Healthy Grossness

December 1, 2010


Lloyd has a concert coming up, and we’re trying like mad to keep him healthy until then. I’ve been sleeping on the sofa since Thanksgiving, which has it’s ups and downs. Wait – only downs. Downs like freaking out when the ice maker crashes a load of ice into the bin, or hearing the heating vents *pop* when they cool down, or hearing some wild animal make snorting sounds just as I’m dropping off. Oh, wait… that’s me…

Anyway, I connived Lloyd into buying some snake oil powder and we’ve been taking it twice a day. It’s the Emergen-C brand, and each dose has vitamins, zinc and ground unicorn hooves – guaranteed to make you healthy. The kicker is how much vitamin C it has: One thousand milligrams! That is 1,667% of your RDA! Honestly?!?!? Don’t they know I’m just going to pee that out? It is grabbing germs as it passes through?

Whatever. *cough cough cough*

The flavor is ‘Ruby Lemon Honey’. It is terrible. I couldn’t believe how bad it was so I googled it, and many are in agreement. The other flavors – raspberry, orange – are good, but as one reviewer said, “It tastes like propane smells.”

It is so awful.

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6 Responses to “Healthy Grossness”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It tastes like propane smells? Now I have to try it. Where do you get it from?

    And isn’t Vitamin C acid? Doesn’t it bother your stomach?


    • Lauren Said on:

      We got it at CVC.

      My stomach never really hurts from acid, it’s the nighttime trouble. This week has been off, though, since I take cough medicine right before bed and wake up the Acid Producing Machine.


  2. Nigel Said on:

    I apologise for my grossness, and certainly dont want to put you off trying to stay healthy, however that stuff reminds me of sputum mugs I used to empty in my dark days as a general nurse. I hope the concert goes well. You will have deserved it.


  3. Dad Royuk Said on:

    If it’s that bad, ya’ll will stay healthy just so you don’t have to drink the stuff!!! It works that way for me with coffee….if I need it to stay awake, I stay awake just so I don’t have to drink the stuff.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Why is it most healthy things taste blechy?

    Could you mix it with something that tastes better…like say lemonade, iced tea, wine?


  5. Rae Said on:

    I have something of that variety that I got from the nurses here at the university. It tastes like pink lemonade and is not too bad.


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