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Can an e-mail make a difference? Orange Julius

This is the e-mail I just sent Orange Julius yesterday.

I was disappointed on Wednesday when I was unable to get what I wanted at an Orange Julius location. All I wanted was an Orange Julius put in my own cup just like coffees all over are put in customers personal cups. I was told that the problem was that they use the throw away cup as a measurement to assure proper amounts. There is a very simple solution to that. Starbucks had a similar problem which they solved by creating a clear plastic cup with various lines on it that indicate what size of drink. Then they just wash the cup. Please consider this practice because fast food waste needs to be reduced.


It is with hopefulness that I send these e-mails. Maybe these companies haven’t had the idea yet that I might be proposing. I would love to go to an Orange Julius in the next year or so and see my idea (or Starbucks) implemented. It would definitely drive my urge to spend my money at their business. Overall the drinks are pretty healthy and full of fruity goodness.

In case you feel like making your own, here is a recipe for this favorite drink. The only thing you might not already have in your home is the orange juice concentrate.


A creamy orange smoothie with milk and a hint of vanilla


2 servings


3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate, !/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (maybe organic), optional 1/2 banana (preferably organic), optional 6 regular-sized ice cubes (or until desired consistency)


1. Blend together orange juice concentrate, milk, water, sugar, vanilla, and banana (if using) for 1 minute.

2. Add ice cubes to blender, one at a time, blending after each one until smooth. You don’t want chunks of ice in your orange j! 🙂

Try honey to replace the sugar or even 1 tbsp of powered sugar to replace 1 tbsp of white sugar. Right now I don’t have any white sugar in the house so I’d use honey.

Is there a company that you think needs an e-mail and why?


Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. -Edwin Way Teale


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


One thought on “Can an e-mail make a difference? Orange Julius

  1. Wow Stephanie! Good for you! I’ve been having the same problem. If I go somewhere and they refuse to use my cup for “sanitary” reason, I stop shopping there and go some place else. It’s a little trickier if you really like the product. But now you’ve gone and shown us how to make our own. Even better! Thanks!

    Posted by Jennifer Ward-Pelar | February 17, 2012, 4:34 pm

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