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Posted: 23:11 Thu 07-Feb-2008. Price: 79p. Location: Waitrose, London Finchley Road. Nutritional unusualness: "100% pear juice" (from concentrate), no added sugar, 8.4g per 100ml.
Snackspot reports: I don't know what they do to fruit juices over at the Coca-Cola factory, but this tastes exactly like Appletise(r), with a slight hint of pear. To be honest, I wouldn't normally give it its own sighting, but a) I've been hunting for it for almost a year, and b) it's the ideal pretext to (blearily) announce the results of my extensive research into the current onslaught of fruit-flavoured ciders, with the pleasingly Strongbow-style Maguires Pear (1.59/ 500ml, Sainsbury) being by far my favourite, compared to the likes of Bulmers Pear and even this exotic (but ultimately disappointing) trio from Brothers and Churchwards (featuring Cranberry and Apple, or Orange and Raspberry, 3 for 4, Asda Old Kent Road).

...If you're not old enough to try such dubious delights, I'd still like to hear more about this (otherwise undocumented?) Silver Spring Coco Pina which I recently glimpsed in a South London convenience store. Alternatively: I consider Galaxy Creamy Hot Chocolate (with Melting Marshmallows) probably the most succesful so far of the seemingly endless variations on Moment Du Chocolat; Mars have at last listened to sense and produced two sweetener-free (13.8g carbohydrate/ 100ml) Starburst Drinks in "Sensational" Strawberry and Raspberry or "Outrageous" Orange and Pineapple; and, in all that excitement, I haven't even got round to trying the syrup-filled Crusha Blasters response to Nesquik Magic Straws.


Posted: 11:10 Tue 12-Feb-2008 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Ive tried the Coco Pina thing. Not bad if you like fizzy pop, sadly I no longer enjoy it very much. Just like a fizzy drink with a hint of pina colada. They seem to be popular in newsagents.
Posted: 16:02 Thu 14-Feb-2008 by "Zappomatic" # permalink comment
Comment: We've had Peartiser in the vending machines at work for quite some time. It's just way too sticky and sweet for my liking.
Posted: 23:20 Mon 02-Nov-2009 by "cat" # permalink comment
Comment: i'm a tad late but i got the urge4 coco pina (it's delicious) today and thought id google (other search engines are available) to see if it's still being made. Glad to see it is cos i cant find it over here! But am i really going to come from west london to hunt south london's local newsagents for the delicious blend of coconut and pineapple... (not at all suprised it can still be found in south london)... Where should i start my search then. Oh, and I'm sure peartiser is available in most supermarkets now
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