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My family and I have only just recently discovered the delights of Rubicon Guava Fruit Juice drink. This is not something we had bought previously but we had noticed it was on offer in Asda for two cartons for £2. It's normally about £1.50 for a carton, so this was an offer we thought we'd take advantage of. This is a drink which is best served very well chilled, though when we bought it we did notice it wasn't in the chiller compartment, it was on the shelves with the long life milk. It does suggest though, that once the carton is opened, that it is stored in a fridge to keep it remaining fresh and then it's to be drunk within three to five days.
The juice is thick and syrupy but not as sickly or cloying as you might imagine it to be. Before I drank any of this juice, I had never tasted a guava before so I had no idea at all what to expect in terms of taste or texture.
It is a nice bright orange in colour and thicker than a normal standard glass of orange juice would be. The consistency is also very different on the tongue and inside the mouth and it is not as refreshing or thirst quenching as orange or pineapple or grapefruit juice is. This is the sort of fruit juice that you might like to sip slowly on a hot summer's day, rather than knocking it back to rid yourself of a thirst. It's not the sort of juice you can drink a lot of and a small glass is probably all you'll need. That's not because it is unpleasant, but rather it is because it is a rich and thicker juice than you may be accustomed too, though it is still very moreish and very tasty indeed. It is also nice served with a lot of ice cubes and we have frozen ours to make ice-lollies for us and the little lad.
In every 100ml servings of this delicious fruit juice, there are only 53 calories, so that's not so bad if you are watching your weight, as I am, because, as I say, you can't really drink this juice in vast quantities. It is sweet and delicious and very very tasty indeed. I think it is a drink which is suitable for all of the family to enjoy and rather like sipping a fruit cocktail.
Very healthy and very tasty and highly recommended.
My great grandmother use to have a Guava tree in her garden and as a kid I can remember smelling the heady scents of guava as we would enter her garden. Indeed my great grandmother did not live in England, she lived in Asia where guavas along with mangoes are standard fruits of the summer seasons. Fizzy pop is well known in places such as Pakistan, however a lot of families still opt for fresher tastes such as fruit juice.
This guava juice is thick, sticky, sweet and delicious. Guava juice isn't the type of juice you would be expected to drink glasses of, however as you become acustomed to it's thickness like me you have find yourself drinking loads of it.
You need to give the carton a good shake before opening it, and drink it within the recommended time period as the sticky nature of this drink turns watery (if left too long). I pay £0.69 pence for a carton of this at my local Asian food store which is a bargain.
It compliments Indian and other spicy food very well. If you find the texture too thick, you can 'mix it' with sparkling spring water to cut through not only the thickness but the sweetness too. Rubicon drinks make great mixtures for mocktails (I have no experience of cocktails). Children love this drink too (in my family) although one glass is often enough for them.
A lovely drink that with a lot of imagination can have you sitting on a beach enjoying the tropical climate.
I like cricket and as cricket followers will know, Rubicon are currently one of the sponsors of the Cricket World Cup, a competition in which England were mauled by Sri Lanka earlier today in a very one-sided encounter.
The only bright moments during the game were when the programme went to a commercial break and one of a series of Rubicon ads was aired. They are bright, tropical and mildly amusing and advertise a range of fruit juice drinks which I have found to be mostly very tasty and really quite enjoyable.
Normally I go for the cheaper brands when it comes to juice purchases, but when there are offers on the better brands, I am sometimes tempted. Hardly surprising that whilst Rubicon is enticing us to try their product there are two good offers currently available in the UK's leading supermarkets.
Tesco has a 3 for £3 deal and Asda has a 2 for £2 deal, so this shows a good saving from the standard price of £1.48 for a 1litre pack.
When I serve my wife her weekend fruit juice - we tend not to have breakfast together during the week - she always knows whether we are having expensive fruit juices by the size of the glasses I put out. We both like the Guava flavour and have had it before so we knew in advance that in drinking this, we were going to get a tasty refreshing fruit juice drink that was pleasantly sweet without being syrupy and that is a great way to wash down our breakfast. It reminds us of our various long-haul holidays and although it isn't quite the same as enjoying a real fruit cocktail on the terrace whilst the sun beats down, well, we can still use our imagination.
This juice comes in a 1 litre standard size waxed paper juice container and to us at least is best served chilled. We only use small glasses holding about 100ml, but generally have a top up. Each 100ml serving will provide you with 53 calories and 12.5g of sugar.
We enjoy this drink but we also like to try different brands and therefore tend to buy whatever is on offer. After all, there is a huge choice these days, so you can generally find something worth trying.
I'll give this one the full 5 stars.
Rubicon Exotic is a soft drink manufacturer specialising in exotic soft drinks. They produce a variety of different flavors of drink, which come in both still and sparkling varieties. They have specialised in making delicious juice drinks from exotic fruits for over 25 years
Rubicon guava is one of my family's favorite drinks. The juice is pink in colour and contains no fruit bits. It is an excellent beverage which makes a very tasty and nutritious drink. It is delicious, contains antioxidants and Lycopene (Lycopene is a cartenoid with anti oxidant properties which can help maintain healthy skin)
Why Rubicon guava juice is so nutritious......
This juice is made from fruit 'Guava'. Guavas are one of the best fruits available. Guava's are cholesterol, saturated and sodium free, plus low in fat and calories. Guavas are high in fibre. The edible rind of a guava contains 5 times more vitamin C than an orange. Guava is a great fruit because it contains key nutrients like: vitamin C, carotenoids (vitamin A), folate, potassium, fiber, calcium and iron. Hence this Rubicon guava juice is very nutritious.
The ingredients used in the preparation of this juice are water, guava puree (18%), sugar, Malic acid, stabilisers (guar gum, xanthan gum), vitamin c, colour (anthocyanin), flavourings, and lycopene.
This juice is available in 1 litre cartons, 288 ml cartons, 330 ml cans(sparkling), 500 ml pet bottles(sparkling), six 330 ml (sparkling).
A 1 litre Rubicon guava carton costs 1.29 £. I found it on offer for 1.19£ and readily bought two 1 litre cartons.
All Rubicon cartons and glass bottles will keep at room temperature for 12 months from the date of manufacture in a cool dry place, but once opened they should be kept refrigerated and consumed within 4 days. The 330ml cans will keep for 18 months, and the 500ml and 2L plastic bottles will keep for 9 months.
I recommend this juice due to its unique taste and nutritional value.
The high sugar content in this juice is a bit of worry.
I had never come across a Guava & had no idea what one was until I saw this drink in an indian restaurant. It was highly recommended by the waiter so with nothing to loose, I thought I'd give it a try.
I was extremely impressed, it had quite a sweet flavour and tasted tropical in flavour. It complimented the indian meal I was having at the time very well. I tried the fizzy version, but there is also a still version available which is just as nice with less of an edge to it.
My local Sainsbury's stock a range of the other drinks on offer by Rubicon so I have also sampled some of their other offering like the Passion Fruit & Mango varieties, both again available in fizzy or still form. I have to say I have fallen in love with the fizzt mango one & now have to buy it regularly, it's just so lush.
The only downside is they are quite expensive to buy being a sort of niche I guess. A single fizzy can will set you back around 40-50p with sill cartons offering slightly better value at around £1.50. However I think they are worth every penny & refreshing change from the normal drinks out there.
First a confession. I've never tried Guava fruit and until recently I didn't even know what Guava was. In my late secondary school years though I would find myself heading into the paper shop with some loose change looking for something that isn't ridiculously unhealthy like certain fizzy drinks and I spotted Rubicon Mango on the shelf. I kept drinking the Mango drink for ages and thought it tasted lush but one day a disaster occurred! There was no Rubicon Mango on the shelf, so I thought to myself, shall I go back to the fizzy drinks, shall I have another bottle of water, or shall I extend my taste portfolio of tropical fruits. So I opted for Rubicon Guava and I have to say, although I don't like it as much as the Mango it still is another great tasting Rubicon drink.
Rubicon specialises in exotic fruit drinks, in both sparkling and still format. Rubicon is the UK market leader of exotic fruit juice drinks with just one flavour. They do flavours such as mango, passion fruit, pomegranate and of course guava which is what I will be focusing on and of the still fruit juice variety.
Guava fruits are normally found in the Carribean or North Africa and look like slightly bigger versions of pears with a nice pink inside, which is reflected in Rubicon's drink. Rubicon say their Guava is from Hawaii and has a sweet, musky flavour. They say they pioneer complete seed free extraction of their drinks which is clear when drinking them as the juice is very smooth. Drinks with bits in them really put me off them, which is partly why I am a big fan of Rubicon. The Guava drink has a very distinctive flavour which isn't easy to describe but you will know when you taste it. It gives your taste buds a nice feeling and I always think Guava has a tiny kick in it as well. It is the kind of flavour that makes you want to swish the drink around your mouth like mouth wash. I always find myself drinking it really quickly and then wanting more as the sensation of the Guava flavour coming up through that straw and hitting your tongue is like an endless stream of wonderful flavour. Of course being a fruit juice drink the drink isn't particularly good for your teeth but it is a nice treat.
Rubicon says on it's website, 'Once tasted it's distinctive flavour and aroma will never be forgetten.' Now i'm not sure about never forgotten but i'm inclined to agree that it won't be forgotten for a long time!
Ok, guava lovers out there (there must be some) sit back and listen. Rubicon, the young pretender to the drinks market ruled by the crusty Coke and Pepsi governors have produced a range of fizzy(ish) drinks which actually taste great, in particular this guava infusion. What exactly is a guava? Well it's a tropical fruit from the caribbean and S America which has a very unique taste. Thus when this fruit is munched up to produce this drink (and yes, it contains a more than average real fruit juice to fizzy rubbish ratio) the flavour is unique and quite refreshing.
Rubicon drinks come in three flavours, this one, mango and lychee (plus a believe they do a still variety in cartons) and though guava is very tasty, personally I think the mango variant hits the spot better. Generally this drink is found in the fridge section of small corner shops (often next to other such nonconformist drinks as Old Jamaican Ginger Beer and weird cans of 'Nourishment' energy drinks) and you should be able to get it by spending less than 60p. Supermarkets do stock it, often in the ethnic food area.
This drink, though still full of sugar, is very good at quenching thirst. There is no diet variety so do be careful if you get addicted to Rubicon, as well you may!
Rubicon Guava is a sparkling drink that I came across completely by accident. I was getting food after a night out and just asked the man behind the counter for any drink. He gave me the Rubicon Guava and I love it!
The guava fruit is a fruit that is often found in the Caribbean. Its got a light yellow skin with a hint of pink and smells quite strong if you give it a whiff! It looks like a pear but has a pink interior.
I just bought another one from the local shop and they had a promotion which was a 500ml bottle for 69p. The price is on the bottle so hopefully you should find that around.
Its nutritional information is as follows:
Energy - 16kj / 4kcal
Protein - Trace
Carbs - 0.9g
Of which sugar - 0.9g
Fat - Trace
Of which saturates - Trace
Fibre - 0.1g
Sodium - Trace
So as you can see 100ml isn't too bad for you. They are also made with real fruit (who knows how much though) and this is good as guavas as good in vitamin A & C as well as fibre, calcium and iron. The drink also contains no added sugar and is made with spring water if that will entice you a bit more!
I wouldn't normally like this kind of drink but it actually tastes really nice. It has a very tropical taste but because it is sparkling, it gives it a certain taste which is what I love. It is also quite sweet so, for me, cures that craving I have for something sweet.
I would definitely recommend you go out and try this juice. It makes a nice change from the normal orange or apple I usually have and is nicely refreshing.
Guavas is a tropical and subtropical fruit. I've eaten it once or twice before as a novelty fruit. Several times in the past I saw stacks of Rubicon Guava juice in Asda. I think there was a special offer. I thought nothing of it until today when I bought it.
I came home opened the 1 litre carton and poured the juice in a cup. First sip was good I liked the taste. It is different. Juices I am used to are clear, run down your throat. This juice is different, it is slightly thick similar to calpol. It is sugary as well. The juice is apparently made from pink and white guava. It allegedly has higher vitamin C content. Also according to the packaging Rubicon Guava juice has no artificial sweetners, colourings or flavours. Carton is less than half full. I must like it. It was priced at 95p, good value for juice that is this good.
Rubicon Guava Exotic Juice Drink!!
I have seen Rubicon juice drinks in the local sainsbury's a lot. The packaging looks good and is very attractive but until now I had never brought it.
Today when I popped into sainsbury's I saw Guava Exotic Juice Drink made by Rubicon and thought I'd treat myself and take a try of it.
At £1.19 for a litre I thought that it wasn't exactly cheap for a pure juice drink but it was a treat lol!
According to the carton they use the finest ingredients and the juice is free of artificial colourings, flavourings and sweeteners.
The Nutritional Information is as follows:
Vitamin C: 30mg
Guavas are aromatic and have a sweet musky flavour that is very distinctive and are very high in vitamin C.
Now this is not the normal juice I would go for, I usually just stick to pure orange or apple juice! This however made a nice change and had a very fruity flavour! If you like strong fruity flavours then I would recommend this as a nice change from your normal juice drink. The colour of the juice looks nice and the packaging is very eye catching.
However I will probably not buy this very often due to the fact that orange juice is a lot cheaper, though once every so often it makes a nice change.