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We bought three litre packs of Rubicon drinks recently from our local Tesco who are currently doing a 3 for £3 deal, valid until 5th April. We bought the Mango and the Guava flavours which we have both previously tasted and liked. Neither of us had previously tried the Pomegranate flavour, so we bought this as our third flavour.
The Rubicon promotion coincides with their sponsorship of the Cricket World Cup and I enjoy their little amusing ad breaks between the televised cricket sessions, so in that sense their advertising has worked in that they got me to buy some of their products. Drat and double drat! I hate it when I let a brand get the better of me like that.
I have only tasted a real pomegranate on a few previous occasions and have never been blown away by the taste of them, but then I do eat most things that are put in front of me so it was worth a try. I was also aware that Pomegranate is a fruit that supposedly provides a number of health benefits. It's got a lot of Potassium and Vitamin C in it and if you want to neutralise your free radicals, then it's got lots of antioxidants. However, the bottom line for me is that I am happy to take the health benefits but I need to enjoy whatever I am eating or drinking,
Anyway, we tried the Pomegranate flavour yesterday morning and were both a little disappointed by it. To us, it didn't have as appealing a flavour as either the Mango or the Guava flavours, but since neither of us is that keen on pomegranate, I guess our reaction could have been expected.
If you like the flavour of pomegranate, then this drink will be fine for you. If you haven't tried it or don't like it, then don't buy it, because we think it's something of an acquired taste and if you don't acquire it, you might end up wasting the juice and your money.
A 100ml serving of this drink is only 49 calories and contains 11.6 g of sugar.
Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained. We'll finish it off, but we won't be buying this flavour again, but just because we don't like the taste doesn't mean that it isn't a very palatable juice drink for those who appreciate pomegranates, so we'll give it a charitable 3 stars.
Rubicon - Mango Exotic Juice Drink
I have only recently come across Rubicon when i was at my local shop. I had never tried this before and when I didnt feel like having another fizzy drink, I tried the Mango Rubicon. Selling for about 50p-69p for a small carton. You can also buy in different ranges from
1 Litre Cartons, 288ml Cartons, 300ml Glass Bottles, 330ml Cans (Sparkling), 500ml Pet Bottles (Sparkling), 2L Bottle.
And you can also buy in varities of flavours.. These are:
And the new one -Watermelon.
These juicy drinks were founded by two men and decided to make this a huge success, because they taste absoloutly amazing.
These juices are perfect on a hot summer holiday and very good chilled with ice.
You can make these drinks special by making smoothies or cocktails with lots of ice and fruits such as cherries.
I Recently tried the sparkling Mango Rubicon, and it wasn't very nice for me. I prefer the still full flavour of mango juice and it tastes smooth and lucious in your mouth.
The packaging is very friendly and noticeable, and the straw comes in a very weird but handy design. Its shaped as a normal straw but with a squeezed tip with two holes where juice can come out of.
If you want to knock some exotic juices because your bored of the regular coke or lemonade, then i definately recommend Rubicon, as its now one of my favourite drinks.
I first came across Rubicon products when I was out buying hangover food. As I don't like orange juice and I can't stomach apple juice (literaly) I thought I'd try the mango flavour and loved it. I don't remember the price but it wasn't expensive. Then the shop stopped selling it. I had looked for it in a few shops and recently my local Tesco starting selling it.
To my surprise there are now six flavours and they come in large cartons and small lunch box sizes with straws. I bought one of each flavour and have so far tried the pomegranate. First impressions: the packaging is simple, but colourful and relates to the fruit that each is. They all list what the have in terms of vitamins and how that helps you. For exapme, the passion fruit has 'Provitamin A for a Healthy Immune System'. All the flavours vary with their benefits. They are all 'packed with antioxidents'.
There's the usual science stuff on the side and the only downside is that calories and sugar are higher than other fruit juices. So not the best if you are on a diet.
The straw is different to normal For a start it's actually quite difficult to poke through the plastic wrapper. And then there is the bit you stick in your mouth. The end has been closed and there a four holes around the top. So when you suck you get more of a spray than a stream of juice. Does this help? Yes, I would say that you get a better flavour in your mouth because of. So a thumbs up for the straw.
The juice itself is very sweet and won't suit everyone, but it's very refreshing and a nice change from the usual supermarket own brands. The flavout is rich and not manufactued and tatses the way it should. I have the whole range in the fridge and so far have not told the kids as they would have them all drunk in ten minutes.
The range varies in price from 35p to 44p for the 288ml carton so it's a good alternative to fizzy canned drinks. They are not chilled in the supermarket and they definately taste better chilled. I am not sure of the price of the bigger cartons, but if memory serves it's around 89p to £1
So all in, it's an exotice juice drink with very little else added in a range of flavours that will make you think of a sun kissed beach. Even if it's just for a few seconds when stuck at work.