I don’t really serve them much juice because I know it’s the equivalent of giving them sugar water. Now that they are a little older I buy reduced-sugar apple juice, or all natural juice boxes for their lunches.
Last week, in an attempt to switch things up a bit, my husband picked up some Sunny Delight at the store. The kids love orange juice and he thought they would like it.
As I was standing in the kitchen looking at the list of ingredients on the juice bottle, this is the conversation that went down as my son was drinking his orange juice….
Me: Dan, this juice has corn syrup in it. So we can finish the bottle, but let’s not buy this again.
Bryce: This juice is delicious! What’s corn syrup?
Me: The syrup of corn.
Bryce: I love the syrup of corn!
Me: I’m just kidding Bryce. It’s a sweetener made from corn and it’s really bad for you.
Bryce: It’s not bad for me! It’s so good for me! I love this! I love this corn syrup juice!
Me: Well, enjoy it while it lasts because we’re not buying it again.
Bryce: We are going to buy it again! Aren’t we, daddy? Right, daddy? Right, daddy? Say yes. Say yes. Say yes.
Now he refers to Sunny Delight as corn syrup juice and everyday he asks for some. Everyday he says, “Can I have corn syrup juice? Corn syrup is so good for my body and you need to get me some more. It’s good. It’s soooooo good. I love corn! I will eat if for dinner if you put some syrup on it.”
Yeah, we are never buying this again. Sorry, Sunny D.