From Child To Adult: Have Your Milk Habits Changed?

From Child To Adult: Have Your Milk Habits Changed?

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 28, 2013

Growing up I wasn't a big juice drinker. All my kid friends thought juice and things like Kool-Aid were the bee's knees, but I was never really a fan. Just give me a tall, cold glass of milk and I was all set. Today? I don't even keep it in the house. So what changed?

Growing up, milk came in blue, red and pink — oh and chocolate of course. It was either 2%, whole or skim. It was unheard of to seek out alternative options such as soy, almond or coconut milk and likewise, there weren't many local milk options like you see in stores today. Local dairies are making a comeback as folks support the farmers around them and become more aware of the products around them that need their support.

Now that there are more milk options than a girl can count (root beer milk anyone?) on your grocery store shelves, I seem to have pulled away from this once tasty treat. Maybe it's because it causes a little rumble in the tummy, or possibly that it goes hand in hand with things I try to limit myself on (Raisin Bran, I'm looking at you). Whatever the case may be, I feel a little sad when I walk by that aisle in the store as I just don't partake. Instead of being a breakfast and peanut butter sandwich standby, this moo-juice beverage has become an afterthought, almost as if I grew out of it like my acid washed jeans (wait, are those back in?).

How have your milk habits changed? Are you consuming more now that there are so many delicious options out there? Are you drinking less like me, or is it just that staple that will always be in the fridge and you haven't thought much about it?

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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