May 14, 2009

Food Storage Milk: Is There Something My Kids Will Drink?

Here are two milk products that several people have referred me to for food storage milk that kids actually like to drink. Always worth a try. I will be taking a trip to the Gossner factory in Logan this summer to taste and try their shelf milk. If anyone has tried either of these products, I would appreciate your comments.

Morning Moos - Milk alternative (SLC, Utah) (At Macey's Grocery store in Utah)

"Morning Moo's ® Milk Alternate contains 50% less lactose when compared to regular cows milk. With Morning Moo's ® Milk Alternate, many children and adults unable to tolerate milk products may find themselves eating and drinking foods they have not enjoyed before or found upsetting to their stomach. Available in regular (milk flavor), chocolate and Strawberry flavor.
Blend of Grade A Sweet Dairy Whey, and Dairy Solids, and nondairy solids
Whey is a rich source of nutrients including carbohydrates, trace minerals, and protein
  • Nearly all of the calcium caseinate, butterfat, and cholesterol from the milk used to produce the cheese remains in the cheese
  • Fortified with Vitamins A & D
  • 90 Calories per 8 oz serving – 30 calories lower than 2 % milk
  • Little or no preservatives
  • 9% Lactose vs. 20% in regular milk
  • Low-fat – 2 grams of fat per 8 oz serving
  • Good source of calcium
  • Shelf Life - #10 Can (4 lb of product) stored at 55 degrees F will store up to 10 years plus



Gossner Milk (Logan, Utah) Current Price List.PDF if you pick up yourself
  • Gossner Milk is Ultra High Temperature processed (over 280 degrees for several seconds) and packaged so that it is shelf stable and stays fresh without refrigeration until the sealed package is opened.
  • Gossner U.H.T. (Ultra High Temperature) Milk is real Grade A milk that has all the vitamins and nutrition of conventional pasteurized milk and is ready to use. No preservatives are added.
  • Gossner U.H.T. Milk comes in Whole White, Whole Chocolate, 2% White, 2% Chocolate and Skim. There's also a variety of flavored milks including Strawberry, Vanilla and Rootbeer in the 8 oz size specially packaged for kids. Try your favorite flavor on cereal.
  • Gossner Milk is the perfect choice for camping, backpacking, boating, remote locations, school lunches, snacks, travel and food storage as well as everyday use.
  • For the chef, there's Gossner U.H.T. Whipping Cream in quarts & 1/2 pints! Store at room temperature, chill 8 hours (40 degrees F) before whipping.

21 comments:

  1. Thank you for all this great information.
    I have just given you an award on my blog. Come on over and get it! Hugs, Bobbi Jo
    http://bobbisbuzzing.blogspot.com/

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  2. The Gossner milk is a favorite at our house! My kids love the different flavors of milk. Some of them seemed odd to me at first but the kids love them and I don't mind them either. They are great to have in storage!

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  3. Your kids will LOVE the flavored milks! The whipping cream is a lifesaver and (sometimes)cheaper that fresh. Get plenty of samples of cheese while you're there as well as some curds. I mix the pints with fresh milk 1/2 and 1/2 to stretch the fresh with food storage and for rotation. Good luck!

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  4. Morning Moo is everything they say it is and more. I really did not believe it would be as good as it is. We had powdered milk when I was young and I hated it! We bought the Morning Moo even though I was still hesitant. I mixed it, put it in the fridge overnight to get nice and cold (you use hot water to mix it initially). In the morning I poured a glass and took a big gulp! I could not believe it was not store bought that day! It tasted exactly like fresh milk. We have mixed it at varying strengths now and the taste is equivalent to 2%, 1% or skim depending on how strong you mix it. We live in Canada and you cannot buy it here so we hope to find someone going south that can get us more. I am a fussy person when it comes to food and I can tell you that this milk is excellent. I poured the milk in a regular milk jug and my children drank it for two days before I said anything. They had not even noticed! I have not tried the Gossner U.H.T. Milk but I don't think I would even bother. Storing dry power Morning Moo takes a lot less space and considering that it costs about a $1 per gallon, it would be hard to beat.

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  5. My sister-in-law and I are in charge of getting all our emergency prep stuff ready for our respective families. We live in Virginia and just went to our local dry pack cannery yesterday.

    I found Morning Moos products/Blue Chip Groups inventory list the other day (via your Web site) and am amazed at their variety. We want to get some of it but shipping would be a killer!! I wish they had a place closer to the east coast!

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  6. I can verify what Dean says about MorningMoos milk alternative. We tried it before we bought more to bring back to Canada. After mixing and leaving in the fridge overnight, we were trying it secretly at breakfast so the kids wouldn't know. Our little granddaughter heard us whispering and said, "It tastes just like our milk!" ...and it did!. Wish we could get it here in Canada. R. Easter

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  7. Morning Moo it is for me and my house! We live in Canada and we have searched high and low for something my kids will drink and especially something that my husband would even try. He is the fussiest! I have to admit though that even I would quit drinking milk cold turkey if there wasn't Morning Moo available to drink. It's amazing! I was SO happy that my cousin took a trip down there to bring us back a load of it. I could just KISS the inventor of this stuff. : D

    My kids are drinking it and they don't even know it! Trust me. They knew instantly that they had powdered milk before....but NOT with this stuff!

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  8. We didn't have much milk in our storage, because nobody likes powdered milk without sugar and cinnamon. We just bought 6 of the big buckets of morning moos and use it everyday. We like it better than actual milk...oh, and their chocolate milk is amazing. How it turns out thick and smooth I will never know, but it's awesome.

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  9. Thanks for all of your great comments! My neighbor brought over some Skim Gossner shelf milk yesterday as she regularly visits Logan, UT. My daughter and I tried it and it was great! Can't wait to try all the flavors. Those of you coming to General Conference in October could plan to pick up food storage products then. You can have friends shop at the case lot grocery store sales in September and save items for you to take back. Might need a little trailer. :-)

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  10. Michelle in middle TennesseeMay 15, 2009 at 7:14 AM

    UtahMomof7, I'm so glad that you posted about this, because I had ordered 1~#10 can of the Morning Moo's along with a couple of other items from Blue Chip Group but we've not gotten around to trying it yet.

    It's so great to hear such great reviews of it from so many people!
    Thanks everyone for taking the time to share your experiences!

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  11. I recently purchased a large bag of Morning Moo and was very disappointed. I thought it did taste good (maybe a little aftertaste) but it is not nutritious. I'm not a health nut but I want my kids to drink milk--not all the hydrogenated fat and other junk that is in Morning Moo. I ordered it from Walton Feed and their website has the nutritional information. Something to be aware of if you are thinking about Morning Moo.

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  12. We love the Morning Moo chocolate milk. It tastes like the thick chocolate milk in the schools. It can be made hot or cold. I'd recommend it.

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  13. I have lots of Morning Moos and it is great. I have done some research and read that it is not great for baking (I personally have not tried). I have regular powdered milk in my storage as well.

    I have purchased the Gssner milk in individual containers and my kids take it to school for their lunch.

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  14. I also use Morning Moos. It is great! Because I have a few picky eaters, I tried to mix half and half - Morning Moos and Regular 2% milk. (In the regular milk container) My kids didn't notice the difference!

    Also, if you like strawberry shakes, pick up some strawberry flavor milk. It tastes just like a shake!

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  15. I've heard Morning Moo's is a great product.
    I am bad because I have not done much research myself - aka taste tests - on powdered milks.


    Came over from Bobbi Jo's blog - Hello :D

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  16. I LOVE Morning Moo. I bought it at Macey's when I was in College and drank it instead of regular milk. (I'm a big milk drinker, and prefer 2%).

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  17. Re milk: morning moo only last 3 months once it's opened - :(

    Our Costco sells those 3 month emergency supply buckets. There is milk in them and it was being demo'd a couple of weeks ago, I am not a milk drinker but that stuff was good!!! They are supposed to be coming out with larger sizes in a short (couple of weeks/months??) while.

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  18. I'm another that bought morning moos, but was really disappointed when I got around to reading the label. No doubt it tastes better, it has added sugars and hydrogenated oils. The thing that made me really turn away from it was the protein content. The protein content on Morning moos is only 3 grams per 8 oz serving versus 8for most other brands. I store milk figuring it is a source of protein, not so with Morning Moos. I have used it in my bread and I didn't notice a difference, but I would prefer something with more of a nutritional punch.

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  19. We bought a can of this, and it tasted like regular milk. BUT then I read the nutrition label. It says that a serving is 8oz 2 TBL and contains 2g of cholesterol!!!!!! The daily recommended value is .3g! So that means 1 cups of Morning Moo's has over 6x the daily recommended amount of cholesterol in one serving. Our can doesn't show a % in the nutrition facts. I can see why. They would have to have a BIG 600% next to the cholesterol!

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  20. Maybe the 2g of cholesterol for Morning Moo's Milk is a typo?

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  21. Morning Moos has Propylene Glycol Monostearate in it. Is it nutritious? Propylene Glycol is a colourless, viscous, colorless liquid. It is miscible with water alcohol, and many solvents. This versatile PO (propylene oxide) derivative has wide range of applications including industrial solvents, paint and coating solvents, polyester and alkyd resins, antifreeze coolants, heat transfer fluids, deicing fluids, plasticizers, detergents and surfactants, and bactericide. USP grade is used in foods, pharmaceutical, and personal care products. Propylene glycol monostearate can be used as a lipophiic emulsifier and emulsion stabilizer in food.

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