People have been pretending to have a sick kid for years in order to feel better about purchasing Pedialyte to combat their wicked hangovers, so it’s kind of crazy it took the company this long to officially jump on the bandwagon.
Their sweet beverages are meant to replace fluids and electrolytes and prevent dehydration caused by vomiting, diarrhea, exercise, travel, and heat exhaustion – and it tastes sweet and yummy, so your darling little one will actually drink it even when they’re ill – and since those are also the lingering gifts of a nasty hangover, parents long ago figured out the purchase could do double duty.
But now, praise heaven, you can buy fizzy versions of the same drink to get you back in the game after a long night – and they’re being marketed to adults.
Their new product is called Sparkling Rush Powder and it’s sold in packages you mix into a bottle of water. According to the website, they’re “a fizzy way to quickly replenish fluids and electrolytes lost to dehydration” and are “designed with an optimal balance of electrolytes and sugar.”
Whee! And since they’re fizzy, you can just pretend you’re still drinking with your friends instead of wondering how low you can turn the volume on Pinkalicious before your kid loses interest.
Pro tip: It’s lower than you think since their brand new ears are better than yours.
Right now, we’ve only found the stuff online at Target or on Pedialyte’s website, but at $10.99 for six packets, they’re a pretty simple and reasonable way to maintain your sanity and get your body back to the mostly-acceptable shape it was in before you went out drinking.
Thank you, Pedialyte. Better late than never, I suppose.