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Post by let it ride » Sat Aug 30, 2008 19:30

The following conversation just happened in the household of Incredibly Hungover Jonny and Astrid after I went to the co-op and nearly vomited all over it:

Me: Oh and I bought juice too... apple, pineapple and mango/orange
Jonny: Oh but we still have apple juice, here
Me: I do not want that. It is WARM.
Jonny: I think we have ice cubes
Me: Ok then.

I go to pour it into a glass and what comes out of the package?

Me: Nooooooooooo! It's the FANCY kind! I don't want cloudy apple juice that tastes like apples, I crave the artificial, sugary amazing kind from my childhood!
Jonny: But it's really nice, try it!
Me: It is not nice, it is horrible. I have attempted 400 different sorts of cloudy real apple juice. I am hungover and craving the crappy bad for you kind. Think of it this way, you get the whole package of fancy juice to yourself.

Now I have the right kind in front of me and I almost want to weep with joy at how good it is.

What kind of juice do you like? Fancy or unfancy, and which flavours? My favourite used to be pineapple/orange, it is absolutely amazing!
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Re: Juice

Post by islandhopper » Sat Aug 30, 2008 20:15

My usual co-op 3 for £2.50 is tropical/apple/pineapple. Sometimes apple & raspberry, but I'm not keen on the orange & mango.
Cloudy apple juice is fine once in a while, but the good old artificial/sugary one usually does the trick just fine.

I think we all know that citrus is the best flavour of 5 alive.

I drink a lot of juice.

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Re: Juice

Post by let it ride » Sat Aug 30, 2008 20:36

I have almost had the entire litre of co-op apple juice. I am so happy!

Juice is awesome, although to me a bit of a guilty pleasure so I have it rarely.
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Re: Juice

Post by crystalball » Sat Aug 30, 2008 22:31

let it ride wrote:Juice is awesome, although to me a bit of a guilty pleasure so I have it rarely.
Same for me. Why is it that we feel guilty drinking it? I can eat a whole pizza but I get all funny about drinking more than one glass of juice. Weirdo.

I'm completely addicted to pear juice which is typical me because you can't find it anywhere apart from Italian shops. I want the one I can't have, and so on. The nearest widely available alternative is Welch's pear and white grape juice which is the most refreshing thing in the world. I also really like pineapple juice and fresh Sicilian lemonade from Sainsbury's. The latter is particularly awesome as a mixer for vodka.

Mmm, vodka.

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Re: Juice

Post by islandhopper » Sat Aug 30, 2008 22:52

I think I only realised quite recently, just how many calories are actually in juice. I try and forget it and just concentrate on the fruit aspect though! I probably have 3 or 4 glasses a day.

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Re: Juice

Post by Concrete » Sat Aug 30, 2008 22:59

islandhopper wrote:My usual co-op 3 for £2.50 is tropical/apple/pineapple. Sometimes apple & raspberry, but I'm not keen on the orange & mango.
Our usual 3 for £2.25 at Sainsbury's is Orange/Banana plus two out of Apple, Apple/Raspberry, White Grape and Peach, Breakfast Juice and Orange with bits. At Tesco it usually includes something like Exotic or Pineapple and Coconut, and at Morrison's we often don't bother with the 3-for deal.

I like to think drinking juice made from concentrate reduces our carbon footprint, but I don't really know how true that is. I suspect there's so much unnecessary use of fuel along the various stages of getting my juice from the tree to my fridge that the actual bulk transportation of either fruit or non-concentrated juice instead of concentrate doesn't make a hell of a lot of difference.

Calories, schmalories... Yes, there's loads of sugar in fruit juice, but you just need to stay active and look after your teeth; you're better off taking the energy on board, using it and getting the vitamins and stuff than not doing any of it.

I like cloudy apple juice. But then I am a colossal pervert...

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Re: Juice

Post by let it ride » Sat Aug 30, 2008 23:00

I have had about a litre now in four hours. Mmmm. Calories taste gooooood.
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Re: Juice

Post by Martijn » Sat Aug 30, 2008 23:06

I do enjoy a good glass of orange juice, or apple juice, but I hardly ever drink it these days. When I was a student I went through phases where I drank a litre of some crappy peach-orange juice mix a day.

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Re: Juice

Post by jayen_aitch » Sat Aug 30, 2008 23:25

I have the capacity to drink a vast amount of orange juice. But it needs to be not from concentrate and with bits to be worth drinking.

Not only does it taste better, well hell that's all that really matters, but I assume it's also healthier.

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Re: Juice

Post by darvé » Sat Aug 30, 2008 23:37

Reading this has given me juice cravings, so i raided our fridge and luckily we have Cranberry and Peach juice in there. I don't like Cranberrys so i went for the peach. Far, far too sweet for me. Now i have to wait until morning to get some orange juice, and i'll probably forget anyway.

I think if i could only drink one sort of juice though tomato would be it.. I love it when it's quite thick and full of pips. Thats what i really want now, preferrably with some decent Worcester Sauce, and vodka
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Re: Juice

Post by jayen_aitch » Sat Aug 30, 2008 23:41

Cranberries are quite tart... would they mix with the peach to take the sweet edge off?

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Re: Juice

Post by darvé » Sat Aug 30, 2008 23:55

It was a bit better, i just finished all the peach juice too which i didn't plan to do.
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Re: Juice

Post by Sootyzilla » Sun Aug 31, 2008 01:02

I used to live in a little town by a lake and at the weekends in the autumn you could go to the market and buy apples direct from the farmers, and often they'd also have apple juice for sale -- on draught. it was freshly pressed and you'd just draw off as much as you wanted from this huge plastic barrel into your own bottle or a 2.5 litre plastic jug. I'd often start drinking it on the spot. It was really cold and absolutely delicious.

Being freshly pressed and untreated, it would also start to ferment after a few days ...
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Re: Juice

Post by round bits of plastic » Sun Aug 31, 2008 14:28

man,i think i might be a girl.

i drink lots of organic juice (the place i work at is organic) and i mix water with my juice. i originally started doing this becaue my designated driver friendused to ask for juice in pubs and get them to top it up with tap water so he didn;t have astupid little mixer to drink. my main thing is not calories but ACID. i like my teeth and i've been bad to them in the past.

also: pommegranate juice, soursop juice (!!), lychee juice, and passionfruit juice.

also passionfruit & orange

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalso carrot, orange & ginger. hells yea!

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Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Aug 31, 2008 15:00

I love juice, but am so hyper-aware of the calorie issue, that I have to be all scientific about my juice consumption. Because I don't have time to cook (or the skills, frankly) proper meals, I'll allow myself small quantities of 100% juice that contains some sort of magic, anti-oxident-riddled, yet not-quite tasty fruit and a green vegetable. They invariably taste like ass and I gulp them down holding my nose.

Juice was so free and easy in my youth--much like everything, I suppose--when I was blissfully unaware of anything but its yumminess.

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Re: Juice

Post by schlump » Sun Aug 31, 2008 15:02

a geeky but important distinction in juices is things labelled juice drink, which is true of cranberry, tropical, pomegranete and most hybrid juices (although not orange and banana, which is a sage, connaisseur's choice). it means it's fruit juice with added bullshit/water/fructose/sugar and stuff. part of the beauty of fruit juice is that you're drinking fruit.

i drink too much juice to buy anything really expensive or nice. i go to sainsbury's as often as possible to buy eight cartons of normal apple concentrate for five pounds. it used to be four pounds, but then the economy broke: bummer. it's the only thing i drink, so i do the same trip like six times a month. sainsbury's apple juice beats morrison's apple juice.

who doesn't like apple press?, though? it's got treat written all over it.
and i kind of stopped drinking orange juice, but tropicana: it's like a big massive orange squeezing conglomerate that i feel absolute consumer affection to. say YES to orange and mango.

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Re: Juice

Post by let it ride » Sun Aug 31, 2008 15:35

alongwalkhome wrote:I love juice, but am so hyper-aware of the calorie issue, that I have to be all scientific about my juice consumption. Because I don't have time to cook (or the skills, frankly) proper meals, I'll allow myself small quantities of 100% juice that contains some sort of magic, anti-oxident-riddled, yet not-quite tasty fruit and a green vegetable. They invariably taste like ass and I gulp them down holding my nose.

Juice was so free and easy in my youth--much like everything, I suppose--when I was blissfully unaware of anything but its yumminess.
Wait, you drink stuff like wheatgrass shots? The local smoothie place in my student union (which is lovely by the way, the Berry Good smoothie is so tasty!) have a "taste warning!" next to that one on the menu, haha.

It's really more of a hangover treat. Today I shall be back on water.
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Re: Juice

Post by janglyjan » Sun Aug 31, 2008 15:49

I also am fond of the co-op 3 for 2.50 deal. I do two of oj with bits and one of the orange and mango. But I usually add a shot of Campari to my juice.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Aug 31, 2008 16:28

let it ride wrote:Wait, you drink stuff like wheatgrass shots? The local smoothie place in my student union (which is lovely by the way, the Berry Good smoothie is so tasty!) have a "taste warning!" next to that one on the menu, haha.
I'm not quite that brave and I'd resent paying $10 for an ounce of something I could chaw out of my dad's lawnmower! I lean towards these blended ones when they're on sale.

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Re: Juice

Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Aug 31, 2008 17:03

my absolute favourite juice is tropicana golden grapefruit juice. it is PERFECT. apart from the fact that it is stupidly expensive, of course.

i can settle for some other varieties of grapefruit juice, but often they are made too sweet and i like the tartness. breakfast juice (grapefruit+orange) is nice too, but not quite up there with plain old grapefruit. i love pretty much any variation on the cranberry/raspberry/blackcurrant theme.

peach juice gives me the dry boak. i hate it. i love peaches but anything derived from peaches (juice, yoghurt) makes me want to hurl. same with pears. yeuch.

i'm indifferent to apple juice, but i do like appletise, which is almost the same, right?

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