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Jun 30, 2010 04:48 PM

Are you a Milkacholic?

Take a deep breath and objectively ask yourself this question:

Are you a milkaholic?

Do you drink milk every day? Does drinking milk give you short-term happiness? Do you get depressed when you are deprived of milk?

I think I am a milkaholic. You?

*Edit* Sorry for the spelling. They are corrected, except in the title. It should be "milkaholic" without the "c" in the middle.

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  1. I'm actually the exact opposite.

    Never imbibe the stuff, at least not directly.

    Will eat yogurt, ice cream (incessantly) and use it in baked goods, but never drink it.

    Really just can't stand the taste or texture. I would just as soon take castor oil beer bombs.

    4 Replies
      1. re: ipsedixit

        I'm with you - unless- we talk buttermilk. The cultured kind on corn flakes, over fruit, staight with a dash of cayenne. Weird, I know, but one I hate and one I adore.

        1. re: corneygirl

          I'm a Buttermilkaholic, but never tried it on corn flakes, it is also good mixed with cottage cheese, out here in california all we can get is cultured, the real churrned disappeared aroung 1960.

        2. re: ipsedixit

          I'm with you on that one. I probably wouldn't even keep milk in the house if my son didn't have it on his cereal. It's not that I don't like it, it just doesn't seem to interest me. But ice-cream and yoghurt are altogether a different story.

        3. My name is Adam and I'm a milkaholic....(not sure what a milkacholic is). I recently switched back to whole milk after years of 1%. Forgot how good the real stuff is-nectar of cow....

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          1. re: adamshoe

            Oh my. I also switched back to whole milk after consuming a year of 1%.

            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              @ Chem: Whole milk is usually 4 % fat, but oh, what a difference those three little %'s make. Life is short; eat fat.

              1. re: adamshoe


                Sorry, actually I were drinking 2%. So the 2% fat milk has half the fat as full milk -- not a huge difference. I were doing it to stay on the healthy side. Now, I decided that I will just drink less milk (in volume), but in full strength.

            2. re: adamshoe

              And we all say: Hi, Adam!!!

              I'm kattyeyes and I'm a milkaholic. No went back to whole cow/holy cow...I love the stuff myself, nectar of cow indeed. I remember going on vacation to Cancun shortly after graduating from college and how horrible the milk was there. My friend and I were so looking forward to having milk again after a week without, it was unfunny.

              Not sure if the "tastes like whole milk" brands are available where you are. Here in CT, I switch back and forth between Hood's Simply Smart (the purple carton, not the green carton that tastes like skim milk--bleaahhhhh!) and Garelick Farms Over the Moon. Both taste like whole, but are one percent. Great by the glass, in gelato, in all recipes that I can think of.

            3. Hello, my name is Jemon and I too, I must admit, am a milkaholic (also wondering about the spelling milkacholic). I like it whole or better, like heavy cream in my coffee from time to time, cream sauces...cereal is an excuse to have milk for me. I fear though, that as I get older I am becoming increasingly lactose intolerant. If I were completely lactose intolerant I would probably have to take my own life!

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              1. re: Jemon

                Thanks of correcting my spelling. I have corrected them. I guess you can always swirl the milk in your mouth to taste it and then spit it out. Ha ha ha.

                1. re: Jemon

                  Hi, Jemon!!! Yeah, no kidding, take my sugar or my dairy away and just give me a one-way trip in the garage. And heavy cream in your coffee? I like how you roll. My adopted grandfather used to pour heavy cream on his cereal...way to go, Papa!

                  1. re: kattyeyes

                    My Gramps does that too! He's gonna be one of those perfectly healthy centurions that no one can figure out, the way he downs milk out of an aluminum cup and drowns his food with salt.

                    1. re: WhatThePho

                      Hahahaha! Seriously. If memory serves me correctly, the last oldest centurion in the US had bacon for breakfast every day.

                2. Yes, I'm definitely a milkaholic. Whenever I think of my lactose intolerant and vegan friends, I shudder at the thought of a life without dairy.

                  1. Nooo... not a milkaholic. Do. Not. Want. Had lactose problems as a child that have more or less gone away, but I think I just never learned to like the stuff.

                    As the great Calvin once said, "Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said. “I think I’ll drink whatever comes out of these things when I squeeze ‘em!”

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                    1. re: WhatThePho

                      .... or the person who looked at an oyster and said, "Hey, this looks like the mucous I ejected from my nostrils the last time I had the flu, let's see if it goes down smoother through another orifice, my mouth!"

                      1. re: ipsedixit


                        Point taken. All that does not glitter is not .. not .. gold. :)

                        1. re: WhatThePho

                          "All that does not glitter is not .. not .. gold. :)"

                          LMAO! I love that, may I quote it elsewhere?

                          I like milk, prefer whole or 2% sometimes for drinking. I have caught my mom using half and half on her cereal, and I use heavy cream in my coffee when I can. Milk used to be an asthma trigger, but eventually I got desensitized or something. I have always liked dairy, and I suppose I am generally willing to suffer for the whims of my taste buds.

                          1. re: Popkin

                            Haha, be my guest. And actually, no need to give me credit. ;)

                            I've always liked ice cream, and I suppose there were a few memorable times that I just decided I didn't care what the consequences were. Le sigh. I'm sure glad I can eat my entire pint of haagen dazs coffee in peace these days..

                        2. re: ipsedixit

                          Oh, my - thank you ipse! I really needed that "visual" for a good laugh! You just made my day!