The Formula Experiment

A few days ago, we received a formula sample in the mail.

The kids have been after me ever since- they want to “do an experiment” with it.

I wish I had wiped down my table before taking this picture.

First we smelled it and touched it.

Verdict: “It smells GROSS” and “feels WEIRD”

Then we read the directions and mixed up a bottle.


Meanwhile Hannah read the ingredient list…

“Eww…  Vegetable Oil?”

“Ewww- Mommy there are all these chemicals.  I can’t even pronounce this stuff.”

“CORN SYRUP SOLIDS?  OMG. That sounds awful.”

I then expressed some milk into a glass.  Each kid took a taste of formula, then a taste of breastmilk.



Patrick made a face.

Willow spat it out.

Hannah gagged.


Patrick asked for more.

Willow wouldn’t let go of the glass.

Hannah said it tasted like sweetened coconut milk.

So there you have it…  The great formula “experiment” of 2010…

Obviously done for fun and not scientific-ish at all.


  1. Alternative Housewife. Twitter: hollowstar says:

    Eew! I never actually looked at ingredients, as I have only ever mixed a bottle for my friend’s baby a couple of times. It’s hard to believe babies can drink those ingredients every day and not get sick or completely sluggish. I’m surprised it tastes bad seeing as they’ve come out with a chocolate variation (double eew).
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  2. Brilliant!!


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