Calamansi (Citrus microcarpa) is available all-year round in the Philippines. But there are times that its price goes up. So it’s not every day that I can have fresh calamansi juice for breakfast or snack.
I discovered Locally Blended Juice Drink, a juice made from homegrown fruits. It comes in different flavors and packed in an eco-friendly recyclable can. I chose the calamansi juice which NutriAsia called “Calamansi’z The Day”.
One can is 240 ml which is a little less than a glass. It is recommended to serve it well-chilled and shake before drinking.
The taste is a right blend of calamansi juice — not too sweet, not too sour, just the exact amount of zest. Even the aroma of the calamansi is light and fruity as it is light yellow.
The nutritional value at the back says it contains 100 calories (from its sugar). It has 84% of the recommended energy and nutrient intake (RENI) of Vitamin C and 8% of iron. At Php 30.00 per can, it can be a good alternative to softdrinks. But as an alternative for a freshly-squeezed juice, I think that Php 30.00 may be expensive. Usually, we can get a pack of calamansi for Php 10.00 during its low-price season.
On the can it claims that the calamansi came from the provinces of Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, and Tarlac. What made me chuckle was the two disclaimers.
One reads, “We use natural fruits, so taste may vary time to time.” So I guess I just got lucky to find a good blend.
Another disclaimer states, “Some settling may occur due to natural fruit juice.” As I’ve said earlier, I shook the can before drinking and I didn’t notice any pulp or any settling at the bottom.
Since the product is from NutriAsia, it may be available nationwide at all leading supermarkets. I bought mine at the nearest 7-Eleven store so the price may be lower in your area.
Overall, I like the product and I rate it 4 stars. I might try the other flavors like guyabano and pomelo, too.