“ Juice „
Sometimes like most women I feel the need for cranberry juice, if nothing else to head off anything nasty from developing. Sometimes, though I just crave a cold juice with a dry note to drink for its own sake. It has to be said though that cranberry can be really dry and sometimes, especially when she's feeling under the weather, what a girl wants is something just that little bit juicer and sweeter.
Sometimes, she also craves the delicious taste of raspberries without having to get all those pesky seeds out from between her teeth. Woman not living by interdental brush alone.
This drink delivers both needs and cravings.
It does it by blending five percent concentrate from cranberries, five percent from raspberrys, adding water, a little citric acid for even more Vitamin C and a little extra sweetener and delivering it to you at a Sainsbury's near you. All for one pound a box, or £2.50 for three.
Because it comes in the metalised carton type of box it does not need to be stored in the fridge until you have opened it, allowing you to take advantage of bulk savings without having the drink go off before you can finish all the juice. An essential if you live alone.
At only 10 calories per 250g glass, this is one juice drink you can certainly drink with an easy mind regarding your diet. I tend to add a little chilled water to mine which not only makes it go further but also cuts the calories even more.
At 0.4g of sugar this is a juice which diabetics should be aware of. It is not sugar free but is lower in sugar than many alternatives.
And it tastes delicious.
The blending of the cranberry and raspberry compliments each flavour while keeping the appeal of both. The somtimes too dry edge of cranberry is softened by the rapberry, while that gives a strong backbone to the sweetness of the rasberry.
This is a juice drink made from concentrate, and so not a 100% pure juice. It also has colouring and sweetener, so if you or your child are sensitive to those, this is something to bear in mind.
But if you need a cranberry fix but wished it tasted better, this is the juice drink for you.
I do like the taste of Cranberry juice but I think that it tastes a bit dry at times, so I tend to reach more for a Cranberry and Raspberry Juice as I think it tastes a good bit sweeter and juicier.
This was the first time I tried this and I only got the carton a couple of days ago. This comes in a 1 litre carton and it cost me £1.10. Perhaps a bit more expensive than other Carton Juices, but Cranberry Juice is a bit more expensive anyway than other Juice.
The carton is alright. Much like any other carton out there. A slim rectangular shape which has a plastic bit near the top so you can take the cap off, break the seal and you just pour it out through this. It's easy enough to pour out and so far i've not spilt any while pouring this into a glass (touch wood.)
The smell of this is really nice. It is a rich fruity scent and smells like fresh picked Berries. The taste of this is good as well. You do get the main taste of Cranberry and that has the usual gritty sort of dry taste (well this is how I think Cranberry tastes) but the Raspberry is the lighter, fresher kind of taste and they go together well.
Per 100ml this has 40 calories. Not sure if you get a low calorie version of this as well.
I will be buying this Juice again. I have tried a few other Cranberry and Raspberry Juices and I would say that this one tastes nicer than the other ones. It is a bit more expensive than any other ones that I have tried, but perhaps the extra 20p or so is worth the extra money.
We've been having a few hot days recently and although I do like a nice long glass of ice cold water it can get a little bit boring. I asked my mum to get a bottle of cordial in and some fruit juice, so I could enjoy a tasty, refreshing drink without drinking fizzy pop. She picked up two cartons of juice for us Sainsbury's on offer at three, one litre cartons for £2.50, usual price £1.10 a carton, the one I'm reviewing now is Sainsbury's Cranberry and Raspberry Juice.
The juice comes is a usual juice carton, with the Sainsbury's logo and a tasty looking glass of the juice with pieces of fresh fruit dotted around it. The round lid screws on and off so stays quite secure, inside there's a little pull top which keeps the juice fresh until you open it. Once the little cap is removed inside it should be drunk within 4 days. The juice has a long shelf life of about a month, however it can be frozen if you want to stock up whilst it's on offer.
Whilst pouring the juice it is a lovely deep red colour and looks absolutely delicious. The smell is very fresh and fruity, perfect for a summer day.
On tasting the juice it's certainly packed full of flavour, its sweet without being overpoweringly so and tastes really fresh. I was impressed by the fruit combination; the raspberry sweetness does hit you first followed by the slightly bitter cranberry. I was pleased that the juice wasn't too bitter as I often find cranberry juice is and it didn't make me teeth feel dry which I also often find.
There are only 80kcal per 200ml portion, along with only a trace of fat and saturates, however there's a massive 19.2g of sugar in the portion. Not one to be drinking too often.
Overall, I was impressed with Sainsbury's Cranberry and Raspberry Juice, it tasted great and is really good value both on and off offer. I'll definitely be buying this again, especially as it can be frozen, overall a great buy, but lots of sugar!
Sainsbury's Cranberry and Raspberry Juice Drink.
Made from 26 percent concentrated fruit juices.
Easy to open carton and at the moment it is three cartons for £2.25p from Sainsbury's.
I brought three and the sell by date is 26th December so they should last quite a while.
The Cranberry and Raspberry Juice is ready to pour with a reasealable lid once opened keep refridgerated and it will then last for four days, so dont open all three at the same time unless you want to drink all three within the four day period.
The Taste **********
Well i could definetely taste the Cranberries and they tasted lovely and fresh and the raspberries which are an all time favourite of mine i love raspberries, and cranberries are suppossed to be good for womens things and i thought that the taste was sweet but not overpoweringly sweet. I also brought the apple and raspberry carton and the white grape and peach each i will review when i have openned them, they all do a mango and passion fruit one too.
This is part of a special offer that Sainsbury's are promoting at the moment and i have to admit that this being the first time i have drunk these juices i think that they are good value for money and that they certainly dont skimp on the amount of fruit they put into their juices and this is reflected in the flavour, colour and the taste overall of their juices.
They come in a carton and they have removed the pull ring inside the twist off lid on the top of the carton which is also incidentally the pourer making this easier to open ( this is good for the older people) or people who have limited use of their hands when it comes to openning their products.
But they still have a seal around the cap so that your juice is as safe as its always been, and i did notice this because at first i thought why is my cap open and then i turned around the carton and read the reason why or i would have taken this back to the customer help desk.
These cartons contain protein per 100 ml of 0.2g, carbohydrates 8.8gs, fibre trace, and a trace of salt they will provide you with energy of 37 cals, they are really tasty juice, and the cranberries didnt taste at all bitter, they were lovely and sweet, i got three glasses from my container as i like to drink a lot of juices as unfortunately i dont buy or eat that much fruit it is a good way of ensuring that i do get to have a few of my five a day even if in juice form, i can always be assured that the fruit content in this juice is really good. I brought three of the One Litre cartons and i thought that they were good value for my money, i will always open and drink one at a time, so will be reviewing another in approximately four days time to let you all know what all the different flavours are like.
They contain Natural Flavouring which i like the fact of, and also they are very tasty, you can also freeze these for a month so you can freeze them for Christmas but i am not sure what they will be like when fawed out as i havnt done that as yet, maybe ill try one just to see what they freeze like and how if any it effects the taste.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews x I will buy some more flavours too to try.
I like to drink a bit of cranberry juice as it's healthy, but I'm not overly fond of the taste, which can be quite bitter sometimes. Because of this, I prefer juice drinks that contain cranberry juice but have something added so that the taste isn't too bitter.
The picture of the juice on the packaging made it look quite pale in colour. I sometimes buy a Tesco version of this, which is quite a dark red in colour and this seemed like it was going to be a lot different to that. Once I had flipped up the lid, peeled back the foil from the opening and poured some into a glass, I was a bit surprised to see that it was actually quite a deep red in colour (much like the Tesco version) and nothing like the photo on the packaging. Only 10 per cent of the juice is cranberry concentrate, and only 5 per cent is raspberry concentrate. I dread to think what the other 85 per cent is, but judging from the list of ingredients, it is probably some combination of water, sugar and natural flavourings. This is one area that makes me quite loathe to buy the cheaper juice options, as not that much of it is actually juice. The likes of Tropicana is more expensive but it is supposed to be 100% pure fruit juice, whereas this clearly isn't.
As I just mentioned, I was a bit sceptical at first about the amount of cranberry juice, but the taste was predominantly of cranberry with just a small hint of something sweeter. The lingering aftertaste is also mostly cranberry but fortunately the bitterness isn't too extreme.
As this is a Sainbury's own brand product, you can only buy it from Sainsburys. The current price is around 95p for a 1 litre carton, which usually lasts for around two or three days if I have one to two glasses per day. These types of juice drinks are often on offer so you can buy up to three at a cost effective price. At the moment, you can get any three of the Sainsbury's own brand juices for £2.25.