“ Asda / Asda Smart Price Cranberry Juice. „
I am a bit of an addict where cranberry juice is concerned! I try to drink at least one glass per day...usually more....as it helps keep cystitis at bay and is full of vitamin C. I don't usually buy Asda's own brand juices, but I ran out of the stuff and couldn't get to my usual supermarket that day, so I decided to see whether this was any good. I really wish I hadn't bothered! The cranberry juice (and I use the word 'cranberry' in it's loosest tense!) is part of the Smart Price Range, meaning it's pretty cheap. I would love to be able to afford Ocean Spray juices, but my budget is tight these days, so have to make-do with cheaper versions for now. It cost me 66p for a 1litre carton. Since it is called 'cranberry' juice, one would presume it did actually taste of cranberry! You'd be wrong! When I poured this into the glass, instead of the usual lovely rich pink cranberry that I am accustomed to, I got a really insipid pale watery-like drink that had a hint of pink about it. I was a bit dubious by now, but took a sip....and almost spat it out. It tasted little of cranberry and more like sugar water! IT WAS VILE! When I looked at the cranberry content the ingredient list said that it had just 7% cranberry juice from concentrate. That is half of what Tesco's own brand cranberry juice has. To be honest, I'm surprised it had that amount, because you certainly cannot taste it! What really DID surprise me was that the labelling also clamed that it was 'Free From Artificial Colours. Free From Artificial Flavours.' So basically, all it is, is predominately water, a hint of cranberry concentrate and a LOT of sugar! I guess they had to add the cranberry in order to call it 'Cranberry Juice'! If you are like me, and love cranberry juice then PLEASE don't buy this! It is truly one of the most awful juices I have EVER had the misfortune to taste!