Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lemonade, or Not

I always put a few dollars in my pocket when I'm out on my bike in case I come across some kids with a lemonade stand.  Today, after a long hot ride, halfway up the long hot hill to home, I saw -- an oasis in the desert! -- a lemonade stand, and two little boys behind a table.  So I pulled right over, already tasting the deliciousness.  I should have known something was amiss when I saw no glistening pitcher of freshly squeezed lemony goodness on the table, no little stack of paper cups, no plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies, all soft and lumpen in the sunshine.  Instead, I handed a boy my dollar, and he handed me this.

Seriously?  3% lemon juice (3%!) and 14 other ingredients, none of which are found in nature?  Are you even allowed to call this lemonade?

I poured it down the sink when I got home and thought, I still want some lemonade.  So I made my own.  Three ingredients.

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