The pros: Trader Joe's Sparkling Clementine Flavored Juice is tasty, fizzy, resealable bottle with a flavor that reminded me less of consuming juice even though there was a bit of pulp floating around. It reminded me of a carbonated Tang. It's more grape juice than clementine, but it strikes a nice balance between sweet ness and acidity.
The cons: About as many calories as a soda, so don't think you are doing yourself any favors by opting for this sparkling beverage. It's not big on the vitamin side either.
The verdict: For $2.99 this is one of my favorite sparkling flavors. If you are old enough to get the reference, this tasted like carbonated orange Tang. If you haven't ever tried Tang, it was a powered drink mix or sometimes it was available pre-made. In either case, it was a citrus drink that I remember being delicious. If orange soda were actually natural and made from fruit, I would imagine it would taste like this. I liked it and I've picked up a couple bottles since trying this one.
The bottle of Trader Joe's Sparkling Clementine Flavored Juice in the drinks aisle:
The nutritional information:
Would I buy this again? Yes and I already have. Now, I'll have to figure out how to use this as an adult beverage mixer. I think this has great potential on that level as well. This is worth a try at least once if you enjoy a clementine/orange flavor without it being very acidic. It was sweet, but not too sweet (although the calorie count tells me differently.)
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