“ Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Beverages Type: Fruit juice „
I am biased. I do like juicy bits in my orange juice. The most perfect orange juice I ever had was plucked from the tree and squeezed straight into my glass and ideally I would go for that freshly squeezed experience every time. However, Central London is not the ideal climate for orange trees and though I do own a juicer, cleaning it is a pig. Premium juices from the shops never quite manage the fresh from the tree experience and can also be stupidly expensive.
Which takes us to my everyday compromise between taste and price.
Sainsbury's Pure OJ from concentrate with juicy bits.
Is it a freshly squeezed experience? No. But neither does it have the sourness that can come from juicing under-ripe supermarket fruit.
Does it have the juicy wholeeness of a premium Tropicana or Innocent? Unfortunately not. But it costs so much less that I forgive it.
What is does offer is a good everyday juice at a reasonable price. £1.20 for a litre is not cheap, but the juice also does not taste cheap. It tastes like orange juice, despite being reconsituted from concentrate. This is helped by the bits, as I find the smooth version a little less convincing.
The bits componant to the juice not only assists the flavour but also make it just that little more filling and add back some of the fibre lost when consuming oranges by their juice rather than by eating the whole fruit. It also makes me feel just a little bit fuller for longer, which does help offset the weight implications of drinking juice over eating whole fruit.
A 100ml glass of this fine product will cost 42kcal but also 9.2g of sugar - so diabetics will need to consume with caution.
The packaging makes consuming the juice simple. There is a top which opens by twisting, avoiding the need to get the big scissors out for a carton as well as letting it be closed again, which keeps it fresher longer.
Not that mine tends to go off. It is so tasty to drink that a one litre carton will go down my throat in a couple of days. This helps me keep up my Vitamin C intake in an enjoyable to drink fashion and all without breaking the bank.
A staple of my weekly shop.
I love nothing more than a glass of orange juice with my breakfast in the morning, a bit of vitamin C to help kick start my day. I have found Sainsbury's 1 Litre Orange Juice with bit to be both good quality and reasonably priced, well at today's prices anyway. A 1 Litre carton will cost around £1.58. However, it is available as part of a long running 3 for £4.00 offer which means a saving of 74 pence.
Sainsbury's have recently launched new packaging to a range of their fruit juices and this also applies to their Orange Juice. A 1 Litres carton contains around 5 glasses which counts to one of your 5 a day. There are marks at various points on the carton to allow you to know when you have reached a glass full and therefore one of your 5 a day. I personally find this very helpful as I am always trying to improve my diet and find that it can often be lacking in enough fruit and vegetables. I personally think that this is also quite a novel idea and could interest children too.
A 200ml glass, which is roughly, one of your 5 a day is a good source of energy, protein and carbohydrate which I believe is important for kick starting your body at breakfast time. This is perfect for me and just what I am looking for in a drink at that time of the day. The sugar content is quite high as 20g is around 22% of your recommended daily allowance. A 200ml portion contains:
Energy - 90kcal
Protein - 1.2g
Carbohydrate - 20g
Total Sugars - 20g
Fat - 0.2g
The drink tastes great and I find it to be very refreshing. I also love the juicy bits, which gives it that freshly squeezed feel. It is equal to any other of the supermarket brands I have tried in a similar price bracket and I find it to not have such a bitter taste as the value or basic brands.
When you pop into your local supermarket these days, you're spoilt for choice on the amount of different juices on offer. I tend to normally try out different orange juices, if there's one I particularly like then I'll tend to buy it more often. Recently I decided to try this Orange Juice with Juicy Bits from Sainsburys so here are my thoughts about it.
A cartoon of this will set you back under a £1 or if you want to purchase three of them, these are normally available for a special offer price of £2.25. Within this special offer, you can also mix & match other flavours from their range. Whereas some other premium orange juices can cost over £2 alone this is definetly good value but how does the taste compare?
Well I've got to say that the juice tastes really nice & fresh. I really like the juicy bits as it almost gives it the freshly squeezed feel. The juice isn't overally sweet as some others I have tried. Once opened, it tends to last a good three or four days whilst still tasting good.
As far as orange juices go, this offering from Sainsbury's is both great value and very tasty too!
Once again I have a potassium deficiency! I've been feel rotten and lifeless and I've had a blood test which uncovered this and the Dr called me to give me my results. At the end of the call he told me to get chomping through bananas and drinking orange juice as well as having the medication he was giving me a prescription for. I don't normally drink orange juice so when I was in Sainsbury's and saw this on sale for 89p a carton or any 3 juices in the chilled section for £2.25 I decided I should give this a go as it seemed a good deal to me!
Bright orange oblong carton with an integrated white pourer with a cap on it at the top of it. The front and the back of the carton are the same and I'm told it is Sainsbury's Orange Juice With Juicy Bits 'Made from concentrated orange juice' there is a photograph of sliced oranges on there, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and I'm told it is naturally high in vitamin c and that a 200ml glass counts as one a day. Other information on the box includes being told a bit about the product, I'm told it is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, there is a full nutritional chart given, ingredients are listed as is storage advice, size is stated which is 1 litre in this case and contact details for Sainsbury's are given.
Light orange in colour it looks a little murky when poured due to the 'bits' so it isn't a smooth juice as such. The only ingredient in this is orange juice with juicy bits from concentrate and that's it. However it is a gently sweet, slightly tarty orange juicy with is actually rather nice. You can feel the texture of the 'bits' as you drink it but they don't give extra taste or anything like that they're just sort of there really but not too thick or gloopy or anything.
Once it's opened I found it to be fine for 4 days without going funny and it's best stored in the fridge.
It naturally has a high sugar content which are found naturally in the fruit used and to me it's like drinking a glass of sunshine really. I personally like the texture of this, think it's a nice consistency and it just tastes rather natural really and I think this offers great value for pennies!
Nutritional Information Per 200ml Serving:
Saturated Fat: Trace
Total Sugars: 18.2g
Only available in Sainsbury's stores and in a few different varieties too.