“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Soft Drink „
Tesco Berries And Cherries squash is one of Tesco's better flavours amongst its own brand squashes and is both fruity, delicious and full on flavour. And it contains no added sugar too!
Priced at around £1.50 for a 1L bottle (and often on a two for £2.50 offer), it is reasonably priced and very refreshing though to some tastes, it might be a bit sweet. Unlike some cherry squashes, the cherry flavour here isn't too overpowering either meaning that it doesn't just taste like those cherry sweets that you used to buy as a kid but instead is pleasantly mixed with just a hint of berries.
This is a great summery squash that is only enhanced when drank iced cold over iced and is perfect for those warm summer afternoons when you and your child have been playing in the garden. Robinsons will always be the best manufacturer when it comes to top quality squash but Tesco are obviously doing something right as, for a much more affordable and wallet friendly alternative, this certainly rates very highly indeed!
Overall, me and my daughter really like this and it goes a long way too as I find I don't need to use as much as with some other squashes as this can be quite strong if you don't dilute it down enough.
Its not that often that I am this impressed with supermarket own brands but this one can definitely be said to hit the mark spot-on!
I usually like to have a few different flavoured bottles of squash in stock at home, because everyone likes different things. My youngest son loves the dark coloured squashes, like blackcurrant, whereas his older siblings prefer orange or pineapple. One drink they all love though, is the Cherries and Berries variety, which comes in a big 1.5 litre bottle from Tesco. The bottle costs £1.35 on its own or you can mix and match 2 bottles for £2.50 for a titchy 20p saving!
The bottle is supposed to contain 60 servings, as the squash is concentrated. They recommend one part squash to nine parts water. I find that in practice, it doesn't actually work out that way, and I still use almost as much as I would with normal squash. I think 40 servings is more realistic, and I find that a bottle will last about a week in our house, which is a lot longer than a bottle of Robinsons, which would only last a couple of days!
I like the fact that the squash has no added sugar, although I am aware of the dangers of consuming too many artificial sweeteners, in this case Aspartame and Sodium Saccharin. This means that the drink is low calorie, at 5 cals per serving and won't be too harsh on teeth, although the only drink that is truly safe on teeth is pure water.
The colour of the squash could be described as deep red or pale purple, exactly the colour you would expect for a Cherry/berry flavoured drink. Although the colour is quite strong, the drink contains no artificial colours or flavours.
I like to dilute the squash with sparkling water, but it really is a matter of personal taste. The squash has a very sweet taste, which would appeal to kids and adults with a sweet tooth. The dominant flavour is definitely raspberry, with a touch of apple and I must confess that I don't get much cherry flavour coming through at all. The drink is lovely, light and refreshing and really quenches your thirst. The drink contains 22% apple juice, 2% cherry, 1% raspberry and 1% strawberry, which I think is a good level of juice for a squash, as many squash products only contain 10% fruit juice. Despite the overwhelming sweetness, the squash tastes quite natural and not at al chemical or artificial. The label states that the product has been improved and now contains 30% more fruit juice than before.
The bottle should be recycled where facilities exist.
Tesco Cherries and Berries is certainly as good as the big branded squashes and is suitable for drinking at any time. I like to dilute it down and put it in the kids bottles for lunch at school. It would also go well with a meal. I also like to freeze it and make lollies in summer.
If you like sweet, fruity flavours then this is a nice alternative to the heavier blackcurrant sqaushes. Everyone in our family likes the taste and it is a real favourite.
I still don't know what made me reach for this flavour as Cherries aren't my favourite taste. I don't really tend to eat them, but perhaps I wanted a change, and i'm glad that I did try it as it is a Juice that I could see me buying in the future. I always take Juice with me to work, as I drink a lot of it through the day, and if I was to buy it at work then I could probably spend about £10 a week - if not more. Conscious of saving money I have moved to Diluting Juice to try and save a bit more.
This Juice comes in a 750ml bottle and a 1.5litre bottle. The last time I bought this range which was only a few weeks ago i'm sure the 750ml cost around 80p, and the 1.5litre cost around £1.50. Tesco usually have an offer on this range which is 2 bottles of the 1.5litre ones for £2.50, so that's what I usually buy. I'm not sure if you get this one in the normal strenght, as I buy the double strenght. So what does the term Double Strenght mean? Just that you have to use half the amount of Juice to Water Ratio. So a bit more saving to be had.
This bottle is just an average looking bottle. Nothing all that special and a bit large and bulky. then again for 1.5litre it isn't the smallest size. It is qutie a wide square bottle and the plastic is clear so you can see the liquid through the bottle. The label is wrapped around the bottle.
So to make this up the instructions state that since this is double strenght then half of the measurement that you would normally use in a different brand does the same job. So you mix 1 part of this to 9 parts of water. Since I mix up 1 litre to bring to work then this is a cheap drink - think about it when it's on offer this mix will do 15 litres, so just over 8p per litre.
The strenght of this mix is just right. Just a good enough strenght. This is tasty and you can taste the Cherries which aren't overly strong, and the Berries which are Strawberry and Raspberry. It tastes fresh and Fruity.
Calorie wise I don't have a bottle to hand at the moment, but sure the No Added Sugar version which this is is something like 2 calories per 100ml as mixed up as directed, so alright to include on a calorie controlled diet.
A nice tasty Juice which is a change from the Orange and Apple and Blackcurrant Juices.
I'm not usually a fan of overly sweet fruit squashes - preferring to stick to the regular orange, lemon or blackcurrant flavours. I've tried various summer fruit squashes in the past and found them a bit too sweet and sickly for my tastes. So, it was with some trepidation that I agreed to purchase a bottle of Tesco's cherries and berries squash as an alternative to our usual squash selection. I purchased a bottle of 1.5l of the squash together with another flavour as part of an offer of two bottles for £2.75 (the bottle is priced at £1.53 individually).
The bottle is compact and clear with a blue screw lid and blue labelling. The pictures on the label show some of the fruit contained in the squash - a cherry, strawberry and raspberry. This is a double concentrate squash, which means that you need to use half the amount of squash per glass than you would usually (and that the bottle should, in theory, last twice as long). Another bonus for me is that there are no added sugars to this squash - so fewer calories and better for you too.
The squash is a deep pink/red in colour and a clear liquid. The fruits contained in it are cherries, raspberries, strawberries and apple. I was surprised to learn that apple was contained in the squash as I could not taste this in it at all. The squash is quite sweet but not as sickly as other berry based squashes that I have tried. The main taste of the squash to me is definitely the cherries and this is all that I can taste within the first mouthful. After the initial mouthful, which gets the mouth watering!, the tastes of the raspberries and strawberries come through. This is a very pleasant combination and makes for a very summery drink. This squash would be nice with loads of ice cubes in in the summer but I wouldn't say that it would be particularly thirst quenching. It's a nice drink as an alternative to my usual, but I would definitely get sick of it if I drank it all the time.
I would recommend that you try this as an alternative to your usual squash variety as it makes a rather pleasant change!
Tesco Cherries & Berries Squash with No Added Sugar
This is probably my favourite drink of the moment. We are a household that always seems to end up buying and sticking to variations of blackcurrant and apple, but a couple of weeks previously I decided to break that pattern and I wanted a change, so I opted for this Tesco cherries and berries squash with no added sugar. Admittedly, not a drastic change, but a very much welcome one.
I love the idea of double strength diluting juice, it saves on packaging material as well as the space it takes up in the cupboard and recycling bin. The first time I poured the double strength squash I got my measurements all wrong and ended up making something that was far too strong. You really only need a small splash of this to get a lovely flavour, the liquid has a slightly thicker consistency to normal diluting juice and has a lovely strong smell.
When I drink this I can taste and smell the cherry flavour, but I am not able to identify any specific berry flavours. Overall the juice is really nice, it is sweet and definitely fruity flavoured. In my opinion this tastes like a premium diluting squash but at a much cheaper price. It also has a nice smell to it without being too strong to be off putting, it is just appetising. The colour is also a nice light pinkish tone, exactly what you would expect from a cherry and berry drink. This also doesn't taste artificial, it doesn't really taste like it is made from pure fruit juice either it is happily somewhere in between.
I opted to buy the rather small 750 ml bottle retailing for 89 pence just to make sure that it was going to be something I liked before I bought the larger bottles. Next time I will just get the 1.5 litre for £1 50. It is worth watching for special offers as Tesco regular do deals on their diluting juice. The packaging is simple and nice enough while providing all the relevant information that I would think should be present.
This gets five out of five stars from me, it is really tasty and refreshing. I would recommend trying this especially if you like apple and blackcurrant or summer fruit squash and just fancy a slight but pleasant change.
We drink so much squash in our family that I try and keep as many different flavours on hand so that we don't get bored. I also try and keep the price down as much as I can, which is why I alternate Tesco's own squash with more expensive brands such as Robinsons. I have worked my way through the Tesco range and that is how I came to try this, Tesco squash with Cherries and Berries.
This squash costs £1 for 1.5 litres. It has no added sugar which is a must, as we get through so much I really don't want everyone's teeth starting to rot, not even for a treat, but for one of our basic daily essentials.
The squash comes in a short and squat clear plastic bottle. It has a screw on and off blue lid, which as far as my testing has gone is pretty secure even when it has been re tightened. The bottle shows the red coloured squash inside which is quite weak looking. It already looks diluted to the eye.
You only need to use a little bit of the squash each time, about a gingers depth, and then fill the rest of the glas sup with water. It is always best to put the squash in first and then add the water after. This makes the squash mix much better than if you add it the other way round.
The squash, like all Tesco's squashes I have tried has a murky looking film which sits on top of the drink. It is really off putting appearance wise, but doesn't take away from the taste.
The drink is very sweet and quite refreshingly summer like tasting. It is the sort of taste children will love as the red berries add the sweetness and the cherry flavour adds a different depth to it, so the two flavours even each other out quite well. The drink does taste quite weak, but you can add as much or as little as you want of the squash to suit your personal tastes.
The squash doesn't completely dissolve in the water, it always leaves a few bits in the bottom. It isn't too noticeable, but again a little off putting appearance wise.
Overall a good squash for very good money.
In my office we have a ice cold water dispenser. Although I like water on its own, I prefer to add a little squash. We tend to take it in turns between the three main office members to buy bottles of squash. I like this as sometimes the squashes bought are different and new to me.
Last week I was really thirsty and when I went for the squash I was pleased to find that the bottle that was waiting for me was called Cherries and Berries. I love cherries, they are my all time favourite fruit. I also love berries. So i was really looking forward to sampling this squash.
The 1.5 litre bottle is a Tesco branded product. It is quite a plain bottle with a blue plastic lid and blue paper label carrying a very attractive picture of a juicy cherry and strawberries around the centre of the bottle.
The label also carries adequate information concerning nutritional information, allergy advice and a comrehensive list of ingredients. The label informs consumers that the squash contains apple, cherry, strawberry and raspberry juices in order to make this a deliciously fruity drink.
The squash, is double concentrated. This means you only have to use half as much as you normally would in order to make a glass of squash. I found this hard to get used to in the beginning as the colour of the squash is scarlet red in the bottle but looks very weak when diluted. This lead me to believe that the squash would taste weak and so I added more. This in turn made the drink too sweet and sickly as I had indeed added too much sqash. I later came to the conclusion that when made up this squash does look very weak and almost a watery pink in colour.
The taste of this squa, when made properly was just gorgeous. It was very fruity and juicy.. It was not overly sweet but also not tarte or sour in flavour. The cherry flavour was not strong, which i found a little disappointing, however there was certainly a subtle undertone of cherry flavour which became more apparent when drinking.
I would describe this squash as a juicy extravaganza. Almost on the same lines as vimto. Rich and fruity with plenty of body and flavour. Infact I enjoyed the taste of this squash so much that I told my husband about it when I got home. I went to Tesco the very next day and bought some for the house. The children and my husband love it as much as I do and it has become a real hit. I would much rather my children drink this to Lemonade as this squash contains no added sugar.
I believe this squash is around the £1.20 mark, although there is a smaller bottle which retails for under a £1. I believe this is a very good price as the squash is packed full of delicious flavour and due to its high concentration only a tiny drop is needed to add to your water to produce a gorgeous flavoursome drink.
I think this drink is a winner all year round, but personally I think this squash will come in to its own in the hot summer sunshine. I think it is only then will the thirst quenching and delicious fruity flavours will be fully appreciated. I for one will be making up a bottle of this and adding huge cubes of ice in order to make a lovely long summer drink.
I would certainly recommend this drink to anyone who is looking for something different as a squash. The dark juicy flavours are divine and are a welcome change from the citrus flavours such as orange and lemon. I for one think it is one of the best squash drinks i have ever tasted.
First of all, I need to mention that I love anything cherry related and am immediately drawn to anything. So when I found a bottle of this in the fridge at work I was truely amazed! A cherry squash - YES PLEASE!
This is concentrated so obviously a little goes a long way. It appears quite dark in the bottle but when used is very light and looks weak, although as a person who likes my squash very strong, I find it tastes okay despite looking quite weak.
The smell of the squash is very fruity and you can certainly tell that there are strawberries in the squash, and there isn't a cherry scent to it.
As for the taste, there is a slight taste of cherry but I would say that the flavour is defintely more "berries" based than cherry based. It still tastes lovely - I usually hate squash and can't stand orange or blackcurrant so finding a different squash was a nice refreshing change. I could imagine this being very nice in summer in a tall glass with ice cubes - yum.
Overall this gets my thumbs up and is by far my favourite squash. At £1.49 for 1.5l this is also a great price for a concentrated and delicious squash.
Last time we ran out of squash we tried Tesco's own brand. Our first choice was Mango and Passion Fruit squash then we chose a second one as well as they were on offer.
Tesco's Cherries & berries squash comes in a colourless transparent bottle with dark blue cap. It is available in two sizes: 1.5 litre for 1.49 pounds and 0.75 l for 89 pence. The offer now is for two 1.5 litre squashes for 2.75 pounds.
The label around the bottle is light blue and there are two raspberries, a strawberry and a big cherry on it. The squash has appetising red colour. It is written on the label that it is a double concentrated squash so you need less and it doesn't contain added sugar.
After opening the bottle I found that it has a strong strawberry smell. You need to pour one part squash and 9 parts of water. The diluted squash has pale pink colour. It wasn't so appetising but I tasted it. For the first time it was a bit disappointing as it is quite sour and the strawberry flavour dominates the squash but after a few glasses of it I got used to its taste. A bottle lasts quite long as it is really concentrated.
Water, Apple Juice From Concentrate (16%), Cherry Juice From Concentrate (2%), Citric Acid, Strawberry Juice From Concentrate (1%) , Raspberry Juice From Concentrate (1%), Malic Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Sodium Saccharin), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite), Natural Flavouring, Natural Colour (Anthocyanins).
As it doesn't contain added sugar just sweetener and the fruit content of it is quite law a serving contains 5 kcal.
I prefer Sainsbury's own branded squashes to Tesco ones because they have better taste. My favourite ones are orange and mango, blackcurrant and apple and apple squashes. They are slightly cheaper than the Tesco's squashes and are sweetened with sucralose which is a natural sweetener compared to Aspartame and Sodium Saccharin.
After drinking a couple of glasses of squash I got used to its taste. My husband doesn't like it at all. He says that it is too sour. I don't think I will buy again but I don't want to pour it out. I try not to think of cherry taste as this squash is more a strawberry than a cherry squash. I can't really recommend it as I won't buy myself either.
This squash first grabbed my attention due to it having cherries mixed in. Now I am a big fan of cherries so thought I would give this a try.
The bottle has a dark blue cap and a really sky blue label.
The label also has images of the berries that are in the drink, predominantly the cherry takes pride of place, with a strawberry and raspberry behind.
On the label there are the following in your face points:
Double concentrated and No added sugar. These two phrases aid the buyers choice. Firstly no added sugar is a big hit now days and you cant go wrong with that!
And secondly its double strength meaning it should last twice as long as regular squash at this size.
I like my squash quite strong so for me this is perfect, double strength means it will last probably 1 ½ times longer if that.
The colour of the squash is a lovely red colour and stays quite dark even when mixed with water or lemonade. (ok so I added my own sugar).
The taste of the drink is perfect, you can really taste the cherry, apple and strawberry, raspberry is a little subdued. But the cherry takes most of the flavour. Its also a smooth taste as there are no sharp flavours coming out when you drink it.
This drink is perfect for summer or at a party and can be used for many applications apart from a juice drink. Such as ice cubes, lollies and add some alcohol too making a lovely punch!
The flavours in this drink compliment each other extremely well and it works perfectly.
Tesco's sells many different concentrate drinks but this is one of the best they sell.
So definitely go out and buy this juice, its flavoursome and cheap. You wont regret it.
I don't mind drinking tap water but, especially at home, I prefer to drink squash.
I like a bit of flavour and I find it easier to drink in bigger quantities.
Of course there is the sugar issue with squash so I prefer to go for a no added sugar brand.
Tesco's is my local store and they have wide range of squashes but my favourite is cherries & berries squash. It is a mix of cherry, apple, strawberry and raspberry squash and this is very tasty.
The bottle is 750ml but it is concentrated meaning you need to use half the regular amount which I imagine makes this bottle closer to a 1.5l bottle. However it is hard to remember to use less and I'm not sure I get as much out of it as I would an old style 1.5l bottle. The other advantage to this is that it makes it lighter to carry home.
I find this sweet, but not overly so and with a refreshing taste. There is no bitter aftertaste that you sometimes get and I don't find it overly chemical tasting.
It is very reasonably priced - around the 70p mark I think and this bottle lasts me several weeks.
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous orange or apple & blackcurrant squash.
Being a fan of fizzy 'pop' style drinks, I am aware of the potential damage said drinks can do to my tooth enamel and because I am conscious of this, I have recently been making a bit of an effort to try and drink healthier alternatives... Anything that prevents me from needing a filling at the dentist's is well worth a try in my book!
As a result of my new found 'tooth guilt', I have tried various fruit juices and flavoured waters. Having found that none in particular have tickled my taste buds quite as much as a fizzy alternative might, I decided to try out some alternatives when shopping in my recent Tesco supermarket.
Looking along the row of flavoured waters and 'high juice' type drinks, I eventually decided to try a few offerings from the Tesco own-branded range of fruit 'squash' style drinks. I get bored easily so I thought I would select a few from the range so that it would offer me a bit of choice. I was very keen on the 'No added Sugar' range of squashes in Tesco, as this would obviously benefit my dental issues even more!
One of the squash drinks that has certainly proved to be a hit in our household is the 'Cherries & Berries' squash. I think this is mostly because the taste is quite different from other drinks we have tried, certainly in terms of squash-style drinks. I think these drinks can quite easily become boring, particularly in terms of the flavours available. It seems to be very much a case of 'lemon, orange or blackcurrant' when choosing one of these types of drinks, in smaller supermarkets and stores anyway!
The Cherries and Berries squash is double concentrated, thus meaning the bottle is quite small when compared to alternative brands. This is in no way a negative point for me, particularly when we are walking home from the supermarket instead of catching the bus! The smaller size of the bottle of course means it is a little lighter and therefore easier to transport. The double concentrated element to this squash of course means that only half the usual amount needs to be used to achieve the same strength/taste as usual.
The colour of the squash is a kind of reddish-burgundy, but this pales once you have diluted the juice in your glass. The smell, once poured from the bottle, is very sweet and very fruity but I do find that the overall scent is really quite appetising.
Upon taking a mouthful, I am in no doubt that the juice is very sweet. The first taste that hits my little taste buds is cherry. Not in a strong, overpowering way like the taste of cherry-cola or something similar though. It is definitely more subtle-tasting in this squash but it is evident nevertheless.
The other tastes are more difficult to pick out individually but I do get a hint of something akin to raspberry. I do find that the other taste element to this squash is probably a combination of several tastes mixed in together, but this in no way puts me off or makes the drink any less enjoyable.
I would point out that this drink is very sweet but in no way is it too 'false' tasting or sickly. I don't find that the drink is over-powering at all, even when I have poured in quite a lot of the squash concentrate.
I do find that when diluted, the squash makes a refreshing drink and quenches my thirst quite nicely. I am not a very big water drinker, but feel that I am obtaining some of my recommended daily amount of water if I have a couple of glasses of this during the daytime.
I am quite converted to drinking this squash and the other flavours I purchased at the same time are quite dull in comparison and remain ignored for the most part. I will continue to buy the cherries & berries squash and will continue to enjoy it for a long time to come, I'm sure.
The label on the little bottle - which is 750ml in size - informs me that 100ml of this squash will provide me with 21 calories and only a trace of fat.
There is also information informing me that the squash contains no artificial colours or flavours and I can see quite clearly that this product is suitable for vegetarians. There is also allergy advice given, as well as advice for anybody who wants to give this drink to toddlers.
The squash is obviously only available from Tesco stores, and costs around 80p for this 750ml bottle.
All in all I would highly recommend this squash. We cannot get enough of it in our household and I will continue to buy it regularly. This squash gets top marks from me!
I have always had a real weakness for cheap squash, I just love the stuff, it reminds me of my childhood. These days I am really trying to drimk as much water as I should, and do try most of the time to drink in it's simplest form. I do like the taste of water, however on occasion I do get the urge for a long cold drink of squash.
With regards to my preferred favour, I have never been a huge fan of your traditional orange and have instead have preferred varieties like Summer Fruits. I had been a really fan of Robinsons Summer friuts but in light of the credit crunch, decided to follow Martin Lewis's advice and try dropping a brand on some of my grocery shopping. When I was doing my online Tesco shop, I was looking for a cheaper alternative to the Robinsons squash when I spotted Tesco's own branded Cherries and Berries variety. It was really reasonable costing only 87p for a 750ml bottle, on closer inspection I also notice that it was double concentrated, therefore you only need to use half the amount you normally need. I thought this was great as the smaller bottle would take up less room in my cupboard and also less packaging was used.
When my shopping was delivered I decided to give the squash the taste test. I made up a tall glass on the squash using only a very small amount of the squash itself and the liquid was a really lovely pinky red colour. Big gulp and....... it was lovely. There was a real sweet berry flavour which was contrasted and balance with the slightly sour taste of cherry. I think that the combination of flavours works really well and this squash had won me over.
I have bought this one every since, and a bottle seems to last me ages. I don't drink it every day but I just like to have in the cupboard when I fancy a bit of a change.
Its so difficult to find a dilutable cherry soft drink these days, and Tesco still haven't managed it. This drink is just far too sour. At first I thought I had just got the ratio of juice to water wrong, but alas, it seems that its just badly made. Perhaps cherries just weren't supposed to be consumed this way.
"Berries" is pretty vague as well. "Red berries" or "Summer fruits" would be a much better name. Along with its overwhelming sourness, there is a powerful taste of strawberry, which I have never known to be drank this way either, much better suited to herbal teas and the like. Nonetheless, the packaging reveals that it contains apples and also and raspberries, so really its just cherry and...two other berries squash.
I would not recommend this product as it is far too sour, unless you dilute it into oblivion which spoils the flavour anyway. It also contains a lot of sweeteners and is not particularly healthy.
Apple Juice From Concentrate (16%),
Cherry Juice From Concentrate (2%)
Strawberry Juice From Concentrate (1%),
Raspberry Juice From Concentrate (1%)
I love tesco cherries and berries squash. It has a really nice flavor and because it is double strength you dont need to use much,and even less for a child.
The main taste in the drink is the apples and there and strong tastes of the cherries and the other fruits too.
The label on the bottle says the squash is-
Concentrated No Added Sugar Apple, Cherry, Strawberry & Raspberry Squash with Sweeteners
well you can taste the apple,cherry and strawberry but i couldnt taste the raspberry to be honest but then its not a very strong taste when mixed with others anyway and isnt much of a percentage either when you look at the fruit juice amounts-
Apple Juice From Concentrate (16%), Cherry Juice From Concentrate (2%)
Strawberry Juice From Concentrate (1%), Raspberry Juice From Concentrate (1%)
It does make for a really nice fresh drink though and perfect for summer.
ideal to make into ice lollys for a hot day too.
There are quiet a few no added sugar double strength juices available from tesco's now but this is the best one by far that ive tried