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As much as I enjoy a nice glass of wine at dinner, there are times when I get to the table feeling thirsty and therefore we always have a bottle of juice on the go for this reason. Although usually a fan of Innocent juices, when I recently saw a bottle of this Copella Apple Juice in my local Sainsbury's store, I picked up a bottle to take home. I do love the taste of apple juice and thought this looked and sounded really good.
It is always important for me to understand what goes into the food and drink that I consume and this product was no exception. The juice is pressed on Boxford Farm in Suffolk and I personally liked the fact that the ingredients are all sourced locally as I feel that this only adds to the healthy taste. This apple juice is described as a "premium cloudy apple juice" which is pressed from hand picked apples and apparently 3lbs of apples go into every litre of liquid. Another thing that I loved with this particular apple juice is that the ingredients are not from concentrate and as a result the only things that go into this juice are 100% apples, great when you want to eat healthily and reduce the amount of added nutrients that are so often found in the food that we buy.
In terms of packaging, this juice comes in various bottle sizes which vary according to whether you want the juice as a lunchtime drink or one for entertaining. I believe that this juice comes in the following bottles sizes; 250ml, 330ml, 750ml and 1.25 litre; however in my local Sainsbury's I could only find the larger bottle. Presentation of this product is good and I like the clean lines and slightly rural looks of the bottle. Although translucent in colour, the bottle is imprinted with the Copella logo which I think adds a quality touch and a matt gold screw top lid. Inside the bottle, the juice has a lovely cloudy yellow colour which is indicative to me of the freshness of the ingredients. At the base of my bottle the ingredients move together in a cloudy swirl and therefore I like to give the bottle a good shake before pouring.
In terms of nutritional content this juice is very healthy as you might expect from the wholly natural ingredients. For example, a 100ml glass of this juice contains 46 calories, 10.3g of sugar, 0.7g of fibre and 61mg of Vitamin C. Although the sugar content is relatively high with a 200ml glass containing 23% of an adults daily allowance of sugar, it is worth noting in my opinion that these sugars are natural rather than being superficial and are therefore much healthier and easier for the body to digest.
This juice really excels in taste in my opinion. The apples are quite crisp and tart with an underlying sweetness that make this juice a lovely accompaniment to dinner time. It is quite interesting in my opinion how different this apple juice looks and tastes to one which has been made with ingredients from concentrate. For instance, a cheaper apple juice is often brown in colour with a decidedly sweet taste whereas this juice is very true to eating an apple with the juicy crispness of flavour which you might expect. All in all this is a very refreshing and tasty drink and one which we really enjoy. It is worth noting that as this juice is made from fresh ingredients it should always be stored in the refrigerator and it is the cold feel of the juice which really brings the flavours to life in my opinion.
We purchased a 1.25 litre bottle of Copella apple juice from our local Sainsbury's and paid £2.80 for it. This may seem expensive for something that we drink every day but in my opinion it is well worth the investment for such a delicious drink. The fact that it is such a large bottle means that ours has lasted around four days which makes it well worth picking up a bottle of this juice on our weekly shops.
As a result of the lovely taste of this product and the ever so healthy ingredients this juice scores a well deserved five stars from me and comes highly recommended.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
As a student I prefer to only drink water, though occasionally I treat myself to something different. One such occasion was yesterday when I found the Copella fruit juices on BOGOF offer in Sanisburys. Copella is what I consider a premium fruit juice brand, at £1.80 for 750ml, but at this price for two I couldn't say no.
Copella fruit juices come from Boxford farm in Suffolk, where they have been produced since 1969, using 25 varieties of apple. The apples are hand picked and pressed, with 3lb of apples used to make every litre of juice.
This flavour is Cloudy Apple, but Copella also produce Orange Juice (smooth or with bits), and several mixes of apple juice and fruit. These contain elderflower, mango, raspberry and pear. There is also a winter warmer (which I found to be awful!) and pink apple lemonade. The bottles are all plastic, with an embossed design of an apple leaf and the word Copella on the neck. The lids are gold in colour, and all the apple juices have a green label, which has a rather old fashioned design.
Upon opening the plastic screw-on lid, the smell of apples hits you. The juice smells like proper apples, and is so much nicer than the cheap supermarket fruit juices. It is cloudy, so has small bits in, and is not smooth. I always give the bottle a good shake before opening to mix it up.
The juice tastes freshly pressed, and is quite sweet. It is so much better tasting than other apple juices, and everyone I know who has tried Copella loves it. It comes in several sizes, 1.25l, 750ml, 330ml and 250ml bottles.
only ingredients in this juice is apple juice, with Antioxidant: Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) added. It is clearly stated as not being from concentrate. Nutritionally, this apple juice contains 92 calories, 21g sugar, 0g fat, 0g saturates and 0g salt per 200ml serving.
I nearly always buy Tropicana fruit juice, which we all drink at breakfast time most mornings. It was only very recently that I discovered a nice alternative (also in the chill aisle) of Tesco's called Copella. I was hesitant to try this as I am a creature of habit, but I had a 75p off coupon and thought I'd give it a go. Copella seems to come in a choice of different flavours but my coupon was for the apple flavour and as I really love apple drinks and was beginning to get a bit bored by the normal orange juice, I thought this might make a nice change for all three of us.
I like the shape and design of this bottle of Copella, as it's not like one of those normal cartons of fruit juice. This comes in a 'proper' looking bottle with 750ml of apple juice inside. I was impressed when I read the bottle, that this juice contains no nasty hidden ingredients such as colours, preservatives or artificial sweeteners but because of this it also has a fairly short shelf life once the bottle has been opened. These 750ml sized bottles normally retail for £1.85 but as I had my money off coupon, I managed to get mine for just over £1.
We have obviously now drank the entire bottle as though it looked large, once three glasses have been poured, it doesn't go very far. We all really love this drink and we all remarked on how lovely it tastes and what a nice change it made to our usual fresh orange juice. As soon as you take the top off you can really smell the gorgeous smell of fresh apples. It's slightly cloudy when it's poured out into a clear glass and it reminds me of freshly prepared apple juice as there is a slight sediment which collects at the bottom of the glass when it's left standing for a little while.
This is definitely best when it's served ice cold and it's really thirst quenching, not too sweet and has a bit of a bite to it. It's completely without 'bits' and though I miss that in my orange juice, this helps to make it more thirst quenching, I think. It tastes very fresh and I'm happy to be giving myself and my family something which is good for us all and which contains no nasties.
I will certainly be going out to buy another bottle of this Copella apple juice and next time I might try and other flavour just to see how it compares. It's made a lovely change to our breakfast drink and I'm glad I tried it out.
It is more expensive than my usual Tropicana but I will definitely be buying more of this.
I like some fruit juice in the mornings and little bits throughout the day sometimes, especially in summer. Sometimes, however, I can find them a little heavy, but Copella is a good alternative if you want something that bit more refreshing. Their Apple juice is a small treat for myself, especially when it's on offer, being both delicious and good quality.
Copella is a respectable brand though probably not the most popular in terms of juices as Tropicana still probably take the top spot. As a brand, I believe Copella been going for over 40 years (since 1969) at Boxford Farm in Suffolk, so they have years of expertise behind them. They take pride in their juices being healthy and natural, which is why their cloudy apple is made from handpicked apples, not from concentrate, and we're also told that 3lbs of apples go in to every litre of their juice, which is impressive. As a brand, I believe they've been going for over 40 years at Boxford Farm in Suffolk, so they have years of expertise behind them.
This comes in a robust, nicely shaped plastic bottle containing 750ml of cloudy apple goodness. As per the label, there are no nasties in this, so it's pure apple without the sweeteners, preservatives or colours. It can be found in the chilled aisle of most supermarkets, but because it's 'fresh' do be aware of the use-by date and drink within 2-3 days of opening. Having said that, I find it easy enough to get through a bottle in this time, especially if two people are drinking it, because 750ml of very yummy apple juice doesn't go all that far! It's quite pricey for juice (as I find most branded fresh juices to be), but I would say it's a good investment every now and then for something a little extra special that's natural, tasty and healthy.
The consistency isn't thick, as you may expect from an orange juice, but rather quite thin and refreshing. It's cloudy but smooth without bits, just a slight hint of apple 'sediment' I guess you could call it that's visible when you pour some into a glass. The first thing I noticed, aside from the cloudy colour, was the lovely scent of apples. This doesn't disappoint because it has an equally appealing apple taste. It's authentic and sweet, with that slight tang you get from apples and apple juice, but I noticed nothing 'nasty' about it because as I've said, you just get the apples and no nasties in this juice. Therefore, providing you like apples, this is definitely a juice to try.
Per 200ml serving this contains 92 calories which is about standard for an apple juice, as well as 21g sugars (as expected for fruit juice also unfortunately). It does, of course, offer the benefits of fruit so 100ml gives you 50% of your Vitamin C RDA, which is good to know. It's a drink that tastes delicious and gives you some health benefits to feel good about drinking it, and it has that sense of being good quality about it.
Copella is also available in other flavours, including Apple and Mango, and Apple and Elderflower (the latter is a little different to the norm and lovely!). As for the brand itself, I trust them to provide good quality juices and wouldn't hesitate to try something else from the range I haven't tried before, and although it's a little pricey, it's still comparable to other similar branded products. I consider Copella to be a slightly more special treat for the fridge, and I look out for when it's on offer because one bottle doesn't tend to last very long in our house!
All in all, this is a yummy cloudy juice drink that packs a strong apple flavour being sweet, refreshing, good quality and full of Vitamin C. I would definitely recommend giving it a go if you enjoy the slight sweet tang of apples.
Sells for around £1.85 (Tesco) 750ml (Can also be bought as 1.25L, or smaller 330ml / 250ml bottles).
I love apple juice in all forms and generally like it more than orange juice in the mornings. I much prefer natural apple juice though and one of the best I have tasted is this cloudy apple juice from Copella.
The apples come from Boxford Farm in the heart of the Suffolk countryside and according to their website they have been picking apples and making juice since 1969. it is a family run business and the family bought a fruit press,and began producing juice, introducing the very first, fresh apple juice, which was not made from concentrate and contained no added water - the family named it Copella. The name Copella comes from the first letters of Cox'sOrange Pippin, one of the main varieties of apples used in the juice, and the last part of Devora Peake's (the late lady who set up a 120 acres farm with her husband) youngest daughter's name - Carmella.
The juice is wonderfully tasty and much better than other apple juices from concentrate. It tastes natural and it is natural. It's quite thick and as the name suggests, it looks cloudy and thick and has a really fruity taste. It is a sort of yellow/green colour and looks really tasty as well in my opinion. The juice apparently contains 25 apple varieties and 3 lbs of apples make every litre of apple juice. That is a lot of apples in my opinion.
I usually buy the apple juice is small bottles from convenience stores when I am buying my lunch as I much prefer this to a fizzy drink and sometimes even a water. A small bottle costs over a pound so it is a bit more expensive than a fizzy drink but its well worth it. It does contain quite a lot of calories in my opinion, 100ml contains 197 calories but I am sure these are more sugars from fruit than they are bad calories. Even so, this is a lovely natural tasting apple juice that I definitely recommend.
Copella juices are made on Boxford farm, located in Suffolk. Copella make a wide range of different pressed juices, however the one I enjoy the most and will be reviewing today is the simple apple variety.
Available in 250ml, 330ml, 750ml and 1.5 litre bottles, this is a lovely refreshing juice which contains one of your five a day in a single serving. The juice is housed in plastic bottles which are fully recyclable and once opened they maintain freshness for around a week before needing to be thrown away.
The juice itself is made of pure pressed apples, this is definitely not a 'from concentrate' juice, as such it has a slight texture to it, it's not pulpy but it isn't completely smooth either. The juice is sweet but not overly so, it's perfect for me as I don't like apple juices which are either really sweet or sour. This is the perfect medium in taste.
Copella juices aren't hugely expensive, but they do cost more then the from concentrate or supermarket own brand juices. It's worth looking out for special offers though as supermarkets seem to regularly have Copella juices on some sort of price reduction or multibuy offer.
I love a glass of apple juice (albeit in moderation!) and the Copella Apple juice is one of my favourite brands to drink. At the more premium end of the apple juice range, its slightly more expensive in terms of price and packaging.
Copella apple juice a british brand apple juice and is made from handpicked apples at Boxford farm, Suffolk. It is much thicker in terms of cheaper value apple juice, but in terms of taste it doesn't compare! It actually tastes like real apples and is sweet in flavour. I only eat red apples (weird I know right?) and the taste of this apple juice mostly reminds me of this variety.
The consistency of this apple juice is really thick so it not only quenches my thirst but in a way it is really filling too! As it counts towards one of my 5 a day I feel really happy when I drink this drink as it satisfies my taste buds as it reminds me of what it would be like if I literally blended some apples and poured it in a glass! There are no "bits" so to speak although as it is a fresh juice sometimes there is some fruit that settles in the bottom of the bottle so requires a good shake before consuming!
I am an avid sainsburys shopper so normally it costs £1.79 for 750ml bottle however there is an on offer on at the moment for 2 750ml bottles for £3 which I of course took advantage of! Meaning I am all stocked up for the next week or week and a half at a push!
Copella apple juice also comes in 330ml, and 1.25ml bottles so I definitely recommend any apple juice lovers to go out and purchase!
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.
Whilst shopping in Sainsburys last week I noticed that they had the range of Copella fresh apple juices on 'buy one get one free', so I picked up a couple of the bottles; I got a bottle of the Copella English apple juice, and a bottle of the Copella apple & raspberry juice. They are £1.79 each, and so at the moment you get 2 bottles for £1.79. Each bottle is a 750ml bottle.
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 apple juice contains are pressed English apple juice and Vitamin C. The apple juice contains 90 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 English apple juice is a cloudy apple juice, and is a lovely golden, sunny, apple colour. It has an unmistakeable apple aroma (well I guess it would do really wouldn't it!), and I have to admit that it does look and smell very appetising. It actually tastes delicious too, in fact I think that it may just have converted me from just being an apple juice 'liker to an apple juice 'lover'. This apple juice doesn't have that tartness that I normally find with apple juice, this just has a lovely rich, smooth and mellow appley taste. It's not a sweet tasting juice at all, it's just a really pleasant tasting apple juice.
I really enjoyed this apple juice, surprisingly! And I'm definitely going to buy it again, I'm probably going to stock up on a few more bottles in Sainsburys this week whilst it's still on the 'buy one get one free' offer.
I buy this apple juice fairly regularly to have with my lunch at work on the weekends. It is widely available and using in the cooler cabinet in the front of most supermarkets. I love apple juice and this has to be my favourite brand out there.
The apple juice comes in a clear plastic bottle which is square in shape and tapers into a circle towards the top. The bottle has a circular gold coloured plastic lid which twists easily on and off the bottle. The centre of the bottle is wrapped in a green banner which has the brand name, some information about the product and ingredients etc on the reverse. The design is simple but looks really nice and definitely gives the product a feel of quality. It differs a lot from other apple juice products on the market which tend to be in cardboard cartons rather than bottles. The smaller version of this bottle is the same in design but is just a much smaller version. This product is usually put with 'lunch' options such as sandwiches, crisps and drinks. The Copella apple juice tends to stand out because, although other apple juices are in bottles, it has a really sleek design and looks very high quality.
The taste of this apple juice is amazing! I really love apple juice and usually go for concentrate products which are nice but not always very appley and also tend to be overly sweet. This Copella apple juice is entirely natural with no concentrate, it also has no added colouring or preservatives which makes it a much healthier option. This apple juice tastes exactly like freshly squeezed apple juice, it is sweet and yet tangy. It has a lovely sharp taste to it which counteracts the sweetness of the apples. This is a cloudy apple juice rather than the clear ones you usually get in a carton. It tastes really fresh and I'm always pleased to know it is natural and accounts for one of my five a day.
You can get this in two versions, the 750ml and the 330ml. The 330ml usually retails at around £1.20 whereas the 750ml is more around the £1.80 mark. This is far more expensive than the majority of cartons of apple juice out there, these can usually be picked up at around 40p for a similar amount. That said, I think this product offers a better taste and a healthier option and is therefore my preferred drink of choice.
Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this fresh and fruity apple juice.
I'm a very fussy eater and always ensure that the food I eat is natural and not tampered with (eg no added nasties such as flavourings and colourings). I'm the same when it comes to drinks - especially fruit juice, and I always buy higher end brands as I feel that these are worth it due to the quality and reassurance that the product is fresh and free of any unhealthy ingredients. Tropicana has got to be my favourite brand of fruit juice and I usually always buy this without really browsing the different options.
Last Friday, me and my boyfriend headed off to Sainsbury's as we needed to stock up on food and drink as we had a house warming party and barbeque planned for Saturday. As we were expecting a lot of guests, I looked at the fresh fruit juices trying to find a cheap but good quality brand, which is when I came across the Copella juices which were reduced from £1.75 to just £1 per 750ml bottle - an absolute bargain! This isn't a dirt cheap price for a bottle of juice I know but this stuff isn't from concentrate and is very good quality.
Copella is often on offer in a range of supermarkets at 2 750ml bottles for £3 so even at full price it is still reasonably good value for money. There are a number of flavours to choose from in the Copella range - apple, apple & raspberry, apple & mango, orange and so on. I opted for the more basic flavours - apple and orange, and I am reviewing the apple flavour. This is described by Copella as having a unique, delicious appley taste due to the freshly picked apples they press to make the juice. The juice is not from concentrate and has no added water. It is free from preservatives, additives, colours and sweeteners
The juice is available in a range of different sized bottles including 1 litre, 750ml and 330ml. The bottle that it comes in is made of a sturdy plastic which can be recycled once you're done with it. The shape of the bottle is quite unusual and the bottle has a screw top lid which is a gold colour. The bottle is transparent which I find handy and there is a green paper type label wrapped around the middle with the branding and product information. It is clear from looking at the bottle that it is apple juice and it is easily recogniseable meaning if you purchase it regulary you won't be searching the shelves for it each time.
The very brief list of ingredients is listed - apple juice and vitamin C. The nutritional information is also clearly displayed. At 98 calories per 200ml it isn't the lowest calorie drink available but it is full of goodness - 200ml contains a whopping 72mg of vitamin C - 90% of the reccomended daily allowance. It also has 0.8 grams of fibre per 200ml. The sugar content is high at 20 grams per 200ml but this is natural sugar and as with everything, moderation is key.
The juice itself is a lovely rich shade of yellow, it's quite thin in consistency and it tastes amazing. It's very refreshing and it tastes completely natural. It's sweet but has a pleasant tanginess to it - it's lovely! It was boiling yesterday when we had our barbeque and a nice cold glass of this tasted fab. Each 750ml didn't last long as each bottle only filled two glasses, however luckily we'd bought plenty of bottles.
All of our guests, as well as myself and Marc really enjoyed this drink - even the little ones would ask for another glass including one of my cousin's little girls who virtually lives on chocolate and hates fruit! We wattered the juice down for the kids due to the sugar content which I would reccomend doing as like I said before it is very high sugar. The juice overall is really nice and you can tell it's good quality. It is full of flavour with a rich, unique taste and it is incredibly refreshing. Overall, reccomended.
Apple juice is not normally a drink that I purchase regularly as I tend to find it a little on the sweet side so tend to opt for orange just instead as I find it more refreshing. But on a recent trip to a Sainsbury's local store on my lunch break I decided to purchase one of their lunchtime meal deals which consists of a sandwich, snack and drink for £3.00. As I like to save money when I purchase a deal like this I always try and purchase the most expensive options to save as much money as I can. One of the drink options was the 330ml bottles of Copella English Apple Juice, which I had heard good things about so thought that I would give it a try.
The 330ml bottles were priced at £1.45 but as I got mine on a meal deal it worked out much better value. I think I would be a little reluctant to purchase a bottle at full price as it is expensive for such a small bottle. You can also purchase larger 1litre bottles of the juice from most larger supermarkets in the fridge as it is a fresh juice.
The apple juice comes in a clear rectangular plastic bottle with a gold coloured screw cap lid. The bottle has a plastic wrap around label which contains all of the necessary information you need to know about the juice on. This includes the origin of the apples which it states ion the label are handpicked to make the juice. The apple juice also contains no added colours, flavours, preservatives, sugar, sweetners or water.
The juice itself is quite different from other apple juices I have tried as it is cloudy rather than clear. At first this put me off the juice a little as it did not seem to look as appetising, but after giving the bottle a shake it did look a little better. It states on the side of the bottle that the juice my naturally separate when left standing so may need to be shaken. The juice tastes fantastic, it is very natural tasting and not too sweet. I find that apple juice from concentrate tastes rather artificial but this Copella juice is just like biting into a juicy apple. Although this apple juice is very expensive I will certainly buy it again if I spot it on offer as it makes a lovely refreshing juice drink!
I have bought Copella Apple Fruit Juice in the past and absolutely love it! I am always on the look out to find healthier options and what better way to start the day than a glass of apple juice in a bid to take in your five a day?
Priced at around £1.49 for a 1.25 litre bottle it isn't unreasonably priced and for what you are getting it is probably a bit of a bargain. The ingredients are extremely simple and are for the English Apple variety. They are;
Pressed English Apple Juice
Quite simple really. The drink is obviously fresh and must be kept refrigerated. The juice contains sugars which are naturally found in fruit juice and counts towards 5% of your daily calorie allowance. The juice also contains 30mg of Vitamin C which is half of your RDA. There is no doubting how healthy this juice is. It does contain 22% of your RDA of sugars, but these are all natural sugars which are a result of the pressed apple content.
The juice is very refreshing and is also reasonably filling. As the juice is simply pressed apples there is a settling of sediment so it is advised to shake the bottle before use. I love the bits in the drink and they add texture and flavour. I think that because this drink is healthy and free from all those nasty ingredients a lot of 'fresh juice' contains. Upon opening the bottle I am greeted by the scent of fresh apples and nothing else. The wonderful aroma promises much. I am not disappointed as I taste it, as the body of the fruit is very much still present. The fleshy morsels left through the pressing process give character to the refreshing fruit juice.
I am more than happy to recommend this fruit juice to anyone that enjoys apple drinks. Copella have many different varieties in their range and can be found at WWW.copellafruitjuices.co.uk. According to this website there are 3lbs of apples used to make each 1 litre of juice made, I am most surprised at this! I love the Copella brand and having written this review I am even getting an appetite to rediscover the rest of their range!
I always used to say that I didn't like apple juice, and the only type that I would ever drink was a locally made one purchased from the monthly farmers market. However the farmers market became less and less regular until it was more of an annual event. I went without apple juice for the best part of a year, simply because the watery stuff you buy in a carton at the supermarket is not even good enough to be classed as apple juice.
One morning though I came to breakfast to find my entire family quaffing copella apple juice down. And they said it was good as the locally made stuff we used to buy. I had a tentative sip and I have to say its is amazing! Not only does it actually taste like apples but it has a wonderful crips, tangy taste to it. You could drink a whole litre bottle and not even notice, it is that more-ish
The only issue with this is that it is quite expensive, and as a student I find it really hard to justify the expense. It is one of my "start of the month, when I still have money" treats.
Aside from the very foreign sounding name, Copella is one of the most fabulously english of juices on the market. Actually, I rarely buy it because it is one of those drinks that, despite being money well spent, is not money lasted because I can down a large bottle in one sitting its that good!
I feel like this juice gives it's consumer some sort of feeling of status. Much more grand than it's carton counterparts, this bottle exudes a certain arrogance and demands to be picked off the shelf. I also love the simplicity - just apples. All of these tropical juices containing superfruits and exotic fruits and fruits you've never heard of. The benefits of drinking a glass of pure apple juice are exactly the same and you can just tell that this is pure apple! Its got that aroma of baked apples gone cold mixed with apple baby food. They really should have that smell wafting around the aisle. I think the world would be a happier place!
Can I afford it everyday? NO! I'll grab some if its ever on offer but because I know how quickly I will drink, I just cannot justify spending that much money on it all the time. But for a classy summer's picnic in the park, it would be my top choice for a treat!
I was first introduced to really good proper fresh apple juice in a juice bar many years ago in London, and for a long time it seemed that that excellent freshly juiced taste was only going to be mine when I visited somewhere like that, or somewhere that made their own. That was until Copella came along.
As far as I'm aware, Copella was the first 'proper' fresh apple juice of this sort to make it into the supermarkets. It was certainly the first that I encountered locally, and although others have followed, for me Copella is still the best and very much my favourite. It's made with fresh English apples and doesn't contain any nasties at all. In fact, the only added ingredient is vitamin C which is acts as an antioxidant. Now both these points are important to me. If I'm going to buy fresh then I'd rather it was fresh and home grown - if I could get stuff grown in my own county as well as country I probably would. Also, if I'm going to buy fresh then I want it to BE fresh... I don't want it full of chemicals designed to make it last months and months.
Of course all this naturalness does mean that when you buy Copella apple juice it doesn't have as long a shelf life and you have to seek it out in the refrigerator section of the supermarket. When you get it home, you also need to keep it in the fridge and it only keeps for a few days. It also means that it's not cheap. We're talking around £1 for a small individual 250ml bottle and around £1.70 for the 1 litre and £2.70 for the largest size of 1.25 litres. Now personally for something which tastes so good I don't mind paying these prices though admittedly I can't afford to buy this every week, and I'm always happy to see it on a special offer. I can understand however why some people would just laugh and walk away without trying it.
Copella comes in a clear plastic bottle that's kind of square shaped. The juice inside isn't clear like most processed apple juice is, it's cloudy and a sort of greeny yellowy colour. When you taste it, the flavour is just like biting into a fresh apple straight from the tree. Very refreshing and with a mixture of sweetness and tartness that is just beautifully tasty.
For me one of the nicest and most refreshing treats is to pour myself a glass of this in the early morning on a summery day and sit in the garden with my book before the rest of the world is really awake. I do awake sometimes ridiculously early and I love the fresh taste of this to go with the fresh morning air, the two seem really magical together somehow, and it helps me to wake up and set myself up for the day.