I was born on a farm, and my first year I drank goat’s milk. I don’t remember this, and now, I can’t stand anything with goat’s milk in it. The smell of even the most expensive goat cheese gags me. But one of my clearest memories was going to my uncle’s cattle farm in Nebraska and being able to go to the fridge and pull out the big glass pitcher of fresh, right out of the cow, milk. Nothing tasted better than that creamy, sweet milk!
Through my childhood and teen years, we drank store-bought whole milk, we ate the thick, full-fat sour cream, and we never worried about low-fat cottage cheese. When I married, my hubby drank 2%, and that was a bit of a change. In fact, I started not drinking much milk at all, other than to put it in my coffee. Once in a while I’d get a craving and have a whole glass, or of course, if I ate cake or cookies, I’d have a glass. Once I was diagnosed with diabetes and high cholesterol, my doc told me to go to skim milk. Well, hubby made the switch no problem. I quit drinking milk all together and had to search and search to find the best tasting fat-free sour cream. (It’s Tillamook, by the way).
I only put milk in my coffee, hardly ever drink it at all, and then when I went low-carb, I cut myself off milk all together, and switched to almond milk, which is good in cooking and to mix with protein drinks, but it doesn’t really taste like MILK. I even got tired of all my coffee tasting the same…like it has a hint of almonds in it.
I read about Hood milk on another blog, and thought I should try it. It’s not very popular in my area, and it took quite a search to find it, and frankly, the customer service wasn’t very helpful (they didn’t answer any questions) when I contacted them via email from their website. But I did find it in my local Fred Meyers (Kroger) and they only carry one kind of milk from the brand, but boy oh boy is it ever good!
I have no idea how they do it, and frankly I don’t want to know because I love this stuff. It reminds me of the creamy full-fat milk I grew up on.
You can check out their line of low-carb milk products at: http://www.hood.com/