The pros: If you like very sweet grape juice, then you'll like Trader Joe's Sparkling White Grape Juice Chardonnay. You'll like it more if you are looking for a non alcoholic beverage to serve.
The cons: My bottle didn't pop like a Champagne bottle would and was somewhat difficult to twist off. Reminded me of Welch's white grape juice with some effervescence. You will not be able to reseal this once it's open.
The verdict: For $2.99 this is a unique if not slightly misleading item. I was expecting some essence of Chardonnay, however this was extremely sweet and only slightly fizzy. I thought Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew did a better job of keeping the bubbles in. If you are serving this to kids or someone who prefers non-alcoholic drinks it's fine, but if you are wishing for any wine taste, this wasn't it. It's like drinking Welch's white grape juice, but very very yellow. I'd pass on buying this again.
The bottle of Trader Joe's Sparkling White Grape Juice Chardonnay:
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Would I buy this again? I enjoyed Trader Joe’s Sparkling Blueberry Flavored Juice Blend, Trader Joe’s Sparking Cranberry Flavored Juice Blend, and Trader Joe’s Sparkling Apple Cider more than I enjoyed this and would choose to reach for those before this.
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I will just drink the real thing, thank you.
Me too. It was a no from me.
I must say I enjoy your reviews. We don't have a Trader Joe's in our area, but we do have Aldi which is similar as I am told. I love it though I don't walk down the dangerous aisle of things other than food unless I am feeling especially strong and simply curious.
Thank you. Your words mean a lot to me. I've read a lot of reviews where I actually questioned whether or not the person had actually tried the product. So I started writing my own. I used to live near an Aldi, but now I also have a Stew Leonards not far. I may start adding those to the site. Thanks for reading 🙂
The thought had crossed my mind that you might actually run out of things to review, but then I realized they have new things all the time. Because it is unique, there are some really unfamiliar products. I enjoy reading about them, especially because you don't say everything is great which would make me think you were a representative of the store. ?
Tejas Coleman says
I bought a case of this during the holiday's for non alcohol drinking friends who like it. The biggest reason that I will never purchase again is the inevitable fight that ensues in trying to remove the cork. I am pretty strong and even using a non slip jar lid remover, I like to never got the cork out of at least half of the bottles. You really shouldn't need an Advil to combat muscle soreness from opening a bottle of grape juice. 😉 For my taste, I would agree that it was a bit sweet for me. Mixing in a shot of Tequila made it a bit more palatable though. 🙂
I struggled with the cork too. But your suggestion of mixing Tequila into it sounds amazing!
Nancy Potter Black says
I love it . It is a product of Spain. I has not been available. My husband for health reasons can not drink wine. This was his alternative. Does any one have a bottle that I could purchase. Trader Joes the last time I checked no longer is carrying this item?
Nancy Potter Black says
My son got us a case each year for Christmas! I did not have the bad experience with the cork. I used a towel on the cork and upward pressure while unscrewing the cork.
Thanks for sharing Nancy!