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Tamarind (tamarindo) 7
Grapefruit (toronja) 4
Lime (limón) 3
Pineapple (piña) 2
Fruit Punch (tutifruti) 1
Strawberry (fresa) 1
Mandarin (mandarina) 1
Roselle (jamaica) 1
Guava (guayaba) 1
Mango (Mango) 0
Watermelon (Sandía)0

ian, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:07 (fourteen years ago) link


carne asada, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Why is Ian posting again?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:20 (fourteen years ago) link

i had matamoros for lunch today before stopping by!
but i always have a strawberry/banana jumex :(

sanskrit, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:21 (fourteen years ago) link

totally limon

hstencil, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:27 (fourteen years ago) link

matamoros mmm

bell_labs, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:28 (fourteen years ago) link

i had matamoros just now dude. un taco de chorizo y un de carnitas. and mango jarritos.

ian, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:30 (fourteen years ago) link

i had chorizo, spinach and egg scramble for breakfast made in my kitchen at 1:30 cos it is DAY OFFF YAY!!!!!

bell_labs, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:32 (fourteen years ago) link

^^ BAN

sanskrit, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:33 (fourteen years ago) link

i should ban you just for suggesting that.

bell_labs, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:34 (fourteen years ago) link


but fuck a jarritos anyway. SIDRAL MUNDET BITCHES

river wolf, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:36 (fourteen years ago) link

toronja mf

Snop Snitchin, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:44 (fourteen years ago) link

coconut water plz

artdamages, Monday, 8 October 2007 19:58 (fourteen years ago) link

toronja all day all night

Steve Shasta, Monday, 8 October 2007 20:17 (fourteen years ago) link

tamarindo is the all-time worst

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 8 October 2007 20:21 (fourteen years ago) link

that is sooo not true, vahid. fresa is worst. i like tamarindo.

ian, Monday, 8 October 2007 20:22 (fourteen years ago) link

i like tamarind drinks. also: malt sodas

artdamages, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:24 (fourteen years ago) link

but fuck a jarritos anyway. SIDRAL MUNDET BITCHES

-- river wolf, Monday, October 8, 2007 7:36 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link

was scrolling down to make this point!

69, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:26 (fourteen years ago) link

tamarindo is BEST. my work cafeteria stopped stocking it all they have is limón and mandarina.

tipsy mothra, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:28 (fourteen years ago) link

why is there so much beverage overlap w/corner mexican and indian groceries?

artdamages, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:29 (fourteen years ago) link

69 i am going to buy right now, to drink on the way to the bus stop!

xp cuz they figured out soft drinks way better than we did

river wolf, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link


ian, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link

xxp im gonna get one in five minutes too - think about me

69, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:32 (fourteen years ago) link

i had a tamarindo JARRITOS on domingo, horale

iiiijjjj, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:35 (fourteen years ago) link


chaki, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:46 (fourteen years ago) link

my abuela in law in West Covina loves that shit, we buy her lots of the mango and guava every time we go to see her

iiiijjjj, Monday, 8 October 2007 23:22 (fourteen years ago) link

del frutal > jumex i think

69, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 01:35 (fourteen years ago) link

i am confused as to what dr. bronners has to do with this.

hstencil, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 01:43 (fourteen years ago) link

things related to spanish things?

69, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 01:47 (fourteen years ago) link

dr. bronner was spanish?

hstencil, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 02:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Dr. Bronner is ALL-ONE so it's connected to everything

iiiijjjj, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 02:38 (fourteen years ago) link

tamarindo is NASTY. i have PROOF.

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 02:53 (fourteen years ago) link

in iran, we use tamarind soda to punish children who swear

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 02:54 (fourteen years ago) link

dr bronners is CASTILE soap

69, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 14:13 (fourteen years ago) link

lucky iranian kids.

tipsy mothra, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 14:45 (fourteen years ago) link


Jordan, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 14:49 (fourteen years ago) link

okay guys the dr. bronners thing is because of
why is there so much beverage overlap w/corner mexican and indian groceries?

-- artdamages, Monday, 8 October 2007 22:29 (Yesterday) Link


ian, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 16:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Saturday, 13 October 2007 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

i met ralph bronner on thursday!!

s1ocki, Saturday, 13 October 2007 23:03 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.magicsoapbox.com --> if you DON'T KNOW now you KNOW

iiiijjjj, Saturday, 13 October 2007 23:20 (fourteen years ago) link


s1ocki, Sunday, 14 October 2007 17:11 (fourteen years ago) link


Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 14 October 2007 20:20 (fourteen years ago) link

stoners always have 100 empty bottles of this in their gross bedrooms

roxymuzak, Sunday, 14 October 2007 20:34 (fourteen years ago) link

i got the jamaica one last time without knowing what it was (i don't think it says on the bottle either)

it was alright but mandarin and tutifruti are the best

ciderpress, Sunday, 14 October 2007 20:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Sunday, 14 October 2007 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

travesty! no one else votes mandarin?? wtf people??

69, Monday, 15 October 2007 03:24 (fourteen years ago) link


Byline: Evan Pondel Staff Writer

SYLMAR - For Orange Bang! Inc., having a taste for your audience is more important than the drink itself.

That was David Fox's philosophy when he stood in his kitchen 30 years ago attempting to concoct the frothy drink. Savvy taste buds have guided the businessman, and today Bang! stands as a $10 million company.

``But did I ever think I would be president of my own beverage company? No. I wanted to be a baseball player growing up,'' said Fox, 75, who now lives in Encino. ``But the competition I experienced playing ball is similar to understanding the business world. So I guess you can say I'm just playing a different game.''

Like baseball, a successful beverage player must be able to understand the opponent's weaknesses, a strategy Fox has put to the test in recent months after introducing several new drinks to woo the Latino community.

Bang!'s Horchata Ole - a drink made of milk, rice and cinnamon - is seeing a surge in popularity among Latino consumers. Fox said the beverage was a logical move for the company because many Bang! drinkers are of Mexican decent, the same origin as Horchata. The drink has also provided a natural transition for other Ole flavors including Watermelon, Jamaica, Tamarindo and Melon.

Taqueria Lagos, a Mexican restaurant in Van Nuys, has been serving Orange Bang! for more than six years. George Valenzuela, owner of the eatery, recalls the first time he installed his Bang! machine.

``People loved it. There was something about the flavor,'' he said.

The Orange Julius-esque drink is made from ``real orange juice,'' but its primary zing comes from liquid sugar. Valenzuela said Bang! enters the mouth with a tangy twinge added to its syrupy sweetness.

``But I have to say, people aren't as interested in Orange Bang! anymore. They want the Horchata,'' Venezuela said.

Ole's popularity is much needed by Fox, who has been saddled with attorneys fees after being sued for patent infringement by a rival. The suit involves Juicy Whip, a company that claims Bang! was utilizing technology it didn't own to dispense its product.

``These types of cases aren't uncommon though,'' said Lawrence Sung, an assistant law professor at the University of Maryland who specializes in patent law.

Sung and his colleagues provide synopsis of patent cases that involve the Federal Circuit. In this particular case, Sung said it was difficult to prove that Orange Bang! was in fact copying Juicy Whip.

``The evidence just couldn't be corroborated,'' Sung said.

But to avoid further havoc, Bang! has already altered the way its drinks are dispensed. Known as a ``post-mix beverage dispenser'' Bang! comes in a box that's essentially plugged into a fountain. Depress the Bang! button, and the fountain's nozzle whips up the drink before it enters the cup.

``This makes our product a lot easier for the restaurant because they can avoid the sticky mess of a display bowl,'' Fox said.

In the 1980s, Orange Bang! was served from a plastic reservoir, which presented the drink cascading down its inner walls. The ``premix dispenser'' would require the restaurant to mix the drink manually and then dump the finished product into the reservoir.

``I can foresee the day when our clients are only using post-mix dispensers,'' said Fox, whose machine shop is filled with several defunct premix dispensers.

But, the longevity of Bang! doesn't depend on the way it's distilled.

Bang!'s brawn stems from how the company contends with larger competitors like Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co. A recent phenomenon for Fox, many beverage companies are inking deals with restaurant chains to keep the lesser-known drinks out of the mix.

El Pollo Loco was once Bang!'s largest client, producing about $1 million in annual revenues for the company. But after striking a deal with Coca-Cola, Bang! was banished from El Pollo Loco chains.

``That was a tough loss for us,'' Fox said.

A spokeswoman for the chicken restaurant said the company simply could not turn away the assistance offered by the much larger beverage maker.

``Coca-Cola provided lots of added value for us. They help us with marketing research and crew training,'' said Julie Weeks of El Pollo Loco. ``And Coke is able to suit a wide variety of tastes.''

Those characteristics are challenging Bang!'s ability to stay afloat. Among the only salvos to Bang!'s woes is being bought out by a larger competitor.

``Until that happens, we'll keep delivering the product we've been serving for three decades,'' Fox said. ``We depend on the people that like our product.''

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 15 October 2007 06:51 (fourteen years ago) link

ps jamaica = hibiscus flower

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 15 October 2007 06:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch)

Makes: 1 1/2 gallons

* 1 1/2 gallons distilled water
* 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, finely grated
* 4 cups dried Jamaica flowers (also known as hibiscus or flor de jamaica)
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 2 large limes)


1. Combine distilled water and ginger in a large stockpot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add Jamaica flowers, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in sugar, lower heat to medium, and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice. Let liquid cool slightly, about 30 minutes. Strain through a chinois or fine mesh sieve into a large, heat-resistant bowl or pot. Set aside to cool, then chill and serve over ice.

Note: Sometimes there’s a little gritty sediment that settles at the bottom of the brewing pot. To prevent any grit from getting into your agua fresca, don’t pour the very last bit of the brew through the sieve while straining.

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 15 October 2007 06:54 (fourteen years ago) link

where is that article from?

strgn, Monday, 15 October 2007 07:37 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

tamarindo is actually my least favorite

carne asada, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:21 (thirteen years ago) link

this is the thread you're looking for...

Steve Shasta, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:37 (thirteen years ago) link

someone needs to stop deleting posts.

ian, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:47 (thirteen years ago) link


I am Robocop, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:49 (thirteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...

tamarind needed to happen

but please gentlemen, consider pineapple

after, before, or during the best carne asada tacos you have ever had

at el parian

in los angeles

that is all

strgn, Wednesday, 26 December 2007 09:46 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

toronja is the best you guys are absolutely nuts.

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 25 November 2009 05:01 (eleven years ago) link

limón is the only i dislike

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 05:02 (eleven years ago) link

well then here you go, shasta BEST JARRITOS?

carne asada, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 05:11 (eleven years ago) link

toronja is great too imo.

ian, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 05:33 (eleven years ago) link


Shackleton Crater (jdchurchill), Wednesday, 25 November 2009 05:51 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...


pplains, Saturday, 28 November 2020 21:20 (ten months ago) link

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