The Best Fruit Juices
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company Orange Juice
Pulpy and delicious, this juice reminded one fan of “eating an orange―without getting sticky hands.”
To buy: $6 for 64 ounces; sold in the refrigerator case.
Mott’s Natural Fresh-Pressed Apple Juice
Testers were wowed by this winner’s rich color and deep, ciderlike flavor, calling it “juicy” and “refreshing.”;
To buy: $2.65 for 64 ounces.
Old Orchard Organics 100% Concord Grape
This distinctive sweet-sour drink “has a nice pucker to it, which is what you want in a grape juice,” declared a staffer going in for seconds.
To buy: $5 for 64 ounces.
Testers delighted in this bright, not-too-tart offering, relishing the bits of pink fruit. Gushed one, “Forget coffee―this is how I want to start my day.”
To buy: $3.80 for 59 ounces; sold in the refrigerator case.
Whole Foods 365 100% Juice Pomegranate
This pick’s lush and flowery taste was undeniably appealing. “Plus, there’s no chalkiness, as with other pomegranate juices,” noted a convert.
To buy: $5 for 32 ounces.
Best Orange Blend
Tropicana Pure Valencia With Mango
“The mango cuts the acidity of the orange,” noted a taster of this mellow pairing. “It’s almost like a smoothie,” she added happily, “so it seems more like a snack than a beverage.”
To buy: $4 for 54 ounces; sold in the refrigerator case.
Best Apple Blend
Martinelli’s Gold Medal Apple-Pomegranate
This rose-colored combination of tart apple and pomegranate juices is “light and thirst-quenching. It’s not too sweet, making it a perfect mix for both kids and adults.”
To buy: $6 for 50.7 ounces.
Best Pomegranate Blend
Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Blueberry
“Very intense,” declared a staffer. “The pomegranate is strong, but the fresh blueberry taste still comes through.”
To buy: $11 for 48 ounces; sold in the refrigerator case.
Best Cranberry Blend
RW Knudsen Family Cranberry Raspberry
A “well-balanced” mix of raspberry and apple softens the bite of cran-berry in this “extremely smooth” blend. “It’s just tart enough” was the group’s verdict.
To buy: $3.70 for 32 ounces.