While grocery shopping, I noticed something quite strange. I was in the beverage aisle, picking up the four water bottles we drink every day (John drinks 1, I drink 3). John loves to drink this green tea that he claims is better than Arizona green tea, so I looked around for some to get for him. As I was scanning the shelves, I noticed that the grocery store sells “orange flesh” between the apple-flavored milk (yes, you read that correctly) and the Tropicana orange juice.
After laughing to myself about the Chinglish translation (a common delight – most outrageous was “chips of burning flesh“), I took a closer look. Upon inspection I found that the “orange flesh” juice has a lot of sedimentary pulp at the bottom. So I suppose I can understand orange flesh… though it is called pulp and we really do drink juice with pulp in it – not just pulp. Or maybe they do drink just pulp here; after all, it is China and try as I may, I will never fully understand all that happens here. But it’s not all bad. Apple-flavored milk isn’t horrible. And pulp is supposedly good for you. So perhaps I’ll try the orange flesh one day. It should be like drinking a liquid orange, which is what juice is, right?