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iWrestle
02-03-2007, 10:59 PM
Has anyone every seen or drank these before?? They may be old but they are new to me. I was at a Flying J gas station here in Iowa and was wanting to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised with the Strawberry Banana flavor that I had. If you've ever had an Orange Julius of the same flavor that is what I would compare it to.

http://www.tropicana.com/TRP_ProductInformation/images/product_StrawberryBanana_78.jpg

http://www.tropicana.com/TRP_ProductInformation/images/product_TropicalFruit_79.jpg

http://www.tropicana.com/TRP_ProductInformation/images/product_MixedBerry_77.jpg

[ 02-03-2007, 10:04 PM: Message edited by: iWrestle ]

Mr Zabe
02-04-2007, 01:53 AM
I have not seen these. IMO...There is nothing like an Orange Julius. YUM!!!!! IMO these smoothie drinks are merely thickened sugar and juice mixture. A true smoothie has fresh fruit,crushed (blended ice) and other things like yogurt ect.

Bottled smoothies IMO are just a gimmick to sell to the quasi health conscious crowd.

Blue Efficacy
02-04-2007, 06:19 AM
No gimmick, they have real fruit in them.

iWrestle
02-04-2007, 09:55 AM
Yes they do have real fruit in them. I was surprised to find they did. I agree a real smoothie has crushed ice and what not but I was just basing it on the flavor and would compare it to an Orange Julius.

Blue Efficacy
02-04-2007, 05:34 PM
Well the fact remains you can't sell a RTD beverage with crushed ice in a C-store cooler, so this is the closest you get.

David J.
02-04-2007, 09:38 PM
I think I've had these.. and they where OK at best.