Are Uncle Matt's Organic products USDA Organic?
Yes, we are 100% USDA certified organic.
Is Uncle Matt's a Certified B Corporation?
Yes! We’re the first organic juice company to be certified as a B Corp™.
What does organic really mean?
Organic products are grown in environmentally friendly ways. Toxic or persistent pesticides and other agricultural chemicals are prohibited. There is a focus on renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality. The label “organic" denotes products produced under the authority of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Organic Rule. And, according to the USDA, “The principal guidelines for organic production are to use materials and practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural systems and that integrate the parts of the farming system into an ecological whole.” The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows: Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.
What does the USDA organic seal mean?
The USDA Organic seal assures consumers of the quality and integrity of organic products. Organic-certified operations must have an organic system plan and records that verify compliance with that plan. Operators are inspected annually in addition there are random checks to assure standards are being met.
Do you have any coupons?
We provide coupons via our digital e-newsletter, Juicy News. To subscribe, visit this link
Do you sell any swag?
Yes! All of our swag is sustainably sourced and our t-shirts are made from organic cotton. You can shop for Uncle Matt's Organic merchandise here.
Moreover, Route has partnered with Patch, a carbon credit marketplace, to facilitate the purchase of carbon credits to neutralize your emissions. Carbon credits represent a certified unit of carbon removal or avoidance delivered by environmental projects that we can purchase to naturally remove carbon from the air. These are high integrity carbon removal projects that are vetted and certified by organizations like Gold Standard, Verra, Climate Action Reserve and The American Carbon Registry.
With the spread of Citrus Greening Disease, we’ve unfortunately seen about a 50% reduction in our recent seasonal crop. This has forced us to alter our production procedures. We are now having to supplement our U.S. orange juice with organic supply from Mexico. Because we, along with the entire Florida citrus industry, have been affected by citrus greening disease, we must go outside the U.S. for additional orange juice supply. Rest assured our Mexican partners are USDA certified and must legally adhere to the same strict USDA standards that we abide by at Uncle Matt’s Organic. However, Uncle Matt’s Organic remains committed to local sourcing and still uses a vast majority of USA-sourced oranges for our delicious organic OJ. Our goal is still to source all USA oranges and our OJ will return to being fully USA sourced as soon as conditions allow.
Are your products vegan or kosher?
Great news! Every one of our beverages is vegan and kosher!
Are your products free of allergens?
Our organic juices are bottled and produced in a facility that only manufactures juice. Our products are free of: Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, and Shellfish.
What is the source of your Vitamin D?
The source of our Vitamin D is VegD3®, which comes from algae. VegD3® offers all of the benefits of Vitamin D. It is in the form of D3 (Cholecalciferol), which is the form the body naturally produces.
Do your juices contain glyphosate?
No, our products do not contain glyphosate. In fact, we are the first juice company in the world to be certified Glyphosate Residue Free by the Detox Project. To learn more visit: https://detoxproject.org/
We’re committed to ingredient transparency. Our ingredients were thoughtfully selected and follow the health and sustainable standards in which we hold our own citrus. We’re proud to be truly clean-label as we use organic, better-for-you ingredients throughout our beverages.
What is a flavor packet?
To ensure that orange juice maintains a consistent taste and flavor, some orange juice brands work with flavor and fragrance companies to artificially flavor their juice using flavor packets. Made from orange essence and oils, flavor packets are added into juice to create a standard taste. While flavor packets might be chemically altered –– since they are technically derived from orange by-products –– they are not required to be listed as an ingredient. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require the contents of flavor packets to be detailed on a product’s packaging for orange juice.
Where can I find out more about your ingredients?
What kind of packaging do you use?
We are BPA Free. We care about the health of customers and the environment. Our bottles are PET #1, not 3, 6, or 7. PET #1 is the most recyclable form of plastic and the safest for food and juices. It also does not contain the harmful and dangerous chemical called Bisphenol A (BPA), like some other plastics.
Does Uncle Matt’s offer fresh-squeezed, unpasteurized juice? At this time, no. Our flash pasteurized organic orange juice is a convenient option for those who cannot purchase fresh oranges and squeeze them at home. Flash pasteurization treats foods and liquids at high temperatures for a short period to slow microbial growth but preserves taste and nutrient density.
Do you use erythritol to bulk or further sweeten stevia in your juices?
Thank you for your question regarding erythritol being utilized to bulk or further sweeten stevia. We appreciate your inquiry. At Uncle Matt’s Organic, we do not utilize erythritol in any of our products. We prefer the natural, organic process of extracting stevia directly from the leaf itself.
No Sugar Added Lemonades
How many calories are in your No Sugar Added Lemonades?
No Sugar Added Lemonade has 10 calories per serving, No Sugar Added Strawberry Lemonade has 15 calories per serving.
How many carbs and sugar?
Our No Sugar Added Lemonade has only 1g of carbs per serving, and our No Sugar Added Strawberry Lemonade has 2g of carbs. Our No Sugar Added Lemonade has no fruit sugar, and our No Sugar Added Strawberry Lemonade has 1g of fruit sugar.
I find stevia bitter, do your lemonades have a bitter aftertaste?
We use organic Reb-M Stevia in our lemonades which has a less bitter taste and is more palatable than traditional stevia.
Are they diabetic friendly?
No Sugar Added Lemonade Juice Boxes
Is there sugar in the juice boxes?
There are 0 grams of sugar in the lemonade juice boxes and 1 gram of fruit sugar in the strawberry lemonade juice boxes.
Does the stevia sweetener make the juice taste bitter?
We use Reb-M stevia which has a less bitter taste and is more palatable.
How many juice boxes come in a pack?
Our juice boxes come in packs of 8. There are 6.75 oz of lemonade in each box.
Are the juice boxes recyclable?
Yes, please recycle your juice boxes and straws.
Organic Orange Light
Orange Light is a lighter twist on our traditional organic orange juice. We’ve cut the calories per serving, added prebiotics and probiotics and maintained 100% Vitamin C.
What is a probiotic?
Bacillus Coagulans SNZ 1969 are the live probiotics present in Orange Light. These microorganisms have been studied for their efficacy in promoting a healthy gut.
Xylooligosaccharide is the prebiotic found in Orange Light. This prebiotic helps maintain good colon and digestive health.
Orange Light has 50 calories per serving! There are about 7 servings per 52 oz. bottle.
Orange Light has 10g of fruit sugar per serving – less than half of traditional OJ!
While Orange Light does contain half the calories and sugar of traditional orange juice, we recommend consulting with your doctor to see if this beverage meets your specific dietary guidelines and health requirements.