What makes mango juice so magical?

This healthy, refreshing beverage can delight the taste buds at any time of day.  Premium juices are often thicker and more filling than orange or apple juice, but are not as thick or caloric as most smoothies.

Premium fruit juices are rarely singular in flavor, instead drinkers will enjoy a rainbow of fruit notes which can include orange, pineapple, papaya, pear, and banana.  Sometimes hints of a sweeter vegetable, such as a carrot, can even break through.What should Premium Juices Avoid?  Premium juices should avoid musty or candy notes.  The texture should be smooth, not chalky.  And while most fruit juices need a small amount of sour flavor to keep the sweetness in check, an ill-proportioned amount of sour flavor can put a damper on the tasting experience.   While most fruit juices will contain some astringency, the attribute that can make your mouth feel dry, the ideal mango juice will quench your thirst not leave you reaching for water. What makes Mighty Mango the Best Tasting?   After the certified Master Tasters at ChefsBest defined the ideal mango juice, the blind taste taste was administered.  A statistical analysis of the results revealed that Naked Juice’s Mighty Mango was the best tasting mango juice in the group!  Naked Juice’s Mighty Mango has the best consistency, flavors, texture and other attributes that chefs considers to be important.  Mighty Mango’s overall quality make it worthy to carry the Best Taste Award. Also Judged: Odwalla, Bolthouse Farms

Tasting terms

  • texture

    A dimension used to organize attributes like mouthfeel, graininess and initial bite, it is one of the five dimensions used by ChefsBest Master Tasters to evaluate food. Example: Glazed popcorn will have a crunch texture. The texture of milk chocolate should be creamy and smooth.

  • chalky

    The tendency of some foods or ingredients to have a fine or powdery texture that clings to the mouth. Example: Antacid liquids and meal replacement drinks can have an unpleasant chalky texture.

  • sour

    One of the basic tastes; often considered sharp, tart and acidic. Example: Lemon juice, vinegar and fermented foods often have a strong sour component.

  • flavor

    A combination of a food's basic taste and its accompanying aroma, flavor is the distinctive taste of a food or ingredient while it is in the mouth. Along with aroma, appearance, texture and taste, flavor is one of the five dimensions considered by ChefsBest Master Tasters. Example: Chocolate chip cookies should have a moderate chocolate flavor accompanied by a slightly lower level of complex dough flavor that includes egg, flour, vanilla and brown sugar notes.

  • astringency

    The tendency of some foods to cause the mouth to pucker; often associated with the presence of tannins or acidity. Example: Red wine, tea, grapefruit juice and pickles can be astringent.

  • attribute

    A narrowly defined quality belonging to a food or ingredient; used to break the many qualities of food into specific parts that can be evaluated separately. Example: To judge cheese crackers, Certified Master Tasters will look at specific attributes like cheese intensity, saltiness, crispness, color, and the character of cheese flavors.