“ 1 litre bottle. Robinsons Orange Fruit Drink concentrate. „
I always buy fruit squash whenever I go to the supermarket and the brand I usually go for is Robinsons. I am afraid to say though I can be tempted away by special offers or home brands from time to time. This 1 litre bottle of Robinsons orange squash cost me £1 from Tesco as they are selling it at this price at the moment. The concentrate is dark orange in colour and looks very thick which is to be expected as this is a concentrate that you dilute. The dark blue twist off cap can sometimes be a little stiff to open at first and I often have to ask my boyfriend to open new bottles for me. The label on the bottle states that the litre will make you up 20 glasses of squash, but as we drink it by the pint in our house, we only get 10 drinks. Although working out at 10p per drink I think that is fine by me. To make this squash up I pour just under an inch into a pint glass and then top it up with water from the tap. The squash smells lovely and orangey and also tastes very orangey too. This drink is quick and easy to make, it is very nice to the taste, not too sweet at all, and is very thirst quenching. A glass of this just sets you off for the day. When I have finished the squash concentrate I use the empty bottle to make up a whole litre of the stuff and keep it ready made up in the fridge so I can have an icy cold glass when I need it.
I usually drink alot of water but have to admit that from time to time I want something with flavour and in this weather I'm off fizzy drinks really as they tend to give me more of a thirst and fruit juices, well they can be high in sugar and again make you more thirsty than when you started supping! I have several bottles of squash that you dilute with water in my flat at the moment. Not only is warm/hot most days at the moment but both me and my Stepdad are renovating my bedroom and its thirsty work! I bought this Robinsons Orange Squash in my local Sainsburys store and it cost me a pound on offer which I thought was very reasonable indeed for such a decent brand! The Packaging: The squash comes in a see through ridged plastic bottle with a dark green screw on/off cap to the top of it then on the front label on the bottle we are told that it is Robinsons 'Est 1823' Orange Fruit Squash and that it contains no artificial colours or flavours and that it is a single concentrate and that my bottle gives 20 servings and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and a picture of a man giving a piggy back to a young boy and a picture of a couple of oranges then on the back label other information listed includes being told a little bit about the squash, the ingredients and a full nutritional chart are shown, we are told how to make the squash up, that the bottle in my case is 1L in its size and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. Nice enough packaging this is. The Squash: Through the bottle you can see the orange squash and yes its a nice orange colour. Open up the bottle and you get a distinct and natural aroma of oranges with a nice natural sweetness to them and all you have to do with this is add 1 part juice to 4 parts water, more water for toddlers and of course this is a rough guide as some of us like a weaker squash, some stronger. I simply pour a bit out into a glass without measuring it first and top it up with water and of course you can use hot or cold, I always make it up with cold though to be honest. It makes a still orange and transparent drink and again it smells lovely when made up. Taste wise this is orangy in flavour and that's it with no other hidden fruits hanging about or anything like that. I can't taste artificial sweeteners within it which I appreciate and it is a thirst quenching and satisfying drink I think and with only 23 calories for 250ml serving I enjoy it with ice and sometimes I even add a bit to lemonade and the likes. Its a nice, clean and crisp drink this which in my view makes a very pleasant change from plain water! Available in all good supermarkets etc at about £1.50-£2.00 a bottle though do check out in POund stores and the likes of course!
I have been drinking Robinsons Cordial for as long as I can remember and have tried every flavour they have, but I always return to the no added sugar Orange. It is widely available in most supermarkets and corner shops and the price varies depending upon where you buy it from. I recently picked up a 1.25l bottle in the £ shop. The no added sugar range comes in the following flavours; Orange, Apple &, Blackcurrant, Lemon, Orange & Mango, Orange & Pineapple, Summer Fruits. The ingredients for the Orange flavour are Water, Orange Fruit from Concentrate (10%), Sugar, Citric Acid, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Saccharin), Natural Flavouring, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Stabiliser (Cellulose Gum), Natural Colour (Carotenes). Contains a Source of Phenylalanine. The cordial comes in a clear plastic bottle with a paper label around the middle of the bottle, which sets out the type of cordial on the front and the nutritional information, the ingredients are listed on the back of the bottle and the cordial is dispensed from a twist off lid that is easy to use and does not leak. To make the orange all you have to do is add the required amount of cordial to a glass/beaker, it is recommend that you use 1 part cordial to 4 parts water, but I use less and it still tastes great, everyone will have their own way of making it. If you are giving the cordial to toddlers it is recommend that you make it weaker. Overall I find the taste to be very orangey, not overly sweet or bitter. It dilutes well and quenches your thirst; I also like to drink it hot in the winter as an alternative to tea or coffee to warm me up. Overall I would recommend this cordial to others as it tastes great does not contain any artificial colours or flavours, is easy to use, lasts a long time, is well priced and can be consumed by all members of the family, and the bottle can be recycled.
I don't tend to drink hot drinks and neither does anyone in my household so we tend to go through a lot of squash and soft drinks. One of my favourite brands since childhood is Robinson's and I remember many of its adverts and spin-off brands like Fruit Shoots which used to come as an option in lots of takeaways such as McDonald's kids meals. Robinson's is a long withstanding brand which always reminds me of tennis and summertime due to its links with the game and as the label on the bottle says it has existed since 1823. The bottle is see-through and when it has a blue cap this means it has no added sugar (although I'm unaware if they still offer the sugar variety as I have purchased the one without for so many years). This is purely because I don't like things too sweet as I'm aware the sugar replacements may not necessarily be better for me. The orange product is obviously orange flavour and as such comes in an orange colour. It tastes like very watered down orange juice, as pretty much all sqaushes do unless you use a lot of the squash which makes it far too sweet for me. The drink is very refreshing and goes down nicely as it is much thinner than its juice counterpart. A single bottle, of which I tend to buy double concentrate, lasts us well over a week in a household that sometimes holds 7 people (although that being said we do usually also buy a berry flavour also). However this is still a reasonably long lasting time especially as its a drink people are regularly drinking throughout the day. Overall I would definitely recommend this flavour although I'm not necessarily certain of a difference between this drink and other no-name brands of the same flavour. Sometimes I find they are a little weaker but not noticeably so and admittedly I only opt for this drink when its on offer or if I get a higher quantity for less compared to a no-name brand. It tastes great and is very refreshing.
We get through an absolute ton of squash in our house because we all drink it. I would never give my kids fizzy drinks at their age (1 and 3), and I like them to just have pure fruit orange juice in the mornings for breakfast as I think its too sugary for an all day drink but I do like to give them something so when my little girl asks for juicy I give her a very weak squash using Robinsons orange. Robinsons is described as a concentrated low calorie whole orange soft drink with sweeteners but everyone I know just calls it squash. Being made from concentrate means that you need to mix it with water in order to drink it otherwise it would be way too sickly sweet. You only need to add a few dashes to get quite a nice orangey taste. My husband and kids have it quite strong I really water it down and have mine quite weak as I like it to taste more like a flavoured water. It's nice that different people can have different drinks from one bottle of orange. It has a nice orange taste but is more of a cordial taste than a pure squeezed orange taste. On the bottle it says that you can get 20 servings per litre bottle but I would say we can probably get a few more out of it than that although a bottle really only lasts us about a week or less. Its quite a healthy drink as each 250ml serving has less than 4 calories. All in all a nice refreshing drink.
Robinson's is a brand that has been on the market for many years. I buy this brand quite a lot because I know that the drink is always going to taste nice. I have lots of grandchildren who always like to drink soft drinks and so I always make sure I have plenty of drinks stocked. The drink is housed in a clear plastic bottle. The drink is a nice orange colour, this one has a nice orange smell to it and quite strong once the top is taken off the bottle. It is a pleasant smell too. I always make sure I shake the bottle before using it. Only a little is needed for a good drink, it has a strong taste of oranges and has a very fruity taste. Not one that loses the taste while drinking it. I do like my juices to have quite a strong taste so I just add a little more if I find it is too weak a taste. More can be added to top up the drink if you find it isn't strong enough. But you get a great taste using less with this brand because it is of a good quality. So it just depends how strong you like your drink to taste to how much you add to the cold water. I often make up a large jug and leave it in the fridge ready for when I need a cold drink. It tastes delicious straight from the fridge and with ice cubes. It is a refreshing drink in the summer months and to drink in the garden on a hot summer's day. Per 100ml it contains 8 calories. Good amount I think if trying to lose some weight. It contains artificial sweeteners and I cannot honestly tell it has these sweeteners. It isn't too sweet a drink and just a nice taste. For a 1 litre bottle I paid just £1 some time ago when I saw it on offer, when not on offer it doesn't cost much more.I think for this price it is very good value for money. It is supposed to allow for 20 drinks but I haven't actually counted the amount it offers but I'd say it comes close or maybe more than this amount, like I said earlier, it depends how strong a taste you like. I cannot fault this drink, it is taste, refreshing and a good drink for all the family to enjoy, no waste too. My grandchildren love this brand and this orange drink. I will keep on buying it because I love it so much. Worth the price. I recommend it, I think it is a good cheap drink for all the family to enjoy. And great for parties or a nice drink after school for the children to enjoy. The bottle is also recyclable. I rate it 5 stars.
As neither myself or my husband drink hot drinks we get through quite a lot of soft drinks but I tend to purchase more cordials rather than fizzy pops. One brand of fruit cordials that is very well known and I can remember my mum purchasing when I was a child was Robinsons. I normally tend to purchase more berry based cordials but recently spotted some of the Robinsons flavours on offer in Tesco and decided to have a change and purchased the Orange flavour. The Robinsons fruit cordial was on a half price special offer at Tesco and cost just £0.79 for a 1 litre bottle. I thought this was excellent value especially as it states on the bottle that it contains 20 servings. Robinsons have been established since 1823 and have been making there fruit cordials since 1935 when they were developed at Wimbledon. (www.robinsonsdrinks.com) The cordial is packaged in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the Orange cordial inside and has a blue screw cap lid. The first time you open the bottle you will need to have a good grip to allow you to break the seal which is in place to ensure that the bottle cannot be tampered with. There are paper labels on the front and back of the bottle which contain all the necessary information you need to know about the cordial. It also states that the bottle is suitable for recycling. The Orange cordial contains no added sugar, artificial colours or flavours. To make the cordial you simply dilute 1 part cordial with 4 parts water. Personally I prefer to drink cordials fairly weak so tend to use around 3 parts cordial to 4 parts water but obviously this is just my own taste. As this cordial has no added sugar it is light in calories with 100ml containing just 8 calories. This though does not to me impact on the flavour. This cordial is very tasty and has a nice fresh orange flavour. When diluted with cold water and ice cubes added it makes a lovely refreshing drink. I sometimes also dilute the cordial with soda water instead of still water to make a healthier version of a fizzy drink. Overall I really enjoyed this Orange cordial from Robinsons it makes a lovely fruity, refreshing drink which is low in calories but still very tasty. I would certainly recommend it as it is an excellent quality cordial and when on offer is a bargain as for me it makes more than its stated 20 drinks.
I am a huge fan of any type of squash, especially orange. For me there is nothing better than a cold cup of squash in th summer. I tend to take a bottle of orange squash to bed most nights too. I have always preferred robinsons to any other squash on the market. In our house we only tend to buy it when it is on offer a it is the most expensive squash on the shelf. Price: The price can really vary depending on where you are buying it from. In tesco they often sell these for £1 for a 1 litre bottle. I much prefer to buy the double concentrate bottle as it lasts longer and I think it has the better taste. The taste does justify the price, but most of the time I simply can't afford to buy it full priced. There are other options at almost half the price in most supermarkets. Taste: Robinsons fruit squash always had a very genuinely fruity taste. The orange flavour is very nice and is the closest thing you can get to fruit juice or the actual fruit! With the double concentrate you only need a very small amount of squash and a lot of water! It is surprising how little squash you need to create such a string taste. I love it strong, I also love it with a few ice cubes. In the summer this is one of the most refreshing drinks you can have. A lot of squash drinks taste fake and chemical like, this doesnt. Overall: Robinsons is the best squash producer on the market, I love the taste of there orange, it is my favourite of there's. The drink is very expensive, but if you use it wisely you can get the bottle to last a very long time. It is not too Bad for you as your drinking mainly water. I would recommend this to adults and children as it is a fantastic squash. The only downside is the price, but waiting untill it is on offer is worth it. 5 stars from me, a fantastic squash that tastes briliiant, get some in for the jubilee weekend! A truly british squash. Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped. Josh
We drink a lot of cordial in our house and in order to avoid monotony we like to try many different ones. However, a firm favourite and brand that we will always have at least one bottle of in the kitchen is Robinson's No Added Sugar Orange cordial. It is lovely, reasonably priced and most people like it. I buy mine from Tescos as that is where I do most of my shopping and it costs £1.39 for 1litre. Quite often they have deals on where you can get 2 bottles for £2.20 or a similar deal but at its normal price you would pay £1.39. This is a similar price to Sainsburys and Waitrose. The drink comes in a clear plastic bottle with a blue screw on top. You can see the colour of the liquid through the bottle and it is a bright orange. The top screws off very easily and you pour the amount of cordial you want into your glass. It is quite watery in consistency and flows out of the bottle very easily, as though it were water. You then fill your glass with water and should have a lovely cold refreshing drink. It tastes extremely fruity with the distinct taste of oranges. It also smells very fruity too. It says on the bottle that there are 20 servings in the bottle. I have never measured this exactly but I would guess that they were about right for us, although it obviously depends how big your glasses are and how strong you want your drink. The bottle has never leaked on us and doesn't get sticky drips down the side of it which is a bonus. It lasts a long time in the cupboard as well, it's not one of those drinks where you have to drink it within a few days of opening. My partner prefers his cordials hot so he always has this hot with boiled water. I always have it cold though, but at least the option is there if you want to do that. A great drink which has stood the test of time.
This is an fruit drink which you got to mix with water. The design of the bottle is a very good one, tight packaging at the top which means any slight drop of the bottle will ensure no spill out for the drink it self. The package is well made and you can once finished the drink give the bottle to recycling because the quality is good. The drink it self is majority water you only need to put in about 3 small drops for it to be mixed with the water. The taste of the drink together is impressive as you get a nice fruit drink taste mixed with water. This bottle will last a while to as you do not have to use much of it when mixing a fruit drink together. The taste of the drink is quite not near enough being near an proper fruit juice level buts its healthy. Sometimes in the morning before I go out I have an glass and this is enough to wake me up. Only disadvantage I can think of for this is if you do put in a little too much of the drink it can easily turn too sweet to drink. You have got to make sure you put in a little amount or the drink taste does taste a little too sweet. The drink also wont affect your budget too much as it can be picked up on offer usually at the big supermarkets! Overall I would recommend getting it for the taste and the price, a good value drink which is decent in the taste.
I am not a big lover of plain old tap water. I have to say I even laugh at those people that buy bottled water - why pay for something that you can get for virtually free from the tap?! I like a bit of flavour to my drinks and when the Robinson's Orange Fruit Drink was on offer I decided to give it a try. Robinson's is a very well known brand and is quite popular too. I am partial to Vimto cordial and have to say I am not a huge fan of orange flavoured squash. The shape of the bottle and branding on the labels are all very similar in the Robinson's product range. This makes their drinks stand out from other brands and the flavours are easy to distinguish due to pictures of the fruits in each variety on the front of the label. The 1 litre bottles have now been joined by the newer 1.25l and 1.75l 'double concentrate' versions. These are meant to be better value as you don't need to use as much concentrate each time, but I find this not to be the case in some brands so I give these a miss. The drink cost around a pound for the litre bottle whilst on offer and I were pleased with the purchase at the time. The supermarket homebrand was still cheaper but i thought that the branded product would be better. I were proved wrong with this drink unfortunately. Although I have to admit I am not a big fan of orange, I found the taste rather uninspiring and I won't be drinking it again. Other brands of orange squash have tasted better than this and I don't like them too much so this wasn't nice at all. I expected the taste to be packed with orange flavour but it didn't match my expectations at all. I am actually surprised Robinson's squash is this popular, but I guess it is all down to personal taste. There are many flavours in the Robinson's range and in the future I may be tempted to try their Summer Fruits or berry type flavours. Although I did use a good amount of the squash I found the taste not all that sweet or that much alike an orange tastes like. The ingredients of Robinson's Orange Fruit Squash are as follows; Water, Sugar, Orange Fruit from Concentrate (10%), Citric Acid, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite), Natural Flavouring, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Saccharin), Stabiliser (Cellulose Gum), Natural Colour (Carotenes), Contains a source of Phenylalanine. Nutritional information is also quite important to some people and heres how the figures stack up; Per 100ml of concentrate Energy 238kJ/56kcal Protein 0.2g Carbohydrate 13g of which sugars 13g Fat Trace of which saturates Nil Fibre 0.3g Sodium Trace Overall I cannot recommend this drink from personal experience as I didn't enjoy the taste. Perhaps if you like orange squash then it would help I suppose but I didn't find that it matched my expectations from this brand.
The Dooyoo picture and description of this product don't match, the picture is of the orange barley drink, and description of the orange drink, I'll be reviewing the latter. We've drinking a lot of Robinson's double concentrated squashes lately in an attempt to reduce on the damaging acids and artificial sweeteners in the (low calorie) fizzy drinks we as a family all prefer. When we did our last 'big' shop our favourite 'summer fruits' wasn't available, so we thought we'd give the straight forward orange drink a try (with no added sugar) to tide us over until we found the summer fruits somewhere else. Ice cubes and tall glasses at the ready we diluted the drink and took a sip waiting for that lovely thirst quenching zing of orange. Puzzled looks and disappointment ensued all 'round. Although we were aware it was not a 'double' concentrate we diluted it as recommended one part squash to 4 parts water but the flavour was weak, it didn't taste as if it was over diluted just had no depth or personality of flavour. Even my daughter who doesn't like her squash strong had to add nearly half squash to water, as did we all, even at this higher squash to water ratio the drink tasted 'washed out'. The colour wasn't particularly appetising either, but I think this is because this has no added colourings which for me is great as I have a reaction to some colourings. I would be more than happy with the drink looking insipid as long as it tasted good, unfortunately to me and my family it didn't. We did finish the bottle, waste not want not as my parents drummed into me - we must be one of the most accidentally 'green' families on our street simply because of the family mantra. There is never anything in our waste food box as it all gets recycled at home either to the pets, the birds or our own compost heap, and I won't get started on my husbands refusal to buy new underpants until the ones he owns disintegrate, but I digress. Having to use more squash to water makes this much less economical than other similar squashes and concentrates we have bought. We bought ours from Tesco reduced from £1.25 a litre to £1.00. I have tried drinking this at different temperatures hoping that icy cold would translate weak to refreshing in my brain, and have tried it at many different dilutions but I simply don't like it. While that is only my opinion and others may enjoy the more subtle flavour, it seems to be a general consensus amongst my family and friends that this squash is pretty flavourless so I don't think it is simply a quirk of my taste buds. The labelling on the clear plastic bottle (recyclable) informs us that the drink contains no artificial flavourings and no added sugar and that it is suitable for vegetarians, the calorie content is only 8 per 100ml of concentrate, so this is a very healthy drink. If only it tasted as good. We usually trust the Robinson's brand and their barley water range is one of my favourites, but we won't be buying this one again. Reasonably priced as it seems if I wanted to drink something that tasted like this I'd be better off adding water to the dregs of a fruit juice carton.
The Dooyoo picture and description of this product is slightly confusing, the picture is of the orange barley drink, and description of the orange squash/concentrate, I'll be reviewing the orange drink, with no added sugar. Despite Robinson's brand image of quality, and the fact that I have enjoyed other drinks in the Robinsons range I was mightily disappointed with this drink. I had to put almost 50/50 squash to water to get any real depth of flavour from it. I found that using a lower percentage of concentrate meant that the taste was too watery and barely there. In short it had no oomph whatsoever, I might as well have been drinking slightly unpleasant tap water. Mind you I would deeply disturbed if my tap water came out this colour. Having to use such a high percentage of squash to water makes this particular Robinsons drink very uneconomical indeed. I bought my Robinsons Orange from Tesco at £1.00 for 1L (reduced from £1.25). The label instructs you to dilute at 4 parts water to one concentrate, and weaker for toddler. Even at the 50/50 percentage it tasted barely adequate to my pallet there simply is no depth of flavour. I thought my opinion might be tainted by the fact that the wife claims that I like my squash strong, but after she tasted it at the 'correct' dilution she wholeheartedly agreed with me and threw it down the sink, vowing not to touch it again. The label states that this drink contains no artificial colours or flavourings and no added sugar and is suitable for vegetarians, and it has only 8 calories per 100ml of concentrate. Normally I would be very pleased to see this information, but in this case I think they could have done with something extra to zhuzh it up a bit. The one good thing about the product is that it has few unnatural ingredients (apart from sweeteners, which I would rather not drink), and the bottle is plastic and widely recyclable, light to transport and doesn't smash when (not if; when) you drop it on the kitchen tiles or anywhere else hard. However most of this type of product is sold in plastic bottles these days (I'm aware that some are not) so it is not a massive selling point, in fact I know it might sound peculiar but I swear that I can tell the difference between drinks stored in glass, and in plastic and prefer the ones packed in glass despite the breakability and heavy factor. The wife's blind tested this, (I sometimes think she's bored), is this a superhero power I could exploit... perhaps not.... Though we usually like the Robisons range of squashes and concentrates we will be avoiding this one in future, I wouldn't even accept it if offered at a friends house. If you don't like a strong flavour and enjoy a subtle hint of fruit then you could enjoy this, personally I'd prefer water.
We've recently started buying this drink in our household - don't ask me why maybe my mums having a moment... but we normally get Tesco's cheaper brands like one of their own brand orange squash's. Anyway, the first time I tried this I didn't realise I was drinking anything different because my boyfriend made me the drink. I personally don't think it tastes any different from some of the much cheaper supermarket's own brand squash's. And this is why I think it's a bit of a waste of money. Why pay more for something that tastes exactly the same (To me anyway). Another criticism, is the packaging. Not only does it taste the same as the cheaper brand squashes, but it also uses more packaging because it's not double concentrate. For this reason I would also feel less inclined to buy it as we're constantly told to care about our environment! If they were to use more environmentally friendly packaging and lowered the price a bit OR alternatively made the taste of the product that bit more unusual or unique at least, then I would probably be more likely to buy it - but until then I don't think I will be bothering. Hope this was helpful and didn't offend any Robinson's Fans!!! :)
Robinsons Orange Fruit Drink can be found at most supermarkets and stores retailing around 1.99. These do occasionally be on offer at supermarkets like Asda and Tesco where you can buy one and get one free which is an offer worth looking out for these. This is an fruit drink which you got to mix with water.The design of the bottle is a very good one, tight packaging at the top which means any slight drop of the bottle will ensure no spill out for the drink it self. The package is well made and you can once finished the drink give the bottle to recycling because the quality is good. The drink it self is majority water you only need to put in about 3 small drops for it to be mixed with the water. The taste of the drink together is impressive as you get a nice fruit drink taste mixed with water. This bottle will last a while to as you do not have to use much of it when mixing a fruit drink together. The taste of the drink is quite not near enough being near an proper fruit juice level buts its healthy. Sometimes in the morning before I go out I have an glass and this is enough to wake me up.The big advantage for someone having this drink is if you do not like water on its own you can mix it with this and easily will like it. Only disadvantage I can think of for this is if you do put in a little too much of the drink it can easily turn too sweet to drink. You have got to make sure you put in a little amount or the drink taste does taste a little too sweet.