Food: Juice
creative juice   (0)  [vote for, against]
no-wait juice from frozen can

I've taken frozen orange juice out of the freezer and quickly forgotten that I've left it on the counter to thaw. It would be great to be able to easily move the frozen juice out of the can but suction makes this task problematic. Two ways to deal with this problem include making the bottom end capable of plunging the juice through the oppisite end, the other idea is to have a plastic strip insert that freezes around the juice and that allows the person to pull the juice out. Juice can now be made in less than a minute.
-- jackoutofthebox, Apr 29 2003

"Whack" reference

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Zzzz. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

30 seconds in the microwave.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 29 2003

Not with a metal lid.
-- k_sra, Apr 29 2003

Take the lid off first.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 29 2003

How would you take the metal lid off the bottom? That's the point I'm making. Make the bottom removable too.
-- jackoutofthebox, Apr 29 2003

You don't have to. The bottom lid shouldn't cause any trouble in the microwave.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 29 2003

Not what I was hoping for. Thought this might be a liquid "Whack on the Side of the Head".
-- half, Apr 29 2003

Sure there are other ways to get the damm juice out of the can, but juice cans are in desparate need of a gimmick. The maketplace is loaded with gimmicks that grab the consumer.
-- jackoutofthebox, Apr 29 2003

You want a gimmick?

How about packaging the frozen juice in a tear away container that looks and peels like a real orange?

Maybe use actual oranges from which the juice has been extracted with a needle and replaced with orange juice from concentrate.

Install a valve (like the ones used to inflate balls) in the bottom of the can and sell a special orange juice ejector pump to pressurize the can and force the frozen slug out.

C'mon Jack, get those creative juices flowing. ;-)
-- half, Apr 29 2003

A pull tab vent on the bottom?
-- bristolz, Apr 29 2003

Dump the can, use a plastic tube that can be torn away.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 29 2003

Tear away cardboard tubes like those canned biscuits are in.

Non-frozen juice.
-- half, Apr 29 2003

half: Here are the steps for making creative juice: dice an onion, peel and apple, sniff every spice in your pantry, look at a graphic arts book for 10 minutes, go for a walk, sit in a coffee shop and take in the aroma of fresh ground bean, find a place to sit with no external stimuli. You'll need a blender for the next step. However, a conventional blender will not do. Instead pour the ingredients down the throat of a rubber chicken. Holding the chicken by the legs and neck, shake vigorously for two minutes. Shake above your head, shake between your legs, and shake on each side of your body. Before pouring the contents in to a bowl, kiss the chicken's lips. Next, grab a large dictionary. Without looking, fan the pages. Stop. Put your finger down on the page. Look down and note the word closest to your finger. Take a moment to wonder what this "ingredient" would do for the final recipe. Add plenty of passion fruit or essence of passion to the entire concoction. You now have something close to resembling creative juice.
-- jackoutofthebox, Apr 29 2003

I no longer buy frozen orange juice concentrate, but I seem to recall that when I did, it came in cardboard tubes that could, in extremis, be ripped off.

Anyway, the current gimmick in orange juice is "Not from concentrate," which kinda dooms your whole enterprise.
-- DrCurry, Apr 29 2003

Personally, I use the microwave method.
-- half, Apr 29 2003

One of the constraints should be that you don't make a sticky mess. The hands should not have to touch the sticky sludge.
-- jackoutofthebox, Apr 29 2003

Tell ya what... why don't you post the idea when you come up with it?
-- waugsqueke, Apr 29 2003

Obligatory strain the orange juice through pantyhose Post
-- thumbwax, Apr 29 2003

no, put the pantyhose IN the juice.
-- po, Apr 29 2003

//You now have something close to resembling creative juice// 'bout time. I've been needing that for years.
-- half, Apr 29 2003

Not sure if it's an idea in itself but...

Why not put the frozen orange juice concentrate on sticks like popsicles. Fill a glass with semi-warm water and use the popsicle stick to stir. That way you can make as much, or as little, as you want. As far as I know most people can still open a popsicle wrapper.
-- cottongin37, Apr 29 2003

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