The pros: If there were a non-alcoholic juice box geared for adults, this would be it. Tolerable at room temperature. Color wise it is very festive. Taste wise there is a lot of spices going on here.
The cons: Straight from the bottle, it feels like it's missing something. Maybe fruit juice because it's only 5% juice.
The verdict: For $3.99, this is only decent by itself. It's completely drinkable. However, the suggestions seem good on the bottle, but sadly this lack recipes, which this drink desperately needs.
If you are creative, then this is a fun bottle that is fruity and spiced at the same time.
This has a juice box taste to it. It's apple and currant mostly, but is absolutely has the taste of spices like cinnamon clove and cardamom in the background. It's not bad.
It just could be better. I truly believe that when Trader Joe's hits us with a juice blend, they are really trying to sell us a drink mixer without calling it that.
Don't you worry, this Betty is on it. See the bottom of this page for the links to the alcohol infused concoctions I've come up with so far.
The bottle of Trader Joe's Winter Wassail:
The nutritional information:
Trader Joe's Description of the Product:
Some serving suggestions:
Would I buy this again? While I understand this to be a seasonal item, yes, I would buy this again. It doesn't taste wonderful on its own as there is very little actual fruit juice in it and it tastes of spice, but as a mixer it wasn't bad.
Are a few recipes to improve this drink. First, the Winter Wassail Cocktail, all the flavors you'd want in a good fruity cocktail. Served chilled or on the rocks.
Or if you like a hot drink in this winter season, then check out my Winter Wassail Mulled Wine.
Want to serve it hot? Try my Winter Wassail Mulled Wine Recipe.
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.