Tuesday, January 05, 2010

"Another" Juice

We live in Ocean Spray country here in Massachusetts.  However, when I graciously asked my Bro to run to the store to pick up some white cranberry juice for me (for my urinary tract health, of course.)  (Just kidding.  It was totally for Martha's Christmas Cosmos!), he came back from our local supermarket with this store brand.   Which was fine.  Except?  Read the label:

What the hell kind of description is "juice drink in a blend with another juice"?  Hello?  I want to know what the OTHER juice is! 

Or is it a secret juice perhaps? 

Jeez, this mystery is getting juicy, isn't it?  (I know.  I slay myself.)

(And the more I write the word JUICE, the weirder it looks.  Juice, juicy juice juice...)

Well, looky here.  Why, it's white cranberry juice from concentrate mixed with apparently top-secret grape juice from concentrate.

Wouldn't it be more succinct for Shaw's to simply label it "White Cranberry and Grape Juice Drink"?

But then again, if they had, I wouldn't have been able to eek this (lame-o) blog post out of it...

Heh.

13 comments:

Pam said...

Hey I didn't realize we were neighbors. I live in RI (on the MA border) and I shop at Shaws, too. I'll be sure to avoid their juices in the future!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

I'm confused! It's not your fault. It's easily done!

Manic Mommy said...

I think these thoughts when Wonder offers us "Made With Whole Grain" white bread. Uh, not so much.

The Toll House Cookie said...

I'm a South Shore blogger....and happened to notice in Stop & Shop just last evening when I was doing my shopping that the White Cranberry mixed juice by Ocean Spray states which combined juice on their label. (I happened to drink "Cran-Grape" so, when scanning the aisle...stumbled upon "White Cranberry" and saw "White Cran-Strawberry".) This was the first time I noticed it, too! Funny you should blog about it today!! LOL!

Stella said...

Well, whtever juice it was, I hope it cured your UTI while you were enjoying those Christmas Cosmos. LOL! J/K

Suburb Sierra said...

Maybe it's one of those potluck things where you got the grape juice version, but the next person may have prune juice as their "another juice"?

As a marketer, I crack up at things like this. The money and energy to print "juice drink in a blend with another juice" is classic. White Cranberry Juice Blend wouldn't have worked? LOL.

Shell said...

I run from any juice that says "drink" on it. I like my 100% juices.

EH said...

I love your blog - it keeps me laughing at work, thanks! I have a DIY blog YAYDIY.com, and we posted a recipe for a Champange punch made with White Cranberry juice! If you're a cranberry juice + booze, you may like this one, too: http://yaydiy.com/2009/12/champange-punch%E2%80%A6-the-perfect-beverage-to-toast-the-new-year%E2%80%A6/

And yes, juice drinks are so odd. Why don't they just call it Sugar in a bottle? That's what it is, right?
Erin

one healthy mama said...

Hilarious. Thanks for a nice funny moment in my day!

Pollyanna said...

I just want to know how hard one has to concentrate in order to get the white cranberry juice and/or grape juice. Does it jump out of the bottle if I concentrate hard enough? Wouldn't that be a cool trick to teach the kids? Especially the ones who can't reach the top shelf in the fridge.

Mary Ellen said...

Definately a WHAT THE HECK? Moment.

This happened to me last week when my son got hives after eating flavored applesauce. When I checked the ingredient list it said: "apples, strawberries, and other natural fruit juice concentrates." That's helpful in determining what he was allergic to...

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Yeah, "another juice" is way too vague for me. Kind of like mystery meat.

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Weird label aside, that stuff is yummy!

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