Trader Joe Maple Water First Impressions Review

And now something different. While shopping at Trader Joe, I spotted a colorful new item, and I was curious enough to try it. It is the Trader Joe Maple Water, in 32oz room temperature tetrapak style container. You refrigerate after opening, but you can keep it out as long as it is not opened.

THE TASTE: despite the name, this does not taste strong like maple syrup. It has a very mild maple taste, quite subdued. It is watery first, maple second. It is nowhere near as distinctive in taste as something like unflavored coconut water. It does not leave a lingering aftertaste, it is a rather polite beverage. Overall I liked it, but with a $3 price, I consider it perhaps more of a special occasion type of a drink than a day to day (brewing tea is a lot cheaper). The nutrition information agrees with this…

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… it has just 25 calories per serving (8oz), with a total of 100 calories for the whole 32oz container. It’s fairly light on nutrition, 30% manganese and 2% calcium. It has lots of zeros, in fat, protein, and sodium. That’s right, 0mg sodium! There are carbs however, 5g of sugar out of 6g of carbs. Keep in mind, these numbers are per the usual FDA rules, so the usual math rounding happens.

The list of ingredients is shockingly short, just one item, maple water (SAP) as you can see in the picture below:

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A small picture of the front face of the container follows…

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