AIBU to think orange juice with 'bits' is just lazy juicing?

(30 Posts)
fluffyduffydoo Mon 01-Sep-14 21:32:09

Bought some orange juice today

Choice was with bits or without bits?

Surely the bits are just the pith and therefore lazy juicing?

50p more for juice with 'bits'

Gruntfuttock Mon 01-Sep-14 21:38:23

No, the pith is the white bitter and inedible (in that nobody would want to eat it) part just underneath the skin. I prefer juice with 'bits'. When you eat a citrus fruit e.g. an orange, it is not just liquid is it?

ReallyTired Mon 01-Sep-14 21:40:27

Some peopel like "bits". Orange juice with "bits" is healthier.

I don't understand why orange juice with "bits" is more expensive. I imagine that the one without bits is made from concentrate where as the one with "bits" is proper orange juice.

PersonOfInterest Mon 01-Sep-14 21:40:57

The way I see it is if you get smooth you pay the same price but they've taken the (best) bits.

EatShitDerek Mon 01-Sep-14 21:41:55

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InculKate Mon 01-Sep-14 21:42:20

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Janethegirl Mon 01-Sep-14 21:43:18

My dd only drinks orange juice with bits, I swear she reads the label before drinking it.

TheBloodManCometh Mon 01-Sep-14 21:43:38

Quite the opposite.

Orange juice with bits is actually smoith orange juice with the bits put back in!
[Useless fact of the week]

fluffyduffydoo Mon 01-Sep-14 21:43:39

what are the 'bits' then? Orange skin?

amothersplaceisinthewrong Mon 01-Sep-14 21:44:00

Laziness is drinking the juice rather than eating a whole orange.

Surely all good Mumsnetters know fruit juice is evil and toxic.

nickelbabe Mon 01-Sep-14 21:46:10

juice with bits is fucking awful.

I agree that it's lazy juicing.
if I want juice, I don't want to have to chew!

ReallyTired Mon 01-Sep-14 21:47:11

TheBloodManCometh surely a lot depends where your orange juice comes from. Premium orange juice that is juiced for the customer has not been faffed about with.

There is a difference between fruit juice that has been freshly pressed for the customer in a top restaurant and Aldi's cheapest orange juice.

Notso Mon 01-Sep-14 21:53:38

I hate bits.
It's like Pimms, why the fuck do I want to have to use my teeth to strain chopped up mint and chunks of cucumber out of my drink? How does anyone enjoy that?

TheBloodManCometh Mon 01-Sep-14 22:04:59

I'm going to bed now but this is interesting about "fresh" juice

I'm sure I read something a few years ago about rotting mountains of orange goop that they pulverized and added into regular juice (even the smooth kind). Does that ring a bell with anyone? I am very tired. Didn't realize it was 3am!!

MrsCakesPrecognition Tue 02-Sep-14 03:05:55

The bits are the flesh if the orange, the nice stuff that most people eat. Not the pith and not the skin.

steff13 Tue 02-Sep-14 03:14:18

I love oranges and orange juice, but I don't like pulp in my orange juice. Some people love it, though.

SconeRhymesWithGone Tue 02-Sep-14 03:23:34

So y'all call it "bits" in the UK? Is that on the label?

I like it both ways. We often squeeze our own (I live in Florida) and keep the pulp. It tastes like a liquid orange.

steff13 Tue 02-Sep-14 04:00:35

I don't like pulp, but I would definitely not buy it if it said "Orange Juice with Bits," on the carton. It really doesn't sound appetizing. smile

HungryHorace Tue 02-Sep-14 04:47:47

I hate juice with bits in...I don't want to sieve my drink through my teeth. I'm glad there's like minded souls on here. :-)

HungryHorace Tue 02-Sep-14 04:50:24

I give you juice with's actually called that!

Bulbasaur Tue 02-Sep-14 04:51:26

Yeah, I have to agree. Something about "bits" sounds almost sinister.

Bits of what? It could be anything.

That said, I hate pulp anyway. It clogs up the juice flow at my lips. Very annoying.

mydoorisalwaysopen Tue 02-Sep-14 09:56:43

Can anyone explain why oranges are orange but orange juice (Tropicana etc) is yellow?

syne Tue 02-Sep-14 14:21:06

taken from the comments of the linked article;

"All orange juices will go terribly rancid in about 4 to 6 hours after making, making it totally unpalatable (think of taste of milk gone bad). As soon as it is squeezed, it is put into giant multi-effect evaporators where all/most of the vitamins and flavors are denatured and/or removed. What is left is a milky-white sugar water which is pumped into million gallon storage tanks, where it sits for up to 1 year, awaiting am order for orange juice."

because they choose to make it that colour!

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Tue 02-Sep-14 14:26:23

It's called pulp. I like fresh juice with pulp but in cartons I prefer smooth. Don't know why.

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