The pros: Trader Joe’s Sparkling Pomegranate Flavored Juice Blend is a tasty blend of fruit juices. Although pomegranate is the stated flavor, I had no problem tasting the other fruit juices as well.
The cons: If you were hoping for a carbonated Pom Wonderful or something similar, you are going to be disappointed. This is much sweeter and not as tart as regular Pomegranate juice. For something that is 100% juice, this is disappointing on the nutritional level as it’s just as many calories as a soda and lacks a lot of the vitamins you would expect when drinking something that is pure juice.
The verdict: For $2.99 this is probably my favorite in the sparkling collection. There isn’t a bad flavor in the bunch, but I just happened to prefer this one. In terms of flavor pomegranate is present as is black currant which both lend a mildly tart taste here. These flavors are there but are highlighted by the sweetness of the apple and grape juices here. It’s a nice combination as long as you don’t expect it to be all pomegranate. For $2.99 you would never be able to get a bottle this size of all pomegranate. It’s a blend. And it’s a really nice blend. It’s slightly tart but still sweet. I’d buy this again.
The bottle in the drinks aisle:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the bottle you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes. I really think Trader Joe’s Sparkling Pomegranate Flavored Juice Blend will make a great cocktail mixer as well. I’ll start experimenting and seeing what I can come up with. It’s a lovely drink on it’s own but has the potential to be a nice canvas to add to.
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