OK, where the hell do people actually have bagged milk in this country?

CoryCory New Scotland
And does any other country have bagged milk?

I've been watching a lot of videos about what non-Canadians think/like/know/etc. about Canada, now that my wrist/hand has healed enough to use a mouse (and I'm taking a break from finally watching Mad Men).  And bagged milk is pretty commonly a thing mentioned.

In all fairness, I remember milk in bags (4 liters in 3 bags, in one big bag) as a kid, probably around the late 80s/early 90s.  It just sort of appeared one day, and after a few short years (2 or 3 I'd guess) it just disappeared, as it had never existed.  In fact, until about 3-4 years ago I had forgotten it existed, I blocked that from my mind like the traumatic memory it was.


OK, all joking aside.  I'd guess it's an Ontario thing.  I was originally guessing all of Western Canada, but one commentator said they were from Alberta and they buy their milk in cartons (unless they have the option for both).

And I REALLY want to know if any other country has bagged milk in their grocery stores.


Chinaski
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  • It's mostly a Quebec and Ontario thing.  I've lived in both Montreal and Toronto, so all I've ever had is bagged milk.  We can get 1L or 2L cartons, but why would you when the obviously superior 1.33L bags are available?  :#
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    edited November 12
    we have milk in boxes in none refrigerated isles, which i always find kinda weird.

    edit: not drunk typing.. yet!
  • FlukesFlukes Calgary, Canada
    I've only ever found bagged milk in Canada, but I can't say I have an extensive list of countries I've grocery shopped in.

    Your memory of bagged milk in the 80s matches my own. I grew up in Alberta and I do remember bagged milk and the pitchers with the spike in the bottom, but they disappeared while I was still young. These days all milk in Alberta comes in cartons and plastic jugs which can be returned for a deposit.

    I seem to remember this coming up before. I think we discovered it was mostly just Ontario and some areas of eastern Europe now.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Chinaski said:
    we milk in boxes in none refrigerated isles, which i always find kinda weird.
    Are you drunk-typing, @Chinaski
    ChinaskiTeresa from ConcordFlukesMichelleA_Ron_HubbardCecilyawookiee
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Dee said:
    Chinaski said:
    we milk in boxes in none refrigerated isles, which i always find kinda weird.
    Are you drunk-typing, @Chinaski
    haha there! fixed it :D
    DeeFlukesMichelle
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    Flukes said:
    I've only ever found bagged milk in Canada, but I can't say I have an extensive list of countries I've grocery shopped in.

    Your memory of bagged milk in the 80s matches my own. I grew up in Alberta and I do remember bagged milk and the pitchers with the spike in the bottom, but they disappeared while I was still young. These days all milk in Alberta comes in cartons and plastic jugs which can be returned for a deposit.

    I seem to remember this coming up before. I think we discovered it was mostly just Ontario and some areas of eastern Europe now.
    Hmm, same here with 1L, 2L cartons and 2L and 4L plastic jugs the most common.  But they are the only beverage containers that we cannot returned for a refund (and we play a deposit on them)!  We're barbarians!  No wonder so many of us have moved out there to love Trump and hate Trudeau!
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    I have never heard of bagged milk, but I guess if one if feeling nostalgic you could always grab a ziplock, go out to the field, and pump away!  
  • In my restaurant and Convention Center days I've changed many a large bag of milk in the dispenser machine that has a tube out the bottom and a weighted handle that pinches off the silicone. Typically 2-3 gallon I'd say

    Though have never seen that in the grocery store, just delivered through commercial food service distributors.
  • its quite common around Asia to have your drink in a plastic bag. it tends to be more of the older generation but ill get into a taxi and the driver will have his bagged drink of coffee or at least something that looks like coffee hanging from his dashboard. 
  • BrieanneBrieanne California
    edited November 13
    They sell half gallon bags of milk at in Wisconsin (my home state - have since moved to California) at a popular convenience store/gas station chain called Kwik Trip.  They are similar to 7 Eleven.  Here is an article talking about the bag milk, lest you not believe me :)

    http://www.bubbaontheroad.com/2018/02/13/milk-bag-thing-kwik-trip/

  • MichelleMichelle California
    Chinaski said:
    we have milk in boxes in none refrigerated isles, which i always find kinda weird.

    edit: not drunk typing.. yet!
    Where are you finding boxed, non-refrigerated milk???  That doesn't sound very good.  :neutral:
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Dee said:
    Chinaski said:
    we milk in boxes in none refrigerated isles, which i always find kinda weird.
    Are you drunk-typing, @Chinaski
    Ahhh haha, BUSTED. :sweat_smile:
    Chinaski
  • MichelleMichelle California
    I have never heard of bagged milk, but I guess if one if feeling nostalgic you could always grab a ziplock, go out to the field, and pump away!  

    Chinaski
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Michelle said:
    Chinaski said:
    we have milk in boxes in none refrigerated isles, which i always find kinda weird.

    edit: not drunk typing.. yet!
    Where are you finding boxed, non-refrigerated milk???  That doesn't sound very good.  :neutral:
    UHT milk apparently. like this:

    Michelle
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    We have UHT milk - is that some weird thing in America? 
  • MichelleMichelle California
    There's no way I could drink that.  It's just a thing.   I feel like milk is supposed to be cold, the colder the better.
    Flukes
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Dee said:
    We have UHT milk - is that some weird thing in America? 
    i just find it weird to see milk non refrigerated. i mean, i guess mayo is non refrigerated when you buy it which is kinda gross.
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    I have never heard of bagged milk, but I guess if one if feeling nostalgic you could always grab a ziplock, go out to the field, and pump away!  
    I don't think the bulls down the road would like that.
    FlukesTeresa from Concord
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Chinaski It’s meant to be for, like, going camping or stuff. We still have regular fresh milk too. I don’t like long life milk - it has a weird taste. 

    Do you have UHT almond milk and oat milk and whatnot? Most of our plant milks are sold that way. 
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Dee said:
    @Chinaski It’s meant to be for, like, going camping or stuff. We still have regular fresh milk too. I don’t like long life milk - it has a weird taste. 

    Do you have UHT almond milk and oat milk and whatnot? Most of our plant milks are sold that way. 
    yeah almond milk n such is sitting on shelves with exp dates of like 2119
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Chinaski Quality!
  • MichelleMichelle California
    UHT milk


  • You wanna see some bagged milk? Go to jail. Pint sized and tittie shaped. Bite off the tip you got portable mammary delight. Yes, I had to look up how to spell mammary. iPhone auto-spell must not have been breast fed. 
  • I bought some this morning. I'm in Wisconsin. They sell it at convenience stores (Kwik Trip) around here. 
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    At some point the question should be asked: Milk is a liquid made by a cow or other animal to feed its young; we have to squirt it out of the cow’s udders to obtain it. Should humans be drinking this? When it comes to mammals, we're the only species to drink milk directly from other species.

    Besides all the ways dairy cows harm the environment, it causes the dreaded double-F's...fat and farts.

    Discuss.
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited November 13
    Milk is a lean source of calories, IMO. 3.5% fat from whole milk? That's fantastic. That's 96.5% nonfat. 

    We're the only species to do a lot of things.

    To me, the only compelling reason to stop drinking milk is environmental concerns, and I'm not convinced yet.
    MichelleDeeHatorian
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Plus, it’s an effective source of calcium, probably better than taking supplements.
    JaimieTDee
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Michelle said:
    Plus, it’s an effective source of calcium, probably better than taking supplements.

    And it's so inexpensive! Honestly milk is saving my life right now. I've been dealing with health shit all year and food prep is a massive drain for me so milk is a good, non-fattening way to stop being hungry on those days when I've already eaten 3-4 meals and am still hungry (like I said, health bullshit).
    Michelle
  • edited November 13
    All i ever drink is bagged milk.....Yummy...Ontario


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