Chocolate Milk

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    Jan 07, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    Howdy all,

    I've searched Google, but came up empty handed.

    Do you know of any brands of chocolate milk that do not contain high fructose corn syrup?
    Thanks!
  • Timbales

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    Jan 07, 2009 6:22 PM GMT
    premixed? no idea

    Have you checked out any health food stores?
  • EricLA

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    Jan 07, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    I know what you mean, that stuff's in everything. I tried to find a brand of Lemonade this past summer that was free of high fructose corn syrup, and I think I only found one brand. No wonder America has an obesity epidemic.
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    Jan 07, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    Ok, so I got one of these for Christmas and it ROCKS!!!

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    So you buy your own type of chocolate and then you heat up your milk/soy or whatever and you mix it and BAM Hot Chocolate as healthy as you want it!! I personally use the Mexican stuff.....

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    Jan 07, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    I was about to suggest Skinny Cow brand but it does have the fructose syrup...
    I love hot chocolate so I make it with good quality cocoa and low fat milk...

    I don't think you can buy chocolate milk without the high fructose syrup unfortunately..it's their way of reducing the sugar amount in the production.

    Good luck in your search and let us know if you do find something!
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    Jan 07, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    I have a theory that's going to get me hated but....


    After growing up in a family with a matriarch always on one quest or another to remove a certain food additive or nutrient from her and subsequently my diet


    I personally believe that people who condemn MSG, Saccharin, Aspartame, High fructose corn syrup, etc are just happy to have something to blame that bears no personal responsibility...


    Although being constructive

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    Jan 07, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    AMT87 saidI have a theory that's going to get me hated but....


    After growing up in a family with a matriarch always on one quest or another to remove a certain food additive or nutrient from her and subsequently my diet


    I personally believe that people who condemn MSG, Saccharin, Aspartame, High fructose corn syrup, etc are just happy to have something to blame that bears no personal responsibility...





    I just personally believe the motto "anything is ok in moderation" when it comes to food. A little bit of all the additives you listed are not going to kill a person if they moderate it...then a person has to ask, what is moderation for themselves?
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    Jan 07, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestions, fellas. Much appreciated.
    I agree about moderation, but I tend to enjoy some chocolate milk after my workouts, which are frequent. As a result I'm not really moderating the amount of corn syrup I ingest.
    Also, if there's an easy way I can avoid something that can be potentially harmful, I'm all for it.
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    Jan 07, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    organic almond milk, chocolate flavor
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    Jan 07, 2009 11:05 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidorganic almond milk, chocolate flavor


    I do drink this on occasion (and find it to be very tasty), but the protein count doesn't come close to what's available in dairy.
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    Jan 07, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    There is something called Carnation Instant Breakfast. There is a Milk Chocolate version with no sugar added, but it does have splenda. It isn't the same as chocolate milk, but it might be something to try.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 08, 2009 2:53 AM GMT
    Organic Valley has it - http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/milk-and-cream/chocolate/?gclid=CNbMoNb7_ZcCFQslHgodhh3gCg
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    Jan 08, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    Cant you make your own with organic cocoa powder?
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    Jan 08, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    OOOH i make my own.

    Unsweetened chocolate
    Skim milk

    Put the milk in a pan, bring it slowly up to heat stirring all the time (you want it just hotter then what your finger can stand, but you don't want to boil the milk)

    In a double boiler (a bowl over slightly simmering water) place the chocolate in the bowl and let it melt down slowly.

    Once the chocolate has melted take a small amount of the milk and a wisk, pour a small amount (about two table spoons worth) into the chocolate and using the wisk stir into the chocolate, the chocolate will start to seize up, however keep mixing, once incorporated add more milk and stir in, after 4 - 6 additions you can start adding about a 4th of a cups worth at a time beating with the whisk

    Eventually it will start to become smooth and milk, add all the milk, give it another beating, stick it in the fridge and let it cool back down.

    You'll get fats/milk solids/chocolate forming on the top of the mixture just use a spoon to remove it or, I use a gravy/oil separator

    you can add sugar if you want, you can also add a cinnamon stick and let it sit in the mixture while it cools, I've added a touch of salt too, changes its taste and worth a try (use good salt not table), you can add chilli and other spices too..

    It makes a really nice chocolate milk and its a lot healthier and you can use your own favorite chocolate
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    Jan 08, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    Awesome suggestions! Organic Valley chocolate milk sounds great, and they have it at Henry's which is near my house.
    I will definitely try some of those home remedies (the one by lilTanker sounds fantastic). Thanks again for all your help.
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    Jan 08, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    I take 2% milk, add a spoon of cane sugar (bad i know) and then add either Ovaltine or Nesquick- sometime sweet and chocolatey, sometimes barely a hint of either....depending on what my body is craving.

    Another question if I can add--How much milk do you guys drink daily? (in ml). I'm wondering if I drink too much or too little- or if there is such a thing.

    I drink 300 ML in the morning (one big glass) and sometimes another glass at night after gym, about 1 hr before bed .So either 300 or 600 ml.

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    Jan 08, 2009 4:40 AM GMT
    a1972guy saidOk, so I got one of these for Christmas and it ROCKS!!!

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    So you buy your own type of chocolate and then you heat up your milk/soy or whatever and you mix it and BAM Hot Chocolate as healthy as you want it!! I personally use the Mexican stuff.....

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    that chocolate tastes like crap... get it imported!