“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Juice „
I always keep my fridge stocked with a few different types of juices as they are an easy and tasty way to one of your five a day. During the summer months I am perhaps a bit more adventurous and try out the range of fresh juices that can be found in the refrigerator aisle of most supermarkets. On a recent trip I spotted the new Orange and Raspberry juice, which is part of the Tesco finest range. I've always loved freshly squeezed orange juice but don't tend to opt for it very often as it is quite expensive and I am too lazy to make it at home! However the addition of the raspberry sounded wonderful and I was curious to see what it tasted like so even though it was quite expensive at £2.40 for a one-litre bottle I popped it into my trolley.
The juice comes in a clear plastic bottle and has a beautiful dusty red colour. The front has a picture if some sliced oranges surrounded by plump, juicy raspberries. The juice is made from handpicked oranges from sun-kissed groves, which are blended with tangy Willamette raspberries. Each bottle boasts the juice of 8 freshly squeezed oranges and 60 raspberries, along with some apple juice to balance the flavour. The juice has been pasteurised to make it last longer.
When I got home I couldn't wait to try this out! After placing it in the fridge for a couple of hours I shook the bottle and poured some in the glass and took a sip. What a delight for the taste-buds! Each sip made them come alive and dance along my tongue! The juice was wonderfully tangy with the sharpness of the berries being mellowed down by the sweetness of the oranges. The juice has bits in it, which adds an interesting texture, though I understand that not everyone likes bits in their juice. I found the juice to be very refreshing and found myself smacking my lips in satisfaction at the end of the glass. This is certainly the kind of juice that is best enjoyed sitting in the garden on a nice summers day with your feet up!
Each 250ml serving contains 105 calories of which 22.5g is sugar. This is high but is due to natural fruit sugars. Still, too much of this is not going to do any favours to your waistline so I would recommend drinking in moderation and not guzzling down the whole bottle even though you'll be tempted! This product has to be stored in the fridge and must be used within two days of opening. Overall a wonderfully refreshing drink and one that I highly recommend!