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Old 26-08-2012, 15:29   #1
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Lactose Free Milk Availability

Just curious, how hard is it to find lactose free milk in cruising areas? I know it would be readily available in the US and Europe, but what about more 3rd world countries? I searched and couldn't find anything, which surprised me considering the number of people who are lactose intolerant or lactose sensitive.
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Old 26-08-2012, 15:39   #2
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Re: Lactose Free Milk Availability

Being lactose intolerant myself, I finally gave up on purchasing lactose free milk and switched to soy or almond milk. The stuff in boxes is good for at least a year and can be purchased in bulk at places like Costco. There are several flavor choices available; sweetened, unsweetened and vanilla. All are available as organic. I have not yet taste tested rice milk or hemp milk. Lots of choices and much easier than trying to find lactose free milk. Just start taste testing and find one you like.
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Old 26-08-2012, 15:45   #3
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Re: Lactose Free Milk Availability

Well there goes my daily iced white chocolate mocha. :/

Thanks for the info. Luckily I'm only lactose sensitive so it's not a huge problem unless I'm having 8oz a day. I've tried almond and soy milk but didn't care for them that much.
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Re: Lactose Free Milk Availability

If you can get raw milk from grass fed cows or goats, and let the milk sit at room temperature for 12 to 36 hours, then you shouldn't have a problem with Lactose in it. I do this all the time with my fresh raw milk. I would never drink raw milk from cows fed bunches of corn or other grains.
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Old 04-09-2012, 19:07   #5
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Re: Lactose Free Milk Availability

Suggest you try Unsweetened BLUE DIAMOND almond breeze. It comes in a box and keeps well. It even almost OK in coffee.
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Re: Lactose Free Milk Availability

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Being lactose intolerant myself, I finally gave up on purchasing lactose free milk and switched to soy or almond milk. The stuff in boxes is good for at least a year and can be purchased in bulk at places like Costco. There are several flavor choices available; sweetened, unsweetened and vanilla. All are available as organic. I have not yet taste tested rice milk or hemp milk. Lots of choices and much easier than trying to find lactose free milk. Just start taste testing and find one you like.

Yup...been doing the Kirkland Organic Soy for a few years now. I love the taste. I serve I to friends in their coffee. They do not know the difference...
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In many areas of the Caribbean or Bahamas you will be lucky to find any milk at all in stores, and it will mostly be long-life stuff. Having said that, I wouldn't be surprised if you could find it in large supermarkets near tourist places, though I haven't looked. Basically, the rule cruising is if there is some food stuff that you absolutely have to have you must bring your own supplies of it as you can't be certain of finding anything when you need it.
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In many places where you do not have access to lactose free, you could probably ask around for fresh goat milk, which most people can tolerate.
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