Saturday, 17 September 2011

Innocent – Pomegranates, Blueberries and Acai flavour [By @SpectreUK]


Pomegranates and blueberries have never particularly been favourite fruits of mine, but this Innocent smoothie caught my eye in the local supermarket. My various information sources (Wikipedia) tell me that acai berries have natural antioxidants to keep the drink fresh. This drink also has banana, orange and lemon in the ingredients. I’ve always thought that banana is too strong a flavour to add to smoothies and usually when added (which is far too often) spoils their overall taste. On buying this drink I had a somewhat naïve belief that this would not be the case with this drink, as the strength of the two main flavours of pomegranate and blueberries would win over against the menace of banana.

There was a hint of banana in the heavy berry smell on opening the bottle, which gave my naïve confidence a knock before tasting. The main ingredients shone through to start with, as the mix of pomegranate and blueberries wrapped around my tastebuds, but there was a substantial hit from the banana in the overall flavour. The banana was not overpowering, yet still spoiled the nuance of flavours. I found this smoothie to have a refreshing and very healthy taste and feel to it. With healthiness, comes peace of mind and this drink could have done without the addition of banana in the ingredients. The banana seems to fight against the other elements, rather than work with them. Whoever designs smoothies should realize; banana is an enemy, not a friend.
By Spectre

6 comments:

sheepyo said...

I don't think I've ever tried a smoothie that didn't have banana as the predominant flavour, even if there are no bananas in the ingredients, they all seem to end up tasting like it.

cinabar said...

They are rare - they all seem to have 'secret' banana hidden with them. Shame really, lot to be said about some of the zingy fruits being left on their own. Pineapple, strawberry and raspberries make a fab mix.

krnries said...

Did you try this bottle free? Where do/did they have this offer? Do you know if this offer is still on?

cinabar said...

I didn't name the shop as I wasn't 100% sure where it was from - but I *think* it was Waitrose. We didn't try it for free... didn't even notice the offer at the time. :-(

krnries said...

Thx!

S.Emerald said...

I saw a bunch of these when I went to europe. I never got to try them, though... Are all of them made with bananas? If they all are, then I won't be able to have them:(