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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Feel Good Naturally Cleansing Juice Drink
Posted: 11:53 Mon 15-12-2003. Price: 99p/ 375ml bottle. Location: Sainsbury's, Bath. Sub-flavours: Cranberry and Orange (tested), Orange and Mango, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit. Nutritional unusualness: Contains Aloe Vera, Jasmine, almost as much sugar as a can of Coke.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Aloe Vera - it's the new strawberry, or something. Once again, a drink that sounds like you should be washing with it. Unless by "naturally cleansing" they mean it has laxative properties, of course, which would make sense in the wake (so to speak) of Lucozade Clear. As so often happens, poor old apple juice makes an unadvertised appearance doing the donkey work (it supplies 6%, same as the orange and only 2% less than the cranberry, but gets no front-of-house billing) - a fate which it frequently shares in the soft-drinks world with pear juice and grape juice. Equal credit rights for unfashionable fruits, I say. Anyway, unlike the Aloe Vera yogurt, this is pretty good. Sharp without being dry, fruity without being overpowering, though I don't feel noticeably cleaner, inside or out. But why ARE still-water drinks always twice as expensive as fizzy ones? (This was on special, normal price 1.19. For a bottle of diluted squash. No wonder our children's teeth are rotten. Cuba!)

...We've been sceptical in the past over the "feel good" properties of these relatively high-sugar products, though this one does taste interesting, smell fantastic, and - as an added bonus - feels great on your skin. And in other "not as healthy as you thought" updates, there was a great piece in The Guardian over the weekend on the adverse side-effects of milk, including the Atkins-tastic snippet that a high-protein/ dairy diet actually leaches the very calcium from your bones.


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Comment: I agree with Stuart - Innocent's (typically overpriced - something like £1.60 for 250ml) Oranges, Carrots and Mangoes "smoothie for spring" contains no less than "19 grapes, 1/2 a mashed banana, 1/2 a freshly squeezed orange, 5 sweet baby carrots, a chunk of mango" - the top grape billing leading me to suspect it's actually the biggest ingredient... 31542 9
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