Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Cranberry.



Lady Magnon is very partial to ice cold Cranberry juice; especially at this time of year.

We are told that Cranberry is a 'Superfruit', and this particular Company (Pressade) also claims that their product contains no added sugars (a bonus).


But being an inveterate reader of 'ingredients', I had a butchers at the back of her recent purchase, and found the following...

Apple juice 52.1%
Cranberry juice 16.4%
White grape juice 15.6%
Water and Elderberry juice 1.2%
plus some natural aromas, and Vitamin C.

Now, I don't know about you (or even the EC Trades description folk), but to me that is APPLE JUICE; not Cranberry juice. Surely if a product contains more than 50% of a certain product, then it should be named after that product. Otherwise the law is an ass.

This is APPLE JUICE with a small amount of Cranberry flavouring!

If a sausage contains over 50% Pork, and just 15% Poodle, could you honestly call it a 'Poodle Sausage'?


  

22 comments:

  1. I love dogs but I would never eat a poodle.

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  2. Now I am off to read the ingredients on our Apple Juice pack to see if your 52,1% cranberry juice is in there :)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I doubt it. It'll probably be 50% Water.

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    1. A soft drink with 16% Cranberries.

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  4. Countries (in the case of cranberries, America) who have gluts of a particular sort of fruit or are keen to export as much as possible, pay 'researchers' a great deal of money to proclaim it to be a 'superfood'. I wonder what happened to Goji berries?

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    1. With Goji berries, I think people smelt an ad-man's rat.

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  5. You are absolutely right. However, I do enjoy a Gin & Tonic rather than Tonic & Gin. Perhaps as it is fettled in my kitchen it can avoid the EU regulations that should apply.

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    1. Lady M would agree with you about the G-n-T. Just don't mention it to the Gin Police.

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  6. You are correct. The law in this case is an ass.

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    1. These days the 'trade's description' people are so keen to be making sure that everyone tows the line, that I'm amazed such things get past their grip.

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    2. I was 'food poisoned' yesterday and have eaten nothing today so I've just been out and purchased a cheap bottle of McIntyre finest rare blended scotch whisky to settle my stomach. On the back of the bottle it's written 'mit farbstoff' which means 'with colouring' and below that the number . 4658078-Y7011 and the address Ylldal International, Hamburg. I wonder what the colourant is? It's not written.
      Maybe the strange code is the clue? Nothing is what it seems these days. In recent news: 70 people shot in Chicago (Obama's adopted city) over the weekend. At least 11 dead. Ah well, life goes on.

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    3. Just discovered that whisky can contain up to 2.5% caramel as colourant. Caramel (basically boiled sugars) is the only colouring allowed. That's USA and I'm assuming EU is pretty much the same. Well, that's the mystery solved, but should it not say what's in it explicitly on the label? Surely it should.

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    4. I have already bought my winter bottle of 15 year old Aberlour Single Malt. I've just had a look at the bottle, and strangely it says 'Colour Gold'. I wonder what that means. I'd always thought that Scotch was simply Scotch.

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  7. That is seriously deceptive. I have heard cranberry juice is helpful to females prone to urinary tract infections. But I am not sure if it taken orally or... I see nothing wrong with tonic and gin. Super foods to seem to be fads and no doubt promoted by those with vested interests.

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    1. Lady M just likes the taste. Never believe anything that says 'Superfood'. It's a bit like looking up the medical attributes of foods; everything helps prevent cancer, and heart disease, etc.

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  8. Unsweetened cranberry juice with no added fruits would be terribly sour; I've seen lots of drinks called "cranberry juice cocktail" that are mostly grape and apple juice.

    When you come right down to it, sugar is sugar even if some of it comes in the form of apple juice. You may as well get 100% cranberry juice with added sugar to make it palatable.

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    1. Exactly, the 'no added sugar' is total nonsense. As you say, it's there in the Apple Juice.... that's what it's there for.

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  9. Write to the producers immediately and demand an explanation.

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