Friday, April 16, 2010

Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk Review and Giveaway *CLOSED*

When my son was was old enough to start drinking milk we wanted him to drink the best.  And since it was unrealistic for us to get a cow to get milk ourselves, we did what we felt was the next best thing.  We got him Horizon Organic Whole Milk (sometimes 2%) with DHA.

When I got this chance to review the new Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 I was ecstatic!  I decided that I also wanted to try it with my wife, mom, and 2 sisters.  Kind of have a little chocolate milk party!  I have to say that this really is some great chocolate milk!  The first thing that everyone said was how creamy and smooth it is, it was really chocolaty but not too much.  It makes me think of when I mix my own chocolate in milk and the package says to add 3 scoops and I do 3 1/2 - 4 scoops instead in hopes that I don't push it too far.... well the flavor is like they added that extra scoop and it is just right!

My mom I think had the most to say about the Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3.  What was funny was the first thing she asked me was "Did you add anything to it?"  I let her know that I didn't do anything but pour the chocolate milk.  She always likes to get chocolate milk with bananas and when I asked her if she liked it and she said that she is definitely going to start buying Horizon, that it would go perfectly with bananas because "It has REALLY good flavor!"

Flavored Milk is a Nutrient-Rich Beverage
  • Flavored milk provides the same nine essential nutrients as unflavored milk (calcium, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamins A, D, B12, Riboflavin and niacin), and can help kids meet their calcium requirements.
  • Flavored milk consumers did not have higher total fat or calorie intakes than non milk consumer Kids Love the Taste of Flavored Milk
  • According to 2005 USDA data, 66% of the milk chosen by children in schools is flavored
  • http://www.horizondairy.com/ingredients/pop_nutri_milk_choc.html
DHA belongs to a category of healthy fatty acids known as Omega-3's.
Found in high concentrations in the tissues of the brain and eye, DHA Omega-3 is thought to help support healthy function in these areas. DHA has also been shown to help support heart health.
  • DHA provides a nutritional boost for children's growing minds and bodies. Children's brains grow incredibly fast. In fact, the brain nearly quadruples in the first five years of life.
  • DHA is a key structural component of the brain, yet many young children don't get their recommended daily amount of DHA as it is found in a limited number of food sources.
Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 is fortified with a natural, 100 percent vegetarian and sustainable source of DHA - a safe, wholesome, delicious way to bring more of this important nutrient into your family's diet.
Visit http://www.horizonorganicdha.com/ to learn more!

Chocolate Milk is an Effective Post-Exercise Recovery Beverage
A 2006 study showed that low fat milk was as effective at post-exercise rehydration as sports drinks because of the natural carb:pro ratio in flavored milks, low fat chocolate milk is an effective post-exercise recovery beverage.
The appropriate carb:pro ratio for improving endurance performance is about 4:1 However, effective ranges can vary from 2:1 and up to 5:1. Consuming carbohydrate and protein post workout has been shown to:
  • Enhance muscle glycogen formation
  • Promote a hormonal environment that encourages muscle growth
  • Promote muscle protein production
  • May lessen immune-suppressive effects due of intense exercise
Find the nearest store that sells Horizon products by clicking here.
Also head over to Horizon and click Coupon in the upper right to sign up to get coupons on Horizon products!

Here is your chance to win! Horizon is offering TWO (2) lucky Deal Daddys readers 4 coupons each (2 coupons for a FREE Half Gallon of Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 and 2 coupons for $1 off the same milk).

Mandatory 1st Entry:
 - Go to Horizon and then come back to tell me what Horizon product you would like to try besides the chocolate milk.
 OR
 - Go to http://www.horizonorganicdha.com/#facts and tell me one fact that you learned (and can't be something that I mentioned in my review).

Extra Entries (Eligible only after completing Mandatory Entry): Leave a separate comment for each entry for them to be counted.
 - 1 Entry - Follow Deal Daddys on Google Friend Connect publicly (or tell me that you already follow).

 - 1 Entry - Follow Deal Daddys on Twitter (or tell me that you already follow).
 - 1 Entry - Follow Deal Daddys on Facebook (or tell me that you already follow).
 - 1 Entry - Follow Horizon on Facebook.
 - 1 Entry - Vote for Deal Daddys on Top Baby Blogs (click link or the logo in right sidebar).
 - 2 Entries - Grab the Deal Daddys button and put it on your blog (or tell me that you already have it on your blog). Leave a link.
 - 3 Entries - Blog about this giveaway. Leave a link.
 - 5 Entries each product - For purchase of any Horizon products between 4/16/10 and 4/30/10.  (If selected you must have proof of purchase)
 - 1 Entry Per Day - Tweet this giveaway using @dealdaddys. Leave me the link to your tweet so it can be verified - I will be checking. You can use this: "2 Winners get 4 coupons for Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 (2 FREE & 2 $1 off) @dealdaddys #giveaway http://bit.ly/daoCTA"

Giveaway ends on April 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM Mountain time. The winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen.  You must be 18 years old or older and live in the US to enter. No PO Boxes.

The opinions are my own and were not effected in any way. I received 4 coupons for Horizon Organic Half Gallon Chocolate Milk with DHA Omega-3 (2 Free & 2 $1 off) to facilitate my review.  The product, information, and giveaway have all been provided by Horizon.

91 comments:

Amber said...

I would love to try the fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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mar said...

The Organic Cheese Sticks is a product besides the Chocolate Milk I would like.

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Joan Elliott said...

I'm a real cheese lover, so the Organic Cheese Sticks sound great!
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sksweeps said...

I would love to try the Organic Cheese (any of them!!!) and already love their organic chocolate milk!

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mogrill said...

I would like to try the butter.
Thanks for the chance.
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ChelseaF said...

I would like to try the cottage Cheese!

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lisanne said...

I would like to try the heavy whipping cream.

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checkers said...

I'd like to try their Sour Cream.
I learned they also have Butter.


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checkers said...

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royaldixie said...

I would also like to try their Sour Cream. I love sour cream!! Thanks!

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Katie said...

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Nancy said...

I'd like to try their Cheese Sticks.

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Nancy said...

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Nancy said...

I voted for you at Top Baby Blogs.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

#1

I bought one carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

#2

I bought one carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

#3

I bought one carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

#4

I bought one carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

#5

I bought one carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

#1

I bought a second carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

#2

I bought a second carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

#3

I bought a second carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

#4

I bought a second carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

#5

I bought a second carton of their chocolate milk.

Nancy
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flychild7 said...

I already eat fruit on the bottom, it's my favorite!

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Julie said...

I would like to try the strawberry fruit on the bottom yogurt

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Lori said...

I would also like to try the mozzerella sticks--I've never had Horizon milk before.
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karen said...

I would like to try the American Cheese Slices. Thanks.

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Beeb said...

I'd like to try their butter! Thank you for the giveaway!

~Beeb
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