Item name: Cold Brew Milk

Cold Brew Milk is filled with chocolate and coffee.
The Cold Brew Milk is filled with chocolate and cofee.

Is the article optional in this context?

  • Since Cold Brew Milk is a proper name, you would not use the in this example. – user208726 Dec 29 '16 at 4:19
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    Could you provide some additional context? Is this some type of specific menu item being described? If so, I would use "the"; e.g. "The house-made dressing is made of oil and vinegar. Alternatively, if you are describing it as a general food category, I would omit "the"; e.g. "Yogurt is a healthy breakfast." – vpn Dec 29 '16 at 5:11

It depends entirely on context. If you're referring to the product in general, then it seems reasonable to disclude the article in that case. However, if, for example, you are referring to a single bottle/carton of this product, then the article would be necessary. I don't think the fact that Cold Brew Milk is a proper noun determines whether or not an article is necessary, although I can't justify this.

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