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The term orange drink (not to be confused with orange soft drinks; see below) refers to a sweet, sugary drink named for its orange color. Typically such beverages contain little to no orange juice and are not much more than water, sugar, flavor, coloring, and additives, sometimes in that order. As such, they are very low in nutritional value. Because orange drinks can be confused with orange juice, the U.S. government requires orange drinks, as well as other beverages whose names allude to fruit products, to state the percentage of juice contained above the "Nutrition Facts" label.
Popular orange drinks include Sunny Delight, Tang, and orange squash. Orange Julius is a mixture of orange drink, a dairy product, and raw egg (the recipe is "secret"), sold at Orange Julius stands in malls and similar venues. There is also a product named Orange Drink and marketed by the Dairy Maid company on the Caribbean island of Nassau.
Orange soft drinks
Orange soft drinks (called orangeade in UK and orange pop or orange soda in certain regions of the US) are carbonated orange drinks. One which does include real orange juice (11%) and orange pulp is Orangina.
Orange soft drinks (especially those without orange juice) often contain very high levels of sodium benzoate, and this often imparts a slight metallic taste to the beverage. Other additives commonly found in orange soft drinks include rosin and sodium hexametaphosphate.
List of orange soft drinks
- Bill Hicks - had a comedy routine about an advertisement for an orange drink.
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