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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Fruit Bowl Jusfruit Concentrated Fruit Smoothie
Posted: 21:29 Mon 01-09-2003. Price: 49p. Location: Sainsbury's, North London. Sub-flavours: Apple and Strawberry; Apple, Mango and Passion Fruit. Nutritional unusualness: "provides 2 of the 5 daily portions of fruit and veg" - in one tiny 80g container.
Snackspot reports: not sure how new this is but it definitely falls under the "unusual" category. So I'm looking at the non-refrigerated fruit products in Sainsbury's and see these small pots with "Concentrated Fruit Smoothie" written on them. Sounds delicious, I thought, until I got them home and soon had that thought replaced by quite a different one: what the bloody hell is this? Both pots contain a sort of green sludge which doesn't taste of any particular fruit, but does taste extremely strongly of "fruit" in general. Unless this is a "concentrate" intended to be used as an ingredient in other recipes (like Soda Stream concentrates?), I can only assume that it's aimed at old people who don't like consuming fruit in its normal, crunchy, relatively mildly flavoured form.

...In other fruity news: Sunsweet Humzingers Fruit Stix should appear in Tesco this month, which contain "the equivalent of three times their weight in fresh fruit" (apricot, plum, pineapple, tropical or banana flavour). Plus, I recently bought a box of Kellogg's Just Right (largely for the Amazon Bestseller Tokens) and didn't spot the small print on the top saying "A harmony of wholewheat, corn and rice flakes with raisins, date nuggets and almonds". Date nuggets? Is this another product specifically aimed at old people? And if so, couldn't they put some sort of warning on it or something?

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Posted: 01:45 Thu 04-09-2003 by "Peter" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree about Just Right needing a warning: "Attention! Eat with knife and fork after adding milk". It just turns into a cereal lump after you add the milk.

Stick with Asda's version "Starting Right" as it's cheaper, tastier and remains loose cereal after milk is poured on. 83190 5


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