Monday, December 15, 2014

Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Brew

This is ginger ale on steroids. And it comes in a way-cool, kick-ass bottle.

Seriously, they took plain old ginger ale, but put, oh, about 7000 times as much ginger in it as you usually find. (The "triple" in the name is understatement.) It's got about as much kick as I can imagine getting from a non-alcoholic beverage.

In fact, I thought it was a little over the top in both gingeriness and sweetness. If they would dial both back maybe 10 or 20 percent, I'd like it better.

But you really have to try this at least once in your life, just so that can say that you did. Better act fast, though. I understand TJ's sells out of this quickly every year when it comes in.

Will I buy it again?

Yeah, I think making this a once-a-year treat would be OK with me.

Nina's View

I like me some ginger. I have absolutely no complaints about the ginger quotient in this beverage. But once again, TJ's has bowed to the HORRENDOUS TASTE of the Great Unwashed Masses and put way too much sugar in this beverage.

What could be a bracing, thirst-quenching tonic of fiery delight has been rendered a gingery melted lollipop. Alas.

Perhaps if it were served over much crushed ice with a huge squeeze of lime juice and the addition of some — oh, I dunno — VODKA…

1 comment:

  1. This is in my top 5 favorite TJ's items. I learned my lesson last year that it was seasonal so first day it was out this time I brought 2 cases immediately. Try mixing it with some super dark rum :)