The Chocolate Cult: National Chocolate Milk Day

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

National Chocolate Milk Day

Today, July 28th, is "National Chocolate Milk Day" and in honor of it, your Chocolate Priestess is going to review "Horizon Organic Chocolate Reduced Fat Milk" which is a shelf stable product, meaning you can simply store it in the pantry until you use it.  This is a 8oz container that I purchased at Kroger in the organic foods section of our local store when it was on sale for $1.  Frankly that is an outrageous price for one serving of milk so I can't recommend you buy it unless it is on sale.

This one bottle has 180 calories composed of 3g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, less than a gram of fiber, 27g sugars (including evaporated can juice for some odd reason), 8g protein, 2% iron, 10% vitamin A, and 25% each of calcium and vitamin D.

Sweet is the best way to describe this once I've opened the top, expanded the attached straw and inserted it to take a sip.  In fact, overwhelming sweet is a great way to describe this.  For my tastes, this is just too sweet though I'm sure some of you will think that's crazy.  I want my chocolate products to taste chocolate, first and foremost and this tastes like sugar -- review the nutritional information though and why was I surprised?  As I keep drinking the sweet turns into a bitter aftertaste that is almost a shock to my mouth.  Whatever had to be done to make this shelf stable perhaps fits into the "organic" label but this is a good example that not all "organic" or "natural" products are the best tasting or necessarily the healthiest for you.  We've all ready reviewed other chocolate milks here on The Chocolate Cult that taste more like chocolate and are better nutrition.

Shelf stable may be what you need and if so, this is one type of acceptable chocolate milk you can chose to purchase.  I'll keep my eyes open for others and reveal them to you as we continue our Journey together.

Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.


Evan B said...

Thanks for stopping by my guest post on Jessie's Messie Kitchen even though you don't like biscotti :( I do however think I have some chocolatey sweets you might enjoy on my site!

I do love me some chocolate milk, although I prefer to go the mix route and make my own as opposed to buying.

The Chocolate Priestess said...

I think the thing with biscotti is that you are supposed to dunk it, right? In your case, the one recipe is more for coffee. I've never been a fan of dunking things, I can't even stand milk on my cereal.

I'll check out your site. As you can see we don't do many recipes on here though from time to time we do. Tomorrow for National Cheesecake Day I'm going to share a recipe I created years ago for example.

Kitty Scheetz said...

I have a question, did you refrigerate the milk before you drank it? I know that these things always taste off if you drink them warm, shelf stable or not.

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