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Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 16300
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 11 4:26 pm    Post subject: milk pouches  Reply with quote    

In Sainsbury's they have staarted doing pouches of milk in 2 pints. You buy the specially made jug (around 2) and pop the pouch in. It uses 75% less packaging. Personally I'm rather happy with it. The jug is very no mess and no nonsense too. The only problem I see so far it they only seem to do this in semi skimmed milk. Why do no other supermarkets do similar?
Anyone else use them?

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 11 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hell no, there ain't no supermarkets selling raw milk

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 6024
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 11 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do if we are near Crewkerne.They do the same system in Waitrose.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6602
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 11 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Calon Wen started doing this in the 90s if I remember rightly.

Midland Spinner



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 2931
Location: Under a green roof
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 11 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My sister used to work for a farmer who packed jersey milk in bags like this. I remember one Christmas morning she came back home with a huge bag full of bags of jersey milk, the only problem was that we didn't have the proper jug!

windyridge



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 2732
Location: Up the garden from Henry
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 11 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Guernsey and Jersey used and discarded this system many moons ago. I am really suprised anyone is introducing them again. One of the problems was the packs leaked in storage. If a pack was dropped it sometimes exploded everywhere. Very messy

cir3ngirl



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 4831
Location: Cirencester
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 11 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tescos do it as well but only in one of the 3 shops they have here. Which mean I can only get a bag if I can get a lift to almost out of town store

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 11 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Midland Spinner wrote:
My sister used to work for a farmer who packed jersey milk in bags like this. I remember one Christmas morning she came back home with a huge bag full of bags of jersey milk, the only problem was that we didn't have the proper jug!


Who was this? (the Jersey herd, I mean)

Dee



Joined: 14 Jan 2010
Posts: 34
Location: North Lincs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 11 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I get organic milk delivered in bottles to my doorstep. Easy peasy...

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6602
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 11 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lucky you!
Where are you?

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 11 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I get my milk brought to the school bus stop . It's raw milk straight from the farm that the farmer's wife brings along when we drop the kids off for school.

Bulgarianlily



Joined: 01 Jun 2008
Posts: 1667
Location: South West Mountains of Bulgaria
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 11 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I remember thinking this was a good idea when I saw it used in Canada in 1967. What has it done, hopped slowly on one foot backwards across the atlantic?

BadgerFace



Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 915
Location: Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 11 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I lived in Somerset during the 70's - 80's the milk from the local shop came in bags, we had a funny oval shape blue plastic jug that the bag fitted in. I seem to remember a few exploding bags on the kitchen floor - the dogs liked them !

Midland Spinner



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 2931
Location: Under a green roof
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 11 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
Midland Spinner wrote:
My sister used to work for a farmer who packed jersey milk in bags like this. I remember one Christmas morning she came back home with a huge bag full of bags of jersey milk, the only problem was that we didn't have the proper jug!


Who was this? (the Jersey herd, I mean)

I don't think I ever knew the name of the farm or the herd, it was yonks ago and I was still at school.
We lived down in Kent at the time, and AFAIR the farm was somewhere like Ivy Hatch, but she only worked there for a short time.

catbaffler



Joined: 31 Mar 2009
Posts: 937
Location: Barry
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 11 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

BadgerFace wrote:
When I lived in Somerset during the 70's - 80's the milk from the local shop came in bags, we had a funny oval shape blue plastic jug that the bag fitted in. I seem to remember a few exploding bags on the kitchen floor - the dogs liked them !


I lived in Bristol during the mid 70s and have similar recollections though sadly I lacked the canine cleaning assistants

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