I've heard Ocean Spray is a Grower's cooperative, what does this mean?
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world’s leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries.
Where can I purchase Ocean Spray® products?
Ocean Spray® products can be found in all leading supermarkets across Australia and New Zealand and in Costco stores in Australia. If you do not see one of our products on your supermarket shelves, please ask the store manager so they can order and stock it for your convenience.
Where can I find Ocean Spray® recipes?
We have a whole selection of recipes on our website. Please click "Recipes" in the navigation above!
What can I do with Craisins® Dried Cranberries?
Firstly, Craisins® Dried Cranberries are a great snack. Kids and adults of all ages love to eat them straight from the package. Craisins® Dried Cranberries are cholesterol free and a source of fibre. A ¼ cup of Craisins® Dried Cranberries meets 50% of your daily recommended fruit needs and is a source of fibre. Craisins® Dried Cranberries are delicious sprinkled on top of salads, hot and cold cereal, and yoghurt. To add a new vibrant taste, try Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries instead of sultanas or raisins, to your favourite baked goods such as muffins, scones, cookies, breads and other baked treats. For more great recipe suggestions, please to the to "Recipes” section of our website at www.oceanspray.com.au.
Where can I get nutritional information about Ocean Spray® products?
All Ocean Spray® products carry the ingredient and nutritional information on the label. This information is also available in the 'Products' section of the Ocean Spray ® website at www.oceanspray.com.au.
Where are Ocean Spray® products made?
Cranberries are an indigenous North American fruit, native to parts of North and South America which require specific climate conditions. Ocean Spray® beverages are packaged in the United States, Craisins® Dried Cranberries are packaged in New Zealand, and Cranberry Sauce is packaged in the United Kingdom.
Are your juice drinks pasteurised?
Yes, Ocean Spray® pasteurises all of our juice drinks to ensure that they are safe for consumers. This process eliminates the possibility of harmful bacteria whilst maintaining the fresh fruit flavour of the juice.
What are Craisins® Dried Cranberries and how are they made?
Craisins® Dried Cranberries are fresh cranberries that have been dried and lightly sweetened, with a nutritional profile similar to raisins. Craisins® Dried Cranberries are naturally cholesterol free and a source of fibre. A growing body of evidence points towards the essential role cranberry plays in promoting whole body health and wellness. Cranberries have one of the highest levels of antioxidant activity among commonly eaten fruits.
Do Ocean Spray® products contain gluten?
Cranberries are naturally gluten free. The protein gluten found in certain grains (wheat, barley, rye and oats or hybrids of these) is a concern for those with Coeliac Disease. Craisins® Dried Cranberries are manufactured in the US, locally packed in NZ and may contain traces of gluten.
We do not make “gluten-free” claims in Australia and New Zealand since requirements are defined as “no detectable amount” of gluten and at present, no lower limit is applied to this health claim. Please check the product packaging for the individual product you are inquiring about. Additionally, if you have a particularly acute sensitivity to gluten in foods, we suggest you consult your physician for his or her recommendation.
Are Ocean Spray® products Kosher?
Craisins® Dried Cranberries have OU (Orthodox Union) KOSHER approval. Ocean Spray® recommends that concerned consumers check the ingredient statement and packaging label on all products before incorporating into your diet.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Most Ocean Spray® products are packaged using recyclable glass and plastic containers. They can be recycled with the rest of your household recyclables.
Do your bottles contain BPA?
Food safety and quality are our top priority at Ocean Spray®. Ocean Spray® plastic (PET or PP) juice bottles do not contain Bisphenol-A (more commonly known as BPA). Please be assured that Ocean Spray® takes our responsibility to protect our consumers very seriously, and the health and safety of our products is of utmost concern.
I am having difficulty opening your caps. Do you have a suggestion?
If you purchase a bottle or jar that you find difficult to open, we suggest running the cap under hot water for about one minute. This will usually soften the seal enough for you to open it. If this is not sufficient, please contact us again before trying other ways to open the bottle or jar.
For how long can Ocean Spray® products be stored if they have not been opened?
Ocean Spray® products do not contain added preservatives and for this reason must be stored according to the storage instructions on the product label. For best quality and taste, we recommend that you use product before the ‘Best Before’ date stamped on the package.
My doctor suggests I drink cranberry juice for urinary tract health, but which one?
Cranberries are a nutritional approach to maintaining urinary tract health. Having just one 250ml serving of Ocean Spray® Cranberry Classic™ or Ocean Spray® Light Cranberry Juice Drink contains just as much cranberry goodness as a 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen cranberries, 1/3 cup of sweetened dried cranberries, or 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce. Drinking two servings of Ocean Spray® Cranberry Classic™ daily helps maintain urinary tract health. However, if you have a urinary tract condition, please consult your physical for his or her recommendation.
Why do you add sugar to Ocean Spray® products?
Unlike other fruits, cranberries are naturally low in sugar. Cranberries, like lemons, are extremely tart and for this reason we add sugar or sweetener to make them palatable so consumers can enjoy their great taste and many health benefits. Ocean Spray® products generally have comparable sugar and calorie content to other common 100% fruit juice and dried fruit products.
Are there sulphites in Craisins® Dried Cranberries?
A growing body of evidence points towards the essential role cranberry plays in promoting whole body health and wellness. Cranberries have one of the highest levels of polyphenol antioxidant activity of among commonly consumed fruits. Sulphites are used in the process of drying some products (e.g. coconut, apricot) but never used in any Ocean Spray® cranberry processes. This applies to all Craisins® Dried Cranberries products currently in market in Australia and New Zealand.