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Tesco Value Pure Breakfast Juice

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      20.03.2011 23:05
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      For the price you can't go wrong with giving it a try.

      Tesco seem to be the only supermarket to produce a carton of simple 'Breakfast Juice', disappointingly the other big names haven't followed suit and created their own version which is a shame as I like this and Tesco isn't one of my favourites. As per most of my other reviews I can't really remember exactly what I paid for this, though it was only I think around 60p at most - it is the same price they charge for their Tesco Value cartons of normal Apple, Orange Juice etc. My local Tesco is very small and lacking in most of the things I want when I go there, but they always have a constant stock of this.

      This juice only comes in a Tesco Value version, in a not very stylish looking Tesco Value branded carton, complete with the usual stripes and a simple picture. Only a 1 Litre size is available, and it comes in one of those 'tear off' affairs which I find annoying and like to avoid where possible. They now perforate the outlined part to tear off but I still can't manage to open it with dignity so usually just go straight for the scissors, the downside to this cheap style of packaging is that you can't properly seal it, if you drop it or it falls out the fridge, that's the end of it. It is clearly branded in large white letters than it is Breakfast Juice so you shouldn't have any trouble spotting it, though what actually constitutes the name isn't revealed unless you read the small ingredients text on the back.

      It is essentially Orange Juice with a smidge of Grapefruit Juice, a 8½:1½ ratio of Orange to Grapefruit to be precise, however that smidge is enough to make a difference to the taste. It is still made from concentrate and is smooth so there are no bits, which is good for me because I can't stomach drinks with floaters and what not in them. As with other fruit juices it forms one of your 5 fruit/veg a day. The nutritional information given is for a 250ml serving, and the carton advises to drink it within 4 days of opening so that works out nicely. I like orange juice, each person will taste everything differently, but to me it has a slight 'edge' to every mouthful that gets stronger and harder to bear with every taste, meaning I can't usually drink more than a glass in a sitting without starting to find the taste unpleasant. The addition of Grapefruit to the Orange in this seems to offset this taste and the juice tastes a lot slicker and smoother and is overall a lot nicer and I could probably drink another glass right after the first. Don't be put off if you don't like Grapefruit Juice, I don't like it either. There isn't enough of it to actually taste it, but enough to alter the orange to form a new taste.

      Like Orange Juice, and as the name suggests, this drink definitely works best at breakfast, or as a nice first drink of the day to take away that unpleasant taste in your mouth before you have your morning cup of tea. In all, I would definitely recommend it and always pick up a few whenever I'm in Tesco. At the price you can't go wrong, so give it a try the next time you are there.

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      14.11.2009 10:49
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      see review, thanks for reading

      Tesco Value Breakfast Juice is one of those drinks that I buy every so often, at only 56p for a 1 litre carton it is certainly cheap enough but for some reason it's not something I buy all the time despite enjoying a fruity drink on a morning.

      I don't know if it's the packaging that puts me off; it comes to you in the basic Tesco value colours of blue and white and features a picture of a glass of juice with some oranges next to it, certainly not inspiring by any means but not a reason not to buy it.

      Maybe it's the taste? If i'm being honest the juice is quite thin and although you can taste the sweetness of the oranges and bitterness of the grapefruit overall it's just okay. It should be something that I enjoy, being a fan of fresh orange juice on the whole and unlike other brands this contains no added extras, just 90% Orange juice from concentrate and 10% Grapefruit Juice, and reading the GDA information a serving provides 105kcals, 0.3g fat and 22.6g sugars (presumably naturally occurring from the fruit rather than extra added)

      Yet despite all this it's still just ranks okay with me, it drinks down pleasantly enough and does provide a fruity kick but I don't get the "lip smacking" sensation I get with other fresh juices, maybe it's the Grapefruit that thins it down too much to be truly satisfying or that the flavour just isn't strong enough to really enjoy.

      In conclusion then, Sunny D and other well known orange juice brands have nothing to fear from this, it certainly isn't going to replace them as market leader. For a Tesco Value product it is a bit of a letdown when you consider other items in the range that do rival the other brands and for me it's a disappointing experience.

      I would only really rate this 3/5 stars, it is fruity but very thin and you really could make a better choice when buying fruit juice.

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        08.06.2009 20:50
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        Tesco Value Pure Breakfast Juice seems like a bit of a bargain at 58p for a one litre carton. But I don't actually think it's worth even 58p.

        This stuff tastes very bitter to me. It's a really thin juice that doesn't have the depth to it that I expect from a fresh fruit juice, even one that I know has been watered down quite a bit. This doesn't have a very strong scent either, which is another indicater that there isn't as much fruit in it as I'd like.

        I especially don't like that this leaves a bitter after taste in my mouth, and I don't even find it that thirst quenching because I dislike the taste so much. I'd much rather have a glass of real fresh orange juice with my breakfast, and am happy to pay a few pence more to have it.

        I checked the carton and found that there is 75% orange juice from concentrate in this juice, and 25% grapefruit from concentrate. Hmm, great, but how much is the fruit juice and how much is the water they've diluted it? Tastes like a fair bit of water has gone into this to me.

        Also, if you think you're getting a real bargain here, and assume that this is really cheap because it's a value product, think again. Tesco own brand orange juice is almost the same price. It costs £2.99 for a four pack of 1lt cartons of their Smooth Orange Juice, which is 75p a carton. And if you take advantage of their long running offer of 2 x 4 packs for £5, that works out at 62p per carton - just 4p per carton more than this awful, cheap stuff.

        I don't recommend this to anyone and I can't believe how many people have given it five stars! I think it's cheap, watery and not worth more than 40p a carton.

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          28.06.2008 22:56
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          A great drink for the mornings

          Tesco Value Pure Breakfast Juice is 90% orange juice and 10% grapefruit juice. Tesco Value products tend to have a bad reputation for being of poor quality, however I found that this Breakfast Juice was actually quite nice, of course the more expensive juices taste better but I personally really enjoyed this one.

          I like to drink it anytime throughout the day however as the name suggests its really good for breakfast as it wakes you up pretty quickly, better than orange juice because it has grapefruit in it which gives it a slightly sharper taste and it's much healthier for you than drinking caffine would be.

          It comes in a white and blue 1litre carton with the Tesco value logo and pictures of oranges on it as well as all the nutritional information etc.

          The allergy advice is:
          Other Allergens

          The ingredients, although they are very simple in this case are:
          Orange Juice From Concentrate (90%), Grapefruit Juice From Concentrate (10%)

          Per serving there is:
          Energy - 485kJ (115kcal)
          Protein - 1.8g
          Carbohydrate - 24.0g
          Of which sugars - 24.0g
          Fat - 0.3g
          Of which saturates - trace
          Fibre 0.5g
          Sodium - trace


          It only costs 58 for a litre so its great value. It isn't at all watery or too weak or strong and it doesn't contain any bits. Also it lasts, when opened, for up to 4 days in the fridge! If you really don't like it then you could always buy an ice lolly making kit and make it into them, a really cheap way to make lollies, perfect for this summer.

          Overall I think that its great value for money and it tastes really nice too.

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            05.03.2008 22:37
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            Cheap, ideal for mixing drink, making ice lollies and such things.

            Tesco Value pure breakfast juice is a surprisingly good product. At 57p for a 1 litre box, I expected to find it very thin, weak orange juice, that resembled water down orange squash but that wasn't the case.

            It comes in a one litre cardboard carton which has the usual blue and white stripes of a Tesco Value product and pictures of oranges on the front. This is a little bit deceptive as the assumption is that this is orange juice and it isn't, it's a blend of juices..

            Tesco Value products tend to be a bit of a lottery as some are really poor quality, but this one is good. Okay, it's not the same quality as Del Monte , or other better known brands of pure orange juice, but for the price I certainly can't complain.

            I have a glass of orange juice here beside me. It is strong, has a good colour to it and is not too sour. It doesn't have those little bits that you get in the bottom of the glass when you drink freshly squeezed juice. This is not freshly squeezed as it is made from concentrate. It isn't all orange juice either as it contains grapefruit juice. Hence the name on the box: 'Breakfast Juice' and the picture of oranges.

            This juice contains 80% orange juice concentrate and 20% grapefruit and 25gms of sugar and 115 calories per 250mils serving. It only has a trace of salt per serving, so that is in it's favour.

            Once opened this juice needs to be drunk within four days, or thrown away. The manufacturer doesn't recommend keeping it any longer.

            I find this pleasant to drink and inexpensive. It is also excellent if you like to use orange juice as a mixer with vodka, or gin.

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          • Product Details

            Pure orange and grapefruit juice from concentrate.