Where to Buy: Nana Mae’s Organics on Foodzie
Price: $28.00 for four 32-ounce bottles
With their distinctive harmony of sweet and tart, juicy and crisp, Nana Mae’s Grav. Juice suspends this short season for you. Treat yourself to this apple’s lovely flavor profile in a Spritzer or Marinade today.
What I Think:
I feel that I should start this review by stating that I’ve never (at least not to my knowledge) tried a Gravenstein apple. On my last visit to Whole Foods, I looked for Gravenstein apples because I thought that we would be receiving a sampling of this juice in this month’s Foodzie Tasting Box, and I wanted to become acquainted with this mysterious apple. And while the selection of apples this time of year at Whole Foods is vast, there were no Gravenstein apples.
So I shall have to review this juice without feeling very qualified to judge it on its merits as a juice from Gravenstein apples, and instead, judge it as an apple juice (and I have had several different varieties of apples in my life, my favorite is the Honeycrisp apple).
Wow! TART! But it is sweet too. It starts out with a powerful punch of tartness, and eventually the wave of tartness subsides and a sweetness emerges, as if it had always been there, just waiting in the shadows of its rather strong counterpart. It is an incredibly flavorful apple juice – certainly NOT that sickly sweet apple juice you can find in your local grocery store.
Having no prior experience with Gravenstein apples, I really had no idea of what to expect with this juice. I really enjoyed what I tasted, but, as I am not a big fan of tartness, this is not a product I see myself purchasing in the future. It was delicious, and I like that its only ingredient was apples – no sugar or sweeteners of any kind. I like that it’s organic. But I can’t help but wish it were a little less tart.
My Final Thoughts:
I am not that incredibly fond of tartness, I must confess. Yes, I am enjoying this apple juice, but, I can’t see myself rushing out to buy this juice, nor can I see myself seeking out Gravenstein apples to try one now that I’ve tasted the juice. I think I’ll stick with Honeycrisp.