Here at 17 Bright Ideas, we are all about finding great things and letting you know about them. This week’s road test is the Bakers of Geraldines’s Lite Blackcurrant Fruit Syrup.
What is it?
Bakers of Geraldines’s Lite Blackcurrant Fruit Syrup is a delicious low calorie drink ( only 38 calories per 200ml). It contains 48% squeezed blackcurrants from NZ and is sweetened with Stevia. It contains 50% less sugars than the original Bakers Fruit syrup, and is drunk like a cordial – ie: diluted. It comes in a rather up market glass bottle and retails for just over $7.40 at Coles.
Now lets move onto the Road Test! We also know that you are pretty busy so here is what Sue loved in 17 Bright Ideas style:
Its Delicious! – Lets face it…. when it all comes down to it taste is the most important thing and this is sensational. All my family loved it. It was sweet enough for the kids to like but not super sickly sweet like some fruit syrups can be. You could really taste the fruit in it ( they boast at least 750 blackcurrants in each bottle). I found it really refreshing, especially over ice.
No guilt factor – Its no calorie, no added colour or flavour, no artificial sweetner, no preservatives, gluten free and contains a rich source of vitamin c (4 times more than oranges) and natural antioxidants. Whats not to love about that!
The bottle – some of you may think this is ridiculous but I really loved the bottle it came in. It was like the old fashioned milk bottles and it just felt so much more special because it was glass. It always felt a bit fancy when I had a drink!
Versatile – You can have it hot or cold. You can make a mousse with it or a summer mocktail. You can use still or sparkly water. The choices are endless.
Has it been a Bright Idea?
Yes. It tastes great, its quick and easy and both kids and adults alike liked it. It feels like a treat even though it ticks the health boxes and the flavour is fruity and delicious.
Who are they a Bright Idea for?
– Kids and adults – a healthier alternative to traditional syrups and cordials
– Health consious and those who want to avoid the nasties like artificial colours, flavours and preservatives
– Foodies who love things fresh tasting natural flavours