Friday, March 6, 2009

Where's the Milk?

I know in many countries, children often drink fresh milk. Here in Manila, farms are not accessible. Fresh milk is not always available. We often give our children powdered milk.

For several years now, I give my children this brand of powdered milk. It is very expensive. But I thought if it has complete vitamins and minerals, it would be worth it. The milk is advertised as a complete food. It can be used for intravenous feeding. Accordingly, 3 glasses of milk a day would be enough to meet all the daily requirements of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Sounds good, doesn't it?

Lately, the milk can had changed its packaging. This was when I paid more attention to the label. Imagine my shock and indignation when the ingredients listed as such:

hydrolyzed corn starch
high oleic sunflower oil
sodium caseinate
soy oil
medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil

minerals and vitamins (long list)

I did not list down the names of the vitamins and minerals. Ok, let us assume the vitamins and minerals are complete. But for me, this part is irrelevant because these can be supplied by any brand of children's multi-vitamins.

My question is where is the milk? The main ingredients are cornstarch and sucrose!!!

Have you checked your children's milk lately?


tigerfish said...

That is why I still prefer fresh milk though it's imported fresh milk we have here most of the times.

Ivy said...

How does a product like this have the license to be sold as milk? Are there no food organizations to check these products?

Usha said...

How amazing that a milk product does not contain milk !

oggi said...

Incredible! Does it say milk on the can? You should write the manufacturer.:)

Soli Deo Gloria said...

The new label says it is a milk supplement. It is still misleading consumers, right?

Needless to say, I am changing my brand of milk.

Galatians 5:22 said...

Does it even taste like milk? Am just curious...

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Makes me wonder if all powdered milk weren't really milk. . .what did I drink all those years?

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Honestly, Galatians, I have not even tasted it until now. It is sweet and tasty. That is why the kids like it. It tastes more like vanilla cream...

Hi JS! I have checked out the labels of the more popular milk brands (of our youth) and yes, up to now, most of them contain milk powder. It is unfortunate that this particular brand does not. :(

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