When I read in a press release that said Minute Maid Peach was made with real peach juice, I had to check it out. Most peach “drinks” have no real peaches in them at all. A juice made with peach puree? I was interested. Peach is one of our favourite flavours but it is always so bloody fake!
The hard part was finding it. I do not usually buy these type of products so I was a bit lost. I wanted to make the recipe in this booklet for “Peachy Keen Smoothies” and found the Minute Maid Peach Punch but where the heck was the juice?
Duh Suzie! It was in the refrigerated fruit juice section, an area I rarely go to. A container of juice for $3.99 is a little steep for me. But… I found it!
The juice on its own is quite delicious. There is still added sugar and colour which I was not thrilled with but to have real peach flavour? That was beautiful.
I made the Peachy Keen Smoothie and it was phenomenal.
Yes, I would normally use real food to make a smoothie but Reg is allergic to uncooked peaches so this is the closest thing he can have to fresh peaches. Very dreamy!
I also used the juice in my own typical smoothies with mango, banana and pineapple.
Rich, creamy and wonderful. Totally love it!
I also wanted to do more testing with Minute Maid Peach Punch so I made over-night cold brewed iced tea. I filled a pitcher with water, added six tea bags and let sit in the fridge overnight.
This makes a stunning iced tea and this way, for me, it is decaf!
As the sweetener I used the Minute Maid Peach Punch and gave it a good stir. Although there is more sugar than fruit juice in the punch, it is made with real fruit juice.
Beautiful! This might be my favourite version of homemade decaf iced tea yet.
Although there was more sugar than I wanted in the juice and punch, used with restraint and as the sweetener in both the smoothies and the iced tea, Minute Maid brought the taste of peaches back into our home. A little on the expensive side but for a treat? Totally worth it.
I give the Minute Maid Peach and Minute Maid Peach Punch three and a half out of five wooden spoons. I love that they are made with real fruit juice but wish they had just kept them their own natural colour. Adding colour (natural or not) and sugar to both makes them not quite natural enough for me to use again which is a shame, because it is a great product.
A love treat for the summer but not something I would buy on a regular basis.