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Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 359

I think so, probably yes. About the only benefit I can see is that it checks the bag you put on the machine to see if it's past its freshness date or if it is part oa batch that has been recalled. That would be good to know before you drink the juice.

But if you are putting out batches of veggie pulp that needs to be recalled, you have many more serious problems.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 359

Except I actually do eat my veggies the old fashioned way, and I use a blender to make a smoothie before work. tastes good. Good for you too.

The selling point, or rather *a* selling point, is it's convenient. Using the manual method is not. Using a normal blender isn't either because you have to clean. It's a first world problem, sure, but it's still a problem.

Fast food solves a first world problem too, which is that some people don't have time to cook and don't want to sit down at a restaurant. But it still solves a problem. It creates other problems too, but that's another story.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 359

The best comments are always at the bottom, which sucks.

Anyway, my only test of these bags of juice would be the taste test, and with that I'd say the juice is excellent. I use a nutribullet regularly, so I drink a lot of juice/smoothies, and I'd say the juicero juice is very good. You definitely can taste the "freshness" in their juice. There's also a wider variety of ingredients int ehir bags, so I'm getting tastes I don't normally get in their juice, but so far so good.

As I've posted here, whether or not it's a valid business model remains to be seen. There's a large subset of the population that laughs at this sort of stuff, and perhaps rightly so, but there's also a subset that, well, wants to be healthy and believes drinking fresh juice helps with that. It can't hurt; it's an office perk for employees; it's easy and convenient, and it tastes good. It's also expensive, but hey, not my problem.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 2) 359

Which no one would eat. No one in an office eats fruit from a fruit basket. It just doesn't happen. I dunno why, but if you put a bowl of bananas or apples on the table in the office kitchen, chances are it will still be there, untouched a week later.

I don't know what the actual cost of those bags are to us; I suspect that the price drops if you order in bulk or have a contract over time. We do go through a lot of them. I think we were one of the early adopters, so we may have gotten some sort of deal there too; I should ask our HR person.

Look, its a perk. Some companies spend extra money for employees on massages, coffee, beer, or soda. We spend it on a juicer. :-)

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 359

They stay fresher longer, but they still go bad like any other vegetable kept in a fridge.

The QR code on the back and the much-maligned internet connectivity ensures that when people start putting bad batches of juice in the machine, the machine won't press them, and the company gets notified that customer X's bags of veggies are past their use-by date, so they send someone over to pick up the used bags and deliver more.

I dunno if this is a good business model or not, but that's how it works, and people in my office use the heck out of that machine.

Comment Re: Seriously? (Score 1) 359

Smoothie, juice; potato, pototo. Why do you need to supplement your smoothies or whole veggies with juice? Just eat more veggies or drink more smoothies. You aren't getting anything from the juice you wouldn't get from the smoothie wor whoile veggies, and you are getting less fiber.

I make a smoothie every day before work. I will use the juicer machine at work for one reason and one reason only: I like the taste. I like strong, bitter veggies. I can't stand sugary juice; gimme all the bitter melon, bok choy and other strong tasting stuff you can find; I'll eat it all.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 2) 359

It's sold primarily to companies with many employees. If your office has a kitchen where lots of employees mingle, getting coffee and using the refrigerator and so on, you are their market. The idea is that companies that can afford to spend money on "wellness" for their employees will be willing to spend 5-8$ a bag to keep them happy. It's an office perk, like a fancy coffee machine.

Whether that is a valid business model or not, I have no idea.

But their juice is quite tasty. I'd recommend it if that's your thing.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 359

I don't understand why they would think that "hand-squeezing" would defeat their business model. You can't get all of the juice out by doing that, and it's inefficient, and the selling point is that you hook the bag up and press a button, and that's it. That's easier than pressing your own damn juice out of a bag.

Comment Re: Seriously? (Score 1) 359

You can mention it, but that doesn't make it true. I prefer the fiber in my pressed juice, so I use a nutribullet at home, which is essentially a superfast blender.

But you do get a lot of the nutrients when you use a pressed juicer like the juicero. The different packs have quite a variety of healthy greens and vegetables in them.

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