December 29th, 2011

Tasting grapefruit juice

I’m with her:

10 Responses to “Tasting grapefruit juice”

  1. Gringo Says:

    I eat a Ruby Red grapefruit every day, in the way that people will peel an orange and eat, and not out of masochism. I will occasionally cheat by sprinkling sugar on it. I eat only red grapefruit- Ruby Red or others.

    I do not like grapefruit in juice form, however. As canned grapefruit juice is usually not Ruby Red, that might explain it.

    A German student visiting the States told me how much he liked grapefruit here. Chalk that up to Ruby Red.

  2. Occam's Beard Says:

    What a cutie!

  3. Tom Says:

    Too funny! I have to say, I love grapefruit juice.

  4. foxmarks Says:

    She should try it with vodka on a summer evening. In about 20 years…

  5. CV Says:

    Foxmarks, my thoughts exactly. A little vodka and cranberry juice do wonders for grapefruit juice (aka The Seabreeze).

    She may change her mind in a couple of decades :-)

  6. neo-neocon Says:

    foxmarks: it might make her keel over again :-)

  7. John Dough Says:

    Try sprinkling a little salt on the grapefruit instead of sugar. The operative word in that last sentence is LITTLE.

  8. raf Says:

    Does Child/Family Services know about this child abuse?

  9. LisaM Says:

    This past summer, I mixed up some frozen lemonade for my son and nephews. The 6-year old couldn’t wait. He kept saying, “I LOVE lemonade!” I served it, although it looked a little cloudy, which I thought was caused by air bubbles in the water. One taste and he made a horrible face and said, “I HATE lemonade!” It was grapefruit juice. He’s now a little leery of anything I serve him.

    I too like to eat plain grapefruit, but the juice is nasty.

  10. Mrs Whatsit Says:

    Canned grapefruit juice has a nasty metallic bitterness, as though the acid in the juice has eaten into the walls of the can. Ugh, yuck, an excellent reason to fall over. As an adult I love fresh grapefruit, but as a child, I needed sugar on it (my grandmother of the Villager outfits used to place a welcome maraschino cherry in the center.) Kids’ taste buds react more powerfully to the bitterness than our more jaded adult mouths.

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