Lactose is a large sugar that over half of adults have trouble digesting. We peel the skin off of bananas. We take the pit out of avocados. We avoid the seeds in watermelon. Why don’t we remove the lactose from milk? Sometimes, natural products in their original form need small adjustments for us to properly digest them. Milk is no different. All Slate products are 100% lactose free.
We naturally filter out most of milk’s natural sugars (lactose) using a process called ultrafiltration. It’s pretty simple, no chemicals nor ground-breaking technology involved. Our milk is still fresh and delicious.
YES it is safe. NO there are not preservatives. Our products are 100% natural. We use the same pasteurization technique that you see with many current coffee drinks in both cans and glass. Without preservatives, using this process, we can deliver products safely to your door without refrigeration. But like most drinks - drink it cold for best taste!
Not only do we just love cracking open a nice cold chocolate milk, but aluminum cans are the most recycled, and one of the most recyclable types of packaging. According to The Aluminum Association, 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still being used today - so please recycle after chugging! Like the milk-based cold brew coffees and lattes you see in the market, being in an aluminum can does not impact the taste of our products.
We source our milk from family-owned dairy farms, here in the United States. These farmers care about their animals. Because of this, they are fully compliant under the AWA (Animal Welfare Act) and make sure the cows are well fed!
After years of waiting for a ‘modern’ chocolate milk to hit the market, we decided to take action - and fix everything wrong with this classic, naturally protein-rich category. Because while we may not be health gurus nor gold-medal athletes, we do everything we can to live an active and healthy lifestyle. This meant making our favorite drink, chocolate milk, better.
We believe people need more reasons to smile.
We believe exercise is exercise, and all hard work deserves to be rewarded.
We believe you are who you are, even if that's not who they want you to be.
We believe if you have it in you to give chocolate milk a clean slate and try some of ours, you can live happier and healthier.