Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Tale Of Erratic Flavor (And Excellent Nutrition): Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots!

The Good: Fairly nutritious
The Bad: Expensive, Does not taste good at all!
The Basics: Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots is a vegetable juice that is made with excellent ingredients, but still tastes pretty horrible.

I love Bolthouse Farms. It’s a good company and it makes very healthy products that (usually) taste wonderful. The taste is not something that the Daily Roots vegetable juice drink has going for it. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst flavors Bolthouse Farms makes. While this is a very healthy beverage, it is no surprise to me that I was able to find it on clearance today at the grocery store. Ironically, this drink was one of many I found on clearance today at the local grocery store and the only way I’ve managed to keep it down is by pairing it with all of the clearance bacon I bought today!

The Daily Roots is a mix of vegetable juices and “boosts” (added vitamins) and it is pretty much only worthwhile for those who need to drink their vegetables, have no taste buds and too much money!


Bolthouse Farms is a health drink brand and, as a general rule, their products tend to taste better than energy drinks. This is a vegetable beverage that is enhanced with nutrients. Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots comes in a 15.2 fl. oz. plastic bottle that is smooth and very portable. The #1 recyclable bottle is filled with the opaque purple-red liquid, which looks mysterious and not indicative of any particular fruit or vegetable juice. Bolthouse Farms juice products is one of the leading manufacturer of healthy prepared beverages, both of fruit juices and dairy beverages.

The 15.2 fl. oz. bottle gives consumers just under two servings, which is a somewhat esoteric amount.

Ease Of Preparation

Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots is a liquid in the 15.2 fl. oz. bottle and is a ready-to-drink beverage. So, preparation is as easy as opening a plastic bottle. Daily Roots has a plastic cap that easily twists off and can be put back on in order to reseal it. It is important to note that this is supposed to be refrigerated, so quality of the beverage may degrade if it is left out at room temperature before or after the bottle is open. This has a pretty standard security seal ring around the lower half of the cap and informs the consumer as to whether the product has been opened by cracking off when the top is twisted.


The Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots smells like beets and radishes. The acidic scent of the juice is anything but inviting and the aroma is not reminiscent of anything other than vegetables. The acidic, somewhat sour scent of this vegetable drink is pungent and very root-oriented.

In the mouth, the Daily Roots flavor is exceptionally variable. One moment, there is a strongly onion flavor mixed with beets and carrots, the next moment there is a rooty-beet flavor that tastes almost like it is mixed with tomatoes. The vegetable flavors are fairly sour and only a little salty. This beverage tastes mostly like liquefied beets, onions and radishes. The flavor is distinctive, but not terribly good.

The Daily Roots drink has a slightly sour aftertaste; the aftertaste actually does not last very long in the mouth.


As a healthy fruit and vegetable beverage, Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots is designed to fill in some of the nutritional gaps one might have in their diet, most notably Vitamin A, which the Daily Roots has 70% of your RDA of! Nutritionally, Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots is an option for those who are dieting or are trying to improve their health, who are looking for specific nutrients and hydration. Daily Roots contains beet juice from concentrate, purple carrot juice from concentrate, and cucumber juice from concentrate (among other things). It contains nothing bad and it is gluten free and does not appear to contain any meat or dairy products in it, so it IS Vegan compliant! As well, there are no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors or genetically modified ingredients!

The Daily Roots drink is very healthy. One serving of Daily Roots has no fat and only 60 calories. While there are 13 total grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of sugars and 3 grams of protein, the beverage has no cholesterol! There are 210 mg (9% RDA) of sodium in each serving. A single serving is a decent source of Calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Iron (25% RDA each), Vitamin C (20% RDA) and Folate (10% RDA). The Daily Roots beverage is incredible for Manganese (50% RDA) and Zinc (40% RDA).


Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots comes in a plastic bottle and it keeps for only a few months. The bottle I bought this morning would have expired on October 22 of this year had I not drunk it all up. This beverage must be refrigerated!

This drink is a fruit and vegetable product and dark purple-red. If this gets on clothes, it will aboslutely stain them. Consult a care guide for your clothes, though I suspect light clothes would need bleach to get this out. Still, the drink wipes off surfaces easily with a cloth, assuming they are impermeable.


Bolthouse Farms Daily Roots is not one of the poorest Bolthouse beverages, it tastes pretty foul and given how many incredibly good Bolthouse Farms beverages there are that taste exceptionally good, it is impossible to recommend it.

For other Bolthouse Farms beverages, please check out my reviews of:
Berry Boost
Holiday Nog (Limited Edition)
Peppermint Mocha (Limited Edition)


For other food reviews, please visit my Food And Drink Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2014 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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