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Apr 29, 2008 07:42 PM

Low Fat Milk That Tastes Less Low Fat

There's a milk product that "tastes" like one notch up in fat (i.e. skim tastes like 1%, 1% tastes like 2%, etc). Not a real obscure weirdo product, it was something carried in mainstream stores. not sure I've seen it in a while. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

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  1. Jim, I only buy Organic Cow 1% at my local Stop & Shop or Roche Bros. It has a fuller mouth feel and gives me the feeling of drinking fuller-fat milk.

    ETA: It also seems to last longer in the fridge after opening than "regular" milk (Garelick or Hood milk in my neck of New England).

    1. It's Skim Plus, skim milk or 1%, etc. with nonfatdried milk solids in it to make it seem creamier.

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      1. re: Miss Needle

        you know, i remember we had a discussion about the added milk solids in skim plus once before. now that i'm back on the east coast i've been buying it again [yay!], and i looked at the carton - no mention of added milk solids anywhere, just "fat free milk with vitamin A palmitate & vitamin D3."


        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Yeah, I remember our discussion. Hmmm... interesting about the labeling. I just checked the website again and it does mention the inclusion of milk solids. Guess they're technically not lying as the milk solids come from fat free milk (unlike all-natural Pinkberry which has artificial flavor in it).

          1. re: Miss Needle

            i just saw it on their website's not as though added solids & proteins are a bad thing, so why they've chosen not to disclose the information on the labels is beyond me.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              They're probably assuming that most consumers are not educated enough to discern that added milk solids is not necessarily a bad thing. There are a group of people who do think that added non-fat milk solids are bad (mostly Weston Price people), but that group is a very small minority of the folks out there.

              People are influenced by wording -- ie. Patagonian toothfish not selling until it was renamed Chilean sea bass. So I think it all comes down to marketing.

              GHG, how's your gluten-free business coming along? You can email me (in profile) if you'd like.

              1. re: Miss Needle

                well, they'll never please everyone i guess.

                you're so sweet to ask about the business - i'll shoot you an e-mail.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  Would one of you link to the website you mention, I'm very curious to read about this stuff. Thanks!

                  1. re: ccbweb

                    it's just the farmland dairies website for skim plus products...


                    not all that much to read besides the product information and basics about milk, but knock yourself out!

      2. I've seen "Skinny Cow" in the supermarket - which I think has the same ingredients as the product Miss Needle mentioned - but I've never tried it. I drink Stonyfield Farm Organic 1%. It isn't watery at all, and it keeps for weeks.

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        1. re: small h

          Yeah, thanks, Skim Plus and Skinny Cow are what I was thinking of. I have a whole milk friend who's being forced by " Laryngopharyngeal Reflux" to stick to skim, and I'm trying to ease her trauma.

          Organic Cow's fine milk, but it's just regular organic milk! :)

          1. re: Jim Leff

            In the NYC area, Ronnybrook Farm sells organic low fat milk that has a much richer mouthfeel than traditional low fat milk. They also have skim milk which is still good. Very good products. Fresh Direct carries them.