Bulk Concentrates FAQ

Learn more about Old Orchard's premium bulk juice concentrates.

What is a juice concentrate?
Juice concentrate is simply fruit juice with some of the water removed. This allows for easier shipping and storage, and allows for the more convenient use of fruits that are not in season.

What are craft juice concentrate blends?
Our proprietary craft concentrate blends combine multiple juice concentrates with natural flavors to create the same flavor profile as a straight juice concentrate, but at a discounted price.

What types of products can your juice concentrates be used in?
Our juice concentrates are used in products that are further processed. For example, many breweries and wineries use our products in fermented beverages (beer, wine, cider, mead) – either as a fermentable base or as a blended ingredient to add fruit flavor or sweetness. Our products have also been used in other food and beverage applications, such as smoothies, BBQ sauce and flavored jerky.

What is the dilution ratio? How much water is needed to reconstitute the juice concentrate?
The dilution ration is the amount of water needed to bring the concentrate back to a reconstituted or single strength juice. This will be different for the different concentrates we make. Our team of food scientists can help you with this formulation.

What does “Brix” mean?
Brix is a measurement of the sugar content in the juice (measured in degrees). The measurement is based on the percentage of sugar by weight, where one degree brix is equal to 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of juice.

What is the lead time for an order?
The minimum lead time is 7 days.  You will be able to request a pick-up day when you order through our online system.  You can then contact our transportation department to schedule the pick-up.

Can you deliver the juice concentrate to me?
No. We ask that all orders be picked up from our facility in Sparta, Michigan. If you are not local, you may choose to work with a third-party carrier (such as FedEx or UPS) who can pick up from our facility and ship it to you.

In what size or format do you offer the juice concentrates?
Our juice concentrates and craft blends are available in either a 5 gallon pail or a 52 gallon drum. Orders of multiple drums or pails will be wrapped on a pallet for shipping.

How long are the juice concentrates good for?
Our juice concentrates are manufactured with a 6-month shelf-life. They should be stored at refrigerated temperature (36-40 degrees F) for safety and quality.

How do I place an order?
All orders must be placed on our online bulk ordering system. You must have an account to access this page. If you do not have an existing account, please contact us, and we can get you set up.

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