Review of Augason Farms Chocolate Morning Moo's Powdered Milk Alternative12:12 AM
In an effort to not get caught with my pantry down, as well as save a little money on some of our staples, I have been purchasing select Augason Farms dehydrated foods to use in everyday recipes, as well as for emergency storage.
The first item we tried was the Morning Moo's Powdered Milk Alternative (chocolate flavored.) My kids guzzle chocolate milk like it's going out of style, and I wanted something shelf-stable (and affordable) to give them when they craved it.
I purchased a #10 pound can from Walmart.com and we mixed some up to have the kids test. The product, which is a low-fat substitute for milk (like a creamer) had directions for making different batch sizes on the side.
We first mixed part of the powder with warm water (as directed), then added the cold water.
It was a bit lumpy, so we put a lid on our pitcher and shook it really well before placing it into the fridge.
When I took it out a few hours later, it was cold, the lumps had disappeared, and the kids LOVED it! I didn't tell them that it wasn't real chocolate milk, and they never noticed. One older child asked why the milk was in a pitcher instead of a milk container, so I explained what we were drinking. He still had no issues, even after finding out it came from a powder.
I'm not a big milk fan, so I likely won't be having much of this. For the price, however, this makes a suitable replacement for extra chocolate milks during the week, and the fact that the powder needs no refrigeration makes it perfect for emergencies!
At the time of this writing Walmart had this product cheaper than buying it directly from Augason Farms' website. There is also free shipping on orders of $45 or more.
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