Orange Juice or Sunny Delight


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 Orange juice is one of the main juices everyone has to have in their refrigerator. You can cook with it and it is really refreshing. It's the perfect mixer for alcohol because it helps dilute the bad taste. There are all different brands of orange juice and then there is Sunny D.

            Sunny D is said to be a "fake" orange juice. Sunny D comes off like its real juice and is one the best brands that does so. In supermarkets it is many times place next to the real orange juices. Parents and many consumers can easily be deceived.

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            Sunny D is also priced around the same amount as regular orange juice, which is a complete rip off because the ingredients used to make Sunny D are much cheaper. Sunny D is just like any other sugary drink but because of the way the company markets the juice, it is perceived as real, which makes it easier for them to sell Sunny D for more.

            On the bright side Sunny D does contain 100% of your daily vitamin C intake but because of the high sugar, sodium and carbohydrates, its still not the healthiest choice.

            Some people claim they like Sunny D better because it taste better and that's probably because of the sugar. I like both. I would prefer to drink orange juice in the morning and with alcohol and I can just drink Sunny D during day.

             What brand of orange juice do you like and why?  Do you drink Sunny D and if so do you like it better? Is it ethical for Sunny D to be marketed the way it is?

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I am not much of an orange juice drinker, but I still prefer real orange juice over Sunny D. The taste of Sunny D lacks the purity I like to find in juice. Ill take orange juice in every aspect.

I believe that it is ethical for Sunny D to be marketed the way it is. The bottle clearly states what it contains. I think our society is just becoming blind to what we think products really are.

This blog has given me an idea for my next entry, and it is similar to Sunny D and orange juice's relationship. Thanks!

I AM OBSESSED WITH OJ! I hate sunny D. I think it's an impostor. Now that I know sunny D is overcharging for its ingredients I'm even more against it. I agree with the commenter above that society is so easily swayed and convinced when it comes to food and drink products. Although my love for orange juice is unconditional, oj is actually some what of an impostor too. The way it is marketed it seems like a really healthy drink. Obviously we need vitamin c and oj is a great source but it's really high in sugar and calories. Did you know oj is actually one of the top 5 foods/drinks not consume when trying to lose weight?

heres the link with more information about this and the other 4 foods!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-kirkpatrick-ms-rd-ld/foods-to-avoid_b_1674995.html

Orange juice is delicious and healthy but the added alcohol content noted above is far from nutritious. Assuming it is vodka you are mixing it contains basically nothing but grain alcohol and water. It contains 0% Daily Vitamins and nothing but empty calories from the alcohol content. Nearly 100 calories per shot. While this may not seem like much, after a couple mixed drinks, the combination of OJ and probably Vlad could easily put you over 1000 calories. With this caloric intake, it is no wonder freshman gain some additional wight over the course of their first year.

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Since we seem to be focusing more on mixing juice I'll go ahead and comment on that. Your body actually process juice as a food. So what happens when you eat bread and drink? If you guessed it takes longer to get drunk you are correct. Drinking mixed drinks with OJ actually puts you at greater risk for alcohol poisoning because you can drink a lot more before feeling the effects. Mixing with OJ may also lead to a worse hangover due to the hindrance of the citric acid cycle.

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I think that you can better asses the benefits of orange juice vs. sunny d if you directly compare the ingredients. according to sunny d's website the first two ingredients of the orange flavored drink are water and high fructose corn syrup, followed by a range of coloring, additives, preservatives, flavors and fruit juice, none of which contained more than 2%. I think that passing this drink off as orange juice is misleading. The assumption when drinking orange juice is that is actually made from organes, which sunny D has almost none in it. even thought both drinks have ample amounts of vitamin C, I would not choose to switch orange drink with my orange juice. Have you considered the effects of the preservatives, or artificial flavorings in Sunny D?

I definitely prefer orange juice over sunny d. Sunny D is way too sweet in the morning and leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. It is definitely misleading to market it as orange juice since it is more just orange flavored drink even if it has vitamin c. Having so much vitamin c is also misleading making people think it's healthy when really it is not at all healthy for you.

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