Thank you CAPRI SUN for sponsoring this post. You can find CAPRI SUN’s four new All Natural Ingredient and No Sugar Added drinks for lunchbox at most grocery retailers nationwide, including local grocery stores, mass merchandisers and club stores.
I find myself always falling victim to thinking I know exactly what the next stage of parenting will look and feel like, then I get completely surprised but how much I didn’t know or wasn’t prepared for. In the transition to ‘mom of elementary schooler’ I was totally unprepared for packing lunches! I don’t have a 9-5 where I need to pack food for myself so my lunch packing game was definitely under par. I quickly did what any mom would do and turned to a friend whose kids are a few years older than mine and tried to shorten my learning curve.
My girlfriend filled my virtual shopping cart with all the essentials to survive five days a week of lunch packing. The right size lunch bag to fit a bento box and a drink, the right size coolers to let it still close and fit a drink. When she grabbed a CAPRI SUN from her cupboard to show me that unlike juice boxes, it does fit; I was filled with all kinds of nostalgia. I can’t remember a youth soccer game where we didn’t celebrate an under 6’s win with an orange slice and CAPRI SUN.
Truth be told, I hadn’t given my kids CAPRI SUN because I thought it was the same all these years. Turns out, I was totally wrong. Four new CAPRI SUN varieties are now made with All Natural ingredients, no added sugar* and no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. These four new products from CAPRI SUN have the taste kids love, without the ingredients that parents don’t want in their kids’ drinks.
* Not a low-calorie beverage
CAPRI SUN is a brand that continues to innovate and listen to consumers and knows that parents want to feel good about what they give their kids to eat and drink. That’s the main reason CAPRI SUN created four products with All Natural Ingredients and No Added Sugar*, and why their products have never contained artificial preservatives, colors or flavors – to give parents options with ingredients that fit their preferences.
If you are like me and hadn’t checked out the latest and greatest from CAPRI SUN since the 90s, here are all the details about the All Natural Ingredient options they have for kids today:
- CAPRI SUN Organic: Certified USDA Organic fruit drink blend aimed at helping parents strike the right balance between what their kids want to drink and what parents feel good about serving.
- CAPRI SUN 100% Juice: Served in the classic CAPRI SUN pouch, 100% Juice is a refreshing juice drink offering ¾ cup of fruit juice per pouch.
- CAPRI SUN Fruit & Veggie Blends: Previously known as Super V, CAPRI SUN Fruit & Veggie Blends is packed with yummy fruit and veggie juices, giving kids the delicious fruit juice they love with the added benefits of vegetable juices with ½ cup of fruit and veggie juice per pouch.
NEW CAPRI SUN Fruit Refreshers: A convenient beverage made with a simple combination of all-natural fruit juice and filtered water that has an awesome taste kids love without the sugar that mom doesn’t want. Fruit Refreshers also have 50% less sugar than the average leading fruit juices.**
**Per 6oz, this product 10g of sugar, leading average fruit juice 20g of sugar
With a well-packed lunch, I feel good about what my kids are eating AND drinking when I’m not around. I enjoy sharing with them a brand that I remember as a kid and relaxing a little more about parenting worries. Now, on warm afternoons when we need to fill those sometimes long hours between after school and dinner; we come home grab some already frozen CAPRI SUNs from the freezer and set them on the concrete to warm up. A few laps around the backyard and they are just thawed out enough that we slice off the top, grab a spoon and scrape out their delicious goodness like a slushie. No constantly needing to buy popsicles that are far from All Natural, no filling the freezer with ice cream that I may or may not devour when my kids are asleep. Just an easy option that we always have on hand when we feel the weather warming up into a hot afternoon.
From my view on the back patio, watching the kids play in their own world and relaxing with a frozen CAPRI SUN, I feel good about the fact that they are getting a little taste of my childhood and if even only for a moment it’s more like my youth than it is different.
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