Orange Drinking Spouts

by Carolyn
(Virginia Beach, USA)

Citrex Fruit Juice Extractor

Citrex Fruit Juice Extractor

I remember when I was a kid (I'm 42) you could take an orange and roll it and mush it around and put this drinking spout into the orange and drink fresh squeezed orange juice from it. Does anyone else remember these? Does anyone know where I can get them for my kids?


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Hey, I Had One Too
by: Don (Webmaster)

Carolyn, I remember those little orange juice spouts. It seems that they were popular in Canada too. My cousin had an older metal one, but mine was made of a greenish, see-through plastic, and Mom would shove its serrated end into an orange and give it to me for a snack. I remember squeezing the orange to drink the last drop. I haven't seen one of those in years.

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Has Anyone Found One Yet?
by: Ravenhawk

I remember them when I lived back East in the 60's. But, I can't remember what they were called. Out here in California, no one ever even heard of them.

Thanks,
Ravenhawk

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You Can Still Get Them
by: Don (Webmaster)

Hi Everyone,

As I mentioned in my earlier comment, I have fond memories of the old juice spouts, and I might still have the one from my childhood lost in a drawer somewhere.

To use them, you first rolled the orange around to release the juice on the inside. You then used the extractor's serrated end to cut a plug out of the orange peel before inserting it into the orange to drink the juice. They also worked well on lemons and grapefruits.

After searching around the Internet for quite a while, I turned up some information on these novel juice spigots:

The Citrex Juicer was manufactured by the Popeil Brothers (Ronco) in the 1950s. Called Pompeil's Citrex Fruit Juice Extractor (pictured above), it was made of plastic and billed as "The world's smallest fruit juice extractor." I believe this is the type I had, or may still have if I can ever find it.

Another company produced a similar product called the "OJ Squeater." The old Citrex Juicers and the Squeaters still pop up for sale on eBay from time to time.

Another model, perhaps the oldest design, was first introduced by Citra Products at the Chicago World's Fair in 1932. It was called the "Citra® Sipper" and...

Good News -- it is still available for sale!

Presently, they can be purchased at FloridaByMail.com for just 99 cents each!

Citra Sipper

If anyone gets themselves a brand-new Citra® Sipper, be sure to let us know how it works out for you.

Regards,

Don (Webmaster)

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We Called Them Orange Suckers
by: Lynn

Today I introduced this to my 3 year old granddaughter. She doesn't like oranges but when I showed her the orange spout and how to use it she loves orange juice. I'm 58 and still have one of them that we used when we were kids. Thanks for the link to the website to purchase them. Just ordered more so I can give them to the grandkids to take home.


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Wow!
by: Anonymous

Wow! I thought I was the only crazy one looking for these! I had these when I was a child and loved them. I just bought a bunch of them at the Florida Site store listed in one of the postings... they were only .99 each!!! I'm going to use them as stocking stuffers for all of my family.

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Straws!
by: charlene

I do remember those growing up. I used to think how are those kids drinking from that orange? I thought it was a normal straw they just shoved into the orange; unfortunately, we were not allowed anything like this due to lack of money...we had to suck on the orange instead!


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Juicer?!!!
by: Anonymous

I have been searching all over for these - the funny thing is - I never realized it was a juicer - I always used it to core tomatoes!!

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LOVE IT!!!
by: Anonymous

I love these things. I just got one yesterday on our way back from Disney World, and I'm using mine right now as I type.

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Thank You
by: Anonymous

I have been looking for the sipper for years, and could not find them due to not knowing what they are called. I wanted my kids to use them and make fun memories as I did.

Thank you so much for the web site. I just bought a whole bunch of them. Now, thanks to you, I can share a piece of my childhood with my kids.

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They Believe Me Now!
by: rob

I was just going crazy at work asking if anyone remembered these drinking spouts! Nobody did! They thought I was nuts! Glad I'm not alone..lol. And especially glad that I found this site and a place to order 'em.

Nostalgic!

Thanks!

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Crate & Barrel
by: Anonymous

I have seen the drinking spouts at Crate & Barrel; they sell them where they have all the little things like the citrus peeler.


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Oranges
by: Anonymous

I tried it and it is great. I love it. I got it from Sam's Club with this set of knifes.

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Amazing!
by: Brent

I'm 43, and I loved these orange spouts as a kid growing up in Florida. Thanks so much for tracking them down. I'd been looking for these for years.

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I Have An Orange Spout!
by: Anonymous

I have one, I live in Australia, and you can buy them from here! They are so cool. As a kid myself, I love them!


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Thank You
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much. Have been looking everywhere for these orange spouts! Did not know what they were called or any brand names. Can't wait to get them!

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Juicer Is A Fabtastic Item
by: kelly lou

I got my juicer free with an item I bought. I knew it was for oranges, etc., but didn't have a clue how to use it. After a lot of searching on the Net, I finally know what to do and will be using it very soon. Thank you!


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Yehyah, OJ :)
by: Charlie

Haha, I have two brand-new juicers in a package in my drawer. My grandpa gave them to me along with a bunch of other crap. I had no idea what they even were till I Googled best way to make OJ, then this site was on the list (of 100s of 1000s). I read it and saw the pics, and sure enough, I've got two! :) Gunna have to try it out. Now, where the heck is an orange when you need one? LOL


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Eagerly waiting My Orange Drinking Spouts!
by: Art Pollock

I retired July 30th, and now volunteer at a local school. I saw a boy eating an orange and told him about my memories of these items--way back to 1955 in Wauchula, FL. I have now ordered ten juice spouts and can't wait to take them to the cafeteria!


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You Can Get A Spout Juicer On Ebay
by: Aaron Anderson

If you want one, search "world's smallest juice extractor" and you'll find 'em.

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OJ Squeater
by: Joyce

I just bought a bunch of items in a bucket at a garage sale for 50 cents. In it was two of these OJ SQUEATERS. Didn't have a clue what they were so I Googled it and found this site.

Thanks for the info.

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Orange Plugs
by: Kenny Z.

I have been looking for these plastic juicers for 10 years. I happened to come across this web page, and thanks to (Don) (Webmaster), I found them and ordered them. They are available at FloridaByMail.com. for 99 cents each, plus shipping.


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Free Fruit Juicer
by: Anonymous

Look for a live demonstration of the Chef's Rival in our local store. They give them out for free.

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Drinking Spouts
by: DIANE

FLORIDA IS FULL OF THESE. SOLD TO ALL THE TOURISTS, IN EVERY GROVE AROUND HERE. I WOULD THINK IF YOU HAVE A GROVE IN YOUR AREA WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE FRESH PRODUCE YOU WILL FIND THEM THERE.

DIANE

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The Original Juice Box!
by: michael

I was in a thrift store the other day and remembered these orange drinking spouts from when I was a kid (42 now), and I decided to start searching. I found the same thing, no one I asked had heard of them! I'm glad to have found this site. I will be ordering some soon. Thanks for the site and the memories!

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Orange Spouts!
by: debbie

I've been looking for these too!...Loved them as a kid & everyone I asked, couldn't help/or didn't know what I was talking about! I just placed my order! Thanks again for the info webmaster! :)

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Citra® Sipper
by: Citra Products

We are excited to announce the new website for Citra® Products where you can find the original Citra® Sipper plus much more. Still made in the USA and distributed at stores throughout the country.

Citra Products of Florida


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Looking For Them!
by: Penny

If anyone finds out where I can get several I would appreciate it. We had them when I was growing up, and Nobody knows what I am talking about. They would make great novelty gifts!

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I Should Read The Comments First!
by: Penny

After I posted my comment looking for these, I then found the comment about where to buy them. Thank you! I will be ordering a dozen.

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OJ Squeaters
by: Kim

I just ran across two of these yesterday in a box of old kitchen gadgets being thrown out...(sad) ...of a house I drove by. Never heard of them or saw them before and I am 53. Imagine my delight when I found this page and all these comments. I can't wait to show my 4 year old granddaughter these treasures. I am so happy I saved these treasures from the dumpster!

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