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It came in a large canister with the same tiger logo as the tiger milk bars. It was a protein drink mix that you could add orange juice or milk to. It tasted so good and I'm still trying to find a protein drink that tastes like that one. My mom would make it for us once in a while and I think she added a raw egg to it sometimes (gross).
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RoDaddy - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Did you ever find this?
Danielle - April 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to think I imagined I drank tigers milk powder. No one ever remembers it. My grandparents would give it to me all the time and my grandfather used to make me think it was real tigers milk!
deb - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
my grandparents gave me this too!!!i have been searching for it- but i heard they dont make it anymore
Mike - May 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to drink as a kid, now i can only find the bars
Mr. & Mrs. - June 23, 2008 - Report this comment
We started taking tigers Milk powder about 1957. Then giving this to our son at the age of 3 in 1960.
Walter - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff in the 1974-1976 range. Then it disappeared. The smell of it was nifty, actually - and I always get a little flashback whenever I see tiger's milk bars anywhere.
Michelle - August 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Crazy and here I thought I was the only one who remembered this stuff :) :) Loved it
dp1 - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to drink tiger's milk as a child. I was looking for it to buy for my son. I guess if I find it I may have to blow the dust off
matts5150 - September 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I'd love to find this or something similar, I used that stuff for years when I was in high school.
WD - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Daddy used to add it to our pancakes and muffins he made for our breakfast. It tasted really good! I've searched and searched and can't find it. HELP!
patti - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
my mom made tigers milk cookies from label on can-would love to make one? anyone have recipe and where to buy the powder
Juju - November 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I also loved Tigers milk. Old Fashioned Foods in our city , made their own version, and it was called Pep up...They both had a wonderful vanilla taste. I have the recipe for a homemade Pepup that is used for energy. I can post it if anyone wants it. It isn't the original Tigers milk, but the next best thing.
Teresa - December 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the fantastic cookie recipe, but the company was sold in the 80's I seem to remember and the new owner changed the original powdered drink recipe. The cookies were never the same after that and I quit making them. The newer version of the drink just couldn't compare. Too bad! They were our family favorties going back 3 generations! If anyone finds out where we can puchase the OLD powdered drink, I'd love to know!
Tara - December 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I too loved this stuff! I was not much of a good eater as a young teen and I loved supplementing my diet with this delicious powder. Weider makes a weight gaining formula referred to as TIGER'S MILK but I have no idea how it tastes or nutritionallly beneficial it is. I may give it a try.
Stephanie - December 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I've been searching for Tigers Milk for years - I loved it and had it for lunch, mixed with a milkshake every day. I wonder if the Tigers Milk Bar is made by the same company?
ohjoy - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Theresa, Could you post the cookie recipe even though the drink isn't made anymore? I've been on a search for a cookie that is no longer made called the "Guerrilla Cookie" that is said to have its origins from that Tigers Milk recipe. I'd like to see the original recipe. Thanks.
umlando - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I can still taste it and smell it! The powder used to stick to our fingers when we scooped it to mix in the milk, and also it congealed a lot in cold milk when mixed by hand, so a lot of the memory for me is of the taste and texture of the powder or partly mixed powder. The closest I've found is bulk milk/egg/soy protein powder at the organic grocery store - but I get that in a plain bag, so I can't remember who makes it. Wish I could find some!
Sydney - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
My fiance said he remembers his mom adding it to food for him and his dad when he was a teenager. His dad was sick and needed the extra protein. I've been looking for it for my very frail elderly mom, but can't find it anywhere. I was also beginning to thing my fiance was imagining it... good to know it really existed. Now.. to just fine it!
L P - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Tiger's milk you remember as a kid that your grandmother or grandfather made was made from orange juice and brewers yeast. Be sure to get the real brewers yeast (available at heath food store) not dry active yeast. Work up from about 1/2 teaspoon a day to a heaping Tablespoon aday. People with yeast sensitivites should be cautious
sumthin - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone know what company the recipe was sold to? maybe a petition or something like that will be able to get the original recipe back!
Chris - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom bought tigers milk powder to make her own tigers milk bars for my younger brother in the late 70s when my younger brother was diagnosed with Leukemia and had to eat a non-processed food diet when he was on treatment. These bars were really good and healthy. (My younger brother is now 33 with three kids of his own.) I wanted to make the tigers milk bars for my daughter as a healthy alternative to the over the counter chocolate bars that she enjoys from time to time.
DP - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I too drank Tiger's Milk in the mid seventies, but it was discontinued (for some unknown reason) I now drink a similar protein powder mix called Carb Fit, sold by Vitamin Shoppe...High in protein, no sugar and low in fat. Chocolate, Vanila and Strawberry flavors are available and can be purchased online. Google Vitamin Shoppe for web site. I also add a tspn of Twin Labs Super Brewers Yeast to the mix, very nutrional.
KB - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
CONTACT THE COMPANY AND LET THEM KNOW YOU WANT THIS BACK!!! I contacted the company and received this response: "Thank you for your inquiry. We appreciate your interest in Tiger's Milk brand products. We are sorry to inform you that the Tiger's Milk powder has been discontinued for many years and is no longer available. The Tiger's Milk powder was a well loved product and we have had many inquiries over the years for this special product. Your feedback will be forwarded to our marketing department for review. Please contact us if we can be of additional assistance. Kind regards, The Tiger's Milk Team"
mab - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm sorry to hear that Tiger's Milk no longer available. Just loved it & it really made me feel better. Used to buy it at Brownie's Health Food Store on 14th St. in NYC.
mc - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Tiger's Milk powder by another name; check this out:
Lin - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
We use to buy Tiger Milk back in the 70s too. It was good stuff and my young son was raised on it. We have searched for it like of the rest of you and found what was suppose to be Tiger Milk in the 80s and it was terrible. The original made a yummy drink, the carob was my favorite. My husband use to make thick milkshakes just by mixing the Tiger Milk mix with milk. To bad the company was sold and the new company changed the recipe. Why change something that's good?
gina - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
My mother used to give me tigers milk as a kid in the 1960's, I loved that stuff. wish they would bring it back. why is it all the things people love and are popular get disconntinued ? a company can obviously profit from the sales of such products that are in demand, I'm not sure why these companies disconntinue things they can make money from, sounds silly to me.
Nancy - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I drank Tiger's Milk as a milkshake with milk or with orange juice (like an Orange Julius) when I was pregnant with daughter in 1977, for the extra calcium & protien. It took away the leg cramps. I also gave my daughter the Tiger's Milk cookies. Now that I am older (with osteoporosis) I would dearly love to have the product available to me.
Nancy - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I found this site: Wish it was still available in grocery stores - will try some health food stores for now.
Abby - October 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I was looking everywhere this morning for my Gayelord Hauser book, Live Younger, Live Longer. There is a wonderful recipe for tiger milk in it, but I couldn't find it. I have another recipe called fortified milk, from The Super-B Diet book by Gloria Heidi, that I like a lot: Blend until smooth: 3 C. skim milk, 1 C. fat-free yogurt, 1 large tablespoon each brewer's yeast, skim milk powder, and honey; 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (canola or olive), and a dash of vanilla extract. Drink a cup of this mixture each for morning, afternoon, and before-bed snack.
Larry Milton - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Just mix skim milk powder and soy flour and frozen O J and whatever else appeals to you in your blender. Be a do it person.
charles - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
i have been looking for the same stuff. funny we all want it again. looks like im out of luck. i remember it haveing a good taste. my mom would make it for me because i was a weekling little child. lol bring back old memories i think.
nypat - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Add me to the list of people who miss Tiger's Milk Powder. I used to make the cookies (with a few flavor innovations of my own) and they were always a huge hit. Since then I've tried to make those cookies with different kinds of flour etc. but nothing quite matches the originals. Really sad we've lost this great product.
DeeNise James - January 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I would love to buy Tiger Milk again but have not found it anywhere. Is it not made anymore? Why not? It wasa great product.Please make it again
Prairiefire - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I never tasted Tigers Milk myself, but am trying to recreate a cookie that was formerly produced by a local bakery that is said to have had Tigers Milk in it. Can those of you who knew and loved Tigers Milk powdered beverage (assume the plain or vanilla version) describe the flavor for me? Was it yeasty at all? Malty? Nutty? Could you taste soy?
Elsas grandaughter - February 02, 2010 - Report this comment
It tasted mire Malty...i wish it was still around. Grandma gave it to us as a treat. Grandma lived to 102!!!
Barbara - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I was looking for tiger's milk and thought, too, that i had made it up!!! i remember my mum drinking it when i was young, to help with her constipation problems. wish it were still here now!
Emeraldaire - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I also remember Tiger's Milk, however my memories were of a recipe in the original Rodale Cookbook that contained the following (however I don't remember the quantities): Milk, raw egg, molassas, honey, wheat germ and vanilla extract. Then everything was run through a blender.
kit - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, I thought I was the only one! I knew it couldn't have just been in my head. Does anyone know who made it? Maybe the old recipe could be resurrected if we knew who the manufacturer was. Any ideas??
Sam - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Tiger's Milk and I loved it. I remember eating the powder itself. It had an interesting texture and a fabulous flavor. I wonder if it was just my childhood taste-buds or if I would enjoy it as much now that I am an old thing.
Sharon S. - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been looking for Tigers Milk powder for years. I had no idea so many people missed it. Please, everyone, e-mail the company so they know how many people want it back. The e-mail address is on the May 1, 2009 entry here. Ask for the original formula.
D.Totire - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Adele Davis, in her book "Lets Get Well" gave the recipe for "Tigers Milk". The name was copyrighted. She later sold the name to a concern and changed the name to "Pep-up", This is her recipe, that I have been using for some time. This is it: 1 cup milk 1/3 ripe banana 1/4 cup milk powder 1 or 2 tablespoons brewer's yeast (1 tbsp if you are not used to the taste of the yeast) 2 tablespoons wheat germ Mix milk and banana in a blender, and add the yeast, wheat germ, and dry milk. That's all there is to it. It has a pleasant taste. This is about 40 grams of protein, with minimal calories. I could replace breakfast. It could use a little more fiber.
D. Totire - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I'd be interested if anyone tries this recipe. Her book was written around 1970. Used copies are very expensive.
Matt T - May 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm glad I'm not the only one who misses this stuff. I used ro find it, as a kid, in the 60's or 70's, neer the artificial creamers I think. Eveytime I see the creamer displays, I think of Tigers Milk. I guess the closest thing I found is Carnation Malted Milk powder.
Rafael - May 21, 2010 - Report this comment
After reading some of the comments I cant imagine why they would not bring the product back to market. I personally enjoyed the carob flavored back in the early 70's.
Ann S. - May 24, 2010 - Report this comment
We loved Tigers Milk in our family - it was our treat as kids. There's nothing that quite tastes the same that I can find. Careful with the Tigers Milk bars, they're sweetened with high fructose corn syrup -- boo.
Mary D - June 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Too bad they don't make it anymore, I have a great cookie recipe of my Mom's. They were the best cookies - boohoo!
Cari - July 07, 2010 - Report this comment
My grandma and grandpa used to blend Tiger's milk protein in to my Cranberry juice. Now it is the only way I will drink Cranberry juice. Sad though if they stopped making it, I had only been searching to find some online.
Bob - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
As a child, my sister and I had our daily ritual of Tigers Milk (Carob flavor), wheat germ, and a handful of vitamins before we headed off to school or outside to play. My parents didn't believe in Captain Crunch or Cocoa Krispies as a cereal... Heck, a special treat for us was Special K cereal! I believe it had something to do with my mom being friends with Adele Davis, who truly promoted healthy eating. We purchased our Tigers Milk at Kay's Health Food Store in Bakersfield California (they're still in business by the way). I must say the addition of the Brewers Yeast definitely took the flavor away! Its nice to know that other kids growing up had the same breakfast my sister and I did!
Tammy - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I drank Tigers Milk as a kid, and to this day (I'm almost 51) I'm muscular, strong and have barely any cellulite! I attribute it to Tiger's Milk. I loved that stuff.
Brenda - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
my mom gave this to me as a child bcuz i was thin and scrawny! Now my son is the same way, i wonder if anyone knows what else i can give him?
Snow - September 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I drank Tiger's Milk with orange juice a lot when I was very little. It really was great! I don't know why but I thought of it today...maybe because my husband just called from the health food section of our supermarket and I got all nostalgic :D I also remember Brewer's Yeast and wheat germ! We used to put wheat germ on vanilla ice cream! I will try to find it! :)
Tony - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Yeah, my dad would buy the big canister. He made a big mistake of letting my try some. Bam!!! I loved it. He kept the canister on top of the fridge but nothing would stop up from getting up there to retrieve it. My brother and I were like Secret Agents sent to infiltrate the camp and confiscate the "spice" like in Dune. Haha
Tama - December 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Husband and I are changing to healthier eating. Remembered today that my great-uncle drank Tiger's Milk in the 70's and his hair turned back to its natural color, losing the white. So husband said look it up on the internet: found this site. I happen to have Adele Davis's Let's Get Well copyright 1965 (my mother-in-law gave it to me) Page 329 lists Fortified Milk, or pep-up. She fills up almost 2 pages for a variety of ways to make it. Makes a quart to be taken in 1/4 to 2/3 c. portions
Ray - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the taste of tigers milk as a kid. I tried to find it about ten years ago, don't know why they stopped making it, I bet it would still sell. I found that Balance made a powder that tasted similar to tigers milk but that was discountinued also. Now I can't find a powder shake mix that doesn't taste like crap.
NEAL - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Tiger Milk Dude - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Adele Davis, in her book "Lets Get Well" (which was written in about 1970's) gave the recipe for "Tigers Milk". The name was copyrighted. She later sold the name to a concern and changed the name to "Pep-up", This first recipe is Adele Davis' original recipe, that I have been recommending to patients for ages. The second recipe is my own personal version of Tiger's Milk. This was a particularly popular beverage with me for years during my active gym years in the 80's and 90's. * 1 cup low-fat milk * 1/3 ripe banana * 1/4 cup milk powder * 1 or 2 tablespoons brewer's yeast (1 tbsp if you are not used to the taste of the yeast) * 2 tablespoons wheat germ * Method * Mix milk and banana in a blender, and add the yeast, wheat germ, and milk powder. That's all there is to it. It has a pleasant taste. * This is about 40 grams of protein, with minimal calories. * Tiger's Milk could replace breakfast, but over the years I have found that could use a little more fiber in the way of LSA mix (Linseed Sunflower & Almond) which was made popular in the 1980's by Dr. Sandra Cabot (The Liver Cleansing Diet). My Personal Version of Tiger Milk: Blend 2 cups of Soy or Rice milk with * 1 Tblsp flaxseed oil * 1 tsp Manuka honey * ½ Tblsp Brewers yeast * ½ Tblsp Lecithin * ½ tsp natural vanilla essence Notes * Shake or blend very well before serving. * Optional : Add 1 Teaspoon of Green Barley powder, high in protein, for an extra boost in energy.
Joanna - February 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Tiger's Milk very well; I took it daily for breakfast during both of my pregnancies and while I was nursing my babies. I mixed it with freshly squeezed orange juice and I was addicted to that taste! That was 1979 and 1981. My babies were healthy, strong 9-plus-pounders! One of them will become a dad this year and I told him about the product (which he now would like to get for his wife). I had not seen it in stores for ages--and my search just brought me here. Yes, we need that wonderful product back! Let's demand it :)
Melba - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I remeber this stuff when I was a kid in fl. lost alot of wieght was a chunky kid ...went and live with my hippie aunt and uncle was low fat milk some kind of malt(tiger mix) egg banana wheat grem it was new but I tired it and that was the best summer of my life I looked great had all kind og energy I was not allowed any kind of junk food ...I still drink it now but instead of tiger mix I use instand breakfast but maybe I need to check into these recipe
Sharon Smyth - April 30, 2011 - Report this comment
PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE bring back Tiger's Milk powder drink.
Zeke - May 09, 2011 - Report this comment
The Tiger's Milk recipe is also in Adelle Davis' Let's Cook It Right, which is much cheaper to purchase than Let's Get Well.
KayeKila - May 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I use to drink Tiger's Milk when I was in college. It gave me so much energy. I think it's part of the reason I got good grades.
sal - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff - I want to have a protein drink in the morning. I used to drink this in the 70's. I wonder what the protein source was. Anyway, I hope it comes back out on the market. There is not taste or smell like it !
Lorca - July 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved the stuff! Fond memories from childhood; wife has also. Sure wish they would bring it back!
Linda - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I am desparate to find a protein drink like Tigers milk..My grandmother made sure we had one everyday and I loved it and now healthwise I need to have this back in my life...any suggestions?
C. J. - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow! I just started looking for Tigers Milk, too. H will certainly make my requests known on the feedback site someone was so kind to put in the list. Love the stuff!!!
JDintheOC - September 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Started drinking the Tigers MIlk Powder when I worked at Raytheon Electronics back in the early seventies. It was delicious and suppressed my appetite for most of the day. It was available in most health food stores but can't seem to find it today.
Sean - November 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Try Pacific brand Chocolate Hemp milk, it totally reminds me of the Carob/Chocolate Tiger's Milk from the 70's. Now I just need to find a "Bullworker", to avoid being that 90lb. weakling that my parents feared I would become!
Kerry - November 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm not sure if what I'm trying to find was Tiger's Milk drink mix. I know it was put in milk, I vaguely remember it being put in orange juice. I was very young. But I do remember the wonderful smell and the fact that I could simply eat the small ball like bits right off a spoon. Was that the vanilla version? I know there was also chocolate. I didn't care for it. We did also get the Tiger's Milk bars as a great treat from my grandparents. I still buy them today. I've been fighting brain cancer for a year now. I would like something to drink that doesn't make me sick. If anyone knows if what I described is Tiger's Milk, or another drink mix, please let me know.
Ashe IsadoraTiger's - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Anyone notice Tiger's Milk made their hair and skin great? At 59 I could sur use that stuff!
Judy - November 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Wasn't "Tiger's Milk," made by taking a glass of milk, and a raw egg, some sweetener, vanilla flavoring and maybe, some malt powder, in a blender? Seems like I remember that.
Pingo - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved Tiger's Milk growing up. Why was it taken off the market? Would like to hear from the company on why it was pulled off shelves.
Amanda - January 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I don't remember the drink but I still eat the bars. I can only find them at smoothie king now since most of the other regular stores andd even health food stores have replaced them with the fancier bars like Clif Bars, Luna bars, alll those mega super ultra protein snacks. Just give me this smallish little bar covered in carob, not too sweet, just plain delicious.
A.W. - February 01, 2012 - Report this comment
My father used to drink Tiger's Milk daily in the late 70's and early 80's as a dietary supplement. I would have some every once in a while. I almost remember the taste.
hm - March 10, 2012 - Report this comment
what were the ingredients in the original Tiger's Drink?
MM - March 22, 2012 - Report this comment
This thread is talking about 2 different Tiger's Milk items. One was a chocolate (at my house)powder that came with a shaker at one point. We'd mix with milk, shake it and it came out like a frothy milkshake - very yummy!! The Adele Davis Tiger's milk is a whole other animal - EXTREMELY healthy but not so tasty. I do wish I knew what was in that 'not so healthy but yummy' Tiger's milk.
Wake - April 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I used Tiger's Milk powder in '77-78. Directly after I suffered a kidney infection. I have tried to find if they used melamine to boost the protein rating falsly as the Chinese have done. Seems to be a censored topic. As far as it being extremely healthy...that is silly, just look at the ingredients. We would be just as well off eating real food. But we eat corporate mush and then supplement it so we can feel good about ourslves. Wonder why 32% of Americans are obese :-)
Kris - May 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Wake - read Let's Get Well by Adelle Davis (I found copies in Amazon - the original is best), and you will learn why it's more than just a drink. The formula is specifically designed along with vitamins to provide a very wide spectrum of nutrients all at the same time - only then can healing occur. We make it from scratch, it's not difficult and the powder ingredients can be mixed ahead of time and kept in the fridge for easier preparation. Ms. Davis was a master, much can still be learned from her work, she has save my family so much needless suffering over that past 40 years!
Radmilla - May 28, 2012 - Report this comment
When I was a kid, my aunt used to make what she called tiger's milk by mixing orange juice, powdered milk and brewer's yeast. I loved it. It was part of her health plan for us, which included having us stand on our heads for 10 minutes a day to get blood to our brains to make us smarter. That was about 50 years ago....
Angie - May 31, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom made her own "Tiger's Milk" - Milk, brewers yeast ("Lewis Labs" is my favorite) and blackstrap molasses. Easy and YUMMY!
Tony - June 01, 2012 - Report this comment
This was geat stuff. If anyone finds a source for it let everyone know.
Richard - June 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Have been more or less health conscious since mid 1960s. During the 1970s I discovered powdered Tiger's Milk. Introduced it to my family and we all loved the taste when mixed with cold milk. Don't know why the company stopped making the product. It sure seemed like a winner to us. Wife and I are in our eighties. :-)
Evan - July 06, 2012 - Report this comment
The one I remember was vanilla, powdered and had a delicious malted milkshake taste in the late 70s- early 80s in NYC. I was totally addicted to it and could easily drink it with milk for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Drove my Mom crazy & I remember opening the canister & scooping great big spoonfuls & eating it dry behind her back haha. I remember the Tiger's body slinking down on the logo, not just the face as it is now. I'm so glad I wasn't imagining it. I'll never forget that heavenly taste. Sigh... childhood memories. 8)
Cecilia - August 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I used the Adelle Davis recipe for my children in the 1990s - mostly used in pancakes, baking, puddings and frozen ice lollies, as a way to get it into them. It worked well and helped in recuperation from a serious illness for one. I remember my parents making it too, in the 1970s.
Renée - September 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh wow, what a blast from the past - I was addicted to this stuff too back when I was a teenager. I used to buy it at a "health food store" on Fordham Road in the Bronx. I'm so glad to hear I wasn't alone in this and that it wasn't my imagination! I do remember buying it for the last time in the early 80's and how it suddenly changed taste - and not for the better. I never bought it again and it disappeared soon afterwards. I wish someone would post a copycat recipe for the powder that sold under the "Tiger's Milk" name, NOT the Adele Davis recipe. Too bad no one in the business is aware of how it would totally sell like hotcakes if they brought it back on the market!
April - September 06, 2012 - Report this comment
How funny!! I don't remember every trying the drink, but I do remember eating the Tiger's Milk cookies from a package at a store. I can almost see it. From what I remember, the packaging no longer looks the same, & it wasn't a bar, it was actual cookies. They were amazing!!! I've thought about them over the years, but have been unable to find them. Wish they would bring them back!!! Such a comfort food!! God Bless you all!!! :0)
Val - September 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I used to buy Tiger's Milk Cookies for my sons. I bought them at a health food store. They were more like a cracker, rectangle in shape with a shiny sweet glaze on top. They were so good. Wish I could find them again.
peter king - November 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Just went looking for the stuff today, becasue I was telling my girlfirend about the most delicious pancake batter that I used to make back in the hippy days. Whole wheat flour; wheat germ; milk; an egg; a little oil; and the key ingredient... TIGERS MILK! Made the most delicious blueberry pancakes with it... yum! Never imagined then that someday I would be typing about it on the internet!
Peter King - November 09, 2012 - Report this comment
It is said that if you remember having Tigers Milk in the 60's you didn't really have it...
Susan - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
The brand I used to give my young daughter in the '70s was made by Trophic and I bought it in a health food store downtown Toronto called Goldberry or something simliar. great stuff. Fast forward to daughter is expecting her 2cnd child and is very tired so I recommended she drink tiger's milk. looks like she will have to make her own. I agree that Adele's books are a wonderful resource. I still remember when my mom got the Let's Eat Right bug and sent me to highschool with some very healthy cookies. I took them to the park and fed them to the squirrels, I am sorry to say! I became a convert when I had my own kids :)
Annette - May 13, 2013 - Report this comment
In the 70's when Health Food Stores had their bars, I would get Tiger's Milk with Papaya, it was so good. Miss those days.
Patty - June 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I sell real tiger milk. send mail to me at and you'll get supplY.
Atalanta - August 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Tiger's milk was a brand originally owned by Joe Weider. Adele's recipe sounds like it would not taste the same as Joe Weider's Tigers milk powder which tastes similar to the bar.
Carlos V - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I bought like 10 booklets from GNC at 50 cents a piece, 25 years ago.those trasures were lost during one of my divorces for sure. They teached everything you needed to stay healthy. Even Iridiology. A practice to detect malfuctionings from reading the eyes. I smoked. My eyes reflected exactly the red line where it was supposed to be. I will pay 50 dollars today for any of those booklets.One of which contained a Specific Formula for Tiger's Milk. From scratch. Raw eggs, powder milk, black strap molasses, brewers yeast,lecithin, wheat germ and power protein, mixed with either milk or OJ. Problem is, only God remembers the right amounts.
John - March 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I introduced these Tiger's Milk bars to my teenage kids and they love them. I told them that I ate them when I was a kid in the early 70's and they didn't believe it (I'm 50 now). Does anyone remember an indiviually wrapped, cylindrical shaped protien snack like a stick from the early 70's that did not have the chocolate/carob coating but tasted like and had the same consistency of the inside of a Tiger's Milk bar? I remember eating alot of those back then. BTW I can still out run my kids and am a Nationals Age Group Triathalon competitor (intermediate length).
Bay Area Boy - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up on this stuff!
Rebecca Fuller - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived on Tiger's Milk through the seventies and early 80's. I loved it. I know it is not made any more, but the original recipe, from Adele Davis, is on internet under Naturopath. I have tried it and it is just about the same. I think the magic ingredient is brewer's yeast, which I love, but some do not like it. Check out this recipe if you were a lover of this great stuff.
denise - October 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Has anyone tried The protein shake made by Thrive? I did and it reminded me of something from when I was a kid in the 70's but I can't remember what... I think this might be it.
elizabeth - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss the original Tiger's Milk protein bars I used to buy at the health food stores in NYC and suburbs-- both plain and carob coated; they have since added high fructose corn syrup to the recipe and Whole Foods won't even carry them. The powder was mostly protein blend with different flavors. Not enough of the public seems to be interested, but if they had enough inquiries, they might bring it back.
pablo - January 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Can you tell me if they make the Tiger's Milk powder drink mix? According to "" "Tiger's Milk currently makes a powder called Victory Mass Formula. It is high in protein and low in fat. !"
misty - March 14, 2015 - Report this comment
I have some cans that my grandmother saved from the 70s and I'm wondering how much they are worth? I'm willing to sell them for a fair price...
dicki~lee - March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
It's a conspiracy,... they took it off the market for a reason. The combined ingredients healed people.. check out Adele Davis "let's get well" check it out!
Sernja2015 - April 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Yup, what a shame it's gone. Remember it from my vegetarian hippie days like the rest of you. I'm out here looking for it, Whole Foods doesn't carry the stuff. My granddaughter (oh no, am I that old?) is borderline anorexic and I feel sure she would chug a Tiger's milk shake in the morning to keep her going. She objects to the grainy-feeling in her mouth of many of the products we tried.
Orion - June 26, 2015 - Report this comment
No joke! If you loved Tiger's Milk, there is a product now called Thrive that tastes as close to it as possible! If you're interested in a sample of Thrive let me know!
Jim - August 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I would buy it for my family all the time. I wouldnt have ever stopped!
Kat - September 05, 2015 - Report this comment
I 've been searching for Tigers Milk for yrs too! I took it in the 70[s when I was very ill,,it made my nails grow and my hair curl..I'm 60 now and need some!.I'm making a recipe similar to ones posted, third of lrg. tub Activia vanilla yogurt,i banana,tblsp. wheat germ,tbl spoon brewers yeast,tbl.spoon lecithin, 2 tsp flax oil,,shot of vanilla.. or's a great breakfast,,a bit thick,,add milk to thin it down...sure wish someone would make Tigers Milk powder again tho!!!
mab - September 27, 2015 - Report this comment
A friend introduced me to Tigers Milk. Used to buy it at Brownies in NYC. Loved it and it made a difference in my energy level. Have to look for my Adele Davis book for some tips.
DLC - November 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I agree with previous comment: "Tigers Milk was taken off market because it healed people conspiracy"...please see original Tigers Milk recipe by "Adele Davis" if you choose good health!
Sharon - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
My Tiger's Milk story goes like this; My Mom and one of my Aunts were reading the writings of Adelle Davis, back in the early-mid 1950's. I don't remember which book they found the recipe in, however, the recipe goes something like this; (we'll start with the frozen orange juice); 1 small can, undiluted; back then there was only just homogenized (store) milk, powdered whole milk, or raw milk (from the cows @ home); liquid milk, 1 Qt FORTIFIED w/ 1-2 cups of powered milk; and (to start) 1-1/2 cups of powdered food yeast; and black strap molasses (to taste) This is so-o-o much the forerunner of Ensure much less any of the like which came before it; AND the (too) modern smoothies! I'm sure it is far cheaper, and is healthier because there are less (toxic) preservatives in it! My Goodness writing this makes me "homesick". Guess I go buy some milk and frozen oj!! So Sorry folks, this wasn't about the powdered stuff, once-I tried it, believe me, not the same as the original! Try the above-won't you?
Kathy - March 18, 2016 - Report this comment
One of my earliest memories is being 3 or 4 years old, 1975/6ish and my mom would mix Tiger's Milk carob powder into my warm milk and let me have it in a bottle (my sister had been born and rocked my world). I didn't have real hot cocoa until I was older. I LOVED the Tiger's Milk. I still love carob and wish Tiger's Milk was available. I am determined to find a recipe for it. I love that I found this site with all you other Tiger's Milk lovers :-)
Kathy - March 18, 2016 - Report this comment
Check this out! An ad for chocolate flavored Tiger's Milk from 1972...
mgrone - June 30, 2016 - Report this comment
In 1975 when my son was born we had tried every available baby formula on the market to no avail, he was one of those babies that would protrude his formula across the room. His pediatrician finally told me to go to a health food store and get tiger's milk. It was the only thing that worked.
mgrone - June 30, 2016 - Report this comment
By the way my son thought I was making up the tigers milk story will have to show him this site.
Baron - October 17, 2016 - Report this comment
Maybe try plain Ovaltine? It's wonderful malt flavor, full of vitamins.
Martha - November 12, 2016 - Report this comment
In the early 70s my then boyfriend, later husband, introduced me to Brownie;s on 14th St.NYC, Adelle Davis' books and Tigers Milk.I loved the Tigers Milk and it sure made me feel better. Was always tired and lots of colds but Tigers Milk made a difference. Could use some now in my "old age"
Philomena - December 10, 2016 - Report this comment
I used to make a version of Tigers' Milk in the early 80's using powdered soymilk (that was the only sort you could buy back then), tahini, molasses, brewers' yeast, dolomite powder and orange juice. It was yum, and I grew a 9lb baby boy on it!!!!!
Reagan - February 06, 2017 - Report this comment
This stuff was the bomb..I mixed it with fruit was called 'Right Places' It sculptured the body really good..and it tasted delicious!!

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