Skip to comments.Apple Juice is, more often than not, from China
Posted on 10/12/2009 4:53:08 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
The top of the frozen apple juice can was stamped with the date, then the word "China." I could not believe it. China? I live in the Shenandoah Valley, at one time the biggest apple producer in the world, and my apple juice comes from China?
Maybe it's just this store brand, I thought. But a visit to another grocery store confirmed it. They stocked a name brand, the top of it stamped with the date and the words "from China."
I googled "China and apples." Stories and reports came up confirming my ... yes, fear. I hadn't been paying attention, it seems. Nearly all of America's apple juice concentrate comes from China.
Those tiny oval gold stickers haunt me.
Those stickers were on my carbon steel pepper grinder and salt shaker set. They're on many of the picture frames that hold the faces of those I love. Other items "Made in China" include the small stainless thermos I bought last week, an American Greetings card from a friend, numerous Christmas cards, Christmas tins, bread machine, kitchen scale, oil & vinegar bottle set, rustic motorcycle ceramic, a strand of fake ivy, molded angel candle, pedometer, stainless steel wok, lamps, wire baskets, Heavy Duty Milwaukee Work Light, small brass alarm clock, telephones and the eyeglass frames through which I see the world.
Given a choice, I try to purchase merchandise made in the USA or anywhere in the world but China. This is often futile. I understand that reality.
But apple juice? This is where I draw the line.
So I was talking to a nurse about this. She grew up in Winchester and assured me that the White House brand based there used only domestic apples.
Relieved to find a source in Virginia, on Wednesday I purchased four half-gallon bottles of White House apple juice. I was happy to have a choice, even if it cost a few cents more. Feeling quite satisfied with myself, I later poured out a small glass. That's when I saw the small print stamped on the side of the bottle: "Concentrate China."
I'm holding it in my hand, looking right at it.
"CONCENTRATE/CHINA" It's on the side of the bottle on the the rim that's just below the "since 1908" stamp in the plastic bottle. The upper most rim.
Government is just too expensive.
I went to a fruit and vegetable stand in Santa Paula the other day and the garlic was stamped “Product of China”. I didn’t buy it.
I think if you turned America upside down you’d find “Made In China” stamped on the bottom.
I remember being shocked when I found out that some apple juice I had bought was made in China.
You have to be careful with candy also. A lot of it is made in China.
It does make you wonder. What would happen if we went to war with them?
Both the US as well as China would lose.
We aren’t gonna get rid of ‘made in china’ until we shrink this government.
Thank God we still have fresh cider
This is something nobody talks about. We import some of our military supplies nowadays. I think we still manufacture a lot of what the military needs, but not all of it.
Could we fight and win World War II today, considering that we have exported so much manufacturing? We converted factories, which produced everything from clothing to vacuum cleaners to glass products, to supply the war effort in World War II. Today, lots of those factories don’t exist anymore. There would not be much left to convert to the war effort if we ever had to fight such a war again.
And what indeed, if we ever had military conflict with such a huge trading partner as China?
Why would we import apple juice concentrate from China, when so many places in America grow apples? Food is one area in which we still produce a great amount of products for export, or at least I thought we did. Is it really so much more expensive to use American based workers to process food in factories here in America?
You’re 100% correct on the candy issue. A friend of mine owns a concession stand, and has run into this problem several times. She simply won’t carry certain products anymore, because she refuses to take a chance with Chinese-made candy (melamine, anyone?). Novelty sweets, such as certain Halloween candies, seem to be especially likely to come from China.
Not long ago, I was in the market for a steam iron. Nowadays, just about all of them are now made in China, but I managed to find one made in Germany.
Later, I needed a toaster, but I could only find one brand that was not made in China. It was made in England and cost more than $200, so I had to settle for a $20 Chicom toaster.
Almost all of vitamin supplements sold in the US are from China. How easy to use up their melamine!
99% of dog chews are from China.
Yep Minute Maid is as close to non China as you can get and it comes from many countries except China At least the little juice boxes I keep around say that.
This is fantastic news, Now your children and you can get your daily requirement of melamine and anti-freeze simply with one 12 once glass of apple juice. Before this news, I thought the only way to get it was from pet food or candy.
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I worry about the vits and over the counter drugs.
Here in southern New Hampshire, there are some apple orchards left, but there used to be many more.
One reason is that young folks in farming families just don’t want to do the hard, dangerous manual labor.
Another is the enchroachment of housing developments and airport expansion that increased land values, especially during the real estate bubbles. Farmers could get lots of money by selling off acreage to developers. So the orchards are smaller than they used to be.
The juice imports from China have been going on for a long time. The small local farmers just can’t compete when you’re talking huge quantities of juice. Most of the orchards that are still open produce seasonal cider, wholesale fresh apples to local supermarkets, and have retail farm stands and pick-your-own businesses.
And the help that farmers use is mainly immigrant labor. That’s not a recent trend. Some orchards up here have been importing workers from the Caribbean and Mexico for 40 years.
I was in Target and noticed, coincidentally, that everything I looked at was ‘made in China’.
It started as a little fun thing so I started looking around the store to see if I could find anything not from China. To my amazement, I could not.
I asked to speak to a manager and asked if there was anything in the store not made in China? His answer, “Not that I know of.”
This all happened 10 years ago. It’s much worse now.
All our manufacturing power has been shipped to various countries all over the world to “spread the wealth around”. Now we have nothing and the Bush clan was just as bad as the Liberals.
Flounder fillets, Salmon, Talapia, Roughy, Crawdad were all from China.
My gosh......do we produce anything but toothpaste anymore?
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