Hurried Homemaker

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May 31st, 2010 by Rhiana

Organic Chocolate Milk!?

*** UPDATE 4/12/2011: This product has since been found to contain substances not approved by the laws that govern organic products. I strongly recommend reading more (see following link) prior to purchasing this product for your family:
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/03/challenge-to-horizon-organics-new-dha-fortified-milk/ ***

Since I was pregnant with my firstborn, I knew my kids would only have organic milk from the time they made the switch. There were too many studies out relating the antibiotics and hormones given to cows to the rapid growth of cancer, attention-disorders, and early puberty in today’s children.

Not only did I know that I would be sure to provide organic foods and milk, but I would try to provide as much DHA in their diet (and mine) as possible. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid proven to support brain, heart and eye function. (You can read more about that here.)

Rewind back to the 1980′s and 90′s, my childhood. Chocolate milk was a favorite drink at snack times and after dinner. We stirred chocolate syrup into our plain white milk. And, if we were especially lucky, mom bought the chocolate milk in a carton! It was rich, thick, and not organic.

Of course I want to share the things I loved as a kid with my children. What I don’t want to share with my children is the bad part of those “wonderful” things I loved.

Chocolate milk is not a common item in our refrigerator, but Horizon Organic Milk is. So, you can imagine the excitement of my 8yo when she opened the fridge door to find Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk staring back at her. I poured a glass for each of us, as I explained we were testing it for my blog readers. Even the hub got in on the taste test.

We all agreed that this was really good, really light chocolate milk. You know that thick coating it can leave? Well the Horizon Chocolate Milk did not leave any of that, nor did it leave a tummyache from being overly rich. We all (except the baby) enjoyed every last drop.

How brilliant is Horizon for providing chocolate milk that is organic, but also has DHA? It certainly takes the guilt out of providing this little treat. Although chocolate milk is not a regularly occurring drink option in our home, I can say we’ll be buying Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk from now on when we do buy it.

Hurried Homemaker was not paid for this post. We were provided with coupons to purchase this product, but this is no way affects our opinion of this product/company.

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3 Responses to “Organic Chocolate Milk!?”
  1. I don’t think we have the Horizon Chocolate Milk in our area yet. (We do drink the Horizon Organic Milk, though.) Now I want the chocolate version…because I think everything is better with chocolate.

  2. That’s what we get for the 4yo who doesn’t drink any milk otherwise. It is yummy. I take a taste from time to time, but usually I treat myself with chocolate soy milk– that’s good too.

  3. Agreed! Chocolate makes everything better! :)

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