Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dairy Journey... Anmum Materna: What's your flavor?

[This is not a paid post. This is merely for sharing purposes.]

I know my blood type is coffee. And you know I am a regular self-confessed coffee lover (to be substituted with the word 'addict' at will). But for the past 6 months, I have determinedly slowed down on the caffeine intact (thanks to my lovely doctor's advice who allowed for a cup a day if I can help it). In fact, thanks to earlier months of training before the announcement, I can go on without coffee for a few days on end. 

And also for the past six months since this announcement, I am also now a dedicated milk drinker. I thank God for good genes and generations of easy pregnancy. Milk which never really featured in my daily diet (and thoughts of drinking it used to make me gag) is now a constant addition as one of my source of meal. We don't even gag at the first cup. How awesome is that?

Anyway, this was supposed to be a review on Anmum product. There are many brands of milk in the market for the expectant mothers, but I chose to consume the most common one. And why not? Anmum is reasonably priced around RM36.90 per box of 200g, available in most supermarkets/malls, and tastes just fine.

When looking for the right formula for yourself, read through the box carefully (yes they mostly come in boxes, or cans, whichever you prefer). There's Materna (for moms-to-be), Lacta (for the nursing mothers), and Essentials (for the babies/children you nurse). The first time we went shopping for one, I was confused as well, but that's probably expected. Everything is learned on the go... trial, error and lots of gut instinct.

Source: www.anmum.com.my

There are actually just 3 flavors for Anmum Materna: Plain (the original creamy milk taste), Chocolate, and Mango. Of course being a practical and no-hassle kinda person, I picked the usual one lah... the plain milk, because of course I would know what to expect. Anmum Materna Plain is without a doubt, a no-brainer: creamy and milky as milk should taste like.

But a week ago, this Anmum lady promoter at one of the supermarket I frequented, gave me 2 free sample packets each for Chocolate and Mango -- one of the many perks of being pregnant and let loose in a supermarket. She actually spotted me from afar, and literally ran after me. Of course I had avoided any section with a promoter on the ready (hahaha), but this time it's sort of different.

So hey, now I can review the Chocolate and Mango flavors! Although I have to say I don't really like the chocolate. It tasted very much like something that came out of a lab. The chocolate mixed with milk sort of gave it a thick creamy cocoa-ish taste, which I find a bit strong and yucky (for lack of a better word). But I finished the whole two packets nonetheless, free mah...

The Mango however... is a delightful surprise. I thought that one would taste weird, but in fact it tasted much much better than the chocolate. If I had to compare it with something, I'd say it's almost as good as mango yoghurt drink. It went down the throat surprisingly well. Or maybe I just like mango yoghurt. =)

Free sample of Mango flavor

Oh on a recent visit to my gynae, the pharmacist on the payment counter also gave me a can of Frisomum Gold milk free sample. It would cost around RM40++ in the market, if I'm not mistaken. Ah, another perks.

Another free sample: Frisomum Gold

I asked the pharmacist the difference, and she said 'tastes like ice-cream'. In which case, she was right. Very vanilla-icecream-ish. But also, a slight sweeter than I prefer. But I finished the whole can anyway (free mah...) and switched right back to my plain Anmum.

The recommended dosage of dairy intake for pregnant ladies is 3 glasses a day, but the minimum allowable is 2... and a cup of coffee in between every now and then when the craving hits.

I don't know about you but I think I am growing rounder and heavier everyday... don't believe me? Please refer to an exaggerated point of view below. We like the view really, it reminds me of a giant panda on a roll, tummy out in full force and everything...

A very very exaggerated view point... perhaps not mine la...

... But hey... it's a pretty much an adventurous journey on its own! Till then, have a good week people.

14 comments:

  1. I tried Anmum Materna when I was pregnant, but unfortunately it's a bit too sweet for me, then I changed to EnfaMama, and continue drinking it since then =)

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  2. I am not a milk drinker.
    U know what I did? I put the milk in my milo drink....hehehehe. Baru mauk masuk my tekak. Terpaksa mah.....

    I SO LOVE that photo .... hihihi.
    Enjoy the moments my darling....

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  3. Normally I will have a mug a day - in the morning for the caffeine kick-start. May have more when I go out and eat some place, not if I stay home the whole day. They say old people like me must drink more milk for the calcium - osteoporosis...but milk makes me sleepy. :(

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  4. Congratulations :)

    i took anmum too last time. I like the choc taste. During my time they have not come out with mango taste yet.

    When baby come out can continue with Anmum. My boy drank anmum. It's good. not fattening. When he was a baby can feel the hand and feet have muscle. not fat.

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  5. First time visits here, nice blog and sharing, I wish you to have a happy day~ =D

    Regards,
    (A Growing Teenager Diary)

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  6. Comment something not related to this blog post, I hopped over to youtube to listen to Zac Brown Band as mentioned by you in my post, oh gosh, I love it, nice music, thanks for recommending them to me, I like it

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  7. jia yo, jia yo.. 3 more months to go.

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  8. Hayley: Enfamama? saw that but didnt try. Anmum taste ok for me. :)

    Tia: Gambar melampau itu. haha. Dengan Milo pun ok. :D I put a scoop or two of nestum in mine, to make it yummier, that way i get 2-in-1 nutrients! hehe Thanks my darling!

    Suituapui: Milk makes me sleepy too, but i supposed it shd work that way for me, makes the the body rest better. As compared to coffee, that is. Lol.

    Small Kucing: Thanks! Muscle huh? wow that is a bonus for the baby! And yes the mango is newly introduced, it taste nice, but i think i'll just stick to my regular plain. :-)

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  9. Happy Walker: thanks for visiting! :-)

    Libby: Glad u liked ZBB! they have some cheerful and some melancholy song too. :P Enjoy!

    Ez Vina: =) Thanks!

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  10. Currently, I love their vanilla mango flavor. So far, Anmum Materna Milk is the best prenatal drink for me because I don’t suffer from morning sickness and constipation (I even go to the rest room twice in a day).

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  11. Currently, I love their vanilla mango flavor. So far, Anmum Materna Milk is the best prenatal drink for me because I don’t suffer from morning sickness and constipation (I even go to the rest room twice in a day).

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