Ever since I was a child, I have loved eating blueberries. I am also a big fan of fruit juices. For a long time now, I have wondered why no major juice manufacturer has introduced a blueberry juice product to the American marketplace. Well, just recently, Ocean Spray debuted its new Blueberry Juice Cocktail and I had the opportunity to try this new juice drink last weekend.
I enjoyed drinking this fruit juice so much, that I drank two full glasses of it in one sitting, which is unusual for me. I am so impressed with this item that I have decided to write a product review of it. Presented here, as a service to the consumer at large, is one food writer’s product review of Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail.
The only container size of Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail that I have seen so far is the 64 ounce bottle. According to the product label, the bottle holds eight 8 fluid ounce servings of juice. In physical size, the container is fairly large and requires a good amount of storage space.
The regular retail price charged for one 64 ounce bottle of Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail at Hartford, Connecticut area supermarkets iis approximately $3.49. Personally, I think that although this seems like a high price for a bottle of fruit juice, I think the price is worth it, because it is blueberry juice, which I have been wanting to see marketed for years, and also, it is an Ocean Spray item, which automatically means that it is a high quality product.
I really like the consistency of Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail. It is definitely loaded with real fruit juice, but it does not feature any unpleasant pulp. The consistency of this fruit juice cocktail is not too thick and not too thin and it is a real pleasure to drink, with or without ice cubes. As I was drinking this fruit juice a few nights ago, I was thinking of how good it would be as a cooking additive, like wine.
Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail contains 110 calories per eight fluid ounce serving. This delicious fruit juice cocktail also contains 0 grams total fat, 0 grams trans fat, 35 mg of sodium, 0 grams of potassium, 28 grams total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 28 grams of sugars and 0 grams of protein, per eight fluid ounce serving.
Taste / Flavor
For many years now, I have wondered why no major juice manufacturers have marketed blueberry juices. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits and I’ve often thought that blueberry juice would be a very popular item. Bravo to Ocean Spray for finally introducing a wonderful blueberry juice to the masses.
Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail is a delightful – tasting beverage that really tastes like blueberries. Although the sugar content in this fruit juice cocktail is fairly high, to me, it does not taste overly – sweet. Perhaps the sugar balances the tartness of the blueberries, because the flavor of this juice is quite well – balanced. If you are a fan of blueberries and / or fruit juices, chances are, you’ll enjoy drinking Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail.
Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail is packaged in a sturdy plastic bottle. The bottle is attractively – designed, with a nice illustration of blueberries and a field on the front label and all nutritional information is listed on the rear label. The bottle is easy to open and it also closes effectively.
On a scale of one to ten, I would have to give Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail a rating of nine. The only reason I would not give it a rating of ten, is that perhaps the sugar content could be just a tad lower, allowing the flavor of the blueberries to shine through fully. While I feel that the price of this product is a little high, I am very glad that an easy – to – find variety of blueberry juice is finally stocked in American supermarkets. Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Cocktail is a highly recommended item by this food writer.
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