I am a little obsessive about two things – SPF and calcium. The more, the better. I rue the day that I discover permanent dark blotches on my face; but then, if I am bent all over, even I will not be able to notice that!
Yes, I think about these two quite a bit, but I am also quite lazy, so I hardly eat my calcium supplements and I neglect the sunblock more than I should.
Recently, I discovered these cans of Milo that scream “Hi-Cal”. When I looked up the nutritional info panel, I saw it had 300mg of calcium per can. Not bad. Especially when a small bottle of Meiji milk can command only about 200mg. The Meiji yoghurt I have been buying didn’t even measure up to 200mg.
So now my grocery trips consist of lugging Hi-Cal milo cans home. Not every supermarket has it, so when I see it, I tend to hoard a few six-packs at a time.
The children love it. They have a ready supply of cold Milo (plus a good boost of energy), and I don’t have to make cold Milo for them in the morning (boil water, scoop powder, add hot water, stir stir stir, wrestle with ice trays, knock out ice cubes, add them to hot Milo – so tedious). Personally I also love the taste.
Of course, my grocery bills are now at an unhealthy range. At $4.90 per six-pack, it’s not exactly economical. A whole bag of powder probably costs $8 and makes infinite cups of Milo. Tsk tsk.
But I figured it’s good for the kids, for their bones and all. It’s calcium, you know.