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Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Soft Drink

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      24.01.2012 08:48
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      Nice tasting drink.

      Shops own brands of drinks are ones that I am buying a lot of recently to save a little money. I have lots of grandchildren and like to always have drinks handy for when they come to visit or stay for the weekend.

      I bought this one from Sainsbury's for only 25p for a 2 litre bottle. The bottle is a clear plastic and the drink is a nice orange colour. The colour does not look dirty looking at all and quite a nice colour. It is a nice orange smell and one that I think is quite a nice smell for the cheap price. This one is quite fizzy and holds the fizz quite well after opened and wanting to drink it after a while after opening again. I have left it in my fridge for a couple of days and it has held the fizz well for this amount of time. There is nothing worse than opening a bottle and it being all flat, with this one it does not go flat for quite some time after opening.

      It is a nice refreshing taste and one that has quite a strong taste of the orange. I wasn't too sure if this one would actually have a strong taste because of the price but I was amazed at how nice it actually was in taste. I think for the price it is a good quality one and one that is excellent value for money. I know it is cheap but I still like a cheap drink to have at least a nice taste or it is a complete waste of money buying it, but I am pleased I bought and tried this one.

      It also has a nice sweet taste but not too sweet it tastes sickly or at all bitter. It is an adequate taste that matches the price. I think it contains enough taste for children to drink and enough fizz for their liking. My grandchildren have enjoyed drink this one and not complained.

      I find it quenches my thirst well with or without ice cubes. I think it is a cheaper brand that is good for anyone who has a lot of children.

      Compared to a branded one I think this one is quite good. It is not as good as a branded one but it comes fairly close to it. It is a nice drink for all the family to enjoy. It is nice for parties or picnics too.

      I will definitely buy this one again in the future. It is an all round nice refreshingly good orangeade for all the family to enjoy and for the price of just 25p I think it is well worth the money and worth a try and I highly recommend it for anyone on a very low budget or anyone looking for a nice tasting orange fizzy drink.

      I rate it 5 stars.

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        23.11.2011 14:57
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        A GOOD VALUE ORANGE POP

        I have recently tried out the Sainsbury's Basics Orangeade and this is my review.

        I have tried out a few of the products in the Sainsbury's Basics range and thought that some of them were very good value for money but other items were to basic for me and I would not buy them again. All of the items in the Sainsbury's Basics range have very plain packaging which is a white background with orange writing and it gives a very plain basic look to the products. This does not put me of to much as I am more bothered about what the items are like and am not to bothered about the packet they come in.

        The Sainsbury's Basics Orangeade comes in a two litre bottle and is made of plastic which can be recycled which is good for me cos I like to do my bit for the environment. There is a plain looking label on the bottle and I only paid 25 pence for the bottle which I thought was a very good price.

        The Sainsbury's Basics Orangeade is a bright orange coloured drink which is the colour Orangeade usually is. I thought that there was plenty of fizz in the Basics Orangeade and I thought it did not go flat to quickly which is good cos some cheap fizzy drinks loose there fizz too quickly. Once the bottle was opened it kept its fizz for the next day but after that it went completely flat even though the lid was on the bottle tightly and I had kept it in the fridge.

        The Sainsbury's Orangeade has a very sweet smell and it smells like any other orangeade drink that I buy. The drink tasted very sweet to which is what I had expected as I am used to drinking fizzy drinks like this one. I did not think the drink was to sweet or that the sugary taste was too much and I thought it was a very nice refreshing drink even though it was so sweet.

        The orange taste was not to bitter and it did not leave a bitter after taste which can happen sometimes with cheap orange flavour fizzy drinks so I was surprised that the Sainsbury's Basics Orangeade did not have any bitterness to the taste. I thought the orangeade was a little acidic but it did not put me off and the sugary sweetness in the drink helped this.

        I really quite liked the Sainsbury's Basics Orangeade and even though I first bought it as a mixer for my gin I ended up drinking it by itself with some ice as I liked the taste so much. I did not like the drink unless it was cold or served with ice though as I thought it was so sweet and sugary that it made it taste a bit syrupy if it was warm. As I always have ice in my gin anyway this was ok for me.

        The Sainsbury's Basics Orangeade might be a good drink to give to youngsters and it would be a good buy for a kiddies birthday party cos it is such a good price and it comes in a good sized bottle. The drink does not contain any sugar so it is better for there teeth than some of the other fizzy drinks that have lots of sugar in them.

        I would suggest giving the Sainsbury's Basics Orangeade a try out cos I thought it was a very nice drink and I liked the sweet orange taste. I thought the drink did not go flat to easy and I liked the taste of the drink with my gin. It is a really good price for such a big bottle of the Basics Orangeade and I think it is a good quality drink.

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        17.07.2011 09:51
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        Good value

        Most supermarkets I have visited only do Lemonade and Coke in these ultra cheap Value/Basics options and it was a nice surprise to see some of this Basics Orangeade in our local Sainsburys store earlier this week.

        I wasn't shopping for fizzy pop and had only popped in for some bread but came out with 2 bottles of this as well at 25p a bottle. My expectations were not that high because whilst I do buy these cheaper options from time to time, I have always found the taste of these cheap pops to be rather bland and definitely not as good as many of the branded products.

        So, in exchange for my 50p I had 4 litres of this fizzy stuff and at an average 250ml serving that works out at about 3p a pop. Very reasonable to slake your thirst, I would have thought.

        So - is this stuff going to do me any good or harm? Well, probably not much good unless you have trapped wind that you want to force out, but reassuringly it's not going to do you much harm either. Only 2 calories per serving and there's no sugar in it. OK - they have to provide that sugary taste another way which means that almost inevitably there are the usual sweeteners, flavourings and preservatives so a read of the ingredients is a bit depressing with a long list of chemical names that accompany what is basically flavoured carbonated water. There's no added this and that and it's OK for you veggies and vegans (I always think the vegans should be something that Dr Who should be doing battle with - it also sounds as if it might be a medical complaint.)

        As we all know, kids can get through gallons of pop if we let them, so this isn't a bad option if you have greedy little beggars at your house. However, since I'm the only greedy beggar in our household of 2, it's all for me!

        The taste isn't great or particularly authentic but it's no worse than many others I have tasted. There isn't any stickiness around your mouth after drinking and it doesn't coat your teeth like some drinks seem to. It's a bit thin in fact, but there is plenty of fizz action going on if you like that. The chemical aftertaste is evident, but it can hardly not be really - given all the chemicals that this contains.

        Not all Sainsburys seem to stock this - I don't think our local one has until I spotted it this week and I have noticed a tendency for all the supermarkets to hide away their cheap brands on lower shelves and with few facings, keen of course for us to part with more money for the bigger and more expensive brands. They all spout forth about how highly they value their customers, but we all know it's about profit, don't we?

        Would I buy this again? - yes, I think I would - based on price more than anything else.

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          19.05.2010 22:08
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          good family priced drink

          Sainsbury's basic orangeade

          == How I came by it ==
          Whilst on the monthly shop I noticed the above product and thought hmmm what could this be like. As space is a luxury we don't have in our kitchen and I like orange cordial mixed with sparkling water. But I loathe paying a pound for a normal branded bottle of fizzy pop for it to be gone with a day . So thought why not its only 25p so at the worst I've wasted 25p if it tastes rubbish!

          == What is it ==
          Well it's fizzy pop in a 2 litre bottle. It's also the supermarkets basic range of drinks but from the colour appears to look like and act like tango without someone attacking you with a large orange in the middle of the high street and shouting rather loudly you've been tangoed. But the bottle does promise no less fizz so worth a shot.

          == Any good ==
          Well personally I'm struggling to find the difference between mixing orange cordial and fizzy water together and tastes like normal everyday branded orangeade but at a fraction of the cost. It has a sort of sharp but refreshing taste not too much sugar but plenty of fizz. I've had a bottle next to my bed for just over a week now and it still tastes just as good and still holding its fizz well. I've found this great at barbeques where you want a drink but don't want to sit there glugging the lager and end up with a bear head the next day. As well as that it goes down a treat with the little ones who you want to give them lots to drink but they drink it so fast that it hardly touches the sides so this makes a great cheaper alternative.

          == Price comparison ==
          Well as mentioned before for a 2 litre bottle it's 25p in Sainsbury's. For a bottle of normal Sainsbury's supermarket own orangeade its 65p for a 2 litre bottle. And finally for a 2 litre bottle of Tango it is a pound a bottle. As stated before these prices are from Sainsbury's supermarket and I thought I'd show 3 prices from bottom to the branded.

          == Ingredients ==
          Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Natural Flavourings, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate; Sweetener: Sucralose; Antioxidant: Ascorbic Acid; Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates; Colour: Carotenes.

          == Useful random information ==
          This products suitable for coeliac's so if that includes you then your ok this product.

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