Ultra what?

17 thoughts on “Ultra what?”

  1. You are, unsurprisingly, correct. This is yet another example of a PRODUCED food; and seems designed to make less work for the shelf-stackers at the supermarkets.
    Long live the simple foods – the ordinary milks to start with !
    And long live Colorado, whose comments on everything are unfailingly pithy and to the point !

    1. This stuff went into the trash, er, down the drain, as soon as I saw the expiration date. Whatever it was, it wasn’t “milk” as I’ve always known it.

      1. sometimes, i’ve seen pints, perhaps those would be more useful and try a store that sells real milk. sad, that this is what it’s come to.

      2. I sometimes see pints. I’ll have to start watching for them again. Meantime, this is a Kroger store. I’d expect them to have everything. But I discovered just this week that when I search for something specific, they don’t necessarily show it, but alternatives instead. Ticked me off.

      3. When I searched specifically for “Meadow Gold whole milk,” they showed it. It had not displayed before. And it’s real milk. What a racket.

  2. Great post, I learned a lot. Who knew? My solution to milk wastage – I also live alone and got tired of tossing out cartons of milk – I switched to powdered milk – goat milk specifically. It works great in morning coffee, over cereal like Cheerios, and for cooking. Very creamy and smooth and great tasting. Plus it is easier to digest because I am lactose intolerant. And I am throwing away whole milk intolerant, too. I had never heard of Ultra Pasteurized before your post – thank you!

    1. I use powdered CoffeeMate in my coffee and don’t eat cereal. I’ve thought about powdered milk but figured it just would’t be the same as regular whole milk. Ultra Pasteurized came as a bit of a shock. This was the second or third bottle of the stuff I’ve bought without realizing it was different, other than the packaging. Even if the milk is fine, the whole thing seems deceitful and I resent it.

  3. I never have to throw out milk because I use it mainly for cereal in the mornings. What works for me is I get the quart size and freeze them, always having one open and one thawing out in the fridge. I didn’t know about ultra pasteurized, interesting. In the same vein, however, I had some sealed Oscar Meyer franks that were so many months old I couldn’t remember (date stamp missing.) Had to be at least 4 months! They looked perfectly good, which is rather frightening. Tossed ’em.

    1. I never thought about freezing milk. Didn’t realize that was even an option.
      I keep franks and brats in the freezer and just pop one or two out as needed. But yes, I think all foods should have some kind of date stamp. I have so many things that me, myself, and I just don’t/can’t use up fast enough — condiments, spices, canned goods, etc. Shocking how old some of it gets. But a pinch of something now and then, a splash of this or that salad dressing, an occasional can of soup, a one-time recipe, anything that migrates to the back of the shelf — it happens. I try to remember to use a Sharpie on lids or labels to remind myself when I actually open something, and on the ZipLoc bags when I freeze something. But none of that keeps the stuff from getting old, and time passes so quickly …

  4. When I was a wee lad (12ish YO) we had a Jersey Cow and untold numbers of chickens. And an old chest freezer. The freezer always had several gallons (Glass bottles with the little circular cardboard stopper. As side note… the cream on top was so thick that you could invert the bottle without spilling a drop – stopper or not. Anyway… we had so much milk and so many eggs, that we fed the chickens milk and the cow eggs. I don’t remember freezing eggs, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t cause we didn’t waste anything unless absolutely necessary.

    BTW I was 12 in 1952.

    1. I remember visiting my uncle’s farm in Missouri when I was a kid. — plus or minus 12. They had cows and fresh milk and I didn’t like that thick stuff at all. I did, however, love the frog legs from their small lake. Hadn’t thought about that farm in many years. I don’t recall that they had chickens. But I remember being out sitting on a fence watching their wheat harvest. Interesting thing you had going there with the milk and eggs, cows and chickens. I’ve heard there’s a way to freeze eggs, but have never tried it. Or freezing milk.

... and that's my two cents