If you are new to Trader Joe’s you might be unaware that they have some of the best juices in groceries stores right now. They try all kinds of wacky stuff and some of it works and some of it doesn’t. Today I’m trying the Trader Joe’s Beet and Purple Carrot juice blend. I decided to try a juice I would never try, but looked really super healthy for you. The main juice I drink every day it the is the Very Green Juice Blend (which I think is a good 9 bells!) and I really think is just repackaged Naked Green Machine juice. The bottles are the same shape and everything, but a few dollars less a bottle!
Anyway, we are here to talk Beets and Carrots. Not just and carrots but PURPLE carrots if the beets weren’t dark enough for you. At first this might sound pretty disgusting, but when you really think about it there is something called Sugar Beets and I remember driving around Europe seeing vast fields of sugar beet farms from when they obvious derive sugar from. So, then carrots can be pretty sweet too and if you combined the both of them you might have something that was pretty sweet and purple!
I checked out the ingredients list and there are four ingredients, filtered water, beet juice, purple carrot juice and lemon juice (all from concentrate). You are probably wondering what the lemon juice is doing in there, but you probably really need it to balance out the super sweet beet and carrot juice. Without it the juice would probably be like syrup.
Clearly this juice isn’t filtered because there is a ton of sediment on the bottom of the bottle which you can probably see in the top photograph. The juice is a dense dark red with a purple tinge to it. When I poured it in my glass I thought it looked like blood pouring into my glass. In fact, I spilled a few drops on the counter and I swear if you need to make some fake blood, this is the stuff!
Tasting it was rather interesting because it is as advertised, beets and carrots but not in a fresh way it tasted more like cooked beets and carrots. The beet and carrot flavors are clearly there and they make an interesting combination. I think if you used fresh beets and carrot and got out the Juicemaster and made your own, this could be very interesting but this falls a little flat. Not really for me, but others make like it. So if you aren’t going to use it for drinking straight out of the bottle I started thinking about other uses this unique combination would be useful for and right away I thought of dying things like Easter eggs, making fake blood. Maybe you could use it in a mixed drink like a bloody mary but with this juice instead! Anyway, I’ll probably not buy it again. It was interesting to try!
I’m going to rate this Trader Joe’s Beet and Purple Carrot Juice 6 bells!