Why should you read? In a rush, what should I have for lunch? … Hmm … You see the sandwich section. Low cost offers … Yes please… You grab a filling sandwich. You sneak a chocolate bar into your basket … You then pause … Coffee? Pepsi? How about a smoothie? … But which one? You stare into the spectrum of colour … How will I decide … Read this first!

Weight loss rating – Poor to Medium

Good

“Initially smooth”.

“Natural and refreshing scent”.

“Pleasant natural flavour”.

“Full flavour throughout”.

“Positive brand message”.

“Appropriate bottle design”.

“Quite practical”.

“Moderate sweetness level”.

“Moderate mouthfeel”.

“Distinctive taste”.

“Session-able”.

Bad

“Expensive”.

“Rather harsh acidity”.

“Unbalanced”.

“Unpleasant aftertaste”.

Introduction

Previously reviewed Innocent smoothies:

11 Innocent smoothies we’ve reviewed (scores/10) are listed here:

Energise 9.00, Invigorate 8.75, Berry set go 6.25, Tropical defence 7.75, Berry light 8.75, Bolt from the blue 9.00, Berry protein 8.50, Mangoes, Passion fruits, Apples 7.50, Strawberries and bananas 7.00, Wonder green 6.00, and Guavas, pineapple, apple 8.25 (See sources below).

It’s Friday everyone! … I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Today we review number 12 (Innocent blue spark) …

Price and practicality

Purchased as part of a £3.40 meal deal, since the meal deal has increased by £0.40, this suggests a price increase over 10% in this 300ml smoothie, since I last reviewed a smoothie from Tesco.

Innocent Blue spark smoothie contains a sufficient volume of fluid to fill you up, however another could be managed, if desired. This means the drink was quite practical.

Bottle and Branding

The bottle design was appropriate for it’s branding. The bottle label brightened up fluid colour, which otherwise may have appeared a bit unpleasant.

Blue spark smoothie bottle uses recycled plastic, suggesting the drink is friendly or “Innocent”, in it’s environmental impact. It also boasts benefits for your brain, due to added micronutrients. The informal bottle colours, match the informal tone of label text.

Health benefits Main fruits (300ml)

Apple (53%)

Apple is low in vitamins and minerals, but compensates with it’s high antioxidant and fibre content, which slows sugar absorption, increases feelings of fullness, and improves digestion. The antioxidants are also beneficial for blood sugar control, and heart health.

Banana (1/2)

Banana contains far more potassium than apple and pear, which is needed for muscle contraction and controlling the amount of water inside your body building blocks, or “cells”. Banana is also high in vitamin C, which helps your body produce connective tissues, with almost double the amount found in Apple.

Pineapple and Guava (9% each)

Pineapple contains Bromelain, which has been shown to inhibit cell growth in gastric and colon cancer. Consuming pineapple may help prevent cancer developing. Brome-lain also promotes healthy digestion.

Pineapple also contains a lot of Vitamin C, which helps your body produce connective tissues, assisting wound healing.

Guava provides fibre to assist fullness feelings, as well as important vitamins and minerals, for relatively few calories.

Weight loss (Brown, 2018)

Calculation used = (Grams per 100ml weight loss friendly ingredients – 100ml %2000 daily calories)

1 Weight loss ingredients 

Fibre per 100ml = 1g

Protein per 100ml = 0.3g

Total = 1.3g weight loss friendly ingredients 

2 Energy content 

Calories 54 per 100ml /2000 

Total = 2.7% daily diet energy requirement

3 Innocent range comparison

Innocent Guavas, Pineapples, Apples had 1.1g per 100ml fibre, and 1.0g per 100ml Protein. Today’s drink has less fibre (1.0g), and far less protein (0.3g).

In terms of energy, Innocent Guavas, Pineapples, Apples had 56 calories per 100ml. Today’s drink had less, at 54 calories per 100ml, which is slightly better for weight loss.

4 Weight loss rating

Poor to Medium

Smell

Persisted well, but at a lower scent strength than initially. The scent was very natural and refreshing.

Taste

Immediately, a very distinctive fruity taste was present. Smoothness began well. Flavour was certainly interesting, and I couldn’t initially tell if it was going to be enjoyable. This was natural and full throughout however. Acidity began low, but towards the aftertaste, it bit the back of my mouth, indicating some degree of harshness. This reduced smoothness, switching to a harsher flavour. Sweetness began moderate, yet became overpowered by the strong acidity, especially closer towards the drinks’ aftertaste. The drink was therefore unbalanced, through most of consumption. The drink was nicely session-able, due to it’s moderate mouthfeel, which thinned throughout consumption.

As mentioned, the aftertaste was characterised by strong acidity. This was unpleasant, persisting for a long time.

Summary

“Natural and full-flavoured, yet harsh in places …”.

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Sources

Brown, M.J. (2018) 8 Health Benefits of Guava Fruit and Leaves. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-benefits-of-guavas. [Accessed: 14th September 2022].

[above for weight loss process]

Cervoni, B. (2022) Pineapple Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits. Available at: https://www.verywellfit.com/pineapple-nutrition-facts-calories-and-health-benefits-4114409 [Accessed: 24th October 2022]. 

Dolson, L. (2022) Guava Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits. 

Available at: https://www.verywellfit.com/carb-counts-for-guava-2241794

[Accessed: 24th October 2022]. 

[Apple and banana health benefits source above]

Food for Thought

1) State 1 thing you liked about the article above, in the comments section below.

2) State 1 thing you would like improved, in the comments section below.

3) State 1 thing you would like to see in future articles.

4) Consider 1 relatable experience that the words above remind you of.

5) Have you tried the smoothie above?

6) If you could change 1 thing about the product above, what would it be?

7) What is your favourite smoothie?

8) Why is that your favourite?

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That is to be a friendly place for fans of Horror, movies, drinks, and adventures, and particularly those who are interested in writing or reading engaging content. 

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Based on insights gained, I have increased my blog content article length, introduced a “food for thought” section to encourage creator-viewer engagement, introduced a “why you should read” tag-line under each article title, added a closing statement which will be used on future articles for the same purpose of updating you on how the blog is progressing, and increased content from my critical eye.

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9 Comments

    1. It does look odd, and the flavour is quite unique. Wasn’t the easiest to rate as I think it is subjective, but I would recommend trying as I did enjoy it. Aftertaste was a bit too acidy for me …

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