Orange juice.. I love it! It's so good for me due to all the vitamins it contains, and it tastes amazing too! I usually have a small glass with each of my meals which I admit is quite a lot and my mum is always lecturing me that fruit juice is really sugarry but in my opinion the sweetness from the orange juice satisfys me and stops me craving bad sugars from foods such as chocolate etc. I used to drink a lot of diet fizzy drinks but I have managed to wean myself down to one can a day and orange juice is now my supplement as it is equally as sweet and tasty, but much healthier!
When it comes to orange juice, I am quite picky. I didn't used to care and would get the value version, however as I am now making a great deal of effort to eat as healthily as possible, I always check that the juice isn't concentrated and has no added sugar. Tropicana is a brand I usually buy however it's pretty expensive and the Tesco Finest version is a little cheaper so I decided to try it. The juice is priced at £2.49 per 1 litre, however it's often on offer and I bought two litres for £2.19 each.
I admit this is quite pricey when compared to unbranded versions however I am happy to pay that bit extra for quality and it is over 50p less than more expensive brands eg tropicana and innocent smoothies so I don't think the price is too bad although if you have a big family and get through a lot of orange juice, it isn't ideal to buy this unless money's no object. I am the only person in my household apart from my boyfriend who likes orange juice and a 1 litre bottle will last 2-3 days between us.
Tesco describe this orange juice as having no added colours, flavourings or preservatives and they state that the orange juice comes directly from the fruit and is gently pasteurised and packed within hours of squeezing. The oranges that the juice comes from are grown in a range of countries including africa, america and the carribean. The juice can be purchased either smooth or with bits, and I always buy the one without bits.
The juice comes in a plastic bottle with a screw-top lid. It is branded well and the juice can be seen through the bottle as it is transparent meaning you can see how much is left which I find handy. The juice tastes lovely and really fresh, you can tell it's good quality and it's lovely and smooth. It is very resfreshing and it tastes like real orange juice - there are no nasty after tastes or chemical undertones and it tastes lovely. Unlike a lot of other brands of orange juice it does not taste waterred down.
Per 250ml serving contains 90 calories which isn't too bad considering how sweet and tasty it is. It isn't sickly sweet and has just the right amount of sweetness to it. Tesco state that you should use the juice within 2 days of opening it and it should be kept refrigirated. Overall I do reccomend this orange juice. It is a little expensive but you can really tell it's good quality & it tastes amazing - fresh and sweet, & it is healthy too!
"Freshly squeezed juice of specially selected sun ripened oranges, packed within hours of squeezing"
I normally start the day with a glass of orange juice, and during my time on the planet i've sampled some excellent and some pretty disgusting concoctions. Today i'm taking a look at my all time favourite orange juice - Tesco's awesome 'Finest Freshly Squeezed' variety. Quite simply, it tastes delicious, and even outshines the generally tasty Tropicana brand. The juice is available both in 'smooth', and 'with bits' varieties - my personal preference being the latter, although I have to say that both versions are excellent. The juice arrives in a transparent plastic bottle which needs to be stored in the fridge and consumed within three days of opening.
In terms of the ingredients, the drink simply contains oranges - nothing more, nothing less - and that's all you really want from your fruit juice; a nice healthy serving of vitamin C rich liquid!
Thick and delicious
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Where the juice excels is in its consistency - it seems thicker than other orange juices i've sampled, and this gives it a real air of quality. Secondly, the aftertaste is delightful and there isn't any bitterness - in my opinion it's the only orange juice which tastes like it has just been squeezed. The downsides? well, the one litre bottle costs £2.40 - which, when compared to the other juices on the market works out as rather costly. Tropicana, for example, retails at £2.18 for the same amount (21.8p per litre, compared to 24p per litre) - but is it worth the extra cost?... absolutely.
- - - - - - -
I'm not going to beat around the bush - so i'll simply conclude by saying that Tesco Finest Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice is the best orange juice ever. Fact.
Nutritional Info Per 100ml
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saturated Fat: Trace
Tesco Finest Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice is sunshine in a bottle. No, it's a holiday in a bottle, the summer in the bottle because that's what it makes me feel like whenever I drink it.
I've been trying for a very long time to find an orange juice to rival the expensive fresh ones you can get in restaurants or on holiday. I'd tried all the big names but nothing ever tasted quite as good. Then I found a bottle of this in the reduced aisle at Tescos and thought 'hey why not give it a go.'
All I can say is it's absolutely gorgeous and full of flavour. I don't usually buy 'finest' things and yes, at £1.98 for a litre bottle it is expensive but as a treat now and then it is well worth it. I'd rather spend the money on a bottle of orange juice packed full of vitamin C then a chocolate bar any day!
In years where I have a bit more cash, I gather my things, climb on a plane, and take off for exotic foreign locations. There, in little stalls by the beach, I buy glasses of orange juice, squeezed freshly from the orange.
And they taste just like this.
I have yet to find an orange juice - including the exprensive brand names like Tropicana - that can compete with the Tesco Finest bottles. Sweet and delicious and still with the bits in, it could have been squeezed only moments before you drink it. Unsurprisingly, it's not made from concentrate - something which sadly comes with a low Use By date, you have to use it within three days of opening.
It's suitable for vegetarians (it's only oranges after all!) and has a massive 62mg of vitamin C per 100g. So it's good for you too!
Of course, perfection comes at a price, and unfortunately you'll have to pay £1.99 per litre for these bottles of liquid sunshine. But it's still cheaper than going on an exotic foreign holiday for it.