Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tum-E Yummies

Big Brother was very thirsty after his first gymnastics (HYPERLINK) “practice” a few weeks ago, and due to sleep deprivation-induced memory loss poor foresight on the part of Mom-E and Dad-E, we did not bring a water bottle for him.

Of course, we were “rescued” by the drink machine at the gym.

Big Brother requested a drink I’d never seen anywhere else before called Tum-E Yummies. It’s a sugary, Gatorade-like drink with fewer calories than juice. So, with little other options, we obliged him.

Of course, the rule in the land of kids is “whatever you do the first time, that’s how it is…FOREVER.”

No surprise then that after EVERY subsequent gymnastics practice, that Big Brother asks if he can have some Tum-E Yummies (it’s pretty good, I got to try a sip).

And no surprise that Mom-E or Dad-E reply with the typical “you don’t need that, we don’t want to buy it parental block”: “SORRY, BIG BROTHER, BUT WE DIDN’T BRING ANY MONEY. PLEASE JUST DRINK FROM YOUR WATER BOTTLE.”

Fast forward to our recent trip (HYPERLINK). We made a pit stop at a gas station/convenience store. As we’re leaving the potty, Big Brother tugs on my side and, very politely, points to the shelf with Tum-E Yummies, and asks,


It was all I could do to keep from busting a gut. Admittedly, I caved and bought one for both Big and Little Brother.

So, I must ask whether any of you dear readers happens to know anyone/have any connections with the folks at Tum-E Yummies?

I can’t help but think that they’re destined to sponsor my blog. I mean, Busy-Dad-E and Tum-E Yummies goes together like PB & J.

Maybe they’d even consider changing their name to Tum-E Yumm-E’s for greater effect.

Then again, maybe not.

In the meantime, I’ll just sit around and wait for the monkeys to fly out.

See you on Fatherhood Friday,


  1. I hope the flying Monkeys come soon.

  2. You wouldn't if you knew where they came from. :)

  3. That's definitely a new one to me! Don't even get me started about how they always put that sugary stuff at eye level for kids just so that they will see it and beg their parents. grrrr I have so many beefs with that, but I guess everyone is trying to make a living! Good luck with the Tum-E Yummies after gymnastics! Love, aunt-e

  4. Here's to Busy Dad-E and Tum-E Yummies coming together! As for the flying monkees? Ok, I'll bite. Where do they come from?

  5. @ Surprised Mom: There's a quote from an old SNL Wayne's World sketch. They're talking about something improbable, and Wayne says, "It might happen. Yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt." So, there you go.

  6. I have never seen that drink....that is so funny. I am always telling Kaitlyn that mom does not have any money for whatever it is she wants. Now, she is learning that dad makes the money so he surely must have some on hand. LOL! When she sees him off to work she always lets me know that daddy is going to work to make some money. Rosi

  7. I can understand why Mom-E never has any money for those drinks..hehe.

  8. I stopped on the corner store one time with my daughter to get something to drink. I got her "Bug Juice". Now the corner store is called The Juice Store.

    And it looks like Tum-E Yummies might have the same bottler.

  9. Definitely should be your sponsor. I hope they make you rich.

  10. "E" for effort in asking them to be a sponsor. Let me know when the monkeys fly out of your butt.
    You could scan one of their labels into the computer, print it out and tape it to any bottle. Now, all drinks are TUM- E!

  11. @Aunt-E: We've gotten over Tum-E Yummies withdrawal.

    @Rosi: The little ones are SO resourceful.

    @Eric: Sure looks like they do have the same bottler (either that, or one is a copycat.)

    @Otter: Thanks. Have made $0.00 from them so far.

    @O'Shea: Great idea about how to make some moonshine Tum-E Yummies. Would you serve it at your bar?

  12. Hi Busy-Dad-E,
    I work for the manufacturer of Tum-E Yummies and was interested to see your post about our product. I would love the chance to chat with you. I can be reached at


  13. Now i know what Tum-E-Yummies are! It's funny how often those mums 'forget' to have cash on them in situations like that! You would think they would remember :-)

  14. I'm on here now looking for a way to buy these things by the case (hence the reason I stumbled on to your site) 4yr old son loves these (and has now, unfortunately, hooked his older 7 and 10 yr old brothers). We stumbled upon these at a local deli that we stop at for homemade soups after preschool....he LOVES them, and i don't mind them except for the $1.25/ea price tag. I thought they may be cheaper by the case (like I buy my coconut water from Amazon)...but i haven't found any sites that sell them. Does anyone know of website that sells them (and delivers-preferable free-like Amazon)?