Florida's Liquid Sunshine a Big Winner
In a recent taste test of orange juice, conducted by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, Florida's liquid sunshine was the big winner. The top three winners of the taste test all have connections to the Lakeland area.
Just so you know, Americans drink over 1.6 billion gallons of orange juice every year. Much of this liquid sunshine is made from Florida oranges, best known for their juiciness, unlike California oranges, which are good "eating oranges".
And the Winners Are:
Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company Gourmet Pasteurized Orange Juice easily took first place. Made of 100% Florida orange juice, Orchid Island juice is squeezed, pasteurized and shipped, never frozen or stored for later. No wonder one of it's winning points was its "fresh-squeezed" taste.
Based in Fort Pierce, the Orchid Island Juice Company recently helped Central Florida and Lakeland non-profits raise thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics and Camp Aurora by providing juice for the 25-mile Paddler's Challenge as well as a kayak that was raffled off.
Florida's Natural Premium Home Squeezed Orange Juice came in second place. This company is based in Lake Wales, one of Lakeland's neighbors, where visitors get a chance to see how juice is made, buy juice and other souvenirs and get a taste of this winner.
Noble Organic Juice, with its "smooth" taste, came in third. Noble Juice is based in nearby Winter Haven and produces the popular Blue Lake Citrus Brand of juice. It is 100 percent organic orange juice and even the bottle you buy it in is organic. It's made from 100 percent corn!
Another winner in the Lakeland area is The Boyce Team. While not known for producing orange juice, they do produce great real estate deals. Whether you have a house to sell or want to buy a home, contact Damion Boyce to learn how they can help you buy or sell a home in the land of liquid sunshine.