Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Watered Down

I am a chronic juice waterer-downer. R doesn't mind and G doesn't get juice frequently enough to notice, so every morning when R requests juice, I top off the glass with half water.

I think this product is marketing at its finest:

I buy the Mott's for Tots Juice Boxes, but the other day when I reached for a bottle of Mott's for Tots juice, it hit me...why not make my own?

So instead of buying the M4T juice bottle, I now use these:

Pour half of the concentrate (cost $1.25) in an empty juice container (cost=$0.00) and mix with water to fill it about 3/4 full. Give it a good shake and voila, homemade "juice," at a fraction of the cost of the M4T.

I like the Old Orchard brand of juice because the lid is resealable, so you can freeze the remaining half of juice concentrate for your next batch of juice.



Live.Love.Eat said...

I am with you all the way on this. My son hardly ever drinks juice, has never sipped on a soda ever and I think making your own is def the way to go!!!!!!!

emstitt said...

Julia is still under the impression that the way you "make" juice is to add half water to it. :) I'm going to keep this up for as long as possible!

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh great idea!!! Thanks for sharing it! I love a good savings.



Slacker Mama said...

That's a great idea. I've never bought juice concentrate, but we don't do much juice around here.

However, I would just use a regular pitcher or other vessel for the juice. I know that there has been talk about reusing the plastic water bottles and how it's not so great because they aren't supposed to be reused ... I would imagine the same could be said for the bottle.

emstitt said...

Actually, Slacker Mama is right. Plastics with a 1 or 2 should not be reused. Use a cute pitcher!!