It wasn't all that long ago when Trader Joe's introduced the Cold Pressed Fuji Spiced Apple Cider. What I thought was a seasonal item, is still on shelves. Now, that means one of two things: either people hate it and it's sitting there still (Yes, I'm looking at you Carrot Cake Spread taking up all that shelf space at my local stores) or it might mean they still are stocking it. Given the fact that it's in the refrigerated aisle, it's highly unlikely that it is just sitting there. So, now alongside it is Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice.
Taste and review
My complaint is pretty similar to the Cold Pressed Cider, it's a bit pricey for what you are getting. You see this one 12-ounce bottle is $2.99. While the apple cider is the same price, I'd reach for the cider every time.
Why? Because it was that simple addition of spice that made it unique and different from buying anything else.
Don't get me wrong. This is really good pineapple juice. It will separate and needs a good shake when you are ready to consume. But shy of juicing a pineapple yourself, this is as close to a tasting pure pineapple as possible.
However, if you are more price-conscious and are possibly looking to keep something a bit more shelf-stable, Trader Joe's sells cans of pineapple juice that are probably the best I've tasted.
They too need a good shake, but believe me, for the price, I'll be reaching for those little yellow cans.
If you enjoy the pure pineapple juice taste, then look no further. But if you are like me and you save your drinking calories for your drinks, then I'd still reach for the cans of pineapple deliciousness.
And in case you are wondering, those cans do make a wonderful Malibu Bay Breeze or Matador. But, believe me, I'm wishing for summer. And pineapple juice can take me there.
And if you are wondering, no, I wouldn't waste pineapple juice this expensive on a cocktail.
Would I buy this again? For me, Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice, isn't special enough to warrant the extra money.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The bottle of Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice:
Calories and ingredients
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Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice
Product Name: Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice
Product Description: Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice is freshly pressed pineapple juice
Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice is new in the refrigerated case.
- As fresh tasting as a freshly cut pineapple
- Expensive when compared to some of the other options
They could had added cold pressed coconut to deliver that value! Cold pressed pina colada.
Adding coconut water to the pineapple would have been a good addition and something you can't find elsewhere. It would also reduce the crazy 44 grams of sugar her bottle. I have never tried their canned pineapple juice but I may get some now to try it and keep on hand to marinate beef with.
Is there a tropical cocktail that takes pineapple juice? If so, maybe that is their target market.
Emilia Maria Ruiz Castro says
This product is made using high pressure processing in Guatemala, not regular cold pressed process. “This non-thermal process keeps original fruit/vegetable taste and color, allowing the creation of the highest quality premium range of products”. The real taste of a freshly squeezed pineapple juice. That is the reason of price, pineapple canned products includes thermal descomposition and additives. For more info of the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_2Wc1a0x7U&t=4s or https://www.hiperbaric.com/en/juicesandbeverages
This fresh pressed pineapple juice is stellar, essential for the home tiki enthusiast and WAY better than TJ’s canned pineapple juice, which is overly acidic and has the metallic edge of canned juice. This juice is fresh and sweet, with a proper rich frothy mouth feel when shaken. Plenty in the bottle actually make for a relatively good value too: 12 oz bottle makes 8 Jungle Bird cocktails, sublime. Great cocktails demand fresh high quality ingredients, and who wants to go through the hassle of juicing whole pineapples for a couple of drinks? Long out dates make this juice very convenient and absolutely prefect for home tiki.
Thanks for sharing Michael!