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I've already reviewed Princes pure orange juice today so thought whilst I'm at it I may as well share my thoughts on their apple variety. Ok firstly I am partial to a swig of fruit juice, especially when I'm on a health kick and trying not to drink my own weight in cola; I like various juices except anything containing even the remotest hint of banana as I simply cannot abide the taste of what I perceive is an evil fruit intent on making me gag. That aside I'm not really that picky with my flavours, I'll give summer fruits a go, blueberry goes down well, cranberry even is quite a favourite but I do think you can't really go wrong with good old fashioned orange or apple.
I'm fond of Princes juices as in my view they are generally good value for money and a 1 litre carton can usually be picked up for about a quid, making them ideal for drinking on a regular basis. As apple juice goes I think Princes hit the nail on the head with this one, the flavour is reassuringly fresh and as with the orange variety there is sweetness but still a little added zing to prevent the whole thing from becoming overly sickly.
The drink is light and smooth with a flavour that isn't too strong; it's not bitter so won't set your teeth on edge either. The juice is 100% apple juice from concentrate so you can enjoy it knowing there are no chemical nasties added and that what you are drinking is indeed just pure, natural apples. As with all juices I do prefer mine nice and cold straight from the fridge, or even better served over ice; particularly enjoyed during the summer months but alas at the moment the weather is decidedly dreary and dismal.
It is worth saying that a 200ml serving counts as one of your 5 a day and contains only 88 calories, 20.8g of sugar but hey ho, you can't win them all. Still a fab tasting product that I continue to buy again and again.
Tastes like sweetened chemicals. Made me feel sick. I love apple juice, just not this one.
I am currently trying to avoid fizzy drinks and in an attempt to introduce more fruit and vegetables into my diet have been experimenting with different fruit juices from different brands. This pure apple juice from Princes has been on offer recently in Morrisons at only 50p a carton so has been a regular purchase for us for the past couple of weeks.
Packaged in a cardboard carton with an illustration similar to the one shown above you can instantly identify this as being apple juice due to an abundance of red and green apples being pictured on a deep blue background. Getting into the carton is easy with a flip top plastic stopper being situated on the top and once the protective foil cover has been removed the aroma of apples is more than evident.
Pouring some juice into a glass and you firstly notice the colour of the liquid; a strange colour if I'm being honest which is slightly reminiscent of urine with it having a golden hue, thankfully the smell is that of apples and not what it resembles and has a slight sheen to the flat colour. Tasting a mouthful of the liquid and my first thought is that of sweet, flat cider but with a tangy afterkick that refreshes and certainly quenches my thirst. For me it is best drunk ice cold straight from the fridge as I find if it has been stood for a while at room temperature then it takes on a slightly bitter flavour that is not all that pleasant; the colder the better for me for this drink.
I am informed from the carton that the only ingredient in this fruit juice is "Apple juice from concentrate 100%" and that a serving does count towards the RDA of '5 a day' for fruit and veg. Calorie wise a 100ml serving provides 44 calories, only 0.1 grams of fat and 10.4 grams of carbohydrates of which the whole 10.4 grams are sugars. Presumably these are sugars that naturally occur in the fruit rather than being artificially added as the ingredients do not indicate that they have been added later.
The drink is certainly refreshing and offers a great alternative to fizzy pop and flavoured water and has to a good way of introducing more natural goodness into your diet. I have enjoyed an ice cold glass of this on a morning and have found it to be a great way to kick start the day. For the flavour itself I would suggest that this is an acquired taste as some may find it to be too sweet and drastically different from the usual fresh Orange Juice but I really like it.
At just 50p for a 1 litre carton I can't grumble at the price and would buy it again even at full price, it makes a nice change from the drinks I normally have and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something different. 4/5 dooyoo stars for me, thanks for reading my review.
Having tried and like the orange juice from the Princes range, I figured that their apple juice would be as nice. We don't usually have apple juice, and normally I only bother going for the Tesco Value stuff anyway. However, this was on offer, at £1.07 for a carton, but buy one get one free, a while back, so I thought I'd get some.
The carton itself is quite well designed, with one of those white plastic things at the top that you lift up and it pops a hole in itself to help you pour easier. It's also resealable. Tick.
It looks much like most apple juices do: see through and a greeny brown colour. Nothing special or different there, and it smells okay too. However, once it comes to the taste, it was time to be a bit disappointed. It really tasted like fake apple juice. I was really shocked. Most apple juices I can accept don't really see many apples, but at least they go some way to make sure the taste is akin to apples. This, however, was really fake in taste. I was really disappointed.
The carton didn't last long, as I was really thirsty, and thought I had managed to pick up a bum carton. However, the other one was just the same when we got round to opening it. Needless to say I won't be buying this again, on offer or not!
Nutritionally, it comes in a 1 litre carton, with 100ml containing 10g of sugar and 44 calories, so it's about par with everything else. A little high in cals for juice, more like squash really, but that's to be expected. TRhe sugars are quite high, but then for long life juice in a carton as opposed to fresh in a refrigerated container, there's no real surprise.
Overall, a disappointment. It wasn't the most disgusting thing I have tried, but I had really expected it to taste nicer. I actually prefer the Tesco Value stuff. Not just because of the price, but because it's actually ncier. Shame.
I was expecting a nice, thick tasty fruit juice when I bought this product. Princes Apple Juice costs £1.07 from Tesco at the moment so I expected a decent product from a reputable brand for my reasonable price. Granted it is on offer at the moment, buy one get one free, but normally people are expected to pay over £1 a carton for this sub-standard juice.
When I first poured myself a glass, I didn't notice anything unusual about it. It's a nice clear apple green colour, with a good scent of fresh watery apples to it. I expected it to taste so much nicer than it did.
I think what I didn't like about this was that it was really very watery for a brand name product. The thin texture was more something I would have expected from a Tesco Value product. It did taste of apple juice yes, but it was like someone had poured half of the carton of the real juice away and just topped it up with water hoping no-one would notice!
I felt that the taste of this was more apple squash than apple juice. I know it's common practice to water down fruit juices made up from concentrate, but the trouble with this is that they've gone too far. Basically, there aren't enough apples in this juice.
I think the Tesco own brand apple juice is much nicer than this, and much better value for money too. This looks like it's going to be a good product, and even comes in good thick packaging with a good quality seal on top. But the actual product inside isn't up to scratch and I wouldn't buy it again.
I am a regular drinker of squashes and I like nothing more than a nice glass of fruit juice in the morning as it makes a nice change.
It comes in a standard fruit juice carton with a flip top lid and a foil seal (so that I can see it's not been tampered with or touched). It can be recycled so that's a good point too.
This juice has no pulp and is completely smooth. It's a weak orange looking colour and is quite transparent. It is quite tangy and does taste quite like apples without being too much. It is fairly sugary and I do feel like too much gives me a slight film on my teeth. A carton of this normally lasts just a couple of days with me & my other half drinking it and I would advise drinking it within 5 days in order to enjoy it at it's best.
One 150ml glass of juice is one portion of your daily recommend five a day of fruit & vegetables and this makes me to feel a little better about all the sugar in this drink (which I believe occurs naturally in the fruit).
100ml of this juice has 44 calories and 10.1g of sugars and it's a shame that the sugars is so high in this drink otherwise I would drink it more often!
It is available for £1.07 from Tesco and is currently on buy one get one free until 19/05/2009.
This juice is nice and tangy and perfect as part of a nice smoothie, I really enjoy drinking it and would definitely recommend it. It's a delicious juice that children will love to and it's a great way to get them to have one of their 5 a day. I am rating it 4/5 as it could taste more like apples than it does.
I'm quite happy to stick to my coffee & tea but my daughters (age 21 & 17) don't drink hot things so I.m always on the lookout for some variety of liquids for them other than water.
It's that time of year when colds & coughs seem to spread like crazy so I've started to buy good fruit juices with vitamin c - only when they're on offer though!!
At tesco.com (8th october) they were selling 2 x 1 litre of princes pure apple juice for £1.50 which saved 68p.
I know that this isn't a huge amount, but the savings add up when you buy a few items with offers and, as they say, 'every little helps...'
The carton is slightly different to the one shown in the photo - it's a paler blue with a half-glass of apple juice surrounded by freshly-chopped apples.
It still has the famous Princes red logo so it can be easily spotted & is marked 'pure apple juice from concentrate'.
There is also a little box on the front which tells you that as part of the 5-a-day- a 150ml serving = 1 portion.
Princes have been around for so long & I've never been disappointed with any of their products.
On 1 side of the carton it gives a 'guarantee of quality' which states that if you have a problem you can return the empty carton to the address given - wow! I wish everyone did this!
I won't be sending any cartons back though as it is a really nice apple juice - even better than the one I make.
The other side of the carton lists the one ingredient - 100% apple juice from concentrate.
It has about 10 servings per carton which is good value.
I won't bore you with all the nutritional value info as they are listed very clearly on the box - but just to tell you that it's only 44 cals per 100ml - so good for anyone watching their weight?
The carton has one of those plastic flip-top pourer caps - which I'll never get used to - with a foil removable seal - but once opened the flap maintains the goodness & needs to consumed within 3 days stored in the fridge.
The smell, on opening, is really nice - smells of fresh cox's(?) rather than french golden delicious(?) apples.
The product is made in the UK so I hope Princes have used UK apples as, in my opinion, they are the best in the world.
The juice is a good consistency - not too thick but not at all watery & the flavour is quite strong so may not be suitable for very small children?
a very refreshing taste.
- great offer from Tesco - but not the cheapest apple juice around.
- easy to use & pours well
- great apple taste
- makes a nice change from other juices - would recommend.
I like a nice juice so when I went on a long car ride recently I bought a few cartons of apple juice because I find fizzy pop makes me feel sick in the car.
Princes Pure Apple Juice is the juice I chose because the small 200ml cartons are the ideal size for me.
I wish I had only bought one though because it is not very nice apple juice at all. Even though it has a sweet red apple flavour it tastes rather insipid and more like an apple flavour cordial than a pure fruit juice. It is not as refreshing as I would expect from a quality apple juice and my son in law commented that it puts him in mind of a low alcohol cider he drank in Hereford recently.
It is quite sweet in a natural sugars way but at the same time it also has a vague tart flavour which I only noticed as an aftertaste.
On a plus note, this carton contains one of your five portions of fruit and veg and has only 88 calories and a mere trace of fat.
I had to laugh at the storage instructions which say once opened to consume within three days. There are literally 10 mouthfuls in this tiny carton and I defy you to make it last for three minutes, let alone three days!
Princes Pure Apple Juice cost me 49p from the BP petrol station and I think this is very expensive considering my favourite Sainsbury's Basics Apple Juice is roughly this price for a 1 litre carton and it's much nicer.