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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Marks and Spencer Fresh Fruit in a Bottle Confirmed sighting: Marks and Spencer Fresh Fruit in a Bottle
Posted: 19:37 Tue 09-Aug-2005. Price: 2 for 4. Normally 2.50 each, I believe. Location: Marks and Spencer - Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Sub-flavours: Apple and Kiwi (pictured); Nectarine and something; Honey and Yoghurt; Some other yoghurt one which they only had one leaking bottle of. Nutritional unusualness: "Simply Crushed and Bottled... Fruit". And with some delicious antioxidants added also.
"Stephen Craig" reports: Belatedly sticking their oar into the oh-so-fashionable smoothie market, M and S's efforts distinguish themselves both by coming in a properly thirst-quenching 500ml quantity, and by virtue of the lurid, Noel's House Party gunge tank-esque colouring of several of the products themselves. The Apple and Kiwi (colour: a bizarre, radioactive, mucus green) one is the one I'm going to be focusing on here in that, er, I can't actually remember the exact flavour of the other one I had. It was Nectarine and something I think (colour: an oddly unsettling, creamy orange). It tasted like oranges anyway. Anyway, Apple and Kiwi. Overwhelmingly, the flavour is like mashed up, unripe bananas. It's uncanny and quite drinkable. There is a definite refreshing apple aftertaste (like a fresh Granny Smith or similar sour green apple, rather than usual cidery stuff), but it's the non-existent bananas that dominate.

...The own-brand bonhomie continues with "Stephen Craig's" account of this really quite surprisingly colourful fructose-rush - please View comments for his verdict on the Honey and Yoghurt variety. Plus, Snackspot regular "Lee Maguire" saw me mix about a quarter of a bottle of "Apple and Kiwi" into a pint of Hoegaarden following an abortive trip to this year's (frankly rubbish) Fruitstock '05 on Sunday - and, even then, I could still taste the "Crouching Kiwi, Hidden Banana" that "Stephen" mentions.


Posted: 19:56 Tue 09-Aug-2005 by "Stephen Craig" # permalink comment
Comment: And I have to say that the Honey and Yoghurt variety (colour: like emulsion left in a room full of smokers for several months) is stretching the "Fresh Fruit in a Bottle" remit to the breaking point of credibility. In that it contains NO Fresh Fruit, in a bottle or otherwise. Tsk. 60420 7
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