Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3


Milk is an important part of my diet and my family's. I've always been very fortunate that my children enjoy milk, like I do, so getting them to drink it has never been an issue. Sometimes though, I still like to give them a treat in the form of chocolate milk. Sure, you can mix chocolate milk up at home, but have you ever noticed that it's never quite the same as a premade chocolate milk that you can buy at the store? Something about the chocolate milk you buy at the store makes it creamier and richer than what you can mix up at home.

When it comes to buying chocolate milk, a lowfat milk is important to me. My family doesn't need the added fat of a whole milk (we used to, but now the kids are older). With chocolate milk, we are still getting the Vitamin D and Calcium that you expect from milk but if I could get even more benefit from a chocolate milk treat, that would be great. So, when I was contacted by Horizon Milk about trying their new Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3, I was excited. We have had their white milk with DHA and enjoyed it, so as with most things in life, I figured chocolate could only improve it.

We picked up a half gallon this weekend. As expected, it was a great tasting chocolate milk. The organic milk always seems to me to have a thicker mouthfeel than the 1% regular milk that I also buy (I think it related to the ultra-pasteurization, but that is not something I have seen specifically). The chocolate, to me, was just right - not too rich. In the wintertime, I frequently enjoy having a warm beverage in the evening. So, one evening, instead of my usual tea, I decided to warm up a mug of the chocolate milk. It was delicious warm. It was so much better than regular hot chocolate (which I usually make with water), plus it had the added benefit of providing me with DHA Omega-3.

According to Horizon, 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 Omega-3 is a natural building block that supports brain development and function throughout life. It’s good for the whole family, but is especially valuable for young children to support their rapid growth.

You can learn more about DHA here.
The Ingredients and Nutritional Data for the chocolate milk can be found here.
You can become a fan of Horizon on Facebook.
You can find a store near you here.

Looking for other great ways to incorporate this milk into your diet? Check out the recipe for a Chocolate Power Smoothie located on their website.

Giveaway:
Horizon has offered to allow me to giveaway 4 coupons each (2 for 1 dollar off a half gallon and 2 for a free half gallon) to 2 lucky readers.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post, letting me know you would like to try Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3.

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No compensation was received for this post. Horizon contacted me directly and provided me two coupons good for one free half gallon of the Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3. In addition, they are providing the four coupons for each of the two winners of this giveaway.

50 comments:

Sarah J said...

I would love to try this, mostly for my daughters. They love chocolate milk and any way to make it healthier would be great.

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Buki Family said...

my son LOVES chocolate milk. i love that he will drink it... and how much better if it has all the extras of DHA Omega 3 in it too!
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The Bookworm said...

We love Horizon Organic milk - and, my hubby especially would enjoy chocolate milk as a treat!

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Charlotte Prescott said...

It's not very easy to get enough Omega-3 oils in one's diet; adding it to any form of chocolate is fine by me!

Thanks for the giveaway,

Charlotte

JC said...

This would be great treat for DDs, thank you!

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Jennah said...

My kids are not big Chocolate milk drinkers but this would make a great treat at snack time!!

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Anonymous said...

I would love to try this chocolate milk.

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Anonymous said...

Our family loves Horizon products. We would love to win.

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Renee G said...

I would love to try this and see if I can convince my boys to drink it.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to try organic milk - it is too expensive for my regular budget but what a great treat and chocolate is the bonus!

Anonymous said...

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Heavenly Savings said...

I would love to try this milk! I love chocolate Milk!!
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Hillary Holmes said...

I dont know anyone who doesnt LOVE chocolate milk! Its a real treat to have in the house :) Super excited to try this one!


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TheFitnessFreak said...

I would love to win Horizon Chocolate Milk because it's one of my sons favorites!

Emily said...

I'd love to try this because I don't like fish, so it's hard for me to get omega-3's!

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Kathryn said...

I would like to try it!!

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JuliaGulia said...

I'd love to try the milk... and probably share it with my two little guys as well :)

Jay said...

I would love to try this. We usually order chocolate milk as a treat when eating out but it would be nice to have a healthy treat at home too.
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Anonymous said...

We would love to try this! Thanks for the chance to win.
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54 Acres of Bliss said...

I would like to try Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3. I'm learning more and more about eating organic food.

mariam said...

I Would love to try Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3!!

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Rhonda said...

My family would love to try this - both my boys love chocolate milk and my husband & I drink it after a workout.
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Leigh said...

We stick to organic dairy, but have never tried the chocolate milk before! Yummy!

MarineWife02 said...

We love Horizon milk, I bet the chocolate would be great too!

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I would love to get these coupons to try this milk!

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FrugalMom said...

I would love to try the Horizon chocolate milk. My boys love chocolate milk!!!

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