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billconner
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07/13/2011 10:29AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
I finally found Nido dried whole milk - Walmarts - and tried it this morning as a test for next week. Not bad and much better than Carnation, which is I guess dried low fat. Planning on using it with Grape Nuts with some walnuts and dried cranberries on days we don't want to cook breakfast. Not bad. Haven't decided if I'm packing milk powder separate or mixing it all up in advance so we just add water and shake. Seems like moisture in berries ands nuts could affect milk flavor. (Doesn't help that I'm a little fanatic about milk - rejecting plastic and paper containers and instead buying from a local dairy that bottles in returnable glass bottles - Oberwiess for those that know this region.)
 
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07/13/2011 11:31AM  
What size is your Nido container? I saw it at the grocery store, but it was just a huge container. Bigger than a #10 can. Gigantic. So, I went to a local amish store and bought a baggie full of their whole milk powder (probably re-packaged Nido, LOL).

I use it primarily in homemade freezer bag cooking recipes.
 
billconner
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07/13/2011 01:18PM  
I'm glad you asked. About the size of a normal large tin of pineapple or tomato sauce - 12.6 ounces - enough to make about 12 - 8 ounce servings using a 1/4 cup or 3 heaping tablespoons per serving.

They had two kinds - a regular and an infant variety. Based on the other nearby products, this Walmart seems to cater to an Hispanic community. (Every January I make chili for a Boy Scout winter camp with hominy - it's the only thing I can't find in no. 10 cans at the GFS - restaurant supply. Right next to the Nido were 10 tins of hominy! Lots of other food products I didn't recognize and whose labels I could not easily read. I want to go back and learn!)

Anyway, a great addition to our repertoire.
 
TwoByGreenCanoe
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07/13/2011 05:40PM  
I am very picky when it comes to milk. Been drinking whole milk my whole life so don't even try to give me 2% and never will I touch 1% or skim.

Was very hesitant on purchasing Nido but was very impressed with it. Just a touch weaker that whole milk.

Works great for Knorrs pasta meals that require milk and also for baking.
 
billconner
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07/24/2011 04:08PM  
I was very pleased with nido on grape nuts with dried fruit and nuts added. Am thinking of Crapola and nido for most breakfasts for my solo in september.
 
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07/24/2011 09:49PM  
I still have yet to find it. Looked at Walmart and the local grocery store. What aisle did you find it in at Walmart?
 
TwoByGreenCanoe
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07/24/2011 09:55PM  
In Walmart, it is in the international food isle.
 
sleepnbag
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07/25/2011 05:58AM  
Thanks! I'll look again.
 
billconner
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07/25/2011 07:25AM  
I found it on the shelves where every lable was in Spanish.
 
04/05/2012 02:44PM  
I can't find Nido up here. Don't know if they just don't carry it or I'm not looking in the right isle.
 
billconner
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04/05/2012 07:18PM  
If you strike out and have more than a few days contact me off line and we'll make it work. Look in stores in Hispanic neighborhoods.
 
04/05/2012 07:44PM  
I get mine on Amazon. Great stuff.
 
04/05/2012 08:30PM  
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04/05/2012 08:30PM  
I also get mine at walmart but see that they carry it here also. Amazon may be cheaper though.

Sons favorite dessert is instant pudding that I use 1 cups worth of milk but only put in 3/4 cup water. We split a package in half at home into a zip lock bag. Let the bag cool in a little lake water for 10 - 15 minutes and sets up real nice.
 
04/06/2012 12:32AM  
I can't recall the exact aisle at Walmart but it was the one in Cloquet. If I remember correctly, it was probably about 2/3 of the way down the food aisles on the right hand side of the store. Smaller cans so I bought 2.
 
04/06/2012 09:28PM  
quote luft: "I can't recall the exact aisle at Walmart but it was the one in Cloquet. If I remember correctly, it was probably about 2/3 of the way down the food aisles on the right hand side of the store. Smaller cans so I bought 2."

Thanks, I've looked in both Grand Rapids and Hibbing with no luck. Cloquet is only an hour away for me.
 
05/20/2012 04:42PM  
OK... I got some Nido online that arrived while I was out paddling last week. It's unclear to me the water/powder ratio. What do you all do?
 
05/21/2012 12:44AM  
3 Tablespoons to 8 ounces of water is my ratio. Just used it last weekend so that is fresh in my mind!
 
05/21/2012 05:57PM  
Thanks
 
07/06/2012 02:33PM  
Nido was a big hit on my 26 day trip. It desolves so much better and quicker than regular powdered milk... and tasted better too. I can't believe it's so hard to find!
 
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07/06/2012 04:24PM  
Found it in the international aisle at the Woodman's in Onalaska, WI.
 
07/07/2012 02:15PM  
Walmart....Hispanic Foods aisle. Comes in a box now also.
 
07/07/2012 11:09PM  
quote cowdoc: "Walmart....Hispanic Foods aisle. Comes in a box now also."


Not in our local Walmarts... I never get to Duluth anymore, but I imagine it would be there or Cloquet.
 
07/16/2012 06:33AM  
I wonder if the local SUN foods here in Brooklyn Center has it? I am going to look. It is a Hispanic and Oriental grocery store.
 
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07/16/2012 07:06AM  
Milkman Dry Milk is back on store shelves. I saw it at both REI and Midwest Mountaineering.
 
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07/17/2012 02:50PM  
I discovered recently that Nido doesn't mix very easily with cold lake water. geez, what a clumpy mess. Does it mix easier with warm water? Is is good tasting, tho. I found Nido at Krogers in Hispanic food section as our local Walmart doesn't stock it.
 
07/17/2012 04:20PM  
I don't know if this is helpful, but if I am using powdered milk (like on granola or in oatmeal or in a recipe) I mix it in with my other ingredients and then add the water and mix again. It seems to then blend in and seem more like milk. Just an idea.
 
mjmkjun
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07/17/2012 05:39PM  
yep, helps. Thx, Spartan2.
 
billconner
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07/17/2012 07:29PM  
I have a pint cup with lid and just shake like crazy for a moment before addin cereal. Mixed very well.
 
07/21/2012 02:06AM  
I bring a recycled plastic peanut butter jar with a lid and shake it like BC01. No problems with cold water mixing. I have 4 people in my camp, so my jar has an 8 oz line and a 16 oz line for mixing purposes.

In the past I used an recycled plastic half and half bottle to fool the kids, but it was too hard to get the powder into. The kids are OK with Nido now, so we use a wide mouth container as it is easier to measure the powder into.
 
07/27/2012 07:26PM  
quote mjmkjun: "I discovered recently that Nido doesn't mix very easily with cold lake water. geez, what a clumpy mess. Does it mix easier with warm water? Is is good tasting, tho. I found Nido at Krogers in Hispanic food section as our local Walmart doesn't stock it."


Wow! That's what I like about it... it mixes better than anything else I've tried. I have a shaker thing from Tupperware that works excellent.
 
Venuti
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09/10/2012 01:15PM  
I've used Sanalac. Never tried Nido. Anyone experienced with both. Thoughts?
 
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09/12/2012 12:31AM  
quote Venuti: "I've used Sanalac. Never tried Nido. Anyone experienced with both. Thoughts?"
If find that Nido mixes easier and tastes better.

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09/12/2012 12:31AM  
You may find the infant formula a tad sweeter than the regular.

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Venuti
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09/12/2012 10:41AM  
I think you might mean Similac. Its been a long long time since I tried that one! Sanalac is dried milk powder.
 
Venuti
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09/12/2012 10:45AM  
Sorry DentonDoc. Didn't fully comprehend. Are you saying Nido comes in a infant formula?
 
dentondoc
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10/19/2012 01:50AM  
quote Venuti: "Sorry DentonDoc. Didn't fully comprehend. Are you saying Nido comes in a infant formula?"
Yes. It comes in both a "regular" and infant formula. The infant formula seems to have a bit of sweetner added for some reason.

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mjmkjun
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10/20/2012 06:35AM  
When the container of Nido was close to the 'best used by' expire date it tasted just like dry nonfat milk. yuk! It didn't taste like that when I first got the stuff. I fixed up the balance and fed it to Georgie. He loved it!
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06/19/2013 11:52PM  
quote dentondoc: "You may find the infant formula a tad sweeter than the regular.

dd"


Just to revisit this...

I bought the "Kinder+1" Nido this year on sale at Target and it is definitely sweeter than the "Fortificado" Nido that I have purchased in the past. Didn't realize it was different until Serenity Seeker and I made Salmon Noodles Alfredo with it on our trip and it was a little weird.

The website says it has a "honey flavor". I bet it would be good in breakfast cereals and dessert though.

Just wanted to save someone from making the same mistake!
 
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