Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Shop and Swap #ClearAmerican

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My parents live next door to us so they are very active in Little Bit's life. One thing they bless us with is babysitting every other Friday. Hubs and I can go to Bible study all alone and have adult conversation. It is AWESOME. The only payment they ask is a steak and cheese sub and soda ordered from the local pizza joint.

I love my parents and I always want them to be healthier. My Mom in particular is addicted to diet brown soda. I have read many stories lately about the adverse effects of brown soda on the kidneys. In an attempt to introduce her to something a little better I bought some Clear American Flavored Water at Walmart.

On Friday I handed over the water before we left and was met with a considerable amount of resistance.

Mom said she didn't like it. If it's not brown it gets a thumbs down in her book. Aren't I clever?

Dad said it was weird but in his defense he has been off soda since we found out he has acid reflux. Both my parents vetoed my attempt to swap their normal drinks with Clear American Flavored Water. I do have one other family member who is a HUGE soda addict, Hubs.

He did not care for the Pom Blue Acai but he did like the Honey Dew Melon. He said it tasted like a form of Mountain Dew. I personally have liked every flavor that I bought and will be buying more on my next trip to Walmart.

Have you ever tried Clear American Flavored Water? If you would like to see more of my shop and swap adventure check out my thisMoment for details.

"Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, which is a vendor for Cott Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American ® brand beverages." I only ever recommend products I like, even if my parents think they are icky and all the opinions in this article are mine, my Moms, my Dads, and Hubs'. #CBias


  1. woah- next door??? LOL
    and that's cool- i cant get a babysitter for the life of me! :)

  2. too funny! Love the pictures :) I can see the resistance in your Mom's face!

  3. The expression on your Mom's face is priceless! ...and oh, how I've seen that look on my own Mother's face (when I suggest something NOT her idea...). Nice post!

  4. I am addicted to DDP (Diet Dr Pepper)...but I try to switch it up...

    ...only 1-2 cans a day and milk at least once a day...

    I've tried the flavored water from target and love some and hate some of the others...did NOT know WalMart carried a line (but of course they do!)...will have to check them out!

  5. Hilarious! Love the reaction photos!

  6. I love your mom! Her reaction is classic. I should try the walmart stuff since I'm trying to cut back on my soda intake anyways.

  7. I dislike any flavored water that companies feel the need to add Nutrasweet, Saccharine or Aspertame to. It is water,leave it alone. I keep a water bottle handy 7 if I want flavor, I will squeeze lemon, fruit into it. Love the picture though it is classic MOM!!

  8. I wish all people would understand the dangers of soda. I'm lucky that within my family no one drinks the stuff and I hope to keep it that way! My parents kept my sister and I far away from the stuff and I was able to cut my husband off of it right away!

  9. You might want to check that flavored water - I used to buy Walmart's brand and it has Aspartame in it. Aspartame side effects mimic MS and also causes migraines and other headaches along with multiple other illnesses.

    Just a thought or two. =D Tina "The Book Lady"