Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh

Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh is a review which intends to bring the message to the Western Australian Company of our findings we have with the product namely Grapefruit Juice we bought on December 12, 2017, in the Puregold, Pagsanjan Town Center, Pagsanjan, Philippines.

Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh-Harvey Fresh Banner

It is also a piece of information to abreast all consumers around the world of what this product is all about.

What is all about this product?
Name:                               Grapefruit Juice
Owner:                              Harvey Fresh
Office Address:                  Third Street, Harvey, Western Australia 6220
Website URL:           

Date Produced:                  September 21, 2017
Expiry Date:                      Best before September 22, 2018
Taste:                               Bitter and Sour
Price:                                P160.00
For whom is this Product:   Not recommended
Rating:                             4 out of 10


Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh-expiry date

I’m fond of fruit juices because there is something in them that not only refreshes the feelings but even helps invigorate the body immunity system.  Let me share with you our experience with regards to this Grapefruit product.

Last time I and my wife went to a town Supermart my attention was caught by a new drink product that I never tasted. Reading the label with the name Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh I immediately thought that it’s branded. 

Because we have been drinking pineapple juice, grape juice, orange juice either pure or a concentrate we decided to have a new one and we took two bottles of two liters each of Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh in the cart.

Along with our way home, we visited a patient in the hospital and we left the first bottle as a present to the sick.

At home, we opened the second bottle ready and eager to be quenched and be filled with a new taste coming from another country like Australia. Alas, to our frustration it did not taste as a juice but like vinegar and bile. 

Now my conscience will not let me sleep if I have given someone a juice but they cannot consume due to a bad taste so I called to the person whom I gave the other bottle, this is at the time of writing.  They say they did not yet open it so I told them please open and have a taste and tell me what you can find about it.  So they tasted it and they said it’s bitter.  I advised them to keep it and I will be bringing something different from the Grapefruit Juice.

So what’s the issue with this product?
Certainly, it’s not all about the expiry because it is still too far.  The name Grapefruit Juice doesn’t justify the taste.  You cannot even call it wine.  It’s better to be called vinegar but the bitterness doesn’t allow it.

With this situation, it is the owner that could explain what’s the issue behind.  So let us give all the liabilities to Harvey Fresh, Western Australian Company to make some research and provide us the information about their own product.

But for the meantime, it is a stern warning to all consumers not to buy at this point in time Grapefruit Juice for I’m very sure you will not take the second drink after the first one.

Now, before we leave, we shall know what is Harvey Fresh as the producer of the Grapefruit Juice.

What is Harvey Fresh as the product owner?  This is what you will find on their site.

Harvey Fresh is a Western Australian company with a strong family history.

Found in Harvey amongst the fields in the beautiful southwest, the farming rich region is well known for producing premium fruit and first-grade milk.

Harvey Fresh is offering a range of quality milk, dairy products and fruit juice for all to enjoy.

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In fact, by name and aesthetics, we are convinced that this Grapefruit Juice tastes more likely a lemonade.  We are oriented and by all awareness, juice can be served to anyone from children to adult but this Grapefruit Juice will not be at any level.  If it is for other purposes the name should be changed.

It is not intoxicating, it is not even poisonous but only the person who could tolerate the taste can take the second chance to have a drink and I doubt this can be enjoyed by anyone.

If this product, Grapefruit Juice by Harvey Fresh has been tested with that bad taste of being sour and bitter before it went to the market what benefit will people have from punishing themselves over the table whether it be for snacks or on regular meals?


10 thoughts on “Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh

  1. Tohin

    I can just imagine how you must have felt after taking your first sip of the drink with lots of excitement, only to find out it is far below your expectations in taste and everything.

    I love it when I buy food, drinks, or something else, for it/them to meet up to my expectations and even exceed it.

    Thanks for reviewing this so-called fruit drink, I will definitely from now on keep a good lookout for it, and try to avoid as much as possible until the problems or issues with the taste as been fixed by the company or manufacturer. 

    1. Accad

      Thanks, Tohin. I’m happy you have found this post and you were guided. Let’s expect the company will fix everything so everyone will enjoy the product.

  2. Nate Stone

    Hi Accad,

    I’m headed to out to Manilla in Feb next year, thanks for the heads up, I’ll certainly be avoiding Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh based in your awful experience!

    Any advice on nice fruit juice drinks to try while out there? They must have some unusual” ones that I wouldn’t be able to get in the “West”

    1. Accad

      Thanks, Nate. I’m happy to know that you are coming to the Philippines next year. If you haven’t tried the Buko juice you have to have a try on the fresh ones. You can drink directly from the coconut fresh fruits. We also have the Green Mango Shake.

      Welcome and enjoy your trip to the Philippines.

  3. delroaustria

    Personally, I find that most commercially-made and sold grapefruit juices have that bitter-sour flavor or aftertaste, even those from different juice brands. My wife likes it for her diet routine though, haha. To be honest, if you’re not used to the taste then it won’t be something you’ll drink very often.

    1. Accad

      That’s interesting, Allen. So it’s not only the Grapefruit Juice-Harvey Fresh has that awful taste. I’m curious your wife likes it and maybe other people too. However, it’s good that we can warn or inform people of that taste, they might regret after buying and it’s not what they are looking for.

      Thank you for the information you added especially on the other side of the product being wanted by consumers.

  4. Gomer

    What is the size of the bottle and how many bottles are included in $160? 

    If it is only one bottle, then I think that it is pretty expensive. At first glance, I thought it is one of that Apple Cider vinegar that we used to buy online. They look the same by their appearance. With regard to what you said, sometimes, the bad taste in herbal products like this isn’t bad at all. The worst the taste is, the more probability that it contains substances that are actually good for the body.

    1. Accad

      Hi! Gomer. The size of the bottle we bought is 1 liter and the price is 160 pesos, not dollar. 

      The Apple Cider vinegar tastes really a vinegar-like other available product of that group. 

      Thinking that this is a grapefruit it should not be bitter. We have tried fresh grapefruits of different varieties, none of them is bitter. This one tastes closer to orange fruit which was juiced but the peelings were included. I know how the peelings of orange fruit taste it has something bitter. 

      I would agree with you on that herbal products and if they have intended it that way it should be labeled a herbal juice and I would understand that it would be a combination of herbal plants including grapes.

      The Welch’s is a grape juice and other grape juice products we use them during Communion Sundays and everyone enjoys it.

      Thanks for seeing the issue on the herbal side but I could not really relate this product on that purpose and intention.

  5. Jessie

    Thank you so much for this awesome review!  I love grapefruit juice.  I have never had this brand before, but if it taste like you say, I would not want to try it either.  Do you like to drink grapefruit juice?  What is your favorite brand of grapefruit juice, or do you have one?

    1. Accad

      Thanks, Jessie. I really love grape juice and that’s the reason when I saw the label as grapefruit juice I immediately took it for home. Only to drink it with regrets.

      We like Welch’s, we use it for communion celebration and during mealtime.

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