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      15.08.2012 21:23
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      A sparkling orange drink that lacks orange flavour.

      I do not buy half as many fizzy drinks as I used to as I tend to now opt for more sugar free cordials but occasionally I do purchase a few fizzy drinks for a treat. My last purchase of fizzy drinks was from Tesco where I spotted the own brand multi-pack cans of various flavour fizzy drinks on a special offer so purchased a couple of packs including the diet orange.

      You can purchase the Tesco diet sparkling orange drink in both cans and bottles. As there was a special offer on the multi-packs of cans which contain four 330ml cans priced at £1.50 for two packs I decided that they were great value and worth a try. This means the cans work out at under 20p each which is excellent value compared to the branded soft drinks.

      The sparkling orange drink came packaged in a metal can with a ring pull top allowing you to drink straight from the can or pour the drink easily into a glass. The four cans are wrapped tightly in a plastic film which is easy to cut or pull off to allow you to separate the cans. The cans are silver and orange with pictures of slices of oranges on the front. On the outer plastic wrapper and on the back of each can you can find all the information that you need to know about the drink including ingredients listings, nutritional information, allergy advice and storage instructions. It also states that the drink is suitable for vegetarians and that the can is recyclable.

      The sparkling orange drink contains no added sugar and no artificial colours or flavours. The drink is a very pale orange colour and has a good amount of bubbles giving it a very fizzy look when you pour it into a glass. It is recommended that you serve the drink cold which I did as I do not find that fizzy drinks taste very nice at room temperature. I was quite disappointed with the taste of this sparkling orange drink, although it contains 5% orange juice from concentrate the orange flavour is hardly noticeable with it tasting quite sweet and watery. I think with a higher percentage of orange juice this could be a pleasant and tasty fizzy drink but at the moment it is certainly not one that I will be purchasing again.

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      03.04.2012 08:18
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      Although it is more Diet Coke and Diet Lemonade that I drink I do like the odd Orange drink as well and although I will chop and change between brand named Juice if it is on offer and Supermarket Juice. This is a Juice that I buy now and again as I think it is a nice tasting Juice.

      This comes in a 2 litre bottle and costs around 55p. I know that you can also buy this in a 6 pack 330ml can multipack but not sure the price of the pack.

      The bottle for this looks alright. It is just a normal clear plastic bottle with the label round the middle. It looks alright but it's nothing all that special I guess.

      The colour of this Juice is quite bright and when I open the bottle this seems to be full of Fizz. The fizz seems to last through most of the time this bottle is open and although it can take me perhaps 3-4 days to get through the bottle and although it isn't as fizzy a few days in it isn't flat and still very drinkable.

      Calorie wise this has 4 calories per 100ml so fine for you if you are trying to watch your calories. I have seen other diet drinks having less calories than this but this is still alright.

      This tastes nice. It is a nice sparkling orange taste and although it doesn't have the "real" Orange taste of a brand name Juice it still has a nice flavour to it.

      A good Orange Juice which is a good enough price.

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      17.02.2012 18:48
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      Great fizzy refreshing drink

      There's nothing better than coming back from work all day all hot and thirsty (especially when the weather is hot), opening the fridge and pouring out a long fizzy drink. Most people opt for a cup of tea first, but not me, I prefer my pop.

      I buy this great fizzy orange pop fro Tescos. It is their own brand and for a good sized two litre bottle I pay just under 55p, which I personally think is excellent value for money. I do get a bit tired of Coke and Pepsi etc., and every now and again I prefer to have something a bit different and slightly more refreshing. For me, this sparkling diet orange drink from Tesco fits the bill perfectly.

      The ingredients, should you be interested, are as follows:
      Carbonated Water, Comminuted Orange From Concentrate (5%) ,Citric Acid ,Malic Acid ,Flavourings , Preservative (Potassium Sorbate) , Sweetener (Sucralose) , Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid) , Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate) , Stabiliser (Glycerol Esters of Wood Rosins) Natural Colour (Beta-Carotene).

      I have read some reviews stating that this drink has a kind of bitter after taste. I disagree totally. This drink is sweet and refreshing and what's more, it's sugar free, so for me this is fantastic as I am still trying to follow my New Year's resolution to lose some weight. This pop fills me up but doesn't supply the dreaded calories I am trying to avoid.

      I find it light and incredibly fizzy. The fizz also seems to last for a long time after it has been poured into a glass and even lasts for about three to four days after the bottle has been opened, in my experience. That is, so long as you make sure the top has been turned on extra tight to stop the gas from escaping.

      I can personally detect no bitter after taste at all with this drink. It is great served with a lot of ice and my other half serves it with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and a couple of straws, which makes a great semi dessert / semi drink, which me and the little lad both love at night when we watch the telly together.

      Personally, I think this is as good as the branded names such as Fanta and as it is considerably cheaper, I would definitely opt for this pop every time.

      Highly recommended.

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      07.08.2011 00:37
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      A poor offering from Tesco.

      === The product ===

      This is a diet orange sparkling fruit drink sold by Tesco stores. This is available in a 330ml (as part of a 6 can multipack) or in a 2 Litre bottle.

      === The packaging ===

      This is provided either in an aluminium can or in a plastic bottle. Both can be recycled. The packaging of the can is silver with oranges on it and shows all the usual nutritional information, ingredients, company information etc.

      === The taste ===

      The first thing I notice about this drink is just how fizzy it is. As soon as I open a can it's fizzy, it smells sweet and a little artificial instantly. There is an orange taste to this but it's mainly tainted by being artificial and just general feels like it's had something added that really shouldn't be there. The fizz is long lasting but the aftertaste from this drink is quite bad.

      === Ingredients ===

      Carbonated Water, Comminuted Orange From Concentrate (5%) ,Citric Acid ,Malic Acid ,Flavourings , Preservative (Potassium Sorbate) , Sweetener (Sucralose) , Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid) , Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate) , Stabiliser (Glycerol Esters of Wood Rosins) Natural Colour (Beta-Carotene).

      === Nutritional Information ===

      100ml of this drink contains 10 calories, 1.4g sugars, 0.3g fibre and just a trace of sodium & fat.

      === Where can I buy this and for how much? ===

      These drinks are available from Tesco stores and www.tesco.co.uk. A multipack of 6 x 330ml cans costs £1.11 and a 2 Litre bottle costs 52p.

      === Overall opinion ===

      I don't really think that this is a drink for me. I was mainly attracted to it because of the price but I've found a similarly priced drink available elsewhere that is much nicer. I was disappointed with the quality of this drink and even my husband, who really isn't fussy, made a comment about how they weren't very nice and he'd rather just take a refreshing bottle of water to work...! This coming from someone who dislikes plain water will show just how low this is rated in our house!

      The main thing that let this drink down was the aftertaste, it was bitter and left a taste in my mouth. The drink did manage to quench my thirst, like any other fizzy drink really, but this didn't last for long. The artificial taste marred the enjoyment of this drink and it's only redeeming features are that it's cheap and that it is fizzy, as advertised. I can taste some orange there but it's lost in all the other things that are going on and is really just a minor part of the taste of this drink.

      I would not recommend this drink, I'd give it 2/5 as it is drinkable, it's cheap and it's fizzy but there really is nothing else good to say about this drink. I didn't enjoy it much at all, I did finish the few cans we didn't palm off on visitors but I won't be buying this again.

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        27.11.2009 00:18
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        Disappointing fizzy diet orange drink from Tesco

        Always unsure of things that look as if they could glisten in the dark, I picked up a bottle of this not long ago, deciding I wanted something a little different. Some people have said this was okay, but I found it really hard to find anything positive to say about it.

        It costs around the 45p mark, and you get 2 litres of drink. The bottle proclaims to give you the taste of real oranges, but I disagreed with this as well. There was orange flavour in the drink, but this was more an artificial flavour than anything else. It's carbonated, but this doesn't seem to last very long. I stored it chilled, but after 3 or 4 times of opening the bottle, it was pretty much flat.

        The one thing that this really has going for it is that, despite having a few artificial elements to it, it is actually very low in calories and sugar. In fact, there is virtually no sugar as it is the diet version. This does, however, give you a horrible aftertaste. I'm not usually a fan of 'diet' drinks anyway, as I find that sugar substitutes just taste horrible in comparison to the real thing.

        The first few mouthfuls while the drink is still fizzy does quench your thirst, but after a while it made my mouth feel like it needed more liquid. It was almost as if I had made myself thirstier by drinking. However, this can happen with other fizzy drinks as well. They're not always thirst quenching, and this is the clever thing about them. You think you're satisfying your thirst, and while this is true to start with, the subtle nature of the carbonation makes you need to drink some more. There is no difference with this drink, in fact, it made me thirstier than such drinks often do.

        So, do I recommend it? No. Does it taste of orange? Fake orange, yes. Is it low in calories and sugar? Yes. Does this make it healthy? No, not really. Not so much sugar or calories, but it's the other rubbish that they put in it to make it taste as it does, to give it the colour and to give it a bit of sweetener. These are the unhealthy bits.

        I wouldn't bother with this one if I were you. Sure, it doesn't cost much, but the way I look at it, if it cost 1p and I didn't like it, it would still be a terrible waste. Not recommended!

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          24.11.2009 19:32
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          Not for me!

          I do love my fizzy drinks and in particular I really do like orange drinks with ice in warmer weather. When I saw this in my local Tesco priced at 44p a bottle for a 2 litre size I thought bargain.... and wanted to give it a go!

          The Packaging:

          Well like I say it's a large 2L size (and the only available size to purchase it in) clear plastic bottle with a silver and orange label around it and a screw on/off grey plastic lid/cap to the top of it. On the front of the label I'm told it is Tesco Sparkling Diet Orange 'Taste the real fruit' Soft Drink. I'm then told it contains so added sugar and there is an at a glance nutritional chart to the bottom of the bottle. Other information on the bottle tells me it is indeed a carbonated no added sugar orange drink with sweeteners, ingredients and allergy advice is given, a full nutritional breakdown is given a well as storage instructions (once opened consume within 3 days), contact details for Tesco are given, size is stated and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice bright packaging that doesn't look cheap and contains all the information you could/would possibly need to make an informed choice as to whether you want to drink it or not!

          The Drink Itself:

          Light orange in colour and most certainly best served chilled and/or with ice. It smells orangy enough and is slightly sparkling. However I stored mine correctly and found it to go flat in the bottle within 2 days once I had opened it.

          So it's sparkling for a couple of days only but fresh tasting for those couple of days of course. For me however this may taste orangy and not too tangy and it is rather fresh but it's packed with sweeteners making it leave an odd tinny after-taste behind which actually isn't refreshing at all and makes more thirsty than when I first consumed any so really it's pointless to drink this lol.

          I tried to mix it with alcohol and it went flat on me on contact with it and the sweeteners (in this case) spoilt my vodka too.

          Verdict....

          An ok drink but personally I don't think it's anything special or refreshing. It's too sweet for me in an artificial way so I won't personally be opting to buy this again I'm afraid!

          Allergy Advice:

          Contains: Sulphite
          Recipe: No Nuts
          Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free
          Factory: No nuts

          Nutritional Information.... Per 250ml Serving:

          Calories: 6
          Sugar: 0.8g
          Fat: Trace
          Saturated Fat: Trace
          Salt: Trace

          Only available in Tesco stores.

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