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Monday, July 20, 2015

Donald Duck Orange Juice

In 1940, a struggling Florida orange juice cooperative approached Walt Disney Productions with a bizarre proposal- they wanted to put Donald Duck on their line of canned, frozen orange juice. 

Donald Duck had never been associated with orange juice in any of his movies or comic books. The company itself had no ties to Florida at the time. The cooperative was promising to provide free product to the troops, however, so an agreement was struck. A legendary product was born.

75 years later, Donald Duck Orange Juice is still a staple of the juice aisle. It has become the longest selling item licensed by The Walt Disney Company, though it is strangely not the official Orange Juice of Disney Theme Parks- that's Minute Maid orange juice.