Ocean Spray 100% Orange Juice From Concentrate 15.2 Oz. Review




The Ocean Spray 100% Orange Juice From Concentrate in the 15.2 Oz. bottle is quite the citrus thirst quencher.  There’s more than enough juice in this bottle to quench even the most persistent thirsts.  It’s a dense orange juice with modest amounts of pulp, that leaves you feeling like you’ve drunk a highly substantial beverage; like I feel after I’ve enjoyed a glass of 1% milk.  Ocean Spray has been in the fruit juice business for years.  So you’re getting years of orange juice procuring and packaging experience in this product, and its great taste indeed reflects that.  Plus, the convenient size of the bottle offers plenty of juice for most settings, where you want a sufficient amount of product to quench those big thirsts.  Yet there’s not so much that you need to worry about drinking the remaining juice before it goes stale.  It’s a decent single-serving source of a full day’s supply of vitamin C.  Delicious too.

 

Benefits, Features, Advantages, and Pros

  • Pasteurized.
  • 100% pure orange juice.
  • Modest pulp amounts.
  • Sweet, full-bodied, and opaque-looking.  This is by no means a watered down orange juice.
  • 210 calories per 15.2-ounce bottle.
  • A great stopper of sugar cravings.
  • Rich in vitamin C; a full day’s supply in fact, in an 8-ounce serving.
  • Bottle is recyclable.
  • No preservatives, artificial colors, or fake flavors. Also, you’ll find no added sugars or high fructose corn syrup here.
  • Easy-to-open lid.
  • Ocean Spray juice products are stocked ubiquitously in grocery stores and convenience shops.
  • Its best-by date is several months out from the purchase date.  So if you’ve got some space in your ice box, you can afford to stock up a little on this product.
  • The transparent plastic bottle allows easy inspection of the juice inside.

 

Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • This juice is reconstituted from concentrate, although this does not seriously impact it’s very orange-like flavor much.  Still though, I prefer juices that are not from concentrate.
  • No fiber.
  • Significantly more calories here than in a can of soft drink.  But then again, there’s more nutrition here too.
  • Non organic.
  • You have to keep this orange juice product refrigerated at all times until you consume it, whether you’ve opened it or not.
  • Shaking the bottle well is also necessary, as this product tends to quickly separate.

 

Ingredients

Orange juice from concentrate (filtered water and concentrated orange juice), natural flavor.  Contains concentrate from the United States and Brazil.

 

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 8 ounces (240 millilitres).  Servings per container: About 2.
  • Calories: 110.  Calories per bottle: 210.
  • Calories from fat: 0.
  • Total fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
  • Sodium: 15 milligrams, 0% DV.  Sodium per bottle: 30 milligrams, 1% DV.
  • Potassium: 450 milligrams, 13% DV.  Potassium per bottle: 850 milligrams, 24% DV.
  • Total carbohydrate: 27 grams, 9% DV.  Total carbohydrate per bottle: 51 grams, 17% DV.
  • Sugars: 22 grams.  Sugars per bottle: 42 grams.
  • Protein: 2 grams.  Protein per bottle: 4 grams.
  • Vitamin C: 100% DV.  Vitamin C per bottle: 190% DV.
  • Calcium: 2% DV.  Calcium per bottle: 4% DV.
  • Folate: 15% DV.  Folate per bottle: 30% DV.

Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, and iron.

 

Product Rating

I’d rate this product at 91 out of 100.  Though it’s not as fresh-squeezed tasting as some of the not-from-concentrate brands I’ve sampled, when kept very cold, this orange juice is deliciously sweet and satisfying.  I am concerned that the added “natural flavors” make this product taste somewhat less like real orange juice than it otherwise would have tasted.  But it’s still a fine fruit beverage however.

 

Where to Buy Ocean Spray 100% Orange Juice From Concentrate 15.2 Oz.

Find this juice product in grocery stores big and small throughout the USA.  Look for it in the clear plastic bottle with the dark blue cap and the orange, blue, and white label.

 

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Revision History

  • : Adjusted category and tag assignments, fixed typos, and added white space.
  • 2012-09-23: Originally published.