OKF Organic Aloe Vera Drink

OKF Organic Aloe Vera Drink

Better than Orbitz?

It’s hard to find a good Aloe Vera based drink in this city. Now I had better fess up to the fact that I belong in that distinct subclass of people who enjoy things floating in their drinks, the kind of guy who likes pulp in his my orange juice. Funnily enough, when it comes to peanut butter I fall firmly on the smooth side of the smooth/chunky debate, but that’s a story for another time.

You may or may not remember Orbitz, but I sincerely hope you do. Released in the early 90’s, during that time when a mass madness had gripped the populous that compelled it to produce an endless succession of gimmicky soft drinks, Orbitz was king of all gimmicky drinks. This clear soda was imbued with a loose matrix of what amounted to slime which served to kind of hold aloft “flavor orbs”, little chewy candy balls. The idea was that the balls would appear to be levitating in some sort of futuristic super soda to be cherished by all. The practical effect was that everyone hated the look and taste of Orbitz immediately. Everyone but me that is. The audacity of these floating balls immediately captured my heart, only to break it when they left me forever following the almost blindingly quick bankrupcy of the company.

Some years later, my older brother returned from a trip to Korea with the very first bottle of Aloe Vera drink I had ever seen. The weird color, the floating bits of chewy stuff – aloe vera drink immediately conqured that place in my heart that Orbitz had cleared before. My brother, a kind and gentle soul of a teenager at the time, immediately forbade anyone from drinking any of the Aloe Vera Drink but himself and certain, select friends. I didn’t care. Tip-toeing up to the refridgerator at a moment when the house was absolutely empty, I snuck my first sip. The taste was more wonderful than I could have imagined!!!! I immediately forgot all about Orbitz – Aloe Vera Drink would be my new refreshment king. Go to hell, Orbitz! Rot and die, for all I care. Aloe Vera drink would be seeing to all my needs from then on.

Unfortunately, I had to cut my felonious aloe vera sipping to an absolute minimum, lest I incur the vicious, teenaged wrath of my older brother. Always since that day have I searched the shelves of our bland America stores in hopes of finding an aloe vera drink that did that one justice. Always have I been disappointed. Worst of all, is to find over and over again that malicious, deformed contender El Sol brand Aloe Vera Drink. Looking in all the unseeming ways like authentic aloe vera drink, El Sol masks any enjoyable aloe vera taste with a heavy grape flavoring. What the hell, El Sol? Let the Aloe Vera speak for itself, man – dare to taste its beauty. The consumer public can handle it.

This old quest was rekindled when I happened across OKF Organic Aloe Vera Drink at Trader Joes. This product deserves full high marks on many fronts. It keep additives to a minimum (no preservatives, artificial flavors or coloring), uses organic aloe, includes plenty of aloe vera bits into the drink along with aloe vera gel itself. Was it good enough to do to that Korea Aloe Vera Drink what Korean Aloe Vera Drink did to Orbitz? Alas, no. Aloe Vera Drink ventured too close to bland for me. There is no sugar added which means while there are only 60 calories per serving it tastes more like water than soda – similar to the new coconut water beverages. So while it may not have been what I was looking for, it was the most enjoyable Aloe Vera drink I’ve had in years. I give it my full recommendation to people looking for a healthier alternative to soft drinks or just a new beverage to try.

Would I Recommend It: If you’ve never tried an aloe vera drink, this isn’t a bad one to get started on. For everyone else, this is likely to be the healthiest aloe vera drink you’ll find.

Would I Buy It Again: It’s not perfect, but I predict I’ll be coming back for more.

Final Synopsis: Let’s the aloe vera speak for itself, but doesn’t have quite enough to say.


13 Comments on “OKF Organic Aloe Vera Drink”

  1. Natasha says:

    Trader Joes used to sell a brand of aloe juice called J1 Aloe Pulp Juice. It was sweetened with honey and pure cane sugar and was so tasty. They dropped J1 for this OKF brand, and I couldn’t be more disappointed. Although it contains cane sugar, it lacks the sweetness found in J1. I am not sure I will purchase again.

  2. Annapolis with cancer says:

    I am being treated for cancer and the chemo burns my esophagus each month. The OKF aloe drink refrigerated cut the pain immediately and was so soothing…what a relief..thank you thank you thank you.. The laxative properties would also be helpful for those with chemo side effects! Great product!! Annapolis, MD. Shop your stores often.

  3. jen says:

    I tried the TJ OKF aloe drink today and really like it. will buy many more.

  4. Pablo says:

    Dude, where did you find the OKF Organic Aloe Vera Juice with no sugar added? Trader Joe’s only has the one with 22 grams of sugar (also OKF). I tried the one they carry, it tastes great, but it has too much sugar.

  5. jflash says:

    this is the best tasting aloe drink I have tried, bought it at traders joes phoenix for a buck, greatness.

  6. Christine Witcher says:

    I tried the OKF Aloe Vera Drink for the first time that I bought at my first trip to Trader Joe’s. Now I have alot of gastrointestinal problems. Overly frequent reflux, extreme excess gas, nauseous & sour stomach. So I thought I’d try it with a recommendation from Crusher in Marietta, Ga. I’m super, super picky about taste and this was very good. Although I don’t have any other Aloe Vera drinks to compare it to other than one I tried over 25 years ago. I look forward to buying more I liked it that much.

  7. Dan says:

    Try a Asian market they will have the Korean brand your talking about I pass by it and a bunch of other brands when I go shopping with my GF. The one I like is by Hanasia. I don’t knowwhere you live but here in Ca. its really easy to find.

  8. sharon says:

    I love the okf aloe vera drink with pulp, the pulp is the best part, its sweet any very good

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love OKF strawberry Aloe Vera King so much!! Trying to quit diet pop and this works for me. Please keep carrying this product!

  10. Sharon Gomez says:

    I’ve tasted this brand and it is awful! In my opinion El Sun is the best band for aloe vera juice. It is full of pulp, its not too sweet, and it goes down oh so smooth. To me it taste like aloe vera more than any of the other brands. Each time I go to the store I buy one of the biggest bottles and down it before I get home from the grocery store. The juice is very addicting. For me, there is no other aloe vera juice that comes close to this one. Its the best.

  11. Mrs. Mayfield says:

    Well in Amarillo to find it you can go to the “little mexican grocery” and get OKF. Or go get the bland Alo’ Walmart stuff. We have found the The Tadin brand at the little mom and pop store but it is bland also. We have found that the VisVita brand is just as good as OKF and can be bought at the Amigos United. We have tried every brand they have here and those are the two we like the best. Good luck searching and know that a serving is 1/3 of the l16 oz bottles. It can cause diarrhea if you go crazy and drink too much.

  12. Matt says:

    I was just Googling this drink in combination of Orbitz, as that is exactly what I am always reminded of when I drink OKF Aloe! It actually contains all but two ingredients of Orbitz. I was thrilled to have discovered this and with a variety of flavors.

  13. Brittany Bouquet Juel says:

    I have been drinking OKF Organic Aloe Vera drink for years and I truly can come up with 100 reasons why everyone should be drinking it at as well 🙂

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