Mott’s Apple Mango Juice Packs

The juice pack aisle at the grocery store is boring. So, when I saw Mott's 100% juice apple MANGO juice packs, I ignored the $4.88 price tag and grabbed a box to take home. I smiled pushing my cart through the grocery store thinking "finally, a juice pack my kid will be excited about". Will My Kids Like it? My daughter only likes apple, mango, mango peach and POG (Passionfruit Orange Guava) juices. The others are "too sour". Therefore, I was hopeful when I asked how she liked the apple mango juice. Not surprisingly, her response was: "it's not very good, do not pack it in my lunch again". Juices with mango in the description that my family finds acceptable include: R.W. Knudsen Family Organic Mango Nectar Langer's Apple Peach … [Read more...]

Orange Essential Oil

Beverage Flavors The most popular beverage flavor in the United States is orange. Although consumption of orange juice has declined in recent years, it was reported Americans consumed 715,775 metric tons of orange juice in 2011.(http://www.indexmundi.com/agriculture/?country=us&commodity=orange-juice&graph=domestic-consumption)  That's a lot of juice!  Oranges are primarily grown in Florida, California and Brazil and processed for their juice. Orange Peel So what happens to the peels? Peels are further processed to isolate orange essential oil. Basically, the oil is squeezed out of the peel. Orange oil consists of limonene (~90%), geraniol (~5%), decanal (~3%), octanal (~3%) and myrcene (~2%). Other components included alpha and … [Read more...]

Cheribundi Ginger Cherry Juice review

Tart cherry juice is all the rage this year! Exotic super fruit juices (acai berry, mangosteen) are losing ground to local fruits and berries. I'm delighted with this trend and excited to try some of the new juice beverages in the fresh produce section. One of these juice products is Cheribundi's Ginger Cherry juice. The cherry juice in this beverage is advertised as coming from 50 cherries and not from concentrate. There is no added water on the ingredient statement, and the ingredient statement reads (in descending order): tart cherry juice, apple juice (from concentrate), ginger juice and natural flavors. Cherry ginger is a new flavor combination. There exists one other beverage: a cherry ginger soda from Reed and several recipes … [Read more...]