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Product Review: Hood Low Carb Low Calorie Chocolate Milk

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As I write this, I'm enjoying a cold mug of chocolate milk. Did I mention that I'm on a low carb diet? What's that - you're wondering how I can drink chocolate milk while low carb dieting? Simple! It's Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Beverage, and it's a delicious, healthy low carb food!

I've always had a thing for chocolate milk. When I was a kid, Mom would always let us choose whatever we wanted for our birthday dinner, and I always chose the same meal every year: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade biscuits, and chocolate milk. I figured I'd outgrow my affinity for the sweet chocolatey beverage, but I haven't. Luckily, I discovered Hood chocolate milk!

If you've ever tried a low carb diet, you know how it is. You get to the point where you want something sweet so bad that you dream about it. And it's even harder for us women because so many of us have a physical and emotional need for chocolate. For these reasons, I'm always on the lookout for sugar free products that satisfy my cravings. With this beverage, we can get our chocolate fix without wrecking our healthy low carb diet plan!

Look at what Hood offers in an eight-ounce serving:

carbs.....5 grams

calories..90

fat..........5 grams

sugars...3 grams

calcium..30%

In addition, a serving even provides a gram of fiber!

Now, compare regular chocolate milk to Hood:

carbs......31 grams

calories...230

fat...........8 grams

sugars....29 grams

calcium...30%

Now you can see why Hood chocolate milk is such a better choice for those on low carb diets or for people just wanting to reduce the amount of fat and sugar in their diet.

Hood chocolate milk is rich and creamy, and it's has a great chocolate flavor. It satisfies my craving for sweets and my addiction to chocolate. I usually drink it ice cold, but it's also great hot. I just pour a cup and pop it into the microwave for a minute on those cold mornings for a hot chocolate cocoa drink. I often drink it instead of coffee!

On the carton is always a tasty recipe using the milk, and by visiting the website, you can get more great low carb chocolate recipes.

And don't worry about aspartame - Hood milk is sweetened with Splenda.

Another great thing about this product is the long refrigerator shelf life. It lasts MUCH longer than regular milk in the fridge! In fact, it keeps for over a month.

Sometimes Hood chocolate milk is hard to find in grocery stores, but I can always find it in Walmart, in the dairy case.

Hood also makes a regular low carb milk, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm too hooked on the chocolate!

Give this milk a try - as a frosty beverage or as hot chocolate cocoa! It's a great option for healthy low carb dieting!

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This low carb chocolate milk is awesome!

This low carb chocolate milk is awesome!

Comments

MM on May 05, 2012:

This milk tastes sooooo good! I usually don't like foods sweetened with splenda but this is by far the best dessert w/ splenda. Yum! I'm only on my 6th day of low-carb dieting.

Jim Ousley on November 23, 2011:

After being diagnosed with diabetes 6 years ago, I started a search for ways to enjoy some of the things I was used to eating or drinking. Orange juice (or any other natural fruit juice) was just as good cut in half using cold water to reduce the sugar count. Hood's milk, then referred to as Low Carb, was a great alternative because of the sugar count. Plain for cereal, Chocolate for fun (and to satisfy the chocolate craving). Sometimes mixed. I used some on cereal today that has a date of Oct 24. Yes, Oct!! No foul smell, no lumps, etc. Just stored in the frige. It doesn't stay out long and stays capped unless being served. BUT, I may not chance it tomorrow!! Regards, Jim

PS Around Christmas they offer an egg nog version but I've only found it once (at WalMart).

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 04, 2011:

Joyce, I'd be lost without my Hood chocolate milk!

joyce owens on January 30, 2011:

Love the chocoloate milk milk. I am diabetic, this milk does not increase blood sugar and taste great.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 06, 2010:

Hi, Freddie! Try Wal-mart!

Freddybear on August 04, 2010:

I loved this milk, I was on the low carb diet for 10 years. I loss 50 lbs. & kept in off all that time, but over the last couple of years in where I live Alabama Kroger & everyone else quit saleing low cab Foods & Milk?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on July 10, 2010:

Cynthia, I've wondered the same thing! The only place I can find the Hood low-carb milk is at Walmart, and half the time they're sold out!

Cynthia on July 08, 2010:

We knew about Hood carb count down milk and have been

using the 2% and chocolate for 2 years. However we

are finding it difficult to get these products all

the grocery stores in our area of NY state are now

shifting to Smart Balance which has high sugar and

carb counts. Walmart, price shoppers, Stop and shop.

only carry Smart Balance. Shop rite is discontinuing the chocolate but will carry the 2%.

Why isn't Hood pushing these products for diabetics?

Cynthia

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on May 09, 2010:

Your best bet is probably Walmart, Mary.

Mary Titus on May 09, 2010:

Anyone know where one might buy this in Columbus Ohio?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 13, 2010:

Oh, Nemi, I hope you guys get it soon!

Nemingha on March 13, 2010:

I wonder if we shall ever see this product in Australia? I shall be one of the first in line to buy it if we do -- sounds great!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

I figured the warden gave you a pass for good behavior! lol

Randy Godwin from Southern Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Cause you told me I could stay up late tonight. Or was that tomorrow night?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Randy, why are you still up??

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Hi, Sandy! Good to see you!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

I dunno, MPG. It's not soy based.

Randy Godwin from Southern Georgia on March 12, 2010:

How does it taste with a moon pie? The ultimate test!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Quildon and Sis, PLEASE let me know how you like it!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Here ya go, HH! Can you reach it?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Jen, check at Walmart!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Then you'll like this milk, Entertainment!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Nope, Ann - Massachusetts!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

But Pam, this is guilt-free chocolate!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Thanks for visiting, Veronica!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Sheila, ya gotta give it a try!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2010:

Thanks, UH! Much appreciated!

Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on March 12, 2010:

I didn't know about low cal. chocolate milk before. Thanks.

Maria Giunta from Sydney, Australia on March 12, 2010:

I love milk but now have to drink soy which is ok, helps my stomach to keep calm. I wonder if low carb choc milk would be ok? I'd love to try it as I really do miss drinking milk. Thanks Habee, great hub as usual.

Angela Blair from Central Texas on March 12, 2010:

I'm gonna try it on your say-so, Habee. I don't like milk but will occasionally drink chocolate milk. Thanks for the great info! Best, Sis

quildon on March 12, 2010:

Great as always, habee. I am a chocolate lover too, so I think I'll give the Hood a try.

Hello, hello, from London, UK on March 12, 2010:

Great write-up for, I am sure, for a good product. Just hand one over, please.

JenDobson27 on March 12, 2010:

Interesting, I really didn't even know they made low carb chocolate milk. I'll have to see if my local grocery store has any.

entertianmentplus from United States on March 12, 2010:

Good hub. I love anything chocolate.

Ann Nonymous from Virginia on March 12, 2010:

I am not that fond of chocolate milk...maybe because it is one of the only drinks my old, old school offered for sale in the cafeteria..however there are some people I know who will love what you raved about in this hub...If I have heard of hood products before I never noticed....is it a southern company, habee?

Anyways great hub, habee, as always!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 12, 2010:

Sounds good. I love anything chocolate unfortunately, Good hub.

Veronica Allen from Georgia on March 11, 2010:

Great review habee.

sheila b. on March 11, 2010:

Yes, chocolate is my downfall, too. This chocolate milk sounds good enough to try!

Ultimate Hubber on March 11, 2010:

You did choose a really USEFUL product to write a review on. Nice helpful stats there in the comparison part and they summarize it all.