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      08.11.2014 16:59
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      Excellent quality and excellent price

      I never used to drink squash as I don't really care for it and got into the habit of drinking water but my children like to drink it so when I spotted this at 27p I thought I would buy it to see if they liked it and as it was so cheap it wasn't a big deal if they didn't. The price has increased several times since I first started buying it but it's still very reasonable so I have been buying this product regularly for some time now.

      At first glance the bottle appears small but it is doubly concentrated so does go along way and lasts well. This isn't a con either because I have bought the equivalent product from Morrison's where the bottle size is larger but not as concentrated and you do indeed need a larger serving to get a strong enough flavour which in my opinion isn't as good as the Tesco one.

      Despite not liking squash very much I do enjoy this one and it is a staple in our weekly shop.

      I have also bought the regular Tesco lemon squash when the value one has been out of stock. I cannot taste any improvement in the higher priced version so I find it annoying when I can't buy it.

      I quite like the bottle size as it can be stored away in the cupboard unlike taller bottles which can't fit. The squareness of the bottle too makes it easy to store. As with most squashes, it had a screw cap so seals well.

      We have tried the blackcurrant and the Orange flavoured squashes from the same range and this one is definitely our family's favourite. I don't personally like the other flavours however my children do but seem to prefer the lemon.

      If you're looking to save money on everyday products I would 100% recommend this product. No quality is compromised and it is very enjoyable.

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      16.10.2013 07:29
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      Nice alternative flavour to the norm

      I'm no longer brand specific when it comes to my groceries. Some things I naturally gravitate to because I already know how good the quality is but if it also is at a good price, it's a no brainer for me. But sometimes I'm willing to try cheaper products to see if quality and price matches up. I've tried many of the cheap/basic range from Tesco, and this is one that we currently have and are drinking. This cost 42p for a 750ml bottle.



      Why did we buy it?

      I hate spending huge amounts on drinks for the children as its one of those things we use so much of, so I try to source products that are more economical in cost, but hopefully nice to drink. We've had different flavours in the past of Tesco's everyday squashes, and I thought lemon would be a nice one to try.



      How is it packaged?

      This drink comes in a 750ml clear plastic bottle, with a screw top lid to open and close. The label is a very pale in colour with the writing being in either black or green.

      On the front the ' Tesco ' logo is at the top, with the sub brand name and product name directly underneath, which is ' Everyday Value double strength lemon squash '. It mentions it contains no added sugar, artificial flavours or colours. Underneath this there are a few pictures of drinks, ice cubes, jugs, cut up lemons etc. Next to these pictures is the basic nutritional information based on a 250ml diluted amount.

      On the side it tells you how to make the drink, basic allergy advice, ingredients and nutritional information and states this drink is suitable for vegetarians.



      Ingredients

      Water,Comminuted Lemon from Concentrate (11%) ,Citric Acid ,Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate) ,Sweeteners (Aspartame, Sodium Saccharin) ,Flavouring ,Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite) ,Stabiliser (Carboxymethylcellulose)



      Nutritional Value

      Calories 27, 1%of your GDA
      Sugar 1g, 1%of your GDA
      Fat Trace, < 1%of your GDA
      Saturates Trace, < 1%of your GDA
      Salt 1.7g, 28%



      How to make

      Shake well and dilute to taste, ideally 1 part squash and 9 parts water. Add extra water when drink is for toddlers.



      What do we think?

      It's mostly the kids that drink this. When I first bought this ( since its been bought multiple times ), I was unsure whether they would like or drink it. Lemon can be an odd flavour as it could be too bitter, too sharp, overpowering. But my children found this quite an enjoyable drink to have, and I would alternate it with orange or blackcurrant juice, just to change up the ' drinks ' routine.

      The colour of this drink reminds me of what you would classify as the traditional lemonade, freshly squeezed-a very very pale creamy slightly cloudy look to it ( colour is a hard one to describe ). No bits in it, completely smooth in texture, which is perfect for kids as some don't like that ( and neither do some adults! ).

      When I've drank it myself, I've found it to have a lemon taste to it, but not too acidic or strong. Very fresh and clean on the palate and has enough sweetness to it to make it pleasurable to drink and not harsh. If I make this drink up for myself, I tend to add more squash than recommended, which is a good point to make, as this will change the taste. I personally like it a bit more stronger as it obviously has more flavour, but with the children I make it quite weak, hence why they find it easy to drink.

      I don't find drinking this squash interferes with other foods eating at the time, nor does it
      Its always something we've drank with water, but as a nice change it would lend itself well with the addition of sparkling water or cream soda, if you wanted a carbonated version or add a different dimension to it.

      It's hard to say whether this lasts longer than another squash equivalent, and whether the double strength concentration is correct. A lot of squash products out there tend to be bigger in size, at least 1 litre, so its hard to compare. Also, I make sure we have around 2-3 different flavours at a time of squash for the children, to ensure they don't get bored so this lasts a long time because its on rotation.

      Overall it's a nice pleasant drink to have.


      Would I buy this again? Yes I would. The kids enjoy drinking it, its very refreshing and the taste itself can either be strengthened by the addition of more product or weakened by extra water. Very cheap, and always available when doing my Tesco shop. Nice alternative to orange.

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      29.01.2013 19:34
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      Not bad for 30p!

      I've always been a fan of lemon flavoured drinks. I don't know why, considering that I don't like it so much in food (with the exception of lemon meringue pie, which I love) so when I saw this bottle of lemon squash in Tesco for about 30p, I decided that it had to be worth a try.

      It came in a bottle that was roughly square in shape and had a yellow-ish label on it with red writing and little pictures of food and drink, as is now normal for Tesco own brand products. It had a white plastic lid that was slightly ridged around it so that it is easier to open and grip. The bottle itself was made of plastic, and was see through.

      When I first opened the squash, I thought that it smelled quite strongly of lemons, so that was immediately a good thing. I tried it with water initially, gradually adding more until it tasted right for me. I like my squashes to be quite strong, so I did find I needed to add quite a bit (which obviously wouldn't really be good for my teeth, given the sugar in these sorts of drinks) and I found that I was able to create a reasonably nicely flavoured drink.

      Since then, I have also used it in smoothies (to add a lemony taste to other fruits I've mixed together, for example) and I've found that it tasted alright. I've also tried adding it to cheaper lemonades to make them a bit more lemony, and more like cloudy lemonade than weaker watery lemonades that are typical of supermarket own brand 17p lemonade, and I found that it made these a lot nicer to drink as well. It's not so nice in sparkling water though, for some reason. I'm not entirely sure why, though.

      One thing I would say, is that after I had left the bottle open for about 2 weeks, I started to notice that it had stained the bottle, and a line had formed around the plastic. There were also a few noticeable patches of the squash forming clumps in the bottom of the bottle. This is due to it being a cheap squash though, I think, rather than any fault with the product, as every bottle I've had has done the same, but seemed okay again after it was shaken.

      I would say that one bottle normally lasts me about 2 months, if I'm honest, because nobody else drinks it and I only drink it occasionally, really, to add something to lemonade or in smoothies. I think this is very reasonable for the cost.

      The use by dates on these drinks are usually pretty good, and this one is the same; the use by date is usually at least a year after you purchase it, which is fine by me!

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        17.10.2012 09:22
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        A great money saving, great quality product.

        I have recently been trying many more supermarket own brand products and occasionally the value brands. As we drink mainly cold drinks in our home I do purchase a lot of cordial and when needing a new bottle a few days ago I spotted the Tesco Value, now knows as Everyday Value double strength squash and for the bargain price decided that it was worth a try.

        The lemon squash can be purchased from larger Tesco stores and is currently priced at just £0.35 for a 750ml bottle. I thought this was fantastic value (pardon the pun) as it contains a good amount of servings as it is double concentrate.

        The cordial comes packaged in a clear plastic bottle with a white screw cap lid. There is a plastic label wrapped around the middle of the bottle which is simple in design but displays all the necessary information that you need to know about the squash. It details ingredients listings, allergy advice, nutritional information and preparation guidelines. It also states that the squash is suitable for vegetarians and that the bottle is recyclable.

        The squash is a cloudy colour and when you open the bottle you can smell the nice sweet, lemon fragrance which is very pleasant. To make the serve the squash it states to dilute 1 part squash with 9 parts water. I did think that with this being a cheaper product that I would need to use more than stated to get a good taste but this was not the case the instructions were accurate and only a small amount needed to get a good taste.

        One of the best things about this squash is that it contains no added sugar and a 250ml serving diluted with water contains just 3 calories. As I am always fairly cautious of not consuming too many calories this makes a great drink for anyone watching there weight or sugar intake. This though does not impact on the taste which is just great. The lemon flavour is quite strong and refreshing with it still being a little tangy. It makes a great thirst quencher and I have also drank it mixed with soda water which makes a brilliant alternative to still water and a healthier option to sugar filled fizzy drinks.

        Overall I have been very impressed with this squash it is refreshing and has a great flavour and is as good as some more of the expensive squashes I have purchased. I will certainly be repurchasing this product and would recommend it, for the low price it is worth a try!

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        21.07.2012 20:30
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        Though not a massive squash drinker when money is a bit tight and we're trying to save as many pennies as we can my mum will usually pop a bottle into the shopping trolley with instructions that as the chief pop consumer in the house I should really cut back on my coke habit as it's costing us a fortune; alas my mother is right and on these occasions I really have no choice but to either drink the squash or glug back tap water - I generally opt for the former as water round these parts isn't the tastiest and I'll admit that I'm generally too lazy to go through the whole brita filtering process malarky.

        Anywho, on to the topic of this review; today I will be giving you my humble opinion of Tesco's own value lemon squash. As a bit of a brand snob I really wasn't expecting a lot from this, especially as various other value beverages have failed miserably when it comes to tasting anywhere near pleasant; this however tastes lovely, very similar to cloudy lemonade as the sweetness is balanced with a bitter tang. The flavour is natural and being squash you can have your drink however strong you like, I generally slop quite a bit into the bottom of a glass before topping up with water as I prefer my drinks to have a punchy flavour.

        The squash itself is a sort of pale, yellowy white colour; not the most appealing looking beverage but nevertheless it has a fresh lemon flavour that doesn't taste artificial and also has a nice hint of bitterness with sweet undertones, topped up with ice cubes it is very refreshing and does remind me of old fashioned lemonade. Lovely to drink out in the garden during nice weather, well whenever we get any! For just 29p you get a generous 750ml bottle and as the squash is supposed to be double concentrated you may find depending on your own taste that you don't have to use much at all and it'll last your a fair amount of time. Suitable for vegetarians too.

        Overall I would say that it's a very well flavoured squash for the price, especially when I was expecting it to taste as if it was chock full of nasty e numbers and artificial this and thats; natural tasting and just the right balance of bitter and sweet. I like it but still won't be swapping it for my favourite coke, well not if I have the choice anyway! ;)

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        07.07.2012 00:29
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        Not the best lemon squash around by a long shot....

        I work as a Chef in a hot, busy kitchen and so often need rehydrating after a very hectic, sweaty and humid shift but I have a problem; I am not paticulary a big fan of drinking water. It is not that I am worried about all the chemicals or flouride that might be in it or the fact that, as one friend of mine always told me, "Fish f*** in it"but more that I don't paticulary like the taste of just plain water.

        So this means I can often get through a lot of bottles of squash in summer!

        Lemon squash always invokes memories in me of childhood and is something I don't really drink a lot of any more but when I saw this product, I decided to give it a go. After all, it was cheap, double-concentrated presumably lasting twice as long, and....did I mention it was cheap?

        Unfortunately my experiences lead me to believe that there is a reason why this is cheap!

        For those who remember comedy show Fist Of Fun, there used to be a segment on there where a boring trainspotter/nerd every week talked about his latest hobby and talked about the things you would need for this hobby that always included a thermos containing a weak lemon drink. This could well be that drink.

        For starters, it is incredibly sweet but also, for a lemon drink, contradictionally also rather bland. Lemon drinks never really taste of real lemons but instead an artificial substitute but this tastes more artifical than most! It may well be double-concentrate, but I found myself using more of this than usual just to get some flavour out of it. And it is not even as if I could palm this off on my daughter. I poured it in a cup for her and her response was "Yuk!"

        The only bonus to this is that it is cheap at around 29p a bottle. But it may be cheap but it certainly isn't cheerful!

        In short, this is not unpleasant as such, just a bit boring! The double-concentrate is a bit mis-leading in my opinion and a previous reviewers suggestion that you mix this with lemonade is a good idea! But squash ideally is supposed to be diluted with water and adding to an already lemon-flavoured drink does seem a bit pointless.

        Unfortunately I don't think I will be buying it again!

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          25.06.2012 22:50
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          Cheap lemon squash thats not bad for the price.

          Tesco Value Lemon Squash
          It's the time of year for us where hubby's business is a little slow. The summer holidays are coming up, people are saving their pennies and so it all goes a bit quiet for a month or two before picking up again later in the summer. Because of this, it's the time of year where I try to economise a little with our shopping and one way is to buy some cheaper products like this one.

          As we're both a fan of flavoured drinks we normally buy things like coke, fanta, tango, milkshakes etc. but this last week or two to cut costs I've bought some alternatives that are cheaper and longer lasting instead - this Value Lemon Squash is one of them.

          Obviously being squash it needs diluting meaning that instantly you're going to get more for your money in terms of the number of drinks per bottle. Add in that it's the value range and therefore is only 32p for a 750ml bottle and I figured I was doing well. I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of plain squash drinks as a general rule, so I did compromise and throw a couple of value lemonades into the trolley too figuring I could boost their flavour nicely with this.

          According to this bottle it's 'double concentrate' - well I'll be honest, I don't think I want to bother with their regular concentrate in that case! This is overall just a wee bit weak flavoured for a squash and it doesn't go as far as you'd think it might all things considered. It's fairly palatable for a squash, if a little sweet for my taste, and I can't imagine drinking a lot of this. However, for a week or two it'll do.

          I will admit that I preferred this when mixed with the lemonade. It improved the flavour of both quite a lot, and I found it far more drinkable this way than made up with water. It's got quite a nice lemony flavour, but as I say a little sweet for me as a squash - somehow when mixed with the lemonade the sparkle makes the sweetness much less of a problem.

          I've not yet tried it out on my niece when she's visited, but I'm hoping it will go down ok there too (she seems happy with most squash flavours so fingers crossed!).

          I don't think I could ever rave on about this one, but for a cheapy it's ok and I'm glad of the cost saving.

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          23.05.2012 00:57
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          A lovely drink, at a lovely price. Worth trying to see if it is worth it for you.

          I often pick up some items from the tesco value range to see if there are any pennies to be saved in my budget. I picked up some of this lemon squash as I much prefer drinking a lemon flavoured squash to any other flavour, so I was imagining myself being the main drinker of this squash in our house. However, both my kids have also developed a real liking for it.

          The price of this is just 32p for a 750ml bottle of the double concentrated squash. I often make sure that I keep the last bottle, so when we start a new one, I can dilute it down by half before we start drinking from it, as a little of this goes quite a long way. One little bottle lasts well over a week in our house with 3 of us drinking it.

          The drink is a bit weak looking but it has a lovely citrus taste, perhaps a little sweeter and less tart than other brands of lemon squash, but I find it very drinkable. It is a lot better than the value orange squash tastewise, and we get through gallons of this stuff in our house.

          The packaging has recently been updated when Tesco changed to the everyday value range. The label is white now, with predominantly green print on the label. I usually find it with the other squashes, but at the bottom of the shelving. This one is definitely worth taking your time to find.

          A 250ml serving of this diluted would contain only 3 calories, so this is a sensible choice. It is suitable for vegetarians, is not supposed to contain traces of nuts, although it does contain some sulphides.

          This one will continue to slip its way into our shopping trolley. It's a good balance between taste and price. I can also feel I am doing a little for the environment buying a double concentrated squash in a small bottle.

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            07.05.2012 10:43
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            Lemon squash, YES PLEASE :)

            I am a huge fan of any type of squash. In my household we go through a lot of squash during the week. I am also a huge fan of lemon squash as through my childhood, my grandparents only had lemon squash in there cupboard! For some reason it became my favourite. Not long ago we spotted this when buying squash at tesco, I bought a smaller 750ml bottle (unlike the one in the photo supplied by dooyoo). I believe it's just under 30 pence for a bottle which is very cheap seeing as its double concentrate as well! I will now go into a little more detail about the product and my experience with it.

            Bottle:

            It has th typical tesco value design of a white label around a clear bottle. The bottle says that it is lemon and gives the ingredients. No money has been wasted on the design of the bottle, which is good because it doesn't cost the earth. I'm not too fussed that the bottle is ugly because it's what's inside that counts!

            The squash:

            The squash is double concentrate meaning that you only need to use half the normal amount you would use. This took a bit of getting used to, th first few times I used it I accidentally put a normal amount in it! It was very strong and shocked me! I then used half the amount and the taste was much better. I really like this, you wouldn't expect it to be so cheap. It has a very lovely strong lemon flavour that instantly you will love. I drink so much of this now and it saves us money because it's much cheaper than other brands such as robinsons. It's really refreshing to drink, especially in the summer with some ice! I'm really glad I discovered this because it's truely lovely. The aftertaste is also very nice, you would expect it to be tangy or not very nice, but it is very fresh and lemony! I would really recommend that you give this a try.

            Overall:

            It's a very simple product that tastes very nice! I have been using it for a while now and I will continue to use it because it's very cheap and lasts a very long time due to the face that it is double concentrated. This is getting 5 stars from me as there is nothing wrong with it al all :)


            Thanks for reading

            Josh

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            15.02.2012 15:07

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            A really nice drink for all year round consumption

            I paid 48p for this bottle of squash from Tesco.

            The squash lasts a good length of time as you only need half as much compared to normal squash. As this drink is so nice it tends to last us around a fortnight with average use. The squash tastes lovely. It has a lovely citrusy taste to it that's tangy and refreshing at the same time. It really quenches the thirst and hydrates you when you're feeling dehydrated. You can drink it at room temperature or you can make some up and keep it in the fridge so it'll already be chilled when you drink it. Drinking the drink chilled results in a more refreshing taste - although the drink is refreshing anyway. I also add a few slices of fresh lemon to it in the summer months to make it even more refreshing. Of course you can drink it all year round too!

            The drink leaves a really pleasant aftertaste in your mouth after being drunk and the drink isn't too high in calories either so it would be suitable for daily use. It's quite a healthy drink too. It's low in sugar and it doesn't contain any E numbers or synthectic flavours. It would be suitable to give to children as it's not bad for the teeth or anything. For the price you'd think that it'd taste cheap but it actually tastes really nice and you'd think that it cost three times as much.

            I was pleasantly surprised by this drink - It's really nice! Try it!

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            20.02.2011 17:36
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            Great value fruit drink

            I have recently begun experimenting with a few more groceries from the Tesco Value range in an effort to reduce my weekly shopping bill - 'every little helps' after all. I already use a lot of own brand products and have been encouraged by comments from friends (and some positive reviews on here too) that the value range is every bit as good as the own brand products.

            I was encouraged to try the Tesco Value Lemon Squash purely for the cost saving on this product. A 750ml bottle of this costs just 30p, whereas a 750ml bottle of Tesco's own brand (not value range) costs three times the price at 91p (although admittedly is usually on a two for £1.50 offer).

            The bottle is pretty standard for a squash, clear plastic with a screw cap, and the labelling is blue, red and white as for all the value range. The squash inside is a creamy yellow in colour. This is a double concentrate squash so, in theory, you need to use less of the squash than you would usually (it follows that you should use half the amount). The instructions state that you should dilute one part squash with 9 parts water (although how you can be this exact I'm not sure!!). I followed these instructions and made myself a drink using (approximately) 1 part squash : 9 parts tap water. The first thing that struck me was how watery the drink looked. I'm used to lemon squash maintaining it's creamy yellow colour even once diluted, and being pretty cloudy. This squash had very little colour to it, and was a lot more transparent and hardly cloudy at all. However, it did smell quite strongly of lemons, which was encouraging.

            The taste of the drink was a lot stronger than the colour of the drink had appeared to imply it would be. It tasted really refreshing and very lemony. It didn't have the bitter taste that some lemon squashes I have tried have had, instead it actually tasted quite sweet. Made with ice cold water, it is really refreshing and would be lovely in the summer. I would say that it should perhaps be made a little stronger than the 1:9 ratio, but don't let the appearance of the drink put you off, it tastes a lot stronger than it looks.

            From looking at the ingredients, the main difference between this and the Tesco own range appears to be the amount of lemons that go into making the drink. Both are made from concentrate, with the Tesco range listing this as 20% and the value range 10%. For me, this doesn't matter as the value drink still tastes lemony and is very pleasant and it is definitely worth the cost saving.

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            17.02.2011 15:23
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            Taste of Lemon, just add water,

            A lot of tesco value products are not up to the standards of their brand name counterparts, this one however most definitely is a great money saver without any reduction in quality.

            I was looking to save money by buying Tesco value products where possible and so I tried this product. This is just your typical squash that you dilute with water or tesco value lemonade (because the lemonade doesn't actually taste that much of lemon).

            Colour - The Lemon squash unlike the blackcurrant one actually has the same colour as the more expensive options, which when I was looking at it was a good start, oh yeah the colour if you hadn't guessed is a kind of greyish yellow.

            Taste - This taste really quite good, it is after all only lemon squash but it tastes exactly as it should which is to say not all that much like lemons really but it still has that extra zing when you swallow.

            Strength - As indicated this is a double strength product and you do need to use less of it. The amount that you use is comparable to the more expensive range.

            Price - At about 20p this is a bargain and well worth saving the money on.

            Packaging - For a tesco value product you expect nothing less than the white and blue and that is exactly what you get, it comes in a bottle that feels the same as the bottle that all other squashes come in and it doesn't seem like this is an area they have tried to cut costs too much.

            Overall this product is as I have already said as good as the more expensive products but at the same time taste just as good. A great buy even for people that aren't counting the pennies.s

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            Very good value

            My favourite squash is Robinsons, but when I cannot buy it on special offer, I often buy this as being the next best.

            It's only 29p for a 750ml bottle and at the recommended dilution of 1 to 9, that makes 7.5 litres equivalent to just over 4p. In my book that makes it a very cheap drink.

            It is billed as being double strength but in reality you either like your squash strong or weak so it's a matter of personal preference.

            I like the simple Value packaging with a no frills stumpy plastic bottle that is fully recyclable.

            There are no artificial flavours or colours and no added sugar so that's three more boxes ticked.

            As for the taste - well, in my opinion it isn't as nice as Robinsons but it's not far off. It has 10% lemon made from concentrate and it tastes suitably lemony and of the standard squash flavours I find it is the lemon that provides the most satisfaction when it comes to thirst quenchiness.

            I tend to invert the bottle prior to opening and pouring so that any bits are distributed within the concentrate. I also often make up the squash into 500ml bottles if we are going out and about. For those brand snobs out there, you can use an empty Fanta Lemon bottle and no-one need know that your drink is not what it seems and cost you the square root of diddly squat.

            I would recommend this for all those who like a decent tasting squash, don't have a lemon grove, and love a bargain.

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              16.10.2010 17:29
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              FABULOUS.

              Tesco value range is something that I sample on quite a regular basis. I find it is generally great value for money. Having two children who drink like drains, I want a squash that is not only cost effective but flavoursome too.

              This Tesco value lemon squash double concentrate, is a real favourite in our household. Not only is this squash great for the kids. It is also very favourable with us grownups too.

              The cost of this squash is 58p for 1.5 litres. Which, I consider to be astounding value. Especially when put to the taste test. It is very thirst quenching. It is bursting with sweet lemon flavour. It also has an undertone of sharpness which I always look for in a soft drink.

              The best thing about this squash is that because it is concentrated, you only need half the amount you would usually use to make up a drink. This proved a little tricky at first. We were all guilty of making the squash too strong. However now we have negotiated the perfect squash to water ratio and it is divine.

              I like to make up a jug of this squash and keep it chilled in the fridge. When it is cold, this drink is taken to a higher level. I thoroughly enjoy a cold glass of this squash. I find it really quenches my thirst, whilst also tantilising my taste buds.

              The nutritional values of this squash are displayed clearly on the plastic bottle. Also there is a comprehensive list of ingredients which will help the consumer make a concious decision in purchasing or not. The packaging itself, is not particularly pleasing. It is typical of the tesco value range with the simplistic blue and white logo. But I can assure you, that what this product lacks in looks it makes up with in flavour.

              My children love to make ice lollies using this squash in the summer. Due to the high concentrate in this squash, it actually works really well. The lollies are highly delicious and great on a hot summer day out the garden. Equally, I enjoy adding boiling water to this lemon squash. It makes a deliciously different alternative to tea and coffee. I also find it quite comforting, particularly when I am feeling under the weather.

              This squash is really lovely and I would highly recommend this drink to anyone who likes lemon flavour. This drink is a great thirst quencher, it is cheap in price and a 1.5 litre bottle lasts around a week in our household of two adults and two children. So it is a trooper as far as im concerned!!

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                10.10.2010 13:59
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                One of Tesco's better value products

                We drink a lot of squash in our house, all flavours and brands and all sugar free. But one of my favourites is Tesco Value Lemon Squash. I tried this purely out of curiosity. After all at just 58p for 1.5 litres of double concentrated squash I must admit I wasn't expecting too much.

                The squash is, as I said, double concentrated, It comes in a clear plastic square bottle. It has the usual cheap looking Tesco Value label, white with the Tesco Value logo, a blue band with "Lemon Low calories squash" written in it, and underneath this it tells you that the squash is double concentrated so you only need half as much. The label also gives the GDA's. These are

                Per 25ml
                Calories 3
                Sugar Trace
                Fat Trace
                Saturates Trace
                Salt 0.2g

                There is also a full list of ingredients on the side of the label along with some allergy advice that states although the squash is nut free Tesco cannot guarantee that the squash comes from a nut free factory. The bottle is recyclable and the squash is suitable for vegetarians.

                When I opened the squash it smelt very nice. Obviously of lemons, but I wasn't expecting it to be so strong and fresh smelling. I made myself a drink and tried it. To my surprise this cheap bottle of squash tasted really good! Its got a light sharpish lemon taste. Its not too sweet like some sugar free drinks and it leaves no artificial aftertaste. Its a lovely refreshing drink.

                Over all this is an excellent bargain. Its double concentrated so you are actually getting 3 litres of squash for 58p. Of course you have to make sure you don't pour too much in your glass, just half the amount you would normally use.

                Tesco do this double concentrated squash in orange too. After trying the lemon and being pleased with it I gave the orange a try. I personally found this disgusting and watery but that's just my opinion.

                I would certainly recommend trying the Tesco Value Double Concentrated Lemon Squash. Its a real bargain.

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