I used to live on Hi-C.
Like, growing up, I'm quite positive it coursed through my veins.
But let's talk about what was in our childhood beverages, shall we? Dangerous dyes, high fructose corn syrup, and probably 1,000 other things that will haunt me in my old age.
As a parent, I've been trying to make better choices not only for myself, but for my kids. We're working on eating less refined foods and opting for products with a readable, understandable and short list of ingredients. I've been challenging myself to make more food at home instead of buying the processed foods at the store (it's a slow process, but we're getting there - post series to come! Stay tuned)!
In our household, we try to make our beverages of choice water and milk. I haven't felt good about giving my kids juice, for fear of what bad stuff I was allowing them to put into their bodies.
Well, until recently.
A few weeks ago, I got to meet with Lou, our local Honest Tea representative. He sat down with me and shared all about Honest Tea. Lou took time to answer my questions, which I loved. What other companies strive to have personal relationships with their community?
Also? Lou brought me this:
|Bag of Honest Awesomeness.|
That's an Honest Tea Bag o' Swag, people. But when I received it, it was more like:
|Shh. Do you hear them? The angels?|
Tons of Honest Teas and Honest Ades to try, some Honest Kids for Chica and Bitty Bug, and last but certainly not least, a pair of these bad boys:
|Don't adjust your screens. I really am that cool.|
After my talk with Lou, here are a few reasons I dig Honest Tea:
Local: Honest Tea was started in Maryland, and began by pitching their tea to Whole Foods. The rest is history!
Friendship: The company was the brain child of 2 college buddies (Barry was actually Seth's professor! And don't you love how I talk about them on a first name basis like we're BFF's? I'm sure they won't mind. Or think I'm the least bit creepy). I love when awesome things come out of good friendships.
Organic: Each and every drink manufactured by Honest Tea is certified USDA organic.
Lower Sugar/Lower Calorie: Created to be a better choice, Honest Tea drinks allow kids and adults alike to have tasty healthy beverage options.
Environmentally-Friendly: Honest Tea aims to leave a lighter environmental footprint and be socially responsible. For example: To make their Honest Kids pouches enironmentally friendly, Honest Tea teamed up with TerraCycle to divert drink pouches from landfills
And the best part?
This girl thinks it's top notch. And I don't even have to feel bad about it!
Check out this video to lear more about the origins of Honest Tea:
Did I also mention I'm giving away 1 Honest Tea Bag O' Swag to one of YOU, my fantabulous readers?
Yep. It's true.
Since it's Honest Tea, it'd be wrong to lie. Amiright?
To enter: Share a comment below about what intrigues you about Honest Tea and which beverage you'd be most interested to try. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!
Giveaway will run from Friday, August 10 to Friday August 18 at noon. I'll contact the winner and announce shortly thereafter. So get those comments in!
Also? They will be supplying one of the lucky CSHM Olympic Challenge medalists with a Bag O' Swag as well. So get your Event Pictures in, people!
Have you had Honest Tea before? I'd LOVE to hear about your experience!