Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Horizon Chocolate Milk Review and Giveaway

My daughter doesn't normally get to drink chocolate milk but I recently made an exception.  Beyond her smoothie in the morning, she has started to resist drinking milk preferring diluted fruit juice (2-3 ounces of juice and 4-6 ounces of water).  Horizon produces an organic lowfat (1%) chocolate milk with DHA Omega-3.  She thought it was "yummy" and proceeded to drink the entire cup.  That is her version of a thumbs-up.  I had been concerned about the amount of sugar but there is less sugar in the Horizon lowfat chocolate milk than a regular cup of our local lowfat milk with 2 Tbsp of Hershey's chocolate syrup. 

Horizon also makes organic lowfat milk boxes in several flavors (plain, strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla).  As you know I am a big proponent of having healthy snacks and beverages for on-the-go.  The drinks are contained in shelf stable packaging making them a great alternative to juice boxes.

What is the deal with DHA?  There has been a lot of buzz about DHA in the media in the past several years.  DHA is supposed to support your child's growing brain.  DHA is often found in fish but many children do not get the recommended DHA which is why so many products are being fortified with it.  The DHA found in Horizon products is all-natural, vegetarian, and sustainable which is a relief for me as a mom. 

Founded in 1991, Horizon was the first company to supply the U.S. with organic milk at a national level.  Horizon supports sustainability with efforts such as renewable energy and converting hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland for organic agricultural use.  Horizon's products are produced without antibiotics, growth hormones, or pesticides and carry the USDA certified organic seal. Other dairy products produced by Horizon include yogurt, creams, butter, and cheeses.

Interested in trying Horizon's Organic Chocolate Lowfat Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 for yourself?



Horizon Organic Chocolate Lowfat Milk  Giveaway
*2 winners will each receive  4 coupons (2 coupons for a FREE half gallon of Horizon Organic Chocolate Lowfat Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 and 2 coupons for $1 off the same milk)*

To enter do any (or all) of the following and leave a comment(s):
 Don't forget to leave separate comments for actions that result in multiple entries (ex. I added TPMG to my blogroll #1, I added TPMG to my blogroll #2...) 
&
Please make sure that you leave an email address or some way of contacting you (if your email or blog is not listed on your Blogger profile) in the instance that you are the winner.
 
*Visit the Horizon website and leave a comment stating something you learned and that I did not mention in my review (1 entry)

*Become a follower or a subscriber of The Practical Mom Guide and if you are already do so just leave a comment stating that you already follow (1 entry)

*Follow TPMG on twitter (1 entry)

*Become a fan of Horizon and/or TPMG on Facebook (1 entry)

*Tweet (maximum of once daily) about this giveaway and don't forget to leave your twitter name
Copy and paste: Win FREE Horizon Organic Chocloate LF Milk Plus DHA at #TPMG http://bit.ly/9kCIr7 Please RT. 
(1 entry per tweet)

*Enter another giveaway at The Practical Mom Guide and leave a comment with which giveaway you entered (2 entries for each giveaway you enter)

*Add The Practical Mom Guide to your blogroll or display our button (5 entries)

*Post about this giveaway on your blog (5 entries)

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. I will announce the winner on April 1st here at The Practical Mom Guide. If I am unable to contact the winner or they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck and thanks for participating!

*Contest only open to U.S. residents. 
*This giveaway was sponsored by Horizon.  I was sent 2 coupons for free half gallons of Horizon Chocolate Milk Plus DHA-Omega 3 in order to facilitate an honest review.  I was not nor will I receive any other compensation.  All opinions are my own.

50 comments:

parenting ad absurdum said...

I already follow you (of course!!) and my kids are addicted to this stuff. Sign me up!

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mom2ahrj said...

and now i'm following you too!

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mom2ahrj said...

and i'm already a FB TPMG fan!

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you are already on my blogroll!

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The Stanley Family said...

Cool giveaway!

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E-mail subscriber

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mandala said...

Happy Friday Follow! Do visit my blog and hope you follow me back:

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- Learned that Horizon has partnered with socially responsible & environmentally sustainable business leaders like Conservation International, Farm Aid, Clear Carbon Consulting Inc. etc to make the world a healthier place to live in.

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Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

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.

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I'm a Facebook fan of Horizon.

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I find it interesting that Horizon was the first to provide organic milk.

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I entered the Bisquick giveaway.

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I entered the Bisquick Giveaway. #2

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