“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Soft Drink „
I drink a lot of cold drink and being diabetic, its always a diet version or sugar free. The drink I really like at the moment is Tesco's Double Strength Mexican Lime Squash, I'm totally hooked on it.
It costs 91p for a 750ml bottle but it is double strength so in effect you are getting twice this amount.
The bottle is squat and square shaped, its made from clear plastic and has a simple screw top lid. The front of the label, which is mainly blue, has a picture of limes on it. It informs the customer that it is Mexican Lime Squash and being double concentrated you only need to use half as much. The nutritional values for a serving, 250mls is also given on the front. These are:-
The back of the label has the instructions for use, the ingredients and some allergy advice which advises that although the product does not contain nuts it cannot be guaranteed that it hasn't come from a nut free factory. It also advises that it contains a source of phenylalanine.
I'm not going to type the instructions for use as I'm pretty certain most of us know how to make a glass of squash.
The squash is a pale lime green colour as you would expect and on opening the bottle and taking a sniff its obvious that its lime. Its quite a sharp fresh smell but not as strong as I was expecting. Very nice all the same though. Once made up this Mexican Lime Squash makes a really nice refreshing drink. It has a clean taste, not too sweet. There's not a lot of smell to it once diluted but its the taste that counts and this is very pleasant. I would call this a real "thirst quencher" especially with a bit of ice. I do find some squashes far too sweet and they can leave a nasty after taste, I am pleased to say that this one is not guilty of either of these.
I would definitely recommend trying this, its reasonably priced and makes a nice refreshing drink. I don't know if its just me but I also like squash made with hot water from the kettle, I can confirm that the Mexican lime makes a good "hot squash" too. Another thing I have done is to make ice cubes with it un diluted. They are very nice in a jug of water at meal times.
The only negative thing about double strength squash is you have to be careful not to use pour too much in a glass and waste it, other than this I wouldn't hesitate to give this one 5 Dooyoo stars.
Tesco No Added Sugar Mexican Lime Squash
Between myself and my little ones, we go through squash like no ones business! Therefore, buying all the different flavours that we like can become very expensive if we always bought branded squash. Therefore, we often go for the very cheap value Tesco squash or the one step up Tesco brands. One of our favourite is this Mexican Lime squash which we pick up for around 70p for 1.5 litres. A lot cheaper than many other lime squash drinks.
We always purchase no added sugar drinks for our little ones, and this squash is just that, as well as having no artificial flavours or colours and as an added saver bonus, it is doubly concentrated.
For those interested in their health, here are some figures for you;
250ml when diluted contains;
Calories - 3 - <1%
Sugar - 0.1g - <1%
Fat trace - <1%
Saturates - <1%
Salt - 0.5g - 8%
(as taken from the bottle)
As a caution, this squash contains a source of phenylalanine. Other ingredients include;
Water, lime juice from concentrate, citric acid, acidity regulator, natural flavouring, sweeteners, preservatives.
On to the taste.
Now as this squash is a double concentrated squash, you should only need to use half as much as you would with a normal squash. Usually, I like my juice strong and so I did not think that I would get away with using only half the amount per drink, though I was pleasantly surprised. Although also very nice when I added my usual amount, it was equally as nice with half the amount. The only thing that really changed was the slight darker green colour when you use more. Other than that, the taste still came through perfectly. And what about the taste? To be honest, I can taste no difference to this from other more expensive lime squashes. The taste of the lime is quite strong, though not too much that it overpowers you, and unlike some other lime squashes I have tried, this one does not taste of washing up liquid at all! In fact, I can not get enough of this squash. It also leaves me feeling rather refreshed and is perfect with ice in a tall glass in the summer! My little one also loves this squash, and it makes me feel better putting only a little bit into a cup as I do not like putting to much in for my youngsters as they drink so much, though sometimes feel bad with other squash with that amount not really giving flavour. This squash gives perfect flavour even if you only add a dribble in the mix with water!
The price is excellent for the size of this bottle, and the taste is simply refreshing and perfect strength. I would not go back to buying the more expensive lime squash after tasting this, as it not only saves me some money, but also lasts longer and tastes perfect.
I am such a thirsty person and drink so very much! I like fruit juice, squash and herbal teas. I like to keep a huge variety of flavours within my house so that I never get fed up of any one of them, which can happen when you drink lots of the same ones in a row.
Whenever I am in Tesco's I like to browse the aisles to see what new flavours have come out. I normally buy a mix between Tesco own brand (to save money) and Robinsons (to have a little luxury and slightly nicer flavours). I like Lime cordial, and I saw Tescos sold this squash, Mexican Lime Flavour, it was £1.46 for 1.5l. I had no idea what the mexican part added to the flavour, but I certainly looked forward to finding out.
The squash comes in a clear plastic bottle. The bottle is recyclable once you take the label off, which is a bonus for an eco warrier like me.The lid re-seals to be nice and tight, so when it gets knocked over in your cupboard it won't spill sticky mess everywhere!
The squash itself is almost clear in colour, a very very light off clear green is visable if you held it against a white piece of paper. A must for this squash is that it sugar free. Like I said earlier we get through so much of the stuff, if we drunk sugary squash our teeth would fall out.
The squash is double concentrate. This means you only need to add half the amount you normally add. I add a fingers depth normally, so in this case I add half that. You pour the squash into a glass and then add cold water on top. It is important to do it this way round to make sure you get thorough mixing.
The squash is relatively clear in colour and looks a bit boring to drink. It is hard to tell the difference between this and water. I knew from drinking Lime cordial before that it looked bland but tasted good, so I didn't let that put me off.
The drink itself was very sweet and zesty, just as I had hoped. I really liked the flavour. I think different people would like it in different stregnths, so have a play around with what suits you. Lime squash makes a really nice change to the usual tropical / exotic (orange squashes) or the red ones, summer fruits etc. As much as they are nice flavours it is really nice to have some variety.
This squash also tastes nice added as a spalsh to a glass of coke or a vodka and lemonade!
I am not sure what the Mexican part adds, but it is still nice Lime squash.
Tesco Mexican Lime No added sugar Squash - 750ml.
I adore lemons and limes, anything with a tangy, super strong taste.
I have tried the few varieties of lemon/lime flavour squashes that are around, and I have to say that this one beats the others hands down! It is delicious!
It has a distinct flavour to it. It has the tanginess but it also has a sweet taste to it which tones it down a little and makes it a bit more drinkable.
I used to always buy fresh limes to add to Coke, it used to cost me a fortune but made it taste so much better. I'd tried adding lime squash before but it never really worked. On the off chance I tried it with this squash and it really does work. Obviously it's not quite the same as the fresh stuff, but it does taste great.
It works especially well with a Vodka and Coke!
It contains 3 calories and 0.1g of (naturally occurring) sugar per 250 ml serving.
It does not contain nuts, and is not made in a factory that uses nuts although they cannot guarantee that the ingredients are nut free.
One thing to remember is that this range of squashes are 'double concentrate', which basically means that you only need to use half the amount. The label tells you to mix 1 part water to.. NINE parts squash (now that is strong stuff!!!). Which is a huge bonus as it is smaller, lighter to carry, and easier to fit in small cupboards than a 1.5L equivalent.
I just checked the current price on mysupermarket.co.uk and it says that it is 73p but there is an 'offer' on at the moment of 2 for £1.50... Meaning that you pay an extra 4p for the privilege of buying two??? Doesn't sound quite right, does it?
I think I remember them being about 85p last time I checked. Either way, it is a great price for what is effectively 1.5L of squash.
Overall - A delicious, refreshing drink. It has a distinctive taste that makes it substantially better than other brands. It is also very cheap, so you are on to a winner with this one!
Currently on offer for 2 x 750ml for £1.50 are the newish Double Concentrate squash varieties at Tesco.
Its not a huge saving as 750ml costs 86p but if your household is anything like mine then you'll have several flavours on the go at once anyway ... so every little helps as they say.
This particular flavour has to be one of my favourites. It is so refreshing and leaves no sweetner aftertaste at all as I often find is the case not only with supermarket own brands but many of the leading brands too.
Another plus is that due to it being double concentrate you can store a 750ml bottle instead of one of the big 1 and 1/2 litre bottles. If you have a few on the go at once its often a whole cupboard space lost.
My one and only gripe with this particular option is remembering that its double concentrate and only half the cordial is needed. Thus I often end up with an extremely strong glass of lime squash but I must admit that I love it strong! Hence perhaps for me its not such a huge saving as Im using too much !
I have to say that this particular flavour is not a hit with the kids although they do like the orange and blackcurrant in the same range.
It did not go down well when I put it in my four year olds bottle for school although in hindsight a four year old is not going to like double strength lime squash with their cheese sandwich!
Water, Lime Juice From Concentrate (20%), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Aspartame, Sodium Saccharin), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite).
On the whole I would definately recommend this double concentrate range, whichever flavour you opt for. Just remember to half the cordial!
I have been a squash lover for years. Drinking water on it's own just feels so plain to me! I would rather go without than drink water.
I stumbled across tesco's new double concentrated range one day and thought I would give them a go. What a brilliant idea! I found this easier to take to work in my handbag and I can now actually fit them in my cupboard too! At 73p they are a bargain too! It is available in two sizes - the larger saving you even more money.
~ The Packaging ~
The squash comes in a clear recyclable bottle and features an attractive pale blue and lime green label which states the name of the product and that it is double concentrated. The nutrional chart is also on the front. It states that it contains only a few calories per glass of squash.
~ The Product ~
You do not even have to use half of the amount that you do on the previous normal concentrated juices like Robinsons. The smell is really sweet and the juice is a pale lemon/lime colour.
The taste is really refreshing and easy to drink and very low in calories so is not that much worse than just drinking water. Tesco's Mexican Lime is not to be confused with the strong, sharper lime juice that is available and used as a mixer drink. There is no nasty aftertaste of the sweetener that I have experienced with the tropical fruit and orange, lemon and pineapple.
One of my other favourites from the range is Cherries and Berries which is a lot sweeter but is delicious served warm.
~ My Opinion ~
This is a great cheaper alternative to Robinsons squashes and the range is extensive with something to suit all tastes. A big thumbs up from me!
Did you miss me these last few days? Has the lack of verse made you feel worse or do you prefer to offer me a curse? Verily, time is fleeting but rest assured I have not been idle. Nay, instead I've been beavering away reading some wonderful and not so wonderful reviews. On the whole they are wonderful though and it's been a true pleasure.
Raconteur, will you kindly shut up and get on with what you're supposed to be reviewing good Sir!
Ahem, I do apologise. Right, back to the matter in hand this wonderful little concoction from Tesco's for the merest trickle of coins. Well 73p to be exact.
For those who have read my reviews they will note that I had a most dreadful revelation with Lucozade Energy. The thought of 262 calories ransacking my body whilst leaping around in karate is not what I had in mind. Apart from filling my overworked stomach with an abundance of gurgling fizz it also rather made the whole point of sweating my logs of rather err pointless.
Ergo, it was time to think of something else. My Pater Familas recommended to me a twist of lime with water. As we know lime is a most refreshing fruit and this seemed a most prudent course of action. It also provided me with a use for those poor unfortunate empty lucozade bottles. They could be transformed into fitting receptacles for my new wonder potion.
So, after a trip to the wilds of Tesco's near Bearstead I found myself in possession of this almost clear liquid. The first thing I did was to trail down to that all important information regarding calories and so forth. Now, you know that usually I am rather carefree with such data but I made an exception in this case. And pray tell, what did those numbers add up to then?
The results of the waistband judges are as follows :
Calories - 3 - <1%
Sugar - 0.1g - <1%
Fat trace - <1%
Saturates - <1%
Salt - 0.5g - 8%
Now I am no nutritonalist but to me those figures do look rather attractive. Compare that 3 calories to the 262 in Mr Lucozade and that is one serious difference. To be honest, it looks almost as healthy as a good old drop of Adam's Ale.
Therefore, I can conclude that this is most certainly a healthy option. Very good Raconteur I hear you say but what of its taste? Does the lime taste like a toilet duck (not that I've ever been insane enough to try!) or does it have you closing your eyes and dreaming of Mexico city with Tijuana brass rolling lazily across those Latin streets?
Well, I never dreamt of any Aztecs wearing sombreros (sorry for the mix up of centuries but I'm not letting that image escape) or pouring copious amounts of water down my throat to flush away a ruptured voice box. What I did experience was a very refreshing taste of lime. It hits the spot just as I wanted and this is now a staple part of my new drinking regimen.
Now a word of warning to the unwary. This is double concentrated which is rather wonderful as the bottle will go that much further. However, if you're not careful you will pour a most generous measure into the bottom of the glass before topping up with water. You'll tilt your head back and quaff this firejuice and will instantly regret your decision as your eyes will probably pop out of their head as a result of this citrus explosion ruminating in the base of your throat.
Be of no illusion this stuff is strong. What I do is to place the merest few drops into my glass/empty bottle before mixing. The result is a wonderful water drink with a hint of lime. To me that is how lime should be enjoyed and is my recommendation to all who are bold enough to dip their tastebuds.
So, it passed the taste test and the health trial. The final examination had to be when I was after a state of exertion down my local dojo. With my eyes stinging with sweat, a clammy hand reached into my bag and took hold of said beverage. The lid came off and I quaffed my drink in two or three gulps. There was no fizzy stomach, there was no influx of calories, what I gained instead was a quenching of thirst and a treat to my tastebuds.
Does this get my recommendation then? If you glance to the rating you will see a bar of stars. For the price it is superb value for money. It tastes good, it does the job and healthy to boot. I'd certainly say to fellow Tesco shoppers to give it a whirl and for 73p you can't go wrong. I mean, even if you don't like it I'm sure that rather large empty bottle might come in handy!
Ok, now I'm all reviewed out it's time for a bit of bardish nonsense. All those who can't stand poetry please rate and leave now...
I did drink a cordial from Mexico
Truly my throat said 'there you go'
For this delight will be the first
To go and battle that dry old thirst
With a citrusy zing it'll taste just right,
It'll have you glowing and feeling bright,
And for pennies that amount to seventy three
You'd think Tesco's were off their tree.
So in these summery climes,
Do enjoy this water and lime,
Take it onboard and close your eyes,
And enjoy this Mexican deep surprise
And on that note this Raconteur bows and bids you a most gracious adieu for taking the time to read. Until next I scribe
Having already reviewed Tesco's no added sugar Tropical and Lemon squash it's time to review the Mexican Lime squash. We always have several bottles of Tesco squash lurking in the kitchen, but today I've bought my lime squash to work with me.
As my previous squash reviews have said, I find squash a great way to quench the thirst - although I love water, sometimes I want something a bit different. And no added sugar means no additional calories, which is good as I don't need any extra calories!
The bottle is 750ml. As noted in my previous squash reviews, the Tesco bottles of squash have double the concentrate, so the bottles are smaller than they used to be (although they've been this size for about a year now I think). However, the squash goes further, so technically you get more in the 750ml bottle than you did in the previous litre bottles! It is supposedly meant to be more environmentally friendly perhaps, but I would imagine that they could possibly make the squash even more concentrated! The bottle is made of 100% recyclable PET whatever that might be. The bottle is also easier to fit in cupboards, being smaller!
The label is blue and has a picture of limes on it - because it's lime squash.
---What's in it---
As expected the main ingredient is water, followed by Lime Juice from concentrate (20%), Citric acid, acidity regulator (sodium citrate), natural flavourings, sweeteners (aspartame, sodium saccharin), and preservatives (potassium sorbate, sodium metabisulphite).
I know that a lot of dooyoo people don't like things with aspartame in them. However, I couldn't really care less myself as I've never had any negative side effects, and I've generally got more important things to worry about in my life (like which food product to review next).
For those with allergies it contains sulphites, a source of phenylalanine and can't guarantee nut free.
There are just 3 calories in a 25ml serving, since I usually have a pint that would be about 7 calories - nothing really!
---The Drinking Experience---
Shake the bottle, and pour into a glass - officially one part squash to 9 parts water (as it's double strength), but less squash and more water for small children, and it'll depend upon personal tastes.
The lime squash is a light green colour, but once it's diluted it's almost clear - hubby often thinks I'm just drinking water.
The lime taste is quite limey, but not bitter like real limes. I have to say I'm not really a fan of real limes - I mean, I can happily just suck lemons, whereas I can't with limes. But I do like lime squash. I haven't really got much to compare it to really as I can't recall ever buying a different type of lime squash - only lemon and lime mixed.
Probably though of my squashes this is the one I drink the least, but that's really as I need to be in a certain type of mood for lime squash! I can't say it reminds me of Mexico in any way, but then I've never been to Mexico.....
My bottle has 6 months before it expires - I don't know much about the shelf life of squash as we tend to get through them pretty quickly (not sure exactly how long - depends how often I drink it!)
The lime squash (and other flavours) currently cost 80p.
As I said in my lemon squash review, what I like to do for a change is use half lemon and half lime squash, and make a lemon and lime squash. Very nice :o)
Oh - I have been waiting for the summer to arrive to drink this squash as it should be best enjoyed, with lots of ice, a slice of lime and a sprig of mint. Now the summer temperatures are rising, this squash offers a tangy refreshing drink that is adult in its taste (the children wouldn't appreciate it). The lime juice is sharp in flavour and has not been diluted in taste by added sugar, just be careful when pouring it into the glass as it is double concentrate and could suck your cheeks in if you are not prepared for the sharpness. Like all Tesco double concentrate squashes, this offers good value for money and, as an adult taste, should be still there in the cupboard the next time you go to pour yourself a glass. Truely, summer in a glass which will cool and refresh you every time.