When I had received the samples, the first thing I felt I needed to do was discuss the concept of 'cold soup in a bottle' with other people, so did what I know best and took the bottles to my gym. I have only tried gazpacho in Spain a handful of times, which I ate from a bowl as is usually meant to be eaten, and the Personal Trainers there were just as perplexed as I was. Cold soup in a bottle? It's a great idea, but slightly odd. All of the PT's were really intrigued as it promotes healthy living, the products are low in sugar and salt and is a great lunch or snack alternative. Think of Cho as being a savoury smoothie, and that's gazpacho. We all put the products to the taste test.
All had quite a creamy texture considering that they are low in calories (all bottles are 155 cals and under) which I wasn't expecting. The Tomato and Pepper flavour is the traditional Spanish choice, much like a traditional Spanish gazpacho. You can taste the garlic and it actually reminded me of a more liquid-like pasta sauce. The Apple and Beetroot flavour was very rustic and you could really taste the beetroot. Tomato and Strawberry was a favourite, maybe because it was the sweetest of the three with the hint of strawberry coming through. I would recommend drinking chilled, as that's when you really get the freshness of the flavours and the spring water coming through.
Being more of a fresh fruit smoothie gal, this was an interesting change. Like I said, it's not often I furrow my brow at a product because I genuinely am not sure what I think, but I did come round to the idea of having gazpacho as an on-the-go product. My taste buds are definitely more likely to grab a smoothie rather than a savoury drink, but Cho definitely adds variety to the shelf and I'm sure that you can use the products in other ways too - it would be great to try a dash of Cho with some low fat Crème Fraiche to make a low calorie pasta sauce. It ticks all the boxes for health and is packed with taste, so give it a go. You may be as surprised as I was!