Trader Joe's Dynamo
Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products for their site What's Good at Trader Joe's?, and so far they've covered more than 300 products. While the reviewers are fans of Trader Joe's, they take reviewing seriously — their first review was even negative. Here's their process:
• They rate products on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.
• For any post, two people rate the product.
• Reviewers give their overall impression and up to five points each.
For Russ, Sonia, Shelly, and Sandy, Trader Joe’s Dynamo fell into the category of Top 4 Healthy Beverages. Noted Russ, "All four of us on the What's Good at Trader Joe's? team are health conscious... sort of. We like to try fresh, vitamin-rich beverages, but we'll rarely stick with a 'health drink' unless it tastes good, too." Here's their take on the product:
Dynamo (6/10 points)
"Don't be mistaken by this product's bold name and color. Its flavor is surprisingly subtle. I'm not saying this drink tastes bad by any means, but I will say that it's probably more useful as a daily multivitamin source than as the sweet, tangy taste-adventure that I thought might have been." Read more about this product on What's Good At Trader Joe's?
Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.