Chocolate milk was on my shopping list last week. I’ve never been a big chocolate milk person, but when appraising my cereal options, I determined that if I took the healthiest, most sugarless cereal out there and added chocolate milk, not only was it edible but I ended up ahead sugar-wise than if I take the next healthiest option with skim milk.
When I got to the milk aisle, though, I saw something bizarre: Green milk. For St. Paddy’s Day, of course. Vanilla flavored. It looked grotesque. Green milk? Who the hell would drink green milk? Not that there is anything wrong with green beverages. Many of my favorite beverages are green. But the green milk just looked… really weird. I tried, and failed, to imagine what cereal would look like in it.
So of course I bought some.
The results are below. Taste-wise, it wasn’t as good as the chocolate milk but still not too bad. I can’t tell if my mediocre impression of the taste is more related to the fact that milk and vanilla don’t seem to go together, or my own inability to mentally process milk coming in a green color.
Milk and vanilla go fabulously together. They might have had the sugar balance off, though.
Also, you sure they weren’t using Vanillin?Report
There was a period when I was a kid when I would only drink milk if my mom put green food colouring in it.
I have no idea why.Report
Were you a big fan of Green Eggs And Ham?Report
Not that I recall, but maybe…
Most likely, I was just difficult.Report
Looks like worms in some sort of radioactive goo.Report
If Will ever becomes a giant worm thing and attacks the town which he lives in, we all know where it started.Report
Our affectionate name for the cereal is “rat turds.”Report
Also, my first reaction, even before “worms in radioactive goo,” was “Do you have a real life Portal gun?”Report
Many of my favorite beverages are green.
Unless you mean “come in green bottles”, I’m drawing a complete blank. Limeade, I suppose.Report
It doesn’t take a whole lot of green for me to call a drink green.Report
So for five bucks you’d call orange juice green?Report
The only “green” drink that strikes my fancy is absinthe.Report