“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Squash „
I spotted this cordial in my local tesco, as I was looking for an alternative to always drinking cola. I wanted something better for my teeth! I love pear drops, so thought I would give it a go, and bought it along with the Lemon Sherbert cordial in the same range, as part of a "two for £1.50" offer. This offer seems to be on most weeks that I go shopping. As soon as I opened the bottle I smelt that devine pear drop smell! When mixed just with water, putting about 2 cm of cordial in the bottom of the glass first, and it really does taste just like Pear Drops!!!! I have also mixed it with lemonade instead of water (yes I know that is kind of defying the object of drinking less pop by having cordial), and that is really tasty. Tastes less like pear drops that way, but still a yummy drink! It's cheap and really does taste/smell like pear drops, so if you love them, you'll love this!!!
While browsing my local Tesco store a few months back I came across a range of squash that was a bit different from the normal orange, blackcurrant etc. This range is based on old fashioned sweeties There is Pear Drops, Lemon Sherbets and Cola Bottle. This review is for the Pear Drops. The bottle is 1 ltr in size and costs 89p, the guide for diluting is 1 part squash to 4 parts water, I personally find this far too strong for my taste and dilute with about double the recomened amount. The squash is pink in colour and on opening it smells just like pear drops, and the taste really is like drinking pear drops sweeties. It is quite a sickly sweet drink so I would not want to drink too much of it but there is no added sugar and a 250 ml serving has less that 3 calories and less that one percent of the recommeded daily sugar, surprisingly the 250ml serving will give you 3 percent of your daily guidline amount so I would limit how much as a few glasses a day could easily take you to a tenth of the recommended salt intake for adults. There is a very small amount of real pear juice in this but only 5% from concentrate so I don't think you get away with it as one of your 5 a day!! Having no added sugar the squash does contain Aspartame and Sodium Saccharine which not everyone is happy to consume so just something to be aware of. The peardrops squash is an enjoyable drink which is a little bit different to your usual squashes but still not one that I would want myself or my kids to be drinking all the time more a treat than an every day product
I don't really like plain water on it's own, and flavoured waters tend to have a lot of sugar in them. This means I try to drink a lot of squash - sugar free ones of course! I like to vary the flavours I buy to try and ensure I don't become bored of one flavour. A while ago whilst browsing the squash section of Tesco I spotted this new range of flavours. There are 3 flavours in this range - Lemon sherbet, cola bottle, and the one I am reviewing here - Pear Drops. The squash comes in 1 litre bottles. The bottles are the taller, slimmer bottles (think Robinsons squash style) rather than the shorter stumpier bottles that some squashes come in. The label has an almost vintage look about it. Cream in colour with a simple image of an old style sweet shop. A large 'jar' has the flavour of the squash written inside it. The label does help give the feel of an old style sweet shop, and leads the consumer to believe that they will be tasting similar flavours. The squash itself is a pale pink colour, which when diluted naturally becomes even paler. The bottle suggests that you mix 1 part squash to 4 parts water. I personally don't think that that makes a strong enough drink. This could obviously just be personal taste, but with other squashes I pretty much agree with the suggested dilution made on the bottles. As this isn't a 'double strength' squash, you do need more to make up the drink in the first place, but yea, I have to make it a bit stronger than suggested to achieve the flavour I like. What did really surprise me is how much like pear drops the squash actually tastes. I have to say I am impressed with the flavour. I would say though, pear drops are very sweet. So it follows that this drink is too. It's really nice to drink slowly, but not something I could glug down when feeling extremely thirsty. I'm not one for listing ingredients, but it is worth mentioning that the squash uses no artificial flavours or colours, and has no added sugar. A glass of this drink made up according to instructions only contains 3 calories. Definitely something that is worth a try - Like I said, this does taste a lot more like the pear drop sweets than I actually thought it would. You might need to play about with dilution to work out how strong/weak you want to drink this stuff (but then again, I guess that's true for all squashes). Full price is 87p, but I think it's currently 78p. A nice enough drink, and not bad for the price.