Lindhouse Cherries & Berries Double Strength Squash

Looking for a different flavour of squash to drink, I spotted the Lindhouse Cherries & Berries in Lidl.  This is a double strength squash, which means you need half the water to make it into a cold drink.  So I thought I’d give it a go.

This is a “no added sugar” squash – I always opt for no added sugar as I prefer to save my calorie indulgences for food-based items and not “waste” them on drinks where I don’t see the benefit.

Made from 20% Real Fruit

The label’s full of information you’d not normally read, but it says some encouraging things: Concentrated, no added sugar, cherries and berries fruit drink with sweeteners. Contains naturally occurring sugars. Lindhouse Berries Cherries Double Strength Squash Drink No Added Sugar

  • Ingredients: Water 20%, Cherries and Berries Fruit Juice from Concentrate (Apple, Cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry),
    Acids: Citric Acid, Malic Acid; Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates;
    Sweeteners: Aspartame, Saccharins;
    Preservatives: Potassium Sorbate, Sodum Metabisulphite;
    Colour: Anthocyanins; Natural Cherry Flavour with other Natural Flavourings.
    Contains a source of Phenylalanine.
  • Preparation of Cherries and Berries Squash:

Shake well before use.
Dilute 1 part squash with 9 parts water.
Add extra water for toddlers.

  • Storage instructions: Store upright, in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Once opened, use within 1 month.
  • Additional Information: Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.

Typical energy values per 100ml 83kJ/19kcal, the label on the back of the bottle says that’s the concentrate value; The label says one 250ml serving (made up and ready to drink) is 5 calories.

Bottle size: 1.5 litres – that’s the size of the bottle, which is a bit of a whopper.

Price: £0.99 for a 1.5 litre bottle – enough to make a total of 15 litres of diluted squash.  So the per litre cost is £0.066 (6.6p/litre). This is about 1/10th of the cost of fizzy drinks in cans when those drinks are on half price offers/reduced.

How Does it Taste?

I like it, which is good as I’ve now got to drink 15 litres of it!  I’ll certainly buy it again.  It’s a squash drink, they’re simple, so it’s all about taste – and I like the taste.  It’s nothing to rave about; I’d not rush out to tell the world to buy this, but I’d suggest it to people if I were in a shop and they were considering it.

How to Make Ice Lollies with Squash:

Squash is great to drink – and you can make ice lollies by simply making up the squash and pouring it into an ice lolly mould.  However, in the case of this squash I think I’d reduce the water, thus boosting the taste of the ice lolly.  I’d probably use half the water.  I’ll work out the best ratio of squash to water for that in the future and update this post!