Saturday, 31 October 2015

It Will Make You Big And Strong!

Is what I'm always saying to my kids about drinking milk and who is stronger than a 5 year old purporting to be The Hulk? No one I'd wager.  What's more it takes some dexterity to drink a glass of milk with abnormally large hands clenched in a fist like manner!

We're entering (I say 'we' as I'm sure my kids will help me spend the prize money in the form of shopping vouchers aka more toys) a competition. So this post is an entry for Britmums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale

I have to say I never really liked milk as a child in the 70s/80s - but having been nagged by my husband some 15 years ago, I now drink it regularly and actually enjoy it. It's great for us ladies and, in particular, our bones. I'm very conscious of my knees - what with my recent running exploits and all. I have been making up for lost time during my childhood. The warm milk sat festering in the school classroom has a lot to answer for! Although I always loved the thick cream at the top. That was the best thing about getting the milk off the doorstop in the morning - the cream to put on your cereal.

Children receiving their free milk in the 60s/70s
So, with that in mind and given that I'm Chief of the Sugar police in this ere house, I've always been insistent that the kids drink milk.  

No problems with my daughter - she prefers it to anything else, No problems for my youngest Buddy aka Hulk who is also happy to drink milk.  My eldest, has finally turned a corner with all things food and drink related. He realises the importance for the good of his health, in particular his ambitions to be a professional cyclist. Even better he loves the stuff!

With so much publicity about the sugar content in many drinks our children are consuming - I was more than happy to accept free vouchers for the purpose of this blog post. Milk is healthy and should be an essential part of our children's diet not to mention the huge benefits to their teeth.  None of my children aged 5, 9 and 11 have filings and I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible!

So much easier without the fists! Drinking from my classic Cravendale glass
Every Saturday we have a movie night and that means popcorn. A treat. Any sugary treats are always accompanied with milk to counter balance the sugar element. The kids all agreed the taste was 'creamy' and 'fresh'.

The bottle makes a brilliant ghost for Halloween as its not transparent!

Did you know that Cravendale filter their milk which makes it stay fresher for longer? No. Neither did I! I also like the fact that Cravendale is farmer owned so by purchasing their milk you are supporting our farmers. Even better you can visit one of these farms with the kids. To find one near you check out the Arla Foods website. 

Making popcorn the 1970s way! 

A sprinkle of sugar, milk and a movie = perfect Saturday night
So my 1970s dieters, that is how we enjoy our milk. In its purest form accompanying something that might not be so pure. Shhhh don't tell the Chief of Sugar police! 


  1. Thanks for the lovely memory of the cream on the top of cereal. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.