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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice

It's January. It's cold.

If you're anywhere in the general Midwest to NorthEast or so of the good ol' U S of A, you know this already. It's so cold here that they're closing all the schools tomorrow. I don't remember that ever happening back in my day...then again I never heard of a polar vortex until maybe three or four years ago, and somehow we've had one every year since. Windchills are going to in the negative teens or so tomorrow, so I guess it's too cold for the school busses to get their diesel engines warmed up, or too cold for kids to be waiting at bus stops, or something along those lines.

Hopefully it won't be too cold for kids at home.

I don't know why they can't just make "cold days" a parent/guardian dropoff/pick up only day, with a totally excused absence if that's not a possiblity, but that's a topic for another day.

On the dais for today: Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice. There's that word again, cold. And of course, it's best served cold. Yet there's absolutely something about a warm, bright, citrusy, fresh tasting juice that conjures up a little tropical warmth, isn't there?

That's what TJ's got with this juice. Nothing flashy, nothing too special. But it's just honest and good. If like me you're unsure what the big fuss really is about cold pressed juices, this might be worth a read. "Cold pressed" always seemed like more of a marketing term than anything, but I guess I'm wrong. I mean, if the Kardashians swear by them...More nutrients, etc and whatnot. In the juice, that is. 

Well, whatever. It's tasty juice in all it's pineapplicious glory. There's a little bit of pulp, and the bottle absolutely needs a thorough shaking before consuming because of the settling sediment. Despite all that, the juice is cool, crisp and refreshing, and makes a great part of a busy morning breakfast or for a calmer treat. The degenerate in me wants to mix a little Malibu or some vodka in it, but that probably defeats the purpose.

Of course, it's a bit pricey at $3 a bottle. That's enough to make me balk at frequent buys. When confronted with a beverage choice in the $3 range, I'm likely to reach more for a kombucha than another bottle of this juice. I feel like there's a bit more value there than here. Could be wrong though, as is usual.

Nothing much else to say. We liked it. Maybe will buy again, maybe not, but worth a try. Matching threes from the wife and me.

Keep warm everybody!

Bottom line: Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice: 6 out of 10 Golden Spoons


  1. They could had added cold pressed coconut there; then the value would be might be better.

  2. My first thought was that it would make an awesome tropical cocktail mixer!! Which sounds amazing in this stupid cold weather. I’ll probably pick up a bottle and use some for a cocktail and some for flavoring my own kombucha for a pineapple ginger flavor
    On another note i regularly wish i had become a school teacher (except im not a patient person and don’t especially like kids!)

    1. Cocktails and kombucha....I like how you think!

  3. People don't read your blog to hear your opinion on wanting children to get frostbite, please keep it to yourself.

    1. Please explain to me where exactly I said I wanted children to get frostbite.

  4. This juice may not be so bad for as juice. Pineapple contains an enzyme known as bromelain. Bromelain helps to reduce inflammation in the body along with a myriad of other benefits. Being a juice, it MAY be a more concentrated source of this enzyme...but I'd have to check. Since it has pulp it also has a bit of fiber which helps to slow the impact of all that sugar in your blood stream...but it is still a large dose of sugar and probably not a good idea to try on the regular.

  5. This is good stuff. For 230 calories you get 5 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber and a bunch of calcium. Can't be beat, totally worth the $2.99.


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