Monday, September 23, 2013

Promised Land All-Natural Dairy Products Show Up at Publix

Posted By on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 7:31 AM

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I'm probably not the best person to comment on milk. I grew up a 100 percent Purity guy with delivery to the door. As I got older, I progressed from whole milk to 2 percent to nonfat, so now whole milk tastes like pure butterfat to me. So when the folks at Promised Land Dairy asked if I wanted to try some of their products, I warned them that most of the milk I drink is spooned into a cup of coffee.

Still, they persisted, since they have recently launched at local Publix stores. So I gave them a try, and now I know what I've been missing. I do occasionally get the chance to enjoy local artisan milk, but I just never seem to be in need of any when I encounter Cruze Farm or Hatcher Family Dairy products. The convenient availability of Promised Land's all-natural, hormone and antibiotic-free milk varieties might just get me to up my intake.

Of course, just drinking whole milk after a half life of nonfat is a real treat, but when you get Promised Land's more exotic flavors like Cookies-and-Cream and Peaches-and-Cream, these rich milks are like dessert for breakfast. And they're also a great substitute for the non-dairy creamer I've been known to resort to.

Promised Land's chocolate milk is a relatively high in calories and fat content, but dang, I just couldn't help myself and finished it straight from the bottle as a recovery drink after a run. And then went for another run the next day to burn it off. ... A reduced-fat version of their chocolate milk has about half the fat and a third less calories, but I didn't try that out. You gotta splurge somewhere.

So how about you Bitesters? Have you tried Promised Land yet? Do you have another favorite brand of milk that doesn't require a trip to a farmers' market or a dairy to get it?

If you'd like to learn more about these products, Promised Land's Gordon Kuenemann is going to be going on Talk of the Town tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 24. The broadcast is from 11-11:30 a.m. He'll be talking about Promised Land and will be showing how to make a "Midnight Craving Chocolate Banana Pudding."

In case you can't watch Talk of the Town, here's the recipe:

Ingredients:

• 3 small boxes instant chocolate pudding

• 5 cups Promised Land Dairy Midnight Chocolate milk

• 1 container (12 ounces) whipped topping

• 8 ounces sour cream

• 1 large box vanilla wafers

• 5-6 large bananas

Directions:

1. Mix pudding mix with Promised Land flavored milk.

2. Fold in half of the whipped topping and all of the sour cream.

3. In a large bowl, layer wafers, bananas and pudding mixture.

4. Top with remaining whipped topping

5. Add strawberries, chocolate chips or additional toppings of your choice

6. Refrigerate.

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