Orange juice is a staple in this house.  It is always on the grocery list and if I do not get it at the store, it does not go over well!  But it is not just any orange juice that comes into this house, it has to be 100% Florida Orange Juice.  And the brand I like to purchase that I know is 100% Florida oranges is Tropicana Orange Juice!

You can clearly see on the label that Tropicana Premium juices are authentic to Florida!  In fact, Tropicana is the single largest buyer of Florida fruit, purchasing approximately 11.6 billion oranges from Florida each year.  !  Oranges have been grown in Florida since the 1560s, approximately 147 years before any other U.S. state.  And Tropicana’s roots in Florida go back a long way. Some of its current grower relationships date to the 1960s!

So buying Tropicana is buying good old Florida pride!  I love that!

But what I love even more is how much my kids like Florida Orange Juice.  We have it for breakfast and even at dinner sometimes.  And my little one, Megan, asks for it first when I she wants a drink.  The crisp, clean flavor just makes the fact that it is good for my kids also a bonus!

I love Florida!  When we had just Katie and Sarah, we loaded them up and took them to Disneyworld and a family wedding many years ago!  The weather was perfect all 10 days and the people were as kind as could be.  That trip remains one of our favorite family moments.  I’ll head back to Florida in two weeks and can not wait!  In addition, we are planning a summer vacation with all three of our kids to Disneyworld and other Florida attractions late in the summer!

Now that the girls are older – 5, 4 and 2 – I think they will really love the experience even more!

Next time you are at the store and looking for a healthy breakfast beverage that is good for your kids, easy to drink and make in the good state of Florida, pick up a bottle of Tropicana Orange Juice.  And then gather your family together and enjoy a refreshing glass as part of a healthy breakfast and start the day off full of Vitamin C!

Tropicana is so sure that you will love their Orange Juice that they are giving one (1) Winner a trip to Sarasota, Florida AND ninety-nine99 winners a year’s supply of Tropicana Orange Juice!   in their Perfect Pick Sweepstakes!  WOW!  Just like Tropicana’s Facebook page, choose the Sweepstakes box at the bottom of the large photo on their timeline, accept their need to see who you are, and pick two oranges from the tree!  Share or tweet your entry also!  The sweepstakes end April 20, 2012 so be sure to enter NOW!

Learn more about Tropicana 100% Florida Orange Juice and the growers that supply them on Tropicana’s Facebook Page!

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