Must Have Chocolate Milk

When I was vegan for a month I craved three things constantly: avocado (which I could have so it wasn’t a problem), eggs, and chocolate milk from Fish Family Farm in Bolton. I have only had chocolate milk from the Fish farm once, but I couldn’t get it out of my head.

The first Monday I was free to eat as I pleased, I took the 25-minute drive to Bolton to get my chocolate milk, and there was none. Apparently they make their milk on Monday and don’t guarantee to have it ready until after 2pm. I couldn’t believe it.

So the next Monday I made time again (not a really easy task because I’m pretty busy). I pushed off some paperwork I should have been doing to go get this chocolate milk. I’d clearly become obsessed. This time I went with friends and told them my story, and said I hoped they had the milk this time. We were getting there around 4:30pm, so I was now afraid they would have run out.

My friends also wanted the chocolate milk and asked what we would do if there was only one bottle left. I made it quite clear: “I’m taking it.” I would have to. But it didn’t matter. The Fish Family had crates of chocolate milk. I could have bathed in it (but I didn’t). I bought one bottle and enjoyed it all week long—an entire half gallon in one week. It was as good as I imagined for a month and a week. And I think I got my taste for milk back.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Jovita August 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Goo for you! 😀 That milk sounds like a real treat! A question – my sis, who’s sooo into Pilates, just moved to Seattle & is looking for Pilates classes. I remember you telling us that you tried 2 different places there & thought that one of them was rather nice. Do you remember the name of the place? Thanks!

  2. Maggie Downie September 1, 2011 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Jovita–let me see if I can find the name of the place that I liked because I did try two places there–one that I really liked and one that wasn’t that great. Let me get back to you on that one.

  3. Maggie Downie September 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm - Reply
  4. Jovita September 2, 2011 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Thank you! See you Sep 13th. Cannot wait! 🙂

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