Major orange juice producers add…

Major orange juice producers add chemical fragrances called “flavor packs” to their juice to provide the signature taste of their brand because orange juice loses its flavor during pasteurization and de-oxygenation. The formulas vary to give a brand’s trademark taste. If you’re discerning you may have noticed Minute Maid has a candy like orange flavor. That’s largely due to the flavor pack Coca-Cola has chosen for it. Some companies have even been known to request a flavor pack that mimics the taste of a popular competitor, creating a “hall of mirrors” of flavor packs. Despite the multiple interpretations of a freshly squeezed orange on the market, most flavor packs have a shared source of inspiration: a Florida Valencia orange in spring.



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