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I Tasted 5 Bottled Cold Brews and These Two Were Top Picks

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Meghan De Maria of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 6: This coffee had the most unpleasant taste and smell of the five I tried. Before the blind taste test was revealed, I thought it was the bottled Trader Joe's cold brew because it looked like a dark stout with a foamy top. I also thought the burned taste might have been due to the added espresso in the bottled Trader Joe's version. However, this last-place option was actually Trader Joe's canned (and non-organic) cold brew.Despite the nice, foamy appearance, this cold brew was very bitter and didn't smell fresh. If you're at Trader Joe's, I'd opt for the bottled cold brew, not the canned version.RELATED: Sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox!

5. Trader Joe's Black Cold Brew Coffee

This coffee had the most unpleasant taste and smell of the five I tried. Before the blind taste test was revealed, I thought it was the bottled Trader Joe's cold brew because it looked like a dark stout with a foamy top. I also thought the burned taste might have been due to the added espresso in the bottled Trader Joe's version. However, this last-place option was actually Trader Joe's canned (and non-organic) cold brew.

Despite the nice, foamy appearance, this cold brew was very bitter and didn't smell fresh. If you're at Trader Joe's, I'd opt for the bottled cold brew, not the canned version.

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