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Squeeze Every Last Ounce of CAPRI SUN Because Winter is Coming

Thank you CAPRI SUN for sponsoring this post! You can find CAPRI SUN’s four new All Natural Ingredient and No Sugar Added* drinks at most grocery retailers nationwide, including local grocery stores, mass merchandisers and club stores.

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A cautious, tired smile rests upon her face as I roll up to the curb outside of the elementary school gym. The rear passenger door opens, a purple anvil adorned with quirky buttons is heaved in first, clattering against the door on the other side of the car. A worn out 10-year-old follows. She slouches down, more pooped from a long school day than desperate to avoid being seen by the teachers on parent pick-up duty, but by the time I guide our Kia Niro into the driveway some 12 minutes later, her energy levels have been recharged like a video game characters munching on cherries.

In the time it took us to navigate our way through six traffic lights and eight turns, her science and math lessons du jour have been replaced with thoughts of phys ed on bikes and scooters, on neighborhood streets with no red lights, fast paced action on her own terms.

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Winter is coming. It happens every year ‘round this time. My little girl knows that outdoor days in her favorite tank tops are numbered so she’s eager to get outside after school, to squeeze every last ounce out of sleeveless season before sweater weather arrives, to pump her legs and reach speeds that straddle the line between danger and exhilaration. This is what 10-year-old children need to do; push themselves to the limit, test their intestinal fortitude, quench a thirst for adventure.

Kids are also going to need to quench their literal thirst and so I meet her where the walkway blends into the driveway and toss her a CAPRI SUN Orange Pineapple Tango Fruit Refreshers as she slows to a stop. With helmet still on and with beads of sweat starting to run down her temples, she pierces the cold CAPRI SUN pouch with that classic yellow straw and drinks as fiercely as she just attacked the downward incline at the top of our street.

My girl is naturally sweet and I try to make sure the drinks and foods I stock in the fridge and pantry match her style. CAPRI SUN is a cool beverage I feel good about her drinking, whether it’s in between hurried breathes on the driveway or relaxing with friends around the school lunch table, because CAPRI SUN has four drinks made with all natural ingredients, with no added sugar* and no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

The 5th-grader who was too exhausted to talk in complete sentence just 15 minutes ago is now zooming around the neighborhood, giving me a thumbs up at every pass. Soon she’ll need a break, a breath, and a drink. I’ll be ready.

She’s really into CAPRI SUN Fruit Refreshers these days, which is awesome because there’s 50% less sugar than the average leading fruit juices**, but will occasionally veer into CAPRI SUN Fruit & Veggie Blends territory, previously known as Super V and packed with yummy fruit and veggie juices. She also loves the CAPRI SUN 100% Juice which provides kids with 3⁄4 cup of fruit juice per pouch, or a CAPRI SUN Organic Strawberry Lemonade, a Certified USDA Organic fruit drink blend that pairs nicely with a Monday through Friday cheese sandwich or PB&J.

*Not a low-calorie beverage

**per 6oz, this produce 10g of sugar, leading average fruit juice 20g of sugar

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