I am completely addicted to this stuff. A few days ago, when I was craving chocolate milk, I went to Sheetz to get some lunch and decided to try this. And oh man, am I hooked. I am so completely addicted to Nesquik Fat-Free Chocolate Milk that someone soon is going to say, “If you love it so much, then why don’t you marry it?” and I JUST MIGHT CONSIDER IT.
I’m very picky about my chocolate beverages. I mean, I’m picky about lots of things, but we’re talking chocolate milk here so that’s what I’m picky about at the moment.
Regular actual premade chocolate milk in a bottle is too thick, and tends to be too sweet. I’m used to 1% milk and any more milkfat than that makes me feel all junky.
This Nesquik ready to drink milk comes in lots of different flavors, but the ones most commonly found around here are: vanilla, banana, strawberry, double chocolate, regular chocolate, and fat-free chocolate.
Vanilla, banana, and strawberry are immediately disqualified because they are not chocolate, and that’s kind of the point. I haven’t tried the double chocolate, because the regular chocolate was too thick and had a weird texture, and I can’t imagine double chocolate would improve on that.
The fat-free chocolate is perfect. So perfect, in fact, that I have had one almost every single day since then. I am justifying this by telling myself that despite the sugar, I’m getting two servings of dairy and almost no caffeine, and anyway the sugar is still less than a regular soda. Not that I drink regular soda very often anyway but WHATEVER I LIKE CHOCOLATE MILK. Don’t anyone go leaving me comments about how I should be drinking organic chocolate pine nut juice instead or something.
But the problem is that you can’t find the fat-free chocolate just anywhere. And I think it must be a favorite for some other people, too, because a few times when I’ve stopped to get some it has been sold out. And then I get all grouchy.
One day when I stopped to get the daily bottle they were sold out and I decided to try the “chocolate milk shake” flavor. NO GOOD. It tasted like melted ice cream, and that might do it for some people, but it does not do it for me.
On Wednesday I didn’t get any. I was going to stop on the way home to get some, but when I passed the first store it was raining pretty hard, and when I passed the second store it was raining REALLY hard, and the last store didn’t have it. So I whined for most of the night about it and no one in my family would go and get some and I couldn’t possibly go into town and get myself some because I am just way too lazy and whining is way easier.
So yesterday on the way in I stopped to get gas and they had two bottles of it left, so I bought both of them. And the idea was that I’d have one in the morning (as my breakfast, since I’d missed it) and one in the afternoon as a pick-me-up for my daily afternoon slump.
But then I drank both of them before 11 in the morning. I’m so bad.
I haven’t had any since then and I am craving again. I’m going to have the strongest bones in the universe at this rate.