“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Soft Drinks „
We go through so much squash in our house, there's only the two of us, but what with me having uni friends around a lot for group work all drinking squash and my other half necking at least three pints of juice a day I find we go through a lot. I saw this on offer for £1 recently in my local Sainsburys so I decided to give it a go. I thought to myself "it'll be a smaller bottle so less unsightly on the worktop and will be easier to pour as well" (sometimes the massive bottles of squash are a little difficult to handle aren't they?
APPLICATION - It's straight forward enough, simply fill a cup with water and then add the squash to taste. What they don't warn you about is that this double strength squash looks a lot weaker than a regular squash would when it reaches your desired diluteness. This meant that we constantly poored too much into the cup and ended up having to tip some out and poor more water in to dilute it down.
TASTE - Once you had got it to your required strength it was tasty. It tasted of your average orange squash - and quenched your thirst well. To be it tasted best when the water was ice cold but then all squash does I think. I turned some into freezer pops as well and these tasted very nice.
So to sum up, yes it tastes good, and it really is double strength but we found it difficult to judge how much cordial to put into the water as it looked a lot paler than we are used to squash looking. We've gone back to our double squash and the issue of over strong squash has been quashed!
We always used to get a certain brand of orange squash that was drunk in abundance (summer magic orange squash from Netto) but since it has been discontinued we needed a replacement, and since we do the weekly shop at Sainsburys anyway we decided to just pick this one up and try Sainsbury's own brand version of what we'd been used to drinking.
The packaging is nothing special, just the sort of bottle you'd expect for any container of squash. You can get it in all sorts of different sizes, it becomes cheaper by the litre when you buy the bigger bottles as you'd expect, so it would make sense to buy the biggest bottle always if you were going to be constantly drinking it since it doesn't have much of a use by date. However we bought a more average size bottle of 750ml, although a 3L version was available because we hadn't decided about it yet.
One of the bad points about this product for me has to be the double strength aspect of it, Sainsbury's don't actually do any normal concentrate squash products so we basically had no choice but to get double concentrate. With double concentrate I always seem to end up making the proportion of juice to water wrong and ending up too strong!
As for the taste, its certainly not as nice as the previous one we had. It tastes quite fake, there's not much orange there! it's not really a pleasant taste and while I'd drink it if I was thirsty, I don't think we will be buying it again, looks like we'll be switching to Robinsons! However on the good side, it was only about 80p for the 750ml bottle, which is equivalent to 1.5l of normal juice.