Tropicana Pure Premium Florida Orange Juice with Some Pulp is really a well-balanced beverage, taste wise.
There’s enough pulp provided, so that you know that the juice in the clear plastic 12-ounce bottle came from an orange. But they overdid it neither with the pulp, nor the sweetness. You’ll get some pulp in every swig. But there’s far more liquid than pulp; not quite as pulpy as fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- 100% pure orange juice.
- Less than 200 calories per bottle (170 to be precise).
- Not from concentrate either. So some small remnants of that fresh-squeezed flavor are still easily identifiable here.
- Some pulp, but not an overpowering amount.
- Easy to find Tropicana products.
- It’s pasteurized, but not so much so that the fresh flavor is destroyed.
- Has a for-best-taste-use-by date that’s a month and a half out from the purchase date in my case. Once you do open it.
- No added sugar. What you get is entirely the natural sugar found already built-in to oranges.
- There are also no preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors.
- The juice itself is almost opaque immediately after shaking, and has a milky thick consistency.
- Immediately satisfies cravings for sugar, for the sugarholics among us.
- As with all fresh orange juices, it’s packed full of vitamin C.
- The bottle may be recycled.
- The cap features easy-grip treads, for quick opening, and there’s an inner seal that must be peeled off in order to access the drink inside.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- Non organic.
- A bit expensive at roughly $2 per bottle. However, it’s cheaper than fresh-squeezed juice.
- Given the presence of some pulp, you must shake this orange juice vigorously before drinking, to mix that pulp in with the juice.
- Must be kept refrigerated, even if you’ve never opened the bottle. It’s fruit juice after all. As such, this product does not stockpile well, unless of course, you have lots of space in your ice box.
- This has more calories than a typical can of soda. But it also contains the natural nutrition of fresh citrus fruit.
- You’ll have to look elsewhere to get your daily fiber, as this product contains none.
100% Florida orange juice.
- Serving size: 1 bottle (355 millilitres or 12 ounces). Servings per container: 1.
- Calories: 170. Calories from fat: 0
- Total fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Saturated fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Potassium: 670 milligrams, 19% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 39 grams, 13% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 0 grams, 0%.
- Sugars: 34 grams.
- Protein: 3 grams, 11% DV.
- Vitamin C: 150% DV.
- Calcium: 2% DV.
- Thiamin: 10% DV.
- Niacin: 4% DV.
- Vitamin B6: 6% DV.
- Folic acid: 20% DV.
- Magnesium: 8% DV.
Not a significant source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, or iron.
This Tropicana orange juice tastes surprisingly close to fresh-squeezed Florida orange juice. It’s all orange, with no other flavors to dilute the orange citrus flavor. Though there’s no added sugar, this is a delightfully sweet juice product. I’d therefore rate it at 93 out of 100.
Where to Buy Tropicana Pure Premium Florida Orange Juice
Tropicana products are widely available at grocery stores and quick-shops, big, medium, and small. Look for this product in the plastic bottle with the orange cap on top, that has a white and green label on the front. There’s a picture of a straw stuck into the side of an orange on that label. Nutrition information, ingredients, and other information about this product is displayed on the rear label.
- Orange Juice on Wikipedia
- Tropicana Website
- Where to Buy Tropicana Pure Premium Florida Orange Juice
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- 2012-09-21: Originally published.