Let me dive right into that answer!
Elderberry Juice is pressed elderberries. We also add <1% of citric acid for shelf stability.
Elderberry Apple Shots are pressed elderberries and apple syrup. The apples add sweetness and balance to the naturally tart and slightly bitter elderberries.
Which one should I choose?
If you would grab unsweetened Cranberry Juice off the shelf, rather than the Cranberry Juice Cocktail, then our Elderberry Juice is for you!
If you prefer the low-sugar preserves and jams, rather than the fully sweetened ones, then Elderberry Juice is for you.
Or -- if you love mixing Elderberry with your cocktails and drinks, Elderberry Juice will give a more pure flavor and has more flexibility in mixing with other ingredients.And lastly, if you really just want the dark-berry power of elderberries, then choose the juice because there's twice as much elderberry-power in the bottle.
On the other hand....
The apple syrup adds shelf-life and so the Elderberry Apple Shots can stay in the fridge after opening for a lot longer than the juice. Apples are naturally anti-microbial.
And apples add their own nutritional profile (like quercetin) to the Elderberry Apple Shots. They also add body and thickness to the juice and make it very easy to just take a swig or teaspoonful.