REVIEW: TruMoo After Dark Mexican Style Chocolate Milk

TruMoo After Dark Mexican Style Chocolate Milk

What is TruMoo After Dark Mexican Style Chocolate Milk?

It’s part of TruMoo’s decadent line of flavored milk that has a name that I only say using a seductive whisper.

The line also includes Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel and Vanilla & Chai Spice. This spicy flavor is dark chocolate milk with notes of cinnamon and a kick of chili pepper. The dairy base is whole milk, and it’s sweetened with real cane sugar.

How is it?

The chocolate and cinnamon in the ultra-pasteurized milk help create a delicious treat that the artificial growth hormone-free cows used to provide the base of the beverage would be proud of. Unfortunately, the ingredients list doesn’t contain cinnamon. Instead, it’s under “Natural Flavors.” But, the milk’s tastiness helps me turn a blind eye to that.

TruMoo After Dark Mexican Style Chocolate Milk Closeup

As for the burn one would expect with Mexican-style chocolate, it’s there and it happens on the back of my throat. Most of the time it occurs after the first sip, but other times it takes a second sip for the spiciness to hit. To me, it isn’t intense. It’s below a hot cinnamon candy. But if you’re sensitive to spicy foods, definitely avoid it.

Is there anything else you need to know?

TruMoo After Dark Mexican Style Chocolate Milk Pour

If you avoid carrageenan, this is not a beverage for you. But speaking of liquid thickeners, maybe it’s just me but, I found this flavored milk to be thicker than others I’ve had. Along with the seaweed extract, the milk also has cellulose gum to help thicken it. There’s also cellulose fiber, which after a lazy Google search, I still don’t know what it does. Is it another thickener? Maybe one of the food scientists in the audience can educate me.

Also, I’m a little sad this doesn’t come in a half gallon size.

Conclusion:

I like TruMoo’s After Dark Mexican Style Chocolate Milk. I also like TruMoo’s decision to branch out into flavors that seem more mature and creative than what TruMoo is mostly known for, which is adding food dyes to vanilla flavored milk.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 1 quart
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup) 230 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 27 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: TruMoo After Dark Mexican Style Chocolate Milk”

  1. I wish milk and milk-adjacent beverages would cool it with the emulsifiers.
    Nothing grosser than a last slimy sip from the bottom.

    Also, cinnamon being not in the ingredients list is worrying. Am I the only one who can taste the fake in fake cinnamon?

    1. Very misleading …I did not realize chili pepper seasoning or cinnamon was in this milk ..I was thinking Mexican cocoa or dark chocolate ..after tasting it no way …was nausea for hours …I prefer chocolate. Vanilla or Strawberry not added seasonings that belong in meats ..chips .or chili or pizza …Yuck to this flavor !

  2. Cellulose fiber is, I think the stuff that makes up stalks of plants. It’s typically used to add fiber to food, since it’s one of those non digestible things. Do you poop better after drinking it?

  3. I tried this one after having the dark chocolate salted caramel, and I think it’s safe to say I really enjoyed both. The slight spicy aftertaste is pleasant, and the rich chocolate flavor with it all really stood out to make this dairy beverage really something outside of the box. Would buy again. I poured a glass and heated it up, and having a hot cup of this was really enjoyable.

  4. Who cares what is in it. Just drink it and enjoy it Always have something to complain about. We are all going to die so drink up and enjoy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.