“ Manufacturer: Cherrygood / Type: Juice „
I was really disappointed to see that "Cherrygood" is made from concentrate, therefore not remotely as healthy and "good for you" as they try to make you believe. They're clearly trying to emulate Innocent with the packaging and friendly tone, but to be fair you might as well buy a Rubicon, you'll save money. Should have read the ingredients before buying it.
My friend who was staying with me due to my neighbour problems brought this for us to share last week. When I saw the packaging I thought it must be rather expensive however she informed me picked this up on offer in our local Tesco store for a mere pound though usually it costs more like £1.50 a carton in all good supermarkets and the likes.
The packgung of this is really rather classy and of good quality. Its a red cardboard, oblong carton with a twist on/off white cap to the top of it. On one side of it we are tol that it is Cherrygood 'Original Cherry' and that it is 'A very rich source of antioxidants for an active lifestyle' and that it is 'A refreshing Montmorency cherry juice drink' and a picture of cherries is shown. Other information listed on the carton includes being told a bit about the drink, the ingredients and nutritional information is listed and contact details for the manufacturer are given. As far as I am aware this is only available in the sized carton we had which is a 1L size and that is clearly told us on the packaging too.
The Drink Itself:
Well the juice is a red colour, transparent and not one bit thick, its like a diluted juice you do yourself with of course no fizz to it at all. On the carton we are told that this is best served chilled which is something I heartily agree with as I did, coming to the end of my carton leave it out and it wasn't so pleasant at room temperature!
This has a nice, natural and light taste of naturally sweet cherries to it. The flavour is distinctive of that and theres nothing fake about the flavour at all.
I found this to be thirst quenching and natural in flavour though very light in its taste, perfect for a summers day which we did have at the time mind you!
All in all as the packaging suggests this is a high quality product. Once opened this should stay fresh for about 4 days if kept in the fridge though as I say day 4 I left mine out on my worktop and the stuff did go off and made the cardboard carton it was in swell so I did end up losing a little of it.
Nutritional Information Per 250ml:
Energy: 113 Kcal
of which sugars: 25.5g
of which saturates: 0.2g
I read about this juice a couple of years back in a magazine and it was promoting the health benefits of drinking it. At first I assumed I would have to order it online as I thought it was quite a rare juice but in actual fact they sell it in most supermarkets, definitely Tescos, Waitrose and Sainsburys and I think they used to sell it in Asda but I'm not sure they do anymore. It costs £1.50 from Tescos so not too expensive.
It is a cherry flavoured juice and it tastes really nice. Very strong cherry flavour and sweet but the overall taste is not sickly at all. It's stored on the shelves in the supermarket, so it's long life but has to be put in the fridge once opened and consumed within 5 days. It comes in a regular carton and has an easy to open pourer on top. It also doesn't spill when you pour it which some juices do!
On the side of the carton it tells you the health benefits - the juice is jam packed full of disease fighting antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and it also helps to protect the heart. Apparently Montmorency cherries are very good for you and that is what this juice is made with. I drink it fairly often and always like to have a carton in the cupboard. A really nice drink!
Ok first off I am going to admit that whilst this is what you would expect to be a healthy juice for someone looking after there body I purchased it with the intention of using it in a rum punch. Naughty I know but the punch called for cherry juice and after admitting defeat after looking in about 5 supermarkets i FINALLY found this in Tesco, hidden away on the top shelf with all the other carton juices.
One of my favourite flavours is cherry, I am a sucker for spending ridiculous amounts of money on cocktails that claim to have that cherry taste (I apologise if the majority of my opinions regarding this product relate to how it tastes with alcohol but what can i say .... I'm a student hehe) so when I saw the recipe for a rum punch I thought this would satisfy my cravings.
As i have said finding this juice is quite difficult, but when you do it is well worth the hunt. It is priced just under £2 which i think is acceptable as a treat but wouldn't be a drink I have daily.
In the punch i combined white rum, spiced rum, cherry juice, cocktail cherries with their juice, orange juice and lemonade and it was DELICIOUS, I obviously tasted this on its own and too it was very tasty, quite sweet at first with a tart aftertaste. Definitely a good alternative to other juices such as orange, apple etc.
Now the main disadvantage i found to this product was the carton design, whilst it does the job it is too similar in shape and colour to the Tesco Own Skimmed Milk. So whilst it goes nicely with rum, it DOES NOT go well with coffee :-/ a mistake I only made the once.
Cherries are often reported as being full of antioxidants so if you are looking for drinks that are good for your body then this is the juice for you, clearly I pollute my body with way too much booze so maybe the cherries will counteract some of the damage (i know it won't but let me pretend)
Overall I definitely recommend this for anyone with a sweet tooth or who is looking for a refreshing summer drink.
On recommendation of a friend I tried Cherrygood. The packaging reads:
"A very rich source of antioxidants for an active lifestyle...the super cherry juice drink...a refreshing Montmorency cherry juice drink."
I was excited to try as the packaging and words on the carton drew me in and I could feel the antioxidants working already! The carton fits nicely into the door shelf of my fridge and is also recyclable which gets my vote. The carton opens via a screw cap on the top which, when you twist, creates a hole in the carton for the juice to be poured from. No mess and works really well.
Pouring a glass of this stuff makes me feel like a vampire in hiding, and I almost feel the urge to look over my shoulder just in-case anyone is watching me pour this blood-coloured liquid into a glass. Rather fun actually.
The taste really wakes you, more of a sour cherry than a sweet one but is really very nice. It wakes me up so much that I have switched from my usual Berocca to this as it gets me more alert quicker and is a lot less expensive.
1 litre of this product will set you back £1.50 from Sainsbury's which is the only place I've seen it for sale in. As this is the only fruit juice I drink I think it's well worth the money and in my opinion is good value.
I like to try different drinks and fruit drinks are my favourite at the minute. I like cherries and have always enjoyed the lovely sweet taste so I figured a I'd also like a cherry drink. What drew me to this drink in particular was that it was advertised as being 100% natural and also the fact that it claimed to contain no additives or artificial flavours and no added sugar.
The drink is housed in a bright red carton with a great looking picture of super ripe cherries on the front - very appetizing to look at. The lid on this carton is a twist off type, so no flaps or awkward cutting to have to undertake before you try this drink.
As soon as I opened this drink I was immediately met with a very strong smell of cherries. It kind of hit me in the face. I poured the drink out into a small sized glass and noticed it is a beautiful deep dark red colour, like rubies. As soon as I tasted this cherry juice I fell in love with it. It is a unique taste, very sweet, probably sweeter than I had anticipated but not too sickly sweet that it makes me gag. It is much better if it has been left in the fridge overnight and served very chilled or with ice. I like a glass of this on a morning with breakfast and I have to say it makes a very pleasant change to the usual orange juice I have been drinking. The little lad also loves it, as does my other half. My little lad has asked me if I can make cherry lollies for him with it so I am going to have a go and see how they turn out.
It's not too badly priced either, at only £1.99 for the carton.. One carton doesn't last very long in our house though as we all drink this juice regularly. However, I feel it is worth the money. I have also since read that cherries are meant to be an anti inflammatory and I think this is an excellent and delicious way of making sure we all get one of our five a day.
Overall I am very impressed with this drink and shall continue to keep buying it.
I first encountered this cherry juice after reading a Runner's World article extolling the virtues of its anti-inflammatory properties. As an erstwhile runner of distances up to the marathon I was growing frustrated with muscle soreness, particularly after long runs. Therefore I thought I would give it a shot.
Taste and appearance
The juice is a lovely deep red colour and tastes remarkably refreshing for something so good for you. Like most juice it is best served well chilled and is a real thirst-slaker. It has a slightly tart taste not too dissimilar to cranberry which may not be to absolutely everyone's taste. Nevertheless the product's website claims that it is the UK's fastest growing juice drink and, compared to first year sales, outdid Innocent smoothies, so it can't be that much of an acquired taste!
The juice is made from tart Montmorency cherries which are packed with 17 different antioxidants. The antioxidants specific to these cherries are called anthocyanins which gives the fruit its distinctive colour. Apparently these anthocyanins contain more antioxidants than any of the 150 flavonoids found in plants. Moreover the Montmorency cherry is richer in these than sweet cherries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. It is these that also reputedly relieve inflammation.
Antioxidants are measured in ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). To give you an idea of Cherrygood's quota a mere 350ml glass provides you with your required ORAC daily requirement.
Montmorency cherries also contain a good deal of beta carotene, essential for eyesight and healthy skin. As a comparison they contain 19 times as much beta carotene as blueberries and strawberries.
Water, Cherry Juice from concentrate 30% (Tart Cherry 25%, Montmorency Cherry (5%)), Concentrated Fruit Extract, Citric acid.
The manufacturers claim that the juice has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to ease muscle soreness after exercise. It is also claimed that it can aid restful sleep as it contains melatonin, responsible for controlling our circadian rhythms, or sleep patterns. The juice is also reputed to ease symptoms of gout and lower the blood's uric acid levels.
I can't speak for gout sufferers and I haven't tried the juice close enough to bed time to validate its sleep inducing properties. I can emphatically vouch for its anti-inflammatory properties however due to the miraculous effect it has on recuperating my aching limbs after running. I typically run anything between 60-80 miles per week so anything that can repair and renew me is extremely welcome. I previously experimented with other anti-inflammatories and muscle-friendly remedies such as ginger and glucosamine. These undoubtedly do have some benefit (particularly the latter for dodgy knees) but none have been nearly effective as this cherry juice. The truest test is after a long Sunday run of 15-20 miles, or a race. Prior to using this juice I was limping along like the Cuprinol man the following morning. This juice addressed this sorry state emphatically, in conjunction with my normal stretching routine 20-30 minutes after exercise. My muscles felt almost as good as new the following morning and the cherries emphatically accelerate recovery.
The juice is packaged in a cardboard carton with a handy screw-top plastic lid to maintain freshness. This also makes it far easier to dispense than the dreaded torn corners on many juice cartons.
If you are really not keen on cherries then you can dilute their taste by trying the Cherry and Berry option (this actually contains 10586 ORAC units per litre to the original's 9718). There is also a Cherrygood Light version with 60% less calories for the waist-watchers out there.
Cost and availability
I buy mine from Morrison's where it costs about £1.30, a little pricier than most juice but more than worth it for its health giving benefits in my opinion. It is supposedly available at all major supermarkets but I have never seen it at my local Asda, so a prior phone call or website check may be in order to save a wasted journey.
I saw this at Tesco once but didn't buy it but on second viewing I plucked up the courage to buy... I have never seen a cherry flavoured drink before... It's main selling point is that it has antioxidants (17 to be exact in cherries).
Claims to be 100% natural, no added sugar, no additives.
The carton is regular sized, but the printing on it is extremely attractive. It has a very appealing design, which the carton itself is cherry red in colour... and the photography is also very attractive.
The carton has a twisty lid, which is sealed, and you just need to break the seal to pour, nothing to pull or pierce!
~~~APPEARANCE AND TASTE~~~
The drink is a nice deep cherry red, and tastes cherrytastic! It tastes really genuine and sweet. It is perhaps a TAD sweet, but no need to dilute. However, there may be a slight after taste some people will not like.
I personally really like the taste, and it is a refreshing change from the apple and orange juices that dominate the market today. I will definitely buy this again and look out for the other flavour~ Cherrygood Cherry and Berry flavour.
I love drinking this chilled and is great for breakfast or to refresh yourself.
It cost just under £2, and can be found at most supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Morrisons etc.)
It is a really tasty and refreshing juice drink, and will be perfect for the summer. Not only does it taste great, it is extremely healthy as it contains antioxidants and will be a nice change from other regular juice drinks you see on the market!
I would highly recommend this drink to those who love juices, and it contributes to your 5 a day, so get something new and unique into your bodies!
For more information on the product, you can check out their website which has all the information regarding the drinks and offers some unique and cool ideas to how to drink it:
or feel free to message me regarding the product!
Made of Montmorency Cherries 5%, Tart Cherries 25%, Concentrated Juice extract 30%, Citric acid, Water.