Ask anyone, I don’t usually
rant, okay, I might rant get on a
high horse about a lot of things. But here I go, climbing up on
Did you read that story about the
Oregon schools adding Root Beer-flavored milk to
their lunch menus? What is that, root beer-flavored milk? Something
you get as a by-product at the end of your float? A variation on
what Laverne and Shirley drank (or just Laverne, as I recall…)?
The Director of Business Operations said they usually offer
plain, chocolate and a third flavor that changes throughout the
year. Is it root beer season already? It always sneaks up on
And we’re told parents should not be concerned that flavored
milks have double the sugar content as regular milk because this
milk is non-fat. Excuse me, but isn’t that exactly
what we learned was a bad thing when obesity number skyrocketed as
non-fat diets gained attention??
Isn’t flavored, nonfat milk going to teach kids to expect
super-sweetness in beverages?
Isn’t that what I’m trying to un-teach
myself in my 40’s? Rather than back off of sweetened drinks,
they offer more choices of sweet drinks? How about teach
kids to drink plain, old, regular milk with at least half its
normal fat content? With no added sugars or artificial colors or
Ugh. Kinda sounds disgusting, now that I mention it. Who would
Welll, if plain milk is such a popularity contest loser, why not
just phase it out completely? I mean, we can come up with some
better flavors that those dumb cows. How about Jelly Bean-flavored
milk? Or Cheddar Cheez-it flavor? And since they’re starting to
bear little resemblance to their origin, perhaps we should start
calling these milky waters something else, like “Milck” or
Are ya with me?! Any other flavor suggestions you can think
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