“ Fruit Juice with a blend of more than nine tropical fruits. „
Suffering with Hypothyroidism one of the things I have found with it is that I'm always thirsty. I tend to drink a lot of water but of course we all need a change from time to time. Going to hospital appointments and clinics and things I always shove drinks in my bag and this one I bought the other day for just 49p in my local convenience store.
I've only seen this in a cardboard box and it comes with a straw attached and it has a little hole to the top of it to shove the straw in. The box is orangy/red with a photograph of fruits on like apples, passionfruit, pineapple and mango on it and we are clearly told that it is 'Sun Exotic' Tropical Fruit, Exotic Fruit Drink and that it is 'Rich In Vitamin C' then other information on the sides and backs of the box includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and an at a glance nutritional chart as well as a full nutritional chart is given, the size is stated (which in this case is 288ml) and contact details for Rubicon (the manufacturer of this product) are clearly given.
The Juice Drink Itself:
The drink itself is a flat drink (no bubbles or fizz are in at all) and you can drink it out of the carton it comes in or easily open the carton to put the drink into a glass or whatever which is what I did but the design of this makes is easy to grab and drink on the go of course.
The fragrance of this is really exotic and extremely pungent, fruity and sweet. This juice is meant to be a mix of nine different fruits which are Pineapple, Mango, Guava, Passionfruit, Lychee, Apple, Banana and Orange (there is one of the fruits not listed cos although we are told it that it contains nine fruits I cant find the ninth on the ingredient list!).When you open it up you get a really wonderful aroma, to me mainly of mango.
The drink itself is a rich orange colour and of course like I stated earlier it is a flat drink so it contains no bubbles or fizz at all, great for me as I find bubbles and fizz to really make me bloat and that this simply doesn't and it doesn't contain artificial colouring or preservatives and it does actually contain exotic juices and it is rich in vitamin c also if your Vegetarian you can try this one come to think of it!
Taste wise this is really rich in flavour and super fruity however I find it to be a little on the sweet side for me though to be fair that sweetness does taste natural and not artificial so if you like quite sweet drinks this could be for you!
It isn't a thick juice but it does have a bit of 'body'. To me it tastes like a good quality juice and not one made up of water and flavourwise, to me you get the most flavour from the passionfruit, mango and lychee fruits with a hint of an orange and banana taste, its nice but like I have previously mentioned I personally find it a bit too sugary sweet for me and that sweetness lingers in my mouth for a while after consuming it and that taste is a bit 'tinny' and so in my view it isn't all that refreshing or thirst quenching cos I end up more thirsty than before I drank this!
I have no quibbles with the quality of this and do think that if you like fruity and exotic fruit juices that are rather sweet then you could possibly like this one however it just too sweet for me and with 156 calories in a small carton (though no fat, saturated or anything else bad for us in it!) its just a bit too heavy in calories for me to justify and too.....sweet!
Widely available and for a carton this size expect to pay around the 50p mark.
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I mainly drink squash on a daily basis and as an occasional treat a fizzy drink here and there but from time to time it's nice to have a good refreshing fruit juice!!
Sun Exotic is a sub-brand of the widely known Rubicon beverages and has been around a good few decades. It has recently expanded into doing carbonated drinks, but as a soft juice drink this Tropical Fruit Exotic Juice Drink is one of my favourites!
It is a thick, bright orange coloured drink which is easy to pour and differs from some juices as there are no bits or fruit pulp in it, but it is smooth and easy to drink. The taste is amazing (not to over hype it or anything!) but for an exotic drink it i one of those that I can actually taste the fruits and their distinct flavours so I can appreciate and smell the mango, lychee and passionfruit most distinctly and all the fruits fused together really remind me of laying on a tropical beach somewhere sipping an exotic cocktail! It is definitely best when served chilled, I find ice cold a bit too much as the weather in London really doesn't permit for drinks super cold too often! Sometimes when we feel a bit naughty, it is quite fun to make a cocktail by mixing this with tropical fruit exotic juice drink with some strawberry liquer, a hint of rum and some crushed ice...voila! You are good to go!
I feel happy when I drink it as it contains real exotic juice, it is rich in vitamin C (yay!), has no preservatives, no artificial colourings and is suitable for vegetarians if there are any of you out there who want to give it a go!
Ingredients (yawn!) are simple : Water, Fruit Juices from Concentrate 16% (Orange, Pineapple, Apple, Passionfruit), Fruit Purée 5% (Banana, Mango, Guava, Lychee, Guanabana), Sugar, Citric Acid, Stabiliser (Pectin), Preservatives (E452i, E202), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Colour (Anthocyanin, Beta-Carotene)
I bought a 1 litre carton today from my local corner shop for £1.19 which is a decent price as it's is already embossed on the packaging but sometimes when it isn't can be charged up to £1.50 for it! eek! So definitely worth to shop around :)
Overall I would definitely recommend this drink to anyone who wants a refreshing juice drink from a well known brand that is a lovely combination of exotic juices and a glass of this will count towards one of your 5 a day! It's win win!
This is so addictive and mouthwatering!Very refreshing! 9 different fruits including:Orange, Pineapple, Mango, Guava, Apple, Banana, Guanabana ,Passionfruit and Lychee. You can taste each and every fruit used!
Sun exotics tropical fruit contains real exotic juice, there are no preservative or artificial colourings and its 100% suitable for Vegetarians.
The juice has added antitioxidant vitamins to help our immune system and make us look and feel good.
Vitam A- Helps promote healthy skin and eyes.
Vitamin C- Helps Iron absorption.
Vitamin E- Helps your immune system.
Sun exotic is from the makers of Rubicon, so the quality of the drinks is great. It reminds me of being in the carribean, it is so lush. When i had almost finished the drink though, there were fruit bits at the bottom which i wasnt so fond of but atleast its real fruit.
This only cost 25p for a 288ml carton. It is also available in 1 litre cartons.
Great served extra cold!