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February 2, 2013
theatlantic:

Who Wants a Nice Tall Glass of Coca-Cola’s Algorithmic Orange Juice?

Coca-Cola won’t say how it makes its best-selling Simply Orange orange juice, but one thing is for sure: It’s not so simple. A new investigation by Bloomberg Businessweek shows that the Coke-owned orange juice brand that’s billed as less processed version of Tropicana is in fact a hyper-engineered and dauntingly industrial product. The factory in Florida where the bulk of Coke’s orange juice products are made sounds less like a bucolic grove where natural things grow than an oil refinery where natural things go to die. And yes, that includes the “Grove Made” variety.
Read more. [Image: Coca-Cola]


Well, color us surprised. Despite considering ourselves fairly heady consumers, this caught us unawares. It is pretty tasty orange juice, for the record.

theatlantic:

Who Wants a Nice Tall Glass of Coca-Cola’s Algorithmic Orange Juice?

Coca-Cola won’t say how it makes its best-selling Simply Orange orange juice, but one thing is for sure: It’s not so simple. A new investigation by Bloomberg Businessweek shows that the Coke-owned orange juice brand that’s billed as less processed version of Tropicana is in fact a hyper-engineered and dauntingly industrial product. The factory in Florida where the bulk of Coke’s orange juice products are made sounds less like a bucolic grove where natural things grow than an oil refinery where natural things go to die. And yes, that includes the “Grove Made” variety.

Read more. [Image: Coca-Cola]

Well, color us surprised. Despite considering ourselves fairly heady consumers, this caught us unawares. It is pretty tasty orange juice, for the record.

14:50 // 1 year ago
June 23, 2011

OJ’s confession is just a dream of Oprah’s, not reality

  • claim Some sources (looking at you, ever-trustworthy Daily Mail) have reported that Oprah landed the ultimate PR stunt for her new network — a confession from OJ Simpson in the 1994 murder of his wife. We posted this earlier, but admit that we took it with a pretty big grain of salt.
  • denial A rep for the talk show icon denied the story not long after, however. Though she hasn’t gotten Simpson to confess, it’s a dream of hers — she said as much at an awards ceremony last week. She’s still waiting, but she knows exactly where to find the ex-football star — he’s sitting in prison. source

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13:44 // 3 years ago