“ 1 litre bottle. Robinsons Summer Fruits No Added Sugar Drink concentrate. Dilute with water. „
I really enjoy drinking (not in that way!) and in my house I like to have about 4/5 drinks, ususlly a bottle of Ribena to be diluted, a bottle of fizzy and then an option of a ready made fruit juice carton like apple juice/ecituv juive/ mango juice etc. As Ribena has far too much sugar for my 3 year old, the other diluted juice drink we have around the house is this Robinson's No Added Sugar, Summer fruits drink.
To be more cost efficient we bought this in a 1.75litre bottle for around 2 quid for an amazing 70+ servings. However, as my daughter is only 3 she drinks out of much smaller cups so this bottle can make way in excess of 70 of servings and so lasts us up to 3 months at the best of times. With the large bottle the packaging is really practical as it has a dent in the rear where my hand fits easily making it for easy pouring and carrying the bottle. It has a blue screw top lid, which I have never had any problem un screwing and closes back with ease, leaving the drink secure and uncontaminated.
The description on the bottle is Summer Fruits which is a bit vague I must say, so it is hard to pinpoint a specific taste to the drink, but for me it tastes mostly of apples and raspberries, but has a small after taste like cranberry juice just nowhere near as sharp! Personally I am not a fan of robinson's anymore as it is not powerful enough for my sweet tooth (I presume because of the no added sugar and why I prefer Ribena!) but I also find it can have a bit of a tangy aftertaste. However this could be just a personal thing as my daughter loves it and whenever my brother comes round he always asks for some of her juice!
The juice is red/pink-ish in colour and is extreeemely sweet so lasts ages which is great! The ingredients on the label say fruit juices from concentrate (20%) are Apple, Strawberry, Raspberry and Cherry which are generally listed in order of quantity, so I would definitely say no cherry can be tasted, but the apple and raspberry flavours to me seem to come out the strongest.
Overall this is a nice drink from Robinsons that can be bought cheap and is really long lasting. It's not my personal favourite drink ever but I'd definitely recommend it.
I have lots of grandchildren that come to visit quite a lot. Most days I have one or 2 come to visit us and so having a nice drink stocked is always handy so that they can drink a favourite drink or one that they haven't tasted before. This one is a drink I buy regular.
It is housed in a clear plastic bottle with the name clearly on the front. It is a deep red colour and once the top is removed it smells really fruity. Only a small amount is needed in a glass or plastic cup to give a really good flavour. The taste is really fruity and not a bland taste. It is quite a strong taste and not at all weak as I have found some other brands tend to be, not this one, it just has a really nice fruity taste. It isn't too sweet a taste, just a pleasant taste and not bitter at all.
It is a low calorie drink with no added sugar but has added sweeteners. It contains no added flavours or artificial colours. It is a concentrated drink for all the family to enjoy. My grandchildren and I love this drink, it is refreshing and I like to add ice cubes sometimes on a very warm day. It is so refreshing on a hot sunny day and quenches my thirst really well indeed.
Because it is a very well known brand, it is extremely good quality and very good value for money. I paid only a £1 for a 1 litre bottle. I think this is a good price for this drink. Since only a little is needed to make up a drink, the bottle does last for a longer time.
I like to sometimes make up a large amount in a jug and keep it in the fridge so that I have a drink already for when I am thirsty. Straight from the fridge this drink does taste really refreshing.
It tells me on the label that 100ml of concentrated drink contains only 9 calories. A good amount if you are trying to lose a little weight. It means anyone on a diet can drink it without having to use many calories from their daily allowance and still enjoy a nice drink.
The drink is a mixture of raspberries, apple, strawberries and cherries. Quite a mixture of fruits to give a nice taste to this drink. I can taste all of these fruits but particularly the strawberries.
I think this is a very healthy drink and since it doesn't contain any nasty added flavours it is good for children to drink to stay healthy. My grandchildren do drink fizzy drinks as a treat when they visit but more often than not, I always try to give them a much healthier option. This one is certainly a good option for my grandchildren and nice to drink all year round.
For a £1, I think it is a cheap price, it doesn't break the bank and worth every penny.
I rate it 5 stars.
I regularly buy different cordial and squash brands, but I usually tend to go with a product on offer as I like to try new things. That was the case with Robinsons Summer Fruits a few weeks ago when I happened to pick it up. I'm very glad I did!
** The Brand **
I think the large majority of us will be aware of Robinsons as they have been around for a long time, since 1823 according to the bottle of juice! They have a wide range of drinks, in all different kinds of flavours. Others amongst the range with summer fruits are orange, apple and blackcurrant, orange and pineapple, lemon and finally orange and mango. They also do a range called Double Concentrate which come in 1.25 or 1.75 litre bottles, but I have never tried those. Similarly, the range extends to Barley, Fruit and Barley and Select. Apparently Select has a refined taste, so I might try that next! Also, if you have children, you may recognise Robinsons from Fruit Shoots (I loved those when I was little!).
** The Product **
So as we can see, Summer Fruits in one of numerous other products. It has quite a simple design, made largely from plastic. It is quite long and slim, with a narrower top which goes up to a blue lid which can screw on and off. The bottom of the bottle also goes slightly narrower but then back out in line with the shape of the rest of the bottle. So from that we can see it is a very simple, yet practical design that is pleasant enough and won't look out of place in the kitchen. The bottle has 2 labels attached to it. The first, which is on the front, has 'Robinsons' displayed in a half circle design in white with a purple background. Behind it, you can see there is a blue sky with a small amount of cloud and to the right is some grass. It has been finished with some fruits, namely an apple, a cherry and some strawberries. At the bottom of the label is the product name again in white but this time with a deep red background. The label also contains the statement 'no artificial colours or flavours' and 'Wimbledon Edition'. According to their website, Wimbledon is where Robinsons began, creating hydrating drinks for players. Finally, at the bottom of the label it says 'transform your patch'. It says that every purchase helps transform outdoor spaces. This is elaborated on further on the second label on the back and it seems to be aimed at families and transforming playgrounds.
** Inside the Product **
I had at first imagined this would be quite an unhealthy drink until I saw the 'no added sugar' statement. On the side of the bottle is the important bit! Each 250ml serving contains 5 calories, 0.6g sugar, trace fat, 0g saturated fat and 0g salt. Correct me if I am wrong, but that sounds pretty good. Certainly better than drinking continuous amounts of Coca Cola that's for sure!
** Pricing and Availability **
You will find Robinsons drinks in most shops although the flavours may vary depending on where you go. Even my local village shop has them and it is a really small store! Prices seem to change from store to store, a 1 litre bottle (20 servings) will cost you around £1.35 which is more expensive than other products on the shelf, but they are a well known brand. However luckily for me my local discount store, Home Bargains, are selling the same 1 litre bottle for only 69p! I have to admit I was quite excited about it and purchased 3 bottles in own go!
** The Taste **
So, most importantly, does in live up to it's name? In a nut shell, yes. I drink it in small amounts, with about one quarter at the bottom of a glass, and three quarters with war, as advised by Robinsons. The taste is very light and fresh, but more importantly it is actually thirst quenching. It is very sweet without being overpowering or too intense and can be made as you like depending on how much cordial you use. You can certainly taste the fruity element of it which is reflected in the sweetness but it is very easy to drink and if I have a glass on the table, I find myself drinking it but not really feeling that thirsty. It is quite refreshing to drink, especially if it's a hot summers day and you put some ice in with it, them it becomes ideal as it is really cooling. I imagine it is used by most people primary for the above purpose, although once I was making a cocktail and mixed it with vodka and ice as an experiment. It was gorgeous!
** Summary **
All in all, Summer Fruits has become my favourite drink and I have at any point throughout the day. It is so light and the flavour is refreshing, so it is much better than non branded products or even some other Robinsons products I have bought in the past. I would say on average, I use a bottle every one and a half weeks or so which I dont think is too bad especially considering I have it with breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything else in-between. I will be very keen to keep buying it even when the offer at my local store has finished as I can't remember another product before this tasting so nice! Even if you cant find it on offer, I would definitely recommend you try it out anyway. I am sure you wont be disappointed whether it's for yourself, your children or other family members, it's suitable for everyone. For more information, check out http://www.robinsonsdrinks.com/default.aspx. 5 Dooyoo stars from me!
n our house juice (which is what most people call squash) is a favourite. In the weekly shopping we always get two bottles of juice, typically orange/apple and blackcurrant and summer fruits flavour always. Our brand of choice is Robinsons because the quality exceeds some other brands, and I find some own brand squashes are a little weak compared with their pricier counterparts.
A 1 litre bottle of Robinsons Summer Fruits squash tends to cost about £1.20 and if there's a deal on at that time, you can often pick up two bottles of any flavour for £2. This is a bargain in my eyes as its such a popular drink and never goes to waste.
Per 100ml (concentrate) there is 9kCal which isn't too bad and is a great alternative to drinking water all the time as sometimes it can get a little monotonous. The variety I buy also claims to have no added sugar, because I think the squash is much more refreshing without, but in reality it has 0.5g per serving. Robinsons Summer Fruits also contains no artificial flavours or colours and is made using real fruit juices
Water, Fruit Juices from Concentrate (12%) (Apple, Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherry), Citric Acid, Colour (Anthocyanins), Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Saccharin), Flavouring, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite), Vitamins (Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B6, B12).
Contains a Source of Phenylalanine.
Before use I always give it a shake and it is important to add extra water if given to toddlers as sometimes its a little too strong if you're overzealous with your pouring and obviously then dilute with water.
The flavours are a mix of apple, strawberry, raspberry and cherry. I can always tell the raspberry flavour especially which I'm glad about as it tastes delicious and is one of my favourite fruits. This drink is an excellent way to quench your thirst.
One problem I regularly face is getting dehydrated, and although I try to drink as much as I can, I am not a huge fan of juice drinks or drinking straight water, therefore I pretty much get through the day on squash and cordials. I usually always opt for blackcurrant or orange squash, but something made me pick up this Robinsons summer fruits one when carrying out my shop earlier this month. I do love summer fruits drinks, but I never think to pick them up, therefore I thought I'd treat myself.
Although I am a student, I have discovered that sticking to a budget is hard, and after compromising Robinsons squash for some supermarket own branded in the past, I have realised that it is probably worth paying that little extra for quality. Robinsons are a great brand which create lovely drinks, and I have been using their cordials for years and years. Since I love their apple and blackcurrant flavour, I was hoping that the same high quality would be delivered in this summer fruits flavour too.
The bottle looks slightly different to that in the image, and this is because it has been modernised a little over the years, but all in all it is still easy to spot on the shelf. The bottle I purchased contains one litre of squash, and this is the only size I saw, however this could well be available in bigger sizes. One litre is perfect for me as I live alone, however it does only serve twenty glasses full, therefore it would go pretty quickly in a household of perhaps three or more. As this is not a double strength squash, it does mean that the bottle empties up pretty quickly which is unfortunate.
Previous to this, I had been purchasing own brand squash, however I didn't realise that Robinsons was so fairly priced in comparison. This bottle only set me back around £1.35 or so in Asda, and I often see the brand on offer. This isn't a great deal more to what I was paying before, so as far as price goes, I think this is great!
The most important element when purchasing squash has to be the taste overall. I am pretty sure that 'summer fruits' can vary depending on which brand of squash you purchase, however on the front of the bottle there is an image of an apple, strawberry, raspberry and cherry, therefore I assume these are the combined flavours to generate the summer fruits squash. Although it seems quite sweet and sickly, it is actually a lovely, fruity and refreshing drink and I love it. As far as taste goes, I really could not fault this at all. I love to drink it both weak and strong and the flavour is really tasty. It is perfect for hot days, and will be great for the upcoming summer. It is a flavour that is suitable for both adults and children so is perfect for the family. No faults at all here.
This squash contains no added sugar which is excellent and something I will always hunt for when buying drinks. There is next to nothing calories in each serving therefore you can trust that this is a much better option that fizzy drinks that are filled with calories and sugar, and I have actually started drinking this instead of Coke, meaning that my teeth are in a much better condition. Nutritional content of this is brilliant and I would recommend you try this as an alternative to sugary drinks.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with this squash, and this is because it is of such a high quality in comparison to many other brands which I have purchased previous to this. The taste is fantastic and so are the nutritional values, meaning that it's a definite must. The only negative I have to say about this is that it does only contain twenty servings, and this obviously depends on the strength you make your squash. I find personally that I run out of this quite quickly, so have to keep buying it. Other than that, a yummy squash which I will continue to buy. Thanks for reading.
When it comes to drinks I tend to stick to water or pure fruit juice. However there are times when I feel like water with a little twist and for times like this I tend to keep a bottle of squash handy. I find they are also useful to keep to handy when younger guests visit who are not so keen on water, juice or tea.
Over the years I have tried many of the squashes on the market and some of my favourites are in the Robinsons range who do some quite nice, flavoursome fruity combinations. Wary of the effect such drinks can have on my teeth I always opt for the 'no added sugar' variety. On a recent shopping trip I picked up a bottle of Robinsons Summer fruits and barley flavoured squash. This comes in a clear plastic bottle through which the pleasant pale pink coloured liquid can be seen.
The front label is eye-catching with a picture of a young child in the arms of her mother reaching for some fruit on a tree. Alongside this are pictures of some of the fruits that this squash contains (apple, raspberry, cherry and strawberry) along with sheaths of barley. Overall the packaging is well designed and gives the impression of a traditional and family friendly product. As further reassurance this product contains no artificial colours or flavours and no added sugar, although it does contain artificial sweeteners. I was also pleased to note that the squash is made with real juice that has been made from concentrate.
Each one litre bottle of this product is single strength concentrate and contains 20 servings. Some other flavours in the Robinson's range are double strength, which means that half the amount of squash to get the same flavour is needed, but I do not believe this flavour comes in double strength. The one litre bottle costs around £1.25 which I believe is very good value for money.
To use I pour a small amount of squash into a glass and top it up with water until the glass is full. It is recommended that one part squash and four parts water is used. For younger children and toddlers the amount of water should be increased so that the squash is more dilute. I tend to use slightly less squash than recommended as it is less sweet which is just the way I like it.
Once the water is added it turns into a very pale pink coloured liquid and which has a delicious scent of berries to it. Taking a sip the first thing that hits you is the tartness and tanginess of the berries, which is then cut through by the sweetness of the apple. I am not overly keen on very sweet drinks so for me this is a perfect combination that tastes altogether delicious. The drink is very smooth, refreshing and quenches my thirst satisfactorily. Despite it's quite tart flavour it is still sweet enough to have proved popular with some of my friends' children who have come to visit. Each glass contains just 13 calories so should be ok to drink in moderation if you are watching the calories.
Overall I have really enjoyed this squash and it will continue to be a regular on my shopping list. Recommended!
When it comes to choosing a fruit squash, I usually go for the basic flavours - orange, lemon and maybe an apple and blackcurrant. This is because I find these most refreshing and, well, I'm not that adventurous really. I have in recent years, however, branched out into supermarket own brands and tried some of their different flavours and enjoyed these. Therefore when I saw an offer on Robinson's squashes in my local supermarket, I thought I'd give the summer fruits variety a try.
I usually only but branded squashes when they are available on offer as I find the supermarkets own versions cheaper and just as palatable, so it saves me a few pennies to buy these. For example, I bought a 3 litre bottle of this on offer at £2, which I thought was a good deal - it is usually priced at £3.09. The squash is also available in a smaller bottle size of 1 litre.
The squash comes in a simple plastic bottle with the Robinson's label on it's front and a screw cap - pretty standard packaging for squashes! It is a clear deep red-purple colour. The flavours in this particular squash are apple, cherry, strawberry and raspberry - very much fruits of the summer, hence the name! As implied in the name, there are no added sugars but it is also free from artificial colours and flavours and made using real fruit juices. You simply pour the desired amount into your glass and dilute with water.
Now, I find this squash quite strong and sweet and like to make it up quite weak so use only a little of the concentrate to quite a bit of water. This is not generally how I like my squash, but I find this one so strong that it's the best way for me. I don't mind as this means that a bottle lasts me even longer than usual! I make mine up so that the water just has a very slight pink tint, but others I know like it much stronger so it almost looks like a glass of apple and blackcurrant squash. As I mention, I find this quite sweet and would say that it would not be to everyone's tastes. I cannot really taste the apple, it tastes much more of the strawberries and cherries. These are fruits that I like but am unsure how they translate into a squash in this instance. I certainly don't find the drink particularly refreshing and it is not a choice I would make to quench my thirst. It is pleasant to drink now and then but a little too sweet for regular consumption.
While shopping in Home Bargains lastweek and noticed that Robinsons Summer Fruits 1L was on offer at a bargain price of 59p thought id get a bottle for the kids to try as i normally buy the sainsburys own brand so i was saving money as it was half the price of Salisburys and money is tight at the moment.
The juice is in a plastic bottle with a dark blue lid,its clearly labelled Robinsons summer fruit and in bold white writing NO ADDED SUGAR with a picture of a lady and child picking apples from a tree.
Typical values per 100ml of concentrate,
*Energy: 39kJ / 9kcal * Fat: Trace
* Of which saturates: Nil
* Fibre: Nil
*Of which sugars: 1.1g * Sodium: 0.1g
Adults Guidance Daily Amount Based On a Diet of 2000 kcal:
*Calories: 5 1% of gda *Fat: Trace 1% of gda
*Sugar: 0.6g 1% of gda *Saturates: 0g 0% of gda*Salts 0g 0%
*Salts: 0g 0% of gda
Water,Fruit Juices from Concentrate 10%(Apple,Strawberry, Raspberry,Cherry),Citric Acid,Natural Colour (Anthocyanins),Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate),Sweeteners (
Aspartame,Saccharin),Natural Flavouring,Preservatives (potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite.
The children prefer it chilled out of the fridge .It says on label that it serves 20 glasses but because its so fruity I found that I didn't have to put as much juice in glass as other fruit juices so it lasted twice as long as my normal juice I buy.
I like the fact that its got all these added benefits below that most other bands haven't got.
* No added colours
* No added flavours
* No added sugars
* Juice from concentrates
* Artificial sweeteners
* Suitable for vegetarians
The labels got many various different information on it like a Consumer Helpline,email and a address if you need to contact someone about the product.There's also directions of how much water to dilute the juice and extra advice if given to toddlers.Its clearly labelled that container the product is in is fully recyclable.Its got the stamp to say its by appointment to the H M Queen Elizabeth II manufactures of fruit squashes and barley waters.
My opinion of the product:
My overall opinion of the product is its great value for money even buying it at the full price at the local Supermarkets at £1.09p.The reason I like the product is because the drink it self is very refreshing and bursting with fruit tastes while some other fruit drinks leave a very bitter taste in my mouth after drinking it this didn't do.
I have been searching round for a Summer Fruits drink that as good enough as Asdas, and i think I have found it! This refreshing, sweet drink accompanies a wide variety of food, and really helps to fulfill that thirstyness!
The product --> The drink is a light red colour, and comes in a concentrate of 1l. It is in a durable, quite strong and well made plastic bottle (ideal for putting more drinks in and using as a bottle) and has a green plastic screw top. It is clear, with a robinsons label and in blue 'no added sugar' underneath - which seems to be the faze at the minute.
Nutritional Value --> I find this a very healthy drink, it doesn't contain a high amount a sugar at all - and sometimes that hinders the taste - in this I find it is still easy to drink and very good quality. In a 200ml serving it contains
Sugar - 2g
Fat, Sats & Protein - 0g
As you can see, it is much better than carbonated drinks to be refreshing and especially for children it is healthy. It is quite concentrated so it does need to be tried and tested to get is the right concentrate for you.
When I have a curry I find that this drink accompanies this best (Chicken tikka masala) and I always always have this with it. I think it goes best with heavy food because it is so light, and sweet - but fizzy drinks often add to feeling bloated and uncomfortable.
Cost --> I often buy this in Asda and it retails for about £1 however, I would expect it costs more than this in other supermarkets. Because you don't need much to add to water, it does last a long time and so works out as a much healthier, cheaper alternative to most other drinks out there.
Robinsons have a good name for themselves, and its easy to see why, they offer quality in so many of their drinks. If this flavour isn't for you then there are so many more, from orange, fruit and barely, apple and pear, apple and blackcurrent, peach and orange and passionfruit.
Very refreshing, nice and sweet (without piles of sugar included) and lasts well, a fabulous drink!
We were in a hotel in London away for a few days and decided that we needed drinks and crisps for the room at the night time before we went to sleep and so went to the Tesco across the road. I wasn't really in the mood for fizzy drinks and there wasn't a fridge in the hotel for Tropicana or anything like that, so decided to go for a squash.
The bottle isn't really much out of the ordinary. Its just a sturdy plastic bottle with indents in for holding it, so that it is easier to grip when you're pouring it. As it was a Tesco Express they only had the 1 litre bottle and this is perfectly adequate for many servings of the drink - I think I dilute it apart one part squash to four parts water, although I know some people like it a lot stronger and some people like it a lot weaker. How you make it depends on the colour - it is a pale to mid pink colour.
This pink juice has a summer fruits flavour, which includes apples, cherries and strawberries, its a very fruity drink and has a lot of flavour unlike some squashes particularly orange ones. It has a very nice fruity, summer feel to it as it seems like the sort of thing that you might drink out in the garden on a hot summers day, not that we get many of them! Because of the flavours, it is fairly sweet but not too much and has the perfect balance of flavours and it is a very refreshing drink, particularly when served cold. Its a nice alternative to water, particularly as this is sugar free so therefore has very few calories. I picked this up for about £1, which I think is good value for how much you can get out of the bottle.
I have tried various squashes and I always end up going back to Robinsons no added sugar variety, as they are always really tasty and reliable.
This is one of my favourite flavours, and I think it's a really refreshing summer squash. I get this one or the fruit and barley variety of it.
The packaging is actually slightly different than the picture above, but it's mainly the same, and Robinsons is a well known brand so it's easy to spot in the supermarkets. A 1litre bottle usually costs £1.09 from sainsburys but they are very often on offer and currently are on offer at 2 bottles for £1.50 so I tend to stock up and really take advantage of this as it's a great saving.
It says on the bottle that 1 litre will make 20 servings, but I tend to have my squash really weak, so it lasts a lot longer, and I think 20 servings is very underestimated.
The taste of this particular flavour is extremely fruity, the main flavour I get from this is raspberries and strawberries and it's really refreshing and actually quite sweet considering it says no added sugar. I find it makes a lovely change from just plain old orange squash.
I know that obviously water on it's own is healthier than squash, but as I drink it so weak, I don't really worry about that, and I haven't ever tried the varieties that don't say no added sugar, so I wonder how sweet they actually are as I find this quite sweet. I would definitely recommend this flavour as an alternative to orange. It's very fruity and really refreshing especially if you add ice cold water.
Robinsons Summer Fruits squash - what a tasty drink!
I only tend to buy the sugar free variety of all Robinsons cordial drinks these days, after discovering that the taste is no different, and that the sugar free drink only contains 5 calories per 250ml serving, so if you down a pint of this tasty refreshing stuff, its still less than 12 calories, which is fantastic in my book!! 8-)
** Taste **
From the name 'Summer Fruits', it is assumed that this drink will taste quite fruity, and it certainly does.
This drink contains 10% fruit juices from concentrate (Apple, Strawberry, Raspberry, and Cherry).
Of the four fruits, it is the apple and the strawberry that come accross strongest in my opinion.
Summer Fruits basically tastes exactly how it should - summery, and fruity, and is delicious, especially when served ice cold on a summers day.
** servings, cost etc. **
The regular 1 litre bottles are stated as having 20 servings per bottle, this is once it has been mixed on a 1 part concentrate : 4 parts water ratio. Having read this statistic Im fairley sure that I get a lot more than 20 servings out of a 1 litre bottle, so maybe I tend to do it on 1:6 ratio, but will have to count the servings some time.
A 1 litre bottle currently costs around £1:10 at most shops, and these are very often on offer as a multibuy for 2 bottles for £1:50, giving you 40 drinks for £1:50, thats very good value if you ask me!
Robinsons also comes in 2 litre bottles, which is even better value, but quite heavy to carry around the shop, and difficult to pour into a glass, due to the weight of the bottle.
Other flavours include orange, lemon and lime, orange and pineapple, blackcurrent, and apple and blackcurrent, all of which are very refreshing, and fruity tasting.
When thinking about the Robinsons brand, it always reminds me of the tennis from the adverts some years ago. It is a very reputable, 'British' brand, which oozes grate taste and quality.
Established in 1823 and 'by appointment to H M Queen Elizabeth II', it is a brand that can be trusted to give good quality refreshment to adults, and children, and at the same time the sugar free variety adds to a healthy diet. As you would expect this drink contains no artificial colours or flavourings.
** Overall Opinion **
It is a great refreshing drink to be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet, during any time of the day, and thoughout any season, although is especially nice on a hot summers day (what are they??). Producing 20 servings for about 1 pound, this is an extremely good value drink to keep in the cupboards.
Thanks for reading.
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Always reminds me of summer and tennis, whenever I see these Robinsons drinks. I am not a massive fan of the orange one, but I do occasionally buy the Summer Fruits version, which has a more full bodied taste.
So what exactly is Summer Fruits? The name is a little ambiguous. Summer Fruits implies berries, red fruits, so the drink has a strong considered taste of strawberries and raspberries. It is best served diluted with water, though I guess you could mix in other liquids if you wanted to be adventurous, like vodka or lemonade. I usually mix in about an inch of the stuff to a pint of water and that provides a strong enough drink.
If you only add half an inch the drink is in danger of tasting and resembling dentist's mouthwash. Here it has a weak nothing sort of taste and is quite unsatisfying. I reckon you need to add more of this stuff than you would do with an orange cordial, purely because the taste is weaker. The taste that you do get is pretty enchanting though. There is a definite waft of strawberries lingering in there and I think a subtle apple taste further down in the mix. Pinpointing any one flavour is difficult, as the blend is just textured and complex.
The drink is a thirst quencher though and is particularly good for when you have just come in from a run and need a quick fruity energy burst. A bottle retails at about £1.00 and you can buy it by the litre. It is dearer than the Tesco own version by a few pence and to be honest there is not much difference in taste. Here you are paying for the brand name. Good for summer though, doesn't make teeth go all sticky and easy on the stomach too.
After moving to Uni I decided to cut back on the fizzy drinks as they were too expensive. Instead i started buying Robinsons Squash. After trying many of the flavors from the companies rather large catalogue, I have come to love the Summer Fruits squash the most.
The flavor of this particular drink is just right for me, it's not too strong or week and is still very fruity. A taste that can satisfy any body, both adults and children. Also the fact that there is no added sugar means that this squash is better for you and your teeth.
I bought the 3 litre bottle of this squash, and it has lasted me absolutely ages! At least a month, and I have still got about a quarter of the bottle left, and thats with having 3 or 4 glasses a day! So every penny spent on this product will go a very long way!
This juice also has:
No artificial colors
No artificial flavors
No added sugar
Juice from concentrate
Suitable for vegetarians
(taken from the back of the bottle)
Per every 100ml of this drink contains only 9 calories, which is very good when compared to some other drinks, especially fizzy drinks.
I'm a great fan of Robinson's - especially the "No Added Sugar Range". The Summer Fruits cordial contains 5 calories per 250ml serving (diluted with water) and only a trace of fat per 250ml serving (less than 1% of the daily allowance!) Therefore, this product is evidently going to be tempting for those wishing to watch their diet without sticking to only water!
It is advised to mix 4 parts water with 1 part cordial (more water for toddlers!) and hence in total claims to provide 20 servings. However, I find that it is necessary to mix a lot more cordial with water with the Summer Fruits drink. With other types of Robinson's cordial, I have not found this to be a problem however I find this cordial to be particularly weak - therefore, I need to mix more cordial with water, and get far fewer servings per bottle (hence less value for money!)
The cordial is however very tasty and refreshing. If mixed with a few ice cubes, this cordial makes the perfect soft drink for summer. It genuinely is possible to taste the ingredients (apple, strawberry, raspberry and cherry) but again, only if enough cordial is mixed!
I would recommend this product if you don't have a terribly good taste for sweetness and flavour, and if you prefer the softer tasting drink. However, if you do like a stronger tasting drink, avoid unless you want to pay for a bottle of cordial that gives half the servings of an average bottle!