Paint It Purple…Juice Style [Review]

I have a vague memories of drinking juice as a child. I probably drank the sickly sweet orange-juice like liquid the milkman delivered to my grandmother’s house in England. Note…it likely had little to no actual orange juice, but I loved the sweetness of it. I had a nomadic childhood so my juice drinking at our home in New Jersey was more than likely Hawaiian Punch. Remember Punchie…the Hawaiian Punch mascot?

I also recall my mother buying powdered juice drinks more than bottled juice drinks. Oh, Oh, do you remember when juice came in large cans? You had to use the other end of the can opener to make a series of cuts to the lid. Only one cut and the juice wouldn’t come out. Too many and you were swimming in juice or you snagged your finger on the jagged edge of the juice can. Who knew juice drinking could be so hazardous!

Juice drinkers have more options today. My kids get super excited when I buy cartons of juices like Welch’s. We’re past the days of sippie cups and nonstop drinks, but the kids still love their juice. I pack juices for lunches, picnics, and just because.

I have no idea what Welch’s 100% Grape Juice tastes like. I know it is made with Concord grapes, but as for taste I have no idea. Just no idea. Why? I placed the two bottles in the outside fridge…and pouf, within days the bottles were gone. One bottle probably was thrown in a sports bag along with uniform, cleats, and other sports paraphernalia. The other bottle was possibly guzzled by a certain member of our family who was quite probably told “Don’t drink the juice as you will spoil your dinner!” Well, he drank it….and ate dinner. So all is fine in the Musings from Me household!

My children reported the Welch’s Grape Juice was good. One of them even played with it. He didn’t plan to play, but when his cup leaked all over the table…well, what else could he do but finger paint with the grape juice. He had a great old time of it. He may be 8, but he loves a good mess!

Do you have any creatives types in your home? I’ll bet you have a kid who would love to “Paint it Purple”! So, go on and open a bottle of Welch’s juice and get creative. Some ideas to get the creative juices flowing (I know, I know that was awful…but I had to say…uh write it!):

  • Finger painting
  • Slice an apple in half. Dip one half of the apple in a small dish of grape juice. Let your child use the apple as a stamper on white paper or a paper towel. For less mess, do the activity on a tray. You know how messy kids can get…
  • Cut up bananas and bread. Let your child eat and drink her snack.

While my son was finger painting away, I took a moment to peruse the nutrition page on the Welch’s website. Made from Concord grapes, the juice contains plant nutrients which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants found in Welch’s grape juice deliver benefits that promote overall health.

In honor of National Nutrition Month tools, Welch’s has provided visitors to its site with the following tools:

  • Welch’s is helping spreading heart healthy awareness with its Welch’s Family Vine Tool, which enables families to trace their personal health histories and share the results among relatives. For more, go here.
  • The Grape Science Center is a resource to learn about Concord grape research in areas like heart health, cognitive health, immune system health and more. For more information on the science behind the Concord grape’s health benefits, visit the Grape Science Center.

Welch’s has prepared recipes and other tips for creating tasty meals and snacks with this vibrantly colored fruit. Find recipes at the Welch’s Recipe Box.

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Welch’s and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate. I blog following the tenets of Blog with Integrity.

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