In this essay, I am interested in commenting on outlets that sell juice for 5000 rupiahs on the roadside in Banda Aceh. The phenomenon of Juice 5000 can also be found in several cities in the province of Aceh. It is often called Juice 5000.
Juice 5000 is very cheap for ordinary people’s pockets, making this culinary very attractive to the public. If we drink juice at a cafe or restaurant, the price may be higher, starting from 15K to 25K rupiah. Therefore, people enjoy Juice 5000 more than drinking juice in a cafe, which is expensive, but the taste offered is not much different.
However, because the Acehnese like super sweet drinks, Juice 5000 also follows the tastes of the Acehnese. Sweetened condensed milk is poured into a glass with 7 to 19 tablespoons of sugar, even for certain fruit juices. So, if we order Juice 5000 at the roadside, we drink fruit-flavored sugar water, whatever fruit we want to be juiced up.
Sometimes the excessive sweetness makes the taste of juice disappear entirely. My children are consistently unable to finish drinking Juice 5000 because of the sweet taste offered by it.
Even when we ordered Juice 5000 so that it was not sweet, the seller kept up with his taste of adding a lot of sugar and milk, as served to other consumers. If we ask directly to reduce sugar and dairy in Juice 5000, he does not seem very happy because it will reduce the amount of Juice made in the Juice machine and other customer orders. If the fruit to be juiced is reproduced, it will reduce the income. On the other hand, if a super sweet taste is added to the blender, he can make several glasses of Juice from just one fruit.
The quality of the fruit to be juiced does not seem to be fresh fruit either. They do not order superb quality fruit because it can be obtained at a low price. Not only that, the way to make juice from one fruit is unique. One mango or avocado can make several glasses of juice.
I once ordered a Juice, saying that I asked for a Juice with one fruit and no sugar and milk in it. The seller looked at me strangely because I rarely ordered like that. I also said that later after it was finished, please give the price for the juice I ordered.