Product Type: Tesco Soft Drink
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Tesco High Juice - a mixed bag
Tesco High Juice
Member Name: Eggs6131
Tesco High Juice
Advantages: Orange and apple variations taste relatively like real juice
Disadvantages: Grainy... stuff... floats to the top of the cup with the pineapple variation
I don't really rate tea or coffee, and prefer dilute squash (full sugar). But since I moved to an area which is only served by Tesco, I found myself wanting to find a squash that doesn't include "aspartame", you know, that horrible stuff that makes stuff taste like you've just eaten a tablet of Splenda. Then I found this. Checking out the ingredients - no aspartame or phenylalanine, great! I bought myself the orange, the apple, and the pineapple variations, in 1 litre bottles (that's the only size any of them come in)
The orange, as soon as you dilute it, you can smell something that smells like actual orange juice. The taste is similar, if not a bit sugary, but certainly worth the extra pennies.
The apple tastes similar to apple juice, but also distinctly different - it tastes, more peely, slightly bitter.
The pineapple, although tastes like real pineapple juice, you have to drink it within about two minutes. Otherwise this grainy, unpleasant substance floats to the surface, and looks like you've dumped a teaspoon of sugar into it. Stirring (or using a strainer!) does not help, believe me I've tried! All it does is refloat, usually within 10 seconds. Drinking it when it's like this is unpleasant.
I would recommend the orange and the apple variations, but not the pineapple, I'm afraid. It's a good idea, but it doesn't work.
Summary: Expensive, but worth it with the right flavours.