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Where is your milk from?
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Post# 969492   11/23/2017 at 05:52 (363 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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Post# 969497 , Reply# 1   11/23/2017 at 06:13 (363 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

My Hy-Vee brand milk came from Rochester, MN; about 150 east from me. Now I'm interested to find out if all variations of Hy-Vee milk come from the same place as well as where the other two brands the store carries come from.

Thanks for sharing this interesting milk locater with us, Ben!

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Post# 969513 , Reply# 2   11/23/2017 at 08:28 (363 days old) by Imperial70 (******)        

My milk comes from an almond. I've been looking at almonds lately. Just wondering how they milk them.

Post# 969515 , Reply# 3   11/23/2017 at 08:36 (362 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Houston (HEB) and Houston (WM - Oak Farms Dairy).

Both codes start with the same two digits, and pinpoint to the same location on the map.

Post# 969516 , Reply# 4   11/23/2017 at 08:37 (362 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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Almonds via ALDI.  I suffer from a very selective strain of lactose intolerance, specifically for liquid milk.  Bring on the cheese, yogurt and ice cream but save that glass of moo juice for someone else's cookies.

Post# 969529 , Reply# 5   11/23/2017 at 10:15 (362 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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I like milk

Post# 969540 , Reply# 6   11/23/2017 at 11:26 (362 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Uhm, uh, a cow?

Post# 969545 , Reply# 7   11/23/2017 at 11:51 (362 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I always liked brown cows, for the chocolate milk....

Post# 969656 , Reply# 8   11/24/2017 at 11:23 (361 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

My lactose free milk comes from the Dairy Aisle at ShopRite. I assume there is a cow in the back of the store and someone to take the lactose enzymes out of the milk. I never thought about what goes on before I buy my milk!
I only know I will only buy my milk in a supermarket and never a gas station or convenience store! Lol

Post# 969674 , Reply# 9   11/24/2017 at 14:47 (361 days old) by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

My milk comes from almonds and coconuts.
I've been allergic to fresh cow dairy products since I was a child. Things like aged dry cheeses, yogurt and dairy from a goat don't bother me.
I've been staying away from the dairy entirely since I've been staying away from foods that contribute to inflammation (such as sugars, dairy, and grains).

Post# 969694 , Reply# 10   11/24/2017 at 17:15 (361 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Theres a Lady on Stage)        
I've told our milkman

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I wanted your superiors to find out which cow my milk comes from. I will not have my bottles coming from just any old animal. We passed a very photogenic herd recently grazing on the Earl of Crawfords estate. Would you please ensure that in future my two pints daily come from them?

Post# 969698 , Reply# 11   11/24/2017 at 17:48 (361 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I do buy the Almond milk sometimes, there is a nice sweetness about it.....

but does an Almond give milk?....usually you get an oil extract from a nut....

I used heated almond oil for massages, smells good, but there is no taste, sort of a flat dry feeling on your tongue...but that's a whole other subject...

now Coconut, smells and taste like Coconut, its a light scent and taste...

Post# 969712 , Reply# 12   11/24/2017 at 18:16 (361 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Wait, you message your tongue? Ok- I guess thats cool.

Post# 969730 , Reply# 13   11/24/2017 at 19:29 (361 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        
I Don't Drink

titty milk. Haven't in decades. I will still use it on occasion for some baking, though.

I own a Soyajoy and having been making and drinking soy milk for decades. I like Silk but Edensoy is my favorite brand.

Making your own soy or almond milk is easy with one of the makers, though you can also make excellent soy or almond milk with just a blender and cheesecloth. The trick with either of these milks is finding your preferred flavoring.

Coconut milk is so insanely high in saturated fat (Polar brand, 13g for 1/3 cup) that save for a couple of recipes from Belize, I never use it.

Post# 969737 , Reply# 14   11/24/2017 at 20:08 (361 days old) by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

Dr. has ordered me off most diary products, so I've cut way back. I liked the milk from H-E-B the best, their brand.

Post# 969748 , Reply# 15   11/24/2017 at 21:03 (361 days old) by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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I stopped buying milk for a while because I didn't use enough to justify most of it going sour before it was gone.

However a few years ago I started getting little pint bottles of Darigold brand whole milk. I use it primarily for coffee, and for the occasional recipe that requires milk. And yes, once in a while milk and cookies are nice. It's a bit more expensive per oz than buying it by the gallon, but if I wind up using just a pint of that gallon, then buying by the pint is cheaper.

The Darigold is "Ultra Pasteurized", which means it was taken to a much higher heat than regular pasteurization, but for only 2 seconds, vs. 15 seconds for the lower temp. The end result is a much longer shelf life for the Ultra P product, like 70 days vs 20 days. And I've used pints that are a month or more out of their "use by" date and they are fine.

In any case, I tried to find a source code on the little pint bottle, and made a rough guess, and it came out that it came from a dairy in Portland, Oregon. That sort of makes sense because Darigold is HQ in Seattle. But Portland is easily about 700 miles away from here, so the code I used might not give the real origin.

I will however look for quart bottles of UltraP Darigold the next time I'm at the superm.

Post# 969749 , Reply# 16   11/24/2017 at 21:07 (361 days old) by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        
Note to Hyacinth...

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The cowboys at the Earl of Crawford's ranch would like you to know that all milk produced from that herd goes directly to the Earl's private yogurt, cheese, ice cream, and chocolate milk operations, and all the products are used at the estate or gifted to selected members of the Royal Family. You may be a queen of your castle but that is insufficient to divert goods to your location.

Post# 969750 , Reply# 17   11/24/2017 at 21:08 (361 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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My mother, until I could buy my own...

-- Dave

Post# 969757 , Reply# 18   11/24/2017 at 21:54 (361 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Drinking milk even as a baby made me throw up. I could stomach chocolate milk, but the taste of white milk turned my stomach. Using cream in coffee or anything else cooked is fine as long as I cant taste the actual milk. Just like I cant stomach lobster.

Post# 969773 , Reply# 19   11/25/2017 at 00:44 (361 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I also hated milk when growing up.


When I was in late elementary school, it was discovered that I had an allergy to milk. Apart from froth on top of cappuccino (which I sometimes drank, starting in my mid teens), I haven't had anything remotely ressembling plain milk since that time. I never missed it.


I'm not sure how bad the allergy is now. The last time it got tripped off, I was about 19, and went to a college professor's house for a class holiday party. I had non-alcoholic eggnog (probably the stuff sold in cartons in every grocery store this time of year). I'd never had it before, and probably had too much. I had to read a poem, and IIRC my nose was starting to run about the time of my reading.


But about 10 years ago, I went through a phase of making cappuccinos...and I think there were times I probably should have tripped off the allergy, if it's still active. Then, again, I was only using organic milk...and there might be something there that might make a difference.


As far as I can tell, other dairy products haven't been a problem.


It's been a long time since I've bought actual milk.


In recent history, I've also become more conscious of other issues, such as animal welfare, which reduces my enthusiasm for milk (or dairy, in general) to even lower lows. Plus I'm hearing some people in favor of plant based diets say that dairy is really not a healthy choice for anyone but a baby cow.



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Post# 969835 , Reply# 20   11/25/2017 at 09:07 (360 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Somehow I was allowed to bring a can of passionfruit juice to school (made cat noises & meowing & even imitated a baby "Goo Goo, Ga Ga" to myself as my kindergarten teacher forced me to drink the disgusting chocolate milk that I somehow could tolerate in preschool... The white that I'm sure I'd tried I must have disliked even more!) and somehow was never bullied, picked on, or bartered for it--none of it snatched away from, let alone, causing any-'one' or my entire of class joining or creating any kind of "juice revolution"...

Nowadays, I will drink my milk--Whole, but my overcrowded fridge right now only allows ONE jug, so for our daughter it's 'a jug of 2%',--and that's only to go with, or rather, justify, eating baked goods, desserts, or sweet treats... --Plus I use it for making pancakes, and oatmeal, while I dislike the wife making it for hot cocoa, as she (and the daughter who also likes & insists it be made that way) never finish it & one or two cups are found lying around at room temperature! Doesn't help that the stuff never gets completely stirred, for even if/when they do finish it, the remains scraped out (& hopefully eaten)...

-- Dave

Post# 969846 , Reply# 21   11/25/2017 at 10:42 (360 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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It doesn't seem to work with my Canadian milk!

Post# 969902 , Reply# 22   11/25/2017 at 15:23 (360 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Clover-Stornetta Farms in Petaluma, CA comes right up.   Lucerne, which is Safeway's house brand, doesn't register.  No surprise there.  They likely source it from any number of dairy operations.


I stopped buying milk from Trader Joe's.  I'm pretty sure it's re-badged product from Altadena Dairy in SoCal.  It reliably turns bad before its sell-by date.  Altadena has made the news more than once for salmonella issues.   Those incidents may have been associated with their raw milk, a product that IIRC can't be sold in California anymore, although a black market exists for it.


I drank a lot of milk as a kid.  Two quart bottles were delivered once a week.  We only had soda once in a while, or if we chose to spend part of our allowance on a 6-ounce bottle of Coke, which had to be drunk on the spot in order to avoid a deposit charge for the bottle.


These days, I only use milk for cereal and for the occasional recipe that calls for it.

Post# 969937 , Reply# 23   11/25/2017 at 16:50 (360 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Carnation or Pet, as I only buy evaportated milk for cooking.

Post# 969942 , Reply# 24   11/25/2017 at 17:04 (360 days old) by iej (Ireland)        

Grass fed, free roaming, Irish cows.

My milk, meat and eggs have to be fully traceable. I will eat meat, as long as I know how its produced both for my own health and also for animal welfare reason.

Id go veggie before Id eat battery eggs or intensively farmed chicken or pork.

Post# 970796 , Reply# 25   11/30/2017 at 14:09 (355 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        
walmart private label 2 per cent

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Dean Dairy Products CO Of PA

Location: Sharpsville, Pennsylvania//Dairy: 42-75

Post# 970812 , Reply# 26   11/30/2017 at 16:11 (355 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
cool post...

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found out Wegman's comes from Upstate Niagara Coop, Inc Rochester NY, makes sense since Weggie's is HQ'd in Rochester. Price-Chopper Milk comes from Garelick Farms LLC in Renssalaer NY (Albany), though we don't often shop at P-Chop.

Post# 970829 , Reply# 27   11/30/2017 at 17:59 (355 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        
Fun thing

I was in China on a school exchange for 2 weeks a few years back.

First week was staying at my exchange students place in Shanghai.
Flight left evening here in Germany, we landed at 1PM local time after the 11h flight.
We looked at the school as group, then seperated with our exchange students to our familys.
I went to bed at 11PM local time after being up for more then a day and going 10000km around the globe.
Night was short, up at 6, dressing up, then breakfast.

I was sitting there, eating my wok fried sausage with a cup of milk.
Glancing at the milk carton I saw something that at first indicated to me that sleep deprevation was makeing me go mad.
But upon closer inspection, I was just floored.

That milk karton had a stamp of origin on it, as its verry common if not mandatory in the EU.

It came from a town less then an hour of driving away from my hometown back in Germany.

As the chinese market is pretty much void of dairy containing food (most dairy would be icecream or pizza), just normal day to day dairy products like plain milk are shipped around the world in their pasteurized form and then sold at a HUGE markup in a few select stores.

I was just flabbergasted to literally travel to another part of the globe, flying for hours, just to drink milk basicly out of my neighbourhood back home.

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