Bagged milk?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
March 26, 2013 9:52am CST
My friend was telling me she met a girl in the US, when she was going down to visit her aunt in I believe south carolina. She had gone to the store for milk, here we have bagged milk. She didnt see it and asked where she met this girl. She said the line up of people were staring at her like she was crazy in the head, and saying there is no such thing. I thought it was funny, seeing as I grew up on bagged milk. I said well what do they do when they buy large amounts of milk.
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@FrugalMommy (1447)
• United States
26 Mar 13
We had bagged milk when I was in middle school, but that's the only place I've ever seen it here. Our milk mostly comes in either cartons or half-gallon or gallon jugs. I can't imagine how you use milk in a bag. Is it resealable, or do you have to put it in another container after opening it?
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• United States
26 Mar 13
Haha I remember bagged milk in elementary/middle school. I believe they told us that it was "astronaut milk" because that's how you would drink milk if you were in outer space.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
You put it in a milk jug after cutting it open. They do have clips to seal it as well. You get the bagged milk in bulk and cheapier.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
I bought one here sunday. I like them for my cafe, for coffee. As I can put them in a plastic container,Plus I save a few cents.
• Indonesia
26 Mar 13
I heard bagged milk is from Canada, i mean lots of people buying bagged milk there its like 4 Litres of milk or something, i don't know though if that is true or not?... When I talked to Americans they confused when i said in here (Indonesia) we usually use powdered milk. They said in America powdered milk is only used for baby milk formula.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
Yes, we buy bagged milk usually in 3 -4 litres. We use powder milk mainly for cooking or baking. Its funny how each country is so different.
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• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Its really popular here in Mexico. As it costs 55 cents less than the regular carton milk.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
26 Mar 13
I fall into the same category as many respondents to this discussion do because I have never heard of such a thing as bagged milk. It seems quite reasonable that milk should be contained in a bag, but it also seems rather odd to supply it in a container which would be unmanageable. Obviously it would require transferring into some other receptacle for storage at home, so it would be more practical to use a carton or plastic bottle in the first place. Of course if I had been accustomed to bagged milk then I would probably feel differently about the idea.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Mar 13
How is it unmanageable? You don't need to transfer it, you put it in a milk jug in the bag and pour. It save more than the carton or plastic jugs.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Its really easy to use. You can put it in another jug or stand it up in frig. best thing is it costs less.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
28 Mar 13
I have just viewed the image of the bag that you posted, so I retract the statement about unmanageable. I had a picture in my mind of something less firm than it really is.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
26 Mar 13
Ok what is bagged milk? Is it powder milk where you add water to it? I too have never heard of bagged milk in my life. Is it cheaper then regular milk or more expensive?
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@BarBaraPrz (19384)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Mar 13
It's regular milk, that comes in bags instead of cartons or jugs.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
It costs the same as milk, you just buy it in bulk. For example the cartons are usually 1 or 2L cartons, whereas these you get 3 -4L. In the long run normally it's cheapier to buy the bagged.
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@BarBaraPrz (19384)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Mar 13
We've been buying milk this way since the early 70s, when we were still measuring things in quarts.
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@hummni (7)
• United States
27 Mar 13
We do have bag milk in the USA .. quicktrip sells it and they even offer a pitcher to put it in for conceived pouring. But mostly are milk comesin plastic jugs. But I don't mind buying the bag milk from time to time because it will go on sale for half price n when milk is $3 a gallon saving on it helps a lot.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Mar 13
Do they just sell 1 bag or the big bag of multiple bags?.
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• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Here we can only buy a 1/2 gallon size. Id love to be able to buy bigger ones. Like the gallon size here.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
26 Mar 13
We have it here in Mexico. keeps the cost alittle lower that an carton cost. I usually put it in a plastic drink container here.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
Someone who knows what it is.
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• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Yes, I know it well. A carton gallon here cost about 4.00. A half gallon in the bag goes for about 1.70. So its cheaper.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
26 Mar 13
In my country, bagged milk was really common - now most people buy and most shops sell milk in cartons, but you could still buy bagged milk. It's weird for me if I hear about people who don't know it exists (I mean, that's OK if they don't have it, but not knowing what bagged milk is a bit weird), because it's so common here, at least in the pop culture.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
Exactly, it's so common here. But by this discussion it seems a lot of people don't what it is.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Its really common here in Mexico as well. But more sold at corner markets and cream houses than the big supermarkets.
@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
26 Mar 13
here in italy we don't have bagged milk too. we usually buy milk in 1 or half liter packs. aren't you concerned that you won't be able to consume all of those four liters before they expire? do you drink milk often? i only add a little amount to my morning cup of coffee so the half liter pack is fine for me. my hubby doesn't like it at all.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Mar 13
Usually it's 3 -4 litres. You can freeze it, or bake with it even if it's gone bad.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Here its a 1/2 gallon size. Ive never seen it bigger.
@Raine38 (9029)
• United States
26 Mar 13
I haven't heard nor seen a bagged milk here either. What happens when you poked a hole into it by accident while checking out? I know I would do something like that because I am clumsy that way. But I guess this is more environment friendly than the ones in plastic bottles or gallons, right?
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
The plastic is very thick, I have never had a hole in it before.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
good question. I think the bags here are harder to poke. its a stronger plastic. Kind alike the zip lock bags are made of.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
26 Mar 13
I think I'd be a little confused by it myself. We have evaporated and sweetened condensed milk for baking. We have gallons of milk. I know we have powdered milk, I guess that is what "bagged" milk is? I'm confused.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
bagged milk - bagged milk here.
Its liquid, just in a bag. I posted a picture here and on Facebook.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Here in mx, bagged milk is the same as the milk in a carton. its just in a heavy duty plastic bag. But costs 55 cents less than a reg. gallon does.
26 Mar 13
Am a bit confused?? Is it the milk which has been sold in the stores in bags??
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
Yes, it's sold in the store in a bag. I posted a picture on a response a little higher above.
@BarBaraPrz (19384)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Mar 13
They buy it in those large awkward jugs.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
Like the ones my Grandma buys from the corner store . Haven't seen them in years other than in my Grandma's fridge.
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@sid556 (31006)
• United States
27 Mar 13
We have bagged milk at t he store that I work. It is used only for the machine on the coffee counter. I grew up on fresh cow's milk and also remember milk being delivered in glass bottles. I have never ever seen bagged milk on the shelves in the stores. We have gallon jugs. The bags are only for commercial use.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Here we get bagged milk all the time. Mostly at the corner markets.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
27 Mar 13
That's interesting. I wonder if that is something that just hasn't hit the market here yet.
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Well I have never seen this before and well i think it is a great idea as it does reduce the amount of trash that goes into the landfills around the world maybe this will catch on every where
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Sure does, also here in Mexico. its cheaper than the carton milk. You should have it there in tijuna.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
well I am going to looking for it when I move next month
• United States
26 Mar 13
I don't know what bagged milk is. How does it stand up in the refrigerator I'd not in a plastic jug or cardboard container or glass bottle? I've never seen it in Georgia.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
Milk jug - milk jug for your milk
You put it in a milk jug.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
It really does stand up. here in mexico the bottom of the bag is a thinker plastic. But I also put mine in a plastic jug.
• India
27 Mar 13
Thanks for this discussion Ricki, by the term 'bagged milk'; are you referring to milk sold in pouches? Here in my place we get milk from diary farms, they send men to your home with a 20 liter can, he measures the required quantity right before you, one can go to the firm and buy very fresh stuff right after milking the cows, i buy milk in pouches supplied by a government owned diary, they her half liter pouches; i buy 6 for rupees 15 each, another man comes from a private dairy, give 4 liters @ 35 rupees per liter.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Here in mexico we call the 1/2 gallon milk in a bag pouches as well.
• United States
27 Mar 13
The only term I have ever heard of bagged milk is once I get to the check out line and the checker asks if I want it in a bag. I usually say yes as the milk is much easier to carry. That dont mean it dont exist in other areas of the United States. In my area milk is either in a carton, plastic jugs (gallon, and 1/2 gallon, or 20 oz.) cartons, or in glass bottles. Other forms are powdered milk which is in a box and also evaporated milk which I tend to see in cans.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Ha ha ha. I just bought a bag of milk the other day here in Mexico.. very popular here. And cheaper.
27 Mar 13
I am from Cansda and bagged milk is completely common and normal on the east coast, however on the west coast it's unheard of hahaha. I grew up on the west coast, so I am accustomed to cartons of milk in 1L or 2L, and jugs of milk in 2L and 4L. I never understood the puns americans would make about canadians and bagged milk (among other ludacrous stereotypes lol) until I went to the east coast for a while. It was strange at first but I got used to it pretty quickly. It's not that bad opening a bag and putting it in a pitcher of some sort, just something to get used to. I still prefer cartons and jugs though.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Same here in Mexico. I remember my mom used to buy it here. Many years ago.
• United States
27 Mar 13
I never heard of bagged milk either. I usually buy quarts of milk because I do not always drink a lot of milk. Does the milk stay fresh if it is in a bag as opposed to being in a carton? Milk is sold by the half gallon and gallon (this is the largest amount that is sold). I have seen pints of milk as well.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
It stays as fresh as a carton of milk does. Ive used it here for years.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
I cannot recall passing that one here in the Philippines. But there were these little bagged ones of chocolate goats milk or goats milk sold in the stores, they were only 150mls not 3-4 liters. Isn't it difficult to handle though? You need to transfer those else there'd be a lot of spills around the house. hehehee.. Have a great mylot experience ahead!
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Its really popular here in mexico. Check your dairy's they might have them there. :)