It’s Liquid. It’s Amber. It Ain’t Beer.

by Lori Dwyer on February 17, 2010 · 6 comments

Well hello there you.
Another Blog This challenge- number 32, in fact. And the challenge is to write about your comfort food.

And exceptionally difficult challenge, for me. You see, I’m not really a food person (Sorry, NotQuiteNigella, I know you’ll be cringing at that). If I could drink all my food, or even better, if I could inhale it, and be nourished simply by the smell of good food, I’d be a happy woman. I just don’t like… chewing. Odd, huh?

So it’s absolutely no surprise that my comfort food is, in fact, a drink. How it came to be is a story of medical ineptitude in a time when no one knew better.

When I was a newborn, I drove my poor mother insane. I had colic and reflux, and screamed 24 hours a day. At three months old, my mum took me off breast milk, onto formula. Bad move. by the time they figured out I was reacting to the cows milk in the formula, it was too late for the boobie. Unfortunately for all involved, I also reacted to soy milk, goats milk, rice milk, even bloody Sunshine milk. So the doctors, in their wisdom, advised my mum to wean me onto 6 bottles of apple juice a day. I can see all of you with any regard for dental hygiene nearly falling off your swivel chairs in shock.

The result of this little escapade was thousands of dollars worth of dental work, 21 fillings by the age of 27, and a strange attachment to apple juice. I love the stuff. If I have a bad day, when I broke up with a boyfriend, if I had my period…. forget beer, Tim Tams or mad eclair binges, give me a big, frosty glass of AJ.

So, yeah. Apple juice is my comfort food. Well, you asked.

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Sarah February 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

WOW! Great story :)


Jen February 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Reading your post I wondered what else they could possibly give you, never would have guessed apple juice though. Wow. That sure is a comfort food :)


Amy xxoo February 19, 2010 at 8:04 am

What kind of quack doctors thought weaning onto apple juice would be a good idea?

Your entry though is a much better idea than that….


Caz (The Truth About Mummy) February 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Wow – weaning onto apple juice! That's something I've never heard before. You learn something new every day, so they say. Very interesting post. I like the original AJ.


Lucy@DiminishingLucy February 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Do you have a fave? Like the mega cloudy almost chunky apple jucie from Tassie? Or the super clear stuff in huge bottles? Lovely entry….


Kellyansapansa February 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

That's really interesting – great challenge entry!


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