Thursday, September 16, 2010

Trader Joe's Organic Mango Nectar

I like the thick, rich texture of this juice. And that's about all I like. The taste leaves a little to be desired. Sonia wasn't a huge fan either.

I like mangos. I guess they just don't translate into nectar the way I was hoping they would. My logic was "I like the way mangos taste, therefore, I will like the taste of this organic beverage made from mangos."

It's as if the good people at TJ's found a way to create a delicious mango flavored beverage, but they couldn't get the texture quite right, so they decided to see if monkey urine would smooth everything out, and even though the flavor was completely ruined, they just left it that way because they ran out of ideas.

Sonia says she thinks it's bland...I disagree...I think it tastes the way a mango tastes, but with something extra...something that just ruins it. Not sure what it is...the package mentions white grape juice and vitamin C, but I've never heard of either of those things ruining the taste of a fruit juice before.

With this Mango Nectar, TJ's has offered us a healthy beverage flaunting near perfect texture and consistency, with a flavor not unlike the fluid waste of a diseased chimpanzee...not that I know what that tastes like...I'm just guessing.

If you're really really crazy about mango, you should try it...I might be wrong. It gets 2 stars out of 5 from this reviewer. Sonia gives it a 2, stating "And that's being generous." Bottom line: 4 out of 10.


  1. Really? I just got one of these for the first time (expensive) and I think it's absolutely delicious. It's only good with ice though.. needs to be chilled way down. Seriously though, it's some of the tastiest juice I've ever had.

  2. Try the mango lemonade! It's fantastic! :) Mango-tasting with a thin, lemonade texture! :)

  3. If you're a real mango connoisseur, you would love this juice. I've been a mango fan since I was a child growing up with mango trees all around me. This taste just like a real mango should. Some people that like mangos but never have grown up with them have not fully developed a taste for what a true mango is. All mangos taste different from different types of varieties, some have a slightly different taste, texture so you just enjoy what the fruit offers. Please just go buy some for yourself and try it. You won't be disappointed. My grandson and foreign exchange student loves it.

  4. I like this product. You have to take it for what it is: a blend of juices. It's really darn good, 4/5.