I recently posted that I was participating in a BzzCampaign for TruMoo milk and how skeptical I was about the value of the product. I finally used the coupon that BzzAgent sent me and picked up a free gallon of TruMoo. The store didn't have the new limited edition Halloween Vanilla milk flavor, so I opted for the traditional chocolate milk variety.
You got it -- free! (One of the perks of being a BzzAgent!)
|Ok, perhaps not completely free. Just one of the non-perks of having a state food sales tax!|
And yes, even I indulged in a glass. It is creamy and smooth and the perfect balance of chocolatey sweet goodness.
OK, I loved it. It was so convenient to just pour it into a glass and drink it. No need to stir in chocolate syrup and worry if I put in too much / too little. I thought it might not be sweet enough. Or chocolatey enough. I was wrong. It was the perfect balance.
Now comes the hard part. Once this gallon is emptied, do I buy more in the future?
I bought this gallon on the 5th, and its "best by" date is 10/9, so 4 days to enjoy the best of its flavor. I prefer to buy milk with a much longer window. But given that 1/2 of it was gone so soon after getting home, it's likely to be completely gone in the next day or two. So the date is a moot point.
Our grocery budget is REALLY tight. I was fortunate enough to get this gallon for free, but the regular price is $4.99. That is really way out of our budget. TruMoo offers a coupon when you register for updates and notifications when coupons are available. That is a huge plus in my book. I don't know if / how often TruMoo goes on sale, but if that were to happen combined with a coupon, then perhaps it would be worth purchasing, assuming the price were right (it would have to be around $3 or less for a gallon).
So I registered myself for updates & coupons. I'll keep my eye open for coupons and match them up when the store puts TruMoo on sale, assuming it gets put on sale. I don't anticipate buying it regularly. At the very least, it would be a nice treat for the kids and healthier than cakes or cookies.