Do you have a “chocomilkaholic” in your house? I do! Gabriel can not start the day without his chocolate milk. It’s his coffee. If I would let him, he would drink 3 cups of it in the morning before breakfast. He would drink it all afternoon. He would rather drink chocolate milk than eat actual food. He’s got an addiction problem.
Nathan and Anthony also like their milk, but are not quite as intense about it as Gabe. Thank goodness! I think we go through 4 gallons of milk in about 5 days. If the boys had their way, it would be quicker.
So when I was asked to try out Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3, I accepted.
If you read here at all, you know I am working on cutting out preservatives, food dyes, sugar and everything else that is artificially added to my boys’ food. Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk fits perfectly with this quest!
A little about Horizon:
Founded in 1991, Horizon is a pioneer in the organic industry, and we were the first company to supply organic milk nationally. We are proud to work with more than 500 organic family farms across the country.
A little about DHA Omega-3:
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is a type of Omega-3 fatty acid, a nutrient that has been studied extensively in connection with heart, brain and eye health. Although it is found in most tissues throughout the body, the highest concentrations of DHA are in the brain, nervous system and the retina of the eye, and it helps support normal development in these areas. DHA has also been shown to help promote heart health. Learn more here.
There are lots of studies right now linking a lack of Omega-3’s to ADHD, and this is something very close too my heart and mind right now.
As I mentioned, the boys LOVE their chocolate milk, and they drank the Horizon Organic and liked it just as much as the less healthy powdered brand I had been using. My only complaint really is that it’s not cheap. Nearly $4.50 for a half gallon at my local grocer. But I am quickly learning that if we want to live a preservative free and organic lifestyle, then it’s going to cost a bit more. This is the price I will pay for the continued good health of my children!
Not sure if your local store carries Horizon products? Check their product locator to see where you can find it, then your own children can enjoy delicious and good for you chocolate milk, too.
First Prize: 2 coupons each for a FREE half gallon of Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk, 2 coupons each for an additional $1.00 off, a red Horizon branded Chico bag and a Horizon branded Rubik’s cube!
Second & Third Prize: Each winner to receive 2 coupons each for a FREE half gallon of Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk and 2 coupons each for an additional $1.00 off.
First Mandatory Entry
Take a visit to the Horizon Dairy website. Come leave me a comment with either a different Horizon product you have/would like to try or tell me something you learned. (Hint: They have lots of great information about organic dairy and DHA products).
Bonus Entry for this Contest Only
Become a Fan (or I guess now it’s “Like”) of Horizon on Facebook! = one extra entry
This giveaway will end on Saturday May 1st, 2010 at 10pm PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen at Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 72 hours to reply and claim their prize.
FTC Disclosure: I was contacted by Horizon Organic to review their product. I was given coupons for 2 free half gallons of their product as well as 2 $1.00 off coupons. The opinions expressed are always my own.