This post is most fit for the season of the Holy month of Ramadan as it is around the corner and couple of days away. Hence, the reason for reserving the post. Not to mention that it is still practical throughout the year for those who are meticulous about their health and nutritious eating and drinking habits.
As part of family traditions in Ramadan, and especially during summers in UAE, where heat is at its peak, most families opt to stock up on ready to drink healthy juices and smoothies to quench that thirst at Iftar meals. What better way to break your fast than by natural juices you are confident do not have any added flavors and sugar? For those of you who offer natural juices off the supermarket shelf to your kids, you could vouch for the quality of Bakarat juices if you either: have had tried their range of juices and smoothies OR had a life time opportunity to witness the juice production process of carefully picked fruits and vegetables. I vouch because both, I have tried and witnessed the production process:)
Consumers often purchase so called “natural” juices at supermarkets and groceries without focusing on the ingredients list, and many a times most supermarket shelves are stocked up on variety of natural juice brands, which do not necessarily are all “natural”.
Most of you might have heard or already know about this brand of bottled juices labelled Barakat. Those of you who know and have tried Barakat’s most natural juices, know that they are by far the only true sugar, preservatives & concentrates free juices in the market. (This post is not sponsored. It is an honest review).
Prior to being invited to eyewitness behind the scenes at Barakat Quality Plus factories, I was already a loyal customer of their juices and smoothies. I just love how their smoothies taste, it’s a meal on its own.
Bloggers and reviewers were invited to gather and network at Fresh & Easy Shop, located in Jumeira. Following the chit chat, we were introduced to the General Manager of Barakat, Mr. Santosh who familiarized us with the company’s values and their sincere work attitude. Barakat in translation from Arabic relatively means blessings or prosperity. And it truly is. We were explained about the measures taken at each production stage at Barakat to ensure that only fresh and highest quality products were delivered with utmost Health & Safety guidelines. I can’t testify enough how clean, sanitized and spotless Barakat facilities are! As a cleanliness freak, I tend to observe surroundings wherever I go and honestly I could not find a spot that would draw my attention. Bravo to the entire Barakat management and team (applauding).
The factory tour to Barakat Quality Plus was a mind-boggling experience for all of us along with my fellow bloggers and reviewers. The size of their (Barakat Quality Plus) factories, the sophisticated equipment and techniques practiced to achieve the most natural and delicious juices and smoothies, their dedicated workers and chefs, and each process carried out to deliver the best quality, all was a wonderful experience for all of us.
We had the pleasure of meeting each other post the tour, networking and discussing what juice, salad, smoothie and ice-cream each liked the most. Personally, I tasted every possible product from their range and fell in love. How could you possibly not love a freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice, when you have dozens of flavors for every mood and taste. But I still have my all time favorite juice flavor from Barakat, the carrot juice.
Check out Barakat range of:
Juices available in various bottle sizes as well a detailed ingredients list Barakat Juices
Ice cream range. Did you know that Barakat Quality Plus has a dedicated Chef who has created 200+ flavors of ice creams? See for yourself Barakat Ice Creams
The process of vegetables peeling, slicing, chopping, dicing, packing etc at Barakat is so precise and pleasing Barakat Fresh Vegetables
Post Factory Tour- Fresh Juices & Food Tasting Session
Good to know Facts
- Barakat fresh juices, smoothies, light lunch meals, soups, sandwiches and much more are easily available in most major supermarkets, ENOC & EPPCO gas stations and in their Jumeira Fresh & Easy café as well
- Barakat distributes packed fruits and vegetables to Dubai’s leading Airline company
- Barakat products are sold at one of the world’s top coffee shops
- Barakat caters to industries such as Hotels, Hospitality, Retail Businesses
- Barakat has an in house juice bottles rinsing, filling, capping, labeling, and packing solutions, aside from juice processing
- Barakat has its own record of converting fruit to juice in 4 minutes. It has a huge capacity to produce up to 25k litres of fresh citrus juices/ day
- Barakat has its own in house lab to test each production batch which is then followed up by an independent off-site lab analysis.