I realized I had forgotten my usual water/cranberry juice concoction when I got to work today. (“Aw, nuts”, I thought.) I also feel like I’m fighting off a bug (Just lovely, especially when I have singing performances this weekend and the next!)
I was really in the mood for fruit juice,so off I went to the snack shop in search of said fruit juice and a bottle of water.
I picked a bottle that said 100% cranberry juice and checked the ingredients. I sighed as I read high fructose corn syrup as the second ingredient and replaced the bottle back to its refrigerated shelf. I inspected other fruit juices. Some were listed as “immune defense” or “metabolism booster.” Others were called “smart,” “clear,” “lite,” or “energy.”
Every one had either sugar, sucralose, aspartame, or high fructose corn syrup listed as an ingredient. It was rather disheartening. All I wanted was just plain, fruit juice, nothing else. Is that too much to ask for? Apparently, it was!
The only fruit drink that lacked these ingredients was a single bottle of orange juice with a thick layer of sediment at the bottom. I opted to decline. I ended up choosing a bottle of Dansani water, which I do like. In the end, the water is probably better for me anyway.
Good reminders to self: Bringing food (and drinks, in this case) is healthier than buying at work. It always helps if I don’t forget to actually do this!