Posted: May 12, 2015 at 10:53 AM
(Last Updated: May 14, 2015 at 11:38 AM)
This is definitely one of the more unique blends that we’ve sampled from Pressed Juicery. Blending spinach, romaine, parsley, activated charcoal (from coconut shells) and coconut water, the first thing that everyone will notice is the black color of the liquid. This, of course, comes from the activated charcoal, a detoxifying ingredient that is popping up in more and more cold-pressed juice brands. From a taste perspective, the product is smooth and refreshing, with the coconut water being the most dominant flavor in the mix. There’s a mild note from the greens, but this is far from being a green juice. The charcoal does add a slight grit and subtle flavor note to the product, which we’d describe as being slightly roasted or smoky. It actually pairs quite nicely with the natural nutty of the coconut water, so after a few sips it’s pretty hard to distinguish the flavor from the others. Lastly, we appreciate that this product is low in calories (80) and sugar (5g per serving). All in all, we really like what Pressed Juicery has created with this product. From a visual perspective, the label and packaging are similar to the other flavors. Like many other juice brands, the company opted to forgo flavor names and just list the ingredients. While that makes things somewhat confusing on some of its flavors, the fact that this one has black-colored liquid definitely helps set it apart. Otherwise, we do like the simplicity and cleanliness of the label. It certainly fits with the minimally processed theme of cold-pressed juice. Overall, a nice addition to the lineup.