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Good day Rams fans, Favorite Orange Juice

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by WelfareRam, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. WelfareRam

    WelfareRam New Member

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    I'm a Juice enthusiast and must say my favorite juice is Sunny D, or Sonny Dee, or Monday dee, or Tuesday dee, or wednesday Dee, or however you spell it.

    How about yours..
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    Selassie I H. I. M.

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    Indian River Select is the best you can ever get unless you squeeze it yourself. They make it the old fashioned way by fresh squeezing and nothing added using only handpicked oranges from Indian River country FL. Their grapefruit juice is to die for as well.

    It may not be easy to find in stores if you're not here in FL,,, but I believe they'll ship it anywhere from their website.

    WARNING... Once you try it, you'll have a hard time drinking anything else.

    So freaking good. Their grapefruit juice is like nectar from the gods to me.
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    RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    any time I could get my hands on some good fresh squeezed blood orange juice is a good day !!




    have had it while in SWFL, but once wifey found out about the dolphins dying in Indian River due to fertilizer run-off ( supposedly) she refuses to buy it anymore
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    Having grown up in FL, had my pick of all kinds of fresh OJ. In our neighborhood we even had an orange grove. Loved just going and plucking a few off the tree, making a hole in it and just sucking out as much juice as i could while crushing it. Now I usually just get Tropicana with Pulp.
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    Selassie I H. I. M.

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    I'm not sure about dolphins dying there because of that. Run-off can cause big problems,,, the biggest is possibly causing large red-tide blooms and that can kill just about anything in the water even if the creature doesn't breath with gills. The thing is, the run-off problems have been straightened out and improved over the years. I can't remember the last time I heard about a red-tide bloom in the inter-coastal there in Indian River county.

    More concerning to me,,, and I hope I don't gross anyone out too much by sharing this,,, is how most orange juice companies harvest and create their concentrate for their juices. My family had a big orange grove years ago with juice oranges. I stopped drinking store bought orange juice after I paid close attention to how the orange pickers collected the oranges. They pick up the rotten oranges that are on the ground first and then pick all the oranges still on the tree. If you've ever seen and smelled a rotting orange on the ground, you know how disgusting they are. Anyway, they don't waste anything in making their concentrate... the rotten oranges are thrown right in with the good ones. Once the tractor trailer gets to the orange juice factory... the entire truck and trailer is lifted up on a giant hydraulic ramp so that every single orange in the trailer falls right into their factory line... none are left in the trailer,,, and nobody sorts through any of it. It all goes into the juice. I think I should mention that many of the rotten oranges have maggots in them. GAG

    So yeah,,, I wouldn't drink OJ unless I squeezed it myself for years. I will now on a rare occasion,,, but if I'm buying the OJ, I only buy the Indian River Select.
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    as I said, supposedly from the run off... but ya gotta know my wife to understand these things LOL. Everything that comes into this house is organic as it is. She brought home a box of cookies and she says "Look, no preservatives, Non GMO blah blah blah" and I said yup, probably no flavor either !!!

    right now she is on this 100 mile kick, where every thing we eat come from within 100 miles of our house... considering we are less than 1 mile from the Atlantic, we have been eating alot of seafood !!!


    When we drive down to Naples, we go thru a portion of backwoods Fla that is nothing but orange groves. Love driving thru there with the windows down in the middle of the night.
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    WelfareRam New Member

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    Sounds like you have a good girl there Rhody. I'd love to see the Orange groves in Florida, I've heard it's pretty cool.
  8. Angry Ram

    Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    Tell her there's no way to know. Anything you don't grow yourselves has some level of chemical in it. When you fertilize...that's chemical.

    And organic means no chemical...that doesn't mean chicken little or biosludge (processed and treated waste...from humans) has or hasn't been applied.
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    well she buys all meat from local farms, and we just finished off the last of the canned veggies from our garden last summer, despite the fact that she was in the hospital battling menigitis last July... greenhouses already up and stuff already growing. We have about 300 sq ft of garden space just for the 2 of us !!!

    She is very diligent at buying Certified Organic...also puts in alot of hours managing the gardens. We have 5 compost bins in our yards, and no fertilizers go into our gardens except for cow manure and whatever we compost ourselves
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    she's the best thing that ever happened to me to be honest. But Thanks (y)
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    Where I live the big crop is Marijuana. Mendocino Co produces like 1/8th of all the Pot in the western 48. And the big thing is using Manure-Bat guano-fish mulch etc. And the guys that grow organic pot sell it for more than the chemicle growers. So the organic theory is really catching on with people. 300 square feet? That's a lot of work my friend.
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    I agree Angry Ram. I like most any Juice as long as it's organic and blended with the pulp. Tropicana leaves a lot of pulp in there, but i don't know just how organic it truly is.
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  14. Angry Ram

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    I see. Well you are in the clear then since you grow it yourself. Even tho I'm veggie, I still wouldn't be completely trustworthy of it, but it's a helluva lot better than buying it at Wal-Mart.

    Those veggies sure as hell look good tho.
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    The purple tomatoes are yummy! Sweeter than most varieties when still firm! Had some in the garden last year and they will be there this year!
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    CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    I like cranberry juice. I prefer unsweetened (which is tart) but will add a shot of OJ to add some natural sweetness... But just a little.

    Great antioxidant too!
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    Throw a little Vodka in there and we're talking!! Sounds good, Have to try it.
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    I always found the orange juice did not matter as much as the vodka I mix it with bro ;) Actually I really like OJ, but must admit I had it most when I was married and so I never had a clue what kind my ex bought, I just drank it.......LOL
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    I should have read down a little farther before I did my last post as ya already answered the vodka question.........LOL
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    CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    I've never mixed it. But... I am now inspired!