When my grandkids come to visit they expect certain things. One is a treat of some kind. It might be a surprise gift, a cupcake or batch of cookies or a craft we can make together. The other thing they depend on is that Nana will always have juice on hand.
Of course, given my druthers, I prefer serving them healthy juices that are fresh, low in fat and even sugar free. Most of the time they are happy with that. However, every once in a while I will indulge their love for sugar with juices like Mondo’s Fruit Squeezers.
One of their favorites is Legendary Berry. I’m okay with that because these juices at least contain 50% less sugar than many of the leading fruit drinks on the market today.
Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers come 6 to a package. Each bottle represents 6.75 fl. oz. for the package total of 2.53 pt. or 1.2 L.
There are 20 calories in each bottle of Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers. Of that amount; however, there are none that are fat-related.
Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers contains no cholesterol or fat and only has a moderate carbohydrate content at 5 g. It does contain a sugar infusion of 4 grams. Unfortunately, these drinks have no real nutritional value attached to them.
Ingredients include high fructose corn syrup and water, It also contains acesulfame potassium, artificial color, aspartame, both artificial and natural flavors and potassium sorbate.
The drinks can be stores in a pantry until opened. Once opened; however, they do need to be refrigerated.
Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers are packaged in semi-transparent plastic bottles, which can be recycled. In California, the bottles can be returned for a cash refund.
Here is my summary review:
Taste: 2 stars. I think you have to be a kid to appreciate the taste of Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers. I find them too sugary and devoid of any real juice flavor.
Appearance: 5 stars: These drinks are a pretty blue color, which catches a child’s attention on the store shelf.
Reputation: 3 stars. Once known for drinks that were too sugary in nature, Mondo has switched to aspartame to cut the sugar content. The move has not been popular among parents who fear the long-term effects of the chemicals contained therein. However, given the fact that aspartame is hidden in hundreds of food and drink products unknown to the general public, it is unlikely the small amount here will do any more harm than will those.
Nutrition: 3 stars. While these drinks contain no cholesterol or fat and only moderate carbs, the fact remains that they have no nutritional value whatsoever.
Ease: 5 stars. The bottles used to house Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers are simple enough for a kid to open. You just twist and drink. It doesn’t get easier than that.
Green rating: 5 stars. All of the packaging for Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers is recyclable.
Packaging: 5 stars. The juice comes in individual semi-transparent plastic bottles with an easy open, twist cap system. A cellophane outer label done in bright psychedelic colors of purple, yellow, blue, pink and red against a clear background grabs the customer’s attention at first glance. Red, yellow and white lettering pops off the label, making it easy to locate these drinks on any store shelf.
Freshness: 5 stars. Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers are vacuum-sealed for freshness. The juice will last quite awhile as long as the seal isn’t broken. However, each package also contains a “use by” date which is stamped on the outer cellophane label. Once opened, the juice will keep in the fridge for about 1 week.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. The bottles are small at 7″ in height and less than 2″ in diameter. Individually, they will fit into a refrigerator door, the freezer, etc. Packaged together, the size is 7″ in height by 6.75″ in width and 3.5″ in depth. That is still small enough to fit in a kitchen cupboard, cabinet or pantry with ease.
Availability: 5 stars. Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers are available in many grocery stores, discount department stores, drug stores and convenience marts.
Price: 5 stars. Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers are inexpensive, retailing for between $.79 and $1.49 for a package of 6. That makes each drink about $.12 to $.21 apiece, which is very economical.
Product purchase probability: 4 stars. My grandkids love Mondo’s Legendary Berry Fruit Squeezers so I will have them on hand for occasional indulgence.
Final rating: 4.2 stars.
5 stars = outstanding
4 stars = good
3 stars = average
2 stars = below average
1 star = poor