Why are cranberry sauce labels upside down

(CNN) – Here’s some trivia about Thanksgiving.

You may have noticed, or maybe not, but you may be wondering why the Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce labels are turned upside down.

The company says it intentionally places the label like this so that grocers, and you, store the cans with the side you open facing down. The reason is simple.

Ocean Spray says it causes the contents to settle, and an air bubble forms on top.

This way, when you open it under the label, you can move the knife along the edge of the can on the inside to break through the space.

Next, the perfectly intact cranberry sauce will slide to fall into a serving dish in one piece.

However, there is some bad news, if you haven’t had the cranberry sauce already, you might not be so lucky. Like many other items, supply chain issues make it hard to find.

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