Sweet Critique: Emergen-C Kidz

My husband and I have long been a fan of Emergen-C.  It’s gotten us through a few tough times…

I’ve got a knack for getting sick right before or during an important event.  My mother-in-law’s wedding, for which I was making the cake, got sick.  Our move across the country, I got sick.  You know, those big things that you really can’t be sick for.

We started turning to Emergen-C, I believe on a recommendation, and realized that if we downed that stuff at the beginning of feeling icky, we’d be good the next day or so.  I’m a big fan of the pink lemonade flavor.

While we drank it on a fairly regular basis, Babydoll couldn’t stand the stuff.  She’d suffer through it if I made her, but she was not happy.  When we learned that a version for kids existed, she was so excited!

When our products arrived, Babydoll immediately wanted to try the fruit punch flavor.  She wasn’t impressed, but she hadn’t measured her water, so she had a way-too-watery sample on her hands; doesn’t count.  We then made a glass of each flavor and the three of us tried it.

Babydoll and I really liked the orange flavor {it reminds me of Sunny D}, I liked the fruit punch, and we all thought the grape was decent.  Vince thought the fruit punch was a bit sweet for his tastes.  All said, I think between my pink lemonade flavor and the Kidz orange flavor, we’re set for the cold and flu season!

I like that these supplements not only include vitamin C, but a ton of other great stuff like zinc, B vitamins and electrolytes.  It is great period, not just for sick times!

Emergen-C Kidz currently has the My Emergen-C Kidz Pledge up on their Facebook page.  This is a great campaign: for every box of Emergen-C Kidz sold, they donate 25 cents to Vitamin Angels.  If you take the pledge, they’ll donate another 25 cents!


What about you?  What do you do to help keep you kids going strong through the winter?  I know there are the old faithfuls like good nutrition and exercise, but sometimes you need a little extra.  We highly recommend giving Emergen-C Kidz a try!

True Confessions:  I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Emergen-C and received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.