The land of milk and honey

dutch lady full cream

You know, milk has been around for ages, so much so that even the Good Book uses it as an analogy. I used to drink a 5 liter keg of fresh milk when I was in university in Melbourne. Every. Single. Day. I can’t help it, the milk over there tastes so fresh and creamy! I think of this as a graduation of sorts from when I was a kid. I loved milk even as a kid. I remember my dad buying a 1 litre pack of UHT milk every single day, which he never complained about since it’s considered Healthy (TM).

Yes, I have a weakness for all things creamy. I’m not the type of person who goes for low fat milk (tastes diluted to me) or skim milk (which is not even “milk” – if you remove all the fat, how can you call it milk?). It’s either fresh or full cream for me.

dutch lady fresh milk

Half full or half empty?

Anyway, I had lunch with Jenny last week and she swears by Vitamin B – claims it improves her work. I Googled and found out that the riboflavin in milk not only increases metabolism (w00t!) but enhances the good ol gray matter (medical professionals call it nervous system function). I did not know that (or more likely chose to forget it, selective memory FTW).

That’s awesome news coz I don’t exactly live a healthy lifestyle, skipping breakfast and eschewing vitamin supplements.

cereal milk

Contrary to popular belief, milk is actually a great source of energy. There is a reason why cereal (which requires milk, unless you’re a frat boy at heart who eats it from the box) is a popular breakfast option. In fact, it is my Constipation Cure (TM). In my quest for better living through chemistry I have taken to:

Drinking milk with Manuka honey

I love this combination. The milk contains lactose, which provides a boost in your energy levels and the honey provides a reasonably sustainable sugar high. It tastes great too! You must try this, as previously mentioned, there is a reason that the Scripture has this analogy. I was at one point drinking several mugs of these per day due to my sister (who is in NZ) predictable gifts of Manuka honey every time she comes back.

dutch lady coffee

Drinking milk from the bottle

Oh, how everyone hates this habit of mine. Haha! I believe in minimizing the washing up so I drink the stuff straight from the carton/bottle. The ice cold milk in the morning is thirst quenching and it also allows me to not have breakfast.

Either way, it’s perfect for those of us with an aversion to vegetables and goes against the “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” school of thought. It’s easier to drink something you like than eat something you hate.


World Milk Day is coming up on the 1st of June and in conjunction with this, Dutch Lady is going to attempt a record breaking event to encourage the consumption of milk dubbed “Largest Milk Drinking Event“.

I’m going to be part of this entry into the Malaysia Book of Records. It’s not something that happens everyday, so come one, come all to achieve this feat and maybe get your photo in the papers! It’s all happening at:

Venue: Pavilion KL
Date: 30th May 2010
Time: 10:00 am

Dutch Lady will also be giving away free milk on that day, featuring two limited edition designs on their Chocolate and Low Fat packs. There will be an estimated 2,500 people at the event and with Dutch Lady Malaysia spearheading this effort, I have no doubt that the numbers will be met.

Guess who will be gracing this event?

1. Amber Chia
2. Shakila
3. Alif Satar
4. Dayana
5. Sharizan Borhan
6. Reshmonu
7. Najwa
8. Khoo Cai Lin

You know you want to go!

There will be a cheerleading team performing there too! smirk

Do you want to be part of history? Be there or be square!

milk and honey

Got milk?

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34 thoughts on “The land of milk and honey”

  1. I didn’t know you like milk too! I love it with the weetabix! but have not tried with manuka. Drink milk also must look so gaya with all the spiked hair! haha

  2. debbie: Okay, I’ll see you there! I’ll be going to. Eh, what is your cell? I won’t be able to know otherwise. Haha!
    Email me
    eiling: I love milk! I used to chug a 5 litre keg of fresh milk when I was in uni! πŸ™‚
    Every single day.
    Manuka honey and milk is the greatest invention on earth. It’s really, really nice. πŸ™‚
    sirei/rei: Awesome, a fellow milk lover! =D
    You coming to the milk drinking record breaking event? πŸ™‚

  3. suituapui: Yeah, it really does work! Not the milk and honey part, sugar keeps me awake, but a glass of milk before bed makes me sleep better too! πŸ™‚

  4. I like milk too, I came up with the mixers…u can mix milk and fresh orange juice…milk, honey and Horlicks….milk with F&N ice cream soda (carbonated milk)…

  5. mike: Nice recipes! There’s also my favorite – Kahlua with milk. =D
    It comes in a RTD version too.
    foodcrazee: Alas! Sorry to hear that bro. πŸ™
    I was planning to come up tonight but as of now I’m still in the office so I can’t make it.
    You can drink a little milk right? Or none at all?

  6. Wuching: Hmm…but it kinda purges your system so it’s all good right? =D
    Shirley Snow: Haha! That’s just my own personal opinion. Some people like low fat milk. I personally don’t. It’s either full cream or fresh for me. πŸ™‚
    KY: Heh! It’s all good though, kinda keeps the plumbing clean. πŸ˜‰

  7. what big tits, drink milk and eat papaya. worked for me πŸ˜› mwuahahahaha
    how’s that for chemistry. bet u won’t find it if u googled it πŸ˜›

  8. milk an honey I can identify with age 50 I drink or about a gallon per week. I have vegans say, well you should get of the tit. good point. but not valad. like cow, sheep, or goat milk, where do you think yougurt comes from? aint got nothhing against soy or almond milk. tis ok. but it is a poor substitute people been making chesse for eons. from milk. manny years ago, there was a dairy farm next to our family. it is hard work, 365 days of the year. those cows gotta be milked, at … its usually at 430 am, and again a 530. kinda preculdes vacationns . and federal law probits the sale of unpastureised dairy products .so here is to milk, just paid 4 usd for a gallon about 4 liters) and worth every penny. and more. of course i like pasta, with cheese, dont matter what kind bourbon or beer, I can do with out, but I gotta have a nice cup of milk .I mean, I dont got to have it.. pour water, tea, or coffee on your breakfast cereal tomorrow. or be high end, pay 5 bucks a cup at starbucks for a cappicino um.. wait thats steamed milk/ thanks HB for bringing to light someting we all forget about, untill it is not there. like eggs or wheat, or rice. or vegtable oil. thanks , Hb.

  9. ciki: HAHAHA! Yeah, I’m sure it did. Milk is good for you. πŸ˜‰
    tom: Yeah mate, I love that combo as well. Milk and honey, there is a reason why the Good Book mentioned that. Cheers mate!
    Yup, it’s good to go back to basics and drink pure milk. πŸ™‚


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