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Mar 17, 2011 06:30 PM

Red Grapefruit in Cups at Costco

Lately I've tried a couple of food items that I've dumped after I got home, because neither one of us liked the product. Money and food wasted - what a shame.

I was really tempted several times to buy this, but am sitting on my decision.
Anyone tried it?

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  1. I haven't tried Costco brand, but I buy the Delmonte ones at the grocery store occasionally. I like them, but the syrup seems to be a little too sweet. But, I like grapefruit anything, so I may be a poor judge.

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    1. re: jeanmarieok

      I also like all citrus but stopped buying a lot of it when I saw it was from China - even Del Monte! I live in Fl so would rather buy local produce but certainly when it's canned I don't agree with buying Chinese fruit or canned fruit imported from such a distance.

      1. re: smartie

        Ah, ha! Now I see that on the front of the package it says, "Packed in Fruit Juice" of which I shall have to turn over the package to see "of what fruit juice they speak."

        I wonder whether this Kirkland brand of grapefruit does mention the origin of the food in this case. So many times with many distributors they will get around mentioning country of origin by saying, "Distributed by 'a named company' in the USA."

        The Grapefruit Industry must've taken quite a hit after all of the warnings about grapefruit cutting down the efficacy of meds. I don't take meds anymore, but it stopped me for quite some time and I got used to eating oranges instead.

        1. re: Rella

          Actually, grapefruit makes the meds stay in your body longer, potentially causing an overdose.

      2. re: jeanmarieok

        I love those Del Monte cups. I too am a sucker for all things grapefruit (have always loved Fresca). But in particular the jarred segments in the slightly sweetened juice. Costco and BJ's sell big jars of the grapefruit segments under the "Sun Fresh" label. The jar contains "ten grapefruits." Harris Teeter also carries this.

      3. I've had this as a sample on several occasions - like it enough that I won't buy it as they would be gone in a heartbeat, and I don't need the added sugar.

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        1. re: mamueller

          I checked the label at Costco today of their brand shown in the picture above. It had for the juice: white grape juice.

          When I preserve lemons, I juice extra lemons for adding juice; I don't add white grape juice. Boo!

        2. I kind of chuckled as I read this, I was looking around on this website while eating my lunch and I literally just finished one of these cups of grapefruit from Costco. A couple of years ago on a Cruise ship we went on they had red grapefruits cut in half and all seperated so they were easy to eat. I got one and added a little sugar and I've been hooked ever since. I don't like preparing them and I'm on the road alot for work so I'm always looking for something I can toss in my lunch bag. I bought a case of these knowing that my wife and two kids don't like grapefruit and if they were good I could get over two weeks out of the box in my lunch. With teenage boys you have to buy food they don't like if you want any. Well.....I love these things. In fact I bought another case yesterday in case they don't have them the next time I go to Costco. The container says it's a "product of Mexico". I like that it's just a little bit sweet from the grape juice so it doesn't need additional sweetener but still a little sour from the grapefruit. My concern is our local Costco won't have them long. Seems like when I find something I really like they stop carrying it. I hope this helps.

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          1. re: jabtab123

            Glad you like your Costco grapefruit. It is so tempting to me. Aside from the 'product of Mexico' and apple juice for the added juice, I can't recall if there are additives - I have to pass despite the fact that I am salivating to eat the product.

            I know that I would love them, too. Thanks for writing.

            1. re: Rella

              Love these...a little sweet, but very tasty and refreshing. Just be careful when you open the lid - the juice has a tendency to spray!

              1. re: scarsdalesurprise

                I tip the container back so that the air bubble is in the area where the tab is before I pull back on the tab. No spraying that way - or at least significantly reduced. If one doesn't consume the juice, then it's simple to pour it off before taking it lid off completely. I do, so I just sip a bit off before I finish taking off the lid so very little mess.

          2. Im all for made in the USA but, these little guys are delicious. And why boooo for packed with grape juice? Its not high fructose corn syrup. If your that health conscious, buy a fresh grapefruit.

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            1. re: eamoncollier

              Because it's Grape Juice *Concentrate*, which is almost pure sugar and even higher in fructose than HFCS.

              They are admittedly delicious but you might just as well eat a Snickers. Just don't fool yourself into thinking they are a healthful snack or nearly as good as real fresh fruit.

              1. re: acgold7

                I guess so, other than a Snickers has 5 times the calories and three times the carbs.

            2. All I can say is DELISHOUS. Im getting some today. Pat