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 recently had the range of Copella fresh apple juices on 'buy one get one free', and so I ended up buying a few of the different flavours to try. One of the bottles that I bought was the Copella apple & raspberry juice. The Copella apple juices are normally £1.79 each, and so the 'buy one get one free' was a big saving. They are still currently on offer in Sainsbury's, however the offer at the moment is 'buy 2 for £3.00'. The Copella apple juices come in 750ml bottles.
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 ingredients that the apple & raspberry juice contains are a blend of pressed apple juice (85%), luscious raspberry juice (15%) and Vitamin C. The apple & raspberry juice contains 96 calories per 200ml serving, and like all fruit juices is very high in sugars - 20.6g per 200ml serving, this is sugars naturally found in fruit juice though.
Copella apple & raspberry juice is a cloudy juice, and is a lovely rich red raspberry colour. It has an unmistakeable fruity apple aroma, however I can also smell the raspberries in this too, and I have to admit that it does look and smell very appetising. It actually tastes delicious too, it is fruity, yet very refeshing. It does have more of a slightly tart taste than the regular Copella apple juice, however I personally think that this makes it more refreshing, and gives it more of a taste of 'summer'. It isn't a sweet tasting juice at all, it's a really pleasant tasting juice.
I've continued to buy the Copella apple & raspberry juice as I really like the refreshing summery taste. I like it on its own, and I also like to use it in raspberry smoothies; a glass of the juice, a small carton of natural yogurt, lots of frozen raspberries, and some ice all blended together in the blender - delicious!
I'm not a fan of squashes, I'd rather either stick with plain old water, or opt for something full flavoured like a proper fruit juice or fruit juice drink, or even something fizzy or a milkshake. In other words, I like my drinks either plain or well flavoured.
Copella is a brand that I've long held up there as one to buy. The quality of all Copella branded drinks is high, and they generally tell you information like where the apples are from, and there is very little in their drinks other than the fruit juice itself. They don't add lots of preservatives or colours and they don't add any artificial flavourings. For me this makes them one of the worthwhile brands to look for.
This particular flavour of Copella is absolutely delishous to drink. It's a good strong flavour mix of apple and raspberry and you know that you're drinking it because it's not overly sweet instead offering a really refreshing tangy drink that's brilliant on a hot summery day. It's made up of 85% apple juice and 15% raspberry and the mix is perfect because although there is far less raspberry, the raspberry is a stronger flavour so you still get a good mix and can easily taste both fruits in this.
This is only available in 1 litre bottles at Tesco as far as I can tell (it's certainly the only size I've ever seen it in), so unfortunately you won't find it in the chilled drinks cabinet of smaller stores where you can find the Copella apple juice along with pre-made sandwiches etc. However, apparently it does come in the other sizes but perhaps in other stores only. Cost wise, like the rest of the Copella brand, it's not cheap, but you are getting very high quality for your money and in my opinion that makes it worth while spending that bit more on it. (£1.89 for my last 1 litre bottle), and strangely I can't see it at all on the Tesco website.
Like all pure fruit juices this is fairly high in fruit sugars, so it's not something you'll want to be drinking masses of all the time, but personally I think it's worth having a few extra fruit sugars for your body to contend with rather than lots of un-natural added ingredients.
Overall I'd say if you're looking for a nice tangy summery drink then this is unlikely to disappoint. It's refreshing, full flavoured and very moreish.
I got a bottle of this Apple And Raspberry Copella juice today and it's nearly gone already because it's so yummy and refreshing that I can't leave it alone!
It's a lovely bright red juice and smells so fruity when you open the bottle, the main smell I think is the apple juice but you can deffo smell the raspberries in it too.
The juice is so fresh tasting and actually has the sort of flavour that makes it taste healthier than other juices. I think the mix of raspberry and apple goes so nice together because the 2 flavours make the juice sweet and a bit tangy at the same time.
I think all the Copella juices are very refreshing, but this one is the best for refreshment I think. I love how the apple and raspberry flavours are blended so well but also the fact that you can taste them individually as that isn't the case with a lot of juices that use more than one fruit.
I quite often mix this with Copella's English Apple juice because I love apple juice and doing that gives me the best of both worlds because I get a strong apple flavoured juice that also tastes of raspberries. I don't do that all the time though because these juices from Copella are just too nice to mix and taste wicked on their own.
You can buy Copella in different sized bottles, I've got the 1 litre bottles because they were on offer in Morrisons at 2 bottles for £3.00 which is about an 80p saving.
I get so thirsty in this humid weather we're having just lately; fizzy pop makes me feel thirstier, cheap 'from concentrate' juices leave a funny taste in my mouth and, well, water just gets boring after a while. It's during these phases that I turn to my absolute favourite juice, Copella.
With this brand I'm not at all fussy what flavour I buy, so when I was drawn to this beautiful coloured Apple & Raspberry juice I popped it into my trolley without a second thought. I'm so enamoured with Copella that I am confident of liking every flavour available!
This one certainly doesn't disappoint. The ingredients list tells me that 85% of this drink is apple juice, while the other 15% is made up of raspberry juice. This I think is an excellent split as it allows the apple to hold its own against the stronger flavour of raspberries and both of the individual flavours shine through well.
This, as you would expect, is an extremely fresh tasting and fruity drink. I find it very refreshing and thirst quenching and even though it's fairly high in sugars (those found naturally in the fruit) it doesn't seem overly sweet to me, which in part is down to the raspberries which give the juice a delicious zing that I haven't come across in any cheaper fruit juices.
I was surprised at how well rounded the flavour of this Apple & Raspberry juice was. I had imagined that the taste of the raspberries would overwhelm the apple but this doesn't happen at all, they blend together wonderfully and feels so wholesome as I drink.
Each 200ml glass of Copella Apple & Raspberry juice contains 88 calories which is reasonable, although the natural sugars are rather high at 19.2g. I paid £1.91 for my 1 litre bottle in Sainsbury's, which makes it one of the more expensive juices available but believe me it is worth absolutely every penny - I'd pay more for such a delicious and refreshing fruit juice!
Copella make really good quality fruit juices as a general rule. This Apple and Raspberry flavour came home with one of the family in a one litre bottle. We didn't buy it with the shopping, but I checked the Tesco website and you can get it for £1.93 for a one litre bottle. They don't have any other sizes available on the website for Tesco but apparantly you can get it in other sizes elsewhere.
Unlike a lot of fruit juices, this really does resemble real fruit juice. It's extremely thick and cloudy in appearance both in the bottle and when you pour it into a glass. I think it's a lot thicker than I'm accustomed to because I tend to buy cheaper drinks usually that are more water than fruit.
The taste is a bit too tangy for my liking, but at least it indicates that they haven't added too many unnatural ingredients or extras like sugar. Both the raspberry and the apple flavours come through quite strongly and I like that there's a really natural taste to this, even if it is a bit on the bitter side.
I personally wouldn't go out and buy this. It's quite expensive for a fruit juice and I have to admit to preferring the thinner fruit juice drinks, even if they aren't as healthy as this is. This is 85% apple juice and 15% raspberry juice according to the bottle, which explains why this is so thick! Great for people wanting to get one of their five a day then, but not as refreshing as a glass of squash. I've given it four stars because it's a great product, just not top of my personal flavour choices.