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KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
3/12/13 9:49 A

most juices are loaded with sugar. I also do not drink my calories. I'd say it's just another marketing ploy by the manufacturers.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (240,828)
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3/12/13 9:38 A

I'm with LN23 - I try not to drink my calories.

I grew up drinking OJ every morning. Did it for years. Now if I'd rather eat fruit than drink the juice.

I still love lemonade in the summer though!

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,231
3/12/13 7:49 A

I think if you like it and it fits into your meal plan.... go for it. It is recommended that we limit our servings per day of juices etc, and water should be our main source of hydration. If you're talking about having one glass a day at breakfast, instead of regular orange juice-- and you like it-- I don't see anything wrong with it.

Trop 50 uses "PureVia", which is from stevia, to sweeten it at less calories. Stevia comes from a plant; yes it's processed, the powder or extract doesn't just come out of the squeezed leaves. But it's got advantages over artificial sweeteners like aspartame etc. I've heard a couple people describe Trop 50 as tasting like Tang. I've never tried it but when I was a kid I really liked Tang so who knows.

The commercials on tv for Trop 50 are rather deceiving-- they imply that by drinking it, you'll look like you've had plastic surgery or something. Ridiculous!

We each get to choose how we're going to approach our own healthy lifestyle; what we'll eat and drink etc. Some people only drink fresh-squeezed, some drink "premium" juices, some use concentrates, some use Trop 50. And some choose never to drink juice at all. It's a personal choice.

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3/12/13 7:48 A

I laughed when I saw this the other day.

So you are going to pay the same price... or maybe more... for HALF the amount of juice and water you can get for less than a penny from your tap?

The marketing guys are rolling around their tables LAUGHING at this new trick!

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Buy or make juice and dilute it yourself. Lots cheaper. Same result.

ZENANDNOW SparkPoints: (68,476)
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3/11/13 7:13 P

Trop50 already has half the calories per serving of regular OJ, so diluting it would sort of defeat the purpose to me. I enjoy the taste of OJ...I only drink premium OJ...not from concentrate, so that there are no preservatives or added sugars...

Brands such as Simply Orange, Florida Natural, Tropican Premium (and Trop50), and Minute Maid Pure Premium OJ are all made from fresh oranges, and not from concentrate.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,100)
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3/11/13 2:54 P

I stick to fresh, low-sugar fruits (i.e. cucumbers, zucchini, tomato).

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
3/11/13 2:43 P

I drink it, but I don't count on it for any fruit or fiber servings. Some days I just like the taste of OJ.

LUCKYNUMBER23 SparkPoints: (12,425)
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3/11/13 1:16 P

I try not to drink my calories.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/11/13 1:03 P

Personally I don't do any processed juices. I prefer juicing my own. I control the sugar, pulp etc. I don't like the additives and preservatives that are in juices over the counter. Mine have nothing of the kind.

POETICA7 SparkPoints: (9,026)
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3/11/13 12:52 P

Is Trop 50 orange juice a good choice? Do you drink it? If so, do you dilute it?

I usually have 8 ounces of the "some pulp" every day. I love it, but will rethink it if it's not so good after all.

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