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7-Up or Sprite

Discussion in 'Products and Tips' started by kkimpinski, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. kkimpinski

    kkimpinski Regular Member

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    Has anyone tried dipping apples in 7-Up or Sprite to prevent them from turning brown? I tried one of them and it worked great (can't remember if it was the 7-Up or Sprite) My question is does it matter which one you use or will they both work???
     
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  2. chefann

    chefann Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I think they're both supposed to work. It's because of the citric acid in the pop.
     
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  3. kkimpinski

    kkimpinski Regular Member

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    Thanks Ann!
     
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  4. dcypcar.chef

    dcypcar.chef Regular Member Silver Member

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    Any lemon lime soda will work, even the cheapest generic.
     
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  5. PCGINA

    PCGINA Senior Member Gold Member

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    ... and it keeps the apples tasty (not like salt or the other chemicals in bottles) YUK!!
     
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  6. clshirk

    clshirk Advanced Member

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    mmm I keep forgetting that tip. Yeah- I think I've heard both work for sure.
     
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  7. jenniferknapp

    jenniferknapp Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I'm thinking some sprite or 7-up in the kitchen spritzer instead of lemon juice...
     
  8. GeorgiaPeach

    GeorgiaPeach Senior Member Silver Member

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    You can also use regular orange juice. I suggested 7-up/Sprite to a host and she said she always mixes the cut fruit with orange juice, drains it and serves both the fruit AND the juice :)
     
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  9. raebates

    raebates Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Pineapple juice works, too. I generally choose whichever seems to go best with what I'm using the apples in or on.
     
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  10. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Works on Bananas as well.....:D
     
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  11. chefann

    chefann Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Why does it work?

    Because the acid in the juice reacts with the sugars in the fruit and prevents them from oxidizing (turning brown when exposed to air).

    This has been another useless fact from the brain of Ann.
    :D
     
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  12. katie0128

    katie0128 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Great, now you've taken up more space in my very limited memory! Thanks, uh, what was your name again?
     
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  13. clshirk

    clshirk Advanced Member

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    LOL!! My thoughts exactly. Now new info to remember that's more important than the name to taught us.
     
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  14. fishersherry

    fishersherry New Recruit

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    7-up

    I have used both and I think they both work. Lemon jucie also works and I used it on sliced banana's also. They looked great. Sherry
     
  15. Paula R. Lewis

    Paula R. Lewis Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Another soda pop type drink is Sierra Mist....works beautifully!!

    Paula
     
  16. finley1991

    finley1991 Senior Member

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    Any soda that is clear. Don't use coke or pepsi! (I actually had a customer try it!!!) I like using soda rather than lemon juice because I found that the lemon juice can make the apples bitter and the soda keeps them tasting sweet.
     
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  17. pamperedgirl3

    pamperedgirl3 Legacy Member

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    That's exactly why I use pop instead of lemon juice. I also use orange juice because it's sweeter.
     
  18. missydivine

    missydivine Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I've never tried orange juice, but I'm sure it's great too. I use Sprite, because that is what my family likes and what we usually have at home.
     
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