I had a special moment with my daughter, Dawn, the other day. I shared a Faygo Creme Soda with her. Faygo’s a Michigan thing — a local bottling company who makes a wide variety of soda drinks. When I was a little Michigander, Faygo Creme Soda was my mother’s favorite flavor and as such it became one of my favorite flavors. I don’t generally buy soda anymore, but I had a craving and I knew Dawn would like it if she tried it.
As we were sitting there sharing the bottle (she loved it, BTW), she said, “My teacher said we shouldn’t drink a lot of pop because it has like 24 spoons of sugar in it.”
I nodded. “Well, it has a lot of sugar in it. That’s why I only have it as a treat.”
“Do you drink diet pop?”
“I don’t drink much pop at all.
“Good, because my teacher says you should never drink diet pop because it has chemicals in it.”