The pros: Trader Joe's Watermelon Cucumber Cooler is a love it or hate it flavor. It is light and refreshing, but not everyone will appreciate the cucumber flavor here. This drink does have a cult like following.
The cons: This may be a love it or hate it flavor. Regardless of your feelings towards this product, it is also seasonal, so if you love it, you better stock up on it. Availability of this product starts to dwindle before summer is over.
The verdict: Trader Joe's Watermelon Cucumber Cooler is back again. This is a product that is seasonal and shows up right in time for summer. Rightfully so. This is clearly meant to be refreshing. But it also has potential beyond just drinking it plain. Like Trader Joe's Jalapeno Limeade, it would make for a nice adult beverage.
Color-wise, this is a beautifully colored juice blend. It screams summer. Upon opening this bottle the smell of watermelon was clear. Poured into a juice glass and the aroma and taste of cucumber became very clear. I thought the cucumber would hardly be present, but it was very much there.
Sugar is added so you aren't missing out on any sweetness here. This is sweeter than Trader Joe's Agua Fresca, but not as sweet as most of their 100% juices. While there is sugar in this drink and less than 20% is actually juice, this isn't too sweet although the calorie count might have you thinking otherwise.
For $3.49 you are getting 64 ounces of tasty juice that has potential as being a cocktail mixer as well. I bought it last summer and I hope they have this again next summer as well. As for right now, I might enjoy another bottle or two before the season is over. They do have a long shelf life, so if you enjoy it, you'll want to pick it up before the season is over. But if you love it and realize the season is over you can also find this on Amazon through third-party sellers.
The bottle of Trader Joe's Watermelon Cucumber Cooler:
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Would I buy this again? Yes, while good on it's own, it would also make a good cocktail mixer.
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