“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Fruit Juice „
Being someone who can't tolerate alcohol, I will often look for tasty fruity drink alternatives to have when entertaining friends. Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting for a moment that they shouldn't drink, but I do think I should be able to join in and enjoy something nice when they do, and over the years, I've noticed that more and more of them lean towards joining me in my non-alcoholic alternatives.
One drink which fits this bill rather well is the Tesco Pineapple & Coconut Juice Drink. It comes in a tetrapack carton like many fruit juices and fruit juice drinks do, and being a Tesco own brand product, it's quite cheap compared to many of similar size and style retailing at around £1 for a litre although it can often be found as part of one of Tesco's three for two or three for a set price offers (often 3 for £2.50 which brings it in at just over 83p for a litre).
If you've ever drunk a pina colada then you'll instantly recognise the flavour combination that you get in this lovely drink. Ok, a pina colada is normally pineapple juice, rum, and coconut cream blended together over ice, but if you serve this over crushed ice you do indeed get a similar flavour & feel to this so that it could be described as a virgin pina colada. In fact, if you added a little rum, you would have yourself an instant pina colada here with very little fuss or fluster. (I'm told by my alcohol drinking friends that it works well with vodka too).
The drink is quite cloudy to look at because of the coconut in it, but don't let this put you off, and the flavours of both the pineapple and the coconut come through clearly with neither one really dominating the drink. It has a sweetness to it that comes from the sugar and condensed milk that are in it, and being a juice drink (as opposed to a pure fruit juice), you will find it contains flavourings and stabiliser ingredients too. It is however 40% pineapple juice and so has a higher fruit content than some fruit juice drinks.
Overall I'd recommend this to anyone who's a fan of pineapple and coconut flavours, and especially for anyone wanting to join in cocktail hour without the alcohol.
I was looking for long-life milk in Tesco when I discovered Tesco's own branded Pineapple & Coconut juice drink on the shelf. It comes in a cardboard box just like milks. The box is actually blue ant the top of it is green. There is a huge pineapple and a broken coconut on it. As it is Tesco's own branded product you can buy it in Tesco stores or on-line from their website www.tesco.com. It costs 86 pence per litre.
After I brought it home I waited to taste it. It has cloudy pale yellow colour and has lovely scent which is a mixture of pineapple and coconut. None of them dominates, both are strong scents and it is very appetizing (only if you like them of course).
The taste of the juice is sweet and you can feel both the pineapple and the coconut taste. All I missed was the rum, but at 10 am I felt it too early for a cocktail. So I think it is a perfect base for a cocktail. You can add Malibu or vodka to it with some ice and is more than perfect. I had to pick up my son from the nursery which is 10 minutes drive from us, so there was no chance for a cocktail anyway. The juice is really tasty without any alcohol too.
The pineapple juice is made from concentrate. The ingredients are as follows: Water, Pineapple Juice from concentrate (40%), Sugar, Condensed Milk, Coconut Milk (1%), Citric Acid, Stabilisers (Pectin, Acacia), Natural Flavouring.
The nutritional information per 100 g are:
Energy: 50 kcal
Protein: 0.4 g
Carbohydrate (all sugars): 11.2 g
Fat: 0.3 g
of which saturates: 0.3 g
To sum up Tesco's pineapple and coconut juice is a really delicious fruit juice. It comes in a recyclable cardboard box with lid on the top of it. The juice is cloudy and pale yellow coloured. Once you opened the box you should keep it refrigerated and drink it within 5 days. It has lovely coconut and pineapple scent and taste. It is a really good base for several cocktails. I will definitely buy it in the future and I recommend you trying it if you like these fruits.
In need of cheering up on a cold winter day I purchased this drink at Tescos because it sounded tropical! The box is different to the picture at the top right of this page, it is turquoise blue with, yes, what a surprise, a picture of a pineapple and some coconut on it.
The box contains 1 litre of the drink , which is suitable for vegetarians and costs 86 pence.
On opening the box (it has one of those fiddly pop open plastic lids with the foil inside that you have to peel off) you are met with a gorgeous smell of coconut followed by the sweetness of the pineapple, pouring it into a glass it is a pale translucent yellow colour.
The taste is lovely-like a non-alcoholic Malibu and pineapple, if you drink a lot it gets a bit sickly but it is very refreshing especially when served cold.
A 250ml serving of this drink contains 28.3 grams of sugar-ouch! And also contains 1 gram of fat due to the added condensed skimmed milk and the coconut milk I guess.
Pineapple juice from concentrate (40%)
Sweetened condensed skimmed milk
Coconut milk (1%)
Stabilisers (pectin ,acacia)
Due to the high sugar I would recommend this drink as an occasional treat not for everyday but it is lovely!
Once opened it keeps in the fridge for 5 days.