“ Manufacturer:Tropicana / Type: Fruit juice „
I like to drink some fruit juice with my breakfast every morning and they are one of my favourite types of drink. I would drink them all the time throughout the day if they didn't have so many calories and so much sugar, so I do really enjoy my glass at breakfast and I like to buy different ones every now and again rather than just plain orange. I like to look out for the offers to save a bit of money as I get through a few cartons each week and I managed to pick up this Tropicana orange and mango juice at two 1 litre cartons for £3 which seemed a great bargain, making it even cheaper than the Tesco own brand juice.
Tropicana is probably the most well known brand of juice. I do trust the name and assume that any juice from them will taste nice. They are known for their juices being pure and not from concentrate. They make juices either with or without bits and I find that their without bits juice seem to be really very smooth, more so than most other juice brands. I don't mind bits but this orange and mango juice is a very smooth one.
I really like mango and I think it adds a nice twist to the orange juice. It makes it much sweeter and the slight tanginess that you normally get in orange juice is gone because of this. The mango flavour comes through quite strongly in my opinion but I can easily detect both fruits. It has a vey fruity and full flavour without anything artificial about it. The juice is quite thick and, as I said, extremely smooth. I find it quite refreshing but it is quite heavy and thick so I find it more thirst quenching if I mix some juice with sparkling spring water to make it into a light fruity orange and mango spritzer. This tastes really nice when drunk ice cold. The juice on its own also tastes much better when properly chilled. I am not too keen when drunk at room temperature.
I do really like this flavour for a change but as it is so sweet I definitely would not want to stick to this flavour only. In general I think I prefer apple and mango as a combination rather than orange and mango. I will still give it four stars though as it is very nice even if not my favourite.
Although this is healthy in some ways as it is made from fruit, and it does contribute to your five a day, it is definitely something to drink only in moderation because a small 200 ml glass contains 100 calories and nearly one quarter of your daily recommended sugar, so I do try to stick to one at breakfast only on most days.
Tropicana print some info about their environmental credentials on the packaging and they also have a web page about this. The carton can be recycled.
As a pick me up at lunchtime or a taste bud treat in the mornings this refreshing drink is fab. Smooth taste and absolutely packed with fruit! More like a smoothie than a traditional orange juice drink, a fab mango colour, sweet taste and with no bits its great for kids... or fussy adults like me! This juice is perfect for a quick breakfast too - if you only have time to grab a banana and take a swig of juice this would definitely keep me going for much longer than pure orange or apple juice. Its not to expensive either with loads of deals currently on in the big chain supermarkets for the summer weather and with the super fruit flavour its well worth the extra pennies.
I was in Sainsbury's the other week and saw the Tropicana was on offer at 2 for £4 so decided to pick some up. I spotted this Orange and Mango juice which looked a bit more interesting than the typical bog-standard orange juice, so I picked it up.
Tropicana is a brand I normally go for because the juice isn't from concentrate and it saves time, money and space compared to buying a ton of oranges to juice. So for me it's usually a good compromise product, especially as they do juices with bits and without bits to cater for both preferences.
In terms of packaging it's just like normal Tropicana, except for the title, additional picture of a mango, and the red lid (which makes it a bit easier to identify). It's a tetra-pak carton which might cause recycling difficulties for some people (like me), but it keeps the juice fresh and the lid is easy to unscrew.
When I poured it into a glass it looked just like regular orange juice. Tasting it, I got that usual rich Tropicana taste of pure orange juice, and it was followed by a mango aftertaste. I was quite disappointed by the taste as it was mainly orange with a hint of mango (which would more accurately describe it rather than 'Orange and Mango', which to me implies equal amounts of both). I also felt that the bitterness of the orange didn't work very well with the sweetness of the mango - both flavours separately would've been great, but together I just don't think they work.
I'd say it tasted a little below average overall, although one of my friends tried it and thought it was really nice, so I guess it's all down to individual tastes! It hasn't put me off trying other types of Tropicana in the future, but I really doubt I'll be buying this again. Might be a good one to have in the house for other people, but I won't be finishing it off unless I'm completely out of something to drink.
My regular juice at breakfast time is a good old fashioned glass of orange juice. However, being the crazy individual that I am, I like to mix things up occasionally. Last week for example, I decided to give Tropicana's 'Pure Premium Orange & Mango Juice' a go, as I'm a big fan of both fruits.
The large 1.75 litre bottle currently costs £2 from Tesco, and although that may sound a little pricey, the regular price is actually £2.78.
A 150ml serving of Orange juice makes up one of your five daily portions of fruit and veg - so a glass of OJ at breakfast can set you on your way nicely - plus, you're getting whatever nutritional benefit that mango brings to the party. All in all, a standard glass of this Tropicana concoction contains a full day's supply of vitamin C.
In terms of the ingredients, the contents are exactly as you would expect - 82% Orange, and 18% mango - no nasty flavourings or sweeteners - just natural goodness as it should be.
Apart from the vitamin content, nutritionally, each standard serving contains no fat or salts, but quite a large 20% of your daily recommended sugar intake. These sugars are naturally found in fruits however, and this sort of percentage is normal for a juice of this type.
The flavour is really delicious with a ripe and sweet orange taste, which is perfectly blended with a subtle mango undertones. The consistency of the juice is thick and luxiourious, and has a soothing effect whilst drinking - I imagine that this would be a good one to consume if you've got a sore throat.
As it's not made from a concentrate, this particular juice must be stored in a chilled location and consumed within five days of opening - you don't want to be drinking moldy orange juice now do you - I had a bad experience with that once, and it wasn't very pleasant.
Tropicana are (thankfully) concerned about their environmental impact, and as such, have ensured that the carton which houses their pure juice is recyclable - the trees used come "from a source with an independent forest management certification".
In conclusion, all that's left to say is that Tropicana Pure Premium Orange & Mango juice is a delicious drink which I would certainly buy again - recommended for a healthy start to the day.
I do like Tropicana Juice, but am often put off by the price of it. You can't deny that the Juice seems high quality, but thesedays when people are economising and downshifting brands, then I guess with things like this it could be easy enough to change.
I got a 330ml bottle of this in Asda and it set me back 89p. Think this was the normal price for this.
The bottle is a slightly frosted see through plastic bottle. The lid is a wide lid, and the mouth of the bottle is pretty wide as well. Easy enough to drink, but if you try and gulp a lot of this in a hurry, then you will probably spill it all over yourself - something I have nearly done with other similar shaped drinks. The label is wrapped around the middle and it is informative enough.
So this Juice is made up of Orange and MAngo. Makes a nice change from just Orange Juice. This is 100% pure Fruit Juice and I have to say this does taste pretty innocent. You can see at the bottom of the bottle there is a few floating bits of Pulp, but don't let that put you off - a swift shake and that mixes it all up. That way you don't get a yukky gunky mouthful at the end.
Each 330ml bottle has 149 calories and 0.3g of fat. This does count towards your 5 a day, so perhaps have this instead of a bag of Crisps and although the Calories are much the same, it is still healthier.
I would say you could taste the Orange more than the Mango. I would have liked a slightly more Mango taste as it was a bit subtle, but all in all it was lovely, tropical, fruity and quenched my thirst.
You can buy this in larger bottles which would work out cheaper, and I would imagine this would taste lovely first thing in the morning when it is chilled from the fridge. A premium Juice, but at a premium price.
I like to have a glass of juice every day as one of my five a day, but I'm a bit picky about which juices I drink. I usually drink either orange juice or some variation of cranberry juice, but this is now one of my favourites choices.
It won't come as much of a shock to know that this particular juice is very orange in colour. It looks exactly like orange juice, although it has a slightly different taste but to look at a glass of this juice, you could be forgiven by assuming that it was a glass of orange juice. Tropicana state that 100% of their fruit juices are made from actual fruit, which is very refreshing given that many fruit juices are more sugar and water than fruit juice.
The overriding taste for me is like a sweet orange juice. Presumably it's the addition of the mango juice that gives it this added sweetness. Unlike some other brands of fruit juice, they don't add sugar to the juice so the sweetness isn't the result of artificial sweeteners.
I get my carton from Sainsburys, where it costs around £2.78 for a 1.75 litre carton. According to the packaging, it is made from freshly squeezed oranges and mangos, hence the more expensive price tag.
Tropicana is the world's leading producer of orange juice and is owned by the US drinks company PepsiCo. Tropicana produce a range of different fruit juices and have recently started to sell fruit juice smoothies.
I have been drinking Tropicana juice for a number of years and like most consumers I simply enjoy drinking a healthy glass of fruit juice for breakfast everyday. I am accustomed to drinking the orange juice with juicy bits but as I love the taste of mangos I often buy this for a change. This orange and mango drink is made from pure juice that has been slightly pasteurised in order to extend its shelf life. It therefore lacks the goodness of freshly squeezed fruit, but can still be considered as a healthy option.
This Tropicana juice has a smooth consistency. Because of the added mango puree the juice is slightly thicker than orange juice but not as thick as pure mango juice would be. The juice is not bitter and tangy nor is it too sweet. Although it can be drunk at any time of the day, I always enjoy a glass first thing in the morning. It really is a refreshing and invigorating way to start the day when served cold from the fridge.
According to the manufacturers Tropicana orange and mango juice is healthy and good for you and I would agree that it clearly has health benefits and will contribute to a healthy diet. One 150ml glass of Tropicana grapefruit juice is supposed to equal one of your 5 daily portions of fruit and vegetables - the currently fashionable description of what it means to eat healthily according to so-called 'health and medical experts'. A 250ml glass of juice contains a 75% of your daily vitamin C requirements. It contains no cholesterol, sodium or fat and is supposed to promote healthy blood pressure.
Although this juice is not made from concentrate it is made from a sort of concentrate in that it contains 18% mango puree. This is mixed with the 82% orange juice. Importantly though there is no added water or sugar. It does contain a lot of natural fruit sugar though and at 19g per 200ml serving you will be consuming a fifth of your daily maximum of sugar in one glass.
There are a number of other drawbacks to consider before you buy this juice. The cartons are not the easiest packaging to recycle and may councils do not have facilities for recycling Tropical juice cartons. It is also important to note that the juice is not organic and is probably imported from the USA. So it is not the most environmentally friendly juice you can buy.
Tropicana Orange & Mango must be kept chilled in the fridge. Give it a shake before you pour and enjoy within 5 days of opening. It is sold in most of the main supermarkets and is generally available for around £2 per one litre carton, although there are often multi-buy special offers with Tropicana fruit juice drinks.
I go through phases of wanting to drink fruit juices - normally I am happy to drink coffee all day, all year round.....or if I want a cold drink, I tend to drink fizzy water.
So, when I do decide to buy fruit juice, I like to buy something decent - it is almost a treat for me and I really need to fancy whatever I am pouring into my glass.
Tropicana have been reliably producing orange juice for many many years, and I have been a great fan of their products, especially the orange juice "with bits". However, pure orange juice can become a bit "samey" and so if you are looking for something just a little bit different, you could do worse than trying their Orange and Mango juice.
This drink is made from 82% orange juice and 18% Mango puree.......and that's it! No extra water, sugar, salt, chemically things, and what's more, the juice is NOT FROM CONCENTRATE!
So as you can see, it is about as simple as it gets!
And for something so so simple, it is soooo tasty, it is almost untrue! The taste of the mango is unmistakeable, very noticeable, but not overpowering. The wonderful sweetness of the mango complements the slight sharpness of the oranges beautifully.
The juice itself is quite thick and smooth - not quite as thick as a smoothie, but it is half way between a standard juice and a smoothie in my opinion.
The taste is very tropical, and certainly gives you a taste of summer (well, it might be the closest we get to summer this year!!).
The best way to serve this, as a straight drink, is chilled from the fridge, with a couple of ice cubes if you have them. Drink it for breakfast with your cereal for a fruity start to the day, at lunchtime for a zesty pick you up, or indeed, at any point in the day if you want a bit of zing!
If you want to add an extra bit of "kick" then having this juice with vodka makes a nice change to the usual "vodka and orange".
One idea that works really well if you have got some of those "make it yourself lollipop" sets from tupperware or lakeland, is to pour some of this juice straight into the lolly mould and put it in the freezer - it makes a very very refreshing treat on a summer's day.
Nutritionwise, it is not bad at all - if you drink it in moderation......a 330ml glass (a good size glass) gives you 149 calories and 0g saturated fat. A glass of that size gives you one of your five portions of fruit and veg a day - easy peasy, orange squeezy.
So there you have it, a simple, tropical, taste sensation. Perfect for those summer days (even if it is raining!).
I first tried Tropicana's orange and mango juice as it was on special (75% extra free!) at my local supermarket and I was looking for something different to try to the usual orange juice. I have to say, I have never looked back, it is delicious.
My family are big juice drinkers and I used to buy the supermarket own brands of juice, which would usually be made from concentrate. I used to wonder just how different juices made from concentrate could taste, surely they could not be that different - I was so wrong!
Tropicana's orange and mango is made of pure fruit juice and is a tasty blend of 82% orange and 18% mango. It is SO smooth and deliciously thick, it is boarder line smoothie if you ask me. It tastes so different from those juices made from concentrate, it sounds silly, but you can really taste the delicate flavours of the fruits.
The blend of orange and mango it spot on, neither overpower the other and at around £2.00 per litre it won't break the bank for a nice little 'pick me up'.
Grey, grey, grey is the weather, and thats just when you need a little lift, a little bit of sunshine to brighten up your day. And what can be more shouting sunshine than a glass full of Tropicana orange and mango juice.
This is orange juice with a twist, blended with juicy mango to give a delicious way to have one of your 5 daily portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
The juice comes in a 1L container, and is decorated with the familiar green Tropicana logo, and pictures of juicy oranges and mango's. It retails at around £1.84 for 1L.
What I like about this juice, compared to many other brands, is that it is 100% pure juice, and not from concentrate. It has no added sugar or salt, and is fat free. It is high in Vitamin C, so not only does it taste good, it is also good for you.
I suggest you give the carton a shake before drinking, as the thicker bits tend to sink to the bottom. It shoudl be refrigerated after opening, and finished in 5 days (but I doubt it will last that long once you've tasted it!).
The taste is really quite delicious, and although it does taste of orange foremost, there is the wonderful rich flavour of mango coming through, but not too overwhelmingly. It is also not too sweet, as it is natural.
It is probably a bit more expensive than most other brands, but it is worth spoiling yourself now and then, as this juice does taste a lot nicer than any of the other brands made from concentrate.