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Anyone else love Aloe Vera juice

I discovered it about a month ago and Im so addicted to it. Also the the aloe vera and lychee mix mmmm so good. I love the big pieces of pulp in it.

The lady at my depaneur (corner store) told me that although the brand I buy is from Korea there is no korea writing on it, just english, chinese, and japanese lol

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  1. Don't drink too much! It can have a laxative effect...

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    1. re: meatn3

      isn't that what the aloe juice is all about?. oooo -- the goooo! ;-). i can't imagine drinking it. is it just the goo, or is it watered down?

      we only used the aloe from the garden there in florida to rub the broken leaf-thing on burns!

      1. re: alkapal

        thats what I thought until I tried it... it doesnt sound very appealing but it tastes delicious

        I have no idea how they make it

        1. re: kpaxonite

          i've seen it in health food stores. it doesn't give you tummy issues?

          1. re: alkapal

            Not at all, the other day I drank the whole bottle (like 1.5 liters)
            I never knew that it affected your stomach at all. I figured it was probably good for you but started drinking it because I like trying new juices.

            1. re: kpaxonite

              you drank 1.5 liters in one day? wow! it must taste good. ;-).

          1. re: meatn3

            exactly -- the aloe vera gel is excellent for burns of all sorts.

      2. http://blog.aloeveradistributor.com/3...

        I've been adding aloe vera to smoothies for years. Here's a few quick recipes.

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        1. re: HillJ

          I dont find that it tastes like a vegetable at all...more like a tropical non citrus fruit.

          Also I dont buy the gel, I buy the juice.

          1. re: kpaxonite

            Actually I don't really think that aloe alone has much of any taste but I like the benefits that come from adding it to smoothies. Same reason I enjoy tofu. Some in the green food/raw food movement equate aloe juice with vegetable. I'm not a food movement follower per se but I do enjoy aloe.

        2. Are you drinking the type in jugs at the health food store (some have been distilled, so they are clear and not goopy) or are you drinking something like Alo brand? Alo is just 25% aloe, most of the rest is water and some sugars and flavors.

          Aside from it being used as a laxative it is also used by people with acid reflux and GERD.

          I'm assuming "juice" is aloe added to water and/or other liquids rather than being pure aloe.

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          1. re: meatn3

            It is something like this http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...

            but a different brand (in the picture you can see the pieces of pulp I was talking about). I threw away the bottle but I imagine it is aloe mixed with water and maybe some sugar. I think each 250 mls had 80 calories.

          2. Are you talking about the aloe drink that has chunks of aloe in it? It's in a bottle like a water bottle?
            If so then yes I love it too, always get it from an asian store or sometimes walmart superstores have it. Good stuff!

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            1. re: BamiaWruz

              yes, exactly; finally someone who understands lol

            2. Really? What the heck am I drinking then?
              When I had a severe bout of IBS, the naturopath suggested aloe vera juice, the ones in Jugs that meatn3 talks about above. I have 1 shot of it, and it is the most vile thing I have ever tasted in my life. I try to dilute it with water and lemon but it doesn't help.
              There are not too many things that make me gag but this one does. What could be the problem?

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              1. re: icey

                That's a different juice I think. It's the natural gelly like juice that comes in a bottle in the fridge at your local health or organic store. I've purchased that too and used it for health benefits. It is often not sweetened and is added to other drinks but it has a slight sour smell to me as it's the flesh of the aloe vera leaf.

                There is also the 100% pure clear jelly that comes in a bottle at your local pharmacy section which is used for cooling burns and moisturizing skin. This one I don't think is edible.

                The juice the OP is speaking of is nice because it has honey or other flavours added (lychee, pomegranate) and it's very refreshing and addictive. I isn't very cheap so I don't buy it all the time but I would love to.

                1. re: BamiaWruz

                  My dep sells it for 2.10 per 1.5 liters... seems quite reasonable and far better for you than soft drinks.

                  1. re: kpaxonite

                    You are right. Its a bit more than that here I think but it goes on sale sometimes. Problem is that everytime I buy it the bottle is gone in one shot.

                    Much better than soft drinks for sure, and so yummy!

              2. Wacky - we saw an aloe vera drink (not really a juice - it was a bit on the thick side) when on vacation in Aruba last year - there's a big aloe industry down there. I wonder if this is available locally... **note to self to look**

                1. yes i love the stuff too! Its the same type of texture like the inside of a grape. And I'm talking about the korean version not the one you buy at the health food store. I'm assuming its probably tastier than the healthfood store version!

                  1. I wonder what kind of processing is done for the sweetened asian aloe drinks to get it to the right consistency. Cause, after having enjoyed the sweetened version for a long time, I picked up a raw aloe leaf once at the grocery, cut it up, and tried a small piece -- ugh, it tasted like a grassy slime.. very unlike the beverage I was used to.

                    1. OMG, I tried it for the first time when I went for Sichuan food as almost every table had it as well. I assume it was the sweetened kind since it kind of tasted like grape juice and really helped to take some of the burn off the tongue. It was really good, nothing like what Andrew Zimmern had in South America...that was disgusting looking.

                      1. I'm so glad I saw your post! I've seen it before, but never been tempted to try it. I remember my mother buying some type of aloe juice years ago and it was thick, disgusting and not tasty at all. We just took a short trip over to Seattle and I picked up a bottle at Uwajimaya. I only saw pomegranate and grape flavors, so I got the grape flavor and I love it. The pieces of pulp remind me of the jellies you can get in drinks at bubble tea places. I'm currently living in a smaller city, but we have a couple of asian markets, so they may also carry it. The brand I got was Shirakiku. I hope I come across the lychee flavor, because I love lychee. Do you remember the specific brand name?