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!