In every country you’ll unfortunately find some awful food sold in supermarkets or wherever it is possible. Usually linked to cheap prices, it’s not a systematic rule.
Be it meat, cereals, drinks, cookies, biscuits, fruits, vegetables, etc.
Well that happened to us last week when we bought one liter of 100% Orange juice, and one liter of 100% Apple juice from the same brand.
The funny thing is that the price was decent (around 100円) and the packaging was colorful therefore attractive. I call the latter “the Chinese way”. Why? Because in order to sell most of their crappy stuff, the Chinese often create some amazing appealing packaging or well shaped products, so that you buy first based on the look without thinking too much about the real content (such as Chinese phones).
That’s what I feel happened with this brand. But we are in Japan. So WTF?!
Anyway, let’s talk about the taste.
– The orange juice
That one tasted like… artificial vitamin C. You know, the effervescent orange tablets you can buy in a drug store. That was EXACTLY the same. And to be honest, we couldn’t even finish the bottle. What a waste.
Even the color was suspicious: too clear, kind of too liquid, abnormal texture.
– The apple juice
Frankly speaking, that one didn’t taste bad, it just tasted light. Way too light. Like you’ve got one crushed apple for 500mL of water. But it’s a 100% juice, so what’s wrong with that brand???
Now the name of that brand and photos, so that if you were to buy some juices, you won’t make the same mistake as we did.
Meito Fruits Juicer Orange 100% – メイトー フルツジューサー オレンジ100%
Meito Fruits Juicer Apple 100% – メイトー フルツジューサー アップル100%