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It’s an avalanche of cows!

Yep, I have witnessed an avalanche of cows. Well, technically, I’m not sure you can call it avalanche, but at least the cold temperatures are applicable.

One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego is Souplantation. What’s not to like about a place with an all-you-can-eat giant salad bar, soup bar, pasta bar, fruit bar and muffin bar? And a few other yummy things.

Souplantation used to hide the kid’s milk in small fridges next to the registers at the end of the salad bar line when you walk in. They’ve apparently rearranged their line and now you can just help yourself to the kids’ drinks, including the milk. And look how many bottles of milk they have, featuring one cow on each bottle!

Avalanche of cows - milk bottles at Souplantation

Avalanche of cows – milk bottles at Souplantation

See the bottles of Heritage milk stacked up on top of each other, sitting on ice? Doesn’t this look like an avalanche waiting to happen? Don’t blink, you might miss it!

By the way, if you previously missed it, it’s worth taking a closer look at the Heritage milk cow. It’s pretty disturbing, as in “mutant” like.

Cookies and milk – how about a cow cookie jar?

If I just showed you the photo I saw in my email inbox tonight, you may argue it’s not my “own” daily cow, so I’ll start by showing you what’s on the top shelf in my fridge as of tonight – triple cow jackpot:

Milk bottles with cows in my fridge

Milk bottles with cows in my fridge

 I bought the Horizon organic whipping cream recently to use it with zucchini (courgettes if you’re not American, or if you’re French and need the translation) and the Heritage milk bottles come from our Souplantation restaurant. Should I should mention my three year old tossed his cookies (no pun intended with the rest of this post) in his bed this afternoon after our restaurant visit? Nasty stomach bug, I hate you! Will you please go away already?

But the cutest cow I’ve seen today came in an email my husband sent me. He found this super cute cow cookie jar at a discount store while he was browsing the aisles for deals:

Cow cookie jar

Cow cookie jar

 Isn’t this the cutest cow cookie jar you’ve ever seen? It’s screaming and begging you to eat some of those cookies to lighten its load. I just can’t imagine the pressure on those udders. Ouch.

Battle of the daily cows: which ice cream would you buy?

This morning our family’s day off (Martin Luther King’s day) started with a trip to SeaWorld San Diego. After we walked around for a couple of hours, we decided to grab lunch somewhere else. That’s when I realized that I didn’t see my famous SeaWorld cow (read Did you know they have cows at SeaWorld? for the background story). I swear we went by that cafe location, but I never saw the cafe or the cow, and looking at the park map, I couldn’t find it either. I can’t believe the Mango Joe’s Beach Cafe may be gone and the sun baskin’ cow too…

We then went to Souplantation for lunch, where our kids’ milk bottle always displays a happy cow (Heritage milk, with Real California Milk):

Souplantation Heritage milk bottle with cow

Souplantation Heritage milk bottle with cow

Talking about milk, I had to take a little trip down to our local Target to refuel. You can’t avoid walking by the ice cream section when getting milk and something caught my attention.

Check out the cow on the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream carton:

Ben & Jerry's ice cream carton - happy cow

Ben & Jerry's ice cream carton - happy cow

Doesn’t this cow fully represent the picture of happiness? We know Ben & Jerry only get their milk and cream from farmers who pledge to treat their cows well, without overuse of hormones and antibiotics. All I can say is that it shows in the picture!

Now, right next to the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, you can opt for lower-calorie choices such as Skinny Cow:

Skinny cow ice cream

Skinny cow ice cream

Now, I’m sorry to say this, but even though the cow is smiling, it does NOT look healthy!!! If I saw such a skinny cow, I’d call the Humane Society and report its farmer for neglect! Or maybe the cow is anorexic and has some serious body image issues… Either way, I’m not buying it!