The pros: Trader Joe's Sparkling Blueberry Flavored Juice Blend comes in a lovely glass bottle that can be resealed, 100% juice, could possibly make an awesome mixer with alcohol.
The cons: All juice is from concentrate
The verdict: For $2.99 this is a seasonal item that I haven't seen at every Trader Joe's. The color of the drink is beautiful. As for the taste it's a carbonated blend of apple, grape and blueberry. Even though the pear was in the ingredients it only gave a subtle taste as the others are more assertive in flavor. Each of the sparkling beverages are very different from one another. None of them were bad. I can say that each and everyone was enjoyable in their own way. If you are looking for something traditional then Trader Joe’s Sparkling Apple Cider is the way to go. If you want something less sweet and slightly tart then buy Trader Joe's Sparkling Cranberry. If you want an unexpected flavor with some sweetness, but not overwhelming sweetness, then this is the one to choose. It's got a balance of carbonation and sweetness that won't make you feel like you are drinking a soda.
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I'll be picking a few more of these. It was tasty and refreshing and could be mixed with something tasty (and alcoholic) to make this drink more interesting. We also mixed this with equal parts of the sparkling cranberry and sparkling apple to make it even tastier. Something worth a try.
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