The Orange Pulp Experiment: Sunkist, Tropicana Twister and Minute Maid
I love drinking fresh orange juice, even more when it’s pulpy. So a few days ago, I thought I’d do a little experiment and determine which orange juice drink in the market today has the most pulp in them.
I bought a liter bottle each of Sunkist Orange Juice Pulps, Tropicana Twister Juicy Pulp and Minute Maid Pulpy Orange and did The Orange Pulp Experiment.
You might be thinking, why do people drink orange juice with pulps? Well, according to a friend of mine, it’s because these pulps contain flavonoids – an antioxidant and anticarcinogen.
Anyway, enough of the scientific talk and on to the experiment. Below is a 4-minute video of how it went.
Here now are my personal observations…
Sunkist Orange Juice Drink by RFM Corporation under license from Sunkist Growers, Inc.
The pulps are nice, big and juicy. They’re either on top of the juice or mostly at the bottom. When you drink Sunkist, you’ll get some of the pulpy bits in your mouth and would be able to bite or nibble them.
Tropicana Twister Juicy Pulp by Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc.
The pulps are tiny and almost too small for my strainer. They’re mostly suspended inside the bottle. You will feel the pulpy bits in your mouth when you drink Tropicana Twister but they’re too small to be able to nibble anything. They just go down smoothly with the juice.
Minute Maid Pulpy Orange by CocaCola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.
As you can see in the video, I got a little bit of trouble getting the pulps of Minute Maid because they retain so much of the juice. The pulps come as tiny shreds and suspends nicely in the orange juice after you shake it. And just like Tropicana Twister, the pulps go down smoothly when you drink the juice and you rarely get to nibble on any of the pulp.
In conclusion, it seems that Minute Maid has the “most pulp you can strain” among the three. Second place goes to Sunkist and last place goes to Tropicana Twister – a fact supported by the amount of orange juice I had after.
Now which of the three is the best pulpy orange juice? I’ll leave that for you to decide.
This is NOT a sponsored post and is simply the result of boredom during a lazy afternoon. The orange juice bottles were selected at random in the grocery and was bought using my own money. Results may vary if you try to replicate this experiment in your own home.
Written by Fitz Villafuerte
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