This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
As a little girl I had the embarrassing problem of wetting my bed even far passed the potty training age. The Doctors somehow finally figured out that I was lactose intolerant and recommended that I only drink cow milk that was unprocessed. Luckily we lived in New Hampshire at the time and could literally drive to a farm and get milk straight from the cow. That solved my bed wetting problem immediately! As I got older they re-introduced it to me in small amounts but it tended to give me tummy problems. To avoid this, I stopped drinking milk altogether, even though I really enjoyed the taste!
When I have things like cereal I use soy milk but since I don’t love the taste, I don’t drink it on it’s own. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about the a2 Milk Company™ and become an ambassador for them.
This milk has the unique distinction of not containing the A1 protein that causes ‘post-dairy digestive discomfort’ that all other milks have. The a2 Milk® comes straight from heirloom a2 cows without all the excess processing. They are currently working with U.S. dairy framers in New York and the Midwest to expand production. You can use this store locator to find out if it’s come to a store near you yet!
Lucky for me there was a Sprouts within driving distance that had it in stock! Now here comes the big question that really can be a deal breaker. How does it taste?
I confess, I didn’t have high hopes. I mean they process things for a reason right? Isn’t it going to taste weird without it? No! I was so relieved to discover I couldn’t tell the difference between this and the other 1% milk I buy my kids! And better yet, neither could they. I put it in my picky two year olds sippy cup and watched for a reaction and got none!
I started drinking it slowly because I was worried about it giving my tummy problems. I just put it in my cereal in the mornings at first but then I had a piece of chocolate cake for my birthday and nothing goes better with it than a tall, cold glass of milk! I went for it and much to my relief had NO after effects.
In addition to having milk in my diet again, the health benefits of switching my whole family are tremendous as well! a2 has approximately 6x the amount of calcium as soy beverages I was buying!
I am absolutely thrilled to have the option of drinking milk again thanks to the a2 Milk Company™! Now all they need to do is come out with an ice cream!
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