Tropicals (6 reviews)

Chiquita Tropicals Pineapple

Chiquita Tropicals Pineapple

I don’t know what it is about Chiquita. Their drinks are better than average and are 100% juice. There is just something missing that I can’t put my finger on. Perhaps it’s just that their flavors are tamer than I would like them to be. When I drink pineapple juice, I want to feel the acidity. Oddly enough that acidity is what keeps me from drinking it more often, but when I really want it, I want to feel it. This tastes like smooth pineapple. It almost tastes like pineapple smoothie, if it had the consistency of juice. This could easily have been made from the fruit-meat they removed from pineapples in order to turn them in to hats for dancing ladies (or men if they wanted to get down). It’s all there, but it just doesn’t hit me right where I want it to. It still gets a 4/5 bottle rating, which is not too shabby. I just want them to strive for the top. I’m always looking for perfect juice.

Website
http://www.mojoorganicsinc.com/products/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 6th, 2015
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Chiquita Tropicals Passion Fruit

Chiquita Tropicals Passion Fruit

One of my favorite Simpson’s moments is when they can’t afford to pay their bill at a Mexican restaurant and are forced to perform as the band to work off their debt. The entire reason why I find this hilarious is that the restaurant owner says, “Your playing, while technically proficient, lacks passion.” That makes me lose it every time. This drink? This drink certainly does not lack passion (fruit), even though this is mostly apple juice and water. Even as a minority the passion fruit truly shines as the major player in this juice. At first I was shocked that I couldn’t even taste the apple juice, as it normally jumps out at me when it’s used as a filler, but the more I drank the more I became aware of it. It really tastes like an infinitely better version of cran-apple, you know with passion fruit instead of cranberries. I know that’s dumb, but it has the same ratio of flavors and I love it.


It’s crazy that with no added sweetener there is still 46g of sugar in here that are due to the fruit. That is so much natural sugar, but you know what? You’re worth it.

I can’t bring myself to give a juice that is not 100%...well juice a 5 bottle review, but this is right on that line.

Website
http://www.mojoorganicsinc.com/products/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 2nd, 2014
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Chiquita Tropicals Mango

Chiquita Tropicals Mango

Hey man, what the heck are you doing? You’re making a huge mess. Yes I can see that you’re cutting up a mango, but you’re doing it all wrong. Do you realize how much fruit meat you’re throwing out by cutting the skin off like that? That’s at least ¼ of the fruit right in the filth bin, since you’re a savage that doesn’t compost. The secret is to use a potato peeler. It takes that skin right off, with minimal fruit loss. Then you cut up the rest of that little guy and enjoy away. Yeah, I know it’s still a bit messy, but it’s not nearly as bad. Hey, if you’re just going to complain why are you even bothering? Just grab yourself a Chiquita Tropicals Mango juice. It tastes pretty similar to eating a fresh mango, and there is zero mess unless you’re a slob who drools and dribbles it all over yourself. It’s just water, mango, apple and lemon juice. Sure they are all from concentrate, but you wouldn’t notice it by drinking it. It has a nice thick consistency and it tastes pretty darn fresh. True, there is a buttload of sugar in it, but it’s all from fruit, so it’s not absolutely horrible for you. Actually it’s pretty darn healthy. When you go to the store, pick me up a couple of bottles as well, would you?

Website
http://www.mojoorganicsinc.com/products/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 9th, 2014
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Tradewinds Tropicals Fruit Punch

Tradewinds Tropicals Fruit Punch

As my hand touched this can at the store, an associate who appeared out of nowhere told me that she loved it. Now I buy a lot of drinks and most times I can get in and out without someone's opinion. That's not to say that I don't want it. Why would I do this if I didn't want to hear what people think about drinks? Now I've got an opinion of a drink and, come on, fruit punch? It's all the same unless it's from an exception company. Tradewinds is on the top-end of average companies. Their sweet tea is pretty good but I haven't had any of their "Tropicals" line. Now I have and can tell you that this fruit punch blows.

As I said, most fruit punch is the same. This is not and not in a good way. Reading the ingredients, it's all natural stuff except for the sucralose which you can taste even though it's way down on the list of ingredients and isn't the primary sweetener. It tastes like you mixed a bad fruit punch in with some sort of cherry juice. If you want a diet, fruity, cherry drink, I've got some left over in this can that is split with someone else because I couldn't take any more of it. You can get it from me for a limited time since I will be tossing it, unfinished, into the bin. Like that? It's very British of me to call it a "bin." I'm classier than you can imagine. Too classy to drink this swill.

Website
http://www.drinktradewinds.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Juice
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on July 19th, 2012
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Tradewinds Tropicals Passionfruit Lemonade

Tradewinds Tropicals Passionfruit Lemonade

Summer is upon us and a wave of new lemonades is rising to a crest. If there ever was a seasonal beverage then lemonade is it. I’ve never once even given a thought to drinking lemon water unless the temperate was over 80 degrees. The more the temperate rises the more my brain thinks about it. This weekend held the first ridiculously hot days of the year and being the idiot I am I was in NYC wearing jeans because I thought I wouldn’t need shorts. I was sweating like crazy unloading gear from the van to bring it into Webster Hall and all I wanted was the perfect lemonade. A quick search of bodegas brought me to this little treat. The only thing that would have sounded more perfect to me at that moment in time would have been a blackberry lemonade, but I will happily take what I can get.
I was so hot and this was a great refresher, but there was a problem. This is great as a passionfruit drink, but it could use more lemonade flavor. I want more tartness. The whole reason to drink lemonade is the nice tart refreshment. This is more like a passionfruit juice with a splash of lemonade. It’s quite enjoyable and it tastes great, but I feel off calling it lemonade.

Website
http://www.drinktradewinds.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 12th, 2012
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Tradewinds Tropicals Mango Fruit Juice Drink

Tradewinds Tropicals Mango Fruit Juice Drink

I wrote a long drawn out review for this, and then I hit the wrong button and lost it all. It was pure, complete annoyance. To be honest I don't even remember what I wrote and I don't want to write it all again. Here's the gist of it:

A) Tallboys are awesome. When you're younger it's rad to get so much beverage for so cheap. When you're older and don't want so much sugar, they are great for sharing.

B) I thought this was an iced tea until I opened it. I was wrong. I didn't even know Tradewinds made juice.

C) I drank this at work today. I work in a tiny room with a conveyor dryer that gets up to 400 degrees. I was dripping sweat and parched. This gave me instant refreshment.

D) Even thought this only has 5% juice in it, it tastes exactly like a blend of mango and apple juices. Normally a higher percentage of juice is what I look for, but it really tasted great, so I didn't mind.

E) You can almost feel the grittiness of the sugar in this. Normally that would be a turn off, but it really worked in this drink.

I hope I don't mess this up again.

Website
http://www.drinktradewinds.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 20th, 2011
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