I do like fruit juice but only buy it from time to time. I really like orange juice, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice and of course.... Apple juice!
This tesco value apple juice is a great way to save a few pennies on your weekly shop as you can buy this instead of tesco regular range or del monte and really save some money!
I always used to buy just tesco brand apple juice which is about £1 a litre. It was decent enough but on a cost saving mission I have started cutting down a brand or two on every shop. That is, dropping down from tesco brand to tesco value brand. Trust me. It makes a difference at the checkout!
The tesco value apple juice is 65p for a litre so it's about a third less and I actually cant taste that it is any worse. I must be honest, I haven't poured the regular tesco out and then poured the value out next to it and tried them side by side or anything but when I now drink the value range I don't think that I am depriving myself or anything.
The juice is nice tasting and golden in colour, just as you would expect. I honestly don't feel like I am economising by buying this juice and will continue to buy it on my weekly shop.
The juice isn't too overly sweet not does it have that bitter aftertaste that apple juice can sometimes have. Lovely!
I don't buy fruit juice regularly but when I do its either orange or apple, just recently I have been buying Tesco Everyday Value Apple Juice and have been really pleased with it, at just 62p for a 1 litre carton its certainly good value for money.
Tesco Everyday Value Apple Juice is sold in 1 litre cartons and they do look slightly more upmarket since Tesco have spruced up their Value packaging, not that it was ever a problem for me I'm more concerned with what's in the carton. The front of the carton has the Tesco Everyday Value logo on the front along with several little images of apples and glasses of drink, the front of the carton also informs the customer that this is "pure apple juice made from concentrate and contains 100% fruit juice". It also states that the juice can count towards one of your 5 a day.
The front of the carton also gives the GDA's, these are given for a 250ml serving:-
Calories - 120
Sugar - 28.5g ( natural sugar found in fruit)
Fat - Trace
Saturates - Trace
Salt - Trace
Since updating the look of the value products Tesco have also improved how the cartons open, they now have a little plastic flip up lid on the top of the carton, this makes poring the juice so much easier than having to snip the corner of the carton off. To lift this little lid is very easy and just as easy to click shut again.
Once opened the juice needs to be kept in the fridge
The apple juice smells lovely, really fruity and fresh, when poured into a glass it has a lovely clear golden colour, its totally smooth with no bits. The juice may be from concentrate and a value product but in my opinion it tastes lovely. Its obviously tastes strongly of apples but its lovely and fresh, its not too sweet but on the other hand its not sharp either.
The apple juice makes a lovely refreshing drink for both adults and children alike, it can also be added to lemonade to make a nice fizzy apple drink, this is really refreshing, or sometimes I make some ice cubes out of it, these are nice added to wine mixed with lemonade.
Tesco Everyday Value Apple Juice can also be bought in smaller cartons, these cost 45p for 3 x 200ml's and come with a little straw attached to each carton making them ideal for lunchboxes or days out.
If you drink apple juice then I would certainly recommend the Everyday Value apple juice, its excellent value for money and tastes great too.
I hate this Apple Juice.
It tastes far too fake and synthetic. The juice doesn't really taste of anything to me. It just tastes like water with some synthetic flavouring added to it. It doesn't taste of apples, and it's meant to! It also tastes far too sugary and sickly. It is very sweet and it does contain a high amount of sugar so I doubt very much that it'd be good for your teeth! My friend gave some of this to her young children and within fifteen minutes they were running riot around the house due to the high amount of sugar that they had consumed. I was there so I knew what had caused it! It is also high in calories but it is low in fat at the same time.
The juice also leaves a nasty aftertaste in your mouth after drinking which makes me reach for my toothbrush and toothpaste. I would describe the aftertaste as tangy and strong - not the best aftertaste to have! The juice also leaves me feeling a little sick if I consume too much of it. One 250ml glass is all I can manage before I start to feel ill. This is probably down to the synthetic ingredients that Tesco use to try and make this taste of apples!
The carton is okay but nothing special as it's just cheap cardboard. The juice doesn't keep very well, even in the fridge, and i've found that it goes off within two days of first opening and it's meant to be fresh for three days after opening.
Tesco Value Apple Juice is NOT one of my favourite juice drinks. Once again it is a CONCENTRATED juice and I worry about how much actual juice is actually in these cartons. It tastes insipid and weak and a bit bitter. I have tried a few cartons of this particular juice, thinking that maybe they were just bad batches but unfortunately they have all tasted as bad as each other.
I prefer freshly squeezed or pulped juices and that is why I prefer us to make our own. Every now and again though my other half will buy one of these shop's Value Range juices and I really do not like them at all.
It is cheap at only 60p or so for a full one litre carton but I personally think you actually get what you pay for. The colour of this apple juice looks unappetising too, it resembles strong wee wee in my personal opinion, and this in itself is enough o put me off completely.
Also, I hate the fact that Tesco couldn't even be bothered to put on a little pouring spout. You know you have a cheap juice when you are actually forced to take a pair of scissors and cut the carton yourself. This does not always make for a smooth flowing utensil, either and I inevitable get a soaking from the really naff corner I have cut from the corner of the carton.
I am afraid I cannot recommend this juice. It is cheap and tastes cheap and I can only give it one star.
Tesco Value Apple Juice is one of the everyday juices that I regularly buy when I shop. Fruit juice does tend to be very expensive and it also tends not to last for long, and so unless it is for a very specific occasion, I do like to stick to the value range of juices which are much more affordable. The Tesco Value Apple Juice comes in a 1L plastic carton and costs just 59p - which equates to about 12p per glass - which is very good value I think, and it means that we can have juice every morning with breakfast rather than only once or twice a week.
The packaging is uninspiring, like the whole of the Value range, but I really don't think that's important. It comes in a sealed cardboard container and is one of those that you have to cut the corner off in order to pour the juice out. Obviously I prefer a flip top that I can reseal, but to be honest, juice tends not to last for more than one sitting in my house so this really isn't an issue. The carton does say that it needs to be drunk within 5 days of opening.
The juice looks and smells like apple juice. It is a nice appley straw colour and is thin without any bits in it. It is made from concentrate and so it doesn't taste as fresh as some of the juices on the market, but it is also about a quarter of the price! It's a nice fruity apple flavour and it is refreshing. It doesn't taste synthetic or acidic as I have found with some other cheaper juices. I do find that some concentrated juice drinks can taste very strong and so I tend to water them down, but I haven't found that with this product at all and find the strength to be about right.
Overall, I recommend the Tesco Value Apple Juice for when you want an everyday juice. Yes, there are better more refined juices out there, but for breakfast when you're not looking to impress, this is good enough.
If you like apple juice then I can recommend you try Tesco Value Apple Juice. The packaging is the usual blue and red of the Value range, which could put people off buying, though not me! If it saves me money and tastes good, that is all I want from a product.
Though it is made from apple concentrate the juice is lovely and clear and has a nice apple taste that isn't at all acidic. There is no added sugar either. Once opened it keeps in the fridge for about five days. Nutritionally, the apple juice contains 125kCals per 250ml.
According to the instructions on the carton it is possible to freeze this juice and it does give instructions on how to defrost in the microwave. I have used this juice to make ice-lollies and it does not lose it's flavour when frozen.
A 1 litre carton costs just 56p, which I think is really good value.
After reviewing the Tesco value food bags I decided to review the Tesco value apple juice that quickly become a favourite amongst the five students that I lived with in student accommodation. Apple juice is something that I'd always had whilst I lived at home and we always had Asda's apple juice or juice that cost a similar price to the asda one. Unfortunately there isn't an Asda store within walking distance to my flat so I had to buy a substitute to satisfy my love for apple juice.
Tesco is my main choice for shopping at University so the obvious thing to do was to look in the juice isle at tesco to see what they had to offer. I scanned the isles and saw the different apple juices ranging in price from 68p-£2. Being the savvy student that I am I opted for the 68p apple juice carton.
The apple juice looked cheap and not very appetising. It is typical of Tesco value products and came in a rectangular cardboard carton which is predominantly white with a simple illustration of an apple on it and red writing.
As soon as I got back to my flat I cut off the corner of the carton and poured myself a chilled glass of the apple juice and was pleasantly surprised, despite being sweeter than any apple juice that I was used to I enjoyed the taste and my fellow students soon followed suit after I revealed that it was just 68p for 1 litre of apple juice.
The apple juice has been used as mixers on nights out and in 'fish bowls' in true student style and a few others have commented on how nice it tastes and are then consequently surprised when they see the tesco value stamp on the carton.
Nutrient per 100ml per 250ml
Energy kCal 47kCal 118kCal
Energy kJ 200kJ 500kJ
Protein 0.1g 0.3g
Carbohydrate 11.4g 28.5g
of which sugars 11.4g 28.5g
Fat Trace Trace
of which saturates 0.0g 0.0g
Fibre Trace Trace
Sodium Trace Trace
Overall, I was very pleased with my bargain and continued to buy the apple juice through out my first year at university and will no doubt carry on in September!
When I first started doing food shopping at university I knew I would have to rely on the Tesco Value brand for some items if I wanted to stick to my £30 weekly budget. I love drinking apple juice and had never tried the Tesco Value version before uni, so decided it was probably worth trying this out since (in my naive mind) all brands of apple juice would taste the same anyway! Of course, this notion was very much wrong.
As with all Tesco Value products the price is the main appeal of the product- 68p at the time of this review with the next brand up (Sun Grown, another Tesco budget brand) being 81p. Therefore for 1 litre of lifelong juice you're getting a pretty good deal. The packaging is your typical Tesco Value fare: white background all over the carton, a bold, blue title bar stating the product's name and an image of apples at the bottom. You open the carton by cutting a corner off one of the flaps as the scissor marks indicate, instead of having a cap that is lifted up. It doesn't stand out, but that doesn't really matter much.
The taste of the juice is quite good- it tastes very strongly of apples so you definitely know it's from apple juice concentrate, and is refreshing. However what puts me off is that there is far too much sugar for me in an average glass. The sweetness sometimes would overpower the taste of apples and it felt like I was drinking blackcurrant squash with little water instead of apple juice.
Generally, this apple juice is best for anyone on a tight budget and wants one of their five-a-day with no fuss. Unfortunately the sweetness is too strong for me so I now buy the Sun Grown version which is much more moderate in flavour. It's not the healthiest juice out there, but those with more of a sweet tooth might not mind as much as I did.
This is similar to value Orange juice really.
It is from concentrate, so you know it has water mixed into it and not just pure fruit juice.
This is only about 40p a carton and able to be stored a length of time in the cupboard if left closed. This makes it a good thing to get to put away incase of immergencies!!
It is nothing like tropicana or the like but then the price tells you that.
It is more similar to apple squash that pure juice and maybe better to buy cordial than this. It would last longer too!
It isnt just the juice which is value but the carton too. There are no fancy gadgets to make puring easy or opening easy.
It is a good old fashioned pull out and cut! this can then cause spillages and if you are not careful a mess when you cut open the top!!
The colour of juice is a dark golden and does look a bit artifical, especially against fresh apple juices which are a cloudy light creamy greeny colour!!
This is not the best juice around but if it is the only thing in the cupboard at the end of the month then it will do!!!
I am usually impressed with Tesco's 'own brands', they manage to deliver a reasonable taste with a pocket friendly price, however, their apple juice is one of the few examples that fall desperately short of their usually high standards.
My disappointment lies not in the simplistic and basic packaging (after all its one of the ways they keep the cost of production down) but rather with the odd flavour that tastes far more like a squash drink than a juice.
Apple juice is usually one of my favourite and most refreshing drinks, both cloudy and clear regularly passes over my lips, but Tesco's clear brown AJ tastes very artificial (despite the misleading 'pure' on the carton).
When chilled to ice cold temperatures the juice is drinkable but there are so many better examples of apple juice out there that other than its cheap price (80p per carton) I can think of little to reccommend about it.
Even though I am ever vigilant about saving money, this would still be a product I would avoid, spending a little extra will get you a far superior drinking juice in every respect.
It's not very appley and is altogether too sweet.
Just lately the need to save money is becoming harder and harder and so any cut backs in the shopping bill are always welcome. Luckily for me a new Tesco store has opened locally and is full of lots of good quality value products with the Tesco Brand blue stripes and red writing. A carton of this apple juice will cost you around 65p and is found in the isle with the fruit squash although it is found on the shelf to start with it does have to be kept in the fridge once it has been opened. To open I tend to pull up one corner and cut with scissors there is a tear strip but I find that using it only leads to apple juice being squirted all over my work surface so its less messy to cut for me.
The carton is cardboard and contains 1 litre of juice I like that it can be kept in the cupboard because it means you can buy a few without having to take up valuable room in the fridge. The cardboard container can also be recycled making it not only cheap but an environmentally friendly product as well. For those of you on a GI diet it says on the carton that the apple juice is medium Gi though I will be honest and admit I do not know whether that is good or bad.
Each 250ml serving of apple juice contains 120 calories which is about average I would say for fruit juices and remember they do count as one of your 5 a day. It lso contains 28.5g of sugar. a trace of fat 0g saturates and a trace of salt.
As for the taste I find this apple juice to be very refreshing the apple taste is strong and quite honestly I do not think anyone would know they were drinking a value product unless they saw the carton. This is down to the only ingredient in the juice being apple juice from concentrate.
This apple juice is suitable for vegetarians so it is a product everyone can enjoy unless you are allergic to apples that is.
I give this juice 5 stars it will remain my apple juice of choice saving me money and quenching my thirst.
This is a great product and one of my favourites. It tastes like apple juice and doesn't have any 'bits' in it. There is a wide variety of apple juice available in the shops but Tesco value apple juice tastes great, is good value for money and is non cloudy.
This product is easily recognisable with the Tesco value blue and white strips packaging. It only costs around 60p for 1 litre. The last time I bought a carton from Tesco it actually cost 56p which I believe is superb value for money. I always keep a couple of cartons in the cupboard or fridge as they are great to have if you have friends round. The apple juice is part of your 5 a day and obviously has the usual fruit benefits of vitamins included.
I usually store my cartons in a cupboard until I open one and then they should be refrigerated and consumed within about 4 days but I find the apple juice will last longer - not that it usually does.
One of the down sides of the product is the packaging because of the good value you pay, the cartons do not have an easy pour spout or factory created pouring hole. The carton is just a cardboard box. I find the easiest way to use it, is to unstick a flap on one side and use scissors to cut a corner off. Sometimes I pierce a hole in the top as well so that the air can flow through and stop the juice 'glugging' out and sometimes spilling.
So overall a great juice drink to keep in your house and would recommend everyone to try it before judging the product based on its value packaging.
For about the last 4 months I've been doing my weekly shop at Sainsbury but due to a bit of man flu I ventured out to Tesco which just happens to be a bit closer.
As I was feeling a little under the weather I felt the need for some fruit juice and as I had a very sore throat and wanted to buy a few cartons to see me through the week, I opted for some value apple juice.
I had quite a few value items over the years with varying levels of success but I felt confident that this would be ok, and as luck would have it, I was right!
As usual with the value brands, the packaging is plain but I was however surprised that the carton was quite easy to open as long as you have a pair of scissors handy, so worth remembering that in case you should buy some for a picnic. I did try to tear it with my hands but (possibly) due to my strength being drained by my man flu, I found it impossible to do so. Once opened though, it was easy to pour out the drink.
It's not much to look at, in fact it looks like it's been diluted, but strangely enough, it doesn't taste weak and there is a lovely apple aroma that I could smell even with the sniffles.
Once opened, you need to keep this refrigerated which is ok as this tastes better cold from the fridge.
It is 118 kCal and contains 28.5g of sugar per 250ml glass but on the plus side it does count as one of your five a day.
So, this costs 60p for a one litre carton and tastes ok, or you can pay more and get something that probably tastes a bit better. For my humble requirements this proved to be more than adequate.
I'm giving it 3 stars as it's definitely cheap and drinkable but remember you can get better if you are willing to pay a premium.
Thanks for reading.
Fruit juice can be quite expensive. We get through tons in our household. You only get a few glasses out of a carton and you can drink that in one day alone. I don't like to discourage it seeing as it is so good for you, but it does make it important to get the best value for money juice when you are doing your shopping. So far the best way I have found to do this is to mix and match expensive and cheap juices and those on special offer. Some cheap ones are fine, like this one, and others are horrible. It really is a matter of trial and error to find which ones are OK and which ones are not.
One day I decided to try Tesco value apple juice. I only bought the one carton just incase, but since I have bought many more. The apple juice costs 62p and is 1 litre in size. It comes in an old fashioned rectangular carton. It is decorated basically with the Tesco value packaging which is white blue stripes, a picture of an apple and some basic text.
The carton needs cutting with scissors. It is meant to be tearable, but I recommend scissors. The apple juice is very pale brown in colour and a nice even consistency with no texture surprises (which for the record would have put me off forever!) The taste is very apply and sweet, just what you would expect from apple juice. It doesn't taste of poorer quality or older or anything you would expect from a cheaper range.
In my opinion there are two types of apple juice. Normal apple juice, comes in regular cartons on supermarket shelves. The next type is more expensive and is what I call 'real' apple juice, freshly squeezed for example. This is normally cloudy off white and has a very different taste. Don't get me wrong and think that I am saying this comes into the second category, as it doesn't. As far as standard supermarket apple juice goes this is a bargain, and there is no reason not to buy it...unless you want to show off in front of your guests and the packaging might embarrass you. In that case buy a jug ;-)
Whilst I have just written a review and raved about tesco value orange juice. I have to say I am not at all as keen on the value brand of apple juice. It is a real shame, as the orange juice suits my family's needs so well. But I in my humble opinion, this apple juice does not make the grade at all.
The reason why I am not keen on this value apple juice is because it is quite sweet and artificial tasting. It leaves a rather nasty aftertaste which is quite unpleasant. I find this juice quite bland in taste. It lacks a sharpness which I like. It has not snappy or zingy kick which I look for when drinking juice.
It would be unfair of me to say that this apple juice is undrinkable. My children thought it was nice. Although they much prefer the orange juice. In all fairness, this juice is very cheap in cost. But where as I usually embrace this, I would much prefer to pay more for a more premium brand.
This one litre carton of apple juice is around 59p which is really very reasonable. I would much prefer my children to drink this than fizzy pop. This drink has a good source of nutrients from the apple ingredients. All ingredients and nutritional values are displayed clearly on the reverse side of the carton. I found this useful as I was able to establish how effective this juice was in terms of a healthy diet.
I do believe that this apple juice is much nicer when chilled. I have also added lemonade to this juice and this transformed this rather bland juice into a lovely summer drink. However, I still feel disappointed with this item as the orange juice is so great that I was expecting far better things from this apple juice.
The look of this juice is nice. It looks really golden in colour and of a good quality. I wouldnt be able to tell, by looking at this juice in a glass that it is Tesco value. But alas, Im afraid when it comes to the taste test, I would spot this juice as a cheapy brand a mile off.