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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

I'm a big fan of Cranberry and Grape juice. In fact I drink a bottle with dinner every night, sometimes it's Cranberry, Sometimes Grape, sometimes Cran-grape. I also recently learned that that's actually really good for you.

Anyways, the other day I was reading the bottle and noticed that the one I drink, which is Dole, contains only 20% juice. The other cranberry juice I drink is Nantucket Nectars (because they have it at a sandwich shop I go to every other day after class in the afternoon...btw Nantucket Nectars is the worst tasting Juice EVER. It all tastes like crap to me except cranberry because it's hard to screw up cranberry juice. They just have fancy marketing and cute stories on the bottles). Anyways, the Nantucket Nectars I think is even less, like 15% juice.

So I was wondering, why is this? Why do I buy cranberry juice that is only 1/5 cranberry juice? Are cranberries not good for you in concentrated amounts?


FSP

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

I really miss cranberry juice, we dont have it in Sweden, I could drink a gallon/day when I worked in US........yummie Big grin


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Buy one of those cans of frozen concentrated juice and thaw it out. Open the can and dump the contents into a glass. Drink it and see what happens.  Big grin

Mark


User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

FSPilot747, My best guess is because corn syrup and water are so cheap.

Why put in 100% juice when you can substitute that juice for water, corn syrup and artificial taste enhancers?


Solnabo, you can't get cranberry juice in Sweden? That's hard to believe. Why can't you get it there?


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

I love cranberry juice as well. Just go to a grocery store and buy a big jug of it; they'll have much closer to, if not, 100% juice if you look for it.

User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

You can get that nasty "lingonberry drink" at Ikea...


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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Quoting Solnabo (reply 1):
I really miss cranberry juice, we dont have it in Sweden, I could drink a gallon/day when I worked in US........yummie


yeah but you have that lingonberry stuff, so we're even


User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1962 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Cranberries are too bitter to make juice without sweetening it, so basically craploads of sugar and water are added.
Can't be that good for you in that form.
(If you buy "100% juice" cranberry stuff, what you are actually getting is some cranberry juice mixed with a more sugary juice such as pear juice, etc.)

Grape juice, on the other hand, is actually juice rather than a juice cocktail (i.e. good grape juice should be 100% straight grape juice)



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User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

They dilute it to save money. Besides, you wouldnt want 100% cranberry juice, WAY TOO strong.....

User currently offlineSJUboeingGirl From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

OMG i loveeeee ocean's spray cranberry juice and cranberry-raspberry juice excellent Big grin


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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3631 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting LHMARK (reply 5):
You can get that nasty "lingonberry drink" at Ikea...


I LOVE ligonberries!!


User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

I never got the 100% vitamin C thing either. It isn't 100% by volume otherwise it would probably be unbearable to drink. So what the heck?


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

I thought that was 100% of the Vitamin C that was reccomended as a daily allotment, not pure vitamins (eck!)
-mr. X



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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

"Contains 20% Juice"

Oh.... I thought this was another thread on Jose Canseco.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7960 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Quoting TheCoz (reply 3):
Solnabo, you can't get cranberry juice in Sweden? That's hard to believe. Why can't you get it there?


I have never been to one European country where you can buy cranberry juice. Maybe I just had not seen the packs, but Cranberries are still comparatively unknown here, and 'though I'm not sure if all of the cranberries are imported, they likely are.

Good news is that sales boom for cranberries in Europe, especially Scandinavia, France and Germany.

For something slightly different:
Can a pack of cranberry juice read "juice", although it's not 100% juice?
I ask this question because "juice" is always 100% juice here.



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3001 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Ah, this is a pet peeve of mine. I HATE all those "5% juice," "20% juice," etc. products out there. They try to pass themselves off as all natural and good for you, but they're not! You might as well have a regular Coke. Snapple is one of the worst offenders--their drinks are full of crap. Hardly "made from the best stuff on earth." If I'm going to drink fruit juice, I want fruit juice--not a bottle of high-fructose corn syrup!


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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Jeez I forgot I had this thread up for the past two weeks.

It's misleading. I think if you're going to call something "Cranberry juice," it should be more than 20% juice, that's all. All this time I've been drinking it thinking "wow I'm probably doing my body good" when in reality I'm just loading up on sugars.

Another interesting thing, I picked up the same juice, only in "light," the other day, and it contained more actual juice (I don't remember offhand the exact amount, but I think it was around 50%). Same company, DOLE. The normal one is 27%.

Another interesting fact, they use the municiple water supply for their juices.


FSP


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

100% cranberry juice is not very tasty. Cranberry juice cocktail is.

N


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

ehhh...nevermind, delete it, mods...

[Edited 2005-03-06 06:56:37]


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