My kids are not soda drinkers. They’re barely juice drinkers. In our house, it’s a lucky day when you get orange juice for breakfast. We’re strictly water and milk.
So when WAT-AAH contacted me to send samples for review at Mommies with Style, I wasn’t sure about it. The purpose of WAT-AAH is to give children a hip and healthy alternative to soda and juices. It doesn’t have coloring, artificial flavors, or sugars—actually, it’s completely pure.
Of course, pure is what I already give to my kids.
Still, we tested it, and you’ll find a thorough review from last week on Mommies with Style.
But I have to mention my kids’ reaction because Just Precious, afterall, is my reaction page. They were so into the idea that they were drinking a drink that gave them energy or healthy bones. It led to a great talk about vitamins and minerals that are good for you (which, of course, jumps right onto my latest soapbox, right?) But it also brought up a bit of a concern for me and the Huz.
Big brought his WAT-AAH bottle with him to his basketball game on Saturday. As usual, he was high-energy-all-over-the-court-in-your-face. That was the constant. The change in our “review testing experiment” was that he was drinking WAT-AAH Energy. Of course, he liked it. It’s water with oxygen, for heaven’s sake. It was refreshing and tasted fresh (yes, I tasted it, too.)
At dinner after the game, he was telling us about his favorite play, the one where he “jumped really high, missed the ball, but then it landed right in my hands! And I took off down the court, and no one could catch me. And it was because I had super energy because I was drinking my WAT-AAH Energy drink.”
Hmmm… is this really what I want my guy thinking? That a drink that contains only pure water and oxygen is what makes him super speedy and full of energy? Shouldn’t he be taught that we don’t need substance to make ourselves who we already are or can be?
I’m all for teaching kids that there are ways to help us to better our bodies. (Again, let’s look at my Let’s Talk About Food agenda, shall we?) But do we want them to think they need to rely on supplements at such a young age?
All points being equal, WAT-AAH is truly brilliant, from their clever story to their fantastic packaging and a taste that just yells, well, WAT-AAH.