Review: Hearty Greens
Posted: Feb 23, 2016 at 1:51 PM
(Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016 at 12:13 PM)
There are two green juices that are part of the initial Naked Pressed lineup: Bright Greens and Hearty Greens. Of the two, we were slightly more fond of this one, Hearty Greens. It blends nine different ingredients, including celery, apple, romaine, cucumber, orange, spinach, lemon, wheatgrass, kale, and spearmint. It also has the lowest caloric and sugar content (80 and 17g, respectively) of Naked's initial flavor set. And it’s definitely not short on flavor; celery, romaine, kale, and mint provide the majority. From there, the apple, orange, and cucumber hit your palate, which helps to keep the flavor of the greens from being overpowering. We’re pretty impressed with what Naked has been able to create -- it’s a huge step above its flagship line. Packaging is clean and polished, but feels like the company tried to take a safe approach rather than one that will necessarily turn this brand into a serious player. The Naked logo doesn’t feel fully integrated into the design and is, due to its small size, easy to miss. And it certainly lacks in comparison to the more design conscious look of Evolution Fresh and Suja, which, at least at the time of writing this review, are its most serious competitors. While there’s definitely still room for improvement, this is definitely a good first effort for Naked and one that’s becoming necessary if it is to stay relevant and innovative.