The Taste of Sick

medicalFellow parents of young children likely have apple juice in stock. We buy it in bulk because milk and apple juice are the two beverages of choice in my house. There's always apple juice in the refrigerator, but I never drink the stuff. To be precise, I usually don't drink the stuff, but this past weekend I had my first sip in years.

I was thirsty, it was cold and wet, so I had a small glass. After one sip I was done. The taste of apple juice will forever be the taste of sick as far as I'm concerned.

As a kid, I must have been served apple juice when sick, because even the smell of the stuff reminds me of illness. I won't be back for more, unless I'm feverish.

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Mary Boon

Ginger Ale was the drink of choice when you children were sick. Apple juice was a drink given daily at meals in your childhood. Just thought I would clear it up for you Michael.

August 27, 2007 @ 10:05 PM

Toronto Mike

At some point, I had apple juice while sick. It only takes one time to scar you for life.

August 28, 2007 @ 7:50 AM


I know what you mean. I think I attribute apple juice to sick on some level, but I LOVE Lassonde Tropical Grove Apple Blend Cocktail in the glass bottle 12-pack. I have tried some BAD juice brands/flavours, so I'm picky. Try it & it just might change your mind...

August 28, 2007 @ 9:21 AM

twins.from bolton

When my kids were sick at a very early age we would always have apple juice in the fridge. Buying 2-3 tins a week was the norm. As they got older fruit punch was the choice to get them hydrated again.
The kids HATE apple juice to this day remembering the taste.
Bottled water is now the choice in our house now when they are not feeling well.

August 28, 2007 @ 7:35 PM


Your mom is a smart lady Mike. Gingerale is good for the tummy when sick and apple juice is not the best choice due to the acidity.

August 28, 2007 @ 9:29 PM

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