I was surprised to learn that around 20% of the UK population face digestive issues when drinking cows’ milk, although only 5% are medically diagnosed lactose intolerant. For many of these people, the problem could be related to an intolerance to A1 protein, which is found in regular milk. Before totally banishing cows' milk from your diet though, it may well be worth trying a2 milk, which is sourced from British cows that naturally produce only milk containing A2 protein and no A1 protein. That all sounded a bit strange to me, but a2 explain : "Originally, all cows only produced the A2 protein but, during domestication by humans, A1 protein became the norm. Despite this, a minority of cows continue to produce the A2 protein, and these are the cows that give us a2 milk. We now work with 20 herds of these lovely, naturally a2 milk producing cows in the Shropshire and North Wales area, producing fresh a2 Milk every day, helping Britain get back to the pleasure of drinking milk."
As a Bzzagent, I was invited to try out some a2 milk and see what we thought. Nobody at The Madhouse is lactose intolerant but I was keen to see if it tasted any different to regular milk. Well, in a nutshell, the answer is no, it tastes identical. We tried it in tea and on cereal.
When making ice cream with a Freezeez Instant Ice Cream Maker.
In mashed potato.
In cheese sauce.
And in all of those things, nobody had any idea that I was using "special" milk. It's just as creamy, has exactly the same taste and can be used in cooking and baking in exactly the same ways as regular milk.
For the 10 million people who struggle to digest cows' milk, that's got to be good news !
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £1.99 for 2 litres
for more information : http://www.a2milk.co.uk/
Disclosure : As a Bzz agent, I received some vouchers to try the product for free, and also to pass on to friends, in order to spread the word about the product and share honest feedback.
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