The Best Fruit Juices
These nine thirst quenchers―all 100 percent juice―are naturally sweet, refreshing, and good for you, too.
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company Orange JuicePulpy 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 JuiceTesters 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 GrapeThis 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.
Whole Foods 365 100% Juice PomegranateThis 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-PomegranateThis 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 RaspberryA “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.