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Red Grapefruit in Cups at Costco

Rella Mar 17, 2011 06:30 PM

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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    jeanmarieok RE: Rella Mar 17, 2011 06:56 PM

    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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      smartie RE: jeanmarieok Mar 17, 2011 07:18 PM

      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.

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        Rella RE: smartie Mar 18, 2011 06:17 AM

        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.

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          michelley RE: Rella Mar 25, 2011 07:53 PM

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

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        Bob W RE: jeanmarieok Mar 22, 2011 07:07 AM

        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.

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        mamueller RE: Rella Mar 22, 2011 11:05 AM

        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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          Rella RE: mamueller Mar 22, 2011 06:50 PM

          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!

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          jabtab123 RE: Rella Mar 28, 2011 09:00 AM

          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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            Rella RE: jabtab123 Mar 28, 2011 10:58 AM

            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.

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              scarsdalesurprise RE: Rella Mar 30, 2011 02:25 PM

              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!

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            eamoncollier RE: Rella Nov 16, 2012 11:28 AM

            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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              acgold7 RE: eamoncollier Apr 4, 2014 10:06 AM

              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.

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                Samalicious RE: acgold7 Apr 4, 2014 01:04 PM

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

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              ggraybaby RE: Rella Apr 4, 2014 07:58 AM

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

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                ferret RE: Rella Apr 4, 2014 03:18 PM

                DelMonte makes a no sugar added version. Much better and 1/3 less calories.

                1. Ttrockwood RE: Rella Apr 4, 2014 07:15 PM

                  Too funny this thread popped up again today- literally just yesterday my co-worker asked if i wanted one (she has a stash in the fridge) and i didn't imagine it was anything but just grapefruit!
                  I liked it but won't be rushing to buy any due to extra sugar and my own grapefruit peeling talent- i prep a few baggies of fresh veggies and a fruit each morning for work snacks anyhow.

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                    cheesecake17 RE: Ttrockwood Apr 10, 2014 06:27 AM

                    My husband loves these. Perfect to bring to work. He spills out all the liquid and eats only the fruit

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                      Tripeler RE: cheesecake17 Apr 10, 2014 06:41 AM

                      Too bad -- the liquid is juice and likely pretty tasty.

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                        cheesecake17 RE: Tripeler Apr 10, 2014 07:08 AM

                        He says it's too sweet....

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                          Tripeler RE: cheesecake17 Apr 10, 2014 05:21 PM

                          Good enough reason to toss it, then.

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                        Ttrockwood RE: cheesecake17 Apr 10, 2014 05:51 PM

                        Good idea!

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