This week’s blog is dedicated to the throwback—you know, our favorite hashtag, #TBT. One of my good friends 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 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 a very picky eater and the things I enjoyed were very odd. Among my favorites were 25 cent cartons of Jungle Juice—lemonade flavor of course—or anything that I could afford to buy in multiples at the bodega for under $1.00. Don’t judge me, times were hard in the ’80s. Nothing compared however to my all-time favorite, Coconut flavored Yoo-Hoo. On a good week, my mom would buy me a 6-pack of both coconut and strawberry—ah, the good ole days! Those days are long gone and so are the makings of Coconut flavored Yoo-Hoo. Moment of silence please for all of the flavored milks that are no longer with us!
Note: Two thumbs down to the Yoo-Hoo folks 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.
Recently, I was making my own milk and thought to myself: Self, I wonder what would happen if I tried to flavor this myself. Not only would it be healthier than the good ole 80’s concoctions of yesteryear—the possibility that it might not taste half bad spurred me to action. Yes, folks, I made fruit-flavored milk and it was epic! 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.
- 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? Sign the petition!