“ Manufacturer: Morrisons / Type: Soft Drinks „
We have recently been trying out a new Morrison's supermarket near to where we live and I am working my way slowly through all of their own brand drinks. The most recent one we have been trying is their no added sugar summer fruits squash.
I paid 59p for a massive 1 litre bottle of this stuff which works out a lot cheaper than the likes of say, Robinson's.
The drink contains less than 10% fruit and it consists of apples, strawberries and raspberries - all of which I really like. This squash obviously has to be diluted with water to taste and I like it quite strong so I do use quite a lot. The little lad prefers it a weaker, as does my other half.
The taste is very pleasant. It isn't too sweet, as some of these squashes can be. It's just right. It tastes of berries and fruit and I can definitely detect the taste and aroma of strawberries and raspberries, though I cannot detect any apple at all but I ma sure it is there.
This fruit drink tastes much better when it is served very cold and we usually pile the ice cubes into our glass to make it even colder. The little lad then sucks on the ice cubes after his drink has all gone. We usually have a glass or two at tea time but I prefer fresh fruit juices at breakfast.
I quite like the taste of this squash and overall I am very pleased with the quality. It's far cheaper than the branded one we would normally buy and is not inferior to Robinson's at all in my honest opinion.
==Morrison's No added Sugar Summer Fruits Squash==
I have been trying a lot of cheaper products recently because of trying to watch the pennies for our ever closer house move and I have come across some rather good substitutes of branded products. This summer fruits squash from Morrison's is one of them.
For a 1 litre bottle of the squash you are looking at paying 59p which when compared to a litre bottle of Robinson's at regular price is a lot cheaper. Of course there is more often than not a special offer with the Morrison's juice where you can buy two bottle for £1. At the moment however Robinson's Fruit and Barley are on offer in the store at 50p per litre so I will probably still always opt for the branded product especially as its 9p cheaper too.
The squash itself contains a mere 10% real fruit and this is made up of of 1% strawberry, 1 raspberry and 8% apple. This is not that evident in the flavour as the apple although noticeable seems just as strong as both of the berries as the taste is very fruity and the berry flavours are very strong.
The light red colour of the squash is really nice looking once mixed up with ice cold water (and a few ice cubes for good measure) the fruity smell of the drink is really evident and again is very appealing.
You have to be careful not to make the squash too strong as the taste is definitely not as nice as a Robinson's squash when this happens and I find a weaker drink will taste much more refreshing than a strong one. On the whole though using less means that the litre bottle will last a lot longer and you get even more for your money.
The juice is very tasty when done to the right strength and I feel really hydrated and fresh once I have polished off a big glass. The drink is sweet in tasting and much more so than the apple and blackcurrant version that Morrison's sell and I prefer this. Considering it is a no added sugar drink it still tastes nice and sweet whilst still being no too bad calorie wish. Per 250 ml drink of the squash your looking at having a mere 4 calories and 0.5 grams of sugar.
All in all I find this squash to be a good one and I will definitely buy it again if Robinson's is not on offer. It is not as good as Morrison's but certainly my next best option. For that reason I feel a 4 out of 5 stars and a recommendation is well deserved.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
My latest bottle of squash has been from Morrisons as I have recently started shopping there. I bought this bottle of No Added Sugar Summer Fruits Double Strength Squash for about 80p for a 750ml bottle.
It comes in a clear bottle that is 21cm tall and 7cm wide. It has a cellophane label around the middle of the bottle and a blue screw cap on top. The front of the label has the name of the product and the pictures of an apple, raspberry and a strawberry. Both sides have nutritional and product information on and the rear is exactly the same as the front. The label is bright and attractive which is partially what drew me to it. Through the clear plastic bottle, you can see the squash, which in this case is dark red in colour.
On smelling the drink from the bottle, it has a strong fruity scent that reminds me of fruit. It is meant to contain 14% apple concentrate, 4% strawberry concentrate and 2% raspberry concentrate. From the smell, all of these are noticeable. As it is double strength, I only use a small amount when having a drink. It is meant to be made up as 1 part squash to 9 parts water, however I use less than this as don't like it too strong. On the whole, it has a nice sweet taste to it and when you actually taste the flavours, it has a nice taste of "summer fruits". The sweetness makes it nice to drink when I'm sat in lectures and also when swimming or cycling. Despite being no added sugar, I think there is still enough natural sugars to help perk me up a bit, which is very helpful.
I find it a nice refreshing drink that is suitable any time of the day and is a great tasting alternative to water. Overall it is quite good per serving, it contains 3 calories, 0.3g of sugar, trace fat and trace salt. This makes it good on the whole if you are on a diet or are conscious of what your eating/drinking. A quick look at the ingredients shows that it contains quite a bit of rubbish, mainly in the forms of sweeteners, preservatives and acidity regulators. Personally I would prefer it if it didn't contains these, however I expect it would be quite difficult to find a squash nowadays without them in.
Overall as it is a really nice tasting drink and it contains very little sugar, I am going to give it 5/5 as it is a great product by Morrisons. I will definitely be buying Morrisons branded squash again as it is nice and great value for money.
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With the summer months approaching, and the weather heating up, I tend to switch from hot drinks like tea and coffee, to cordial drinks that keep me cooler.
This began last week with the purchase of the aptly named summer fruits squash from Morrisons, costing an even cooler 59p for a one litre bottle, it's performing the job well so far.
It has a number of benefits. Firstly it tastes nice and refreshes me in a way that it claims to be healthy. It has no added sugar, and a 250ml serving contains low levels of sugar (0.5g) and calories (4) in it. These are 0.6% and 0.2% of your GDA respectively. Basically, you can be refreshed in a way that is tasty and doesn't detriment your diet at the same time.
It's also packaged well. It comes in an ample size for the price and has a screw cap top to open it. This is very effective and it hard to break compared with a lot of other fruit squash brands that I notice seem to loosen the more that you tighten them. This makes it handy for transportation as, if you're like me and out and about with work all day needs to be the case otherwise you end up leaking it into your bag or on your belongings.
Also, you're getting good value for money. Some of the more known brands are nearly double the price. For one litre you're getting nearly twice the amount value for money that you'd be getting from a major brand. Also, this has been on offer with multibuys and you can mix and match the flavours to give you more variety. Personally, it just makes your pound go a little bit further for what you're getting.
My only complaint is the quality. It states one part squash with four parts water but this is optimistic. I know everyone likes the mixes different, and there's some people who would put double the amount in a glass and some half the amount before adding water to taste but I do consider myself to be a person who has an average measure. If I followed the guideline then this would be incredibly weak in flavour and I'd need to put a lot more in to make it a strength that's acceptable to me. What I mean is it takes a lot more and uses a lot more which means that more of the bottle is used. It's still good value but you could be going through the bottle a little quicker than it suggests.
Also, it only contains 10% fruit juice consisting of apple (8%), raspberry (1%) and strawberry (1%). It tastes good but this highlights that you are getting for what you're paying and for 59p that doesn't sem to amount to much. It tastes okay but this is probably the reason that I stated above for putting more into a glass to get more taste.
All that said though, it does taste nice and does the job in keeping you cool and refreshed on a warm day. Just be aware that you do need to use a lot to get the correct taste and I think you'll get along with this product just fine.
I love flavoured drinks and especially fizzy pops but I am constantly getting told too much carbonated drink is bad for me so I have to drink diluted pop as well for a change...
Morrisons do a range or diluted squashes which include No Added Sugar Summer Fruits squash which is sold in a square shaped plastic bottle (recycle please!) with a red plastic lid on it.
The bottle has a stick on plastic label running around the middle with all the product info on it. The juice is 10% fruit juice made from concentrate so it is very strong so you need to water it down considerably...
There are no artificial colours or flavourings but there are artificial sweeteners in it obviously.
The 10% concentrate is from 8% apple juice and 1% raspberry juice and 1% strawberry juice which gives the squash its really dark reddish colour. There is a preservative in the juice as well.
The calories are only 8 per 100ml undiluted with 1.2g of sugar. The instructions to say to dilute one part to four parts water but that is way too strong, I would say at least double that and to give it even weaker to toddlers...
A 250 ml serving is only 4 calories with 0.5 g of sugar in it and 0.2g of salt.
Once opened use within four weeks and the bottle size is a litre for 59p or sometimes there are offers on for 2 for one pound.
The flavour is very fruity and sweet with the berries adding a really cool colour to the juice. I really like it because of the apple as that is my favourite fruit :)
It doesn't taste artificial and is really nice a refreshing, especially cold in summer!
Five stars from me for awesome value and this size bottle lasts us at least two weeks with normal use and is better for me than fizzy drinks all the time.