IT is vital to drink enough fluids during the heatwave, but water can be bland.
For a more inviting glass, add a dash of the nation’s favourite, orange squash.
We test seven supermarket alternatives to Robinson’s orange squashCredit: Shutterstock
While the obvious choice may seem to be best-seller Robinsons, does it really come out on top for taste and value?
Our juicy test put the market leader and seven supermarket alternatives through their paces – and you might be surprised by the results.
Here, Laura Stott offers her reviews, with marks out of five.
Robinsons, 1L £1.75 Tesco.com (17.5p per 100ml)
THIS best-selling concentrated fruit squash — for many decades synonymous with Wimbledon — is a thirst quencher.
It’s got a vibrant orange colour that stays vivid even when diluted with water in a glass.
Robinson’s has that unmistakable rich childhood flavourCredit: Damien McFadden
And it has that unmistakable rich childhood flavour.
Despite having one of the lowest fruit concentrates at ten per cent and no added sugar, it is very sweet.
I also found there was a tangy, artificial aftertaste, which I wasn’t that keen on.
Looks great in the glass and the taste is undeniably nostalgic, but alas
I’m not sure this squash is serving for the
match at such a high price point.
M&S High Juice, 1L £1.50, M&S stores (15p per 100ml)
WITH 50 per cent orange juice from concentrate, M&S’s squash has one of the largest portions of real fruit, which probably explains the higher price tag — although it is still cheaper than a bottle of the market leader.
The Mediterranean Orange has a more grown-up, authentic flavour and colour than some of the other squashes on the market.
M&S’s squash has one of the largest portions of real fruitCredit: Damien McFadden
It’s not too sweet, which may not appeal to little ones as much, but adults may prefer this version.
And it does away with sweetener-style aftertastes.
This double concentrate is probably one to sip slowly rather than glug
litres of in a hurry, but it’s tasty.
Asda, 750ml 41p, Asda.com (5.5p per 100ml)
ASDA aces it with this really tasty orange squash …….