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Where is all the lemon juice?

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Where is all the lemon juice?

I've been to No Frills, Fortinos and UltraMart in Burlington, all are out of stock of lemon juice, RealLemon and housebrands.

Any reason for this?
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I had the same problem last week when I was at Price Chopper. I asked if they had anymore stock, and the stock boy said that somebody bought the last case!! Went to No Frills, they were sold out. Ended up finding some at Walmart.
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Whoa, this is a widespread issue? I thought it was weird that Costco stopped carrying the big bottles...
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why not use real lemons?

it's funny though a coworker did say she couldn't find any realemon anywhere either
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weird...I was looking for it too and couldn't find it.

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ok what are those bottle of lemon juice I see at the grocery stores because they are nothing like real lemon juice.
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they are real lemon juice with added stabilizers so it doesn't spoil
http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/brands/realemon/

Note that the added ingredients are all natural too... they just have the chemical names attached to them

But that stuff still doesn't taste as "bright" as lemon juice squeezed from a lemon to me. So never use the stuff.
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CoffeeAddict wrote: they are real lemon juice with added stabilizers so it doesn't spoil
http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/brands/realemon/

Note that the added ingredients are all natural too... they just have the chemical names attached to them

But that stuff still doesn't taste as "bright" as lemon juice squeezed from a lemon to me. So never use the stuff.
yeah exactly. They taste like lemon koolaid, if there is one.
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I'm with CoffeeAddict and scan: I only use actual, freshly squeezed lemon juice. Also, by squeezing actual lemons -- or any citrus fruit for that matter -- I can make use of the delicious zest of the fruit.

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Not a problem in my house...if I ever showed up with RealLemon, my wife would send me back! We bought some once a few years ago, because we were desperate for lemons and they were out (hosting a party). We used it the one time, it was so terrible, we threw it out right away.

Real lemons are cheaper and tastier. The only reason I can see using this is if you rarely ever cook meals from scratch at home, ie real lemons would go bad before you used them. For us, we go through a couple lemons a week, so no problem. Yes, we eat a lot of fish. :lol:
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CoffeeAddict wrote: they are real lemon juice with added stabilizers so it doesn't spoil
http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/brands/realemon/

Note that the added ingredients are all natural too... they just have the chemical names attached to them

But that stuff still doesn't taste as "bright" as lemon juice squeezed from a lemon to me. So never use the stuff.
:confused: Um sorry but sodium benzoate, sodium metabisulfite and sodium sulfite are NOT natural ingredients. They're all preservatives. Hence that yucky fake taste that RealLemon has.
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darn, should have invested in Lemon stocks.
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The main advantage to lemon juice is that it's cheap. I can get the big bottle for $3-4, which contains 21 lemons, whereas fresh lemons cost $1 for 3

But I rarely use it, it has a weird skunky taste to it. I think it's partly from the plastic container. Even if you smell the lemon juice, and then smell fresh lemon, they're completely different.
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mlc2000 wrote: I've been to No Frills, Fortinos and UltraMart in Burlington, all are out of stock of lemon juice, RealLemon and housebrands.

Any reason for this?
Go to the new Burloak Longo's they have the lemon juice in the plastic lemons in the produce section, I saw it there last night when I was buying real lemons (which are waaaayy better than the processed stuff).
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Wait, if there is a shortage of lemon juice around the country wouldn't there be a shortage of lemons? Just something I was thinking about.

With the on going lemon juice v.s real lemon juice, I just use whatever is on hand. Also either lemon juice makes a great cleaner.
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I'm still seeing stacks of lemons in Scarborough grocery stores, last week.
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From what I've heard, there's a worldwide shortage in lemons.
It's called Peak Lemon. Experts say that due to the shortage, the economies of the world will collapse in the next 15 to 20 years.
But, the good news is there are plenty of limes. :)
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I'm wondering where all the lemon juice is also! Winnipeg Manitoba . I've been to 3 safeways and 3 superstores and over 4 soby's and nobody has any lemon juice stocked and when i ask at customer service, it's like i'm the only person who has noticed that there has been no lemon juice for 3 weeks. I don't get it!

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