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To not understand how Capri Sun is not juice

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VaginaPuddleduck Wed 24-Aug-11 15:07:43

I have a pouch? carton? whatever of it here.

On the front it says "100% pure juice" under ingredients it says "ingredients: 100% pure juice from concentrates"

On that thread there's loads of talk about how it's not juice is it has all sorts of additives in it.

I know I'll get bollocked for starting a thread about a thread but there are so many messages on that one I can't wade through it to see if anyone has actually listed the ingredients (well, ingredient).

Have I bought a different Capri Sun from the usual one?

madammecholet Wed 24-Aug-11 15:08:39

concentrates of what?, does it list ingredients on back?

VaginaPuddleduck Wed 24-Aug-11 15:09:32

Sorry, I missed out a bit, mine is an orange one and it says "100% pure orange juice from concentrates"

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Wed 24-Aug-11 15:09:35

I thought it was squash. [clueless]

SiamoFottuti Wed 24-Aug-11 15:09:58

yes, you have bought a different one. The regular ones are juice drinks, you have bought the 100% juice range.

AMumInScotland Wed 24-Aug-11 15:10:39

I think it is usually squash, maybe there's a new juice version?

CestTout Wed 24-Aug-11 15:11:02

All different types here

VaginaPuddleduck Wed 24-Aug-11 15:11:16

Thank you! It's been baffling me because I bought them for a picnic and I was sure I had checked they weren't full of crap. THus I couldn't understand the thread.

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 24-Aug-11 15:12:11

If it's concentrated, it means that the water has been extracted from the juice in the country of origin, and then - once the concentrate has been shipped over to the UK - water is added back to the original level.

This makes shipping considerably cheaper.

It means that technically nothing is in the pouch except juice - but it also means that a fair bit of processing has been going on, and the water has come from a mechanised source, as opposed to the actual fruit.

IMO nothing really much wrong with it - most fruit juices in cartons (especially the ambient ones) are produced like this. It keeps prices down. And there are certainly no added/artificial ingredients.

StrandedBear Wed 24-Aug-11 15:12:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 24-Aug-11 15:13:09

But a quick look at their website shows that they produce both juice and juice drinks.

The latter have all kinds of other ingredients added, usually sugar.

ReshapeWhileDamp Wed 24-Aug-11 15:13:13

Yes, it's not the regular one. They're probably hoping people will continue to buy the Capri Sun squash drink thinking that it is now, in fact, real Juice. hmm

AMumInScotland Wed 24-Aug-11 15:14:15

this link seems to suggest even the "100% juice" one isn't actually the same as Real" fruit juice.

squeakytoy Wed 24-Aug-11 15:29:34

This baffles me too.

You get pure juice, or you get watered down juice... it is all still sodding juice to me!!!!!!!

SiamoFottuti Wed 24-Aug-11 15:31:40

its not though. One is juice, one is a bit of juice, lots of water and a tonne of sugar. Or in some, artificial sweeteners, colours and flavourings.
How can you not tell the difference? hmm

GwendolenHarleth Wed 24-Aug-11 15:35:43

Can you still buy Sunny D? That used to have vegetable oil in it. hmm

squeakytoy Wed 24-Aug-11 15:44:59

Siamo, in my part of the country, it is still referred to as "juice". If it is a juice based drink then it is juice.

If someone offered me juice, I would expect anything that was juice based from orange squash to freshly squeezed seville oranges, so it would need to be more specific for me to expect pure juice.

PuppyMonkey Wed 24-Aug-11 15:48:02

Oh Gawd, i haven't seen the other thread, just how bad is the normal Capri Sun drink then (not the new 100% fruit one the original one) - in a Fruit Shoot comparison type manner?

VaginaPuddleduck Wed 24-Aug-11 15:52:52

Sorry, I didn't mean to start the whole 'what constitutes juice?' thing again.

I just posted because everyone was agreeing capri sun was full of crap and I couldn't see any on the ingredients.

littlepiglet Wed 24-Aug-11 15:55:30

I admit to loving the common or garden Capri Sun. Haven't had it for years (used to buy it for DS's packed lunch - go ahead shoot me - he's 20 now and doing fine).

I loved the blackcurranty one, frozen, then slightly thawed out to make slush.

I'm really craving ice at the moment (about 2 bags a day), and this has reminded me to buy some Capri Sun.

SinicalSal Wed 24-Aug-11 15:56:09

Does extracting the water and re-adding it cause it to loose much nutrients, then? I always try to buy Not From Concentrate but I'm not sure why.

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 24-Aug-11 16:16:19

These are the ingredients of a Capri Sun Juice Drink:

"Water, fruit juices from concentrate 12% (Orange 7%, Lemon, Acerola Cherry) sugar and natural orange flavouring."

So most of the flavour is coming from sugar and flavours rather than the actual juice. And they are mainly water.

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 24-Aug-11 16:17:02

Not from concentrate will be fresher and just generally less mucked around with (a technical term!)

L8rAllig8r Wed 24-Aug-11 17:26:51

Are you anaemic, littlepiglet ? Both times I've been anaemic in the past I've had a mad ice craving. Apparently it's one of the symptoms.

extremepie Thu 25-Aug-11 08:50:52

I had massive ice cravings with both DS' and was severely anemic - didn't know they were connected though!

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