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Dairy Delicious: Milk and Cheese Products for Kidney Patients
A company from New York, Delicious Milk Company, Inc., has engineered Dairy Delicious low phosphorus Milk Beverage and Cheddar Cheese sauce, products with significantly lower phosphorus and potassium content compared to regular milk and cheese. The products are available by phone at 877-432-4797 or online at www.dairydelicious.com. They are carried by grocery stores in some areas. Check the Diary Delicious website for a list of stores.
How do the Dairy Delicious products taste?
The milk beverage tastes more like milk to me than some other substitutes, perhaps because it is real milk instead of a formula.
The Cheddar Cheese sauce, when mixed with hot macaroni definitely taste like real macaroni and cheese minus the extreme saltiness found in boxed mixes. The samples in my cupboard disappeared quickly. I discovered my family using it as a cheese dip for tortilla chips—they didn’t even know it was a special kidney diet product.
Because Dairy Delicious provides specialized products, cost is higher than some other milk substitute products. Also, if it is not available at a grocery store in your area, add on the shipping cost.
A special sample pac containing six 2-ounce servings of cheddar cheese sauce and one 8-ounce carton of Dairy Delicious milk beverage is available by mail. To receive an order form, call (888) 293-8259 or go online to print the form.
|Product||Potassium mg||Phosphorus mg||Sodium mg|
|Dairy Delicious® Milk beverage 8 oz||197||116||110|
|Milk, 2% fat 8 oz||366||229||100|
|Rice Dream® rice beverage, unenriched 8 oz||69||34||86|
|Coffee Rich® nondairy creamer 8 oz||96||80||176|
|Mocha Mix® nondairy creamer 8 oz||304||128||112|
|Soy Milk, unenriched 8 oz||304||135||135|
|Dairy Delicious®Cheddar cheese 2 oz||10||25||160|
|Cheddar cheese,natural, 2 oz||56||290||352|
|Cheddar cheese, Processed, 2 slices, 1-1/2 oz||121||393||642|
|Cheez Wiz®, 2 tbsp||79||266||541|
Values from USDA Nutrient Database-SR19 and from food manufacturers data.