This week when I had some downtime, I flipped on Toddlers & Tiaras. Let me be clear that pageants in no way bother me, but the families they put on this show are pretty much as bad as Big Brother 15 this year… a hot mess.
And while pixie stick overloads and tantrums are the norm, seeing a mother feed her daughter what she called “Tinker Tea” on a daily basis all while justifying that she “doesn’t feed her juice so its the same thing” just blew my mind.
So in the interest of science and household journalism I decided to try out Tinker Tea to see what kind of monstrosity she was defending.
- Mountain Dew
- Sweet Tea
- Pixie Stix
Now she doesn’t give us the actual measurements but did refer to it being a “dark green” color. I tried it with more sweet tea and it turned brown, so my best guess is she is using a green pixie stick to make it darker and in our case, we bought pink/purple/orange ones.
Here is what we did
1) 3/4ths of the glass filled with Mountain Dew, the most potent soda known to man
2) 1 tablespoon of Milos Sweet Tea (sidenote: I cannot believe I wasted my tea on this crap)
3) One Giant Pixie Stick in any flavor you feel like hopping your kid up on
5) Pour into your child’s glass and serve to them…this works best if they are under the age of 3.
Charlotte and I did test a bit out with a spoon (she didn’t actually drink it because I do not allow her soda at all) and it was….sharp. That is the best way to describe it.
I am flabbergasted that this mom feeds this concoction to her 2 year old.
The best part of this all? This mom is now working to MARKET “Tinker Tea” as an “Energy Drink” for kids.
You know, just in case their daily tantrums and bouncing off the walls attitude isn’t enough for you.
Would you buy “Tinker Tea” for your child if offered?