“ Manufacturer: Tesco „
We drink a lot of fruit juice in my house and like to mix it up a bit, sometimes opting for orange juice, or apple juice, or cranberry juice, or tropical juice, or mango juice, or guava juice......or in this instance pineapple juice. Tesco Pure Pineapple Juice comes in a 1L carton that has pictures of pineapples all around it and also documents the nutritional information on the back of it. The carton has a twist off / on lid and so pouring it from the carton is easy (I hate those cartons when you have to snip off the corner of the carton in order to get the juice out). The carton costs £1.00 for 1L or alternatively you can buy 4 x 1L cartons for £3.50 - which is a pretty good price for pure juice.
The juice itself tastes pretty good - although, like many fruit juices, it is made from concentrate rather than just juice. My one beef with juice that is made from concentrate is the fact that I generally find it is too strong in flavour, but in actual fact, this juice does not taste too strong and it really resembles how I have experienced pineapple juice not made from concentrate to taste. They seem to have the balance just right. The pineapple juice tastes freshly squeezed and very refreshing - and there is certainly nothing synthetic tasting about it. It's tangy and very fruity......and actually very moorish - and once glass is never enough. It is very smooth with no bits in it - although it does need shaking before use because the sediment does settle at the bottom. It is most certainly best served ice cold, preferably with some ice cubes. It's also nice to put a splash of Bacardi in it also!
I think this is very good pineapple juice for a very good price and it's about as good a pineapple juice I've found outside of the Carribean!
In our house, we do drink a lot of fruit juice. If I didn't buy it, my husband who doesn't drink tea or coffee, would be miserable (or possibly strung out on too much Pepsi max). Now that our council recycles tetra packs, I don't feel too stressed buying lots because there's no rubbish created, just recycling.
I like to have a wide range of fruit juice available, but apple, orange and pineapple are probably our three basic 'always in the house' cartons.
We opt for the Tesco Pure Pineapple Juice because it's the cheapest pineapple juice we've found which tastes good. It costs me around 80p for a 1 litre carton, and is often part of one of their 3 for the price of 2, or 3 for £2 deals making it even cheaper on these occasions (which is when I usually try to stock up a bit).
Pineapple juice is great because it has natural anti-inflammatory effects, and aids digestion too. It's also high in vitamin C, making it great for helping when you have a cold as it helps reduce the amount of mucus you produce. - Actually, on this note I think it makes a difference to my husband's snoring too, I don't have any proof, but I think that on the days when he's been drinking pineapple juice, he seems to snore less (a great relief to my ears I can tell you!).
I'm not a big one for noticing packaging particularly, though I have to say I really do wish that this particular tetra pack would go back to the old methods of making you cut the corner off to pour the juice. It would be less environmentally unfriendly, and I don't actually find the pourer on this particularly well designed. (It is one of those with a plastic flappy bit that you lift up, pull away the plastic tab underneath and then it's supposed to pour smoothly - err yeah right!). As to the rest of the packaging - well it's not fancy, but then it's the packaging, so I don't really care to be honest.
The obviously important bit is how good does the juice itself taste? I have to say, I'm yet to find a pure pineapple juice that tastes particularly different from the rest. It tastes of pineapple, a nice tangy, refreshing flavour, and one that I find is very thirst quenching. One thing I will say is that you do need to remember to shake the pack each time you go to use it, otherwise you'll have very clear slightly blander tasting glasses through most of the pack, and then a final glass or so of sludge which although the flavour is fine, isn't the most appealing or thirst quenching thing to drink.
Overall - I keep on buying it! I mean if the own brand stuff tastes great, then why pay more for a branded packaging when the stuff inside is essentially the same, specially when I can stock up on those Tesco special offers so frequently too. To be fair though, if Tesco did a 'value' pineapple juice I'd give that a go though too.
In the reduced chiller in Tesco there was some pineapple juice that was down to 39p because it had to be drunk by the next day. I knew my mate was coming round with a bottle of Archers so brought 2 cartons because I reckon it's the best mixer for the peach snappes.
The juice is from concentrate but tastes mega fresh. I always think it's perfect for drinking with your breakfast and that's because its so yummy and sweet but not overpowering. I had a glass this morning with scrambled eggs at it was a nice change from orange juice or coffee, well I still had the coffee but I needed it after drinking this juice with Archers last night! lol
The pineapple flavour is strong in the juice and it's not watery tasting at all, the juice itself is quite thick but very easy to drink. I wouldn't say it's particularly refreshing because it's quite a sweet drink but it's nice for a treat juice if you see what I mean.
The normal price is about 95p for a 1 litre carton and that's reasonable, the branded pineapple juices are a good bit more expensive and really pineapple juice is pineapple juice. This is cheap and cheerful for me and one I'll carry on buying whether it's on offer or not.
I was in tescos doing my weekly shopping. I was going for the chilled drink section in the super store for some pure orange juice, and I noticed to my excitement that there was an offer on the pure fruit juices of buy 4 for £3.00, so I decided to treat myself to some Pineapple juice, I had never tried it before and was excited to try it.
I have been trying to eat some more fuit and vegetables so i was thinking a veriety of fruit juices would be a nice thing to have to help towards my 5 portions a day.
The packaging was a nice and bright purple coloured cardboard carton with a picture of a pineapple on and a screw top lid. It did get me interested in buying it.
The taste was very refreshing. It had a strong taste of pineapple but not to overpowering. Some fruit juices are very acidy and give me a stomach ache, this one to my suprise didnt. I do like pineapples so i was wondering if this would taste the same as an actualy pineapple and it did.
A 250 ml (Average tea cup size), contains 135 calories
I havent bought them again since but i would buy again.
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Tesco have been doing a good deal on the Pineapple juice and other flavours, you can buy any 3 for GBP2.25.
I recently had a meeting with Mr. Gibson, I think Misters and Missus are the top of the crop in their medical fields, he told me about my huge IRN BRU intake and to cut down, I took heed and knew I was drinking a bit too much of the fizzy stuff so I headed straight off to Tesco.
Shake this stuff as it has sediment that lies at the bottom of the carton, the taste is quite sweet, sickly sweet like drinking the syrup from Pineapple chunks, I bought Apple and Cranberry as well as this one.
The cartons are 1 Litre ones and they have a cap as opposed to one of those lids that have foil beneath them and are quite watertight.
The cartons are also good for freezing if you find you have bought more than you can fit on your drinks tray in your fridge.
A 250 ml (Average tea cup size), contains 135 calories
Protein = 0.8g
Carbohydrates = 31.0g
Of which sugars = 31.0g
Fibre = 0.0g
Sodium* = Trace
*Salt equivalent = Trace.
No added sugar.
Once opened, try and use within 5 days and keep refrigerated
I bought these cartons 8th July and they will be okay in the fridge until the Best Bfore Date, which is mid August, so there is a long shelf life on this product.
The drink is one of the 5 recommended helpings of fruit and veg a day.
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For the money, and the choices, the Tesco own brand of fruit juice is not sore on the hip and not too bad tasting either, I have been told about trying to lower hypertension and hopefully a whole overhaul in diet will help, it's nothing to do with being unfit, it is the amount of salt and sugar in my diet the health professional was asking me to change, and Tesco has been my saving grace as I had no clue as to what I should change too.