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Are you a Milkacholic?

Chemicalkinetics Jun 30, 2010 04:48 PM

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?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woi2jmoNBtY
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTR...

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

  1. ipsedixit Jun 30, 2010 04:54 PM

    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.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      Chemicalkinetics Jun 30, 2010 04:58 PM

      That bad, huh?

      1. re: ipsedixit
        corneygirl Jun 30, 2010 07:51 PM

        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.

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          malibumike Jul 2, 2010 10:05 AM

          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
          TheHuntress Jul 1, 2010 07:27 AM

          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.

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          adamshoe Jun 30, 2010 04:54 PM

          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....
          adam

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          1. re: adamshoe
            Chemicalkinetics Jun 30, 2010 04:58 PM

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

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              adamshoe Jun 30, 2010 05:11 PM

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

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                Chemicalkinetics Jun 30, 2010 05:21 PM

                Adam,

                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
              kattyeyes Jun 30, 2010 05:38 PM

              And we all say: Hi, Adam!!!

              I'm kattyeyes and I'm a milkaholic. No way...you 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.

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              Jemon Jun 30, 2010 05:47 PM

              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
                Chemicalkinetics Jun 30, 2010 05:51 PM

                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.

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                  kattyeyes Jun 30, 2010 07:22 PM

                  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!

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                    WhatThePho Jun 30, 2010 07:30 PM

                    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.

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                      Jemon Jul 1, 2010 09:42 AM

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

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                  bluemoon4515 Jun 30, 2010 06:15 PM

                  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. WhatThePho Jun 30, 2010 07:32 PM

                    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
                      ipsedixit Jun 30, 2010 09:16 PM

                      .... 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
                        WhatThePho Jun 30, 2010 09:21 PM

                        rofl

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

                        1. re: WhatThePho
                          Popkin Jun 30, 2010 10:41 PM

                          "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.

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                            WhatThePho Jun 30, 2010 11:21 PM

                            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
                          boyzoma Jul 3, 2010 04:10 PM

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

                      2. john333 Jul 1, 2010 05:58 AM

                        Hi, I'm john333 and I'm a milkaholic too. Sometimes I drink it like water and have to run back to the store the same day for more.

                        Years and years ago I switched to skim milk (from whole milk) because I didn't want to clog my arteries.

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                          grayelf Jul 3, 2010 09:15 AM

                          Are you a milkaholic if you've done side-by-side taste tests of the locally available 1% milk to see which has the superior flavour and viscosity? (Lucerne, btw, for any Vancouverites reading).

                          1. re: grayelf
                            mrbigshotno.1 Jul 4, 2010 09:14 AM

                            The viscosity is a big thing with me. I drink 1% and it's amazing the differences in flavor/viscosity from brand to brand and area to area.

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                          Island Jul 3, 2010 11:39 AM

                          Opposite. Never drink it, even as a kid. I'd put orange juice on Raisin Bran before I'd use milk.

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                          1. re: Island
                            grayelf Jul 4, 2010 09:44 AM

                            That's funny, Island --though I do loves me a big ol' glass of moo, I've never allowed it to darken my cereal since I was old enough to call the shots. I now prefer my morning bowl of fibrous goodness with vanilla flavoured yogurt :-).

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                              Island Jul 4, 2010 10:45 PM

                              Well there's a thought. I've never been much of a cereal eater because of the milk, but OJ on RB is pretty good.

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