Saturday, January 21, 2006

Mango Juice

This is one of my most delicious finds at Trader Joe's. I picked up this jug of Mango Juice one day because they were out of the fresh squeezed Orange Juice that Paul likes (just as an aside Paul has this whole thing about not-from-concentrate that I have to admit I still don't get but I'm also really careful to purchase ever since the Concentrate OJ diaster of 2003 where he accidentally drank some concentrate OJ... I think it must be a Florida thing, like how California people are really picky about good avocadoes or Maine people are really weird about good lobsters). I also have to admit that I don't really like Orange Juice. I know crazy right? But its so acidic and usually in the morning I'm just not in the mood for something so harsh. I've actually taken to drinking apple juice and boy is that stuff delicious. Even though I feel like a little kid whenever I drink it (and no I'm not drinking out of juiceboxes).

But back to the Mango Juice. So I picked it up, not expecting a whole lot. I mean is says something on the front about how it's magical and fortified and filled with Antioxidants and probably will keep me from the brain cancer I'm most certainly going to get from all the diet soda I drink now (but it can't possibly save me from the other types of cancer living in LA is probably going to give me, yeah that's right I'm a realist). Everything seems to be fortifyed and filled with antioxidants nowadays so that stuff didn't impress me.

But the taste did impress me. The Mango Juice really is a magical blend of mango and (apparently) taste enhancing antioxidants. It's very rich and creamy and smooth and basically tastes just like a mango smoothie. Cooincidentally, my favorite Jamba Juice smoothie happens to be Mango A Go Go, so I'm already prepped and ready to love the mango drink.

And the price! (okay now I have to watch myself I'm starting to sound like a cheesy infomercial). For 32 FL OZ its $2.99. Now if it basically tastes like a mango smoothie, and Jamba Juice mango smoothies are about $5.00 for 16oz (factoring in time/gas to drive to Jamba Juice) then all I have to say is you do the math (yes I'm lazy its too early in the morning for math). I'm not Jamba Juice hatin' there's always a need for a delicious Mango A Go Go, espeically when you are on the go go (hahaha god I hate puns but that was a little bit funny).

But back to the taste. I just got some Mango Juice because I'm one of those people who talking about a food makes them hungry for it (I also have a problem seeing food on TV, did you ever get hungry for carrots after watchin Bugs Bunny? man those carrots looked awesome). Also when I blog about foods I need to actually have them in front of me so I can type out the information on the back. Again back to the taste. Delicious. Plus I tried a little experiment, you know how when you brush your teeth, orange juice tastes awful? Well Mango Juice doesn't taste all that bad. It still tastes a little funny but that goes away after a while.

It's really thick and rich so I've found that the 8oz cup is totally sufficient at filling me up. That's another thing about orange juice, when I do drink it, its usually pretty thin tasting so I end up drinking a lot of it. I didn't really mean for this post to be anti-orange juice, I hope the growers in Florida don't sue me ala Oprah and the cow people, sometimes when I'm in the mood for it, I do really love Orange Juice.

Cost: $2.99 per 32oz

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 8oz
Calories: 120
Sugars: 18g

On Jug:
Mango & Antioxidants Flash Pasteurized: A juice blend of 5 fruits with vitamins C, E, A & Selenium.

Store location: by the juices, right above the orange juice usually