As a mother of 2 children, a 1 month old baby girl and 4 year old boy with Autism, like any parent what we put into our bodies is always a considered factor. Our journey to more health conscious foods became a staple issue when my son was diagnosed 2 years. Prior to receiving the diagnosis I was a product of our highly marketed environment. Processed, packaged, quick fast foods, foods covered in dyes and foods made up of artificial everything were at our fingertips to our mouths. We didn’t care, as long as it tasted good, right? I didn’t understand quality foods and the importance it had on our development. When my son was diagnosed I dove deep into nutritional issues and its possible effects which opened my eyes to the seriousness of what we are eating.
The truth is much of the food we obtain from animals on our grocery shelves are from those living in controversial inhumane practices such as factory farm raised in small, jam packed cages, filthy feedlots, deprived of exercise and pumped with genetic altering hormones to produce more milk and eggs.
What does that mean for us?
Animals injected with these hormones tend to be more prone to health issues. When they are treated for an infection they are given antibiotics, where with cows is likely to show up in milk and produce antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can be a serious, public health problem. The unnecessary use of hormones also may cause the animal to produce more of another hormone triggering what is called an insulin-like growth factor. Studies suggest, animals with these elevated hormones in their bloodstream can increase the risk of cancers, like colon and breast cancer (number 2 & 3 of the top 10 deadliest cancers).
Next time you head to the grocery, look for organic or hormone free milk and dairy products.
So, when I received the opportunity to review Adirondack Creamery, I of course jumped on the chance. I was first introduced to Adirondack Creamery in November of last year at the 411 Momma’s NYC Mommy Meetup in Brooklyn, NY. I was excited to learn their products do not contain any stabilizers, emulsifiers, artificial ingredients, colors, additives or supplements. It’s just good, old ice cream and as their slogan says, “…as it should be”. Needless to say, I was hooked ever since.
Adirondack Creamery uses rBsT-free (recombinant bovine somatotropin hormone free) milk from nine small family farms in Hudson Valley. Their old fashion recipe, based on cream, milk, sugar and egg yolks is made locally & allows for a better product for both consumers and the environment.
I was able to taste test 6 flavors. Upon first impressions it’s amazing the difference you experience when your palette switches to fresh natural flavorings with real, delectable ingredients. 3 out of the 6 are part of Adirondack Creamy’s seasonal favorites – Pumpkin Pie, Egg Nog and Peppermint Stick. The final 3 were a classic Vanilla, Black Raspberry, and my personal favorite Earl’s Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Adirondack’s crisp, natural take on a classic treat is perfect to share with the entire family. Those who like to indulge, can appreciate a handmade premium ice cream made locally and without all the unnecessary additives. Enjoy ice cream as it should be enjoyed!