EDITOR’S NOTE: This post deals with Aldi’s non-orange juice offerings, and we may add to it as we try different juices in the future. If there’s an Aldi juice you’d like to see us review, let us know in the comments below. Read our review of Aldi’s orange juice selection here.
When it comes to juice varieties for the breakfast table, Aldi offers a pretty good selection for a low-inventory grocery store. Aldi carries the standard apple, grape, and orange juices along with more exotic juices such as black cherry plum or pomegranate.
In my house, we limit juice consumption to one small glass (about 4 to 7 ounces) at breakfast time so as not to load up on too many calories, and some of us don’t even drink juice every morning. Juice has gotten a bad rap in recent years because of its calorie content and because it doesn’t provide the beneficial fiber that comes with eating an actual piece of fruit, and even the natural sugars 100% fruit juice contains are not great for teeth when consumed in excess, so we don’t drink juice as a snack or with any meal besides breakfast here. When we do drink juice, though, it always comes from Aldi.
Note that this review deals with 100% fruit juice with no added sugar because that’s what my family drinks exclusively, so you won’t see any “juice drinks” or “juice cocktails” in this post.
These juices are all sold unrefrigerated and should be refrigerated after opening.
Simply Nature Organic 100% Apple Juice
This juice costs $2.29 for a 64-oz. bottle, and it contains water, organic apple juice concentrate, and ascorbic acid (Vitamin D). It contains concentrate from the country of Turkey and is advertised as non-GMO, with 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C per serving. One 8-ounce serving has 110 calories, 35 mg of sodium (2% DV), and 27 grams of total sugars with no added sugar.
This is a staple in my refrigerator and is popular with everyone in our house.
Nature’s Nectar Apple Juice
This costs $1.09 for a 64-oz. bottle and contains apple juice from concentrate (water, apple juice concentrate) and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). It contains concentrate from the country of Ukraine. One 8-ounce serving has 110 calories, 35 mg of sodium (2% DV), and 28 grams of total sugars with no added sugars.
This is another solid choice in the juice aisle at Aldi.
Nature’s Nectar 100% Grape Juice
This juice costs $2.39 for a 64-oz. bottle. It is made with Concord grapes and contains grape juice from concentrate (water, grape juice concentrate) and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). One 8-ounce serving has 150 calories, 35 mg of sodium (2% DV), and 36 grams of sugars with no added sugars. It also has 80% of your daily value of Vitamin C, and the bottle claims one serving gives you two servings of fruit. While the juice has no added sugar, the bottle has a disclaimer stating this is not a low-calorie food.
This tastes like your standard bottled grape juice and is a favorite among my family.
Nature’s Nectar 100% White Grape Juice
This costs $2.39 for a 64-oz. bottle and contains grape juice from concentrate (water, grape juice concentrate), citric acid (for tartness), ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), and potassium metabisulfite (added to maintain flavor and freshness). Those with allergies should be aware this contains sulfites. One 8-oz. serving contains 150 calories and 38 grams of total sugars, with no added sugars.
I don’t buy this as often because my family usually prefers the regular grape juice, but I like this juice, and it is a good option if you want the taste of grape juice without the potential for bad stains if it gets spilled.
Simply Nature 100% Black Cherry Plum Juice
This juice is $2.69 for a 64-oz. bottle and is made with filtered water, apple juice from concentrate, aronia berry juice concentrate, grape juice concentrate, citric acid, cherry juice concentrate, plum juice concentrate, natural flavors, and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). One 8-ounce serving has 130 calories, 35 mg of sodium (2% DV), and 30 grams of total sugars with 0 grams of added sugars. It’s non-GMO verified and has 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C per serving. The bottle states the juice should be used within 7-10 days after opening for best quality, although my family doesn’t drink it that quickly and it still tastes fine.
My mom, daughter, and I all really enjoy this juice. The different fruity flavors stand out and give it a unique taste, but I wish it didn’t have natural flavors. Because of the natural flavors (which probably explains why we like the taste so much), I’ll probably only buy this juice occasionally and not all the time.
Simply Nature Pomegranate Plum Juice
This costs $2.69 for a 64-oz. bottle and contains filtered water, apple juice concentrate, aronia berry juice concentrate, pomegranate juice concentrate, plum juice concentrate, natural flavors, grape juice concentrate, citric acid, and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). One 8-oz. serving has 130 calories, 35 mg of sodium (2% DV), and 29 grams of total sugars with no added sugars. The bottle states it’s best if used within 7-10 days of opening.
My family prefers the Black Cherry Plum Juice over this one, but it still tastes fine. Again, though, with natural flavors on the ingredients list, this is a juice we won’t buy frequently.
Aldi offers a good variety of 100% fruit juices in different flavors, and for less money than name brands, and they all taste good. If you drink juice for breakfast or as a snack, it’s worth checking out the options at Aldi.