You’ve got the munchies, you’ve got cotton mouth, you’re too lazy to cook, and you don’t feel like leaving the house. What ever is a stoner to do? Oh yes… no problem, chocolate milk to the rescue!
Chocolate milk is a staple in the stoner’s cousine. It’s easy to see why too, it’s yummy, it’s filling, it’s healthy (well, kind of), and it’s easy to make. With the exception of the lactose intolerant and a few oddball smokers, every stoner loves some chocolate milk.
But chocolate milk can refer to several things, so let’s break it down a little further. There are a few different versions of this tasty concoction, and it seems each stoner has their own opinion about which is best.
The most common type is Hershey’s chocolate syrup. This is the tick gooey stuff that comes in a thin, slightly oval-shaped brown bottle. There’s nothing bad that can be said about this product, it’s rich and it tastes like real chocolate. Since you make it on your own, you can make your chocolate milk as weak or as strong as your heart desires. Best of all, if you’re in the mood for ice cream, this drink mix can also double up as a great topping.
Next in line, is the powered variety, usually found under the Nestlé Nesquik name. This stuff is every bit as good as the syrup version, it just tastes a little less like regular chocolate, and a little more like something that was specifically designed to be chocolate-milk mix. However, that doesn’t make it any less badass. The only bad thing about this mix, is that if you’re not careful, you might find yourself eating the powder instead of mixing it into the milk.
Oh yeah, let’s not forget about strawberry chocolate milk. OK, so technically it’s not really chocolate milk per se. If you want to be specific, it’s just called strawberry syrup, or strawberry flavored Nesquik, but come on! If you’re a stoner, you know you call it strawberry chocolate milk too. No matter what you call it, it’s good stuff, and there’s no doubt about that.
Chocolate Milk – A Tasty Treat
In every family, there is that one distant cousin. You know the one, the guy that most people like, but who is just a little off. Well, in the chocolate milk family, that cousin is has to be Ovaltine. When it comes to Ovaltine, either you love it, or you hate it, there is not much of a middle ground. Unlike other chocolate milks, Ovaltine is most commonly served up warm. This makes it a more of a popular choice in the winter, and even more so in the northern part of the country where cold is a much bigger problem.
So, what do you do when you craving some chocolate milk, but can’t find any mix? No sweat, just look in your baking cabinet and see if you can find the coco powder. This stuff is pretty good too, but you have to sweeten it yourself. If you don’t have any sugar, you’re plain out of luck, because you can’t drink coco powder unsweetened, it’s just too bitter.
If you’re picky about your drinks, do your best to have your favorite on hand. If it’s not your house, don’t worry about it, they’re all damn good. When it really boils down to it, no stoner is going to turn away perfectly good glass of chocolate milk, no matter what kind it is.