Originally Posted by Periwinkle
See... this (unfortunatley) underscores my point. Michigan does not produce enough apples to shake a stick at, much less produce a brand of apple juice with. The factory that bottles the juice may be in Michigan, but the apples don't come from there. They only claim to use apples grown in the US "when possible" which basically means when it's no longer apple season here, the apples almost certainly come from China and South America like every other apple juice company uses during this time.
But my bottle says "Made with American Apples
" and also very big on the front "Made from U. S. Apples
" Now, I don't want to be naive, but aren't there legal issues - aren't they required to state the source? Wouldn't they be in deep doo-doo by stating that, then using Argentinian apples? I guess what I am getting at is I think they ARE made with American apples - that the quote "Indian Summer Premium Apple Juice and Apple Cider are made from "Fresh U.S. Apples, Not From Concentrate" if at all possible." (from their website) actually means "Not from concentrate if at all possible" as opposed to "from American apples if at all possible" ?
Anyway, OP, Indian Summer Apple Juice, if you can get it, seems to be your best chance of nationally-marketed juice from American apples.