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Giving it Up


I’m a milkaholic. If given the chance, I’d chug a good portion of a gallon down and not think twice about it.

That is until I feel the repercussions later in the day. And it sucks.

You see, I’m one of the many people in the world that’s lactose intolerant. I’ve had it all my life and have simply dealt with it, which isn’t easy when you eat cereal for breakfast pretty much every day of your life.

The other day we ran out of milk so I had to opt for toast and–cringe–Sunny Delight. (That’s what us older folk call it since that’s its original name. It’s still as crappy as it was when I was a kid. I also wear an onion on my belt–get off my lawn.)

Anyhoo, we went to the store after I got home and I decided to give something else a try. There were many soy-based lactose free products to choose from but being that most of them were flavored, I took the hint that none of it would be any good if it has to be disguised.

Rather than buying something I might come to regret, I opted for what you see on this page: Rice Dream. I figured what the heck, it couldn’t possibly be worse than running to the bathroom every hour.

This morning I gave it a try. I poured some into a bowl of my favorite cereal and while my initial thought was “Wow, this looks like that crappy fat-free milk,” I sat down and took a spoonful.

And I’ll be damned if the stuff isn’t great. What’s more, I had a bowl of cereal and didn’t run to the bathroom a hour later. Skim milk color aside, it really is tasty in cereal. As a result, I’ve decided that milk will be the latest item to be tossed off of my food list.

Here’s looking to tomorrow when I have my next enjoyable bowl of cereal. Thanks, Rice Dream, for making lactose intolerance more tolerable with your product.

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