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Jan 8, 2014 03:58 PM

Is Brisk Tea bad for kids?

So what do u think is brisk tea bad for kids. I would think it has to much sugar for kids to drink. What do you all think..

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  1. According to (which I have never used before, so I have no idea how accurate it is):

    Brisk Tea has 18 g of sugar per 8 oz serving.

    Meanwhile, Sprite and Coke have about 26 g of sugar per 8 oz serving. Snapple Lemon Iced Tea has 22 g of sugar.

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    1. re: Dave MP

      ... and a medium-large apple or orange generally has about 23g of sugar.

      I think focusing just on sugar is both overinclusive and underinclusive in deciding whether something is "healthy".

      1. re: ipsedixit

        i think juice is unhealthy. i give my kid the orange and let him drink water. i know i'm in the minority though. and it rankles a lot of other parents' feathers.

        in the interest of full disclosure (and to suggest i'm not trying to be "holier than thou"), though, i do let my kid drink a bit of coffee on sunday. he's 4. *ducking flame throwers*

      2. re: Dave MP

        Actually I'm drinking a brisk right now and on the nutrition facts it says brisk has 28 g of sugar so ya

      3. If you let your kids drink soda than brisk is no different.

        Sugary drinks are "sometimes" foods in our house and that goes for everyone. There are better calorie choices than juices, sodas, etc.

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        1. re: foodieX2

          My kids rarely drink sodas but have been wanting brisk tea..i just dont think thats a good drink for kids just like sodas are not. Was just curios what you all think. 18g of sugar sounds like alot

        2. If your kids like iced tea, there are better options than that. Honest Tea has less sugar (still sweet, though). As an occasional treat, okay, but I would try to introduce flavored seltzers.

          It's your house and your kids, so, your rules!

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          1. re: pinehurst

            An occasional treat doesnt sound bad and it does have less sugar than sodas.

            1. re: LadyB13

              It is all relative. Since you are concern about the high sugar content, then let's just focus on the sugar.

              I got different numbers than DaveMP, so I think you should simply double check on your own.

              A can of Brisk Ice Tea (12 fl oz) has 32-33 g of sugar.



              A can of Coca Cola (12 fl oz) has 39 g of sugar
              A can of Barq Beer (12 fl oz) has 45 g of sugar
              A can of Sprite (12 fl oz) has 38 g of sugar
              A can of Fanta Orange (12 fl oz) has 44 g of sugar.


              A regular snicker candy bar (2 oz) has 29 g for sugar
              A regular Kit Kat bar (1.5 oz) has 20 g of sugar
              A package of Reese Peanut Butter Cups (1.6 oz - 2 cups) has 21 g of sugar

              In other words, a can of Brisk Tea has a little bit less sugar than a typical can of other soda, but a bit more sugar than a typical candy bar.

              I think occasional treat will be perfectly fine. Like Pinehurst said, your house, your kids -- your rules.

          2. I'd say let them try one...they likely won't ever ask for another.

            Vile stuff.

            1. What is brisk tea? What's wrong with regular tea? I was so surprised (but shouldn't have been) when I went to a totally different work group and saw them getting into all sorts of teas, matcha and oolong, and damn near all lof them sweetened it. I can't stand any tea that's been sweetened, and think it's terible as an idea. The whole sweet tea movement makes my teeth hurt.

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              1. re: EWSflash

                Lol i dont drink tea either i dont like it. But it seems like that what kids like now a days

                1. re: EWSflash

                  Brisk is Lipton's brand of pre-made iced tea in a can or bottle.