Motts Wild Grape Surge

Motts Wild Grape Surge

Motts, I have some questions for you. This product boasts that it has 40% less sugar than your average fruit juice, which I think is a good thing. Now, I’m assuming you didn’t perform some sort of magic and remove the natural sugar from the apples and grapes that are the base of this drink. Maybe I’m wrong; maybe you have employed some sorcerers for your bottling plants. I’m going to guess that you just didn’t add any HFCS or sugar to the juice. Instead you added stevia, which is healthier but still seems unnecessary. You did a good job with having this particular all natural zero calorie sweetener not taste overly diet in this juice, but you can still tell that it’s there. My main question is this: why add any addition sweeteners at all? Why not just let the apples and grapes speak for themselves? Have we really come to a point in society where the natural sweetness of fruit is simply not enough? Do the majority of your customers really prefer that a perfectly sweet beverage be even sweeter? I just don’t get it. You can taste the actual fruit behind the stevia, and I can tell you it’s doing fine on it’s own. Grape is running the game, but it invited apple along for the ride. I understand that grape juice in the raw if you will, can be a bit harsh for some people, but isn’t it apple’s job to keep it toned down?

In my opinion this would have been perfectly fine, if not better without the addition of a sweetener of any kind. I still enjoy it, but it leaves me wanting something more pure. If you are a person who likes their sweets sweeter, I suggest this. Why take on those extra calories when they are completely unnecessary?

Website
http://www.motts.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Stevia Leaf Extract
Categories
Diet, Juice
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on March 7th, 2014