Green Plant Juice: Looks Gross, Tastes Great

This past week at work, we’ve been demoing Trader Joe’s Green Plant Juice, and I’ll tell you right now, it looks disgusting. Its hue is a brown-green mix that, to my surprise, customers have been frequently mistaking for coffee. (I try my best to correct them before they mix half-and-half in with it, and so far, I’ve been doing a good job.)

So far, the descriptions I’ve been giving would disqualify me from any position in marketing or sales, but I’m not done yet. The stuff looks dissuasive, but it tastes delicious. I’m normally the kind of person disinterested in trying a green beverage, because its color implies that the main ingredients are vegetables or plant life. That’s not to say that I don’t love my veggies or my greens, just that I think they’re best separated from a liquid substance. However, in this case, that’s not my opinion.

When I work in the demo station, it’s a natural inclination to try what I’m sampling, so that I’m able to tell customers what it’s like and/or recommend it. When I tried the Green Plant Juice this week, I was pleasantly surprised! But in reading the contents, it makes sense:

Trader Joe’s Green Plant Juice is made up of five fruit juice concentrates. Its flavor is dominated by peach, banana, mango, apple, and pineapple. And to even the scale in terms of healthiness, it’s also got broccoli, spinach, barley grass, chlorella, and spirulina. Not sure about those last two ingredients? They’re types of algae. That’s a little off-putting, I know, but that’s where the health boost comes from, and you can’t taste either one. 🙂


You can pick up a 64-oz. bottle at your local Trader Joe’s for $3.99. I’ve heard from many customers that it serves greatly as a smoothie base, but according to my taste buds, it’s perfectly fine on its own. 😛

This product is not gluten-free


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