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The body of my work
Is growing every day.
Yet some shell out for phonies;
To that I say "No way!"

I guess I'm somewhat lacking.
Collect me? Waste of time!
Undoubtedly this author did by
ending "rhyme rhyme rhyme."


Now Available in Original Formula

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    $\begingroup$ I have been at this for a while $-$ but I still have no idea.... $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Jun 29 '18 at 3:14
  • $\begingroup$ Damn I'm definitely not part of the 2% :/ $\endgroup$ – guillau4 Jun 29 '18 at 15:02
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This seems like a stretch, but are you

Milk, especially for babies?

The body of my work Is growing every day.

Babies grow quickly, and that might be considered the work of their diet

Yet some shell out for phonies; To that I say "No way!"

Baby formula might be considered fake milk?

I guess I'm somewhat lacking. Collect me? Waste of time!

Uh, let's pretend I have a good reason for this one...

Undoubtedly this author did by ending "rhyme rhyme rhyme."

Children's literature does tend to rhyme a lot

Now Available in Original Formula

Formula is a kind of milk-substitute for babies

Title

Two percent is a kind of milk

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  • $\begingroup$ This riddle is not for babies, but otherwise you're doing well. Any more insights? $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jun 29 '18 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid not... Perhaps I'm not quite in that 2% after all :P $\endgroup$ – Persona Jul 1 '18 at 3:45
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To add to Persona’s answer,

Yet some shell out for phonies;

Alternatives to milk are increasingly popular, such as almond milk.

To that I say "No way!"

The non-milk alternatives literally have no “whey”, unlike real milk.

I guess I'm somewhat lacking:

This likely references the Lactose in milk

Collect me? Waste of time!

This might be referencing the saying “don’t cry over spilled milk”?

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    $\begingroup$ +1Thank you! The last three are describing the concept of '"milking it." $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jul 2 '18 at 20:32

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