“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Soft Drink „
Squash is something we buy regularly and with food prices seeming to rise by the week we often go for a discount brand. At the moment we are using Sun Sip Orange Squash from Tesco, costing juts 99p for a 1.5 litre bottle its good value for money and as its doubled concentrated you are actually getting 3 litres for your money. We always buy this sized bottle and I'm not even sure if Tesco do any other sizes in this but its the only one our local Tesco ever has in stock.
The plastic bottle is standard for this type product, it has a simple silver coloured screw top lid and a plastic label wrapped around a square shaped bottle. The front of the label has Sun sip written in small green letters and beneath this it informs the customer that this is double strength orange squash with no added sugar. The whole label is mainly orange and silver in colour and has a picture of oranges on the front.
The sides of the label give all the nutritional information and the ingredients, it also gives advice on making the most from the squash which is to use 1 part squash to 9 parts water. An average 250ml serving made up with water contains just 4 calories so its also ideal if you are watching your weight. If you use the correct amount of squash this bottle should provide you with 60 servings but it would be very easy to over pour this and waste it.
The smell and appearance of this drink is pretty much the same as any orange squash, it has a nice sweet orange aroma to it which smells very god considering the price. As I mentioned the squash is double concentrated so very little is needed in the glass, its easy to pour too much in and waste it.
Once made up the squash is sweet fruity and very refreshing. It has a lovely orange flavour and leaves no nasty after taste in your mouth. Its ideal to have as just a refreshing drink on its own or to accompany a meal or snack. I personally like hot squash and this orange is lovely made up with hot water too, of course this is down to personal taste, my husband thinks its disgusting to drink hot squash but I like it.
I would certainly recommend the Sun Sip orange squash, considering the price its really nice. It makes a nice refreshing drink for anytime. The only problem with
it being double concentrated is that you could easily pour out too much and waste it but apart from this its perfectly good orange squash. Sun sip also do an apple and blackcurrant squash which is also very good as well. If you are looking for a sugar free squash that wont break the bank then I would recommend giving this a try.
Found SunSip amost by accident but have to say...what a find! I much prefer this, it actually tastes of oranges! No artificial tastes here. The bottle lasts for age as the squash is double concentrated and it means carrying less home when I shop. To top it all this is well priced and a genuine good buyI prefer SunSip to fizzy drink and it's no added sugar must have some health values especially if you are watching your weight.Try it, I did and now its my preferred choice!
When looking to cut the cost of our grocery shop, we discovered the Sun-Sip brand of squashes at our local Tesco. These represented quite a good saving on our usual squash choice, so we decided to give them a try. We purchased a bottle of orange squash, which I am reviewing here, and apple and blackcurrant.
When we first purchased these, they were available as regular squashes but, more recently, they are only available in double concentrate squashes (so you use half the amount of squash to make each drink). It is available in a 1.5 litre bottle of double concentrate squash for £1.01 in Tesco.
The bottle is compact, so easy to store on shelves with limited space, and made of clear plastic through which you can see the bright orange colour of the squash. The bottles are also always well filled to the top, so you feel that you are getting good value for money.
The squash itself makes quite a tasty drink, very refreshing and a good orange flavour. The squash has no added sugar so it doesn't taste overly sweet or leave a strong taste in your mouth after you have finished drinking. I do find that you need to use a little more of the squash to get a decent flavour to the drink than you do with other brands - almost like it isn't a double concentrate at all. But this is personal taste and I do like my drinks to be quite strong.
I would say that the flavour is pretty good - it doesn't taste watered down at all, which is my worry when buying cheaper squashes. The flavour is similar to that of robinson's, but not quite as fruity - as you perhaps would expect from a discounted brand, you pretty much get what you pay for. I would recommend this squash to anyone wanting to save a few pennies unless they like a strong taste to their squash - the amount of this they would need to use to achieve the taste they would prefer means it would probably prove to be false economy. Overall, a decent budget buy that I was pleasantly surprised by.
** Tesco Sun-Sip Orange Squash **
Our latest squash purchase is a two litre bottle of Sun Sip Orange Squash. With 11p change out of a pound for two litres it certainly isn't pricey. Having said that the tesco's own value range squash is still a bit cheaper.
The only proper evaluation of a squash though is to test it's flavour and with all the scorching hot weather that has just arrived to herald the start of summer, quite a lot of squash is getting drunk in my house at the moment.
Pouring the Tesco Sun-Sip Orange Squash into a glass reveals a nice vibrant yellowy orange coloured liquid. I tend to add more squash than manufacturers recommend in ratio to the amount of water as otherwise squash from any manufacturer tastes and looks weedy to me.
So having poured a fair amount of squash into my glass I topped up with tap water. The colour as you would expect became a little more washed out but not too much to make me think that the squash would taste too weak.
My first mouthful of Tesco Sun-Sip Orange Squash revealed a not unexpected taste. It was the usual refreshing taste of cheap squash with a vague leaning towards oranges but in a processed non authentic way.
** My conclusion **
You might think from what I've written that I didn't much like Tesco Sun-Sip Orange Squash but it wasn't really too bad. I wouldn't expect an authentic fruity flavour at this price ad you do get a lot of squash for your money. Two litres in fact.
Tesco Sun-Sip Orange Squash is a budget brand and you can tell that by the taste but it isn't too bad at quenching your thirst. It doesn't taste too bad and it doesn't cost too much. Not a fantastic product but it does the job!
Thanks for reading my review.
I am always on the lookout for a bargain and ways to help reduce my shopping bills so when I found this new discount brand of squash at Tesco's was very pleased. I had tried this brand n another flavour and had great success with it so decided to try the orange flavour on too.
The squash comes in a plastic bottle which is clear. I like the clear bottle as it allows me to see just how much of the squash is left. There is a label around the middle which is orange and silver in colour, it has the Sun-Sip logo on and next to this is the new yellow and red logo which Tesco are using to advertise their new discount brands. There is the product name and a picture of some orange segments. On the back of the label you can find all of the relevant information about the squash. The top of the bottle is a normal silver screw cap.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
Using this squash really is very simple. You just have to unscrew the cap and pour the required amount of squash into a glass and then add water. It is recommended that 1 part squash is added to 4 parts water. I do not follow this and do add more water.
When I unscrewed the lid I was able to smell the squash. It was very pleasant and did actually smell of oranges. It is not too sweet or overpowering. The smell is still present when the water has been added and does remain for the life of the drink. The squash is a nice bright orange colour.
When I tasted the orange squash I was very surprised as it did taste very good. I have found from other cheap brand orange squashes that the taste was not good and they were quite sharp. This one is not at all sharp and does have a lovely smooth orange flavour. I was not left with any nasty aftertaste after drinking it. My boys drink this all the time now and they did not even notice that I was using a different cheaper brand.
The squash comes in a good big 2 litre sized bottle.
The ingredients of the squash for those who wish to know are:-
Water, Comminuted Orange from Concentrate (10%), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates), Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sodium Saccharin Aspartame), Stabiliser (Carboxymethylcellulose), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite) Colour (Beta Carotene).
This squash does contain a source of Phenylalanine, Sulphates and naturally occurring sugars.
The nutritional values for a 100ml serving of the squash using 1 part squash to 4 parts water will give:-
Protein - 0.2g
Carbohydrates - 0.6g
Of which sugars- 0.6g
Fat - trace
Of which saturates - trace
Fibre - 0.1g
Sodium - 0.1g
Salt - 0.3g
I would recommend that if this undiluted squash is spilt onto a light coloured work top then it should be wiped up straight away as I have has a small and slight stain on my worktop from it.
The bottle is to be kept in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight. The bottle is plastic so can be recycled, in my house this usually means it is turned into a rocket before making its way to the recycling bin!
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
As the Sun-Sip brand is now a Tesco's Discount brand then this is only available to buy in Tesco's store. The 2 litre bottle is priced at 82p which I felt to be a great cheap price.
I really do have to rate this orange squash very highly as it has a great taste and is very cheap. I also like how it is very low in fat and sugar content. I recommend you all go out and try it and save yourself a few pennies which can be spent on other things!