I’ve certainly noticed the dark creeping in in the last couple of weeks. It comes as quite a surprise even if I know its going to happen. I think you particularly notice when you have a set time, like the children coming in from school. It’s already dimming in light then.
I wouldn’t have said it’s particularly cold yet though. We have this odd warmish Autumn going on. Although certainly nippy in the evenings and early morning. So it’s nice to have something warm to eat and drink. With this in mind Copella Winter Warmer drink sounded ideal.
The suggestion on the bottle is to serve warm, which may sound a little odd at first for apple juice, but this drink is spiced. Imagine it if you will as a alcohol free mulled drink. It’s what it reminds me of. Mulled drinks always remind me of this time of year, first bonfires and fireworks, then the run up to Christmas. I associate the smell of spices with Christmas related things, and it’s comforting.
Copella Winter Warmer is easy to warm, either in a pan on the hob or in the microwave.
Copella juice is bottled on Boxford Farm, Suffolk and is a company boasting a long life of 40 years. I know the name by reputation of course, and have always thought their products of good quality. The Winter Warmer does not disappoint. It’s not made from concentrate, so has a lovely natural taste. Nothing bitter or too tangy.
There is no added sugar, artificial flavours, colours, or water.
I tried The Winter Warmer out on my son firstly. He loves apples, and spices so was ideal for him. I warmed it in a small pan, on a low heat, stirring a little. The smell of spiced apple soon filled the air, and was most pleasant. We made sure not to boil it, as suggestion on the bottle. Served in a cup, my son sat with it cupped in this hands, sniffing it. A lovely image I wish I had captured for you (unfortunately the camera was not at hand at that time), he may be all grown up and sixteen now, but it was lovely to see him looking so comfortable and content. He loved the drink, it went down well. He says very enjoyable.
The juice comes in a fully recyclable bottle.
Fuss Free Living ratings
Taste: 5/5 From all my son said, and from my own smell testing, it was delicious. A lovely blend of apple and spice, with a particular sense of cinnamon. Really lovely for winter evenings.
Value: 3/5 The 750ml bottle doesn’t go far and at a price of £1.72 it’s a little pricey for my budget. But it’s the type of thing I would buy for a treat, say for Christmas eve.
Convenience: 5/5 It’s a perfect blend all ready to go so ideal for a fuss free warm drink.
Nutritional information per 100ml
Energy 51 kcal
*sugars naturally found in the fruit juices
For more information on Copella products visit their website.
Thank you for the Copella Winter Warmer drink.