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      17.09.2010 16:03

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      Your buying water in an expensive bottle

      Less that 1/1000th of this drink is 'Natural Orange Flavour'!! (The flavour it 3rd in the content list & it is 99.7% water). Robinsons have not replied to a query asking if 'Fruity Orange Flavour' contains even a trace of real orange. I suspect it orange content is nil

      The lack of actual orange inside the bottle is made up for by Robinson's label. The ingredients list is coloured orange and the front contains pictures of 16 large oranges between 30cms & 1 mtr high, amongst active children : One orange, half the height of a child, is cut open showing what orange juice might look like if Robinsons actually put any inside the bottle. Big pictures of the sun indicates Vitamin C (it apparently contains nil) : Britvic of Chelmsford is responsible for this pinnacle of cynical food labelling abuse.

      Robinson Fruit Shoot H2O 'With a Splash of Natural Fruity Orange Flavour'. The enormity of the orange splash is demonstrated with a picture of a 20mtr high splash

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      23.08.2010 19:36
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      Nice tasting drink.

      I bought my grandson some of the Robinsons fruit shoot drinks and he liked them and so when I saw these ones with Still Spring Water I thought I would give them a try to see if they suited him just as much and they looked more healthier when I first saw them on the shelf.

      They come in a transparent plastic bottle with a pull up nozzle top, with an additional top to place over the nozzle for when the drink is not being used, to keep it fresh and clean.

      The drink is clear water with splash of natural fruit and what I like about these is they are sugar free, and so more healthier, they taste nice and refreshing as I sampled some for myself to see how they tasted, as I do not want my grandson drinking something that may be too strong for him but he would have let me know himself anyway lol.

      The top can be pushed down again after use so that it does not spill and for if it is tipped over by accident, the bottle is small enough for a small child to hold as it is only around 6 inches tall by around 2 and a half inches wide, so a perfect size for toddlers in my opinion.

      I bought a pack of 4 for only £1 on special offer a few weeks ago, I think I bought them from Tesco but I cannot be sure as I shop at lots of supermarkets, and they come in an outer plastic wrapper to keep them in place for easy transportation, my grandson has been able to drink from the bottle quite easily and I have placed one on his high chair for him to have a drink while he is eating and it stands nicely on the tray.

      Each bottle is 250ml and the flavour I have tried are the Apple, the water has only a splash of the flavour but the taste is very apparent, it is refreshing and nice straight from the fridge, it is natural mineral water with a little sweetener but they do not taste as sweet as the other fruit shoots that are available, this is why I like this one much better as the sweetness is just the right amount.

      They contain no artificial flavours or colours and it states on the bottle that they are not suitable for children under the age of 36 months, although my grandson is 20 months, with supervision I have found them to be fine and with my daughters permission as she buys them herself for him too.

      They are ideal for children's lunch boxes and they have a space on the bottle where it says ( This belongs to..) and so they can put their name on it and know it is theirs if someone else has the same one at school etc.

      They are ideal for picnics too and I place one in my grandsons bag if I take him out for the day with my hubby and they are a nice size to carry in the bag too.

      They are worth the money and very good value and extremely good quality.

      I highly recommend these for anyone to give them a try as I think they are fabulous and very good value for money.

      I give them 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review.

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        05.05.2010 07:51
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        Fruity water with sweeteners

        This is a review for the Blackcurrant Flavour.

        Packaging:

        This flavour comes in the usual clear plastic bottle with a protective plastic top. Once you've pulled this off you have to pull up the white 'tube' to allow the liquid to be drunk. Much of the bottle is covered with a plastic label which is see through so you can see the liquid inside the bottle. The front of the label has the "Robinsons Fruit Shoot" logo in fairly large letters and a picture water and blackcurrants. Further round on the label you can see the ingredients, nutritional information, the company address and the website address:- www.fruitshoot.com

        The product is described as:- "Sugar free still spring water drink with natural blackcurrant flavour with sweeteners".


        Ingredients: Spring Water (99.4%), Citric Acid, Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Preservative (Dimethyl Dicarbonate, Potassium Sorbate)


        Nutritional Information per 100ml

        Energy kJ: 7kJ
        kcal: 2kcal
        Protein: Trace
        Carbohydrate: Nil
        of which sugars: Nil
        Fat: Nil
        of which saturates: Nil
        Fibre: Nil
        Sodium: Nil

        This product contains no artificial colours or flavours. It is sugar free and is suitable for vegetarians.

        Price:
        At time of writing Asda have a 2 for £4 offer when you buy 2 packs of these. Each pack contains 8 bottles.


        Taste and opinion:

        The liquid in this bottle is completely clear which, when you think about it, seems a little odd given it's mean to taste of blackcurrant which is a dark fruit which dark juice. It's obviously similar to Perfectly Clear, but I'm hoping that it tastes a lot better.

        I was a bit concerned when I saw that aspartame and acesulfame K were listed under the sweetener heading as they do give a very strong artificial aftertaste in some products that I've tried before.

        Opening the bottle, I take a gulp and get a distinct sweet fruity taste. The water tastes as if the consistency is a little thicker than normal water and is not unpleasant although it may be too sweet for some tastes. Initially it does taste reasonably pleasant but, after a while you do get that artificial sweetener aftertaste at the back of your throat which is something I find a little unpleasant.

        As it says on the bottle, this is a still drink rather than one that's fizzy. Some of the fizzy drinks with artificial sweeteners really are vile (stand up and take a bow Tango Zero!) but this is far from being in the same category. If you're looking for a still water drink that's sweet and has a fruity taste then look no further than this. If however you really don't like artificial sweeteners or liquids that taste a little thicker than water and seem to cling slightly to your throat then avoid this at all cost.

        Personally, I've tasted worse drinks before but then was nothing about this drink that made me want to sample it again.

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          01.02.2010 06:43
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          A GREAT SOFT DRINK.

          As a family we often go for great days out. Especially in the summer when we will ride out to the country or down to the beach. On these days we always take a picnic. Although i like to take a nice variety of things, I draw the line at packing a big 2 litre bottle of pop around. I dont like the children drinking too much pop anyway.

          I had made it my business to find a drink that my children would primarily enjoy, but also offered great nutritional values and were easy to store away for picnics.

          I was thrilled when i came across these fruit shoot h20 drinks in Asda. They were on offer of four for a £1 which i thought was very reasonable. I had heard of fruit shoots before, But had avoided them as i had a pre conceived idea that they were packed full of sugar and bad for the teeth.

          These h20 fruit shoots are made By Robinsons. I find this gives me a sense of assurance. As Robinsons are the main runners in the soft drink world. They carry a name which i feel i can trust to provide me with great quality drinks.

          The design of the bottle is another excellent feature of the product. It is a good size 300ml plastic bottle. You can see through the transparent plastic the deliciously vibrant colour of the juice inside. The best feature of the bottle though is the lid. You do not unscrew the lid you lift up the plastic cap at the top and suck the juice through this. I find this a great idea as it prevents spillages. The bottle carries a safety warning though that the covering cap could be a choking hazard and therefore this drink should not be given to a child under 36 months old.

          On the reverse side of the bottle there is great nutritional value information. There is also a comprehensive list of ingredients used. I could not see any allergy information on this bottle. The packaging does claim though that:

          there are no artificial colours or flavours
          contains natural spring water
          sugar free
          suitable for vegitarians.

          The taste
          There are various flavours in this selection of h20 drinks. These include orange, blackcurrant, apple and strawberry.

          My children totally love the Blackcurrant flavour. I like to store these drinks in the fridge or a freezer bag. As i have been told by my children they taste better when they are chilled. I have tried this drink on occasions and find it to be very thirst quenching. It is extremely fruity and full of flavour although it is not overly sugary and does not have a synthetic aftertaste. There is a little bit of a tarte after kick which i find really pleasant.

          These fruit shoots h20 are certainly a hit in my house. The children have started to take these to school in their packed lunch bags. One thing that i found very novel unyet a genius idea was that on the back of each bottle there is a little area which says 'this bottle belongs to' it then leaves a gap for you to write in your childs name.

          All in all i find these h20 fruit shoots to be a great success. I love them and my children love them. They are a great soft drink packed full of juicy flavour. The handy flip up top is very efficient and the bottle is plastic so it can be recycled.

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            24.07.2009 21:05
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            Convenient and sutiable for all

            I love these products as it is a fantastic way to help keep the kids hydrated and they dont contain any 'nasty' additives unlike some drinks you can buy.
            They are suitable for most people, adults and children alike.
            The product comes in a sports style bottle so they are handy to have on the go and minimal spill for children.
            *~Ingredients~*
            99.4% Spring Water
            Citric Acid
            Natural Flavouring
            Sweetners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K)
            Preservatives (Dimethyl Dicarbonate Pottassium Sorbate)

            *~Nutritional Infromation~*
            Energy 7kJ/2Kcal
            Protien TRACE
            Carbohydrate Nil
            of which sugars Nil
            FAT Nil
            of which saturates Nil
            FIBRE Nil
            SODIUM Nil

            The product is suitable for vegetarians, and is also sugar free so is ideal for diabetics.

            The bottle is clear, so you can see the refreshing liquid. It has the clear robinsons logo, and is fairly colourful. Each bottle contains 300ml.
            The Reccommended retail price is 65p which i think is a tad expensve, however i have seen them on offer at my local Poundland for a pack of 4.

            This product I feel is ideal for toddlers as the design of the bottle is easy to open, and is leak and spill free. I also feel that this product is ideal for children to keep in the school bag as they can keep it all day as it wont leak and is easily closed. The product is also good for keeping in your handbag/ car or when your on the go.

            The flavour I have is Blackcurrant. It was nice and refreshing. Though im not a fan of blackcurrant squash i really enjoyed this.

            They are the ideal product for people on the go and children.

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              09.07.2009 10:20
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              well worth a try if you want a small-sized, drink on the go

              Having suffered from a bad chest infection plus pneumonia for the past 4 weeks (when will it END - lol?) I've only really been out of the house to visit either the doctor's surgery or the hospital - good job I've found a nice pleasant drink to carry in my bag on these exciting trips!

              Hubby bought these in bulk from Costco for myself & my daughter & they worked out at approximately 43p for each 300ml bottle. They have a plastic screw-top which, although a little fiddly to undo, keeps the drink nice & fresh & ensures it doesn't spill in transit. The drinking part itself is similar to those found on sports bottles so you just pull out, suck & stick back which is really convenient.

              The taste is really pleasant as it's basically a mix of spring water & blackcurrant (other flavours including orange are available) so it doesn't taste too sweet & you don't get sticky teeth or an aftertaste in the mouth even though sweeteners are added. It's a nice light taste which is refreshingly different & doesn't, in my opinion, taste artificial like some drinks.

              There are only 6 calories per bottle, no fat & no natural sugars so they're relatively healthy compared to alternative synthetic drinks.

              If you're very thirsty then these probably won't be the right size but I'm finding them a godsend at the moment to pop in my pocket/bag as a sip or 2 will help my antibiotics etc go down well & help lubricate my dry mouth!

              Health-wise it's probably better to drink spring water on its own but if you fancy a little added taste then I'd defintitely recommend giving these Robinsons Fruit Shoots a try.

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              - nice neat size with well-designed top & drinking spout.
              - subtle flavour which is very refreshing.
              - not the cheapest on the market but probably one of the healthiest drinks in a plastic bottle other than plain water.
              - would recommend this if you want a drink that isn't too strong & doesn't taste artificial.

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                22.10.2008 12:16
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                Great for kids on the go....and adults!

                I started buying Fruit Shoot H2O for my Daughter about a year ago from Tesco as they were on offer. Fruit Shoot H2O come in orange, apple and blackcurrent. They come in a pack of four for about £1.68, they are currently on offer at Tesco for £1.35. The eight pack are £2.99 at Tesco.

                There is 300ml in a bottle. The bottle has a screw cap and has a pull out bit that you suck out of like a sports bottle. The labels and juice is all clear so you can see there's no colourings. I always wash the bottles out and re use them for water and squash.

                I like giving these to my Daughter as I know it is just spring water with natural blackcurrent flavour with sweetener. It is sugar free and contains just 6 calories, no sugar, no fat, no saturates and no salt. Also there is no artificial colours or flavours.

                Ingredients copied from the bottle label - Spring water (99.4%), citric acid, natural flavouring, sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame K), preservatives (dimethyl dicarbonate, potassium sorbate). Contains a source of phenylalanine.

                These drinks are not only a healthy way to drink water, they also taste great. My children love them and so do I! My favourite being the blackcurrent flavour.

                I would like to see them do a wider variety of flavours.

                The fruit shoot range includes Fruit Shoot which come in 5 different flavours they also have a no added sugar option. Fruit Shoot H20 and Fruit Shoot 100% which is pure juice and comes in 3 flavours.

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                18.10.2008 13:02
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                Robinson's Fruit Shoots H20 are a twist on the standard water. They are flavoured water and really tasty and more-ish.

                I think these were first designed with kids in mind for them to drink more water, and I would think it is pretty effective.

                You can get these is Apple, Orange and Blackcurrant. They are sold in 300ml bottles and I think they should be sold in 500mls as well along side the bottles of juice, but that's just my idea.

                A bottle costs around 80p, which is quite expensive and you can buy these in 4 backs as well and they cost £1.50 at Asda just now. They are on rollback, and I think the normal price is about £1.80

                The bottles are just a standard bottle and they are see through plastic with a wrap round label. It has a picture of the fruit on the front depending on what flavour you buy.

                The only thing that annoys me is the way you drink these. It as a kind of suck lid and you have to lift the lid out and drink it that way. If the lid shuts then it stops the juice coming out.

                This water has 1 calorie per 100ml, so it is good on a calorie controlled diet and is great for kids and adults. You can really taste the flavour of the fruit and I like them all.

                Makes water fun.

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