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Lonestar648

Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:47 PM

The warm diluted juice?? Came out of a generic white box I think. I gave up on it, getting a better taste in the DC which may have been the same, but maybe if kept cool it tastes better.

zephyr17

Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

The juice in Amtrak sleeping cars was always kind of weird and nasty, as well as being some kind of off brand.  If they don't have it any more, it is no great loss.


Devil's Advocate

Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:01 AM

 

On the Superliner Sleepers,I've only seen the Orangish Colored Juice like substance(Worst so called Juice Ever, even Vodka doesn't help it be palatable!) since the Boardman Nickel and Dime Cuts. The Diner still has Cranberry Cocktail,Apple Juice and the Orangeish Stuff @ Breakfast.


The orangeish stuff in the diner is Tropicana. ;)

You're probably both right.  Tropicana has devolved into a low grade generic juice line over the years.  Their original juice product was rebranded as "Pure Premium" and everything else moved to generic juice concentrate.  Most of their non-orange Pure Premium juices have also been reduced to intermediate concentrate as well.  I can still remember when Tropicana Twister was made from real fruit juice sold in glass bottles instead of neon colored artificially flavored corn syrup sold in plastic jugs.


Triley

Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:15 AM

On the Superliner Sleepers,I've only seen the Orangish Colored Juice like substance(Worst so called Juice Ever, even Vodka doesn't help it be palatable!) since the Boardman Nickel and Dime Cuts.

The Diner still has Cranberry Cocktail,Apple Juice and the Orangeish Stuff @ Breakfast.

The orangeish stuff in the diner is Tropicana. ;)

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Devil's Advocate

Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:06 PM

2017 July on the Empire Builder from SEA to CHI. Apple and Orange Juice of good quality was available in my Sleeping Car.

 
Good quality?
 
Let's spend a moment to consider the options.
 
#1 Fresh Squeezed/Pressed Juice
#2 Regional Refrigerated Juice
#3 Seasonal Regionally Bottled Juice
#4 Non-seasonal Commercial Refrigerated Juice
#5 Non-seasonal Commercial Pantry Juice
#6 Non-seasonal Frozen Juice Concentrate
#7 Non-seasonal Name Brand Juice-Like Cocktail
#8 Non-seasonal Off Brand Juice-Like Cocktail <-- Amtrak's "Juice"
 
Amtrak's version is near the bottom of any rational quality list.

Lonestar648

Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

Food on Via Canadian is a big selling point, local sourced, cooked by chefs on board. Amtrak has Congress doing what it can to give the traveling public the cheapest edible food, hoping some day people can travel coast without eating on Amtrak.

caravanman

Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:51 AM

While the op's question has long been answered, I would point out that in my opinion, the Amtrak food service is not brilliant. Think slightly sub par Wetherspoons to get an idea! Food quality on VIA rail, Canada was much better...

 

Ed.


Lonestar648

Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:36 AM

On my last loop trips, all western LD trains, Juice was available about half the time, maybe more, but it was just warm from the box, so was diluted after melting the ice. 


JRR

Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:58 PM

Every time I have been on the Silver Meteor the Sleeping Car Attendant always had coffee and juice available. Several times I did flavor it with my favorite “flavoring!”


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Dakota 400

Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:31 PM

2017 July on the Empire Builder from SEA to CHI. Apple and Orange Juice of good quality was available in my Sleeping Car.  Cranberry Juice:  no, I don't recall seeing that being available unless one was in the Dining Car.


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