Juice flavours are all pretty standard now, so I was hyped to hear about some funky fresh new flavours – guanábana, lulo and mora – from Euro-Colombian startup JUNA. Available to buy at Waitrose (flagship store at Canada Square), Selfridges and John Lewis.
Guanábana – [not to be confused with guarana] Known as soursop in English, guanábana is a large tropical fruit, dark green in colour and with a spiny/pineapple-like texture. Here’s how Wikipedia describes its flavour:
Lulo – One of the most popular fruits in Colombia, lulo has a citrus flavour and looks like a small orange. Its flesh has been described as having a ‘pineapple and lemon’ taste or ‘rhubarb and lime’. Confusing… only one way to find.
Mora – “the Andean blackberry” (which looks like a large raspberry) has an intense, slightly bitter taste. Meant to be very good for you.
Here’s what JUNA says about itself on its website:
“At JUNA we are enthusiastic about building a successful business whose products and activities set new trends and capture consumers’ passions. We also feel that through our business we should help make the world a fairer, more exciting, healthy and open-minded place.”
What’s not to like?!