Words I Realized: Thoble

Thoble [thoh-buhl], n – the foil hole on a juice box designated for straw insertion

I don’t mean to brag, but growing up, I was quite good with a juice box.  Motts, Juicy Juice, Ssips Iced Tea – no problem.  Jammed that straw right in there at a standard 90-degree angle.  But I could not penetrate the Capri Sun thobles for the life of me.  I just couldn’t.  Something about the curvature of that trademark metallic pouch.  I’d end up cracking my straw and then having to bite a hole through the thoble and suck that bag of juice like a shiny silver teat.

Little Douglas pierced the thoble and squeezed the juice into a glass because he wanted to drink it like a gentleman.

Wait, thoble?? I don’t get it… Can you explain?

 

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One Response to “Words I Realized: Thoble”

  1. Evan says:

    I love how the manufacturer labels the Thoble – “Insert Straw Here!” – as if someone over the age of 3 hasn’t figured out yet that the straw gets inserted there. And for the children under 3 who haven’t figured it out yet, they can’t read anyway. Who is their target audience?

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