I Think I'm Obsessed With Organic Milk

Monday, September 03, 2012

We haven't actually tried Horizon yet, but it's an easily recognizable brand.

So as I mentioned a week ago, we're merging into a lifestyle where we eat things that are better for us and the environment.  One of the switches we've made is switching from regular milk to organic from grass-fed cows.  It's definitely a lot more expensive (half a gallon is more expensive than a regular gallon of milk), but I think it tastes a lot better.

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I love skim milk.  A lot of people think it's weird, I know, but I was raised drinking skim and it's what I'm used to.  I don't like 2%; I think it's too thick and too sweet.  However, I switched to 2% either a little before or around the time we started trying to get pregnant after I read a study linking skim milk to infertility (I don't think my excessive consumption of skim milk has anything to do with my own infertility, but it would be pretty ironic if it was).  But anyway, I switched.

It was pretty difficult at first, and sometimes it still is.  I have trouble drinking a glass of 2% milk on its own, but it's doable in cereal.  However, it's different with the organic milk.  It tastes different (to me, anyway).  It's not as thick; it's thinner and smoother, which is a lot easier for my skim-loving self to handle.  It's still a bit sweet, but the sweetness is more subtle.

I don't think we'll be going back to regular milk.

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  1. I feel this way about free range brown eggs. White eggs suck and I hated them, but free range brown eggs are totally delicious!

    1. Seconding the eggs (though I liked eggs before, I just like the free-range ones better)! I was sooooo reluctant to switch to fancy free-range organic eggs, because one of the reasons I eat so many eggs is because they are CHEAP PROTEIN. But even buying the fancy ones, I can usually get a dozen for $4, which still means lots of nutrition/dollar. And they are so good!

      What sold me was cracking a conventionally-farmed white egg in the same bowl as a free-range one. The free-range yolk was such a rich vibrant yellow, and looked so much more appetizing than the standard one. Now, I'm a biologist and totally aware that the brighter color is probably primarily due to different food sources, just like free range cows eating certain types of vegetation produce VERY yellow butter (and richer, tastier milk!). And I know that 'diet that turns eggs deeper yellow' does not equal 'healthier eggs' or even necessarily 'healthier chickens'. But that visceral, tangible 'proof' of the more natural diet somehow makes me feel better about spending $4 on eggs when the cheapskate in me is screaming at me that the cheap ones are HALF THE PRICE. That, and I know free-ranging is healthier for animals--the cramped, dirty conditions most farm animals live in leads to disease, which means more use of antibiotics and other badness.

    2. I haven't gotten eggs yet, because we still had almost two dozen in the fridge at the time and I didn't want to be wasteful. We'll probably be out next week though, and we'll be upgrading then :)



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