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syrup

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orange julius Tue, 04/20/04 1:58 PM (permalink)
Yesterday I had an Orange Julius for the first time in more than a year. It tasted good, but not as great as I remembered. I know there is a certain formula to making them (Milk,Orange Juice, Vanila, Etc,) and the taste depends on the ammount of these ingredients. My question is have anybody noticed a regional difference between Orange Julius stands ? (now mostly partof the Dairy Queen Chain.) Also, at three dollars for a medium are they overpriced ? (I know things are more expensive at a mall.)
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: orange julius Tue, 04/20/04 2:14 PM (permalink)
    I haven't seen an Orange Julius in years. I didn't know they were still around.
     
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      Jellybeans

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      RE: orange julius Tue, 04/20/04 3:06 PM (permalink)
      I'm curious: how do you make an Orange Julius? Doesn't milk curdle when you add orange juice to it?
       
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        Grampy

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        RE: orange julius Tue, 04/20/04 3:09 PM (permalink)
        Do they still serve it with the raw egg, as they did when I was in knee pants?
         
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          Kristi S.

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          RE: orange julius Tue, 04/20/04 3:12 PM (permalink)
          I love these, but I can make much better ones at home. I just use OJ & vanilla ice cream. Blend. That's it. So refreshing and it's nice to be able to control the ingredients yourself.
           
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            renfrew

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            RE: orange julius Wed, 04/21/04 9:07 AM (permalink)
            I also remember Orange Julius to be much better when I was younger. But is the way it is most cases.

            As far as regional differences, I grew up in NJ and am now in MA. I have had a number of them at different places along the east coast. Basically if I see an 80's mall (pretty rare these days) i stop in in hopes of finding an Orange Julius. They are in the nicer malls though. They taste pretty much the same with slight variations that I attribute to the pride the kid behind the counter takes in mixing up a good batch.

            Most of the time, there is no pride as the kid is too young to remember what a cultural mainstay an Orange Julius was on a mall night out with friends during the 80's.
             
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              syrup

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              RE: orange julius Wed, 04/21/04 10:44 AM (permalink)
              There's an Orange Julius recipie at www.recipeplace.com/b/16005/
               
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                syrup

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                RE: orange julius Wed, 04/21/04 11:24 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Grampy

                Do they still serve it with the raw egg, as they did when I was in knee pants?
                I don't remember any raw eggs.
                 
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                  blake76

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                  RE: orange julius Wed, 04/21/04 1:16 PM (permalink)
                  I think Orange Juliuses were the high point of my dad's trips to the mall as chauffeur for me and my friends in SoCal in the '80s..... :)
                  But when one opened in the Denver 'burbs a couple of years ago (also in a mall), it didn't taste anything like what I remembered. I didn't know they were owned by Dairy Queen...
                   
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                    Grampy

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                    RE: orange julius Wed, 04/21/04 1:23 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by syrup

                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Grampy

                    Do they still serve it with the raw egg, as they did when I was in knee pants?
                    I don't remember any raw eggs.


                    Dating myself again. This was back in the late 60s early 70s. The large OJ had a raw egg they would blend in. Otherwise, from the Web:

                    Coffeehouses have replaced many of the old Orange Julius stands, but there's still a nostalgic group of us who long for the frothy juice drinks invented decades ago by Julius Freed. Today Orange Julius has tailored its business to meet the changing demands of its customers by including several varieties of fruit drinks and updated smoothies on its menu. But it's the foamy fruit juice creation developed in the late twenties that made the company famous, and that's what I've cloned here in an improved version that's found in the new book Top Secret Recipes - Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits, & Shakes. The flavor and consistency is better now, plus we use the blender to dissolve the sugar before adding the ice. Use pasteurized egg whites found packaged in your local supermarket or just use egg substitute, which is also made from pasteurized egg whites.

                    1 1/4 cups orange juice
                    1 cup water
                    3 tablespoons egg white or egg substitute
                    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                    1/4 cup sugar
                    1 1/2 cups ice

                    Combine all of the ingredients except ice in a blender and blend on high speed for 15-30 seconds or until the sugar is dissolved. Add the ice and blend for another 10 to 15 seconds or so, until ice is mostly crushed yet still a bit coarse. (http://www.topsecretrecipes.com)
                    Makes 2 16-ounce drinks.
                     
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                      Spudnut

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                      RE: orange julius Wed, 04/21/04 1:30 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Dating myself again.





                      You mean you're not master of your domain?
                       
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                        felix4067

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                        RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 3:14 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                        I haven't seen an Orange Julius in years. I didn't know they were still around.

                        Exactly what I was thinking...ours closed something like ten years ago, I figured they'd gone the way of Stuckey's.
                         
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                          Lucky Bishop

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                          RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 12:47 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Do they still serve it with the raw egg, as they did when I was in knee pants?


                          I'm not going to dig out the book for the exact quote unless someone really wants it, but in William Poundstone's book Big Secrets (1982), the topic of eggs in Orange Julius is covered. A company spokesman emphatically states that the Julius recipe does not contain eggs and never has.

                          There are still Orange Juliuses in a few malls -- I know Winrock Mall in Albuquerque still has one, and so does the Eaton Centre in Toronto. Personally, I was always all about the raspberry Julius.
                           
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                            renfrew

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                            RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 1:17 PM (permalink)
                            Stuckey's is still around! Are you talking the candy place?

                            Here on the East Coast, I can think of at least ten orange julius's in the NJ,CT,MA area.
                             
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                              Grampy

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                              RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 1:18 PM (permalink)
                              What I remeber is that you had to ask for the egg. it was actually on the menu in the 60s, but they took it off. Still, you could ask for it. I never went near it, but a friend of mine always asked for an egg in it. Somebody bear me out here. I'm not making this up.
                               
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                                Lucky Bishop

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                                RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 1:34 PM (permalink)
                                Renfrew: details, please! I'm in Allston and have been jonesing for a Julius ever since this thread opened.

                                To give you an example of the lengths I'm willing to go to, I quite regularly drive from Allston all the way out to Burlington to eat at the Chick-Fil-A in the Burlington Mall!
                                 
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                                  angelfood

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                                  RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 2:17 PM (permalink)
                                  We have Stuckey's and Orange Julius. The OJ is at the mall and tastes like orange-flavored water. Ick.
                                   
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                                    syrup

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                                    RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 2:24 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Lucky Bishop

                                    Renfrew: details, please! I'm in Allston and have been jonesing for a Julius ever since this thread opened.

                                    To give you an example of the lengths I'm willing to go to, I quite regularly drive from Allston all the way out to Burlington to eat at the Chick-Fil-A in the Burlington Mall!


                                    There is a web site www.orangejulius.com that has a store locater.
                                     
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                                      renfrew

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                                      RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 2:25 PM (permalink)
                                      Hmm, well if your willing to go to the Burlingtom Mall, why not the Natick Mall? Go to the second level, outside of Filene's and you'll find an Orange Julius. Probably the closest to Allston.
                                       
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                                        syrup

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                                        RE: orange julius Thu, 04/22/04 2:34 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by blake76

                                        I think Orange Juliuses were the high point of my dad's trips to the mall as chauffeur for me and my friends in SoCal in the '80s..... :)
                                        But when one opened in the Denver 'burbs a couple of years ago (also in a mall), it didn't taste anything like what I remembered. I didn't know they were owned by Dairy Queen...


                                        I think Orange Julius is a seperate franchise; Dairy Queen owners purchase it to suppliment their menu. It's kind of like a Subway/Baskin Robbins operation. One owner has invested in two franchises and has them at the same location. I could be wrong though.
                                         
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                                          felix4067

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                                          RE: orange julius Fri, 04/23/04 1:04 AM (permalink)
                                          Huh...now I'm gonna have another couple of things to look for when I'm traveling. The Stuckey's I'm thinking of wasn't a candy place, though...it was a truck stop restaurant that served the most excellent pecan milkshakes. We never had them here, but we used to always get them on family roadtrips.

                                          OHMYGOD!!!! There's an Orange Julius in the new mall on the other side of town. OK, now I know what I have to do next week. (cannot believe I'm going to the mall just for that, I hate the mall).
                                           
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                                            renfrew

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                                            RE: orange julius Fri, 04/23/04 8:33 AM (permalink)
                                            Felix - yeah thats the stuckeys I remember. I just called it a candy shop cuz I remember my mom loading up on Stuckey Rolls. Pecan nougat thing with about 5 pounds of sugar. Anyway, they are still around.
                                             
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                                              renfrew

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                                              RE: orange julius Mon, 04/26/04 2:21 PM (permalink)
                                              Hey bishop - ever make it to the Natick mall to grab a Julius?
                                               
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                                                Lucky Bishop

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                                                RE: orange julius Mon, 04/26/04 3:48 PM (permalink)
                                                Actually, we drove right past the Natick Mall twice yesterday on our way out to NEFFA, but the mall was closed when we went out and we were stuffed with scotch eggs, Hungarian sausages, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, patties, cream squares, shortbread, jam tarts, and ginger beer on our way home!
                                                 
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