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22.6.12

Welch's Fruit Juice {Review}


With the Jubilee weekend coming up we were delighted when Welch's sent us 16, yes 16 cartons of their new Grape Juice flavours to review.
Our fridge was already full to bursting point with burgers, salads and sausages but I eventually managed to fit them all in.
With our friends and their children due to come round the following day we didn't buy any other drinks as we knew these would be suitable for the children and whichever one of the two was driving.
Unfortunately they cancelled on us, so it was down to us to thoroughly review the juices.

I'm a fan of fruit juice anyway, my husband is fussy with it and only likes certain ones. Charles will drink almost anything.
The flavours we were sent were
100% Pure Purple Grape Juice
100% Pure White Grape Juice
100% Pure Rosé Grape Juice

My favourite of the three was definitely the Purple Grape Juice. When pouring it you get quite a shock at first at how thick it is and how dark the colour is. It's almost like a syrup. I loved the strong taste and the almost thick texture.
The white and rosé juices were also really tasty and were the favourite of my husband and Charles.

During the Jubilee weekend we had a couple of bottles of Cava in the fridge and I experimented by adding some Purple Grape Juice to half a glass of Cava. It was beautiful, especially with some fruit added to make it look extra pretty.

When Harry's Godmother came round I offered her a cup of tea or a glass of Grape Juice. Unusually she chose the latter and really enjoyed all three flavours.
Similarly a pregnant friend came round and loved all the three flavours so much that I sent her home with a carton of each.

We also served these at Charles birthday BBQ with his nanny and her partner and took a carton with us when we went to the Dinosaur Park for Charles' birthday.

These are great by themselves, or served with ice. 
Also they can be tried in various cocktails....sorry mocktails. Welch's kindly sent me an example of mocktails which can be made using these three juices.


100% Pure Rosé Grape Juice
Delightfully refreshing, 100% Pure Rosé Grape Juice includes a blend of White and Red Grapes for a wonderfully uplifting taste, bursting with flavour. Best served chilled for a revitalising experience, it’s a healthy substitute to wine during those nights when alcohol is off the menu.

Rosé Lychee Cooler
This is a delicate blend of lychee juice, fresh lime and Welch’s Rosé Grape Juice with a tropical edge. Perfect for a summer pick me up; this mocktail will cool you down after a long, hot day!
Ingredients25ml Lychee juice
200ml Welch’s Rosé Grape Juice
2 Squeezes of Lime
Cubed ice
Garnish – Lychee
Glass – 12oz Highball


Rosé Summer Garden
This is a light and refreshing take on a non-alcoholic Mojito and is perfect for summer BBQ's.         Just replace the rum with Welch’s Rosé Grape Juice for a party special with a twist. 
Ingredients

2 Lemon wedges
1 teaspoon of sugar
5/6 mint leaves
200ml Welch’s Rosé Grape Juice
Topped with soda (50ml)
Crushed ice
Garnish – Mint sprig
Glass – Highball


100% Pure White Grape Juice
Experience the equally unique taste of a second new juice to join the Welch’s family – smooth and crisp 100% Pure White Grape Juice. Made with a luscious blend of the finest sun ripened White Grapes, this easy going juice is sure to provide delicious refreshment for any occasion.

White Grape Mojito
A colourful and flavourful surprise for the eyes, this tasty version of the classic Mojito is fresh & invigorating with its combination of muddled lime, mint mixed up with Welch’s White Grape Juice, crushed ice and crowned with a fresh mint sprig. You’ll want to drink this all year round.

3 Squeezes of fresh lime
1 tea spoon of sugar
5 mint leaves
250 ml Welch’s White Grape Juice
Crushed ice
Garnish – Mint sprig
Glass – 12oz Highball


The Bolt Reviver

The flavour of a simple delicate mix of Welch's White Grape Juice and coconut water, it's refreshing and extremely healthy. Combine White Grape Juice and coconut water to create a natural energy drink!
Ingredients 
50% Coconut water
50% Welch's White Grape Juice
Crushes ice (could use cubed)
Garnish-Lemon Twist
Glass-10oz Sling


100% Pure Purple Grape Juice
Last, but by no means least, Welch’s 100% Pure Purple Grape Juice is made from American Concord Grapes which contain polyphenols, plant nutrients which gives them their deep purple colour, bold taste and antioxidant power. This grape juice has a distinctively fruity & bold flavour, perfect for a taste bud tingling, healthy treat. 

‘I heard it through the Purple grape vine’
Great as a late summer to autumn drink, the mix of elderflower cordial and ginger beer also means you will find it at parties during the winter months.
Ingredients 
20ml Elderflower cordial
100ml Welch’s Purple Grape Juice
100ml Ginger beer
3 squeezes of lime
Cubed ice
Garnish – Lime wedge    

Glass – Highball


Welch's Grape Juice's are available to buy from all major supermarkets.

*We were sent cartons of Grape Juice for the purpose of this review. All words above are my own and are honest.
*At the time of this review being published Blogger wasn't letting me upload any photos, so I apologise for the lack of photos accompanying this post.