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      09.07.2013 23:37
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      Good value strawberry milkshake

      I had been meaning to purchase some of this Crusha strawberry flavoured milkshake mix as many of my friends had complimented it and I wanted something simple and efficient to make good strawberry milkshakes with. There is no doubt that the making process is fairly easy. For a simple milkshake, all you have to do is 'mix 25ml of Crusha with 175ml of ice-cold, semi skimmed milk', following the advice from the back of the bottle exactly.

      A 500ml bottle of Crusha milkshake mix (this is enough to make around 20 servings) will cost you £1.79 from Tesco. This is not cheap compared to the range of milkshake mixes and powders available, but it is at least much more economical option than buying a strawberry flavoured milkshake from a milkshake store or even a supermarket. Besides, this does not taste too much like a cheap product and anyway, I like to have more milk in my milkshake than flavouring so I can make a bottle last longer than 20 shakes normally which I think is good value for money.

      This Crusha Strawberry Milkshake is contained in a pink plastic bottle with a black cap which can easily be screwed on and off to pour the Crusha liquid out. All around the packaging is the Crusha mascot as it were; a cartoon looking cat which does seem a little childlike to me and would probably appeal more to the younger population. At the side of the bottle, there is a metre showing approximately the number of milkshakes that can be made from the remaining mix. However, there were some issues with the packaging I found. Even despite the metre it was hard to measure out the right amount of Crusha and you could easily end up with too much Crusha in your milk especially due to the wide neck of the bottle. But these are only minor issues and do not affect the performance of the bottle in too much of a major way. Altogether, the packaging for this product is not exactly elegant, but it is not unpleasant either.

      The Crusha mix itself is a dark pink colour and it has a syrupy and sticky consistency. It is easy to pour out, but harder to measure as mentioned beforehand. The taste is quite nice, much nicer than most of the milkshake powder mixes you can find, however it is all about getting the concentration correct. The balance between the strawberry flavour and the sugar is good. With too much Crusha mix, however, the milkshake tastes slightly artificial and sickly. That is why I like to add more milk than normal to my milkshake and it still tastes good.

      Altogether, I find this Crusha Strawberry to be nice tasting and a well rounded easy to use product. Granted, it may cost a little more than the average milkshake mix, but then this is better than the average milkshake mix. There are a few flaws to the product, yes, but the positives strongly outweigh the negatives and for this reason I would recommend this product with 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

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      31.10.2012 12:13
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      Ok if you have a sweet tooth

      I am not a huge fan of strawberries at the best of time but I do like milkshake and after being co-forced into buying this variety by my two kids, I thought I would at least try at least one glass.

      I have noticed of late that the container has changed shape and got smaller, the price however has continued to increase, no great shock there though. Although I am a big fan of chocolate, I could not see a chocolate version of this so that was another reason strawberry flavour was picked.

      After opening the bottle I was hit in the face by a sickly sweet smell that understandably would appeal very much to the younger people in households. I was put off somewhat by this smell as I am not over keen on anything too sweet. After adding the recommended amount to milk and giving it a good stir, the milk changed to a pretty pink colour. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavour; it wasn't as bad as I had originally thought, although it is still far too sweet for my palette.

      Both of my children like this syrup although my son does prefer Nesquik milkshake powder. (Review coming up on that). It is quite expensive, but for the amount actually used in our household, it has lasted so long it has actually become very good value.

      This is ok of you have a sweet tooth, but I am not sure missing the powder of other brands is enough to make me buy this again.

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      10.10.2010 01:14
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      Great, refreshing milk drink

      Ok this review is coming from a nesquik girl. A litre of this cost me £2.69 from my local corner shop. As I am pregnant I thought it would be a wise idea to improve my milk intake.
      The manufactures advise that you use 25ml of crusha to 175 ml of milk. On a litre bottle that is meant to make forty servings. In all honesty I get aound twenty servings a bottle. This does make it a high calorie drink for me so I try not to have more than two a day.
      I always get worried when I see products like this that they are full of artificial colours and that is how the product gets the red colour. It does state on the bottle though that the colouring is all completely natural. This somewhat puts my mind at ease.
      The flavour is refreshing and makes a great alternative to milk and my normal run of the mill drinks like tea and coffee. It has an intense strawberry flavour. It is sweet but not sickening so. I also give it as a treat to my children but a much weaker version and they love it.

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        16.08.2010 00:50
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        good product for a treat

        Hi i am reviewing Crusha Strawberry Milkshake Mix. I bought this from Asda for £1.68. You can buy it at all the leading supermarkets for about the same price. The only reason i bought it was because i seen it advertised on tv, the advert was so hilarious i nearly fell of my chair. The advert had the most addictive song iv ever heard (i want some crusha some lovely crusha to make milkshake...)

        Packaging- Comes in a 500ml bottle which is a clear bottle. Has the logo on front with the crazy cat picture and instruction labels on the back. The milkshake is thick and syrupy. The milk shake is bright red.

        How to make- I did not follow the instructions the first time around and i was nearly sick at how sweet it tasted. I got it right on my second attempt because i followed the instructions on the bottle. The bottle suggests that you pour 25mls into a cup and add 175mls of milk. Give it a stir and the milkshake changed colour to a baby pink.

        Taste- It tasted great not to sweet, could taste the strawberry flavour well and my daughter and myself loved it. I have trouble getting my daughter to drink milk and now she enjoys it. Also have peace of mind that she will have healthy strong bones. Also comes in chocolate,banana,rasberry and lime. I have yet to try these flavours.

        Summery- Good product and will be buying again, bottle lasts for ages and is cheap to buy. Contains no artificial colours but has high sugar contents. I give it to my daughter as a treat as the high sugars would have her bouncing off the walls.

        I give this 4 dooyou stars

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          23.04.2010 13:51
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          Recommended for occasional milkshakes

          During my calcium drive recently I decided to try and add some milk drinks to my diet. Not being a particular fan of milk however caused me a bit of a dilemma so I found myself in the supermarket scanning the milkshake mix shelf. I dismissed the powder variety because I didn't want to face a powdery mess in the bottom of my glass and instead chose the Crusha strawberry liquid mix.

          I don't get on very well with milk at the best of times, my stomach isn't particularly partial to it but I do occasionally have the odd milkshake. My plan for this liquid was to use it often and indeed my partner and I have got through a few bottles recently so it's definitely making me drink more milk. I paid £1.45 for a 500ml bottle and the bottle lasts a few weeks as you only need a small amount of Crusha to make a lovely strawberry milkshake. Of course it depends how strong you like it but it's going t last even the most enthusiastic strawberry flavour fan for several drinks!

          Crusha strawberry flavour syrup has both sugar and sweetener in the form of saccharin. It has no artificial colours and the 500ml bottle makes 20 servings. Now for the bit I hadn't looked at before writing this review, the nutritional statistics are: per 25ml serving mixed with 175ml semi-skimmed milk: 119 calories, 6g protein, 17g carbohydrates of which the entire 17g sugars, 3g fat of which 2g saturates, 0.08g sodium. Initially I thought those were the statistics without the milk and couldn't believe the calories but happily they include the milk so not too bad except the amount of sugar.

          Crusha should be stored in a cool place but shouldn't be put in the fridge. It isn't suitable for vegetarians either.

          To mix this you either pour some into the glass then add the milk but in my opinion it's better to add it to the milk so you can use the colour it goes as a guide to how much you need. I always stir this in to make sure it all gets mixed but my partner doesn't bother with the stirring and it still turns out fine.

          I got a bit carried away the first few times I used this and added too much Crusha to the milk which produces an almost neon pink drink but soon realised you only needed a bit to turn the milk a nice pale pink to get the right flavour. The strawberry flavour is sweet and strong and makes a very tasty milkshake with no clumps left behind in the glass. I really like this syrup because it gives a delicious milkshake with no hassle involved however I am aware of the sugar content now I've read the back so I'd say this is not something to be drunk every day.

          Overall this is tasty, cheap and a good way to get adults and kids alike to drink milk. However be aware of how much sugar there is in it. 4 stars from me, I've deducted one for the sugar!

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            12.04.2010 15:51
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            Makes a really good milkshake!

            Over the past couple of months I have been trying to drink more milk. However, a glass of milk does get boring and this is where Crusha comes in to save the day!

            Crusha comes in a 500ml clear plastic bottle, so you can see the bright red liquid inside. The label has the face of a black cat on which helps it stand out on the shelves. A bottle of Crusha costs around £1.50, which isnt very cheap but considering the bottle informs you that you can make twenty milkshakes I think it works out to be quite economical!

            Personally I prefer this to buying a frijj or something similar. I find that alot of ready made milkshakes taste very artifical and are generally just not very nice. As Crusha now contains no artificial colours, your milkshake ends up tasting how its meant to, even though it might not be quite so brightly coloured as other milkshakes out there! Whats great about Crusha is that each milkshake can be made to suit your mood, whether you want just a hint of strawberry milk or a really strong milkshake. Be warned though that although Crusha does have a really nice strawberry taste, it is very sweet aswell!

            I think alot of people are put off by Crusha as they prefer a thick milkshake. If I ever fancy that I just add icecream aswell as milk to the mix, this makes a delicious treat! Even if you added icecream to every glass of Crusha you made, I'm sure it would work out lots cheaper than buying ready made ones, even if it is a little bit more effort!

            I love Crusha and always try to have some in my cupboard. In my house we never manage to finish off a bottle of milk before its about to go off, so this is the perfect way to use it up! If you're not a fan of strawberry milkshake then I regularly see raspberry and chocolate mix in my local supermarket though I havent tried these as I only really like strawberry milkshakes!

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              14.02.2010 13:30
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              Enjoyed by kids and old farts alike!

              Milk shakes are generally something you would associate with kids but I am here to show that they can be enjoyed by all ages, I am about 100 years too old to be classed as a kid yet I love milk shake, well some milk shakes anyway.

              I don't like the thick shakes from McDonalds but I do love the ones you make yourself using Crusha and in particular the strawberry version.

              A lot of people say this is not actually a milk shake more just flavoured milk but call it what you like it is very, very tasty and when served ice cold on a hot day it cannot be beaten.

              Crusha is a liquid flavouring for milk which works much better than the powder milkshake mix`s that you get, you need about the same amount of crusha as you would use diluting juice then instead of water that you would dilute your juice with you dilute the crusha mixture with milk and there you have your strawberry milkshake.

              A bottle of crusha costs around a pound for a 500ml bottle, it can be more expensive in some places but if you stick to the supermarkets than it will be around the pound mark.

              It comes in strawberry, raspberry, lime, chocolate and banana flavours although the chocolate is notoriously hard to find these days. If you like flavoured milk or if you have kids who do then this is the way to make it.

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                09.12.2009 14:45
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                For Me, The Best Home Milkshake On The Market. A Great Milkshake.

                Crusha is a brand of Milkshake that has been sold in the UK since the 1950's. Many independent cafes (especially at the coast) serve it in their shops & it's more common flavours like Strawberry are sold in supermarkets, although there are lots of different flavours available including Black Cherry, Pineapple & the recently re-released Lime. The common supermarket flavours are Strawberry, Raspberry & Chocolate.

                Crusha Strawberry Milkshake is a liquid syrup which you dilute with milk to get your milkshake. The bottle has 500ml of concentrate inside & to make the milkshake you are instructed to use 1 part syrup to 7 parts milk. How many servings you get will depend on the size of the glass you use. One bottle of 500ml should make around 4 litres of milkshake.

                The milkshake is easy to make. All you do is pour the Crusha into the glass then pour in the milk on top of it. You don't have to worry about leaving powder in the bottom of the glass or stirring like crazy as you would with some brands. You can even adjust the taste to suit how you like it by adding more Crusha to strengthen or more Milk to weaken.

                I think that the Milkshakes taste very nice. For starters they have their own unique flavour which is instantly recognisable to people who have had them before. The Strawberry flavour is nice & the milkshake is sweet without being too sweet (unless you use too much Crusha). It also has a nice pink flavour.

                The only downside that I find personally is that with the Crusha Fruit flavours, the milkshake doesn't go very thick. It is a little thicker than milk but to be fair not by much. The chocolate flavour gives a thicker result. If you want you can stick it in a blender with some fresh or tinned strawberries to thicken it up. You can also use it for some other things like flavouring Rice Pudding or any other milk or cream based dish.

                I would definitely recommend Crusha. For me it's the best way of making milkshakes at home & better than all the other brands. As the advert says "It tastes so great"

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                  23.11.2009 21:30
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                  Crusha Strawberry Milkshake

                  Description: Smooth strawberry milkshake mix.


                  A 500ml bottle of this milkshake mix costs around £1.50. It is supposed to make 20 servings.

                  This product comes in a clear plastic bottle with a black screw top lid. It has a pink label with the brand name on the front. You can also buy it in Chocolate, Banana and Raspberry flavours.

                  All you have to do is add the required amount of this concentrate to milk (and add ice cream if you want it to be creamy and tasty) and then mix well, to end up with a strawberry flavoured milkshake.

                  When you have made this up, it is quite a bright pink colour and smells very sweet. To be honest, the taste is a little artificial and the sweetness becomes sickly very quickly. It tastes slightly synthetic and not very natural, and I didn't really enjoy it.

                  Having said that, my niece loved it and asks for it whenever she comes round (which is great because it means the bottle will get finished!) so maybe this is more geared towards kids.

                  I don't think I will buy this again, it isn't a taste that I enjoyed, and the sweetness is too much to be enjoyable, but if you are buying this for kids, chances are they will love it. I personally will be looking for something that tastes a bit more grown up though, and recommend that you do too!

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                  15.11.2009 10:22
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                  Probably better than squash!

                  After watching Charlie and Lola a lot recently on cbeebies, my kids were fascinated with the idea of Pink Milk. Remembering Crusha from when I was a child (we even had it at school) I thought that'd be a nice treat for them, so I picked up a bottle in Tesco.

                  A 500ml bottle costs £1.59 and makes 20 servings. You can also get Chocolate, Banana and Raspberry (which looks a lot like the strawberry one so don't pick it up by accident!). The bottles are shorter and fatter than I remember and the design on the label has changed. It now sports a deranged looking cat with big eyes and a huge tongue, I'm not entirely sure why...

                  Since milkshake always used to be an occaisonal treat when I was a child I assumed that nutritionally it wouldn't be very healthy. However when comparing it to the squash I usually give the kids it actually doesn't look too bad, having around 25% less sugar per serving (and that's including the milk) depending on which flavour you chose. Obviously there's fat (milk) but a little fat is good for children and with the 6g of protein and the amount of calcium you're giving them in this I feel there are a lot less 'empty calories' than in a glass of squash. I have decided to start offering this more often to my children, though of course not before a meal as it does fill them up.

                  Tastewise this tastes pretty much like I remember (unlike the chocolate one which tastes different now), I was never particularly keen on strawberry flavoured things but this was the only milkshake we ever had at school and as it was a treat I used to drink it. It doesn't really taste anything like the fruit but it is sweet and the milk makes it creamy and that's quite a nice combination. The children like it (of course!) and if you have little ones that aren't keen on milk then this would be a great way to get them to drink it.

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                    16.09.2009 20:49
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                    I Wish I'd Tried Crusha Before Because It's Loads Better Than Nesquick

                    I didn't think I'd like this strawberry milkshake from Crusha but because my mate had already made it I didn't want to say no and I'm glad I didn't because it's a proper nice drink.

                    It's liquid milkshake flavour that you mix into cold milk and that's better than powder milkshakes I reckon because I can never get all the powder to dissolve properly and get either lumps in the bottom of my glass or bits floating on the top.

                    I thought it looked a bit pale compared to other strawberry milkshakes I've had but that's because Crusha only use natural ingredients in their drinks so the colour suffers a bit but at least you're not drinking loads of nasty chemicals.

                    You only need to use a bit to get a nice strong strawberry flavour and the taste is wicked even though it's a bit fake tasting. Actually it's very fake tasting and the milkshake is more like strawberry sweets than proper strawberries. It's lovely and sweet but not too much like a lot of milkshakes are, it doesn't taste sugary and is a proper refreshing drink especially when you use very cold milk.

                    The only thing with Crusha is because it's a thin liquid it doesn't thicken the milk up at all and that's a shame because I like milkshakes to be a bit thicker than plain milk. The flavour makes up for it though because it's dead nice and fruity with the sweet taste that I said about before.

                    If you follow the directions you'll get 20 glasses of strawberry milkshake from a bottle and that makes it brill value because it's only £1.59 a bottle in Sainsburys - I know because I brought a bottle as soon as I left my mates after having the first glass.

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                    I used to love Crusha a couple of years ago as it was a good alternative to 'Nesquik' milkshakes. However after recently buying another bottle of the stuff I noticed that they had taken away all the artificial sweetners and flavourings. Every time that this has been done to other products I always notice an improvement, unfortunately this wasn't the case with 'Crusha' as the flavour of the milkshake that I used to love has now gone and replaced with something far worse.

                    Ok, the new flavour isn't all that bad, I would choose a glss of Crusha over a glass of milk every time. But I just wish they brought the old flavour back. For the amount of sugar that milkshakes hold, surely added artificial flavourings won't make the biggest of differences.

                    I can't really comment on the flavour, I have made my judgement on the product and you will have to buy a bottle of Crusha to see if I'm right or not. I'm sure you'll prefer Nesquik though.

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                    02.07.2009 20:49
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                    I would recommend it because of its great taste and ease of use

                    I don't particularly like milk on its own. If I have cereal for breakfast, I end up leaving the half a bowl of milk behind. However, it was only when I broke my collar bone years ago and it was taking a very long time to knit together (or so it seemed), that the doctor suggested that I should get some more milk in my diet. So lo and behold, I decided that with my morning cereal/porridge, I would have a glass of crusha, thus ensuring that I was consuming a good amount of milk per day. Now, maybe it was coincidence though I doubt it, but it wasn't long after this, that the collar bone had fully healed.

                    Anyhow, since that incident years ago, I have kept to my routine of having a milkshake with my cereal every morning, and I always rely on Crusha.

                    I usually opt for the Strawberry flavouring syrup, however I have varied it on occasion to raspberry flavour as well. I also usually purchase the 'no added sugar' variety.

                    The bottle of crusha that I have holds 500ml, and costs £1.59 in Tesco, although they usually have this on offer every four or five weeks, or so I've found in my local store.

                    Although this milkshake mix has no added sugar, it does unfortunately contain sweeteners, including the controversial aspartame, which may put some off. It is also not suitable for vegetarians, according to the reverse of the bottle.

                    I have always found crusha very easy to use, and it doesn't take much to give your milk a nice strawberry flavour, without too much sweetness. According to the instructions on the bottle, to make one serving, you should add25ml of crusha to 175ml of semi skimmed milk. I find after a few tries, you generally get to know how much crusha you need for the amount of milk in the glass, and as I said, unless you particularly like sugary sweetness, it doesn't take much to create a flavoursome taste.

                    A 500ml bottle, like the one I have claims to make 20 servings, however, I know that I get far more out of this, however it does depend obviously on your own quantities drunk. Each 200ml drink contains 85 calories, and 8g of sugar, which is substantial enough.

                    All in all though, I very much like the taste of crusha in my milk, since, as I mentioned earlier, I am not a fan of milk by itself. It doesn't take much crusha to give the milk a nice taste, so I never feel too bad about the sugar content, however, I don't particularly like the fact that it contains aspartame. In saying that, I find that having crusha is the only way to make me drink enough milk on a daily basis to keep my bones strong, and that it is why I'll continue to use it. I would recommend it highly for the taste that it adds to milk, and the easiness of use. It takes seconds to make up a nice milkshake, and it does taste lovely, but for those concerned about the sweeteners in it, it is probably best avoided.

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                      20.06.2009 14:16
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                      Very nice milkshake you can make in your own home.

                      I have always been a sucker for milkshakes. I'm 19 now, so I should probably have moved on to coffee or tea by now but, when it's an option, I'll always go for a nice, cool milkshake. For a long time, I thought the McDonalds milkshakes were the jewel in the crown of the milkshake industry. They were so gorgeously thick and bone shattering cold. Perfect. But one day I decided to give Crusha a go. To be honest, I found it fairly expensive. I think it was around £1.60 for the standard 500ml bottle. Now, for the size of the bottle you're getting, £1.60 does seem a lot. But, once again, my love of the flavoured milk overpowered me and I ended up paying this extortionate price with a smile on my face.

                      I took it home and immediately tried it. I'm trying to watch what I eat/drink a bit more than I used to, so I decided to use 'The One' milk, which tastes like semi-skimmed milk but has much less fat. I added a few drops of Crusha to the milk and give it a quick stir. I must say, the smell was delicious, sweet but not too sweet (something I have grown to dislike about the McDonalds milkshake). I gave it a taste and was pleasantly surprised. It was so easy to make and it tasted great. The only possible bad point was that it is quite addictive and I gulped down one whole glass in a few seconds.

                      So, while I don't think it can quite compete with McDonalds milkshake (the ice cream gives it ther edge), it is a very good alternative you can make in your own home.

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                        While I'm on a roll with milkshakes, I thought I might as well cover all the bases. Crusha Milkshake, Strawberry flavour, is another that I've tried. We had it in the house for the grandson, and I gave it a go myself one day. It's quite cost effective at £1.59 for a 500ml bottle, as you only need to add a small bit of this to regular milk to achieve your milkshake. Also, note that Tesco have this on special offer for 80p at the moment if you're looking to try some.

                        My first impressions of this stuff were good, as I thought it was an ingenious idea. I thought it would be much nicer to have a home made milkshake made up using a liquid rather than a powder, as it would mean that it was a smooth drink without the lumps that you get from using a powder milkshake mix.

                        On tasting it I wasn't as impressed though. The trouble with using a thin liquid to add to milk to create a milkshake, is that it doesn't actually make a milkshake. It makes a very thin flavoured milk drink, which I wasn't so keen on. I thought this was a bit too thin to really taste like the ready made flavoured milks do.

                        I also thought that there was a real artificial sweetness to the strawberry flavour that left me with an unusual after taste. The grandson seems to like this a lot though, so maybe it's just not one for those of us who are used to drinking shop-bought flavoured milks? I wouldn't buy it again for me, but I'd recommend it for kids anyway.

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