Orange Drinking Spouts

by Carolyn
(Virginia Beach, USA)

Citra Sipper® Juicer

Citra Sipper® Juicer

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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Mar 27, 2009
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.

Apr 15, 2009
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.


Apr 15, 2009
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 for just $4.39 for a 4-pack!

Citra Sipper

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


Don (Webmaster)

May 19, 2009
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.

Sep 08, 2009
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.

Nov 17, 2009
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!

Jan 16, 2010
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!!

Feb 21, 2010
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.

Feb 25, 2010
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.

Mar 26, 2010
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 And especially glad that I found this site and a place to order 'em.



May 11, 2010
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.

Jul 31, 2010
by: Anonymous

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

Aug 06, 2010
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.

Aug 16, 2010
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!

Sep 14, 2010
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!

Sep 23, 2010
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!

Oct 09, 2010
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

Nov 09, 2010
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!

Mar 02, 2011
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.

May 28, 2011
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.

Jun 07, 2011
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 for 99 cents each, plus shipping.

Sep 28, 2011
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.

Dec 28, 2011
Drinking Spouts



Jan 18, 2012
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!

Jan 11, 2013
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! :)

Dec 23, 2013
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!

Dec 23, 2013
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.

Nov 08, 2014
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!

Mar 01, 2018
by: Anonymous

I just found your website and ordered 2 doz. I remember these in the 50s on Florida trips, but no one knows about them now...but they will! Thanks much.

Jan 31, 2019
On a Quest for the Original Version
by: Anonymous

I have been looking for these too! I bought the ones from the picture above, but they are a really poor substitute for the original ones. Does anyone know where to find any of the original ones?

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