Some time ago, I ran into a friend who was drinking a Minute Maid Orange drink. She mentioned that she was loading up on fruit juice. She actually had two cartons of Minute Maid fruit drinks with her. I asked her to look at the list of ingredients on the label. I explained that the drink has more of the first item on the list. As you continue through the list, the drink has less of each item that follows. Unless the drinks are actual fruit juice they usually contain more water than anything else. Even the fruit juices sometimes have water as their main ingredient.
Water was the top ingredient on this list as I expected. Then I asked her what the second ingredient was. She said it was high fructose corn syrup. I told her that they should take the picture of the orange off the side of the carton replace it with a picture of an ear of corn. She looked at the other carton of fruit drink and found the same thing.
I happened to be holding a bottle of Diet Mountain Dew. I asked her to read the ingredients on the side of my bottle. Water was also its main ingredient. The second item on the list was concentrated orange juice. I told my friend that if she really wanted to drink orange juice, she might want to get a Diet Mountain Dew instead of the Minute Maid fruit drinks.
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