Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Fun in the Sun with Capri-Sun. It Goes Everywhere we Do!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Capri-Sun. All text, photos, videos and opinions are mine alone.
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I remember Capri-Sun from when I was little, and I am glad it's still around for Aaron to enjoy.

Regular readers will know I avoid aspartame, so clearly Capri-Sun doesn't contain any nasties, else I would not be writing this post.

We have chairs for our garden and a swing for Aaron, but getting out a picnic rug the other day, gave the garden a whole other dimension, and Aaron couldn't get enough of it.

So Sunday for the first time in years, there was only one thing for it, I tried some yoga :-) Out on the rug, in the great outdoors.

After that we headed to Asda to stock up on Capri-Sun and I was amazed. The selection has grown. We had a few to choose from.
fruit juice and spring water Capri-Sun Fruit Crush
When I say a few to choose from, I don't mean the 3 flavours above (which can be found here: Capri-Sun Fruit Crush), I mean that the whole range "Fruit Crush" is new to me, and is in addition to the traditional Capri-Sun and incidentally even the traditional one now comes in a range of flavours

Fruit Crush pictured above is their healthier range which is 75% fruit and 25% spring water and forms 1 of your 5 a day. So healthy that whereas the normal Capri-Sun is currently (at Asda) a pack of 10 for two pounds (I know, bargain right?!??!) these ones are a pack of 5 for two pounds, but well worth it. So if you have a little one, who normally drinks water and you don't want to give them a sugar rush, then this is just the ticket for you.

Whilst doing our Asda "shoppertunity" I could not help but notice the tents on display in the foyer on the way in, so ended up buying this!
Asda Pop Up Tent perfect for a 4 Year Old's Puppet Show
We were in and out to the play pop-up tent all evening Sunday, after the food shopping - what a glorious evening it was too.

At one point Aaron said "take your places" and I said "Is that a stage?". He seemed shocked but yes "yes"! So I said: "Do you want to do a puppet show?". He'd recently seen one in the Zoo so readily agreed.

I did one, but Daddy was inside so it was not recorded (shame, as it was GREAT if I do say so myself), but I recorded three of Aaron's attempts. We'd all just consumed a 10 inch pizza that was only 3.70 pounds in Asda, but I fancied something sweet, so I set myself up, theatre style with a drink and a snack on my rug. The trumpet is how he wanted me to announce the start of the show LOL! So his performance started with a toot toot rather than a drum roll.
For those hot summer days Capri-Sun is perfect
So I had the above Capri-Sun during the show, on my rug. Aaron had his when he went inside for some hydration. The little Puppeteer needed a drink:
My Aaron drinking his Capri-Sun - Thirsty Work
So, all you want to see is the video right. Let me shut up and show you. It's only taken 3 hours to upload and edit:

So, after him expending all his energy in the garden, he wanted to veg in front of the TV for a bit. Who was I to argue? :-)

So, now that I knew the "secret" to having a great day in our garden, I decided to read the book. I read it years ago, but know very well I need a refresher. It went very well with a Summer's evening cup of tea, in my favourite chipped mug:
Mum relaxing in the sun after a long day. Reading the Secret.
After this glorious sunny day, we woke up to rain on Monday, so decided to head off to soft play.

That would mean four pounds on buses and seven pounds on entrance, so I wasn't about to add the cost of drinks to that. I know Aaron gets VERY thirsty at soft play as he runs around so much so I packed THREE.  He drunk two whilst there and the third on the way home on the bus - well done Mummy. Bit of frugality always pays off :-)
Capri-sun three of them in the bag for soft play
There was a birthday party at the soft play and Aaron adored meeting the Pirate Bear albeit very briefly:
Meeting the Pirate Teddy
He normally does all of the difficult climbing as good as any 5 or 6 year old, but Monday he seemed to gravitate to the baby area. I loved it when he made this path:
Creatively making a path at soft play
No matter how carried away he gets playing, he always comes over to my table for drinks and snacks. Don't ever have to worry about his hydration as he knows himself when he's thirsty:
Multi-pack of Capri-Sun cheap way of hydrating on a day out
Tuesday night I started making dinner in good time (whilst Aaron was at nursery as he comes home ravenous). As I made the bolognese it dawned on me that he would go mental about the tomato lumps and pieces of onion, so I tipped the whole lot, once the mince was fully browned, into my Vitamix.
Capri-Sun to wash down dinner and an empty plate

This is how I did it, and if you watch till the final slide you will see that he washed it down with Capri-Sun. An adult portion and he asked for seconds.


SPAG BOL without the lumps!

See our Capri-Sun has been keeping us hydrated inside and out; outdoors and indoors!

This post was a very enjoyable collaboration with #CollectiveBias

40 comments:

  1. It's so weird - I bought a Capri-Sun the other day from the garage - for me! I love that this iconic drink (in my mind) is still around, and I am loving the new flavours. We love freezing these and then chopping the top off to have an ice-cold slushie to eat with a spoon!

    You've had lots of fun in the garden - loving the puppet show! xx

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    1. Well we bought 3 boxes. 1 box of 5 Fruit Crush, long since finished and 2 x boxes of 10 in each of the traditional Capri-Sun. A few of them are going in the freezer RIGHT NOW as I LOVE this idea. Thank you for sharing Mrs.
      Liska xxxx

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  2. We avoid drinks in pouches because the kids tend to spill them everywhere. They are very good value. Michelle's idea of freezing them is a great alternative.

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    1. Oh, Aaron has never done this. Are they younger? He's 4. xx

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  3. Aaah we love a good puppet show here too, Capri Sun are lovely but we didn't see the Fruit Crush ones so I'll have to hunt those out next time we are at the supermarket!

    Thanks for taking the time to read my post too x

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    1. If your supermarket is anything like mine they are on a different bay. Fruit Crush had a whole shelf at eye level with other brands above and below, and the normal traditional capri-sun was on the metre to the left, again taking up an eye level shelf. Had I not passed the former before the latter I may never have discovered them x

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  4. We bought fruit crush ones and loved these. We freeze them too for lunch boxes

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    1. Eeeek lunch boxes.... Aaron starts school this September :-( x

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  5. I'm glad they are adding print water - I do worry about all the sugar (fruit sugar is still sugar) in kids' drinks. It's my big success this year that all mine are drinking water now!

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    1. Aaron lately drinks water quite often, which I am pleased about. The Fruit Crush has a lovely mild taste. For days out or in the garden I'd really recommend it x

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  6. Freezing them is such a good idea x

    http://www.youbabymemummy.com

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    1. That reminds me I haven't popped a couple in the freezer yet. REALLY need to do that x

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  7. Sounds like you had a lot of fun! And that your son enjoyed the juice!

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  8. I love these for when we're out on picnics etc.

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    1. The portability and lightness of them really is a thing! And that they can act as an icepack for the rest of your picnic x

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  9. I've never liked these I'm afraid, they remind me too much of my own packed lunches when I was young.

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    1. If you want to move away from the taste of your childhood try the NEW ones. The Fruit Crush ones. They really are lovely and your two will probably love them. Give them GOOD pack lunch memories :-) xx

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  10. I used to love Capri sun. Then there was rumours going around about mould being found in them..and since then have been paranoid!

    Looks like a fun puppet show

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    1. I never ever heard those rumours. I doubt very much that is still the case. x

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  11. I love capri suns but I always want them to do larger sizes as I always end up drinking them straight away! lol

    JustJulie | Beauty Blog

    x

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    1. But you know they DO a larger one right? The ones you see in Newsagents that has a screw cap lid.
      I think the ones I featured are 200 ml and those are 330 ml
      Will just look it up right now. Yep here they are with a lid.
      I have drunk them a fair few times:
      http://www.capri-sun.co.uk/our-drinks/330ml-juice

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  12. We love Capri sun here but I hadn't heard of their new range of flavours so thanks for pointing them out! Looks like you've had lots of fun! xx

    Jess
    http://owlcrazymummy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yep the new range is awesome. Slightly dearer but worth it I think x

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  13. Like the look of the new packs. I'd avoid normal capri sun because of the sugar, but I like that there's more of these healthier drinks for children.

    Love the puppet show (and I reckon I need to get down to an Asda to try and get a tent)

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    1. Yes, we LOVE the tent :-) thanks about the puppet show :-) x

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  14. We adore Capri Sun, we always find it refreshing and its great that they have bought out a new range of flavours. Great review, thanks.

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    1. I didn't even know that they had until I did this shoppertunity x

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  15. We love the orange, but have yet to try out the new Capri flavours.

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  16. Mmmm....have always loved Capri Sun. So scummy and perfect for popping on your bag. Looks like you guys had some great adventures :-)
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

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    1. Was a beautiful Sunday indeed or should I say SUN-day x

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  17. We're fans too but didn't know about their new ones. Thanks for sharing :) X

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    1. Yep they're great and hey thanks for visiting x

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  18. Can't go wrong with Capri-Sun. I loved them as a kid too, and Aaron seems to be enjoying them - bless him.

    They're fantastic when you pop them in the freezer as an ice lolly too in this heat. And wow, yep they've grown a lot since my childhood lunchbox days.

    Lisa // Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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    1. This freezer thing keeps coming up and I still haven't popped any in there. Will do it RIGHT NOW before I forget AGAIN xxx

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    2. Did you pop some in the freezer to see, or did you forget lol?

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  19. I haven't tried Capri-sun for so long but I think I might have to go out and try it now. x

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  20. I am from NZ so never knew Capri-sun as a kid. Husband on the other hand used to drink it as a kid. I always thought it was full of sugar. Maybe it is the packaging haha. Will have to try some I guess... I always water down any juice for Harvey as I am afraid of rotting his teeth. Love the video of your spag bols ;D (PS auto correct called it Slag Bold haha)

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  21. We are capri sun fans here too so I will definitely have to check these new ones out! x

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