Cranberry Fest cold pressed juice sitting in between the tasty Watermelon and the far inferior Red cold pressed juices. Do not be fooled—Cranberry Fest and Red are nothing alike.
Each day for the past couple of weeks, I’ve walked into my local Trader Joe’s on the way home from the gym, hoping to see the arrival of one of their most delicious products, Cranberry Fest cold pressed juice. I’m happy—no, thrilled—to say: it’s back!
To say that I’m a fan would be putting it lightly—I obsess over this stuff, and daydream about it when it’s unavailable (it’s one of their seasonal products). During the fall and winter I drink as much as I can; it’s very tart, so a little goes a long way, which is good because one serving (a 15.2 fl oz bottle) has 44 grams of sugar; juice is like that. But since I only drink a quarter cup at most at a time, I don’t worry about it too much.
This juice blend contains cranberries, apple, orange, beet, and ginger, and along with 220 calories it has your 120% RDA of Vitamin C and 19% RDA of potassium. Of course, that is for the whole bottle. When I take a drink, I mostly taste the cranberry, but I definitely detect a bit of orange and beet with a ginger finish. I love sour and tart things, so this drink is deeply satisfying. It has a beautiful ruby color and smells natural and earthy; there are no off-odors.
So if you like sour things, cranberries, or robust flavors, I encourage you to try the Cranberry Fest cold pressed juice at Trader Joe’s. I love it and I hope you will, too. By the way—have you been in the Hollywood Trader Joe’s lately? They expanded into the old Panera space just to the east, and having the additional square footage is really nice.
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