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What Kind of Juice?


It’s Passover, which means we good little Jews attend one or two dinners called Seders (“Seder” is Hebrew meaning order, and there is a definite order of things that we do each year).

The main point is to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt, but before we retell that story, there are a few things we as Jews always do. One is say a blessing over the wine. Those who don’t want to or can’t drink alcohol use grape juice.

Imagine my surprise when I went to a seder and saw bottles of “Peach Grape Juice.” Not Peach/Grape Juice. Not Peach-Grape Juice. Not Peach Grape-Juice.

Peach Grape Juice.

How is that possible? I thought. I read the ingredients. The first four were: grape juice, grape juice concentrate, water and peach flavor.

OK, I thought, it’s really grape juice. So I poured some.

Imagine my surprise that it tasted like peach juice. I didn’t taste any grape.

Still, it proved my point that there is no such thing as peach grape juice.

And I drank wine for the blessing.

Until next time! Use the right words!

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April 26, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

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