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Has Anybody Heard of a Backscratcher?
GentleHangman
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Posted: 2013-08-07 4:51 pm   Permalink

I would caution against using the Ceres 100% juice. For example, their Passion fruit juice. . . the first ingredient is PEAR JUICE! Same for their Mango and Papaya. It may be 100% juice, but it's not the name of the fruit juice on the outside of the carton.
Is it just me, or is that a bit deceptive?


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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-08-07 7:30 pm   Permalink

That is a VERY common practice and completely legal, but yes deceptive. At least it's all juice, the ones labeled "juice cocktail" are 70-75% sugar water.
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kkocka
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Posted: 2013-08-07 10:37 pm   Permalink

Using legit POG juice will really help make a difference in authenticity. I think Disney has Minute Maid make POG juice concentrate just for them, considering Minute Maid is a sponsor/partner. There are several brands available such as Hawaii's Own, Meadow Gold, Aloha Maid Natural etc. It might take some searching (California fortunately has them all) but it'll be the best. I use POG Juice in a lot of my own drinks. That Pineapple Orange Guava stuff might be nice but its not POG juice - Passion fruit, Orange, Guava. Good luck.
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2013-08-08 12:20 am   Permalink

So we discover another reason to be jealous of California: Easy access to POG juice :>)

I was pretty happy with my POG mix using Goya Passion Fruit Cocktail (containing passion fruit concentrate) and Kern’s Guava Nectar (containing guava puree), both available at Publix in Florida. Unfortunately, both contain high fructose corn syrup. But combined with fresh OJ, you get a very rich and sweet juice that mimics what I remember from the Polynesian.

Of course, the purest products come from Hawaii. I'll keep looking in our gourmet and ethnic groceries, but I suspect you have to be on the West Coast to find easy access. However, you can find POG online if you want to pay the price. I haven't ordered any of these yet, but they look like the real deal brands (Hawaiian Sun, Aloha Maid):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=%22Passion%20Orange%20Guava%22

http://www.islandergifts.com/hawaiian-juice.html

And for pure passion fruit juice, I'll be trying this in the future:
http://www.auntylilikoi.com/syrups-and-juices/unsweetened-passion-fruit-juice.html
I'm a big fan of their syrups, so I'm confident the juice is the same quality.



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-08-18 10:36 pm   Permalink

Haywood you were right, the Goya Passionfruit cocktail does have much more passionfruit taste
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Posted: 2013-08-21 11:32 pm   Permalink

Yeah, it comes in handy sometimes when you don't need the richness of a syrup, but want something more intense than a straight passion fruit juice.

 
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Posted: 2013-08-22 9:00 pm   Permalink

Dollar store back scratchers. I shortened them a bit and drilled a hole for a garnish cross stick



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Posted: 2013-08-22 9:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-08-22 21:00, MadDogMike wrote:
Dollar store back scratchers.



yum, chinese arsenic-treated lumber scraps!





 
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Posted: 2013-08-23 12:15 am   Permalink

Nice job, MadDogMike. A little essence of wood scraps won't hurt you.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-08-23 06:17 am   Permalink

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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2013-08-23 07:40 am   Permalink

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On 2013-08-22 21:00, MadDogMike wrote:
Dollar store back scratchers. I shortened them a bit and drilled a hole for a garnish cross stick






Mike, how is it that everything - even making a simple cocktail - turns into a woodworking or craft project, with you?!
No wonder you're not much of a drinker. I wouldn't be, either, if every time I went to make a cocktail, I got sidetracked sculpting a mug or blowing a glass for it!

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-08-23 09:31 am   Permalink

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On 2013-08-23 07:40, Limbo Lizard wrote:
Mike, how is it that everything - even making a simple cocktail - turns into a woodworking or craft project, with you?!
No wonder you're not much of a drinker. I wouldn't be, either, if every time I went to make a cocktail, I got sidetracked sculpting a mug or blowing a glass for it!



I'm afraid that's true LL
What's more, there isn't any alcohol in that glass ~ it's just POG
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-08-23 10:48 am   Permalink

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On 2013-08-23 09:31, MadDogMike wrote:

I'm afraid that's true LL
What's more, there isn't any alcohol in that glass ~ it's just POG




no alcohol?! well in that case you need a little arsenic in there or it's not even a real cocktail..!


 
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