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It is as simple as our tagline. We press. You pour. Twisted Alchemy® provides the Hospitality Industry a true craft solution never before offered: hand-squeezed fresh, cold-pressed juice designed specifically for the Industry. If you are squeezing in-house, you are incurring labor costs, food safety liability, waste and varying prices—all of which Twisted Alchemy eliminates. You either choose shelf stable mixers that can sit on a shelf for who-knows-how long and sends your customers out the door with stomach pain. OR it’s the challenge behind managing and making fresh bar mixers in-house. Seasonal fruit variation, various skill and effort from staff, balance, consistency issues…the list goes on.
High Pressure Processing is a cold pasteurization technique which consists of subjecting food, previously sealed in flexible and water-resistant packaging, to a high level of hydrostatic pressure (pressure transmitted by water) up to 600 MPa / 87,000 psi for a few seconds to a few minutes. To learn more about the HPP process, read this. You can also watch this video.
HPP is an external process. The raw, final product remains untouched.
Picture this: After the juice is bottled, the bottles are placed into a pressure chamber filled with cool water for approximately 60 to 120 seconds, where they are subjected to elevated pressures (the equivalent of being submerged 20 miles beneath the ocean floor) from all directions to the outside of the bottle, starving off oxygen that in turn inactivates harmful, pathogenic bacteria. without a loss of sensory of quality or nutritional value of our juices!
Other terms for traditional “heat” pasteurization you may see on labels such as “flash” or “gently pasteurized” refer to the use of thermal technology that essentially COOKS juice by exposing it to high temperatures in order to achieve microbial inactivation and, in doing so, also kills off vitamins, minerals and live enzymes. Twisted Alchemy does not and will not ever use heat pasteurization. By subjecting your favorite orange juice or kale mint celery smoothie to ultra-high pressures, pathogens, like salmonella, are given the 87,000-psi boot! Unlike thermal pasteurization that strips juice and beverages of their nutrients, enzymes, and probiotics, our pure cold-water process retains all the good stuff.
Twisted Alchemy has performed extensive independent research and outside testing in order to verify the effects of HPP on our juice. The comparative analysis of our juice before and after HPP validated that juices retained vitamins and kept enzymes intact.
-Due to the use of cold-pressed/HPP technology, our juices will occasionally face some natural coagulation that is caused by the extreme pressure that the juice is placed under during the process. The juice is perfectly fresh and delicious; when and if this happens, we’ve found that all the pulp can be dispersed with a simple agitation step.
-The solution is to vigorously agitate the juice using a blender, food processor or handheld immersion blender for about 60 seconds until extra pulp or solids break down. Doing this will result in a perfect, beautiful fresh juice for your cocktails.
Because our juice is made strictly from fruit, and nothing but, at times the color of the juice may vary due to the natural variety in color between different crops of grapefruits, oranges, etc. For instance, grapefruit juice made from ruby red grapefruits may appear slightly “redder.” We still control to ensure a consistent brix and pH level in each bottle, so while you may notice a slight difference in color, we hold the flavor to the same high standard from bottle to bottle.
We believe that fresh always delivers, so Twisted Alchemy is disrupting the supply chain and offers a Direct Ship option. We press. We ship. You pour. From our press to your bar. We ship anywhere in the Continental U.S and use FedEx as our carrier of choice.
Due to the perishability of our product, we only ship Monday and Tuesday, generally. No deliveries on Saturday or Sunday. To receive same week delivery, orders must be placed by 12:00 PM CST on Monday or Tuesday. For example, if an order is received on Friday, then this order will ship on Monday. For example, we ship from Milwaukee, so an order placed from Chicago on Monday before 12:00 PM CST should be delivered to Chicago on Tuesday.
Twisted Alchemy is shipped with a 100% recyclable liner and reusable, non-sweat gel packs to keep your juice deliciously cold and fresh. Our environmentally friendly coolers are packed with enough ice for 3 days of refrigeration. As summer heats up, we keep things cool and add the right amount of dry ice to each shipment. And always, we highly recommend refrigeration upon receipt.
Our cold pressed citrus juices are filled inside a clear 750ml polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle (recyclable) and have 28mm tamper evident caps. The ergonomic neck is easy to handle and will handle a 28 mm speed pour.
Because of the high pressure environment that our bottles are put under, we must use a rigid-enough material. 87,000 PSI of pressure precludes us from using glass, aluminum or paper, so we must currently use plastics. We have chosen PET plastic for his beneficial environmental and performance qualities. Here is more information.