Taste Test - Smoothies

  • The List
  • 5 June 2008

Innocent Mango and Passion Fruit Smoothie •••

RS McColl, St James Centre, Edinburgh, £1.89 for 250ml
Mango overload! A tangy, tropical taste is left in your mouth which could be quite refreshing on a hot day. It may be pure but you should expect a little more for your money

Peach Perfection Smoothie ••

Juiceling, 3 George Street & Xscape Centre, Braehead, Glasgow, £2.75 for 500ml
This middle of the road smoothie tastes of peaches and not an awful lot else. It brings very little excitement but if it’s a peach drink you are after, this is the one for you

Femme Fatale Smoothie ••••

Fressh, 51 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, £2.75 for 500ml
Grapefruit, strawberries and raspberries combine to create something bright and enticing. This gives you a real kick when drinking and has a tangy aftertaste, although it could be a little sweeter

Paradise Smoothie ••

Zumo Juice Bar, Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow and St James Centre, Edinburgh, £2.99 for 480ml
Fresh bananas, apples and oranges are at the heart of this but the result is underwhelming. It’s tangy enough but the orange flavour dominates to such an extent, that this would be a stranger in paradise

Beachcomber Smoothie •••

Hula Juice Bar, Victoria Street, Home Street and Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, £3.95 for 600ml
With a real earthy look and smell, this combo of pineapple, melon and mango is pretty compelling. The little gritty morsels of kiwi fruit give the sensation of eating sand. Which, believe it or not, is a compliment

Vanilla Velvet Smoothie •••••

Marks & Spencer, nationwide, £2.09 for 500ml
This indulgent treat may be packed full of as many calories as a McDonald’s double cheeseburger but it’s totally worth it. The overall effect from the yoghurt, maple syrup and vanilla is intensely moreish and quite simply luxurious

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