Tag Archives: 100% juice

Juice makers are put on notice, and we have to agree….

1 Feb

http://cspinet.org/new/201202011.html This is an article about juice makers and how they put tiny amounts of something in a bottle and make health claims.  As cranberry growers, I think we would agree that our favorite, healthy berry should be front and center in many, many drinks.  MOST people can’t eat/drink cranberries “straight up” so to speak and need a little sweetener.  I say, choose your sweetener.  We all know that the bottlers use every type of sweetener out there…cane sugar, beet sugar, agave, apple juice, pear juice, Splenda, Truvia….just read the labels, people.  It is mostly on the label.  The only thing missing is how much cranberry is in the bottle!

The juice company experts have told me that they make juices that people like (they test the heck out of them) AND are affordable.  They also tell me that people SAY they want one thing (more nutrition) but make their purchases according to taste and price.  I think they are missing a whole bunch of people that want the juice companies to tell them straight up, what is in the bottle, how much of it and spell it out.  How about reallygoodjuice  branded juice with all the particulars on the bottle?  What do you think?

 

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The news keeps getting worse for orange juice

12 Jan

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/01/12/coke-says-it-found-fungicide-in-orange-juice/

yikes!  The news keeps getting worse.

Tropicana is sued over 100% juice claim

11 Jan

I didn’t see this coming…http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/01/10/local-woman-sues-juice-maker-over-claims-of-being-pure/

 

 

I wish Langers made a cranberry juice like this one:

7 Jan

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Ok, so this is all pomegranate, no added anything. Sold in a small 32 oz bottle and located on the regular juice aisle in a regular grocery store.  Could we have more of this please?  How about a big brand making a 100% cranberry juice? Please?

FDA rules on naming juice

3 Jan

Ever wonder how our bottlers go about putting all that stuff on the labels?  Here are the rules!  And with all these rules, you still can’t figure out how much cranberry is in a bottle.  huh.

http://www.fda.gov/food/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/guidancedocuments/foodlabelingnutrition/foodlabelingguide/ucm064872.htm

Last post on my trip to the grocery store and this one makes me crazy!

2 Jan

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Ok, so this kind of labeling makes me crazy as a cranberry grower. The front the bottle boasts 100% juice, with cranberry featured prominently,while the back lists the ingredients in order. Yikes! Trading off the cranberry name, they are selling apple, pear and grape  juice. Not ONE of these are pictured on the front, but it says “flavored blend of four juices”.  So, how much cranberry? Who knows??  Since APPLE is listed first, we know there probably isn’t much cranberry. And note, all those apples pictured on the front.  Nada, zip, zero.  Oh, since when is apple and pear a dark fruit?  Come on Northland!

POM is wonderful!

2 Jan

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ok so my point in showing these photos is NOT to pick on Ocean Spray…almost all juice bottlers do the same thing.  Look on the back, on the ingredients list.  POM puts the percentage behind each ingredient.  Pomegrante 85%, Cranberry 15%.  On the other label, it puts down all the ingredients, with no percentage.  I guess that on the OS label, cranberry is the largest juice because it is listed first, so this bottle has at least 25% cranberry juice, because it lists cranberry first out of 4 juices.  It might be more, but who knows?  I think the US juice bottlers ought to just do the labels so we can figure it out!  We already know (from prior posts) that the consumer doesn’t read the labels very well.  Let’s help them out.

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