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Old 09-26-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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True Lemon or True Lime - anyone ever use this before??

True Lemon or True Lime.....it is suppose to be crystalized lemon or lime that you could use in place of fresh. Package say can use in recipes, water, marinades, rubs......I bought a package of each but have yet to experiment. Any one familiar with them?? If so how did you like them?

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Old 09-26-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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no one?? I didn't think the product was THAT new?
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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I use both of them. When I make tacos, I add the lime to my meat when I cook it. I can't think of any specific examples right now, but I use them whenever I want lemon or lime flavor in whatever I am fixing. Oh, I sprinkle the lemon on my avocados. Oh yes, I also have put honey and the lemon on chicken thighs when baking them (or was it the lime? I guess either would be good).

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Old 09-26-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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so it tastes pretty close to the real thing or does it have an artificial taste to it?

Reason I am asking is I was contiplating using it in a rub or spice blend....


Thank you so much Barbara for your opinion!
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:47 PM   #5
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haven't heard of it, but then since i shop on line , i don't get to browse for new stuff like i did, when shopping in store. am interested in how it tastes.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:23 PM   #6
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I'd be interested in the taste also, I got a bunch of free samples and have yet to use them.

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Old 09-26-2008, 10:18 PM   #7
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:19 PM   #8
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Yikes! Sorry about that! I haven't noticed a chemical taste or any kind of aftertaste when I used it in foods. The ingredients of True Lime are (in order) Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Lime Juice, Lime Oil, and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). I would assume the lemon is the same, only with (ta da!) lemon juice and lemon oil. I just sprinkled a little True Lime in my hand and tasted it, and while it didn't taste like fresh lime, it still had lime flavor.

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Old 09-29-2008, 11:29 PM   #9
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Well good because I bought 2 boxes! lol
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:49 PM   #10
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Ok I have now tried both varieties of the lemon and the lime. I used the lemon in a seasoning blend along with lemon zest just to give it that extra lemon kick. Then I used the lime in a chicken saute that I served with pesto rice. Both had good flavor and I def would keep as a pantry item for when you run out of lemon or lime....great substitute. Yet I still prefer if I have a choice, the fresh.
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