On holiday in Suffolk recently, I was pleased to find apple juice available in pubs and fish and chip shops. Drivers, and those who don’t want to drink alcohol, are generally stuck with water or a choice of bottled sweet and sticky chemical junk. J20 is the drink that seems to be available everywhere. I find it sickly sweet and syrupy.
Recently I’ve come across OJ which is really nice orange juice, but hard to find. The ubiquitous Britvic equivalent doesn’t do it for me – it tastes over-produced.
But to find not only bottles of apple juice available, but juice from different varieties of apple, was terrific.
Country pubs that rely on drivers to bring customers to them, should put more thought into drinks for the drivers. There must be fabulous profit to be made by making fresh non-alcaholic drinks and charging a gourmet premioum. How about anon-alcoholic drink of the day to make it more interesting?