Thursday, October 07, 2010

Pink Lemonade, still Pink, less Cordial – a miracle? Also win $1,000

Sponsored by nuffnang.

I would like to apologise to things that come in small packages that are crap. This post is not about you. Nope. It’s not about…
  • Insects (of any kind; with a special shout-out to ticks, fleas and the mutant ant flying things that are podding under the washing line).
  • Spiders (which are arachnids and not insects and thus require a separate dot point)
  • Eyeballs (have you cut one open? I have, it was ewww. I’ve also dissected half a sheep with a hangover (me not the sheep) but that’s another blog post)
  • Cooties (highly contagious, especially from girls to boys, maybe fatal, nobody knows)
  • Sand (in your shoes; in the car; in your bathers, causing chafing)
Then there are the things that come in small packages that are awesome...
  • Babies (extra specially awesome when asleep)
  • Jewelry (of any kind, am not fussy)
  • Chocolate cream eggs (best by the dozen)
  • $1 coins (I wish I had a million of them)
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (though one of them is quite enough for me)
  • Peas (what? I love peas… oh go on, give peas a chance…)
What are you ranting about??
Well, Cottee’s have double concentrated their cordial and downsized the packaging. They’ve done it to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfill, and want everyone to know that though the bottles are a 1 litre size they still make the same 10 litres of drink as the old 2 litre bottle, and at the same price.


Orange-Mango Spider
So take, for example, an orange-mango spider – no not the crawly kind – the old fashioned, fizzy, ice-creamy milk bar kind.
Ingredients
25ml orange-mango cordial from the new 1litre bottle (or 50ml from a 2L bottle)
1 litre cold lemonade
Vanilla ice cream

Proceed as follows…

1. Measure your cordial.
Even Miss 4 finds the new sized bottle easy to handle

You only need half a much
2. Add lemonade and stir. Pour into a glass.
3. Insert ice-cream
Identical drinks, the one on the left was made using half the amount of cordial from the new 1 litre bottle


Did someone say $1000 up for grabs?
Yup. Hell yes.

All you need to do is leave a comment about something awesome that’s come into your life in a small package. I’ll send off the top 3 responses to Cottees and they’ll pick the winner from all the participating blogs.

The competition will be open until 22nd October 2010 - I will then send the top three responses off.

T&Cs here



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ellylle.look said...

I think, Caitlyn, my bundle of joy came to me when my little brother was given birth to in 2001. We're a huge gap of nine years apart and the pregnancy most definitely came to Mum at a shock.

At the age of nine, even before my brother was born, I'd sit next to my Mum while she lied on the bed and stroke the bulging tummy, singing songs and reading my favourite storybooks to what I was told was my future my baby brother.

It's been nine years since that day and every morning I wake up, I see him growing just that little bit more and even though he's a big boy of nine now, he'll always be my little baby brother, the greatest thing that came into my life in a small package.

ilurvelizzie@hotmail.com

http://www.elizabeth-loke.blogspot.com

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

Oh Lizzie, that's a lovely story :) Thanks for sharing it. My sister is six years younger than me and I remember mum pregnant with her, and the day she arrived in the world. It makes for such a special bond with them.

Mrs K. said...

weights 2890 grams which we waited for seven years - yes our miracle IVF baby which came in as small in today's standard of bubs... indeed good things come in small packages but continuosly fill our hearts with big and happy memories :)

Corinne said...

Of course, the most obvious answer would be my first daughter. Arriving at just 2.5kg, she was a little package of goodness.

But, I'll have to say the box that held my wedding ring. That box not only held a gorgeous piece of jewellery, it held the promise of a life with the person I loved the most, my children and a lifetime of happiness and memories we were yet to create. A whole wonderful life wrapped up in one little box. Not bad, I think!

Mrs K. said...

weights 2890 grams which we waited for seven years - yes our miracle IVF baby which came in as small in today's standard of bubs... indeed good things come in small packages but continuosly fill our hearts with big and happy memories :)

ellylle.look said...

I think, Caitlyn, my bundle of joy came to me when my little brother was given birth to in 2001. We're a huge gap of nine years apart and the pregnancy most definitely came to Mum at a shock.

At the age of nine, even before my brother was born, I'd sit next to my Mum while she lied on the bed and stroke the bulging tummy, singing songs and reading my favourite storybooks to what I was told was my future my baby brother.

It's been nine years since that day and every morning I wake up, I see him growing just that little bit more and even though he's a big boy of nine now, he'll always be my little baby brother, the greatest thing that came into my life in a small package.

ilurvelizzie@hotmail.com

http://www.elizabeth-loke.blogspot.com