23 January 2011

Bensons Totally Fruity - Apple & Elderflower and Apple & Mango [by @NLi10]

I reviewed the Apple & Rhubarb variety of this juice previously and it's still my favourite fresh juice drink.

I picked these two up recently from the same farm shop and have to say that they are not as good. This statement is overly critical, but I think I found my perfect flavour from the range on the first shot. I like my drinks balanced and I like them bold, and these are really more apple with a hint of something else.

That said I think that I could drink far more of the Elderflower Juice. The overtones are subtle and disappeared when I drank with food, but trying again solo it was much more noticeable. I think that this is an apple juice you could serve quite effortlessly at a garden party without looking like you'd not thought of the non-drinking guest. Its one to drink while relaxing and to savour the flavour of.

The apple and mango however seem to cancel each-other out and produce a drink that is really smooth but not all that memorable. Don't get me wrong - it's still a quality juice drink and has a lovely flavour but I guess I'm just not a fan of that combination. If I went to buy a drink and it was the only flavour of Bensons that was left I'd still happily buy it, but I'm going to go for the rhubarb again if it’s there, and maybe try the red berry varieties to see what happens.
by NLi10


Anonymous said...

Their apple and cinnamon juice is great though - especially if you have a cold. Try it hot.

cinabar said...

Oh, that does sound like a soothing winter drink. :-)