Today’s public service announcement is also a product review/recommendation. Over the last several years, Ted has started to have issues with dairy. He thought perhaps he had become lactose intolerant, so was using goat milk or almond milk for his tea, and otherwise avoiding all dairy.
His sister has similar issues, and told him about this new milk, A2 milk, that doesn’t bother her stomach at all. We gave it a try, and yay! It is gentle on the stomach, and Ted can now have milk in his tea, eat a bowl of cereal if he wants to, and I was able to make the squash soup recipe this week using the milk, all without torturing him. It is more expensive than regular milk, but we were previously devoted to Organic Valley milk, which is pricey as well, so this is about the same price as that, perhaps a little less.
Most cows produce milk with a combination of proteins in the milk, both A1 and A2 proteins. A2 milk is from cows that only produce the A2 protein. That is the only difference, but apparently it is a game changer for some people. For these people, the A1 protein causes stomach issues, which is a zero on the fun scale.
I was so thrilled that it really does help, that I wrote to the company and asked if they are planning to add cheese to their product offerings. They wrote back and said, some day. Right now they are just trying to keep up with demand, and have recently added chocolate milk to their line up, though I haven’t seen it at the grocery store. They sell it at all of the grocery stores we go to, so it’s our new milk.
I thought you might like to know, in case there are people in your life that have trouble digesting dairy. They may indeed be lactose intolerant, in which case this will not help them. Or, they may just need milk that does not have the A1 protein.