Milk of Magnesia

I remember being spoon-fed this disgusting concoction as a kid because it was ‘good for me.’  It was one of several ‘vitamins’ that my mother imposed on us when we were kids.  But there was nothing ‘good’ in terms of its taste.  The only thing I ever looked forward to after having been subjected to the delicacies of Milk of Magnesia is that my mother would often follow it with a tastier vitamin, like maybe a Vitamin C lozenge.

That picture above actually induces a gag reflex to me.  However poor my memory is, nothing would take the pure recollection of what Milk of Magnesia tasted like.

What about you?  What’s the worst tasting ‘vitamin’ that you’ve ever had the displeasure of ingesting as a child because your parent(s) insisted on its benefit?


5 Responses to “Milk of Magnesia”

  1. 1 curlywurlygurly August 28, 2008 at 5:49 am

    my mom wasn’t so big on vitamins…i was a big fan, however, of the pink bubble gum antibiotic. and i used to imagine that pepto bismal tasted good too. how wrong i was. 🙂

  2. 2 jonsquared August 28, 2008 at 7:14 am

    what a moment of truth that was for you, huh, curly? hahaha!

  3. 3 princess1236 August 28, 2008 at 11:14 am

    My grandmother always gave my mom a jar full of honey mixed in with red onions. She claimed if we took a spoon full everyday we would not get sick. I did not mind the honey but mix with potent red onions… Awful!!!! Side note: Honey IS good for the immune system not sure what the onion was for.

  4. 4 jonsquared August 28, 2008 at 11:59 am

    That sounds absolutely appetizing. (gag) I do know that honey is a great for curing common throat ailments and here’s a bit about the health benefits of onions:

    Onions are a very rich source of fructo-oligosaccharides. These oligomers stimulate the growth of healthy bifidobacteria and suppress the growth of potentially harmful bacteria in the colon. In addition, they can reduce the risk of tumors developing in the colon. [Source: Vegetarian Nutrition

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