Snot-Colored Juice

24 Jul


Am I the only one who finds it rather disturbing that the folks at the Yoga juice company thought it would be a fabulous idea to make their “Green Apple” juice the color of snot?

I dunno. These are the things I wonder about. I mean, apple juice that’s clear or even slightly iced-tea colored in the States has really culturally conditioned me to believe that there is no need for a split pea soup version of apple juice.

In case you were wondering what produces that spectacular hue, it’s called “clorofillina rameica.” That’s sodium copper chlorophyllin to you and me.

Man, the things you learn when you have a mind that works like mine. Snot juice. Who would’ve thought? Reminds me of those 7th grade science lessons about algae. The only reason I even have this monstrosity in my house is because my daughter insisted on it in the grocery store today. Frankly I find it revolting looking and can’t even bring myself to try it.

Ok, I’m done. You can go back to your regularly scheduled programming now.


17 Responses to “Snot-Colored Juice”

  1. Gil July 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Another great find! Your description is right on. I guess your daughter has yet to see green snot…

  2. Andrea Troiani July 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Ok, I’m going back to my regularly scheduled programming right now.
    But I’m just add another point on it: blow my nose.

    (I love green apples, but I never thought to drink them)

  3. Un'americana a Roma July 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Oh, you know kids. Anything that grosses out is fair game.

  4. Un'americana a Roma July 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    And really it boggles the mind because, the last time I ate a green apple, the inside was white. “Things that make you go hmmmm…”

  5. Catherine July 24, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Ha! I never thought of it as snot-coloured until now. You’ve rocked my world xcat

  6. mbrovelli July 25, 2013 at 1:49 am #


  7. Karen July 25, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    And the thickness of it makes it even more snot-like.

  8. Andrea Troiani July 25, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    hmmmm……… could be juice of green apple’s peel?

  9. Un'americana a Roma July 25, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Love you Cat! Ha! You’ll never be able to go there again. Sorry, “sta crollando un mito” 🙂

  10. Un'americana a Roma July 25, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    I second that, and add an extra W and an extra couple of !!

  11. Un'americana a Roma July 25, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    Yes, that is another weird anomaly I find in Italian fruit juices. They are VISCOUS. Oh my God, viscous snot juice. So gross.

  12. Un'americana a Roma July 25, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Yeah, that’s wishful thinking A. It’s just chlorophyll coloring. So, you see, the marketing geniuses actually thought it NEEDED the snot green color.

  13. Nora July 25, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Actually, real apple juice – I mean, if you make it your own with a juicer – is not clear, so I find the “clear” version a bit distrurbing.
    If you want gross… And you want it don’t you? It makes me think of pee.

    But the green one… It is really odd. I guess because they call it “mela verde” they thought it had to be green.

    I made the mistake of ordering an apple juice for my son when I was in Italy and they gave us exactly this one. Not only it looks so odd, it also tastes really weird, not at all like apple juice!

    I guess there is a reason I don’t work in marketing…

  14. Andrea Troiani July 25, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    ehm… I forgot my “of course it’s NOT juice of green apple’s peel” emoticon…
    so yes, they thought it, and they found their target in little customers.

  15. Karen July 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    My first few trips to Italy, I couldn’t get enough of them. Now that I live here I am so over the viscous juices. Whenever Santal 100% Mela is on sale, I stock up. Only thin juices for me. (Santal is actually on sale this week at Conad, but my local store didn’t have Mela in stock. 😦 )

  16. Andrea Troiani July 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    (and I forgot a smiley emoticon to say «I’m kidding», don’t think that I was serious)

    Maybe is not YOGA juice but is YODA juice! 🙂

  17. claudia December 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    The best juice I have tasted. I have been trying to find it in the Staes.

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