“ 1 litre bottle. Robinsons Orange Fruit No Added Sugar Drink concentrate. Dilute with water. „
I'm reviewing Robinsons Orange Squash with no added sugar.
It usually costs around £1.40 for the litre bottle, but is on offer in Tesco at present (Dec 8th 2013) for £1 .
This is one of those items where I think ingredients/content needs added to inform those who need that kind of information.
Water,Orange Fruit from Concentrate (10%) ,Citric Acid ,Sweeteners (Aspartame, Saccharin) ,Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite) ,Natural Flavouring ,Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate) ,Stabiliser (Cellulose Gum) ,Natural Colour (Carotenes) ,Contains a source of Phenylalanine
***WHY THIS ONE***
Since taking on the two toddlers I've been experimenting with various juices and some are bad, some are OK, some are lovely. But each time I end up back with Robinsons . It is better quality than most others in my opinion and the 'no added sugar' is a bonus.
***THE PRODUCT and USING***
This comes in a tall plastic bottle which is fully recyclable .
It has the distinctive Robinsons name prominently displayed on the label and states clearly 'NO ADDED SUGAR' .
The product itself is a deep intense orange .
Using this is just too basic, so in a nutshell, you simply add a small amount to a glass or cup and top up with water. Try variations of the amount of water you use until you get the taste to suit you . For example I like this for myself made up with one part squash and 4 or 5 parts water. That suits my taste buds , but for the children I use more water and you can dilute it as much as you like really.
In the summer I used a LOT more water because we all were drinking much more, and as long as it tasted lightly orangey the children were happy to glug lots of it down during the hot weather.
This tastes really good compared to the cheaper brands and is definitely one of those products where you get what you pay for. It really does taste of oranges and I've never noticed that chemical after taste that often accompanies squashes.
Besides having NO added sugar this has NO artificial colours and NO added flavourings which is a reassuring thing in a product used a lot for children as far as I'm concerned. I must admit to being shocked at the 'no added colouring ' considering the depth of colour in this product .....so finding 'no added colouring' was something of a relief .
We use this quite a lot now and while I'm happy to stray into using different drinks occasionally for the children I am also more than happy coming back to this drink and there is always a bottle of this in our pantry.
Aside from using this as a drink we made ice lollies with it in the summer , but to be honest the lollipop moulds took up too much room in our limited space freezer so I stopped that . However I do still make orange cubes in an ice cube tray, and with those you can dilute the squash a lot . All the ice cubes need is just a hint of orange colour and taste because they'll be going into a glass of squash anyway. It freezes well . These went down well in the summer and I tended to put some squash in the children's carry bottles and then add an orange ice cube. This meant that on trips to the play park or dog park the children had a drink that stayed cooler for a bit longer. Luckily their bottles are wide necked enough to accommodate an ice cube, but this might not be possible with many narrower water bottles.
Price wise I'm OK with paying the £1.40 when I need to, and it is good value when you consider that for your £1.40 you actually get at least 5 bottles of diluted juice . That works out at less that 30p per litre......... but if you keep an eye open this is almost always on offer at one of the big supermarkets for £1 .
Would I recommend this ? Yes, definitely.It ticks all the boxes.
It actually tastes of oranges.
Can be diluted to suit all tastes and needs.
No added sugar,no artificial colouring and no artificial flavouring.
Is a good value for money.
From a trusted established manufacturer.
I really can't see any reason not to give this the full 5 stars because I can't find fault with it.
As an aside, Kizzy dog really likes an orange ice cube in her water dish occasionally and enjoys chasing it round the bowl and licking it....crazy little dog .We don't do that often though . Freddy cat doesn't like orange and prefers a plain ice cube to bat around and lick on the patio.
Thank you for reading.~~~myloh.
In our household, we tend to avoid buying fizzy drinks in the weekly shop, and we always go for squash with no added sugar within it. This is just because of looking after our health and in particular our teeth. I have always grown up with squash that contains no added sugar, and now I definitely prefer it in comparison to the sweeter kinds. In the recent months, we have been opting for double concentrate squash and supermarket own brands just to save a little bit of money. However, when I spotted this Robinsons squash for a bargain price, I just had to pick a few up!
I purchased mine from my local Home Bargains store, which is a store selling discounted goods of all varieties. The reason I popped in here was because it is right by where I work, and I knew we had ran out of squash. There was not much choice, but knowing that Robinsons is a fantastic brand, I went for their No Added Sugar Orange Squash. It cost me only 75p which I think is excellent for a 1 litre bottle, and definitely an improvement on supermarket prices. I have seen the same bottle for over double in the big supermarkets, so I would definitely recommend hunting around to save a small fortune.
Not only did the price attract me, but the fact that the squash is not double strength. All squash these days seems to be double strength, but I just find it double the nightmare sometimes. I can never seem to get my squash to water ratio correct with them, however this squash is just a regular squash which I tend to prefer much more. The thing I like most about orange squash is that it is still very sweet even when there is no added sugar within it. I can drink mine both strong and quite weak, and I just find it the perfect taste for the summer.
Upon emptying this out into a glass, you can notice right away the differences between this and the supermarket brands. The colour of the squash and consistency just looks of a such better quality. I can always rely on Robinsons to taste good. And I was right, it is an absolutely delicious orange drink. It has a strong, fruit flavour and does not have that funny after taste that many cheaper squash leave in your mouth. For flavour, I have to give this 5/5 as it is delicious, and I can get through glasses of it. I find it a great alternative to fizzy pops and tea which can damage your teeth easily.
I personally like to just dilute this drink with water. I fill up around a sixth of the glass with the squash and then add water right up to the top. Some brave people like to drink it straight out of the bottle, but this is far too strong a taste for my liking. Something I like with this orange squash is that it goes quite nicely with lemonade which is worth trying.
Overall, this is a really lovely orange drink from Robinsons. You can definitely distinguish the difference between this and those on offer by supermarket brands. Although I would not personally pay the full price for Robinsons drinks which are charged in these supermarkets, I am always willing to stock up when I find them on offer or at a budget store. This is a lovely drink and has seen me and my family through the summer. One to recommend to all, thanks for reading.
Out of all juices, orange juice is the one I enjoy drinking most, whether it is concentrated or freshly squeezed. I mostly enjoy drinking fresh orange juice, however it's difficult to do so when I have a big group of friends coming over and at a lost what to serve them. That's when Robinsons' Orange squash comes in. Regardless of the occasion, this drink has so many uses.
It comes in a clear plastic bottle and comes in different sizes from 1 litre to 2 litres. I usually buy the concentrated version rather than double concentrated versions, only because I'm used to it and it's easier to judge how much water to put in. Price-wise, it gives a good value for money as 1 litre bottles can cost around £1.50 on average depending on where you buy it from. Good news is, Robinsons' concentrated juices are usually on offer. Last time I bought it, I got 2 for £ 2.50 deal from Tesco.
As for the performance, I would say the taste is very good for concentrated juice. Of course, the taste wouldn't be able to compete with freshly squeezed orange juice but Robinsons do manage to deliver the essence of what it's meant to be orange juice. On the bottle, the recommended serving size is 20 servings per bottle. However, from my experience, it is double the recommended amount of servings and even more depending on your ideal quantity per serving. I usually have 200 ml per serving and make it in 1 part concentrated and 5-6 parts water, which gives my ideal taste.
As for the nutritional value, being a health-conscious person as I am, I always go for the no added sugar version so that I can enjoy to its full. The average calories is 5 kcal, but this will also depends on your serving size. As for the sugar content (naturally occurring), it's 0.6 grams of sugar per 100 ml servings, which I think is very low. Therefore, this is the drink that anyone can enjoy without worry.
Overall, I think this is a reasonable drink given the price. It would never substitute true orange juice, however Robinsons' orange juice can be a life saver when you give 20 guests and 1 host. Also, if you tired of drinking plain water, this could be an enjoyable alternative without affecting diet plans. All in all, I think this would be a great product to have in the cupboards for it has many uses.
Thank you for reading. :D x
I think Robinson's is a drink most people were brought up with, although back in the days when I was a child it was the full sugar version we were given. I have found that the colour flavour has changed over the decades as artificial colours and flavours have been removed.
Robinson's no added sugar orange (or Special R- as it used to be called), has just 8kcal / 100ml of concentrate and just 0.6g / 100ml of sugar, or just 4kcal and 0.3g/sugar per their suggested serving. Their serving suggestion is 1 part squash to 4 parts water, although I find this too strong and tend towards 1 to 6-8 parts water, and as such would get more than the 20 servings per 1l bottle suggested on pack.
At roughly £1.40/l, based on the suggested 20 servings the cost per serving works out at around 7p. It is frequently on reduced price or multi-buy offers which reduce the price further.
As stated above this squash contains no artificial colours or flavours and has no added sugar. It does however contain quite number of additives, 6 in total including artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, acidity regulators, stabilisers and natural colours and flavours, so it is by no means a natural drink.
The flavour is quite a mild one, but from my perspective it adds some interest to what I find as otherwise boring water and helps me drink a little more (after all we are all being encouraged to drink more water) and it is virtually calorie free.
The packaging is a fairly ridged plastic bottle, with a paper label front and back. The front clearly states orange and large letters "NO ADDED SUGAR" on a large blue strip at the bottom. The cap is blue, which identifies it from the sugar versions which have a green cap, otherwise both bottle do look quite similar when you are rushing around the supermarket on a weekly shop.
Overall a nice way to improve plain water, which is inexpensive and very few calories.
I have a lot of grandchildren and so it is important that I always have some kind of juice in my cupboards for them to have a drink. Sometimes as soon as they arrive at my home they often head straight to the cupboard or fridge for a drink. This drink is a product I buy quite a lot.
It comes housed in a clear plastic bottle. The orange is concentrated dilute drink. It has no added sugar and so is a nice drink if you are on a diet or wanting one that has less calories etc. With this one only a small amount is needed for a good taste and flavour. The orange is a very strong taste. Because the quality is so good with this orange it means that the bottle will last for a long time and since I do use quite a lot of juice.
It has a strong taste and is not weak, the strength is good and the flavour is good enough without having to use too much of the juice for the strong taste like some other brands were you need to keep adding extra orange to give for a good flavour. Only a small amount is needed to give the good taste.
The bottle is a 1 litre and it costs around £1.25. This amount is to make up 20 drinks but that just depends on how strong you like your drink to be. For myself I like a strong tasting orange drink and so I would say it easily does make up 20 drinks. So a good amount for the price. It is excellent value for the price and really good quality.
My grandchildren like this one a lot. I have used this one to make ice lollies with my grandchildren and ice cubes in the summer. I used to make them with my own children and so I now make them with the next generation in my family. This one does taste nice iced in this way and gives for a nice tasting lolly or cube.
The smell of the orange juice is a really nice refreshing smell. It is a nice refreshingly good tasting product and worth it.
Contains no artificial flavours or colours or sweeteners.
I will keep on buying this one from Robinsons, it is a good brand that have produced good tasting flavoured drinks and this one is one that is going to remain on my shopping list for a very long time in the future.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
I rate it 5 stars.
I like to drink squash on a regular basis because it is a change from tea or coffee and even water. It quenches my thirst perfectly and there are such a lot of different flavours around at the moment it can be quite hard to choose which one to buy. I always like to have Orange flavour handy at home most of the time because it is one that I really like to drink.
This one comes in a transparent bottle with a screw off top. It has a label on the front which just gives the name of it and so is very clear to spot on a shelf. This one has no added sugar. It contains no artificial colours or flavours but it does contains artificial sweeteners but is does contain naturally occurring sugars. The squash is also concentrated.
The bottle size I bought was 1 litre and I paid just a £1 for it and so a good price in my opinion for this amount in the bottle. The colour is a nice bright orange colour and does not look dirty inside the bottle as I have found some other brands to look. It is always best to shake the bottle before pouring a small amount into a glass or beaker so that the tiny bits of orange at the bottom of the bottle are mixed in the squash and so the squash has the full taste when diluted. As I said it is a dilute drink and so cold water can be added and it depends on how strong a drink you like as to how much you pour into the beaker. I personally like my drink quite strong and so I pour a larger amount into my glass but for my little grandson, I pour a smaller amount into his cup and then just add more water.
This drink tastes really nice, it has a very strong taste of the orange and tastes as it should. It is not a bitter taste or sour, it is just a really nice pleasant taste. It is nice with a couple of ice cubes added in the summer months too, these just help to make it a little colder as we all know only too well. I think it is ideal for parties and I buy it regularly for the parties I have at my home on a regular basis and my guests love it.
Because it does no contain any added sugar it is a low calorie drink and so if you like me like to drink a lot of juice it will not pile on the calories as a added sugar drink would. It contains per 250ml serving, 4 calories, 0.3g of sugar, a trace of fat and no saturates or salt. So the calorie content is really good with this drink and with no salt it means it is more healthier.
I like to sometimes make up a large amount and leave it in my fridge to drink during the day, it is then nice and cold and is there for whenever I fancy a drink of orange.
It is a good family drink and worth the money. I think if you have a lot of children it is so affordable because only a small amount is needed to top up with water for all the family to enjoy. It is excellent value for money and very good quality.
This bottle size is designed to serve 20 drinks. Such a lot of drinks for the price in my opinion and the bottle does last a long time. The bottle also has a sturdy base and so it does not tip over.
This drink quenches the thirst perfectly and is very refreshing, the smell of the oranges is very apparent as soon as the top is removed too. It smells really nice and fresh. It is also suitable for vegetarians.
It does however have a best before date and so it is always wise to check this date if you have stored it for a while in a cupboard etc.
I highly do recommend this one for anyone to give it a go because it is a really nice tasty drink and I will continue to buy it in the future because it gives me all the taste that I expect from a branded orange squash.
The bottle is also recyclable too.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
With the craze going around of low fat, low sugar, low calories.. it's good to actually have a drink that despite the 'no added sugar' warning still tastes as great as previous. I have been looking around now for the past 6 months to find an orange squash that tastes as good as they used to, and finally I've found it..
I happened to stumble upon this purchase as well, because I would usually opt for the cheaper brand - this happened to be on offer. Recently it has been on offer for 50p at Morrisons, so I have stocked up for a couple of months! It usually retails around £1.30, but seeing as it is on offer, it probably will be going up!
So what's to love about robinsons orange squash?
Apart from the fact that is it no added sugar, which is obviously brilliant for children and really our teeth, it contains no artificial colours or flavours, making it a really good and sensible choice for the family in general. It is also very refreshing and full of orange flavour - e.g. you don't need too much of it to get the great tasting flavour.
I love water, and don't often require a squash, but since I got hooked on morrisons value squash a few years ago - I thought it tasted fantastic. However, these have now gone to the no added sugar craze, and the drink does not taste anything like it used too. But Robinsons have managed to come up with a new innovating way of locking in that great taste, so I really would advise you to try this out, if like me, you are after a new orange squash that actually tastes nice!! It contains juice from concentrate, so really isn't fake at all, in fact it feels like a quality made drink. They combat the no sugar by using just the right amount of artificial sweetners, so yeh a great choice!
I have a bit of a thing about lemon at the moment - drinking lemon squash and polishing off some lemon and ginger tea, so it made quite a change yesterday when I opened a bottle of this Robinsons Orange which I found lurking at the back of the cupboard.
I had a long journey to make yesterday and, given that it's really rather mild this week, I decided I would make some cold drinks to take with me rather than a flask of coffee. I made up some of this squash in 2 x 500ltr plastic bottles with the drinking caps on the top so that I can swig easily from them as I drive along. Come to think of it, you're probably not allowed to do that these days, but if that's the case, then of course, I stopped and pulled over before having a slurp.
Anyway, I had made it nice and strong and was reminded of just what a nice drink it is. Of all the usual suspects it has the most authentic orange taste, I think, and it does a good job of slaking my thirst. (By the way what else do people slake other than their thirst?) No unpleasant chemical aftertaste either.
I don't know what it is about the Robinsons brand that makes it stand out from others I have tasted - so many of them are based on what appears to the layman to be the same list of ingredients. Most now make a virtue out of their product by proclaiming No Added Sugar and No Artificial Colours or Flavours - that is certainly the case with Robinsons.
Maybe we have been suckered in by the brand advertising. I certainly know that this is a brand with some longevity and many of us middle age folk will recall drinking this as a child, so these memories may in some way influence our purchasing decisions. We probably all recall the Robinsons Barley Water from coverage of Wimbledon. Robinsons have been sponsoring it for 75 years!
Robinsons is a Britvic brand and their squashes are stocked by all the major multiples in 1 litre and larger sizes. Each 100ml of concentrate is only 8 calories and recommended dilution is 1 part squash to 4 parts water. It is frequently to be found on offer, which is when I stock up - otherwise it's over £1 a bottle for the 1 litre size. Also available in the range is Orange and Pineapple, Orange and Mango, Lemon, Apple and Blackcurrant and Summer Fruits (which is Apple, Strawberry, Raspberry and Cherry.
It's good stuff. I like it!
I think one of the best things about this is the fact that it is no added sugar. It means it has hardly any calories in so is a good for drinking every day without having to worry about the calories. I also think it is good for my son to have as it is not too sugary. My whole family enjoy drinking it so I definately think it is suitable for everyone.
I also like the fact that it is quite often on offer in the supermarket and I can sometimes get a bottle for 50p which is great value for money or otherwise I normally pay £1 for a 1 litre bottle which is still good value as it is a good quality tasting squash
This is a squash which you add water too so you can make it as strong or as weak as you like it so it suits ever taste. The orange flavour is lovely and sweet and fruity and doesn't taste artificial or chemically. It is a lovely refreshing drink and is perfect when made with ice cold water as it really quenches my thirst.
I buy this all the time as it really livens up the taste of water and makes it a pleasure to drink. The flavours are not too overpowering so I think this drink also goes well with a meal.
I would definately recommend Robinsons as a great tasting squash for the whole family.
Robinsons is the biggest and most well known brand when it comes to squash in the UK. It costs a little extra, but for that money you get a little bit extra. To balance my budget whilst keeping people happy I keep a variety of Tesco's own squash, and Robinson's squash in my cupboards.
Robinsons special R no added sugar orange squash costs £1.09 for a 1 litre bottle from tescos, although I believe the price is very similar in other supermarkets. You can also get it from convenience stores, but the price is much higher, as often is.
The squash comes in a clear plastic bottle (which is recyclable, a bonus to me!) It has a blue plastic screw on and off lid. Once the seal has been broken and the lid re done up it is still secure which is a good thing as you do not want sticky squash leaked all over your cupboards.
Another bonus to the squash is that it has no added sugar. Therefore it is much better for our teeth, the amount we guzzle down our necks each day! I will only buy squashes with no added sugar nowadays.
To make the drink up I add about a fingers depth of the juice to the bottom of a glass and then fill up with cold water. It is best to do it in that order as it mixes better. You will get to know how much squash versus water you like added, as everyone likes different strengths, I personally like it weak!
The taste of this squash is really nice. It is not to zingy, zesty. cirtusy or bitter, sometimes these things are often associated with orangey flavoured squash. It tastes wholesome, refreshing and not too artificial.
I have never tasted orange squash which is nicer. I have only knocked one star off as it is quite a bit more expensive per ml than the tesco version.
Robinsons squash has been around for years and years. I remember drinking it as a kid, I'd have orange and my sister would have blackcurrant. It would always have to be the no added sugar version though as our mum was really funny about sugar in drinks - 'there's just no need for it' she would say!
It comes in 1L bottles, which is suppost to give 20 servings - if you only have 250 ml each time, but who does that? I always have a glass full, which is probably double that.
There is still sugar in it though, although only a small amount. There is 1.8g per 100ml - so 11.8g in the whole bottle, which isn't too bad.
You can get all kinds of flavours now but my favourite is still orange. It is really sweet but not too sweet, and it is really refreshing.
It tastes great if you get the mixture of squash and water just right. They say to add 1 lot of squash for 4 lots of water, but I seem to add a little more water than that. You should just keep testing it unitl you get the taste right for you.
You can buy it in loads of shops, any shop that sells squash seems to sell Robinsons as they are the the top squash brand in the UK. It costs about £1 for a 1L, but you can sometimes get them on a BOGOF or two for £1.50.
Theres a big 2L bottle aswell that works out a bit cheaper than the 1L bottles but the bottle is really clunky so is harder to pour so I don't bother with this one.
I would recommend Robinsons squash because it tastes good and is a healthy option to fizzy pop.
No Added Sugar Orange drink
I have had these since I was a kid and they are great for all of the family. I have the 1 litre bottle and it lasts for ages as you only have to add a small amount of the concentrate drink to water and it is enough.
You can buy the normal orange but I like to buy the no added sugar, as fruit already has a lot of fructose in so I don't really need any more. It is a really nice and very refreshing drink that I usually add to an empty bottle to take one the go with me. It is also suitable for packaged lunch drinks.
It contains: per 100ml
Calories - 8
Energy - 32KJ
Protein - 0.2g
Carbohydrate - 0.6g
Fat - trace
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - trace
It doesn't contain a lot of calories which is a very good thing. You can also get other flavours including, lemon, apple and blackcurrent (Which I also really like), summer fruits (Also very nice and refreshing) and orange and pineapple (Not so nice in my opinion).
*Great for all of the family
*Good for people like me who don't like to drink plain water
*They come in a range of summery fresh flavours
*A large 1 litre bottle lasts me ages
*Good for topping up empty bottles for on the go
*Available in most larger supermarkets for about £1.99 - I buy mine from morrisons or tesco
*I think it also comes in a smaller 500ml bottle too
*Fruity and very refreshing
*Minds me of a hot English summers day
*Good as a packed lunch drink
*Not a lot of calories
*no added sugar
Thank you for reading my review
Me and my husband are not great lovers of hot or fizzy drinks so we drink a lot of water and squash, so we always have a few varieties available but this is one that is a regular in our household.
I have never tried the ones that don't say no added sugar so I can't really compare them.
A 1 litre bottle of this usually costs about £1.10 but they are currently on offer in Sainsburys at 2 bottles for £1.50 so we have been stocking up on lots of different flavours.
On the bottle it says: Suitable for Vegetarians, Free From Cereals Containing Gluten, Free From Peanuts, Free From Artificial Colours, Free From Artificial Flavours, I can only see these as a good thing, especially if you are giving this to children.
It also claims that you get 20 servings per bottle, but I would say that we get a lot more than that, as I only drink mine very weak, but I would say that one bottle lasts the 2 of us at least 3 to 4 weeks.
We have both tried cheaper non robinsons orange squash, and they are just never as good, I would consider buying cheaper versions of other flavours, but for orange it has got to be robinsons.
The taste of this squash is quite hard to describe as it doesn't taste like orange juice. It tastes like the orange flavour you would get if you had an orange flavoured sweet, you recognise that it's orange flavour but it doesn't taste like an orange (you know how banana flavoured stuff all tastes the same but doesn't taste like actual bananas?!).
I find this to be quite a sweet squash, so I couldn't imagine the full sugar version, it must be quite sickly.
Me and my husband both love this squash, it's simple but tasty, and it makes water a bit more interesting. Would definitely recommend this.
Me and all of my family have been drinking Robinsons and in particular the orange squash for many years and I wouldnt think about swapping it for a minute.
The taste of the juice is unmistakeable and really tastes unique and refeshing. One small drop of diluting orange juice gives you a lovely orange taste and leaves you feeling refreshed.
This no added sugar version also in my opinion tastes the same as the regular version meaning there is no reason to have the regular version as it is unhealthy. The value of the juice is also good 1 litre bottle of squash may make around 20 drinks depending on how strong you like your juice. This means that you can get around 20 drinks for £1 which is good value.
I did make the mistake a while back about switching to a low cost supermarket alternative but the taste was not the same and it has proved to me that robinsons is worth the extra few pence in terms of taste.
Overall robinsons is a great family name which will leave you feeling satisfied after drinking the great tasting juice.
I drink this Robinsons orange no added sugar squash all the time and really enjoy it.
The packaging is a simple clear plastic bottle with a screw top that is easy to open. The label on the front of the bottle clearly shows the nutritional information that a 250ml diluted serving contains. In terms of price you can get a 1 litre bottle for about £1.20 which provides 20 servings which i think is great, 20 drinks for just over a pound. Also the Robinsons squashes are often on offer so you can grab a great bargain.
I have tried the original Robinsons orange squash and actually prefer this no added sugar one. It has a good orange taste still, maybe a bit weaker but you can always just add a bit more squash if you want it a little stronger. It is not too sweet and the thing i love is that it contains just 4 calories per 250ml serving and no trace of fat. So it is great for if you are watching your weight and still want a refreshing, good tasting drink. It also contains no artificial colours or flavours.