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      18.08.2012 20:13
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      Cheap but refreshing apple juice.

      This Sainsbury's apple juice is part of their basic range so the packaging is a very unattractive orange and white combination. It is a from concentrate apple juice and is located in the supermarket non-alcoholic drinks section by the squash and bottled water. The cartons can be purchased individually or in packs of 4 and they are considerably cheaper than juices found in the chilled section of the supermarket. This apple juice is from concentrate and not fresh but in this case there is no way I would be able to tell the difference between the two. The juice is refreshing and best served cold. It is very clear and not at all cloudy. It also tastes nice when mixed with lemonade. I always tend to buy more expensive varieties of some fruit juices like orange as the cheaper versions can be acidic however this never seems to be the case with apple juice so, in my opinion, there is no reason to spend the extra money on the chilled alternatives (unless you want to appear more classy to other shoppers when unloading your shopping on the conveyor belt!).

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      06.06.2012 18:06
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      Great stuff

      I enjoy a nice glass of apple juice and one of the cheapest ones I have tried has been Sainsbury's Basics Apple Juice. It's really cheap compared to the branded juices and a litre carton only costs 64p. The packaging is very plain and simple - basically a white carton with the familiar Sainsbury's orange writing on the front and a little carton drawing of an apple with juice dripping from it. The taste of this juice is great. It's a good golden colour and great if it is drunk ice cold and straight from the fridge. It's a great drink to have not just for breakfast but really at any time of the day. It's a juice the whole family can enjoy and or little lad loves it. I have found that it's also really great on a hot summer's day with some crushed ice in a tall glass and a couple of straws in it. The taste is crisp and fresh and not as sweet as I had imagined. It is thirst quenching and very moreish and I really cannot fault this juice at all. I had expected it to taste slightly weak with it being a basic range product, but in actually fact is doesn't taste weak at all - the taste of apples is tasty and refreshing and I feel very 'healthy' when I drink this with my Sugar Puffs for breakfast and I include it as one of my five a day. Great stuff and thoroughly recommended.

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      29.10.2011 08:48
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      I like to sit down and have a glass of Fruit Juice with my breakfast, but recently Breadkfast has been on the run, so I am gulping my Juice and Toast down while doing 101 other things. Still I make sure I have Breakfast - not that this should just be drank at Breakfast time, but I assume that Fruit Juice is more a morning thing in a way. I have tried quite a few of the cheaper Supermarket ones as well as the normal Supermarket labels as well as the brand named ones, but I feel that the cheaper ones can just be as nice as a brand one. Also since they are cheaper then it's good to save a bit money. This comes in a 1 litre carton and this cost me 63p when I bought it last about 2 weeks ago. The carton doesn't look all that interesting, but what basic brand does? The carton is a white colour with orange writing on it. So not colourful but it's about what is inside the Carton that counts anyway. There isn't much to say about the taste of this Juice. It's just a simple Apple Juice. This tastes nice and fresh and quite sweet, but I don't feel that this is overly sweet - just a nice taste with a little tang to it. It just is a crisp taste which is nice and refreshing. Per 100ml this has 44 calories which is pretty average for the type of Juice. I have to say I do find a difference in the taste of this compared to a main brand named version of Apple Juice. This tastes a little bit weaker and I wouldn't say this seems to be watered down, but it just seems a little thinner on flavour, but I wouldn't say that this is a bad Juice, it's flavour is what I would expect in a way from a cheaper version of Juice. I would recommend a try of this if you are trying to watch the pennies a bit.

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      25.10.2011 17:25
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      I will keep buying it

      If your part of the crew that follow the belief that all products are the same but with different packaging then you will love this apple juice. It costs below 60p for a standard size 1litre box, which is filled with apple juice from concentrate. The box says from around the world so its a mixture of apples. It doesnt taste synthetic at all and is very refreshing. The packaging is very dull with the standard sainsburys basics colours of white and orange. The juice itself is very tasty, quite sweet, not cloudy and no bits. It really tastes the same as other sainsburys juice. Although its not as great as something like innocent juice it will definately do for breakfast and for buying in bulk for the family. It has quite a lot of sugar in, although it does provide 1 of your 5 a day if you have quite a big glass of it. I buy it as it is cheaper than all the other brands in the shop. The only difference is that it doesnt have a cap opening, you have to cut off the corner of the box.

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      29.05.2011 00:17
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      Not my favourite juice but nice for a change

      I like apple juice but don't often buy it thesedays. That's because last time I bought some, I felt ill afterwards with a stomach ache which I think was down to finishing off a carton of apple juice that was on the turn having started to ferment. As with any Apple Juice, it needs to be drunk fresh and whilst for most drinks you can safely apply a degree of latitude to recommendations when it comes to drinkability, this isn't the case with apple juice which starts to deteriorate once it is opened. Storage should be in the fridge and it doesn't keep well at all. Although therefore I am not a connoisseur by any means, I bought a carton of this Basics Apple Juice yesterday. We have been drinking lots of juice lately. We don't always buy it, but always make sure we have some in when we have visitors to stay. Between us we had quaffed all last weekend's supplies and it was time to restock so, undecided when faced with such a choice, I plumped for this cheap juice at only 65p for a litre carton. I like the way Sainsbury's don't pretend that their basic products are anything other than that and this one is very plainly packaged in the usual tetrapak. I put it in the fridge for a couple of hours when we got back from the shop to chill it and then tried a glassful, having first inverted the carton before opening. It looks like strong urine, but was pleasantly refreshing, although rather sweet. I could almost feel the juice clinging to my gnashers and half an hour later, I could still feel a film of what I imagined was nasty sugars attacking my tooth enamel so I went to brush my teeth. Looking at the ingredients, it does seem as if this is rather high in sugar content at a hefty 20.8 grams per 200ml serving, putting it way into the red zone on the traffic light labelling. That's over 100g per carton and if you think of 100g as being the standard weight measure of a bag of weigh out sweets thesedays, then that is really an over-indulgence, so like many fizzy drinks this juice is best drunk in moderation. The same 200ml serving will provide you with 88 calories. Like most apple juices on the market, this is made from apple concentrate and to me it tasted fine. If you have kids and like to give them individual drinks with their packed lunch, I note that this Basics Apple Juice can be bought in a multipack of 9 x 250ml packs for only £1.16, equivalent to only 13p each, so this is quite a cost-effective way of getting one of your 5 a day down the little bleeder's neck. I'll give it a generous 4 stars - it's perfectly palatable and would be a good choice for those on a tight budget.

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        10.06.2010 22:07
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        Another good product from Sainsbury's Basics range

        I do like a nice glass of apple juice in the morning, and when I came across Sainsbury's Basics Apple Juice recently I thought I'd give it a go. I've tried quite a few of the 'basics' range from Sainsbury's and most of the products are quite nice. The basics range is really easy to spot, it stands out from the other products available. The range is packaged in white and orange and is rather, well, basic looking, but that's not a bad thing, considering how much packaging some products use. The apple juice retails at 56p for 1 litre and is only available at Sainsbury's. The nutritional information is as follows per 200ml serving: 88 calories 0.2g fat trace saturated fat trace salt 20.8g sugar While this does provide one of your 5 a day, please be aware that it is rather high in sugar, so drink in moderation and remember tooth care! The packaging contains all the regular information with regards to storage instructions, refrigeration guidelines, it is freezable which is good to know (make the kids ice lolly's in summer). As for the taste, well it tastes exactly the same as Sainsbury's regular apple juice, I am unable to tell the difference. I was expecting to notice even a slight difference, but no, its definitley the same. Its nice appley, refreshing, not too sweet and not too tart. Its now on my shopping list on a regular basis. Give it a try especially if you like apple juice.

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          23.05.2010 14:30
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          Lovely stuff!

          I love juices and in this weather that we're having at the moment I'm really getting through them and because I am I have been trying to cut down costs and purchase cheaper options whenever I can. This Sainsbury's one costs 56p for a 1 litre size and to me that seemed to offer excellent value for money so I purchased a couple of them and popped them in the fridge! The Packaging: 1 litre white and orange coloured cardboard carton. On the front of it I am told that it is Sainsbury's Basic Apple Juice 'From concentrate fresh around the world' and there is a scribbled on picture of an apple dripping it's juice on there. Other information given on the carton includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed as well as a full nutritional chart being shown, the size is stated and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. The Juice Itself: Light golden colour and thin and transparent, pour it and it does smell of fresh and juicy apples. It isn't too sweet though and certainly isn't one bit sour and it is best served cool/cold in my opinion. It is a good quality juice to be fair to it and I have had no issues with it at all and I think this offers value for money! Nice juice! Nutritional Information Per 250ml Serving: Calories: 5 Fat: Trace Saturated Fat: Trace Salt: Trace Total sugars: 0.8g Only available in Sainsbury's.

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          24.08.2009 17:27
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          A Delicious Carton Of Apple Juice.

          I am a regular drinker of squashes and I like nothing more than a nice glass of fruit juice in the morning as it makes a nice change. I don't mind if it is a cheap or expensive juice, generally I'll just drink whatever is on offer providing it's cold and relatively refreshing. It comes in a standard fruit juice carton which you need to cut one corner off. It's cheap packaging but then it's a cheaper price so I don't mind this at all. Take care when cutting it as it's fairly easy for it to spill out when first being poured. The carton can be recycled which is always good. This juice has no pulp and is completely smooth. It's a weak orange kind of colour and is quite transparent. It is quite tangy and does taste quite like apples without being too much. It is fairly sugary and I do feel like too much gives me a slight film on my teeth. A carton of this normally lasts just a couple of days with me & my other half drinking it and I would advise drinking it within 5 days in order to enjoy it at it's best. 100ml of this juice has 44 calories and 10.4g of sugars and it's a shame that the sugars is so high in this drink otherwise I would drink it more often! I believe this sugar occurs naturally in the fruit and for this reason I've cut back on my fruit juice drinking because I like my teeth!! The Tesco version has slightly higher sugars (1g per 100ml) and slightly more calories (3 more per 100ml) so this is definitely my first choice as it's the same price. It is available for 56p from Sainsbury's for a 1 litre carton which is fantastic value for money and can't be faulted really. This juice is nice and tangy and perfect as part of a nice smoothie, I really enjoy drinking it and would definitely recommend it. It's a delicious juice that children will love to, I would have liked a little more apple taste there but it's pretty good and for this reason I am rating it 4/5.

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          21.04.2009 23:10
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          The best apple juice you can buy! 'Sainsburys' own is the way to go.

          This is 'Sainsburys' finest apple juice, brought to you for just 56p and probably the best tasting value for money apple juice you can buy! The packaging isn't anything special, and is part of 'Sainsburys' 'basics' range. They don't need to put time into the packaging because you know what you are getting, or at least are made to believe by the average Joe in the street that the 'basics' range is cheap, low quality products that are as good as the price you pay for them. Well I disagree. People may choose these just because they are watching their shopping bill, personally I don't care about the price, I buy this apple juice because it's the best tasting juice in 'Sainsburys'. Some alternative products offer juice that is too sweet, or too bitter. Too thick, too bitty, or two weak, well for me this gets it just right. The taste is strong but not overpowering and having had a glass you don't get that strong after taste that makes you wish you hadn't bothered to drink it in the first place. In additional it's not watered down and has a good concentration which is what makes the taste so good. As far as being good for me, it counts towards my five-a-day so when I have a carton open it usually lasts a few days before I reach for another. I'd have to say you get about six tumbler glasses out of this juice so be sure to drink it within it's use by, or consume within date so you don't waste this great tasting juice! Per 100ml there's just 44 calories, so it will go great with a diet or for anyone that just loves apple juice. The fat content is at 0.1g so this is noting to worry about and salt is just a trace. However, the sugar content is quite high which surprises me seeing as it didn't come through in the taste. Per 100ml there's 10.4g. We can all be conscious of the sugar in our foods, so as I like to enjoy this drink, and will continue to drink it, I tend to have it with my breakfast and be sure to brush my teeth after to reduce the effects of the sugar in the drink. This way I don't feel bad for drinking it. On the whole you can't really get apple juice better tasting than this and for so cheap! Stock up now, because if it isn't opened it's still go a month or so before it has to be consumed, just keep it in a moderately cool place.

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          21.04.2009 22:20
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          Sainsburys Basics Apple Juice

          I was in Sainsburys this morning and knew we had no fruit juice at home so I had a look at what was on special offer but when it turned out there were no real offers on juice I realised i didn't have enough money on me to buy any but then I saw a bottle of apple juice with a cheapo Basics label. It was only 56p so I did have enough for juice and I knew it would be ok because I reckon apple juice all tastes the same only the cheaper ones can be less sweet but I still like them. It comes in a litre plastic bottle that you can keep in the fridge next to the milk. The juice is nice and if you give it to someone in a glass I don't think they would guess it was so cheap. My mum usually buys one of the big brands and pays about £2 a carton so she is glad I found this today because she buys 2 or 4 cartons a week. It is a refreshing glass of juice and tastes like apples not like cider like some cheap apple juice does. My sister doesn't like it cos she said it made her mouth feel furry but she doesn't drink much juice anyway. It is not as sweet as our usual apple juice but i like that because it means it is not as sugery and will not damage my teeth as much as very sweet juice. I always drink mine through a straw to avoid damaging my teeth anyway. This is good juice for the price and I like it very much because it is as good as the big brands even if it does taste different but different doesnt necessarily mean worse.

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            10.04.2009 11:53
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            While not the prettiest product ever, this offering from Sainsbury's basics is an everyday essential

            *Budgeting assistance required* Like all people who like to call themselves 'foodies', I can be a little bit too snobbish about foodstuffs and ingredients. There, I said it. Late last year my girlfriend and I decided to switch out some of the less necessary luxuries in our weekly grocery shop for own brand equivalents. We did this partially as we struggled to keep with a budget and partially because we're obstinate and refused to compromise on those little luxuries that make life fun. Well, it's hardly a sin to enjoy a good bottle of wine of a Friday night, is it? *Sainsbury's Basics* Supermarkets have been doing very well as a result of the recession, as it to be expected as families have - or feel they have - less disposable income to hand. Those who keep up to date with the news (or own shares in 'defensive' companies like supermarkets) will have noticed that profits have been healthy for these businesses of late. Much of these profits can be attributed to the growth in popularity of own brand product ranges. While it is growing, the Sainsbury's Basics range isn't quite as large as the own brand collections found at some of the competition. That said, I've found it to be good quality, from cling film to bacon and these products have become part of our regular shop. I've already reviewed a few of these products and this will be another positive one. *Wet your whistle with a crisp, refreshing glass of apple juice* This apple juice is tasty and has a pleasing, crisp edge to it. It's not nearly as acidic as freshly pressed apple juice, which can be a good thing for those of us with grumble prone stomachs! It's very refreshing, doesn't have any bits in it and is perfectly versatile as a cheap daily use product. I don't see myself moving on to another brand, as this one is good to drink and cheap to buy. *Packaging and price* In a fit of cleverness, Sainsbury's have made this available in either a squat Tetra Pack, or a one litre plastic bottle (like a milk bottle). The squat ones are good for bulk storage in the cupboard, while the plastic ones win out as they can be frozen and are typically recyclable. Tetra Packs are best avoided in my opinion, as most councils can't recycle them. They're so bad for the environment, in fact, that the company that invented them has been coerced into providing specific recycling facilities for them in the UK. The price is currently a bargainous £0.56. This hasn't changed upwards since October when I started using the product. *Nutrition, source etc.* Fruit juices are high in naturally occurring fruit sugars and so they're best enjoyed in moderation (apple juice is on a par with Coca Cola). A 200 ml glass of this apple juice contains: 87 calories, 0.2 g of fat and 20.7 g of sugars. This gets a 'yellow' on the nutrition pie chart that features on so many foodstuffs these days, so it's fine in moderation. It's also worth considering that a 200 ml glass is one of your five a day and it's a very easy way to get it. More than one portion doesn't count, however, so don't glug a litre of this and act like you're being healthy! This juice comes from a variety of sources, where the apple juice is pressed, frozen, sent back to the UK, defrosted, pasteurised and 'rehydrated' with the addition of more water. For most people this will be viewed as a negative, but Sainsbury's have cunningly tried to sell it as a glamorous thing, with their 'from around the world' line on the front of the packaging. I don't think it's particularly fantastic that I'm drinking apple juice from x different countries with my breakfast, but can't complain as the price, taste and nutritional values are all right.

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