buds are reliable, I think they pretty much succeed.

      The product is available in 750ml and 1.25l bottles.

      Apple and Elderflower 750ml is currently £1 at Asda. The 1.25ml bottle is £2.64 at Asda.

      A lovely refreshing way to start the day. Would recommend.

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      25.04.2013 12:06
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      crisp and refreshing apple juice

      I'm not huge lover of fresh apple juice, I don't dislike it, it's just that it wouldn't ever be one of my fresh fruit juice preferences as I do normally find it to be a bit too tart for my liking. My husband however adores fresh apple juice and would always make it his first choice. I don't buy apple juice that often because he usually forgets that we have it in the fridge and so it ends up going off and I end up throwing it away.

      Sainsbury's currently have the 1.25 litre bottles of Copella juices on offer, at buy 2 for £4, normally £2.80 each. So I've picked up a couple of bottles whilst they're on offer; one of the regular Copella apple juice, and one of the Copella apple & elderflower juice. The Copella apple juices also come in 750ml bottles, which are £1.85 each, and not currently on offer.

      Copella juices are pressed from hand selected apples on Boxford Farm in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. 3lbs of English apples are packed into every litre of Copella English apple juice. The only two ingredients that the Copella apple & elderflower juice contains are apple juice (99%) and elderflower juice (1%). The apple & elderflower juice contains 84 calories per 200ml serving, and like all fruit juices is very high in sugars - 20.4g per 200ml serving, this is sugars naturally found in fruit juice though.

      Copella apple & elderflower juice is a cloudy juice, and is a lovely light whiteish apple colour, it's much lighter in colour than the regular apple juice. It does still have that unmistakeable fruity apple aroma, and there's also something else there too which I can't quite place, the elderflower obviously, but as I have no idea what elderflowers smell like that's probably why I don't recognise it. The apple & elderflower juice does look and smell very appetising, it actually tastes delicious too. It doesn't have that tartness that I normally find with apple juice, the elderflower seems to give it a slightly crisper taste, a much more refreshing taste , yet still an unmistakeably fruity appley taste. I don't know if I can taste the elderflower as such, as well as not knowing what they smell like, I also don't know what they taste like! But there's definitely something there that 'crisps up' the apple taste.

      I'm definitely going to continue to buy the Copella apple & elderflower juice as I really like the crisp and refreshing taste.

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      11.03.2013 20:48
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      Nice enough but not my favourite juice!

      I really like a nice glass of cold juice of a morning to kick start my day and the other day I was in Sainsbury's and I picked up a bottle of this as it was on offer from £1.70 to a pound a bottle and I really fancied this flavour big time.

      The Packaging:

      The bottle the juice comes in is a see through plastic bottle that is a squarish shape and it has a gold coloured twist on/off lid to the top of it and around the main of the bottle the label is dark green and on the front of it there is a countryside scene in an apple shape and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that the bottle I have is 1.25L in size and there is an at a glance nutritional chart then other information on the sides and back of the label includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed as is a full nutritional chart and contact details for the manufacturer are given.

      The Drink Itself:

      Cloudy and a yellowish colour this is a flat drink with a strong and naturally sweet, fresh apple fragrance to it. This is a drink best served cold in my opinion and it really does taste of apples in a sweet way but quite natural too. It isn't sharp in flavour as such and its really sugary sweet but I have to admit I really do like it though it isn't thirst quenching as such and I find that its addictive and to try quench my thirst I drink loads of it and it still doesn't hydrate me!

      Nice as an occasional drink but sadly I can't really taste the elderflower in this at all only apples and with 86kcals in it per 200ml it isn't a drink I'd want to consume too often!

      Available in all good supermarkets and so on and in a few different flavours too.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        27.01.2011 14:32
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        Try it!

        I love fruit juice, particularly the chilled kind. One of my favourite brands is Copella, which I tried accidentally when my housemate bought some a few years ago. The Copella range tends to be quite focused around apples, and I much prefer apple juice to orange because it's sweeter and not as bitter.

        Until recently I'd never tried this 'Apple and Elderflower' combination, partly because it looks like diluted juice in the bottle, and partly because I didn't know what elderflower tasted like. Finding my favourite flavours sold out in my local supermarket on one shopping trip, I decided to bite the bullet and go for it.

        This Apple and Elderflower juice can be purchased in different sizes, from a small single portion bottle to a large 'family' bottle. To be honest, two of us can get through one of the largest size bottles in less than a week, so they can work out quite expensive as a shopping trolley regular. You can expect to pay over £1 for the small bottle and I think the average price in our Sainsbury's for the largest size bottle is getting on for £4, which is quite expensive. All the bottles have screw tops and will fit in the drinks holder of your standard fridge door.

        In my mind, Copella is associated with a strong, refreshing taste, and that's why their Apple and Elderflower juice stands out from the others for me. It's not such a distinctive taste, although it is predominantly apple-y and I'm confident I could pick it out as Copella in a blind taste test because the quality flavour is still there. I was amazed that my boyfriend was happy to taste it since he is extremely picky when it comes to food and flavours he's not familiar with. However, his verdict was that it was 'quite nice', but it tasted too much like a fizzy apple juice that's gone flat. I wouldn't be that critical, but it's not my favourite of the Copella juices. Having said that, it's a nice choice to go alongside a meal or snack as the taste isn't as overpowering as their more traditional apple juices.

        Copella can be found in the fridge section of supermarkets, and it's made from fresh fruit. It has quite a lot of natural sugar because of that, but it's better for you than concentrated juices and is a time- and mess-saving alternative compared to squeezing your own fresh fruit (which would be a lot more expensive as well). The price may be a stalling point for some, and it's not quite as nice as their English Apple and Apple and Mango flavours, so this gets a solid four stars from me.

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          21.01.2011 10:13
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          A refreshing, healthy drink,

          I struggle to get my six year old daughter to eat any fruit at all and she does not like orange juice so in trying to find a pure juice that she likes I have been through several options. A friend of mine's daughter likes elderflower juice and so when I saw this apple & elderflower variety I thought I would give it a try as she can sometimes be persuaded to drink apple juice on its own but had recently gone off it!

          I purchased this from Tesco's in a apparently new 750ml size bottle for £1.72. This juice is made from hand picked fruit which is pressed on Boxford Farm in Suffolk. According to the bottle Copella's name was inspired by the Cox's Orange Pippin apple and the founder's daughter, Carmella.
          The bottle is plastic and recyclable with a screw cap lid. The label that surrounds the bottle has an attractive picture within the outline of an apple showing a picture of an orchard with a blue sky and crates of apples scattered about. On the back a smaller apple depicts a bumble bee buzzing around what I assume (not being a gardener) an elderflower plant.

          This juice is not from concentrate and has no added colours, flavours, sweetners or sugars added (although of course it contains naturally occurring sugars). The colour is a pale yellow and is slightly cloudy and so you do need to give the bottle a good shake before pouring.
          MY OPINION:

          Personally, although a lover of pure apple juice, I am not a particular fan of this juice as the sweetness of the apple is somewhat overtaken by an almost earthy taste which I presume comes from the elderflower. However it is still relatively sweet and there is a punchy aftertaste of apples which is nice on the palette. It is also quite a refreshing, light drink, best served chilled and makes a perfect summer drink.
          What I do love about this juice is that my daughter loves it and will drink it without fuss so it has accomplished something important in terms of getting her to consume a healthy drink and get some fruit into her diet albeit in liquid form!

          Copella also do other flavours in their range being: English Apple; Apple & Pear; Apple & Raspberry and Apple & Mango so should this not be to your taste there are others to try. These varieties also come in handy 330ml bottles for when you are on the go. There is also a new family size 1.25 litre bottle.
          A 200ml serving contains only 84 calories and no fat so is a good option for those dieters amongst you or just those that want a healthy juice option as alternative to plain apple or orange juice.

          This product should be kept refrigerated and consumed within four days of opening.
          Recommended by me for health betters and the for the quality of the product itself.

          Thanks for reading. x
          also on ciao under ryanellaxx

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          18.05.2010 19:38
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          A lovely refreshing apple juice, which in my view would benefit from a hint more elderflower.

          Last week I wrote a review about Copella apple juice after stocking up on a half price offer in Sainsbury's. I expected that Copella would have returned to £2.71 a bottle this week, but I was pleased to see that it was still £1.35 for 1.25 litres. So I seized the opportunity to add a bottle of apple and elderflower juice to my trolley.

          Copella apple juices are made from hand picked English apples, which are pressed on Boxford Farm in Suffolk. Each litre of Copella juice is made from 3lbs of apples. Whilst the actual apple varieties were listed on the bottle of apple juice that I bought, this detail is not provided on the bottle of apple and elderflower juice. However, we are informed that the juice is made from a blend of 99% apple juice and 1% elderflower infusion. Like all Copella juices it does not contain any added colours, flavours, preservatives, sugar or water. Copella list the ingredients as apple juice, elderflower influsion and antioxidant vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

          A 200ml serving of Copella apple and elderflower juice contains:
          84 calories
          19.6g of sugar
          0.6g of fibre
          0g of fat
          60mg of Vitamin C

          I bought a 1.25 litre bottle, which Copella describe as a family sized bottle. The juices are available in 1.25 litre, 750ml and 330ml plastic bottles. All of which can be recycled. The juice should be kept refrigerated, and once the bottle is open it should be consumed within 4 days. This last bit is not a problem in our house.

          Copella apple and elderflower juice is a pale straw colour, and it is ever so slightly cloudy in appearance. However, I did not find any sediment in this juice, in contrast to the apple juice. When you pour the juice you can smell the English apples, but I cannot really pick out the smell of elderflower. However, I do find that this juice smells sweeter than the Copella apple juice. The juice has a smooth, light and sweet flavour, but again it is the apple that comes through and I cannot really distinguish the taste of elderflower. I gave my husband a glass without telling him what it was, and he thought he was drinking apple juice. Personally I would like to be able to taste the elderflower as well as the apples. However, this is still a very lovely tasting juice, and I think it would make a lighter and more refreshing alternative to apple juice on a warm summer day.

          I personally love the real taste of English apples that you get with Copella juices, however, they do not come cheap. My advice would be to snap them up quick whilst they are still on special offer in Sainsbury's, or treat yourself to a lovely way to one of your five a day.

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            03.05.2010 21:20
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            Looks like muddy murky water...

            Copella - Apple with Elderflower


            What is it?
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            A fruit juice drink by Copella.


            Special features?
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            This particular fruit juice that comprises of 99% of apple juice and 1% elderflower infusion. No additional additives or from concentrate, just pure natural fruit juice and extracts.


            What do I think?
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            I love this, I'm not really big fan of apple juice on its own but this combination of apple juice and elderflower is just brilliant. It only comprises of 1% of the whole thing but that little hint of infusion transforms the whole of the apple juice and takes off that edge to make it more rounder and calming. There is nothing else added, just the apple juice and elderflower, the sour tangy taste that comes usual with apple juice is hardly noticeable, and the taste is a much sweeter and refreshing brew of what a summer drink should be like.

            You can't really smell when you first open this, and the juice tastes very light, it could actually be mistaken for some juice that has had some water added to it but this is 100% fruit juice with elderflower infusion. The colour of this is a light greenish beige colour, not exactly visible appealing, especially as it looks mainly cloudy (similar to mud water!) though this is not usually an issue because of the lovely elegant bottle it is contained in, and especially once you take a sip of it, you won't care if it's bright blue.

            This costs about £1.50 for a large 750ml bottle which I think is very good value, especially when it is 100% pure fruit juice and natural extracts. Excellent for the coming hot summer months ahead.



            Thanks for reading.



            ©Leighsa 2010

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              19.07.2009 12:40
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              A great refreshing drink on a hot summers day

              Copella Apple and Elderflower is a fruit juice that contains 100% natural ingredients. I first discovered Copella a little over two years ago when a friend bought me a bottle and I have been a fan ever since.

              If you have tried the apple Copella and weren't too impressed due to the strong taste and overpowering smell, I would't rule this one out. The elderflower seems to tone down the apples and gives a really light fresh taste and smell. This drink is best straight from the fridge and is really refreshing, especially on a hot summer day. The only downside I would say and I have only found this once, but as this is 100% natural the taste can vary very slightly with the apples tasting a bit stronger.

              As this is a 100% fruit juice the price you pay isn't cheap with a typical 1 litre bottle selling in a supermarket for around £1.85, you will almost certainly find a store brand cheaper. But if you are after quality then this is the product for you, as from my experience store brands just don't measure up to Copella.

              I like the shape of the bottle as well as I typically buy the 1 litre bottle it is shapped nicely so it isn't a hassle carrying it. It is quite chunky but when compared it to say a robbinsons bottle of juice I would much rather carry around this little fella.

              All in all if you aren't worried about price I would definately recommend Copella Apple and Elderflower if you are looking for a light, crisp refreshment. It has certainly kept me coming back and I regard this drink as one of my favourites and as a fruit juice junky that is pretty good.

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              28.05.2009 18:42
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              Definetly worth a try

              This is actually one of my favourite fruit juices, and feels a bit of a luxury when i buy it!

              Its part of a series of the Copella range which offers a twist on more traditional juices. I've always found natural apple juice to be a bit to thick and turns on me after a while, although i'm still quite fond of the taste. This is the perfect solution for me as the elderlower takes away some of the apple's heavyiness. Its a fairly light drink and when served chilled is particulalrly refreshing.

              As with most brands who offer something a little more 'upmarket' its not the cheapest drink out there, but you pay for what you get. I've found that when we have visitors that their reponse is always positive. I sometime drink Elderflower Presse, but this is a litlle unsatisfying as i don't think the elderflower in a strong enough flabour on its own. I recoomed that you try this product and its particularlty refreshing for breakfast on a warm day!

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                26.01.2009 22:40
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                Excellent Drink

                "Made from hand picked fruit"

                I've done my fair share of fruit juice reviews over the course of the last year, but most of them have related specifically to Orange Juice - as that's what I often drink at breakfast. However, I do occasionaly indulge in a bit of Apple Juice drinking, and one of my favourite brands is Copella.

                Copella don't just make Apple juice on its own, they also make Apple & Elderflower juice - which currently costs £1.93 from the majority of supermarkets for the one litre bottle. Tesco are currently involved with a promotion where you can buy two for £3.30 - which represents a saving of 56p.

                In terms of the ingredients, the drink contains; Apple Juice (99%), Elderflower Infusion (1%), and Vitamin C. It's no surprise then, with only 1% elderflower, that the overall taste is dominated by the apple flavour. To be honest, if I didn't know what elderflower tasted like, I would assume I was drinking straight apple juice. That said, Copella Apple & Elderflower is a delicious drink which to me has just the right level of sweetness.

                Each 200ml serving contains 90 Calories which represents 4% of your recommended daily intake.

                The appearance of the drink is rather cloudy, with fine bits of apple floating around at the bottom - much like the 'juicy bits' you get in orange juice. This is completely natural, and the cloudy colour can be different with each bottle of Copella. The packaging explains the phenomena by saying that "apple crops vary from season to season, so naturally our juices do too".

                I would highly recommend Copella Apple & Elderflower as a delicious drink which is ideal at breakfast time. It's a great time to try it right now with Tesco's offer, and hopefully you won't be disappointed.

                The drink should be kept refridgerated and used within four days of opening. Highly Recommended.

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