Edit ModuleShow Tags

12 Reasons this Juice Costs $12.50

It ain’t cheap to squeeze 3 to 5 lbs. of produce into a 16-fluid ounce bottle. We asked Hanna Gregor, CEO and founder of OH! Juice, to explain why her OH! My Greens is so dang pricey.



Published:

1.

The pineapple is flown in from Costa Rica or Hawaii to L.A.

 2.

We are 90 percent local, 10 percent tropical. The kale is from Be Wise Ranch in Escondido.

3.

The celery comes from Suzie’s Farm. All of our produce is washed in lemon water and grape seed oil. We use filtered water to rinse.

4.

Each glass bottle costs $1.25. Glass is nutritionally best for the consumer because it doesn’t leach any parabens or synthetic chemicals.

5.

We source our cucumbers from Sage Mountain Farm in Hemet and JR Organics in Valley Center. Prices fluctuate by season. In winter, cucumbers can be as high as $2 per pound. 

6.

The Romaine also comes from Suzie’s Farm.

7.

The mint bunch is from JR Organics. We put it in a giant salad spinner so there’s no runoff water.

8.

Spirulina is an algae that rids you of toxins and boosts immunity. It can come from the waters of Kauai or Klamath Lake in Oregon.

9.

There are three to five pounds of produce in each cold-pressed bottle. In a smoothie, you get maybe a fifth of a pound, plus fillers like ice.

10.

We use a small $3,000 juicer and a five-foot-tall, $30,000 hydraulic press.

11.

We receive, weigh, and check the produce for physical hazards. We wash the produce and prepare some of it. The labor per bottle is $3.50.

12.

We are 100 percent USDA Organic. The application to get certified was 60 pages long and cost $2,000 to file. We passed the kitchen inspection and sent in our vendors. I was going to roll out new flavors, but it’s $150 for each new flavor. It takes six weeks, and by then it’s out of season.

*All produce pictured here fits into this one bottle!

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 112

Hundred Proof gets a cocktail revamp, Indian food is headed to South Park, and Lola55 owner Frank Vizcarra drops in

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 111

A local vodka company wins big, the new omakase-only sushi restaurant on Convoy, and Bertrand Hug of Mister A’s and Mille Fleurs drops by

Very Important Taco: Bulgogi Beef at West Pac Noodle Bar

The Coronado eatery puts an Asian spin on tacos
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Best of San Diego Party 2018
  2. Good Night, Cafe Chloe
    San Diego’s beloved French bistro is closing due to California’s unfair labor laws
  3. The Best of San Diego 2018
    We crown 103 winners in food, shopping, fitness, kids’ activities, and more
  4. Javier Plascencia Eyes Barrio Logan
    The award-winning chef is all over Mexico, but looks to make a San Diego comeback
  5. Stop Killing Chloes
    How California is very knowingly killing the mom and pop restaurant
  6. First Look: El Jardin
    Native chef Claudette Wilkins goes from Bracero to Top Chef and, finally, to her own dream
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Vote Now for Your Orangetheory Winner!

Winners will be announced at our Sweat event on May 12

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags