Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Not a paid endorsement #1: Langer's Mango Nectar


So I thought I'd mix things up a little by posting some of the kitchen products that I enjoy! And no, nobody is paying me for this and I do not have any free giveaways. Look to more established blogs for that stuff.

I was telling my dad last week how Bambino was going to ring in the New Years and he asked if she was going to have any type of sparkling juice. Considering she does not drink carbonated beverages that was a no. In general, I do not keep juice in the house and the only time she gets juice is at birthday parties and boy does she love it! So I thought I'd buy her some juice for the holiday season. I mean, think about it, as adults we indulge in rich foods and alcohol, yet Bambino is still eating her usual, healthy foods.

When I went to the grocery store the other day I decided to peruse the juice aisle for something that was somewhat healthy. I love mango juice, always have since I was a child. Whenever I'd go to the Indian store with my family (This was before the age at which my brother and I would wait in the car because we did not want to be covered in the odorific scent of an accumulation of every South Asian spice and when our parents came into the car we would hold our noses shut as if we had just driven by a landfill. And now I have all of these spices in my pantry, go figure.) my parents would always buy me a small bottle of Maaza mango juice. Now that's some good stuff. You can taste the pureed mango, it's not all watered down like other so-called mango juices.

So I chose to buy Bambino mango juice and in the past I've had the delight of trying Kern's mango nectar, which is pretty good, but as soon as I walked down the aisle I saw Langer's. Apparently it has no high fructose corn syrup! It does have sugar and also real mango puree, thus the rich flavor of mangoes!

Yesterday I decided to treat Bambino with her mango juice even though it wasn't New Years Eve yet, just 'cause. I took a sip and was highly impressed! Bambino sure was impressed as well, she down her half glass before I finished my sip! (Ok, maybe a tad bit of an exaggeration.)

So for a treat that's a tad more on the healthier side, it gets a thumbs up from me!

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