Rio Red Grapefruit Juice
March 19, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Tempted by the Fruit of...
Encountered by those searching for the identity of the original tree of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, the grapefruit was first described in 1750 as the “forbidden fruit.”
Tempted by its alluring origin and bright character, years ago, we juiced the grapefruit into a classic refresher. Partnering with a fourth-generation family-owned company, recognized for prowess in the realm of fruit, we created Trader Joe’s Rio Red Grapefruit Juice. It showcases Texas Rio Red Grapefruits, known for their sweetness and naturally high concentration of beneficial phytochemicals like lycopene. Lemon and white grape juices are added to boost the sweet acidity and balance the tart bite. It swallows smoothly and flows with eye-opening energy. And you know it’s been well received, because 15 years later, it’s still flowing strong! Tempted? We’re selling a 64 ounce bottle of Rio Red Grapefruit Juice for $3.49.
Culinary Curiosity: How did this cross between an orange and a pomelo get named after a grape? Grapefruit got its name from the way it grows in clusters (like grapes) on the tree.