I featured this smoothie in one of my new instore round ups a few weeks ago, thanks to a photo from Lucy W. (see post HERE) but I hadn't actually seen it in my local store until today. The Tesco Gingerbread Smoothie is described on the front as a gingerbread inspired smoothie with orange, apple, ginger and cinnamon. The ingredients listed on the back include; biscuits (4%), banana purée, ginger purée, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon extract. I was quite surprised that this Gingerbread Smoothie actually has biscuit in it!
The funny thing about the photo above, that you might not notice at first glance, is that this smoothie is so thick, the straws are able to be suspended in the middle without any support. The smoothie itself is a real medley of different flavours that all combine to create a lovely warming fruit drink. The orange and apple are both evident, and so is the banana from the thick texture, but the extra boost of flavour from the strong ginger, and a background of cinnamon spice, are the real stars of the show. These gingerbread inspired ingredients provide a warmth and depth that is very different for a smoothie of this type and quite enjoyable. I'm a big fan of ginger in juices (I usually add it when using my juicer) and I liked the fact that it gives a little heat to this smoothie.
There is also a Figgy Pudding Smoothie available in this festive smoothie range from Tesco, which is a blend of apple, cherry, fig, and chestnut purée! If you've tried that one I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!
Grocery Gems Verdict: Tesco Gingerbread Smoothie
RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Nutrition: 100 calories per 150ml.
Price: £2.00p (750ml).