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In Which There is an Alternative to Apple Juice…

Pear Juice
Pear Juice

I was never that big a fan of apple juice.  Even as a kid, I didn’t like the stuff that came in tetra packs; they were far too sweet and tasted nothing like real apples.  When I grew older, I developed a taste for apple cider but never thought much of the unfermented stuff.  (And please: don’t get me started on apple-flavored soda!)

Recently, I encountered bottles of Taiwanese pear juice at my local 7-11.  For an apple-juice-hating person like me, this was more than a little palatable.  Faintly sweet, slightly tart, it actually tasted like something pressed out of fresh, ripe nashi pears.  Not bad; not bad at all…

Incidentally, while this is quite refreshing when served chilled, I recommend this as a mixer for either gin or vodka cocktails.  Poire martinis, anyone?  😉


Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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