What Not to Eat: Avoid Juices that Lie on Their Labels

If Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy can be deceived by a dishonest fruit juice label, as he admitted in Court, so can you.

Kennedy struck back, joining seven other Justices in ruling that Coca-Cola can be sued for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting its Minute Maid 99.4 percent apple and pear juice as pomegranate and blueberry juice.


When it comes to deceptive juice labels, Coca-Cola may be the biggest culprit, but it’s not the only one. If you’re looking for real pomegranate juice, don’t be fooled by the names and pretty pictures on these products. Most of them contain cheaper apple, grape, or pear juice and very little pomegranate.

Tropicana Trop50 Pomegranate Blueberry: Boasting of its “rich, delicious taste of pomegranates and lush blueberries,” this drink contains more apple than pomegranate juice and more grape than blueberry juice.

V8 V-Fusion Pomegranate Blueberry Juice: More apple and grape juice than pomegranate and blueberry.

V8 V-Fusion + Energy Pomegranate Blueberry Drink: Contains more apple than pomegranate and blueberry juice.

IZZE Sparkling Pomegranate: Contains more apple, grape, pineapple, and cranberry juice than pomegranate juice.

Ocean Spray 100% Juice Cranberry Pomegranate: Mostly grape and apple juice, but shows pictures only of cranberries and pomegranate on the label.

Vitaminwater XXX Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate: Has no acai, blueberry, or pomegranate, just “natural flavors.”

One Reply to “What Not to Eat: Avoid Juices that Lie on Their Labels”

  1. I have logged in numerous times in an attempt to read about juices. Each time in runs me in circles and wants me to sign up to receive the newsletter, AGAIN. Still unable to read about the juices in What not to eat. Frustrating.

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