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Old Jun 11th 2008, 7:24 pm
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Is it just an eastern Canadian thing? I've never seen milk sold in a bag in BC supermarkets.
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Old Jun 11th 2008, 7:26 pm
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Allegedly just an Ontario thing
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Old Jun 11th 2008, 7:38 pm
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Default Re: OMG how will the UK cope?

Originally Posted by Zoe Bell View Post
Allegedly just an Ontario thing
We stayed with relatives on our 1st visit to Ontario in 2005, they had milk in a bag back then, We thought it was a great idea andsomuch easier to store in the fridge. What a fab idea I say!!!!!
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Old Jun 11th 2008, 7:39 pm
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As I said before on another 'milk-in-a-bag' thread, we had milk in bags in Scotland 25 years ago. Can't recall when it was phased out though. I didn't realise we were cutting edge!

As for the BBC's question "Can milk-in-a-bag replace the traditional doorstep pint?", I suspect that doorstep bottle delivery is very much a declining tradition. Most milk is probably bought in cartons or plastic jugs from the supermarket.

Right. Lunchtime at work, and it's time for a nice cup of tea with horrible powdered creamer...
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Old Jun 11th 2008, 8:16 pm
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For a large family, whos kids go through milk like its going out of fashion

i think the milk in bags are great idea, you can freeze the bags and not have to think at 6am in morning :curse::curse: the kids drank all the milk last night and i cant have my caffine
Easy to stack in freezer, right next to the stack of bread, going to tsco tmz to see if we can get some
But that guy makes it look soooooooooooooo hard work
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by ireland2canada View Post
I hereby declare you the official 'Milk Ambassador'. I trust you will take your responsibilities seriously & carry out your duties to the best of your ability.

Seriously, I'm off to make a tin foil hat (a la 'Signs'). It seems the UK government has managed to intercept my thoughts.
I will take my new position as Milk Ambassador very seriously, do I get a uniform?
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 1:26 am
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Default Re: OMG how will the UK cope?

Age old addage people dont like change, they like to stick to what they know! Although as this site is full of excitement hungry immigrants keen to go on an adventure some of the comments here suprise me. After all its just a bag you put in a jug, cut the corner of and use that us folks in Canada have mastered and been happy with for years.

If it werent for change though we would still be living in a cave!
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 1:33 am
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Default Re: OMG how will the UK cope?

Originally Posted by Zoe Bell View Post
Allegedly just an Ontario thing
Good God, milk in a bag! Next they will be forcing you to bring your own plastic bags to the supermarket.

Anyone would think plastic is a danger to the environment?
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by Madmac View Post
Biiink - did you ever find milk cartons in any other colour than white?
I'm not going to make another jug comment, but sweet of you to remember I got a nice ceramic one by accident - came with utensils I wanted to buy anyway, and I've got a grey one for skimmed... but exciting they're not. Still, that UK thing looks far too complicated
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by Elaine B. View Post
I will take my new position as Milk Ambassador very seriously, do I get a uniform?
But are you going to work on a cross-community, cross-party, All Ireland basis, if not, your're no good in the new Northern Ireland
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by gill_andy_grew View Post
For a large family, whos kids go through milk like its going out of fashion

i think the milk in bags are great idea, you can freeze the bags and not have to think at 6am in morning :curse::curse: the kids drank all the milk last night and i cant have my caffine
Easy to stack in freezer, right next to the stack of bread, going to tsco tmz to see if we can get some
But that guy makes it look soooooooooooooo hard work
At the risk of revealing a domestic side I try to deny exists...I freeze milk in Rubbermaid pouring containers already. With the amount of milk my lot get through a week (six four litre jugs), I really have no choice, if I want an emergency supply. If milk in bags lowers my astronomical grocery bill, good!
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 6:33 am
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Well i tried, sorry but tesco dont do them, i have to go shopping at waitrose or sainsburys and no chance there, so looks like i will have to wait until we move over to be more eco friendly

Doesn't look like the local stores will be bringing them anytime soon either
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Old Jun 13th 2008, 5:29 pm
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Default Re: OMG how will the UK cope?

Milk Bags were trialed in the UK in the 1970's. As a kid growing up, it was somewhat of a cheap thrill to go and get a bag rather than a bottle of milk. Can't say it tasted any different to the bottled stuff though.
How complicated can it get to drink the stuff though. When he said I'll just read the instructions, I thought he was going to say "Pick up bag, cut off corner, pour milk into jug." Who'd have thought you needed an 'ology' to get a dribble of milk.
What are they going to try next, making people carry a large milk jug to the local dairy?
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Old Jun 13th 2008, 5:33 pm
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Default Re: OMG how will the UK cope?

Originally Posted by The Hampsons View Post
Milk Bags were trialed in the UK in the 1970's. As a kid growing up, it was somewhat of a cheap thrill to go and get a bag rather than a bottle of milk. Can't say it tasted any different to the bottled stuff though.
How complicated can it get to drink the stuff though. When he said I'll just read the instructions, I thought he was going to say "Pick up bag, cut off corner, pour milk into jug." Who'd have thought you needed an 'ology' to get a dribble of milk.
What are they going to try next, making people carry a large milk jug to the local dairy?
You better watch this (I think flirtyknickers posted it in another thread)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB4hPjRvzu4

This is the "correct" way to get milk from a bag.
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Old Jun 13th 2008, 6:28 pm
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Default Re: OMG how will the UK cope?

They do overcomplicate things dramatically. What happened to "drop bag in jug, snip corner, pour"?

OH's parents are freaking insane about hygiene, length of time food can be opened in the fridge, etc. etc. etc. His mother almost had a heart attack when she saw the milk in a bag...but personally this seems significantly more hygienic than having milk in a glass bottle that has been used/washed a million times by other people, not to mention milk sitting out in the sun for 4 hours from the time it's delivered to when it goes into the fridge.

What I don't understand is why people keep commenting about "how can you drink milk out of a bag?" As someone pointed out - you don't drink from a bag, you pour it into a glass!
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