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Sammi Aloe Drink with Aloe Vera Gel

I drank this in the dark. I mean, without pouring it out into a glass, so I can’t tell what color the liquid is. I did feel the bits of aloe vera in my mouth.

You’d be forgiven if you saw this and it didn’t occur to you that this was a product of Korea. Absolutely no hangul on the can! Just English, French and Spanish. Bebida de Savila con Aloe Vera Gel.

Sammi Aloe Drink with Aloe Vera Gel
Sammi Aloe Drink with Aloe Vera Gel
I saw this at the Korean supermarket ASSI so that gave me an inkling. The brand is SAMMI (삼미식품), which I’m unfamiliar with. The reason I even noticed it was because first it was on sale for 79 cents and was prominently displayed in a tall basket by the checkout counter. Also, it’s aloe vera juice!

The only other time I had seen aloe vera juice was in the sample kit I got from JayOne, and it was a novelty for me. Aloe vera juice! It must be another South Korean fad that I missed.

The can prominently states in front: No sugar added. But look at the ingredients list: Water, LIQUID FRUCTOSE, aloe vera gel, citric acid, sodium citrate, calcium lactate, gellan gum, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium panthothenate, gardenia blue, carthamus yellow, artificial flavors.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 cup or 8 fluid ounces or 240 ml. 125 calories per serving. No fat. No trans fat. 48 milligrams of sodium. 25 grams of carbohydrates. No fiber. 25 grams of sugar. No protein.

Distributed by Sammi International Inc. 707E 61st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90001, USA. Tel: (323) 233-2224. Sammi Food Corporation. UPC bar code number 8 94975 00251.

The flavor’s not bad. Tasted like sweetened water with bits of stuff in it :)

JayOne Aloe Juice – Mango Flavor

In my continuing series of trying out JayOne bottled drinks, finally got around to mango flavor.

Like the pomegranate variant of aloe juice, this was very sweet. What seemed to be “bits of real aloe” were swirling around in the yellow-orange liquid.

From the label: JayOne Aloe Juice is full of real aloe vera and fruit with Vitamin B, C and Calcium. Ingredients: purified water, aloe vera gel powder, sugar, aloe vera gel, citric acid, artificial flavor, calcium lactate, gellan gum, sodium citrate, honey, vitamin c

Mmm… so instead of organic cane juice like the pomegranate version, this uses plain old sugar. Well, at least it’s not high fructose corn syrup. No honey in this mango version either. And what’s this about “artificial” flavor when the pom variant’s label says “natural” flavor…

In conclusion, if we are to trust the label’s list of ingredients, the pomegranate aloe juice seems to be more nutritious because of its use of organic cane juice, honey and natural flavor. The only thing this mango aloe juice has going for it is the addition of B vitamins and beta carotene.

The bottle also prominently features Spanish translation. Jugo de Savila – Mango. Vitamina B, C y Calcio. Ingredientes: agua purificada, gel de savila en polvo, azucar, savila gel, acido citrico, sabores artificiales, lactato de calcio, gellan de goma, citrato de sodio, concentrado de mango, vitamina C, vitamina B6, vitamina B12, beta caroteno

The only Korean was barely noticeable: 알로에 (aloe)

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 cup (240 mL). 2 Servings per Container. Amount per Serving: 110 calories, none from Fat. No Saturated Fat. No Trans Fat. 25 milligrams of sodium. 27 grams Total Carbohydrates, 23 grams from Sugars, none from Dietary Fiber. No protein. *Exactly the same as the pomegranate version except for Percent Daily Values: Vitamin C 70%. Vitamin B6 100%. Vitamin B12 100%. Calcium 50%. No iron, no vitamin A.

16.9 fluid ounces (500 milliliters). UPC 6 78108 14445 4. Product of Korea / Producto de Corea. Distributed by Jayone Foods. Paramount, CA 90723. Tel: (562) 633-7400.

Refrigerate after opening. Refrigerar despues de abrir. Shake well before serving. Agitar bien antes de serve. (Is that grammatically correct?)

The man who gave me this sample said that they don’t place their products at Korean supermarkets but only at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. But I haven’t seen this at TJ’s or WFM (not that I have been looking). I have however spotted this at Gaju Market selling for around $1.49 or $1.69.

Worth tasting, that I can tell you for sure… it’s aloe vera juice!