Among the lowest of pulp-containing orange juices, this Minute Maid 100% Orange Juice From Concentrate Vitamin C offers enough juice to satiate even the most stubborn of thirsts while at the same time providing a healthy dose or vitamin C and other nutrients. It has a milky thick orange consistency, and though it is not labeled as “pulp free,” there’s virtually no pulp herein to speak of. While I prefer a full-pulp orange juice myself, this product from Minute Maid is a decent stand-in, for when fresh-squeezed, pulpy orange juice is unavailable. I like it, as it enters well into any breakfast setting, where orange juices are traditionally served. But it works well as a drink of choice at any meal really; though being that it’s so naturally sweet, this juice might numb your tongue to other sweet courses at the meal. So if you really want to enjoy the sweetness of that pumpkin pie or chocolate cake at dessert time, avoid drinking this juice close to when you eat those foods. Such foods may also de-emphasize the sweetness in this product, and make it taste more sour and bitter than it otherwise would. So, timing of when you consume this product during the meal is crucial for maximizing the flavors of this and other sweetness sources.
Benefits and Features
- This juice lacks any preservatives, artificial flavors, and fake colors.
- It’s a great source of potassium and vitamin C, as well as naturally occuring sugars.
- No high fructose corn syrup here.
- It’s sweet enough to curb virtually any sugar craving.
- Plenty of vitamin C here.
- Lid opens easily, and adequately seals the product again if you do not consume the entire bottle in one sitting.
- 100% pure orange juice.
- Recyclable plastic bottle, that’s quite strong and rigid. You can beat this product around a little during shipping without triggering leaks.
- The juice inside is easy to see through the clear bottle.
- Sweet, full-bodied, and opaque, like milk.
- 220 calories per 15.2-ounce bottle.
- Just about every food store that sells fruit juices stocks some Minute Maid orange juice.
- Minute Maid is an official sponsor of the US Olympic Team.
- Minute Maid is a product of the Coca-Cola company.
- Not organic.
- Comes from orange juice concentrate.
- Insignificant fiber here.
- The best-by date was illegible on my bottle.
- Requires refrigeration, always, until you consume it.
- You must vigorously shake the bottle for best taste.
- Significantly more calories here than in a can of soft drink. But then again, there’s more nutrition here too.
- Somewhat expensive at close to $2 per bottle at my nearby convenience store.
- They warn against reusing the included bottle.
Contains orange juice concentrate from the United States, Brazil, and Costa Rica.
- Serving size: 1 bottle, 15.2 ounces. Servings per container: 1.
- Calories: 220.
- Calories from fat: 0.
- Total fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 30 milligrams, 1% DV.
- Potassium: 840 milligrams, 24% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 51 grams, 17% DV.
- Sugars: 45 grams.
- Protein: 3 grams.
- Vitamin C: 180% DV.
- Thiamine: 20% DV.
- Vitamin B6: 8% DV.
- Magnesium: 10% DV.
- Calcium: 4% DV.
- Folate: 15% DV.
- Niacin: 4% DV.
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, and iron.
At 91 out of 100, this is a premium quality orange juice drink in my view. While it lacks a fresh-squeezed flavor, it offers nonetheless a clearly orange and citrus taste. It’s good that it has no added flavors, natural or otherwise, to detract from the flavor of the oranges.
Where to Buy Minute Maid 100% Orange Juice From Concentrate Vitamin C 15.2 Ounces
Stores everywhere throughout America sell this Minute Maid juice product. Look for it in the clear plastic easy-to-hold bottle, with the black cap, and the orange, green, and white label.