Who Wants a Nice Tall Glass of Coca-Cola’s Algorithmic Orange Juice?
Coca-Cola won’t say how it makes its best-selling Simply Orange orange juice, but one thing is for sure: It’s not so simple. A new investigation by Bloomberg Businessweek shows that the Coke-owned orange juice brand that’s billed as less processed version of Tropicana is in fact a hyper-engineered and dauntingly industrial product. The factory in Florida where the bulk of Coke’s orange juice products are made sounds less like a bucolic grove where natural things grow than an oil refinery where natural things go to die. And yes, that includes the “Grove Made” variety.
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Here’s the… Thing: Someone had posted an infograph recently showing the processed-food corporate owners of presumably “wholesome” and “organic” brands.
And I’m a sheep. I didn’t even know Simply Orange was a Coke product. I’m not surprised, but I was ignorant to this. I knew Minute Maid was.