“ Manufacturer: Robinsons / Type: Soft Drinks „
After I realised one shopping trip that i could not buy the robinsons high juice anymore, about 2 weeks later i found out why. They had bought out a new variety of juice out called select in three flavours --- Orange, Mandarin and Peach, Apple & Wild Blueberry --- Red Grape, Pomegranate & Raspberry. I was a bit unsure to buy as they were like £1.69 a bottle but i thought after trying morrisons own high juice (yak but thats another story) lets give it a go, and wow is all i can say.
I tried the Apple and wild blueberry drink and since then have continued to buy it. I dont like any other make cause the juices taste fake and full of sweetners, where as this select range taste fresh and are full of fruity flavours for any palette.
Mind you i go through like 4 bottles a month but for the taste it is really worth it. In my opinion i would go and try this flavour above the others as its the nicest one i have had out of the range.
I did hit gold last month as tesco were doing it £1 a bottle (bought 8 bottles haha) and thats how good it is.
Just try it, and you will know how juice really should taste YUM!!!!!, lol in fact im drinking it right now
If you had asked me what my favourite squash was a couple of weeks ago, I would definitely have said 'Robinsons High Juice' - I really liked the incredibly fruity nature of the drink, and the fact that it contained real sugar rather than an artificial sweetener. Unfortunately, Robinsons seem to be phasing out the High Juice range in favour of their new 'Select' line, which contains three new fruity flavours; Orange, Mandarin & Peach, Red Grape, Pomegranate & Raspberry, and Apple & Wild Blueberry - this review focusses on the latter. The question is, are these new drinks better than their High Juice predecessors? or is it a step backwards from Britain's favourite concentrated drinks brand?
The first thing that should be pointed out is the fact that the Select range comes in a smaller (850ml) bottle than High Juice's one litre standard size. Personally, I don't find this to be an issue, as the juice is highly concentrated, meaning you only need to put a small amount in your glass to get a full flavoured drink. The current cost is £1.59 from the majority of supermarkets throughout the country.
Unfortunately, Robinsons Select only uses 30% real fruit juice, compared to High Juice's 55% - this is a shame, and a definite step backward on the nutritional benefit front. However, I am glad to see that Select uses natural sugar instead of sweeteners - although sweeteners will prevent tooth decay, and can help control weight, they do add a nasty saccharin taste to the drink, and this is one of the reasons why I can't drink either Robinson's regular fruit squash or their Special R Range.
Flavour wise, the drink is very tasty with the predominant flavour being the blueberries, and a milder secondary flavour in the guise of apple. The drink tastes best when chilled, and it makes for a welcome refreshment on a hot day. Overall, I would definitely recommend Robinsons Select to everyone, and i've been pleasantly surprised from a flavour perspective. Although it's a shame that the fruit content has been reduced from High Juice levels, the range provides a good alternative to those who either can't stand the taste, or are worried about the chemical side effects of sweeteners.
Nutritional Info Per 250ml Serving
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