Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Texsun Post

There's a brand of juice that they serve in the break room here at work called Texsun. With a name like Texsun, you' think it would be based in Texas and feature Texas orange juice.

And you'd be wrong.

Texsun juice is actually from Florida. How do I know this? Because it says so right on the side. See? "Distributed by Citrus World, Inc."

But I doubt even the Florida connection (and in fact I actually suspect that we may be buying some fell-off-the-back-of-a-truck black market Chinese OJ because of the next sentence:

So who's based in Lake Wales - a cooperative or a crower? And what the heck is a crower doing making orange juice? Shouldn't they be, you know, crowing instead?

How did no one catch not one, but TWO typos on the can?

[EDIT:] After I posted, I happened to turn the can over to see if it was expired. This is what I found:

Texsun, it turns out, is neither a product of Texas nor Florida. It's made in Mexico. So much for truth in packaging.


Anonymous said...

While we're being critical, you should be pairing "neither" with "nor" in the last paragraph. Your incorrect use of "or" sticks out more than it otherwise would because you have italicized it for emphasis. I completely agree with the point I believe you're making. As one who is amused by poor spelling and grammar (including my own), there are far too many opportunities for amusement.

Mike N said...

If I can make a comment here....Texsun USED To be Rio Grande Valley-based, in Weslaco to be exact. However, the plant was closed in the 80s and the brand bought by these FLORIDA (shudder!) "growers". All they're doing now is marketing Mexican juice, which is actually a BETTER product than some of the garbage that comes out of Florida. The only way to get Rio Grande Valley orange juice is to squeeze it yourself. However, the superior RGV Rio Red Grapefruit juice can still be had commercially in Texas at HEB grocery stores.