There are around 6 or 7 different brands of powered milk here. Which of course, is ridiculous. How much powdered milk do people really need?
One has a blue cow on its cover, another has a dancing milk glass and yet another has a smiling mother holding her blond child (brilliant audience marketing here people). Some come with chocolate, strawberry or coffee flavors. Some have added vitamin A or extra minerals.
I always turned my nose at powdered milk, preferring instead to buy the long conservation milk that France exports here (I have yet to find fresh milk). One day, at work, desperate to make myself a proper cup of tea, I ventured in the fridge and brought out the container of powdered milk. As I poured the flakes in my tea, I crinkled my nose and emitted a "I'm pretty disgusted but desperate" grunt.
The first experiment was an utter failure as I was gulping down equal amounts of tea and clumped up flakes. I've tried many a times since then and am now a convert of powdered milk. That soft, powdery, slighty off-white colored fluff is reminiscent of feathery clouds. And, I can confidently say that I have acquired the skill of dissolving the milk so that very little clumps are left (it's a combination of quick stirring and making sure that the water's very hot).
Powdered milk. It does a body good.
Question for those dieticians out there: does powdered milk still have the necessary calcium levels?