Product Review: Hershey’s/a2 Milk Chocolate Milk
Disclosure: I was given this milk in exchange for this post. All opinions here are my own.
I haven’t drank milk on a regular basis since I was six, but I do love Hershey’s. So I thought, why not try a2 and Hershey’s love child, the Hershey’s/a2 Milk Chocolate Milk? It will be a nice switch from my oat milk.
I underestimated this liquid gold: this milk was probably one of the best chocolate milks I’ve ever tasted. It’s not thick, and not overly sweet. The chocolate taste is subtle and doesn’t have that heavy, syrupy taste a lot of other chocolate milks have.
I especially loved it after a workout – it was the perfect alternative to a chalky protein shake. It’s also a great base for smoothies. Just add a ripened banana, five strawberries, and a bit of cinnamon.
Cold nights ahead? Heat up a mug of it for one minute to create hot chocolate. The texture turned a bit thin after but damn, was it delicious.
Cows that take part in producing a2 Milk are not treated with growth hormone rBST. In addition, a2 Milk is derived from cows that do not produce A1 protein, but naturally produce A2 protein. This could potentially provide easier digestion. a2 Milk does not have artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
This milk was also 2% reduced fat, but full disclaimer: there are 21 grams of sugar (10 grams of which are added sugar) per serving (one cup). Probably not the best choice if you’re watching your sugar intake, but still a good alternative for those who don’t want high fat in their food.
I’m sad that I ran out of this milk, but I do know one thing: Hershey’s/a2 Milk Chocolate Milk is available in grocery stores nationwide. And there’s no use crying over already drank milk, is there?