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Nestle "Drinky Plus"

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marthamoo Tue 08-Feb-05 21:42:24

Saw an advert for this while watching ER last night. Great for kids and apparently "just two small bottles contain all the calcium of a glass of milk!"

So why not just give them a glass of milk ?

Aaaarrrgghh, FFS, who buys this sh*t and WHY?

JulieF Tue 08-Feb-05 21:43:32

Why doesn't it surprise me that its Nestle.

marthamoo Tue 08-Feb-05 21:44:44

But Julie, how can you say that? Nestle are a truly ethical company with the best interests of children at heart...

Casmie Tue 08-Feb-05 22:38:25

Erm... no idea of what the product is like, but what about kids that won't drink milk or are allergic to dairy? I know the water with added calcium (danone?! can't remember now) would reassure me if I had dairy-phobic kids! (Fortunately, mine love yoghurts and cheese even though they're not huge fans of the liquid white stuff!)

Moomin Tue 08-Feb-05 22:40:52

yeah but (no but) you know that if it's made by nestle it's bound to be chocful of sugary 'goodness', with a bunch of additives to match. just an assumption, of course...i could be wrong

chocfreeclary Tue 08-Feb-05 22:41:48

marthamoo, are we the same person? That's exactly what I shouted at the telly! (must get out more...)
(also name is so annoying!)
(Casmie, I think it's just a yogurt-based drink so no help for dairy-free)

Casmie Tue 08-Feb-05 22:42:22

Very true

I still think that water with added calcium is a neat idea... which I could remember who it was who made it.

See, I'm not affected by adverts

Casmie Tue 08-Feb-05 22:44:22

chocfree - ah, yes... that would limit its usefulness ;)

I just remember being thrilled when ds1 decided he adored muller vitality yoghurt drinks as it was something to increase the calcium repertoire! Please don't tell me they're loaded with sugary crap and the probiotics don't do anything or all my illusions will be shattered...

moondog Tue 08-Feb-05 22:47:38

Casmie, they won't do anything that a dollop of plain live yoghurt wouldn't (minus the sugar and at probably a third of the price...)
God yes, what an annoying name. Vies with bloody 'Tixylix'

tamum Tue 08-Feb-05 22:51:46

I can't resist adding this here- dd (age 6) asked me if Nestle kill babies. I said it was very complicated, but I would try to explain, and she said well, she had some chocolate on her baking at school, and when they came out her best friend said "whatever you do don't go near my baby sister with that- if you eat Nestle chocolate and then breathe on babies they die". Bless.

Back on topic, marthamoo, I completely agree

marthamoo Tue 08-Feb-05 22:54:26

Casmie, was it Volvic that did the calcium enriched water? I couldn't bring myself to buy it because I felt it would taste chalky!

So glad I am not the only one who shouts at the telly, cfc

marthamoo Tue 08-Feb-05 22:56:08

Six year olds with an ethical conscience (albeit a little muddled!) - fantastic.

tamum Tue 08-Feb-05 22:57:35

Problem is I found myself in the ludicrous position of having to almost defend Nestle

marthamoo Tue 08-Feb-05 23:04:25

You mean breathing Nestle choc-breath on babies doesn't kill them? Bet it makes 'em poorly...

bobbybob Tue 08-Feb-05 23:08:50

We have calcium enriched 100% orange juice in NZ, which I found useful when on an exclusion diet. I hate these ads that compare manufactured drinks to natural products. My least favourite is the toddler milk with "10 times the iron" of cows milk. Cows milk isn't supposed to be high in iron, there would be bugger all point because of the calcium. My toddler is surviving perfectly well without cows milk or toddler formula. Friends who tell me they buy it are met with a bemused look, especially if they then follow it up with a monologue about constipation.

JulieF Wed 09-Feb-05 16:20:38

Tamum, bless her little soul, how sweet.

Unfortunately dh buys Nestle just to annoy me.

SoupDragon Wed 09-Feb-05 16:24:13

Less sugar in the Nestle Drinky Yoghurts than Actimel IIRC.

SoupDragon Wed 09-Feb-05 16:24:55

Tropicana do calcium enriched OJ. As do Tescos I think...

beachyhead Wed 09-Feb-05 16:27:15

Actimel has 4 tsp of sugar in each one, don't they!

Moomin Thu 10-Feb-05 19:39:26

i'm sure it was danone or someone that did the calcium water with adverts about a family of skeletons. only remember it so well because i was in my 1st trimester with dd and bought some as i thought it'd be good for me. next week started havinf monring sickness and whenever i saw the advert after that i retched at the thought of drinking it.

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