Hi. Thank you very much for sending me this.
I'm not a regular reader of Snack Talk. I happened onto it when I
searched the Internet for information about lactase drops, and I was
mightily frustrated by the time I did. I should have been checking back
to see whether anyone responded to my inquiry there, but I haven't
been. So I really appreciate your sending me this response.
(I see that my assumption that I was writing to an organization in the
DC area was mistaken.)
Of course I've discovered the tablets, but I'd really like to resume
buying milk from a small dairy, and I need drops to treat that milk
Thank you again for your help.
On-line Snack discussion wrote:
> Hope you saw this on Snaktalk but I wanted to make sure.
> Deb Hunt
> Snacktalk Moderator
> 3601 Lyon Street
> San Francisco, CA 94123-1099
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:48:04 -0700
> From: Karen Kalumuck <email@example.com>
> To: On-line Snack discussion <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Solution to the mystery of lactase drops? (fwd)
> Hi, Deb/snacktalk folks --- please feel free to forward this to the writer.
> Companies actually now make the lactase in pill form, rather than liquid
> drops which must be refrigerated after opening. Pills are easy for people
> to consume if they're having, for example, an ice cream or are at dinner
> somplace, rather than treating their products (of which only liquid milk
> can be treated with the drops).
> The pills cannot be used for the activity, because they are designed to
> work at the pH of the stomach (less than 2) If you acidified the milk in
> this activity, it would curdle.
> Lactase drops can be obtained thru many biological supply houses, and also
> over the web through some Canadian companies, for example, at:
> >Any ideas about this?
> >Deb Hunt
> >Snacktalk Moderator
> >3601 Lyon Street
> >San Francisco, CA 94123-1099
> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 13:29:14 -0400
> >From: Lucy Oppenheim <OppEd@toad.net>
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: Solution to the mystery of lactase drops?
> >Hi. On this page
> >http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/milk_makes-me_sick/ I see this text:
> > Lactase drops (ex. Dairy Ease brand) referred to as "mystery drops"
> >(available in most grocery or drugstores; cover
> > the labels with paper or colored tape to hide the identity of this
> >"mystery drops" from the students.
> >If you know of a store in the Baltimore-DC area that carries these
> >drops, please tell me about it. I have tried Giant, Safeway, Rite Aid,
> >and the health food stores in Annapolis, where I live. I have not found
> >these drops. The two pharmacists who looked them up in their systems
> >could not find them. A dietitician spoke with someone from one
> >manufacturer, who said that they had stopped selling the drops. My
> >hypothesis is that the companies have found it more profitable to sell
> >lactose-free and lactose-reduced milk than to sell these drops.
> >Thanks for your help,
> Karen E. Kalumuck, Ph.D.
> Exploratorium Teacher Institute
> 3601 Lyon St.
> San Francisco, CA 94123
> FAX 415-561-0307
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