In my quest to avoid drinking soda I have recently been drinking white grape juice as well as other beverages. Normally I try to buy grocery items that are on sale and that includes white grape juice. Within the past couple of months I have consumed large containers of two different brands of white grape juice and I think they would be good items to compare. As I type this article I am drinking a cup of one of the juices.
Presented here is an article which compares Welch’s 100% White Grape Juice and Stop & Shop 100% White Grape Juice.
The white grape juice containers being compared here are 64 ounce bottles. Each bottle holds eight 8 fluid ounce servings of juice.
The regular retail price charged for one 64 ounce container of Welch’s 100% White Grape Juice at Hartford, Connecticut area supermarkets generally ranges between $3.99 and $4.39.
The regular retail price charged for one 64 ounce bottle of Stop & Shop 100% White Grape Juice at Hartford, Connecticut area Stop & Shop supermarkets is approximately $3.59.
Consistency / Texture
The consistencies of these two varieties of white grape juice are pretty much identical.
Welch’s 100% White Grape Juice contains 150 calories with 0 calories from fat per eight fluid ounce serving. This grape juice also contains 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 grams total fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 20 mg of sodium, 39 grams total carbohydrates, 38 grams of sugars and 0 grams of protein per eight fluid ounce serving.
Stop & Shop 100% White Grape Juice contains 160 calories per eight fluid ounce serving. This white grape juice also contains 0 grams total fat, 35 mg of sodium, 39 grams total carbohydrates, 37 grams of sugars and 0 grams of protein per eight fluid ounce serving.
Taste / Flavor
When it comes to flavor these two varieties of white grape juice are similar but not identical. The Welch’s variety seems to have a zestier taste while the Stop & Shop juice seems to offer a mellower flavor.
Each brands’ front label states that its juice is made with Niagara grapes and is from concentrate. Although their sugar contents are almost the same the Welch’s juice tastes sweeter to me.
While I do enjoy the flavors offered by both of these juices, I also frequently diluted them with water which makes them lighter and more appealing to me. No matter if it’s white or purple I have been adding water to grape juice for years. Being a recovering alcoholic I find that straight grape juice can sometimes resemble wine to me so I add just a little water to it. The juice tastes better to me that way also.
On a flavor scale of one through ten I would assign Welch’s 100% White Grape Juice a rating of 9.25 and Stop & Shop 100% White Grape Juice a rating of 9.50.
Welch’s White Grape Juice is packaged in a tall, sculpted plastic bottle that is easy to open and reclose. The violet, white and green front label features rows of grapes and a a cluster of grapes and the rear label lists all pertinent nutritional information.
Stop & Shop 100% White Grape Juice is packaged in a clear plastic sculpted bottle that is also easy to open and reclose. The white and green front label features a bunch of grapes and the rear label lists all relevant nutritional information.
This is not the first time I have preferred a store brand product over a more well-known similar name brand product. While I certainly enjoy consuming Welch’s 100%White Grape Juice I have to say that I slightly prefer the Stop & Shop 100% White Grape Juice.
Personal experience with the juices
The product label