Did you know that you can suddenly get lactose intolerance even though you were OK with dairy products for the longest time?
That happened to my friend D. She was the biggest fan of dairy (Milk! Cheese! Cakes! Milk tea!) so she’s now missing out on a lot of her favorite food.
That’s why I instantly thought of D when I saw lactose-less milk in an Arequipa supermarket. I even snuck a photo on my phone.
Even though there’s high lactose intolerance among Asians, I’ve not seen such a product in my life. I wonder if there’s a market for it in high-income countries such as Singapore and Japan. (Please do steal my business idea.)
0% lactose milk taste test
The lactose-less milk was available in a 1 liter plastic bag or in small boxes. I bought the 400g box because I don’t think I was able to finish a liter in a week.
Zero discomfort, easy to digest
I then discovered that the box was actually evaporated milk and not whole milk. Oh well, I can add it into my coffee in the morning. (I also added equal parts of water to the milk to make it whole milk.)
One morning, I used the lactose-less milk in my coffee instead of the regular milk the hostel provides.
Surprisingly, it tasted the same!
I also made a submarino with the lactose less milk. (The how-to will I’m glad to report that the submarino did not cause “symptoms of lactose intolerance”.
Someone really should start a lactose-less milk business in Singapore.
More from the lactose-less milk box
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Ingredients: Low fat milk, Vitamins (A, C and D), stabilizers (E-399, E-407) and lactase enzyme
*(LDD) Detection limit 0.01g/ml
Suitable for celiacs
100% cow milk, low fat, ultra pasturized and homogenized