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« on: 06/04/2008 09:32:57 »
Sorry, just had to get this off my chest:

A certain juice company in this part of the world has decided to market a new juice that contains "50% less sugar"!. Funnily enough, it also contains "50% real fruit juice" and half the vitamin C. OH REALLY?! You didn't happen to just dilute regular juice with water to try to sell it off as a healthier alternative did you? Grrrr!
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« Reply #1 on: 06/04/2008 09:43:58 »
Of course not - who would stoop to such lowly, deceitful means of marketing to earn more money for less product? Not any company I know of - oops sorry - not any company I am do not know of. All of them would.
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« Reply #2 on: 06/04/2008 11:52:12 »
LOL LOL..
Would they really just pour water into it??
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« Reply #3 on: 06/04/2008 12:03:17 »
What's more worrying than what they are doing is that there clearly has to be enough people out there somewhere [insert non-offensive word] enough to buy the silly thing for the marketing team to judge the exercise worthwhile. Either that, or people are too lazy/incompetent to dilute their own juice.

...Aargh, why do I care?! I don't even drink juice!!

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« Reply #4 on: 06/04/2008 12:46:34 »
Lots of people drink "Squash" over here.. You get like 5 litres of drink in like 1l bottle! Just diluting it
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« Reply #5 on: 06/04/2008 19:54:43 »
Of course not - who would stoop to such lowly, deceitful means of marketing to earn more money for less product? Not any company I know of - oops sorry - not any company I am do not know of. All of them would.

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« Reply #6 on: 06/04/2008 19:58:57 »
Sunny Delights.. Wow I haven't had them for ages... Cos my mum says its bad for teeth!
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« Reply #7 on: 06/04/2008 20:13:43 »
Seany it is just BAAAAAAD!
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« Reply #8 on: 06/04/2008 22:28:24 »
Agreed.... My kids love it! They are adults!

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« Reply #9 on: 07/04/2008 00:21:46 »
They  were tasty though..
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« Reply #10 on: 07/04/2008 00:21:57 »
Except they made your teeth all gritty after one bottle..
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« Reply #11 on: 07/04/2008 00:28:11 »
Yucky!

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« Reply #12 on: 07/04/2008 00:28:42 »
I can drink it if there is nothing else but prefer real juice...LOL

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« Reply #13 on: 07/04/2008 12:34:18 »
100% Real Orange juice is the best [;D]

Yummy, and it's really sweet as well!
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« Reply #14 on: 07/04/2008 18:50:51 »
It gives me wind!
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« Reply #15 on: 07/04/2008 21:48:39 »
Yes, same..
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« Reply #16 on: 07/04/2008 22:41:23 »
100% Real Orange juice is the best [;D]

Yummy, and it's really sweet as well!

Gives me heartburn!

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« Reply #17 on: 07/04/2008 22:54:30 »
Reflux! This reminds me of endless hours in organic and inorganic chemistry practicals praying that I would get some product and preferably without impurities.
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« Reply #18 on: 08/04/2008 00:03:06 »
100% Real Orange juice is the best [;D]

Yummy, and it's really sweet as well!

Gives me heartburn!

Isn't that bad?

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« Reply #19 on: 08/04/2008 02:07:54 »
No I like the juice just have to drink it in moderation to avoid the heart burn from the loss of my gall bladder.... acidic things give me heartburn since my removal.. but in particular Orange juice in high concentrates!

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« Reply #20 on: 08/04/2008 10:45:15 »
In the UK it has been proved that tap water is cleaner & purer than any bottled water. But people still pay 5 pounds for a 1 litre bottle of Eau de Merde.
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« Reply #21 on: 08/04/2008 11:04:40 »
I prefer tap water.. especially my own well water!

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« Reply #22 on: 08/04/2008 14:51:20 »
In the UK it has been proved that tap water is cleaner & purer than any bottled water. But people still pay 5 pounds for a 1 litre bottle of Eau de Merde.
Yup.. We always drink bottled water!! My dad doesn't believe in tap water.. Quite expensive too!!

And tap water tastes a bit funny.. It has that "blood" taste to it.. Or the "iron" taste!
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« Reply #23 on: 08/04/2008 15:32:56 »
Your water tastes of BLOOD! weird.

I drink tap water but have to keep reminding myself that we now have a water softener and only one tap is drinking water. I do like badot slightly sparkly bottled water as a treat. It is great for the digestion. Perhaps we should dilute the orange concentrate with this and they will cancel each other out!!!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: 08/04/2008 15:56:53 »
Yup I think it's the English iron pipes!!
Maybe it's gone rusted or something..
Whatever tap water I drink around here, it tastes of rust!

(Blood because blood has iron in it.. and that's what it tastes like!!)
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« Reply #25 on: 08/04/2008 16:53:08 »
I know blood has iron in it, I've just never tasted it in the water. Chlorine yes, salt yes but never iron. I wonder if anyone else has aver tasted it. They are still arguing about fluoridation of water around where we live. I was taught by a Fluorine expert at UMIST and he said it was not a good idea. So perhaps bottled water in areas where they do fluorinate is a good idea. I have probably opened up another kettle of worms now.
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« Reply #26 on: 08/04/2008 18:27:09 »
Our water has lots of iron in it and who knows what else!  We have a water softner, but it still tastes bad, so we spend a small fortune on bottled water.
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« Reply #27 on: 08/04/2008 18:29:22 »
If the iron concentrations are high enough you WILL taste it. Water wells that have it taste like water boiled in a rusty cast iron pot.
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« Reply #28 on: 08/04/2008 18:33:38 »
It gives me wind!

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« Reply #29 on: 08/04/2008 19:29:46 »
I know blood has iron in it, I've just never tasted it in the water. Chlorine yes, salt yes but never iron. I wonder if anyone else has aver tasted it. They are still arguing about fluoridation of water around where we live. I was taught by a Fluorine expert at UMIST and he said it was not a good idea. So perhaps bottled water in areas where they do fluorinate is a good idea. I have probably opened up another kettle of worms now.

There have been many times locally drinking different waters, where I would taste iron.. and it does taste like blood... Nasty water...... YUCK! many times this has happened especially for years in McKinleyville.. I always thought it was the old worn out iron pipes on the older homes... you rarely  taste it anymore, but it is still there depending on where you are..

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« Reply #30 on: 08/04/2008 19:33:11 »
If the iron concentrations are high enough you WILL taste it. Water wells that have it taste like water boiled in a rusty cast iron pot.


We get our water normally from an underwater spring.. it is the best water around... no iron taste just very good cold crisp clean water... Sadly right now my pump broke.. and I am on temporary city water.. I hate the chlorine taste!

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« Reply #31 on: 08/04/2008 20:55:23 »
It gives me wind!

I'd love to see you parp.

I could part your hair.
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« Reply #32 on: 09/04/2008 00:47:31 »
I know blood has iron in it, I've just never tasted it in the water. Chlorine yes, salt yes but never iron. I wonder if anyone else has aver tasted it. They are still arguing about fluoridation of water around where we live. I was taught by a Fluorine expert at UMIST and he said it was not a good idea. So perhaps bottled water in areas where they do fluorinate is a good idea. I have probably opened up another kettle of worms now.

There have been many times locally drinking different waters, where I would taste iron.. and it does taste like blood... Nasty water...... YUCK! many times this has happened especially for years in McKinleyville.. I always thought it was the old worn out iron pipes on the older homes... you rarely  taste it anymore, but it is still there depending on where you are..

Yup well that's what the water in England tastes like (tap..)

But the English people don't seem to taste it..
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« Reply #33 on: 09/04/2008 02:58:26 »
Tastes like tap water... from the city.. treated and all???


My tap water is generally untreated straight from the mountain spring.. very good water.. and is sampled every year and is a sample well as far as the stability of the well!

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« Reply #34 on: 09/04/2008 10:35:55 »
You are lucky you.. LOL
We just buy 2l bottled water..

We have like 50 bottles in the garage [:o]
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« Reply #35 on: 09/04/2008 11:03:12 »
LOL Thats a lot of recycling!

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« Reply #36 on: 09/04/2008 12:05:30 »
Yup we recycle it all
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« Reply #37 on: 09/04/2008 18:31:50 »
If you have any of the small square sided water bottle, I make air powered boats out of them and I can't get enough to fill the workshop orders.
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« Reply #38 on: 09/04/2008 18:40:58 »
Square sided bottles??? That sounds cool.. You should post a pick of the air powered boats

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« Reply #39 on: 09/04/2008 18:44:06 »
When I come back from hols, I will. It is not that exciting. My air cars are better. 
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« Reply #40 on: 09/04/2008 18:44:57 »
Back to topic.. I thought most juice companies watered everything down to make a profit!

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« Reply #41 on: 19/04/2008 15:20:05 »
Another dose of grr:

2 minute noodle packet quoting nutritional contents per 100g (%) AFTER you make it up, as instructed, with 375mL water. When the noodles themselves only weigh 80g, all the values (energy/fat/protein/carbohydrate/sodium/etc.) are effectively a fifth of what they would be if referring to just the noodles. Dodgy.
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