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Apple & Eve No Sugar Added White Grape Juice 1 year, 3 months ago #115

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Charles disagrees with the score for Apple & Eve Grover's No Sugar Added White Grape Juice (64 fl oz.).
Charles feels that the score should be A (93-100).
The reason is: It's delicious. I'm drinking this with seltzer right now, and I love it. This deserves an A any day in my book.
Product URL: www.foodfacts.com/NutritionFacts/Grape-J...Juice-64-fl-oz/38218

Thanks for your email! We appreciate your feedback regarding the taste and quality of this item. You can always log in to our site to leave a review, or to search for healthier alternatives to this juice.

Your email raises an important point: our grade is not based on taste in any way. It is strictly a mathematical algorithm designed to carefully consider nutrition values and ingredient quality while leaving personal tastes or biases out.

Regarding the score for this product: A very common misconception is that 100% fruit juice is a healthy product, when in fact, it is mostly sugar. A single eight ounce serving of this Grape Juice contains 38 grams of sugar and 130 calories. Compare that to Coca Cola, which contains 27 grams of sugar in an eight ounce serving – eleven grams fewer than a real fruit juice! This juice also doesn’t offer very much in the way of nutrients, vitamins or minerals. Fruit itself is very nutritious and often contains fiber, vitamins, and other health benefits, but fruit juice is usually all sugar with little nutrition.

Additionally, this product contains "natural flavors." Food manufacturers are permitted to use “flavors,” “flavoring,” “natural flavors” and “artificial flavors” as a label for any number of chemicals that they don’t have to disclose, and we find that lack of transparency in food labeling to be unacceptable and quite controversial.
Hundreds of chemicals are used to mimic natural flavors; many may be used in a single flavoring, such as for cherry soda pop. Most flavoring chemicals also occur in nature and are probably safe, but they are used almost exclusively in junk foods. Their use indicates that the real thing (often fruit) has been left out. Companies keep the identity of artificial (and natural) flavorings a deep secret. Flavorings may include substances to which some people are sensitive, such as MSG or HVP.
Read more here: www.foodfacts.com/controversial/natural-flavoring

As always, thanks for contacting us!
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Last Edit: 1 year, 3 months ago by director.
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