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Milk in bags, eh? Crazy Canadians.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by sigma1914, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. fluffybear

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    Mrs. Fluffybear and I lived on the Canadian border for 5 years and I thought for sure that we would see milk in bags but to my amazement none of the stores one either side of the border carried it.
     
  2. Richard King

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    Back in the old days, very old days, when I was living in the dorm at the University of Minnesnowta (1967, '68), milk was dispensed in those big chrome coolers with bags in a box. Having worked in the dorm kitchen to assist in getting me through school (it didn't work) I had the job of changing the boxes once in a while. Slap the box in place, run the spout through the opening and put the handle in place, cut the spout and go back to washing dishes or slapping slop on plates.
     
  3. davring

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    My first exposure to "boxed" milk(bag in a box) was KP duty after being drafted in the 60's.
     
  4. LarryFlowers

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    Phoenix AZ, early '60's:

    The Carnation Milk Man delivered 1 gallon boxes of milk that contained a plastic bag. The outside of the box had a spigot. We had them for years. The milk was always good, never picked up any strange odors.

    It was a great idea that I am surprised didn't carry forward. It fit in the fridge better, even the Milman loved the way it fit in his truck.
     
  5. matt

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    If it came like a box of wine like Larry is talking about, then I would probably actually like it more. I could just hold my cup up to it and have a nice glass of milk without the hassle of having to lift the jug :D
     
  6. Mike Bertelson

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    When I was in the Navy we would get UHT milk in what looked like oversized juice boxes.

    The good thing was they didn't need to be refrigerated until opened so we could store them anywhere. When we went to sea you could find them stashed in all kinds of places. On a boat the galley crew would use any space they could get their hands on to store non-perishables. :grin:

    Mike
     
  7. matt

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    Did they have over-sized straws to poke in the top? :lol:

    How did it taste? It seems like it would be "heavily modified" to not spoil.
     
  8. Mike Bertelson

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    It was Ultra Heat Treated in the package. As long as you didn’t open it you can store it anywhere.

    I tasted fine. Not as good as fresh but not bad at all.

    Mike
     
  9. olgeezer returns

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    At most public schools in the 50s and 60s milk came in a 5 gallon bag. Not sure how its done, today. We buy from a local dairy that has a really strange material to store milk in, glass.:D
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

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    It still does. A rubber tube the goes through the lever. Perfect design then and now. :D

    Mike
     
  11. fluffybear

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    I suspect they do not pour the milk directly in the container as their is a greater chance of cross contamination.
     
  12. smiddy

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    I always thought milk came in jugs?! Wild...
     
  13. Mike Bertelson

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    He said jugs. :D

    Of course the come in jugs...and cartons.

    When I was a kid the came in glass bottles in the box on front porch. ;)

    Mike
     
  14. Nick

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    Personally speaking, I know first hand that milk comes in jugs. :p
     

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