100% freshly squeezed orange juice right off the tree

Known for its line of non-alcoholic drinks, wines and sangria, Don Simón is a brand launched in 1980 by the J.GarcÍa Carrión group based in Murcia, a region in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. The group is not only a leading fruit juice producer on the Spanish market, but also sells its products in more than 150 countries across the world.

In Japan, it is imported by Cordon Vert, a group that is co-owned by the Aeon distribution group and the wine and spirits distributor Yamaya. Don Simon 100% squeezed orange juice undergoes a meticulous preparation process which guarantees the preservation of its refreshing organoleptic properties. Seeing as the time span from the moment the oranges are picked to when they are actually squeezed must be as narrow as possible to ensure an optimal flavour, the brand has planted millions of fruit trees to ensure that no more than 24 hours go by between the two activities. This commitment to quality has made Don Simon the number one selling brand in Spain and propelled it to second place on the European market.

Upon tasting, the Don Simon 100% Naranja Exprimida Pure Squeezed Orange Juice exhibits a very crisp and refreshing taste owing to the use of real fruit rather than artificial concentrates. The juice displays an appealingly vivid orange colour and contains a balanced amount of fruit pulp, while its bouquet imparts a very natural orange fragrance. A dominant tang of freshness manifests itself from the very first sip and titillates the taste buds with a well-dosed acidity that is sweet without being overly cloying. All in all, a commendable set of qualities that inspired the Monde Selection Jury to confer this product a rightfully earned Grand Gold Medal!

"Each year, one product per category is awarded the Prize of the Jury as a token of excellence in know-how and quality. In order to qualify, the product must be unanimously selected as a “coup de cœur” by the jury members. The winner of the Prize of the Jury is then selected from a group of just 5 nominees, which makes this award an even greater honour for the recipient."

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