Do YOU Know What's in Your Child's Capri Sun? The Answer Will Disgust and Anger You!
I'm not sure why any parent would let their child ingest the sugar-water otherwise known as Capri Sun, but it looks like mold and worms are the ingredients that Kraft is referring to when they call this popular kids drink "all natural" (a completely meaningless marketing term that is not regulated and is meant to deceive the consumer).
Apparently, mold and worms are not a new problem. It has been going on for years and YouTube is filled with news footage and customer-made home videos of this problem. Just use the search terms: “capri sun mold” and hundreds of videos will pop up.
What does Kraft say?
“We recently received word from a consumer about an issue with a Capri Sun pouch. We understand that some of you are concerned. Now that we’ve tested the material, we’ve confirmed it was mold. While unpleasant, it is not a safety issue. If this had been a safety issue, Kraft Foods certainly would have taken the necessary steps, including issuing a recall.
As a general food safety tip, please remember that because Capri Sun beverages don’t have preservatives, a leaky pouch can cause the beverage to spoil and discarding it is the right action to take.”
So wait a minute, mold is "NOT a safety issue?" And even more fantastic is that Kraft is leading consumers to believe that Capri Sun is a natural products made with no preservatives. Apparently, high-fructose corn syrup is “all natural” and what exactly are you hiding in the catch-all term, “natural flavors”?
Kraft claims that Capri Sun contains no ingredients, but how about that 16-33 grams (or 4 - 8 teaspoons) of sugar per pouch? Is that acceptable to you as a parent? If so, then you shouldn’t worry about the mold and worms. After all, these really ARE “all natural.”
Oh, and don't forget that Kraft was sued for falsely claiming that Capri Sun was "all natural."
So what should you do as a parent?
If you have any Capri Sun, please throw it out and never buy it again.
Second, do your best not to purchase or consume drinks in boxes or packets that are not fully transparent. Furthermore, keep your kids away from processed foods, especially ones which contain a lot of sugar, which can lead to obesity, diabetes, and other serious health problems in adulthood.
Most importantly, teach your children to enjoy water. It is the one drink that is truly sugar free and all natural. They may resist at first, but you are their parent. Insist on it as you would insist that they take their medicine if they were ill. This is worth the fight, so stand your ground!
To drive the point home, I will leave you with a few more videos showing you what you might find inside your child’s Capri Sun.
For the sake of your children's health, please don't let them drink this poison ever again!