Friday, May 7, 2010

Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk Review +{Giveaway}


Horizon Milk recently contacted me to try their Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3.  I have never tried any Horizon products before, but I have heard good things about it from friends.  So I was excited to give it a try for myself.

My son loves chocolate milk, but I don't give it to him often.  I don't like all the extra sugar that comes along with it. On the other hand, I do think once in a while is OK just to get him to drink a little more milk.  So when I saw the Horizon milk had so many extra health benefits, I was happy to give something like this to my son.

Here is some more about Horizon milk from the company:

Mmm chocolate! Horizon Organic lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 provides a great tasting and easy way to add calcium and DHA to your family’s diet. DHA Omega-3 is an important nutrient that helps support heart, brain and eye health, and it’s available in lowfat half gallons.



DHA belongs to a category of healthy fatty acids known as Omega-3's. Found in high concentrations in the tissues of the brain and eye, DHA Omega-3 is thought to help support healthy function in these areas. DHA has also been shown to help support heart health. 
· DHA provides a nutritional boost for children's growing minds and bodies. Children's brains grow incredibly fast. In fact, the brain nearly quadruples in the first five years of life.
· DHA is a key structural component of the brain, yet many young children don't get their recommended daily amount of DHA as it is found in a limited number of food sources.
Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 is fortified with a natural, 100 percent vegetarian and sustainable source of DHA - a safe, wholesome, delicious way to bring more of this important nutrient into your family's diet.
Visit http://www.horizonorganicdha.com/ to learn more!
Flavored Milk is a Nutrient-Rich Beverage
·      Flavored milk provides the same nine essential nutrients as unflavored milk (calcium, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamins A, D, B12, Riboflavin and niacin), and can help kids meet their calcium requirements.
·      Flavored milk consumers did not have higher total fat or calorie intakes than non milk consumers
Kids Love the Taste of Flavored Milk
·      According to 2005 USDA data, 66% of the milk chosen by children in schools is flavored

Chocolate Milk is an Effective Post-Exercise Recovery Beverage
·      A 2006 study showed that low fat milk was as effective at post-exercise rehydration as sports drinks
·      Because of the natural carb:pro ratio in flavored milks, low fat chocolate milk is an effective post-exercise recovery beverage.
·   The appropriate carb:pro ratio for improving endurance performance is about 4:1 However, effective ranges can vary from 2:1 and up to 5:1.
·      Consuming carbohydrate and protein post workout has been shown to:
·   Enhance muscle glycogen formation
·   Promote a hormonal environment that encourages muscle growth
·   Promote muscle protein production
·   May lessen immune-suppressive effects due of intense exercise


We really enjoyed our Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3.  It did not last very long in our house. I think that my son drank more milk that week than he has in a long time.  I thought the milk was creamy and the chocolate flavor was right on for me.  I don't care for thicker milk or too much chocolate flavor, and I thought the Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 had a great balance of both of those things.

However, my husband did not care for the flavor of this milk.  Unlike me, though, he likes his chocolate milk pretty thick and very chocolaty.

And my 4 year old son, Zachariah, thought this milk was great. He's never been too picky about differences in things, so it won't affect what he will and won't eat just because it's different. He has always loved chocolate milk, and this was no different for him. He had no problems finishing his milk with supper each night.




Buy It: Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 is available for purchase in stores.  Look to see where you can get it in your area using their product locator.

Win It:
 I have two sets of coupons to giveaway to you lucky readers. Each winner will receive 2 free coupons for a 1/2 gallon of Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 AND 2 $1 off milk coupons.  So I will have two winners, who each get 4 coupons to use for this milk!






To Enter:
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*Disclosure: I was contacted by Horizon to participate in this campaign, and received coupons for free milk for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.*

49 comments:

Frugal Science Gal said...

The closest place I can find it is right down the street at HEB!

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Anonymous said...

I can get it at the Whole Foods near my house.

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Eli said...

1st one listed was Walgreens

Amy said...

Foodlion is the closest store to me.

hallieann said...

Albertsons is closet! We love chocolate milk! Thanks!

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Mikki said...

There is a store, Weis, right up the street that carries this product!

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Anonymous said...

the closest place is our local store 5 mins away! :-)

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Jen B said...

The closest place for me is where I frequently shop...Bloom.
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Jay said...

I could find this at Walgreens or Winn Dixie.
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lisanne said...

Fry's Food Grocery Store

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Julie said...

I can buy it at my Meijers where I shop here in Michigan

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Monica said...

I can get it at the Vons which is only about 2 miles away!

Thanks!

Kerrie said...

The closest place I can get this milk is Walgreens and Homeland just down the street!
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Shelley said...

The closest place is at Kroger in Tomball which is where I usually shop. Thanks
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Fab Kate said...

The closest place to me is the local Albertsons, about a mile down the road!

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CaseyCG said...

The closest place to purchase is the King Kullen grovery store in my town. However, I purchase at Stop and Shop, a little farther away, but less expensive. Thanks!
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Terri Peters said...

Closest retailer to us is our local Whole Foods.

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Jackie said...

The Shop Rite where I do most of my shopping has it! There is also an A&P in my town that carries it. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Beth said...

Safeway is the closest for me!

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Tamara B. said...

I can get it at Winn Dixie right up the road from where I live.
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E said...

I've got a few stores very close to me - yay!-
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kk said...

Whole Foods. Thanks!