I’ve searched for other options. In terms of orange juice, I’ve tried Trop50 and wasn’t a fan. It just didn’t taste like juice. I’ve also tried Ocean Spray Light in Cranberry along with other flavors, but again, I think the flavor suffers, and it is less like a juice. I came back to square one–drinking limited amounts of juice and avoiding the “diet” versions all together.
And then I came across Old Orchard Cranberry Naturals (well technically they came across Cooking with Coley and provided me with review samples). Like the other light juices I tried, the bottle and nutrition facts promise no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, but it also boasts 40% less sugar and 20% more cranberry juice than other leading brands. I was intrigued.
I sampled both the Classic Cranberry as well as a Cranberry Grape and unlike the others was immediately a fan. They both taste like what you would expect these juices to taste like. The slightly sourness couples with the sweetness to produce a delightfully refreshing juice cocktail.
It is important to note that it is just that, a juice cocktail, made from concentrate and isn’t 100% natural juice BUT it is naturally sweetened with Truvia.
I think you’ll like it too! And Old Orchard has so generously offered me coupons for a giveaway. Want to enter? Just comment on why you want to try the Cranberry Naturals, and you’ll be entered to win up to 4 FREE bottles plus additional coupons. Comment on Cooking with Coley’s Facebook page or on in the comments section of the blog post. All entries must be received by Sunday, March 11, 2012. UPDATE: The contest has been extended to Sunday, March 17, 2012.
Old Orchard Cranberry Naturals are sold in select retailers that can be located through their website.