Updated: 01/07/2018

Odwalla Review - 6 Things You Need to Know


Well over 50% of diet products on the market today just don’t work. Let’s see about Odwalla. We took a look at the ingredients, side effects, clinical studies and customer service quality for the foods. Forum posts and comments by the hundreds were also used. Then, we condensed it all to give you the bottom line.

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What is Odwalla?

To begin, Odwalla is a food line that includes juices, bars, smoothies and more. You can find information on each via the official website. Though not all are dedicated to weight-loss, you are supposed to use them to support a healthy diet and that can help you lose more.

It looks like Odwalla, Inc is the company that sells the foods. The website was purchased in 1997, so there’s some longevity there. You cannot buy direct, but you can find the products online and in stores. We like the healthy ingredients and the prices aren’t that bad, but read on…

Poor Taste – “Do I Want to Eat That?”

First off, Odwalla ingredients don’t exactly have the taste every consumer was looking for. “No matter the food product you’re selling, they have to be edible,” says our Research Editor. “If you can’t eat them how are they supposed to help you?”

As a customer said, “There is something very odd about the taste of this bar to me. It grew on me a little bit as I was eating, but I do have to say, despite being impressed with its ingredient list, this was not my favorite bar.”

Another shared, “I don’t think I’ll be returning to this flavor. I just couldn’t bring myself to get used to the taste.”

Others either didn’t mind the flavor or didn’t take notice.

“Nice to find in a nourishment bar. But the flavor is just okay to me,” was one experience.

Another claimed, “I love these bars for breakfast with a cup of coffee. They are delicious.”

No Taste – “Really?”

As if poor taste weren’t bad enough, some customers felt there wasn’t any flavor at all.

“Disappointed I spent this much and now have a box of unappetizing dry cereal bars,” said one user.

Another described it as less than savory, “How do I describe this? Well, it’s bland.”

There are people on the other side of the coin.

“The taste of cranberries is strong, so if you like cranberry go for this one,” was one review.

We also found one that said, “Tasted like berries. However, about half-way through the bar, it just became a bit too much.”

There’s been a connection between tiny things, like intense taste, and a smaller chance of results, based on our research. If Odwalla products have a flavor issue, that’s not the best thing for something you have to eat.

The Science – “Any Real Clinical Proof?”

Well, there’s proof that replacing meals with shakes or bars can work to help you lose weight, if used as a part of a healthy eating and exercise program. However, there’s nothing that says Odwalla is better than the hundreds of other options out there.

What Users Are Saying

"”These things taste great! I actually ate all of them pretty fast. So now I need to order more! It tastes like no other bar out there. I’ve eaten granola bars so much in the military that I actually hate looking at one, but this one caught my eye since it’s healthy with a lot of good stuff in it. I was surprised how much I liked it. Would order again and again.”"

"”I bought these to take with me to Europe. They served their purpose of being a great snack so I didn’t have to buy food all the time. However, the quality of the taste and dryness had me buying water all the time.”"

"”These don’t taste good at all, nobody in my family liked them.”"

The Bottom Line – Does Odwalla Work?

Are we already shopping the Odwalla line? We like the range of products and there’s no doubt using them as part of a clear lifestyle change can help with weight-loss, but we have reservations. The taste seems to be a big issue for many customers and there’s no diet program to help you reach your goals or guide you in the right direction.

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Is Odwalla good for you?

Odwalla smoothies and juices can give consumers a ‘boost’ when it comes to their intake of protein, vitamins, calcium, iron, and protein depending on the flavor they choose. However, one should bear in mind that while these drinks contain no added sugar, all fruits naturally contain sugar. Drinking excessive amounts of Odwalla juices and smoothies could be considered unhealthy in this way.

Is Odwalla organic?

Odwalla has been approved for the USDA Organic Seal. In order to earn this seal, a company’s products must be 95% free of pesticides, fertilizers, and synthetic dyes. They must also be GMO free and processed without the use of irradiation or industrial solvents.

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Is Odwalla pasteurized?

Upon its foundation, Odwalla sold unpasteurized products, citing that the process affecting the flavor of the juice. These days Odwalla uses sanitization procedures like flash pasteurization in order to protect consumers from health risks associated with unpasteurized products, such as E.coli.

What is Odwalla lemonade?

Odwalla lemonade is a GMO free, gluten free, pasteurized juice drink sweetened with cane sugar and natural honey. It contains 50g of sugar and 210 calories.

Who is Odwalla owned by?

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Odwalla’s parent company is The Coca Cola Company.

Is Odwalla carrot juice organic?

Yes. Odwlla’s organic carrot juice is made of fresh, pure pressed carrots and contains no added sugar. It is not made from concentrate.

When did Coca Cola buy Odwalla?

On October 30, 2001, the Coca Cola Company purchased Odwalla for $181 million dollars in order remain competitive with longtime counterpart PepsiCo.


Previous Odwalla Review (Updated May 7, 2010):

What You Should Know

Odwalla is a food company based in California. They produce a variety of all natural products from drinks to protein bars and vitamins. We will take a closer look at these products to determine if and how they can help you lose weight.

List of Ingredients

As there are so many different products produced by Odwalla, the ingredients will vary for each product. We suggest you take a closer look at the individual products you are interested in to learn more about their ingredients.

Product Details

Odwalla produces an extensive line of products. There products are divided into: proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, energy, and superfoods.The protein products include: Strawberry Protein Monster, Super Protein Chocolate, Chocolate Protein Monster, Vanilla Protein Monster, Super Protein Original, Super Protein Pumpkin Seasonal, Super Protein Vanilla Al'mondo, Choco-walla Bar, Super Protein Bar, Sweet and Salty Almond Bar, and Sweet and Salty Peanut Bar. The antioxidant products include: Pink Poetry, Red Rhapsody, Blueberry B Monster, Carrot Juice, Citrus C Monster, Pure Squeezed Lemonade, Orange Juice, Mo'Beta, Serious Energy Natural Tropical Energy Juice Drink, Strawberry C Monster, Superfood, Super Protein Original, Super Protein Pumpkin Seasonal, Mocha-walla Bar, Banana Nut Bar, Berries GoMega Bar, Chocolate Chip Peanut Bar, Choco-Walla Bar, Strawberry Pomegranate Bar, Super Protein Bar, and more. The vitamin products include: Haiti Hope, Wholly Grain, Blueberry B Monster, Orange Juice, Pomagrand Berry Juice, and many others. The energy products include: Serious Energy Natural Tropical Energy Juice Drink and Serious Focus Fruit Juice Drink Blend. The superfood products include: Pink Poetry, Superfood, Red Rhapsody, Superfood Berries GoMega, Berries GoMega Bar, and Superfood Bar. Many of the products overlap between several product categories.

The Good

  • The products claim to be all natural.

The Bad

  • Odwalla does not actually produce weight loss supplements, but rather a line of products designed to help people who are trying to watch what they eat and help get into a better lifestyle.
  • These products must be purchased in conventional brick and mortar stores, and may not be available in your local area.
  • There are no customer testimonials for this product.
  • There are no money back guarantees for this product.
  • There are no free trials for this product.


While Odwalla may produce high quality natural products, these products should be used as part of a healthy, balanced diet in conjunction with some other proven diet supplement for best results. Simply using these products without an appetite suppressant or fat burner will not be enough to produce great weight loss results.

Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

12 Odwalla Reviews

  • Lincoln

    Having trouble finding Odwella Blueberry B Smoothie.

  • Where to get this product

    Where can I find odwalla drinks in Michigan ?

    • Your Name

      I found them at target

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Katy! For more information on where to purchase this product, please refer to the Odwalla official website.

  • Laura Dowell

    I have been drinking Odwalla for years and Chocolate protein shake is my FAVORITE! I have turned other family members and friends onto these shakes as well ???? It would be nice however if you could lower the sugar content, drop the carrageenan, and use all ORGANIC products in these drinks- you would boost sales 50 fold ( at least) and I would personally drink even MORE!
    This is what everyone is looking for!
    Also, the price is pretty steep for the 15.2 oz bottle- this needs to be looked at.
    Some love it but won’t purchase due to this. I cannot afford as much as I would like either and my store’s in Redmond Oregon dont sell the larger chocolate bottles! Thank you for your consideration
    in these matters ????

  • Chris C

    The strawberry protein drink has to be the worst beverage I have ever consumed in my whole life-nearly gagged drinking it

  •  Odwalla
    Heidi Laubenthal (Verified User)

    Best protein shakes on the market. 10 out of 10.

  •  Having problem with thyroid.
    ashley j (Verified User)

    I drink them every morning, but usually a whole bottle…. not the little one the larger one. I usually drink the original superfood or the B monster. Recently I have gained 10 pounds and it seems to have happened overnight. I have hypothyroidism but always maintained a healthy weight of around 154 for my 5′ 9″ frame. I feel as though it is all the sugar in the drink that is making me gain weight even though it is all natural. I don’t know if it is because my hypothyroid prevents me from breaking the sugar down as fast as someone without thyroid problems…. I just don’t know…. I take thyroid meds….

  • Same price but different quatity
    andy (Verified User)

    Lost me as a drinker ever since halving the bottle amount for the same price. WTF? Don’t y’all make enough money??

  •  Product expiration dates
    Melinda Driggers (Verified User)

    I drink Odwalla Protein drinks after working out. I have left one out overnight and it didnt solidify anymore than if you left a glass of milk out. You have to look at the expiration dates (as with any milk product).

  •  what is in the product to make it a solid?
    Laurie Schulz (Verified User)

    I buy the Chocolate Protein to have for lunch and after exercising. I left a bottle out on the counter over night and the next morning it had solidified. Should this have happened and if yes, then what is in the product to make it a solid? Now I am worried that there is something in the product to clog my arteries that instead of being a good protein source, it is actually bad for me. Concerned.

  • level of suger

    why does one serving of odwalla blueberry protein shake have more sugar than a 12 oz coke? I thought we were to be staying away from sugar.