“ Manufactuer: Tesco / Type: Fruit Juice „
I enjoy a nice cold drink of fruit juice. Usually I prefer the unconcentrated versions as I think these are far healthier than the alternatives, however, I must sing the praises of Tesco's own brand of pomegranate juice.
Never having come across this before, I was compelled to purchase some recently as I had noticed that Tesco were selling it cheap as the cartons were near to their Use By date. This large carton normally retails for 89p at Tesco but they were selling a load of cartons for 39p each so I bought two of them.
When I got back home I read that the main ingredient of this juice, however, appears to be water and NOT pomegranates. In fact, the whole carton contains a mere 35% pomegranate juice, which I personally think is a bit of a rip off. Maybe they should have called it water with added juice of pomegranate?
Nevertheless, I liked the taste. You must always remember to shake these cartons of juice thoroughly before using them the first time as all the sediment goes to the bottom and you won't taste the benefits of the true juice. It is also best served VERY well chilled I find.
The taste is lovely, as I say. Quite sweet though but again I notice there is an awful lot of added sugar to this drink, which again I wasn't aware of at the time of purchase, as I'd just dropped two cartons of the stuff into our trolley and went off to pay for it.
I drank the one carton to myself but I decided to make ice lollies with the other carton for the little lad, and these turned out really well and we all enjoyed the. You may also be interested to learn that this juice is suitable for vegetarians.
Overall, I have to say it was a pleasant enough tasting drink, but the only downside for me was the vast amount of added sugar and the fact that the main ingredient was actually water!
Recently i have noticed that i am going off a lot of fizzy drinks, especially coke and lemonade. So whilst food shopping i thought i would substitute the fizzy drinks for fresh fruit juices. Normally i would just buy the common orange and apple julie for the kids, it was then i remembered a friend telling me how pomegranate juice was really good for you so i decided i would try it and buy some.
I wasn't expecting to like it if i am being quite honest as i had never tried pomegranates before as they are to messy. I sat down to have some breakfast and decided to pour myself a small glass full. To my suprise i loved it! It didn't dry out your throat like i had heard about various other makes. I found it was really refreshing and had a very unique taste. Since then i made made sure my fridge is full of it.
This brand of Pomegranate Juice has only about 120 calories yet it does have about 28g of sugar. The fat and salt contents are both <1% with 0g of saturates. These statistics are based on 250ml of the juice, so overall it is really good for you. You can also freeze it so i thought i would make some ice lollies for the children by pouring the juice into the moulds.
In conclusion i am extremly happy with this product and it is a brilliant substitute for fizzy drinks. It is also great value for money.
I love the pomegranate fruit. It feels like you have discovered treasure! The fruit looks so dull from the outside and then you crack it open and inside lays lots of jewels. The problem is, it is so time consuming to eat, and each fruit can be quite expensive. The obvious way round this is to buy the fruit juice instead!
We go through lots of fruit juice in my house. Lets face it, you have to drink everyday, and juice is nice tasting and healthy too. You can get bored of the same drinks over and over again, so its nice to try different ones and I always browse the shelves to try and see new and exciting drinks. It is nice to add pomegranate to my basket every now and then to get some of this variety and satisfy my desire for the fruit.
Tesco pomegranate juice comes in a 1l carton and costs £1. It is often on a three for... offer, which saves a bit of money. The carton has a pretty picture of a pomegranate on the front. For some strange reason the design of these cartons always makes me think they are from the lower fat/sugar/healthier range, but they are not they are from the standard range. It is not a problem just worth keeping an eye out for. The juice itself is a pale red in colour. It has a watery consistency, which is even and has no lumps and bumps or thick bits.
The juice doesn't have a strong flavour, it is not very sweet, nor is it bitter, just somewhere in the middle. It is not sharp like cranberry juice. I guess it sits somewhere in the middle of cranberry and strawberry. It always tastes to me like pomegranate juice has been watered down, as there is really very little to it, but it is non offensive and makes a really nice change. Some of the red berry fruit drinks can taste a little artificial, but this really doesn't, it's just like a back to basics juice drink which won't fill you up if you drink it before your dinner!
Makes a nice change and addition to the range of juices in your fridge!
Did you ever have a Pomegranate as a treat and sit with a needle and pick the juicy bits out to eat? I found it delicious but oh so time consuming, but after making Pomegranate ice cream with a recipe from my daughter which was really gorgeous I decided to try the juice drink when I saw it in Tesco.
The box has a lovely picture of the inside of the pomegranate with all the juicy seeds and a glass of the product, and is a bright green colour at the top of the box. The plastic top is easy to open and keeps the carton sealed. My box contains a litre and cost 86p and is suitable for Vegetarians.
On the side of the box the important information is all detailed. It is best served chilled and should be shaken before serving, although I haven't been aware of any sediment as you get with orange juice. Once opened it should be consumed within 5 days and before the date on the box. My carton is best before August 2009. I really should learn to read the list of ingredients more thoroughly before buying! I've been reviewing long enough to know better, but I saw the box, took in that it was Pomegranate juice and bought it. The main ingredient is WATER! Then pomegranate juice from concentrate which equals 35%, there is also Glucose-fructose syrup. 5% of Aronia juice from concentrate and sugar vitamin C and flavouring and Citric acid. If like me you have never heard of Aronia juice then now is your chance to learn more! I have copied this from a site all about Aronia berries "Aronia melanocarpa, or Chokeberry is a hardy plant native to North America that has attracted scientific interest due to its deep purple, almost black pigmentation. Aronias' rich antioxidant content may be beneficial as a dietary preventative of oxidative stress, to support cardiovascular health, to help with healthy inflammation levels, gastric functions, healthy eye inflammation levels, and liver function."
The content is low enough not to over power the flavour of the Pomegranate but obviously gives added benefits. The drink is quite thin, compared to some orange juice but has a lovely flavour, is a really pretty deep red and although slightly sweet it still has a tang and is quite thirst quenching. Sadly there is a lot of sugar and in a 100 mls there is 10.7grams which is 30% of the daily guideline. But this is still less than the equivalent amount of Pepsi. The calories amount to 6% of the daily amount. One good thing though is that in 100mls you are getting 50% of the daily amount of Vitamin C.
I really enjoyed drinking my Pomegranate juice drink and if I could ignore the sugar then I would drink it every day, but I am thinking of my waistline and once the carton is finished I drink something else for a change for a week or two before sampling it again. It is good to enjoy a range of fruit drinks and pomegranate seems to be very popular at the moment. Cheers Tesco, a good source of Vitamin C.
I usually drink some fresh orange or cranberry juice in the morning with my breakfast but decided I would like to try something different for a change so when I saw the Pomegranate Juice Drink on sale in Tesco I thought I would give it a try. The juice costs 86p.
The juice comes in a 1 litre cardboard carton. On the front is a picture of some juicy pomegranates and a glass of the juice. It also states that the juice is enriched with vitamin C which makes it sound quite healthy. The carton has a plastic tab on the top which you have to lift up to burst the seal and then can reseal the juice to keep it fresh. I didn't have much luck with the mechanism and couldn't manage to get mine to click back to reseal it, by pushing it to try I managed to move the plastic bit so the juice leaks out the side when I pour! Sorry Tesco but you loose a mark for that! The juice should be chilled before serving and once open should be consumed within 5 days. The carton can be recycled.
The juice itself is a dark red colour exactly as you would expect the juice from a pomegranate to be. It is hard to describe the smell slightly sweet and fruity. It tastes sweet, not too sweet, its not sickly but quite pleasant. It tastes of pomegranate and is a nice refreshing juice. The consistency is quite a thin watery juice much like a cranberry juice would be, there is no sediment in the juice.
The main ingredient of the juice is water then Pomegranate Juice from concentrate makes up 35% of the total. There is also glucose-fructose syrup and sugar and added Vitamin C amongst other things.
The information on the side of the carton states the juice is free from nuts and is suitable for vegetarians (as you would expect!).
Energy - 113kcal
Sugars - 26.8g
Vitamin C - 125% RDA
I enjoyed this carton of juice it was a nice change from cranberry and I liked the fact that it had lots of vitamin C in it. However I didn't like the fact that it had added glucose-fructose syrup, sugar and flavouring. I prefer my juices to be more natural so I feel that the added goodness of the Vitamin C is taken away by the addition of all this sugar and the flavouring too. It does contain only a little more sugar than my usual Tropicana Orange Juice however that juice is pure orange juice and the sugars are what are naturally occurring in the fruit itself so I feel that isn't quite as bad.
However that being said I would buy this juice again for a little change now and again but not every week. I have this week come across a pure pomegranate juice drink (although at a significantly higher price) so I am off to see what that is like.