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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Barr Simply Citrus Confirmed sighting: Barr Simply Citrus
Posted: 13:03 Tue 02-Nov-2004. Price: 25p/ 250ml. Location: Organic greengrocer's, Bath. Nutritional unusualness: No artificial sweeteners.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: This is exactly the sort of cross-fertilisation this correspondent would like to see more of. This still, opaque drink - billed as "apple and blackcurrant" flavour, but also featuring elderberry, red grape and lemon juices - tastes, for some reason, PRECISELY like a liquid version of blackcurrant Fruit-Tellas (even though there's nearly 10 times as much apple juice as blackcurrant). Given some of the indignities recently inflicted on that brand, you have to wonder why Van Melle don't try something a bit cleverer like this, which would have the bonus benefit of expanding the brand without devaluing it in with what must surely soon become known as "The Starburst Effect". This is the tastiest new drink since raspberry-and-lemon Fruit Spring and cherry Virgin Sours. Which almost certainly means it'll suffer the same tragic fate, so snap some up while you've got the chance.

...Praise here from "Stuart" for this latest concoction from Irn-Bru manufacturers, Barr - though you've got to wonder how a drink called "Simply Citrus" ended up with an "apple and blackcurrant" flavour. And in other non-citric celebrations: back for Christmas 2004 is Apple and Cinnamon Shloer (though their website is still plugging the White Grape, Rhubarb and Ginger variety), which will be taking on Del Monte's Winter Warmer - "a special edition blend of apple, plum, lemon and cinnamon that can be heated to create a mulled wine-style drink" (what looks like 1 litre for 1.19).

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Posted: 13:36 Tue 30-Nov-2004 by "Peter, Guernsey" # permalink comment
Comment: Saw a large display of the 'Winter Warmer' juice in a local shop yesterday. I was intruiged until I read 'Best served slightly warmed', which didn't appeal.

Presumably, it didn't appeal to anyone, as there were no 'gaps' in the neatly stacked arrangement.


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