I tried two of the large, $3.99 Julius originals at my local DQ/Orange Julius. One kiwi and one triple-berry. I noticed the color was both times pink. Which surprised me since there's no pink in kiwi. They both tasted good, but somewhat artificial. Also the taste was suspiciously similar. I'm trying to eat healthy, yet I'm confused by the ingredient list.
Here's the ingredients, which is confusing for the triple-berry:
if you look here I can't even find the kiwi:
I'm trying to make healthy decisions yet, the information is confusing. In short, these smoothies seem healthier than a burger, yet have all these extra ingredients in them. I guess I can't complain when the largest size is only $3.99.
Particularly the "Coconut Almond Cream Powder: Hydrogenated coconut oil" bothers me. Hydrogenated oil = trans fat. Am I better off with the smoothie or the originals? Also the Saturated Fat 8g. How the heck does a healthy drink end up with 8g of saturated fat?
If people want to eat unhealthy, I'm fine if advertisers are like "eat this yummy burger and die young." What bothers me is "eat this healthy food" which in reality is just as bad as the yummy burger. If I want to eat healthy I'll eat healthy. Same goes for unhealthy, I don't want to be tricked into eating something unhealthy that is marketed as healthy. Orange Julius is strong with the deception.