Photo: Trader Joe's
There's a new drink in town at Trader Joe's, and it's sure to be a hit—Sparkling Apple Cider Drinking Vinegar! @TraderJoesList, the popular Instagram account for sharing exciting new products, shared a photo of the Strawberry Basil flavor yesterday. We're not so sure about the supposed health benefits listed in the caption, but we're excited to try it either way!
We talked to Kenya Friend-Daniel, PR Director for Trader Joe's, and she told us to also be on the lookout for their Organic Cucumber & Mint flavor too! Both flavors will be available at Trader Joe's location wide on Monday, June 3 and will retail for $1.69 per bottle.
The drinking vinegar is only 30 calories per bottle and contains five grams of sugar. Some followers commented they didn't like that this drink contained added sugars, but a sparkling water-ACV hybrid sounds like it probably needs a hint of sweetness! Honey is the sweetener of choice here, and we refuse to feel bad about drinking these whatsoever.
If you're a fan of apple cider vinegar drinks you should try our Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic, as well as our Strawberry Shrub Mocktail and Cocktail! It might also be a nice substitute for sodas and other sugary beverages if you're trying to break the habit.
Pictured recipe: Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
Pictured recipe: Strawberry Shrub Mocktail
Pictured recipe: Strawberry Shrub Cocktail
You may also be wondering if this drink could help boost weight loss. Some people swear by apple cider vinegar as a magic bullet for reaching their goal weight, but there isn't enough research for us to get behind it. While ACV may aid in weight loss or management, we're wary of any claims that one food or product will revolutionize your health. So you should probably just drink this (in moderation) for the taste instead. If you don't enjoy the tartness, it's probably not worth your money.