For those of you who read the posts we share on a regular basis, you’ll have come to learn that I am becoming a bit more introspective in 2019. Learning to appreciate the people and moments in my life with a new sense of rejuvenation, I feel more like myself than I have in a long time. It’s also been a lot of fun to look back on both my professional career as a blogger and my life to see similarities on more than one occasion. Brands that I loved in my youth have come full circle to be a part of our outlet and the work we create and it all seems incredibly poetic to me. But then again, I am a hopeless romantic to the core…
Okay so let’s take one childhood memory of mine in particular. My parents had us very young, and while I didn’t realize it until much later in life, we struggled for a long time financially. That being said, like clockwork, every week we had Pizza Friday with the whole family. We would be allowed to eat in front of the television (a BIG no no in our home any other day of the week), watch ABC’s TGIF (some of you are old enough to remember this and how amazing it was) and drink soda with our pizza.
My Dad would almost always order himself a few cans of an Italian soda (I won’t name names, but if you know you know) that to me tasted like an ashtray. My Mom, Diet Pepsi or Coke (equally relevant in our French Canadian / Anglophone household for the record)
I on the other hand always – and I mean always – asked for a Schweppes Ginger-ale. I love the carbonation, the taste and it just made every pizza Friday special for me.
Flash forward a million years to 2019 and I recently received a delivery from Schweppes Canada to celebrate their two new ZERO SUGAR flavours. Well, all of those happy memories came flooding back as I sipped on the Blood Orange and Grapefruit modern twists to a brand that I have essentially loved for over 30 years.
I know that carbonated drinks are something that need to be enjoyed in moderation, but the ZERO sugar option not only helps to reduce my sugar intake when I do partake in the satisfying treat – not to mention the flavours are so refreshing for the Spring season! I mean, anyone knows the way to my heart is with fresh flowers and nostalgia after all…
I encourage you to try the new flavours for yourself to see if they stir up any memories of your youth and family. Let us know on social media what you think!
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Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year
Mobile photos were taken with my #HuaweiP20Pro on the Rogers network