Most Trusted Juice: Tropicana
Sicily native Anthony T. Rossi founded Tropicana after spending a number of years in Florida in the 1940s packing fruits for gift boxes to be sold in department stores like Macy’s and Gimbels. He began producing frozen concentrated orange juice and then, in 1954, developed the flash pasteurization process that led to the company’s most well known product, Tropicana Pure Premium. Today, Tropicana buys about one-third of all oranges grown in Florida.
Most Trusted Bottled Water: Dasani
Dasani was launched in 1999 by the Coca-Cola company. Up to 30 percent of a Dasani water bottle is made from plants, specifically Brazilian sugarcane byproduct.
Most Trusted Laundry Detergent: Tide
Tide has been the top-selling laundry detergent for more than 60 years, but no one can remember how or why the product got its name. Researcher David Byerly worked for more than 10 years to create the first heavy-duty synthetic laundry detergent, called Project X during development. Tide was revolutionary when it launched in 1946, transforming laundry from a laborious chore into a much easier task. Today, the detergent has quite a loyal fan base. In a 2009 survey, Tide was among the top three brands that people (at all income levels) would be least likely to give up, regardless of the recession.