Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hemp Milk! The Latest in Chocolate



As Hemp History Week commences, here are a few fun facts about hemp:

  •  In the 1700s, American farmers were required by law to grow hemp in some colonies.
  • The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper.
  • Abraham Lincoln used hempseed oil in his lamps.
  •  Ford’s Model T was made with hemp fiber, which is ten times stronger than steel.
  •  Hemp produces four times more paper per acre than do trees.
  •  Hemp seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, all 10 essential amino acids, and good fats.

 ·       Though hemp is closely related to marijuana, its levels of THC are extremely low -- between .01-.03%. According to the experts (e.g., my neighbors in Chico), it takes at least 3% THC to get high. You’d have to smoke an acre’s worth of hemp to get there, but you’d likely die in your efforts, so please don’t try this at home or elsewhere.

I’m celebrating hemp now by drinking Chocolate HEMPMILK.  Note to the Feds who may be lurking at Life by Chocolate for evidence of terrorist or drug activity: this product has no THC.  Note to all: it’s still good stuff. The drink is smooth, creamy and tastes rich in nutrients, but in a good way. I’d liken it to a liquid chocolaty oatmeal cookie. Though it’s high in sugar (22g  per serving), it’s a great source of fiber, protein and good fats (Omega 3s and 6s). I found it at a local Natural Foods store, and it’s distributed by Living Harvest Foods, Inc.

I give Chocolate Hemp Milk a 9 on a 1-10 scale.

A final note: I am not being compensated in any manner for this review, though I wouldn’t object to being compensated in (almost) any manner for this review.

Cheers to chocolate hemp milk and a sweet new week!

38 comments:

  1. I'd like to find a good milk that didn't hate me, especially chocolate milk.

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  2. So it's like soy milk?
    And do you feel ten times stronger than steel now?

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  3. This sounds interesting Robyn, when I first read the word hemp I knew there was something about it that was familiar but I had no idea that levels of marijuana were so low that it practically would make no difference at all. I think that I'd like to try out the hemp milk, it's a different idea but worth a try at the very least, thanks for informing me about it Robyn.

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  4. Can't say I'm big on milk of any kind, but you never know

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  5. I use almond milk... have never tried the hemp milk. I have used hemp powder before though.

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  6. doesn't sound very delicious though.

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  7. Hmmm yeah, can't say it sounds appetizing

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  8. It just doesn't sound like it would taste all that good, but if you give it a 9 out of 10, well, I'd probably try it. And now that Colorado's legalized weed, I wonder how long it'll be before we can drink pot milk?

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  9. I'm absolutely in love with some hemp oil lotion I discovered at my B & B a few weeks ago. Hemp is good for so many things, it infuriates me that it's not a large-scale crop anymore because "it would send the wrong message."

    Sounds rather yummy, I will have to look for it.

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  10. Wasn't Hemp one of the Three Stooges?

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  11. You know, I'd never even heard of this until now. Amazing what you learn in the blogging world :)

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  12. Seems I made it sound pretty bad, huh? It's good, light and sweet.

    MsA, it's non-dairy, so it might agree with you.

    It is like soy milk, Alex. But I'm not quite ten times stronger than steel. I guess I need more.

    YW, thanks and you're welcome.

    John, me neither, unless it's chocolaty.

    MyJourney, I love almond milk too.

    Adam & Pat, I had a hard time describing it, but it is good.

    BnB, Colorado's the place to be for these kinds of products.

    Bev, it's a very archaic attitude, backed by $$$. I still don't get the politics of it all.

    IT, no, but Curly was likely smoking it.

    Plowing, I'm glad to educate you. I'd heard about hemp, but didn't know exactly what it was. It's a pretty amazing product/seed.

    Cheers, all.
    xoRobyn

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  13. I hoping that drinking it would make you high and satisfy the need for "munchies" all at the same time!

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  14. Where can I find hemp milk WITH THC? Just askin'....

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  15. Hey Robyn.

    Ahemp, ah yes, so if I like consume an entire factory's worth of Chocolate Hemp Milk, will I like start writing really weird comments that make me feel like this is really far out just typing away and not even realising that I'm doing a run-on sentence. Wow, look at the pretty colors, oops, sorry spell check, look at the pretty colours on my fairy lights in my garden. Awesome and far out and I forgot where I am.

    What's my name, um, okay..

    Gary :) x

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  16. I hadn't ever heard of hemp milk. Very interesting. I'll have to check it out.

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  17. But...drink a quart and the 7-Eleven will soon be cleaned out of Pringles and mallomars.

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  18. Great review! I am not milk-lover, but your post made me curious:-)
    Hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  19. Here's some compensation for ya: thanks! (Not what you had in mind, huh?) Sounds like an interesting product.

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  20. I have not seen hemp milk. I can order the seeds and oil online though. Hemp is good for making clothes too. I would try it. Cow milk makes me phlegmy and I have tried chocolate almond milk and that was pretty good.

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  21. I'll definitely go ahead and try it!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  22. I have never heard of hemp milk. Is this something found at any grocer or do I need to go to a natural foods store to find it? Sounds delicious. If I could drink an oatmeal cookie, then I am standing over here screaming HECK YEAH!

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  23. I'll bet it would taste really good with chocolate chip cookies or Oreos No double dunking though.

    Julie

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  24. Pat, not quite, but you're welcome to hallucinate.

    Stephen, good question. Try my neighbors.

    Hey there Gary, like it would be trippy to do that an try an post a blog post with all sorts of beauticious feelings and peace for the world and run on sentences that keep running and never run out. =)

    Cheryl, it's worth a try.

    Al, the mallomars, yes. But not the Pringles. Eww.

    Erena, thanks so much and thanks for visiting!

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  25. Susan, not quite, but it beats other forms of comp that I might be offered. So thank you!

    Ruth, I like almond milk too. This tastes similar. I think you'd like it.

    Gina, great. I hope you like it.

    Theresa, you probably need to find it at a natural foods store. The brand is Living Harvest. I never heard of it either, until I saw it a few days ago.

    Julie, that sounds good. And no double dunking allowed.

    Thanks, all.
    Hope you're having a sweet week.
    xoRobyn

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  26. never heard of hemp milk before! but now im curious to try!
    Delightful Ideas
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  27. Response to IT - that was Shemp. He replaced his brother Curly when Curly had a stroke. (What can I say? I'm a trivia buff.)

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  28. sy milk, rice milk and goat milk now hemp milk...I am intrigued...wonder if it is available here in Oz

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  29. LD, I am SO impressed. You are the winner!! Ding! Ding! Ding! If only I had a spare $25000, I'd forward it to you.

    Lala, it really is worth a try, healthy and tasty. Thanks for visiting. Great to meet you here.

    Lisa, there's almond milk too. I hope you have a few good options in Oz.

    xoRobyn

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  30. Huh. I've never heard of hemp milk. Sounds interesting.

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  31. Never heard of Hemp milk. But I sure did have some chocolate milk this morning! :)

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  32. hemp milk! wow the things they come up with. It sounds so intriguing. I'll have to try that sometime
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  33. Hemp milk does not sound very tasty. I use it for making bracelets, though. :)

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  34. Hmmm, Hemp milk and chocolate not less. I just might have to try me some.

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  35. Thanks, everyone. It's better than I made it sound, but you need not indulge. You're not missing that much.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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