Only in NJ because we literally can’t buy Yoo-Hoo where we live, but also because, well, it’s so full of crap and so unhealthy and downright gross that I would never buy it if we weren’t on vacation. But buy it I did, and a six pack at that, for my son, and his sister and their 2 cousins, partly because I remembered it as a rare treat from my NJ childhood and because the packaging is still so iconic, and it’s sort of good and sweet and cold.
Suffice to say Finn had a quintessential NJ food moment, sitting in one of the country premiere delicatessens, eating a bagel that had literally come straight out of the oven, and sucking down a Yoo-Hoo in maybe 60 seconds flat.
But he can also do a mean dance to Rosalita. Both feats prove he’s my son.
Jeffrey R. Stein
June 28, 2009 @ 10:57 pm
Interesting comment about Yoo-hoo.
I too have great memories of it as a kid, but the Yoo-hoo today is nowhere as good as it was back then. My olfactory can surely recall the great taste of yesteryear’s version of Yoo-hoo.
This modern day stuff is not even close. It’s very disappointing – to say the least.
Surely, they changed the formula and added a lot of “crap” in it – as you say.
Sadly, so many companies inadvertently distance and/or alienate their older fans by cheapening their products and adding new and/or lesser quality ingredients.
The nostalgic look, feel, and sensibility of the bottle and its iconic logo may serve well to reinvite us to try Yoo-hoo again. Though, I highly doubt that what’s inside will keep us oldtimers coming back.
Sure wish they would improve Yoo-hoo with a better choice of ingredients…
Thanks for “jogging my mind here.”
Jeffrey R. Stein
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June 29, 2009 @ 2:38 am
Oh, Yoo-hoo, my childhood friend… I wonder if it’s made with high fructose corn syrup now instead of cane sugar? That makes a real difference in flavor (the kind that has my husband seeking out Mexican-made Coke in a bottle — happily not too hard in SF– which still uses sugar rather than hfcs).
June 30, 2009 @ 2:27 pm
It now has high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated something or other oil. Other unutterable things, too. I didn’t like it so much, much as I wanted to, but the kids all loved it. Mind you, these 4 kids also don’t drink much soda except on rare/special occasions, so anything sweet is sort of special and appealing.
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