29 March 2009

Robinson’s be Natural Orange & Passionfruit Cordial (Sainsbury’s)

This is a new idea from Robinsons and is an all natural fruit cordial. That means that there are no artificial colours or flavourings, and that the ingredients are completely naturally sourced.
I really like the combination of orange and passionfruit, the two flavours complement each other well. The orange is the first taste, and then the passionfruit settles in. For me this tasted very different to the cordials I usually drink, as I have been having the sugar free and they are just so noticeably different. With the sugar free they tend to be sweeter, but the sweetness stops quite quickly and there is very little after taste. This cordial definitely leaves a gentle passionfruit sugary flavour in the mouth. It is a very refreshing drink, and I do like the concept of it being all natural.
One thing about the ingredients though is that it means that once open, it needs to be stored in the fridge. The bottle is slimmer than a regular bottle so that it will fit better in the fridge door. I am having my second glass now, and I just can’t remember if I put the bottle in the fridge or in the cupboard – it is no use, I’m going to have to go and check!


NLi10 said...

I hate that no-added-sugar automatically means chock full of sweeteners. It;s hard to get a decent one that actually tastes nice all the way to the end.

Hoping this range tastes like Hi-Juice and that there is a 'red' flavor too!

cinabar said...

Their red flavour is: 'Apple & Strawberry' - you will have to let me know what you think of this range!

Anonymous said...

Actually it comes in 3 flavours Orange & Passion Fruit
Apple & Strawberry
Blackcurrant & Pear.

Should be able to find all 3 flavours in Tesco

cinabar said...

Thanks for the tip :-)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know what the words 'natural flavouring' mean. I'm worried this is a way of putting extra ingredients in but hidden behind these 2 words.
Does anyone know?

cinabar said...

Anon - I've googled a fair bit to find the answer, and it doesn't seem that easy to find. Best answer came from Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavor which has a section on the UK definition as well as other countries. I think it basically means that the substance used must be natural in origin, but might not be the item you expect. i.e. using apple to add flavour to something that is strawberry flavoured.

Anonymous said...

Natural flaorinfs are made in a lab. The same lab perfumes and other things are made