My daughter, Noa has sweet tooth. She surely got it from me since her Dad doesn’t like sweet foods that much. But since our daughter is still young, I am always reminded by my husband and our daughter’s pediatrician to watch over her sugar intake.
On the other hand, I also believe that tasting cakes, candies, chocolates and even ice cream is a part of any happy childhood, don’t you think? I don’t want to deprive her of such happiness that I myself experienced growing up, but of course, with parental supervision, and in moderation. I don’t want to raise a sugar junkie.
photo courtesy of Spongebob Goody Gulp
Every once in a while, I allow Noa to have some cheat days. I’m a fan of strawberry milk drinks so every time I visit the supermarket, I couldn’t resist putting a tetra pack of my favorite 1-liter of it in my shopping cart. I haven’t tried anything similar aside from my usual popular brand yet so I have no idea how the others taste like.
I first saw the Goody Gulp Strawberry Milk Drink for sale at Slice Cafe in Bonifacio High Street when I met with a friend. I’ve been wanting to get some even before, so during one trip to the supermarket, I looked around Puregold Q.Plaza so I can buy a pack or two of the strawberry-flavored one for my daughter to try at home. Thank God because Ms. Tina Guina of Goody Gulp sent over some samples for us to try. Thanks, Tina! 🙂
I tasted the Goody Gulp Strawberry Milk Drink first before giving it to my daughter. Being a strawberry milk drinker myself, I was surprised because its sweetest is one level lower from the brand I usually buy. This is a good sign for me as a mom because I don’t want my daughter to get used to the high sweetness level of our usual flavored fresh milk brand.
To those who are asking, I checked the label of this small tetra pack of Goody Gulp’s Strawberry Milk Drink and it says 18 grams. I tried doing my own research as to how many grams of sugar is acceptable for kids of various ages and here’s what Livestrong.com said about it.:
“For preschool children eating a 1,200- to 1,400-calorie diet, this translates into about 16.7 g per day. Children ages 4 to 8 should consume less sugar—about 12.5 g per day, because they have greater nutritional needs and have fewer discretionary calories in their daily diets. Pre-teen and teenagers should limit their intake to between 21 and 33 g of sugar per day.”
I think Goody Gulp’s sugar content is not very bad at all since the difference is only about 2 grams and my daughter does not drink it everyday. I am not that strict and overly concerned about this 2-gram ruling since Goody Gulp also has other vitamins and minerals like Calcium, Vitamins B, D and Iron.
As for the question, “Will you buy the Goody Gulp Strawberry Milk Drink the next time you visit the supermarket?” My answer is Yes! Like what I’ve told you, I personally like it because it’s not too sweet compared to my usual strawberry milk brand.
This is my take as a mom and I know you also have something to share once you’ve tried the Goody Gulp Strawberry Milk Drink for yourself. For this reason, I’m giving away a gift pack to one lucky Moomy Muser so you can experience being “happily healthy” this summer 2013!
This giveaway is open to all as long as you have a valid Philippine and courier-accessible address. I will be sending you an email to notify you in case you win. Please give me 24-48 hours before I announce the winner since I still need to validate the entries.
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