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Drunk In Love!

05 Mar

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This week’s blog is dedicated to the throwback… you know – our favorite hashtag – #TBT. I know its not Thursday, but I’m just different, so today #TBT stands for throwback Tuesday. Stay with me now! So one of my good friend and graduate school cohorts, Eric Meisner, has a super cool blog dedicated to all things old fashioned, in other words, the throwback. Last week he talked about throwback eats and classic comfort foods. He threw me off with the pork chops and applesauce, but but I digress. His post made me reflect back to my childhood and all of the yummy eats (and drinks) that I had the privilege of devouring…

Growing up, I was such a picky eater, and oddly enough the things I enjoyed were very odd. Among many of my favorites were the 25¢ cartons of Jungle Juice, (lemonade flavor of course) or anything for that matter that I could afford to buy in multiples at the Bodega for under $1.00. Don’t judge me, times were hard in the 80’s. Nothing compared however to my all time favorite – Coconut flavored Yoo-Hoo. My mommy used to by them for me by the 6-pack and on a good day I would have both coconut and strawberry flavored milk… ahhhh the good ole days! Those days are long gone and so are the makings of Coconut flavored Yoo-Hoo. Moment of silence for all the flavored milks that are no longer with us…

Note: two thumbs down to the Yoo-Hoo people who decided it was a good idea to leave coconut out of the official Yoo-Hoo history & storyline. Never fail though, I found this cool 15 second video memorial for #TBT fans

 

The other day I was making my own milk and thought: I wonder what would happened if I tried to flavor this myself. Not only would it be healthier than the good ole 80’s concoctions of yesteryear, but also the possibility that it might not taste half bad spurred me to action. Yes folks, I made fruit flavored milk and it was amazeballs! Granted it’s no Coconut Yoo-Hoo, but it’ll do for now… that is until this petition to bring the original back to shelves is passed through congress.

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Ingredients:

  • Cashews
  • Dates (pitted)
  • Filtered water
  • Coconut butter
  • Organic Strawberries (or whatever berry you prefer – I used blueberry in the jar on the right)

Are you interested in helping to revive the 8th wonder of the world? Cool I knew you would be.  Click here (using your Facebook or Twitter account of course) to sign the petition Love you, mean it 🙂

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4 responses to “Drunk In Love!

  1. Hunter (@HunterTweeting)

    March 5, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    I don’t remember the coconut flavored Yoo-Hoo. Where have I been? I recall the chocolate and strawberry flavored ones. A throwback that I remember are the Stage Plank cookies that sold for fifteen cents at the bodega (that’s a corner store/mini market for those of you who didn’t grow up in NYC…lol). I would also buy a pack of Now & Laters or sunflower seeds for ten cents. Talk about stretching a quarter! If I had 50 cents, I would add a quarter water (the flavored jug juice) to my purchase and have a complete set – juice, cookies and candy! Of course these weren’t the most healthy choices, but when you’re a kid its all about variety. The more the merrier! I know better now. Fruits, nuts and water!

     
  2. alexandrasimonfay

    March 5, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    WHY did I never hear about the coconut flavor? I actually think that’s something I would have really enjoyed! Your option of fruit milk sounds much healthier than Yoo-Hoo. While I loved that drink, I do recall it wasn’t exactly the best option (I think my school may have actually stopped stocking it in the vending machines because of the high sugar and calories). I might sign the petition just to try the coconut though.

     
  3. levitedre79

    March 6, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    “Amazeballs”?? You are officially crazy Nekesha! I personally do not remember these other colored(flavored) Yoohoo drinks you speak of. I mean I was not a YooHoo drinker in the first place, but the concept sounds rather foreign to me. The regular and strawberry flavored drinks do ring a bell. On the topic of throwbacks, I myself was a very peculiar eater back in the days. I have never been a candy eater or one to drink every type of juice and soft drink under the sun. My #tbt would have to be “super bubble” bubble gum. I used to rack up on those 5 cent gums and the corner store and be a happy camper. I have not seen them in circulation in years. The story of my life, the few things I do like soon get discontinued. Kudos to you for finding the video Nekesha! Good post this week.

     
  4. Alyssa Wealty

    March 7, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    This sounds really tasty. Is coconut butter the same thing as coconut oil? I clicked on the link and it looks the same to me (I use coconut oil it all the time) but I’m not sure. I love how thought of reviving one of your favorite childhood drinks but made it so much healthier. Good stuff.

     

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