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Orange Juice tip

January 24th, 2007 at 02:17 pm

Did you know you can freeze orange juice in the carton, and that maybe you should freeze some this week?

DMom and I were in the Acme yesterday, where her shopper's card entitled her to 6 cartons of Tropicana at $2 each. She bought one, but when we checked out the cashier suggested we get the limit.

They've started seeing the higher fruit and veg prices resulting from the California weather problems--a crate of oranges is now costing the store $48 where it used to be about $6 or $8. She said the price of orange juice will be jumping to about $8 a 1/2 gallon carton next week.

She also mentioned that she's always frozen orange juice in the carton when it's on sale, and never had a problem with the carton bursting. She does freeze it inside a plastic bag, just to be safe.

(Yes, we did turn around and bought all we could. Smile I'm thinking of stocking up on the frozen cans from Aldi's, too.)

7 Responses to “Orange Juice tip”

  1. threebeansalad Says:

    Great tip! OJ is one of the few prodcuts I'm brand loyal to (I'm a Tropicana gal), but Troopicana is not the least expensive. I'll keep this in mind next time it's on sale!

  2. frugalmomof1 Says:

    Thanks for the tip!

  3. fern Says:

    Yes, i do that, but i have too many Lean Cuisines stuffed in the freezer there's not much room for other stuff! You can also freeze milk, buying it at the cheaper price for a gallon, then dividing it into quarts or 1/2 gallons and freezing some when you get it home.

  4. debtfreeme Says:

    um...while the price of OJ will jump, that large of a jump is hard to believe. i am working on some of the financial aspect of the freeze with my job, there are enough amounts of oranges thatwere pulled that the sorting sheds have several weeks of oranges yet to use. i don't think it will go to 8 per half gallon, there are still the foreign crops we use that will start coming into the country in april and may. and other orange crops through out the country that were not affected. it will be interesting to watch.

  5. mom-from-missouri Says:

    I've done it for years. Other citrus prices will climb as well, beside just the OJ

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I don't actually know anyone who would pay $8 for a 1/2 gallon of orange juice. I wouldn't put up with it and I'd certainly share my annoyance with the store if they tried to sell it at that price. I'd rather go without than pay an exorbitant amount for anything. Of course, I'd also rather eat the fruit than drink the juice, but its the principle of the thing.

  7. fern Says:

    I agree with luckyrobin. When it comes to produce, i always buy what is in season and thus most affordable. If citrus is too high one season, i'll just skip it.

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