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Some Ocean Spray Juices Not Vegetarian 
25th-May-2010 03:20 pm
A friend recently contacted Ocean Spray and learned the following about their juices - thought I'd share:

"Please be aware that Ocean Spray Cranberry & Raspberry Juice, Cranberry & Pomegranate Juice & the Cranberry & Raspberry are not advised for a vegetarian/vegan diet. This is because the raspberry and pomegranate juices used are sometimes clarified by filtering through bovine gelatin. This is why we ...don't include the vege...tarian logo on any of our products except Organic Cranberry Sauce."
25th-May-2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for sharing!! I did not know this--I shall be avoiding them from now on, not that I really ever drank them anyway but I will be sure not to now~

Edited at 2010-05-25 07:43 pm (UTC)
25th-May-2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Crap. I drink those all the time. No more for me.
25th-May-2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
D: I didn't even know that any juices were clarified through gelatin. Gross. I knew wine was often clarified using animal products, but I'd never even thought about juice. (Which is stupid. Why didn't that occur to me?) Does anyone know about other juice brands?
25th-May-2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking maybe the more "natural" versions at co-ops and Whole Foods, the kind that don't look "clarified". But if we have to contact each and every company to be sure, it's sort of ridiculous. Might as well just buy some fresh fruit and a VitaMix.
25th-May-2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
... why??? ugh, people come up with the grossest crap.
25th-May-2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
25th-May-2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
What?! How annoying...
25th-May-2010 08:37 pm (UTC)

That seriously sucks. I drink drank those all the time.

Does anyone know of any safe brands of cranberry juice I can switch to?
25th-May-2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
You could probably find something at Whole Foods.
25th-May-2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
That is CRAZY. I would never in a million years think that juice would not be veg!
25th-May-2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
wtf. That is so WEIRD! o_O
25th-May-2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
:O :O :O

That's just gross.
25th-May-2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Well dang, I guess that means that I'll have to start buying fresh cranberries or whatever and making my own juices. Probably better for me anyways. Guess it's time to haul out all the canning stuff and get to work.
25th-May-2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Stuff like this just makes me more determined to have my own garden and can my own stuff because no matter how careful you try to be there always seems to be a "fly in the ointment". So I guess it's better just to get the fruit and make your own juices and either can them or freeze them, as well as grown your own veggies. Also safer - at least you KNOW what has been put on your produce when you grow it yourself.
26th-May-2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
I agree. I was looking at granola bars in the store yesterday, all the Earthy Crunchy brands like Kashi, and Cascadian Farms, Earth Valley or whatever, and some had soy protein isolate, which is known to contain hexane, a neurotoxin, some had honey, which is not vegan (and I'm a vegan), some had palm oil, even if organic (orangutan habitat is being destroyed by the palm oil industry, so I won't buy anything containing it), etc. I picked up each package, read ingredients, and put each one down, finally realizing how wasteful all that packaging is anyway, and the fact that really I need to learn how to make my own healthy snacks!
26th-May-2010 02:02 am (UTC)
And we think our modern world is so advanced?
26th-May-2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Only re: cellular phone technology, and iAnything. ;)
26th-May-2010 02:39 am (UTC)
I used to use their diet cranberry juice to flavor my water to help me drink more water and get some benefits from the wonderful cranberry but if this is the case, no longer. I also sent them an email telling them how bad I felt about this and let them know I will no longer use their products.
26th-May-2010 02:56 am (UTC)
This is a serious WTF. Thanks for the info.
26th-May-2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Knowledge is power. :)
26th-May-2010 04:09 am (UTC)
...what in the world. I mean. Really? That just doesn't seem necessary at all.
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