I have to say, I don’t know what to think of Cranberry Cove. It says on the label “made with Ocean Spray cranberries” with the OS logo. What it doesn’t say, is Ocean Spray trademarked and owns the Cranberry Cove name. This is an Ocean Spray product. I found them in my local Wal-Mart. $1.00 for 3.5oz. That equals $4.57/lb. Clearly someone is making $$ on cranberries.
When turning over the bag (which, by the way, I like: the graphics are excellent) I looked at the ingredients. Cranberries, Sugar, Citric acid, sunflower oil and ELDERBERRY JUICE(for color). Emphasis mine. Since when do we have to add acid and color back into cranberries? Seems like they take so much out they have to add stuff back in? This is the first time in my memory that we’ve added color to cranberries. Cranberry Cove seems to ME to be the Choice product that OS said they would never put on the retail market. Remember the whole scamberry thing?
This new study has been all over the news, and it includes all kinds of berries! We knew cranberries were good for you!
This is the link to Complete’s webpage and announcement of the efforts to commericalize a test for PAC in cranberry. Check it out!
So this article is a few weeks old (thanks Mary Brown!) but still right on the money. Wal-mart is taking the lead in healthy foods. As cranberry growers, we know that we grow a healthy fruit. Yes, it is a bit on the tart side, and yes it needs sweetening for all but the most stalwart. Pick your sweetener, as they are all available. We need to stop apologizing for the added sugar! Sweeteners makes cranberry palatable and cranberries are GOOD FOR YOU. They are available in every combination. Our goal at United Cranberry is to identify those products with high cranberry content…and we are working towards our seal of approval. With the help of companies like Wal-mart, consumers are going to have all the information they need to make the right choice.
So this post has a lot of truth to it, and anyone who reads this blog know that I am all about content in cranberry products. My question for Suzanne (and I will ask her) is what about 100% cranberry juice? It does exist out there, and while not easy to drink “straight” it is nothing but cranberry. Hmmm
I’ve seen it in Wausau, WI at the Pic and Save….so I am sure it is everywhere. I will post a photo of the label…but this juice is not from concentrate so I’m thinking it is going to be good. Let’s all give it a try! I LOVE new cranberry products
Isn’t it amazing that I can blog from 39,000 feet? technology is amazing! Anyway, the above is a new study just out on the effects of cranberry on children and UTIs. Looks promising!