Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to Toddlers and Tiaras? Well, think again because you’re about to see more of the energy drink that caused a lot of controversy for the show.The drink, which we’re sure doesn’t hold a candle to whatever Honey Boo Boo is sipping on, is developed by one of the Toddlers and Tiaras’ mothers.
Tori Hensley, who’s using the coined term Tinker Tea, insists the drink “calms them down!” has decided to market her own energy drink geared towards children. The mother of toddler Alexa, is coming under fire after she received backlash when the airing of a recent episode showed the mother giving her daughter an energy elixir.
The juice which is called Tinker Tea is a mix of Mountain Dew, Sweet Tea, and Pixie Stix. While it pretty much sounds like a legal version of speed, the mother insists that it’s completely safe. To defend herself, she spoke with RadarOnline, where she also talks about the energy drink.
Speaking about the energy drink for children she says:
“We were approached to do an energy drink about two weeks after the show aired and we’re in the negotiation period with it. We’re gonna gear it for pageant kids and dance. And for hyperactive children, to help them.”
So what about that Mountain Dew that’s mixed in the drink? Tori says that the caffeine in the drink is what calms them down. The Toddlers and Tiaras mother explains, “A lot of studies show that caffeine reverses the effects of hyperactive children. Instead of medications and pills and nasty chemicals, why not give them caffeine?”
However, some are saying it’s a dangerous concoction for growing children. A group of practitioners from The American Medical Association voted to adopt new policies that oppose the marketing of energy drinks to children.
The AMA’s decision against the marketing of energy drinks is “very helpful for the Senator’s obesity treatment bill because it draws additional attention to our nation’s obesity epidemic and the need for a comprehensive approach to treating it.”
Also adding: “Teenagers are aggressively targeted by energy drink companies, despite a growing body of scientific evidence that raises serious questions about the safety of these products.”
Do you agree with Tori Hensley or the AMA?