fspilot747
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"Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:31 am

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?


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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:39 am

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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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:41 am

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

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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:48 am

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?
 
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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:55 am

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.
 
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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:56 am

You can get that nasty "lingonberry drink" at Ikea...
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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:57 am

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
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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:52 am

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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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:00 pm

They dilute it to save money. Besides, you wouldnt want 100% cranberry juice, WAY TOO strong.....
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Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:21 pm

OMG i loveeeee ocean's spray cranberry juice and cranberry-raspberry juice excellent Big grin
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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:45 pm

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


I LOVE ligonberries!!
 
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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:33 pm

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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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:14 pm

I thought that was 100% of the Vitamin C that was reccomended as a daily allotment, not pure vitamins (eck!)
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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:30 pm

"Contains 20% Juice"

Oh.... I thought this was another thread on Jose Canseco.  Laugh out loud
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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:51 am

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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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:07 am

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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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:28 pm

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.


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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:31 pm

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

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RE: "Contains 20% Juice"

Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:35 pm

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

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