(Closed) Sunday Funday Question: What kind of milk do you buy?

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    Non-dairy variety (like almond, rice, soy, etc.)


  • Post # 47
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I used to buy 2% for me and whole for my husband, but we wouldn’t drink it all fast enough.  Now i just get whole.  I only really use it for my daily oatmeal and coffee so maybe like a 1/4 cup a day, so I figure it’s fine.  I actually like it better now that I got over the “eww whole milk” stigma.

    Post # 48
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    1%, if it wasn’t for my husband hating skim we would drink that.


    Post # 49
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Organic whole milk, but adult humans shouldn’t drink copious amounts of milk anyway. 

    Post # 50
    2085 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    I’ve only had skim since whenever my mother switched us as kids.

    i hate the mouth feel of liquids with fat in them. Even 1% feels gross to me…and I love the crisp taste of skim, too. 🙂

    Post # 51
    4654 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love almond milk but they don’t sell it where I live now… DH buys whole because it’s the easiest to find. I honestly don’t care much when it comes to regular milk.

    Post # 52
    4435 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Skittles131:  organic 1 or 2% and almond milk- we drink a ton of almond milk! I like reg milk in my tea/coffee and hot choc.

    Post # 53
    2478 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Semi-skimmed for me – your 2%.

    Skimmed milk seems to serve absolutely no purpose whatsoever. It ruins perfectly good water and bears no resemblance to milk.

    When I was a kid we used to have Gold Top (that’s Channel Island milk) which is super, full fat and my mother and I used to take turns the cream on our cereals. Quite how I have such boring cholesterol levels now is something of a mystery! Nowadays I dislike full fat milk in tea because it tastes far too rich but I’ll happily have it in coffee. 

    Post # 54
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @Skittles131:  I’m allergic to dairy and milk so I have to buy almond or rice milk. I love it. I don’t like soy for some reason. My FH buys his own milk but sometimes he drinks mine.

    Post # 55
    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Whole milk!! Everything else is just watery and we eat it in moderation. I may have cereal once a week but it is mostly for our coffee. 

    Post # 56
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Depending on my mood either 2% or whole, but always organic. Lately I’ve been buying whole milk since I’m not able to keep much food down, so I need the extra fat/calories. DH doesn’t care so long as there’s milk for his morning cereal. 

    Post # 57
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee

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    @Miss Circe:  I think skim is Trim Milk, i.e. the light green top which is 0.5% fat.  Lite Milk, i.e. the light blue top has 1.5% fat, so in between 1% and 2% (at least this is correct for Meadow Fresh, I assume Anchor, Signature Range, etc. are similar).

    ETA: Actually, didn’t there also used to be milk with a dark green top?  Is that still around?  Maybe that was 1%.

    Post # 58
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee

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    @Mrs. Mink:  +1!  I’m the same, I always drank skim milk when I was younger, and so now anything with more fat in it just tastes creamy and weird.  It all depends on what you’re used to.

    Post # 59
    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Fiance likes whole milk, I prefer skim… so when I’m at the store I just pick up the one with the best expiration date! Our favorite brands are Organic Valley or Horizon.

    Post # 60
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Organic soy vanilla.  I have issues with the dairy industry.

    Post # 61
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My husband grew up on skim and I grew up on 2% so we compromise and buy 1%

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