SideKicks flavors SourCherry-Lemon, Kiwi-Strawberry, BlueRaspberry-Lemon, Strawberry-Mango, Orange-Cream and Strawberry-Cream are 100% fruit and credit as a half-cup fruit in a reimbursable lunch. SideKicks flavor Cherry Smooth ‘n Good is 100% vegetable and fruit juice and credits as an “Additional” vegetable. SideKicks flavor Sunbelievable is 100% vegetable juice and credits as a Red/Orange vegetable. All SideKicks contain no added sugar and qualifies for Smart Snacks.
Yes Smooth-Frozen SideKicks meet the requirements of the Smart Snacks rule for all grade levels
● SideKicks’ first ingredient is 100% juice.
● They have 0g fat- no saturated fat, no trans fat, or any fat at all.
● Per serving they have 15% total sugar by weight, 35mg sodium, and are 110 calories or less. (SideKicks have no added sugar or sweetener of any kind. Total sugar is the naturally occurring sugar of the fruit juice.)
The coding format used is determined by the product and package type. Our refrigerated portion juice is coded with a “best by” date (i.e. DEC 31 2009 E). This date represents the date that the product should be consumed by. The alpha or numeric character following the date represents the manufacturing plant location and stock information. Our frozen portion juice uses a Julian Code (N3659A1). A Julian code is used on frozen products because we do not know the date the product is thawed by the customer; this date code will inform the customer of the date the product was manufactured. See below click here to learn how to read a Julian Code.
Example production code: E 2769D2 20:59 L2
1.) Plant designation
D = DeLand, FL
E = Ellington, CT
N = Akron, OH
H = Houston, TX
2.) 276 = Julian calendar date, October 3rd
3.) 9 = Year (last digit), 2019
4.) D2 = Filler code and shift #
5.) 20:59 = Time of production
6.) L2 = Coder line number
A “juice” must be 100% pure juice with no added sugars. Some juices may be fortified with Vitamin A, C, E or Calcium and some may contain pulp.
A “juice cocktail” is any juice that is less than 100% juice and may contain added sugars or flavors.
Yes, all Country Pure Food juices are pasteurized.
Refrigerated portion juices are available in a variety of sizes and are delivered to the customer with a minimum of 40 days of shelf life. Each unit is coded with a “best by” date. Refrigerated juices must be stored between 34°F and 38°F.
Frozen portion juices and frozen juice concentrates have a shelf life of:
Click here to download our pallet configuration sheet.
Currently, all our products are sold through commercial food service distributors.
Click here to find your closest Smooth-Frozen SideKicks or SideKicks Celebrations distributor.
If you are interested in buying any of our other products you can contact your local commercial food service distributor to see if they have a cash and carry program open to the public.
Yes. All of our products, with the exception of grape juice, grape drink, 100% fruit juice blend, guava nectar, and strawberry-banana nectar, are certified kosher under the Orthodox supervision of the Rabbinical Council of New England. We undergo re-certification on a yearly basis. Look for the KVH emblem on our products.
Frozen Fruit Juice Concentrates have a shelf life of:
Yes. Our products are gluten free.
You can contact our Customer Service Department by phone at 1-877-99JUICE or by email at info@juice4U.com or in writing at our corporate headquarters:
222 S. Main St, Suite 401, Akron, OH 44308