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This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Day 163 - 100% Cranberry Juice
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool
me twice, nah, that isn’t gonna happen, I am not buying this juice again.
Here is what to be on the lookout for...
Let’s just say, when this label says 100% CRANBERRY JUICE, they ain’t a
kiddin’…The little part that says “No
artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives” basically means – NO SUGAR OR
ANYTHING ELSE TO MAKE THIS JUICE PALATABLE – DRINK AT YOUR OWN RISK!
I guess I am spoiled. I see the
words “Cranberry Juice” and I must just expect COCKTAIL. Even though this label clearly does NOT say
cocktail and clearly DOES say 100% juice, I did not know what I was getting
myself into! I am not sure who drinks
this juice… It is as bitter, tart and sharp as
the night is long. It is pure,
unadulterated squished cranberries. We could
not even get through a shared teeny tiny juice cup – I asked David if he wanted
to add some San Pelligrino bubbly water to it to try and cut it to make it better
and he said, “NO! I don’t want to waste
any Pelligrino!! I will dump that juice
Not a good way to start your morning....
WHAT THE WHAT IS IN THIS JUICE GLASS????
So we dumped out half a cup of juice, and I am now going to dump out the
rest of the (almost untouched) bottle.Sigh.What a waste.But we are leaving Florida tomorrow and need to clean out the fridge,
and I cannot imagine the neighbors would be thankful to us for dumping this
juice on them.
It is hard to RATE this product. I
mean, I guess I have never had “real” cranberry juice, only the Welch’s
Cranberry Juice Cocktail kind… So maybe,
if you are into pure cranberry juice, this stuff is the bomb… However, for my taste buds, this stuff just
totally BOMBED. So I am sorry to say I am going to have to
give it a zero… I mean, not even being
able to drink a small juice glass has to equal a zero, right??? If you are a 100% cranberry juice drinker,
try this. Maybe it is good. But if you are more on the cranberry juice
COCKTAIL side, steer clear.
P.S. – my partner points out that this juice IS, in fact, what it says
it is, PURE JUICE. So perhaps the score
should be higher.
P.P.S. – this stuff tastes like #^&*, I stick by the 0. J