Thursday, October 20, 2016

Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Juice--Cranberry Fest

And yet MORE new products! 

I'm filing an angry complaint with Trader Joe's: They sold me this empty bottle for $4.99! I thought the juice was just perfectly clear, like water, and super-lightweight. But no--there's nothing in it!

OK, that's not really true. I just forgot to take a photo before drinking it. When I sat down to write this review and found no picture, I fished the empty bottle from the recycling bin to take the only picture I then could. So just imagine that bottle filled with a pleasing, vibrant red liquid.

This is among the best of TJ's "cold-pressed juice" line, along with the Yellow and the Cantaloupe. It might be the best cranberry juice blend I've ever had. I liked it so much that it's even under consideration for Top Ten status, but I'm holding off for now, as I've had just half of this one small bottle. (Nina had the other half.) I'll want to wait a bit, then try it a second time before I decide that.

Ingredients: Cranberry juice, apple juice, orange juice, beet juice, ginger juice. It's kind of an unusual combination, but it works. It has enough tartness that the main-feature cranberry tastes real and natural, but not so much as to make it difficult to drink, as in straight cranberry juice. But at the same time, it's not overly sweetened, the way most cranberry blends tend to be. It's the rare Goldilocksian "just right." Truly excellent.

I'm guessing from the "fest" part of the name that this is destined to be a seasonal item, but TJ's would be fully justified in making it a regular, non-seasonal, permanent part of its juice line-up. I hope they do.

Will I buy it again? 

Definitely. However, the exorbitant cost for all the items in this product line is always going to be a limiting factor, putting them into the "rare treat" category rather than "buy frequently" category.


I've had a second bottle now, and loved it just as much. Welcome to my Top Ten list, o wonderful cranberry juice!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such a great combo- it's really hard to find a cranberry juice that isn't waaaay too sweet or too harsh. Of course i'm also thinking this would make a great cocktail mixer too...!