TruMoo Chocolate Milk
As a BzzAgent, I was offered the opportunity to participate in a campaign to try TruMoo Chocolate Milk. I’d seen commercials for the stuff, and my kids had begged to try it, but I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. But I jumped at the chance to try it because – well, because it was free and because we’re chocolate milkaholics around here.
Our “standard” chocolate milk is to pour a glass of 2% milk and add some Nesquik chocolate syrup to it. I go “gourmet” sometimes and add Hershey’s Dark Chocolate syrup – which, if you haven’t tried that, is also pretty good. But I’m supposed to be talking about TruMoo, so stop distracting me.
Anyway – that’s the standard around here for chocolate milk. TruMoo Chocolate milk is, as you would think, premixed. It comes in only two varieties, it seems – whole and 1%. In my experience, having tried various milks, whole milk provides a very rich, creamy milk taste, and 1% is very watery – in fact, I’d call it water with a couple of drops of milk added.
My coupon from BzzAgent was for a gallon, which at my grocery store, was only available in 1%. I was more than a little wary, particularly since under the fluorescent lights of the store, it did look a lot like chocolate water. But, I figured since my review was supposed to be honest, I’d get it and try it. I fully expected my review to be summed up in two words: It sucked.
I was wrong. So very, very wrong. We brought home our TruMoo 1% Chocolate Milk and poured three glasses. The first thing you notice is that it pours so rich, thick and creamy. The container says to shake well, so the second thing you’ll notice is the huge head of foam that rests on top of that creamy deliciousness. Once in the glass, this does not look even remotely like chocolate water.
But looks can be deceiving, so it was with great leeriness that I took that first sip. They say that chocolate releases the same hormones that having an orgasm does. If this is true, then TruMoo is sex in a bottle. The stuff tastes as rich and creamy as it looks. It’s got a full chocolate flavor that I expect when I think of chocolate milk. It’s not overly sweet, nor does it have an artificial taste from fake sweeteners or preservatives.
But it gets better. TruMoo doesn’t name names, but it has 35% less sugar than a leading chocolate milk brand. That other brand has 28g of sugar per serving, while TruMoo has only 18g. Compare that to soda or fruit juice, which can easily contain 24-39g in a 6-12oz serving, and then consider that you’re also getting the health benefits of milk, and TruMoo really is a win.
Let’s talk about the kids. I’m fortunate to have kids who love to drink milk (probably thanks to their grandpa, who drinks milk almost exclusively), so it’s not really a problem for me to get them to drink it. But according to statistics, only 1 in 10 girls and 1 in 4 boys between the ages of 9-13 gets all the calcium they need, and 70% of all children don’t get enough Vitamin D in their daily diet (which is so important that the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled their recommendations of this vitamin).
An 8 ounce glass of milk has as much calcium as 7 cups of broccoli, and as much vitamin D as 3.5 ounces of cooked salmon. Now, I don’t know about your kids, but I’m pretty sure if I put a glass of milk and a plate with 3.5 ounces of cooked salmon and 7 cups of broccoli in front of them and gave them the choice, they’d go for the milk. Why not make it even easier on them by making it TruMoo? They’ll drink more milk, less soda and fruit drinks, and as another bonus – they won’t consume any more added sugars or total fat than non-milk drinkers.
And for those who worry about high fructose corn syrup – TruMoo has none! There are also no artificial growth hormones in the cows used by the TruMoo dairy farmers. TruMoo is truly a treat you can give your family without guilt or worry over what you’re giving them. It’s nothing more than delicious, low-fat milk with chocolate and only enough sugar to be perfectly delicious.
Whether you’re looking for a way to give your kids the chocolate milk they want without the sugars and other yuckies that you don’t want, are a chocolate milk lover yourself, or want to use chocolate milk as your post workout drink without having to mix it up yourself, TruMoo Chocolate Milk is the way to go!