Monday, December 5, 2011

Cranberry Naturals Reduced-Calorie Juice Drinks–With Just 70 Calories (Product Review and Giveaway)

 Closed.  And, the winner is Donna.



All-natural, reduced-calorie cranberry juice cocktails, sweetened with a blend of sugar and Truvia® - No HFCS, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Naturally sweet!

About Cranberry Naturals:

*Cranberry Naturlas are the first reduced-calorie cranberry juice to be 100% natural and sweetened with Truvia brand natural sweetener.

*Cranberry Naturals Classic Cranberry contains 30% real cranberry juice, just 70 calories and only 17 grams of suger per 8-ounce serving.

*The leading brand of shelf-stable cranberry juice cocktail blends contain less than 20% juice, 120 calories and 30 grams of sugar per 8-ounce serving.
*Cranberry juice contains natural vitamins and minerals that are highly effective in the treatment of urinary tract, bladder and kidney infections.

*Shelf stable cranberry juices made with at least 30% cranberry juice, such as Cranberry Naturals, provide a healthy dose of antioxidants and phytochemical that help protect against heart disease and cancer.

My Thoughts:
This was the first time I had tried the Old Orchard brand, and with their new Cranberry Naturals juices, I couldn't wait to see what I was missing.  Wow, was this flavored cranberry juice tasty.  I was sent 2 bottles to sample -- Cranberry Apple and Cranberry Pomegranate

It was hard to choose a favorite between these two, as they were both so good. Each glass offered a light and crisp cranberry taste, without the added sugar (each glass contains only 70 calories). Instead of using highly processed sugars, Old Orchard uses Truvia (an all-natural sweetener) to enhance this beverage.

In addition to the two flavors I was sent to sample, Old Orchard also offers Classic Cranberry, Cranberry Grape, Cranberry Raspberry and Cranberry Blueberry as part of this new Naturals line.

If you love cranberry juice, or are looking for new juice that contains less sugar and calories to consume, why not give Cranberry Naturals a try today.  Before heading to your local market to buy, first visit the Old Orchard website and join their club, so you can download valuable coupons, like $.50 off a 64 oz. bottle of Cranberry Naturals.

Everyone in my family enjoyed these juices, including Savannah.  We are now saying goodbye to those other juices that really don’t contain juice – just tons of sugar, and making sure we have bottles of Cranberry Naturals chilled in the fridge.  I can’t wait to try the Cranberry Blueberry juice.

I was asked by the folks at Old Orchard to use their Cranberry Naturals juices in a unique way in the kitchen.  So, this past weekend, I tweeted a family recipe to include this juice.  Here is my recipe below.  Everyone loved the bread – as, there were only crumbs left in the dish at the end of the night!
Cranberry Nut Bread


3/4 cup cranberry juice
1 cup sifted all-purpose white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon dry buttermilk
1/2 cup walnuts or sliced almonds (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 1/2 tablespoons of your favorite marmalade (pineapple, mixed berry, peach, orange, apricot, etc.)
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon grated orange peel


Add all ingredients in order suggested by machine manufacturer. Select Basic/Specialty setting;
If you have created a unique recipe with cranberry juice, I would love to have you share below, as I am always looking for fun and tasty ways to create or tweak recipes.

One lucky reader will win FREE Cranberry Naturals coupons from Old Orchard to use towards the purchase of these tasty juices.  To enter, please head on over to the Old Orchards website and let me know something you learned (not mentioned in my post) about this brands juices or company.  Then, leave a comment below with your findings.  Make sure to include your email address with your comment, so that I can contact you if you win.  Good luck!!

Contest open to US residents only.  Ends on 12/19.  Then, I will use to draw winner.  Winner has 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize, or I will have to draw another winner.
Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. They also sell frozen concentrate

  2. I learned that each eight-ounce serving of their 100% Juice counts as two servings of fruit.
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  3. I learned that they also make tea.

    debbi.diamondgrove at gmail dot com

  4. I learned that when the fruits that they use are harvested, the water is removed from them. When they blend the juice, the water is added back, in just the right amounts.

    twinkle at optonline dot net

  5. I learned that Old Orchard is a family owned company and they are still located in the middle of an old apple orchard :) Thanks for the chance. I'd love to try the product.
    lambeaugal at

  6. I learned they are currently doing a donation challenge

  7. They have a fan club where you can earn points and coupons by submitting questions and recipes.arobimom at gmail dot com

  8. i did not know that it also comes in concentrate

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  9. The Old Orchard story began as a humble farming operation over twenty-five years ago and has since grown to offer over 100 different products available at stores across the nation and around the globe. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.