posted Thursday, 6 July 2006
This morning I'm about to eat breakfast. (k, it was 11, but its still breakfast) I open up the fridge, theres no more orange juice.I close fridge. I open again. Still no orange juice. I close it again. When I open it I see a couple of oranges. Aha, if orange juice is indeed made out of oranges, then all I have to do is squeeze my juice out of the oranges. So I grab 2 oranges and squeeze them. And squeeze them, and squeeze them. Then I pick up the dead pieces and squeeze some more. Finally I have almost a full cup of freshly squeezed oj. It was delicious. (ok, maybe not delicious, but it definitely wasnt spit out on the table disgusting) The problem is it tastes nothing like regular oj. It tasted like a liquid version of oranges. Sweet, tangy, and with authentic orange flavor. Now why would that be? According to the tropicana orange juice container there is no added water or sugar. Thats when I discovered the truth to the rumors about tropicana. When they say no added water they mean none after the oranges were squeezed. But that doesnt stop them from soaking the oranges in water for days before squeezing, and causing orange juice to be a totally watered down imitation. And sugar. When they proudly proclaim on the label (right next to were they claim it cures heart disease) that theres no added sugar, you would assume that means they, the orange juice company do not- which is the opposite of do- put sugar into their orange juice, and therefore you are ingesting pure oranges. Little do we realize they manufacter a sweetener out of oranges, and smile and tell us that there are only oranges in their orange juice.
I'm not complaining (even if I am, its only a little) about the taste, but about the dishonesty. In truth the reason why we like the taste is only because thats what they've been feeding us all along. If we wouldnt have gotten used to it, would we enjoy a watered down, sweetener added, drink they call orange juice?