A few weeks ago, I send my friend Pam to connect with our friends at Capri Sun and we found out a lot of amazing facts about the company and the product. This week I decided to take a closer look at the inside.
I’ve always been a big fan of Capri Sun, the foil drink pack that generated in my home country Germany, back in the 60’s and has made it’s way to the US in the 80’s. What I really didn’t know until now and I’m a little embarrassed to say that. How different Capri Sun is from the other drink pack companies.
We all know what fruit punch looks like in a bottle or from other companies, but have you ever opened a Capri Sun drink pack to actually see what the juice looks like? Until I saw the clear bottom pouch, the new invention from Capri Sun, so you can see all the goodness inside and eliminate any guessing about prior rumors of mold, dirt or whatnot. The new pouch will keep you in the clear and that’s when I saw the inside of a Capri Sun juice for the very first time. Be honest, how often do you open a drink pack to take a look at the actual juice?? Yep.. thought so. I couldn’t believe when I saw the Fruit Punch flavor that it wasn’t bright red like I’m used to. I was surprised that the flavor was light not sweet at all.
I quickly grabbed a few of the other drink pouches that have yet to receive the makeover with the new Clear Bottom Pouch to see what they looked like and WOW.. is all I can say. I opened the Roaring waters and it was clear…. completely clear!! Did you guess that? I would have thought there would be maybe a slight discoloring, NOPE.. clear!! The grape juice wasn’t any different it wasn’t that fake bright purple that we are all used to from other drink juices. I just had to share this, I was sooo amazed and excited at the same time that I made a decision right then and there, not only because I already loved the company, but this is the drink for my family from now on.
Capri Sun makes it super easy to please everyone in your family. Capri Sun comes in many flavors and different varieties including Capri Sun Original, Roarin’ Waters Flavored Water Beverage, Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink and 100% Juice. My favorite will always be the Capri Sun Original Orange, the one that started it all. Always brings back childhood memories and I’m so glad that I can relay the same memories with my kids now and create new memories along the way.
Another Fun Fact… Did you know
One thing that I really like about the brand is that they care about the environment and found a unique way to recycle and repurpose the pouches. Pouches can be sent to a company called TerraCycle who turns the pouches into useful products like lunch totes and bags.
Your school can sign up for this special program and collect Capri Sun packages from students. The school then sends them in using a pre-paid envelope. In turn the school will get money for the pouches that they submit. Not only does the school make money, it keeps the pouches out of landfills and it teaches students about recycling. You can learn more about the program here – Earn cash for your school or organization.
Are you a Capri Sun fan, too? What is your favorite flavor?
For more information, be sure to visit Capri Sun on the Web and friend them on Facebook to keep up with all the fun and new product innovations they have to offer. Also, did you know that Capri Sun listens to us Moms? So talk away, you never know if your idea makes a big change. I for one will put a little worm in their ear about the Freeze Pops that Capri Sun sells in Germany, I think they would be such a big hit in the US, don’t you think? I just love the idea to take Capri Sun from the freezer and get a cool refreshing simple goodness that I don’t have to worry about when the kids grab an extra one here and there.
My Friend Pam created a few fun Capri Sun Bags for use while she was in New York touring the Capri Sun plant, be sure to head over and visit her post and take a look at a few of the fun bags she made… LOVE it and what a fun idea.. you can make them, too.
Capri Sun provided travel expenses to New York for the event that we are writing about. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.
Capri Sun Original: This product 16g sugars; leading regular juice drinks 22g sugars per 6 fl oz serving.
Capri Sun Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink: Each pouch provides ½ cup fruit and vegetable juice, which is one combined serving of fruits and vegetables according to the U.S Dietary Guidelines (3/4 from fruit juice and ¼ from vegetable juice). Be sure to make most of your fruits and vegetables whole fruits and vegetables.
Capri Sun 100% Juice: Each pouch provides ¾ cup fruit juice, which is 1 ½ servings of fruit according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. As part of a well-balanced diet, eat a variety of fruit every day and be sure to make most of your fruits whole fruit.