Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Return of Soda Milk?

When I was growing up, I went through a few phases where I didn't want to drink ANYTHING but soda ("pop" to you midwesterners). My parents were understandably upset about this, since they wanted me drinking healthy juices and milk so that my little body didn't wither away for lack of vitamins and calcium. Rather than set up a direct battle of wills - my family is renowned for our stubbornness - Mom came up with a novel plan of attack. She invented "soda milk", a drink made from lots of milk and just a little bit of cola or root beer. It gave the milk a slightly sweet and fizzy texture, but made sure that most of what I was getting was the healthy stuff. Brilliant!

It now appears that Coca Cola's industrial espionage people have been listening in on my childhood stories, as they have now released Vio, a fizzy milk alternative drink. With no artificial flavors or sweeteners, it might not even be too bad for you. Although, I think I'll stick to the real stuff - juice and milk - now that I am a grown-up.

4 comments:

shadowmom1 said...

I WAS ahead of my time!

Ron said...

Alleged grownup.

Nomad said...

Well, you must admit I have grown UP in that I am taller in the vertical direction than when we were kids. The jury is truly out on whether growing UP necessarily implies maturity. ;-)

quizwedge said...

"Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional" - Chili Davis

Too bad ShadowMom didn't file a patent on soda milk. :-/