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The Right Cup

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Two Jews, Sid and Al, were sitting in a Chinese restaurant. “Sid,” asked Al, “are there any Jews in China?”  “I don’t know,” Sid replied. “Why don’t we ask the waiter?”  When the oriental waiter came by, Al asked him, “Are there any Chinese Jews?”  “I don’t know sir, let me ask,” the waiter replied, and went into the kitchen. He returned in a few minutes and said, “No, sir.  No Chinese Jews.”  “Are you sure?” Al asked.  “I will check again, sir.” the oriental waiter replied and went back to the kitchen.  While he was still gone, Sid said to Al, “I cannot believe there are no Jews in China. Our people are scattered everywhere.” When the waiter returned he said, “Sir, no Chinese Jews.”  “Are you really sure?” Al asked again. “I just can’t believe there are no Chinese Jews.”  “Sir, I ask everyone,” the exasperated waiter replied. “We have orange Jews, prune Jews, tomato Jews and grape Jews, but no one ever hear of Chinese Jews!”

Isaac Lavi runs a company in Israel that specializes in producing scents for just about anything.  Then at the young age of thirty, he was diagnosed with diabetes.  Isaac was informed he’d now have to give up his beloved sugar-laden fruit juices for plain, ordinary drinking water.  But  the businessman soon grew weary of consuming eight glasses of tasteless H2O each and every day.  So the innovative-entrepreneur began working with food scientists, flavourists, and plastic engineers to come up with a way to get his fruit juice high while keeping his glucose count low.  The result was The Right Cup, a glass advertised as one that will forever change the way we drink water.

Here’s how it works.  The overall flavour experience is the result of the combination between taste (tongue) and scent (nose), with the latter accounting for 80% of the process.  (This is why when your nostrils are stuffed, you can hardly taste any flavours.)  So using natural aromatic fruit flavours and technology to safely insert them into a totally recyclable plastic cup, the unique design positions the nose right over the opening enabling your nostrils to fully pick up the aroma from the cup, while the tongue flirts with just a hint of the sweet taste – all resulting in making your brain believe you are really drinking delicious sweet juice when all the time it’s just natural healthy water.  It took years to develop and the cups currently come in these fruit flavours: apple, mixed berry, peach, and orange (which are not coated on but put within the material itself).  And the number one question after blindfolded children, youth, and adults are served water in the cup is? “Can I have more of that juice!” Also, they’ve furthered discovered that the more the cup is used, the greater the flavour enjoyment as the tongue is freed of sugary additives and the brain adjusts to expect the same.  The cup’s flavour lasts at least six months (or longer depending on amount of use).  As well, researchers are finding sample households reporting savings in both calories and money.  The cups themselves will begin being manufactured in Israel in April and will eventually be sold around the world.

So, diabetic Isaac Lavi is back drinking his eight glasses of water daily and getting his fruit juice high; all at the same time without it raising his glucose count.

The bottom line?  2,000 years ago, Jesus turned water into wine.  2,000 years later, another Jew is turning wine into water.  And in each case both are  fulfilling God’s promise that He’d make Israel a blessing to the world.