In this week’s installment of reality TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, seven-year-old Alana Thompson, nicknamed Honey Boo Boo, tries her hand at making lemonade.
As a little girl of many talents, Honey Boo Boo is keen to show off her culinary skills in the kitchen and suggests whipping up the concoction to help contribute towards her pageant piggy bank.
Honey Boo Boo’s mother June Shannon explains that beauty pageants can cost thousands of dollars, from the glitzy dresses to the fake hair and teeth, and explains to her daughter that they can’t really afford such luxuries.
Famous for her bargain hunting ways, June Shannon explains to her daughter how much the family have to budget.
“We’re always trying to save money,” she says.
Ever the entrepreneur, Alana Thompson decides that her lemonade making will help pay for her bedazzled dresses and accessories.
“Honey Boo Boo had the idea of making a lemonade stand to save money for the pageants.
“Pageants a big investment. I raise four kids and I’m able to do pageants as I budget. Honestly, we budget and I try to save money any way I can,” said June Shannon.
Honey Boo Boo and her sisters build a stand and sell off the sugary sweet drink to bypassers.
Known for her love of sugary drinks, June Shannon was seen on Toddlers & Tiaras feeding Alana “Go Go Juice”, a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull.
And this week’s episode is no different as June Shannon shares her secret sugary lemonade concoction recipe.
“The secret is a lot of sugar and a lot of lemon juice. The lemonade has got a good five pounds of sugar and like 2 gallons of lemon juice,” she said.
The network offered the family a spin-off series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, an inside look into little Alana Thompson’s world.
Since premiering on August 8, the show has attracted millions of viewers and its August 29 installment attracted nearly 3 million viewers, eclipsing every network’s coverage of the Republican National Convention and Paul Ryan’s speech.
Each episode follows Alana Thompson and her unapologetically outrageous family.