The Oasis Conundrum

I’ve been buying Oasis brand fruit juices for Olivia’s breakfast for years now.

There are two variants in the shelf at Sobeys, one labeled 100% and one labeled 60%.

Reasoning that something that’s all-juice is healthier than something that’s only 60% juice, I’ve always bought the 100%.


It turns out that the percentages are about different things.

The 100% is “100% juice” while the 60% is “60% less sugar.”

Neither have added sugar. Both are “all juice” but for the first ingredient in the 60% being water (and not, as I’d imagined, Lucky Charms or lard).

And the 60% has less than half the calories, and the same vitamin C.

So now I buy the 60%.