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A warning too about apple juice. The origin is usually printed in very hard to find lettering etched into the plastic bottle. There has been a shift to Chinese sourced apple juice concentrate.
I am not a China hater. It is just that China has major industrial pollution problems in their air and water. It is worse than the US before the environmental clean up started in the '70's.
This is true. It's almost impossible to find the country of origin on them damn bottles. I can handle Argentina, but really, there aren't enough apples in Michigan and Washington to make juice with? I only buy Indian Summer apple juice because it is very plainly US only apples and the same f'n price as the others. Plus, it's quite tasty.
Edit: Well except for this year I guess. Something about a late freeze and the basic decimation of the apple crop last year so for one year they're supplementing with Argentinian apple concentrate. Sadness, but hopefully when this year they go back if the U.S. crop is worth a shite.
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brasssong wrote:Bags of nuts.
No thanks. I already have that covered.
Bahahaha! You're so clever. Most original joke ever.
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moondigger wrote:Don't forget New York, which has the second highest apple production in the U.S. behind Washington.
The problem for juice producers is that U.S. supplies are much more limited in the spring and summer than in the fall and winter, while the demand for apple juice is fairly constant year-round. That's why so many apples and apple products are sourced from southern hemisphere producers like Argentina.
We get NY juice, cider and apples year round here in the scenic Hudson Valley. It does help that they grow them right here.
I would NEVER get anything BUT locally pressed apple cider, or locally made juice. It's just a thing I have.
I'm not sure I would ever buy something called "Feel good nuts," or "tasty nuts." I just don't swing that way.
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