Trader Joe’s Blackberry Crush

Trader Joe's Blackberry Crush

It’s hard to admit it, but I was wrong.

I was wrong about blackberry. I’m not talking about the smartphone.

In a previous post about Blackberry preserves, I not only demonstrated a decided lack of knowledge in the jams/jellies/preserves/fruit spread department, but I think I may have maligned the often misunderstood, dark, raspberry-like fruit known as the blackberry.

I am deeply sorry to the blackberries all over the world. In my previous post, I said that I had underestimated you. But it seems that you are far more than I could have ever hoped for in a berry.

Blackberries are a good team-player, as you can see. This beverage features a dynamic trio of fruits: blackberry, white grape and apple. Move over, pineapple/orange/banana. Smooth sweetness is provided by the white grape and apple juices. Then the blackberry puree adds an incredible, rich, full, tart flavor. This is how I wanted the blackberry preserves taste. Although I wouldn’t recommend it, I did think about it. It is a little bit thicker than the average juice, but not to the point that it loses any refreshing gulpability. It’s delicious. It has an almost earthy flavor, but it is still very sweet.

I don’t really have any complaints. There were little particles of blackberry in the drink, but you’ll get that with any real fruit puree. It makes the drink feel more authentic. It reminds you that you are drinking real fruit, not processed fake fruit.

This one will definitely be on our regular-purchased Trader Joe’s beverage list. It was also liked by Sonia. It was a 4.5. So do I. Bottom line: 9/10