Go ahead, be more explicit concerning your “grumbly tummy”. Gas? Diarrhea? Both? Lots of us here on the boards have lactose intolerance. You’re in good company. And we routinely post threads talking explicitly about the most disgusting bodily functions…
Eh, there are many sources for lactose in Whoppers besides the chocolate.
-lactose (duh :rolleyes: )
-malted milk (wheat flour and malt barely extract, milk, salt and sodium bicarbonate)
There are also two other ingredients that may cause problems in some people. Calcium carbonate is what the vast majority of OTC calcium supplements are made of, and many people (including moi) have trouble with them. Dunno how much would be in a single Whopper, but if you’re talking about eating a handful, that might be enough to push the ol’ gastrointestinal tract over the edge.
Also, partly hydrogenated palm kernel oil, being a tropical oil, gives some people allergic reactions (again, including moi).
Still, my #1 guess would be lactose. It doesn’t have anything to do with how much fat is in the milk–skim milk doesn’t have any more or less lactose in it than 2% or whole milk.
All milk chocolate will have a certain amount of lactose in it; by trial and error (fun fun fun!) you slowly but surely discover which candy bars give you diarrhea and which don’t. You can also learn how to eat one of those “lactase” Dairy-Eze pills when you drink milk. Yes, they work.
If skim milk doesn’t give you a grumbly tummy and whole milk does, then I think you’re looking at a fat-digesting problem, like Crohn’s disease or gallstones. AFAIK, there’s nothing you can do about that except stop drinking whole milk.
Do a Google search on “lactose intolerance” and expand your horizons. http://www.google.com