Why 2 Products That Share the Same Name Can Be Very Different

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When it comes to Minute Maid Lemonade, what is the difference between purchasing a can or a carton of the same product? A lot, as it turns out.

MousePrint.org recently discovered that if you buy Minute Maid Lemonade in soda cans, you get a helping of added chemicals and coloring that you won’t find in the carton version. And you get a lot less real fruit juice in the can — just 3% as opposed to 12% in the carton.

Keep your eyes open when buying Hi-C Orange Lavaburst as well. The version in juice boxes at the grocery store contains a bit of real juice. The version at McDonald’s has no juice and almost 50% more sugar. Plus, the restaurant version has added chemicals and artificial colors.

Those are just two examples of products that offer very different consumer experiences despite sharing the same name. The lesson? MousePrint.org cautions customers not to make assumptions about what they are getting based on the name alone.

Even if two products appear to be similar, they might be very different once you look a little more closely at the ingredient label.

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