I received a FaceBook message recently from Julie stating;
… Look at the apple juice when you go to the store and see where it’s from. Dad and I looked at every bottle of apple juice at Walmart the other day and did not find one that was not a product of China…
Well, first of all my father would have a heart attack knowing you shop at Walmart and not Meijer’s, but there is none in the south so I think he will forgive you. Secondly, I was shocked that there were absolutely zero local apple juice producers in Florida (where she resides) and didn’t realize China produced apples let alone run some sort of apple juice monopoly in America! I wonder if it is the same back home in Canada, or in the Meijer’s stores?
So today in search of the answer I walked to Carrefour, the local supermarket here by my apartment to find out.
First I must say – Carrefour is HUGE! It is like a 3 floored super Walmart, with a mall inside.
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First – I am studying Manadarin Chinese and I cannot read the labels (yet) but I did see the Characters for China 中国 quite frequently and on one particular bottle it did say made in China.
The price, 9 RMB is about $1.30 CND for the big cartons or decently sized bottles.
I don’t see any apple trees where I am, but there sure must be a ton of them somewhere! Next time I’m there with Tanya I will ask her to read the label and to find out 100%.
Having been here for 19 days roughly and not having eaten anything but local food it was tough to walk past this (inside the Carrefour), but I felt good about it after!