Friday, February 06, 2009

Win Welch's Aquajuice

I recently had the opportunity to try out Welch's Aquajuice (and even better, I can offer one of you the opportunity to win a bottle so that you can try it, too!).

It's been common knowledge for a long time that drinking too much juice is not good for children. The extra calories hinder their appetites and/or can cause weight gain. Welch's set out to create a product that kids like, but has fewer calories.

An 8 ounce serving still has one serving of fruit, no added sugar, but only 80 calories. It also has 20% of their vitamin C recommendation.

Now you might say (as I did), "Can't I just water down my kids' juice myself?" That is what I generally do, but now Kyle is on to me, and if he sees me put a bit of water into his cup before I pour the juice, my previous MO, he complains. Also, my husband doesn't really know this "trick," nor do other caregivers, so having it pre-mixed solves all of those problems.

We received the apple juice, and it was surprisingly good -- not overly watery. Neither I nor my children are huge apple juice fans, so I think that we would prefer the fruit punch flavor, but the end goal is achieved -- sweet juice that kids like and which contains fewer calories than regular juice. Kyle likes the taste, and didn't complain at all.

(FYI, at first they accidentally sent me Welch's Light mixed berry flavor which is sweetened with Splenda and has only 50 calories. I wasn't sure what I would think about that, but the kids and I loved it).

If you'd like to win, leave a comment here, and make sure I have a way to reach you (via blog or email). I will draw a winner on lucky Friday 13th. In the meantime while supplies last, you can also print a buy one get one free coupon.

Edited 2/13: The winner is #5 Francine!


Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

I've been wanting to try this for awhile - they sound like such a great concept!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I rarely buy juice any more. Partly because of the nutritional value/ sugar content and partly because it's so expensive! Especially when you buy enough for 5 people! But I have to say Welch's is my favorite brand for grape juice. It's the gold standard.

Funny quick story. At our previous church my hubby was a deacon. He was told to only buy Welch's grape juice for communion (the deacons took turns supplying the juice and were reimbursed by the church). My hubby took this serious and ONLY bought Welch's. One Sunday we all drink the juice and I thought - hmm... someone went with the cheap stuff. About the same time I hear whispered behind me "it's not Welch's." I almost laughed out loud. During the Lord's Supper! I wonder how many Baptists believe Jesus blessed Welch's grape juice and not wine? :)

Katrina said...

Oh, sounds good! Camden never liked juice when he was little, but Logan asks for it regularly. I try to make it mostly water, but would love to try this stuff to see how it compares.

Martha said...

We are finally cutting back on Michael's juice consumption (since he is 11!) but we would love to try this. I always watered down the juice too and if they complained, I said no juice! Such a meenie.

Francine said...

I have been wanting to try this and my daughter loves juice so it would be nice to have this alternative.

Lee said...

Ok, I am going to try to win the juice! Count me in.

amweeks said...

I have always loved Welch's...they are a quality I would imagine this is great! And my children would probably like it even better than sticky, sweet juice. I hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!