I am taking a Mental Health Day today (P.S. it’s not working) and was strolling back from the library, and saw a Cream-o-Land milk truck, emblazoned with the slogan “Milk from Real Cows.” Note that the slogan appears nowhere on their web site.
Some Googling revealed that I am not the only one baffled by this idea. Though I have to admit that milk from robotic cows does have a tinny taste to it. I wonder if the Cream-o-Land Real Cows are as Contented as the Carnation Cows?
Yeah, it sounds like they protest too loud. "Of course our milk is from real cows! Why would anyone think otherwise? That whirring and clicking is, ummm, the cow chewing its cud! Those sparks are, ummm . . . Oh, look over there, a butterfly!
[New job doesn’t start till the 19th–I hope I won’t need any Mental Health Days after that!)
Since I just bought a half-gallon of soy milk for our college kid, it makes perfect sense for me to see a dairy differentiate itself. And what about all of those little packets of fake milk they provide at restaurants to go with your coffee. There IS a lot of counterfeit milk out there (and we can’t even blame the Chinese)!
Hardly. “Milk” is a whitish, nutritional fluid obtained from mammals or plants. Soy milk or coconut milk aren’t passed off as cow milk.
If someone uses soy milk rather than cow milk, it’s because, for one reason or another, soy milk is more appealing to them than cow milk. Assurances that a product is “real” cow milk isn’t going to clear up any confusion on that point.