Thursday, March 08, 2007
Minute Maid Fruit Plus
Functional foods sound like such a great idea, don't they? Imagine drinking something and besides tasting good, it's good for you - and with added benefits, too. That's the idea behind Minute Maid's new fruit juices. One has added fiber, the other added antioxidants. Great. In theory.
But in order for me to rave about this, they have to taste much better. Sorry! The yellow juice has orange, carrots, apples and apricots, and added pro-biotic fibers. The purple one has apples, grapes, blueberries and pomegranate, and antioxidants galore - and this one actually tastes quite ok. But it's a bit bitter, and makes my tongue feel fuzzy. Both juices are a bit thick, and not quite as liquid as I would have preferred.
So. Sorry. No hearty recommendation here. I was glad to try them, sure, but I don't think I'd buy them. No matter how healthy they are.