Have you guys seen this new ad for Mott’s apple juice? It features a fresh-faced mom talking about how her kids won’t eat fruit, but it’s alright because she gives them Mott’s apple juice to drink. She tell us that, “Every glass of Mott’s apple juice has two servings of fruit inside.
Is it just me, or does this ad rub you the wrong way? Apple juice seems like it’s basically sugar water with a little bit of potassium. Here’s a screenshot of the nutritional info for their juice, from the Mott’s website:
It’s got no vitamin content to speak of, no fiber, and is loaded with carbs. That hardly seems like a substitute for eating an apple. It almost feels like it would be better for kids to drink water than juice like this. With childhood obesity on the rise, feeding our kids a steady diet of sweet drinks only helps them develop a sweet tooth, which probably does them more harm than good in the long run.
What do you guys think? Am I being overly sensitive, or is Mott’s trying to sell parents a nutritional bag of goods here?
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