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Aug 17, 2011 11:59 AM

apple juice - taste and aftertaste

Greetings Chow experts,

I have recently discovered the health benefits of apples. So I try to consume it in one way or another when I can. Apple juice is a new favorite. But recently I had some Tropicana apple juice and found that it left a strange aftertaste made my teeth ache for a long time after. The ingredients say they use apples from all over the world, also lists ascorbic acid as a preservative. I am wondering if anyone else has had this experience? And if I am to avoid all things with ascorbic acid?

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  1. Ascorbic acid is Vitamin C and is quite natural.

    just try different brands of juice, you'll find one you like.

      1. I suspect it;s just a personal taste thing and the OP doesnt like the Tropicana mix. Try other juices - personally I usually only buy named variety juice rather than generic mixes.

        1. Hey veg out, suggestion:
          Trader Joe's not from concentrate apple juice if you can get your hands on it. Indian Summer brand USED to be not from concentrate, and delicious, smooth, clean tasting. Now, for me, that tj's stuff is the only thing I'll touch.

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          1. re: gordeaux

            Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I did find another brand that does not seem to eat my teeth, martinelli. It's not from concentrate and does not contain ascorbic acid and comes in a glass container. But as Maximilien suggested, perhaps these are not the causes for my sensitivity to tropicana apple juice. Mass food production is a mystery.