Lessons in Milk
by Karla ° Friday, September 9, 2005
Wow. You really do learn something new everyday. Who would have thought the way we consume milk was so different.

Here is my tribute to our household method of milk consumption. I dedicate this tribute to my crazy gal pals
Christi, Jami and Julia who have either never seen milk packaged in such a fashion, or think we use devices that look like breasts for milk consumption up North here in the crazy city of Ajax, Ontario.

Please note that for health reasons (like, better taste) we are currently drinking milk of the chocolate variety.

first, buy your milk...

next, pull out one of the three plastic bags contained inside...

stuff the milk bag into the "milk container", snip off the end, pour and serve (Milk mustache optional.)

As an aside, I took AC's advice about how to handle my treat monster and hid a bag of Doritos in a cereal box. This doesn't look too suspicisous does it?


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That's great, Karla!
Posted by Blogger Mandi :  September 09, 2005

Hillarious! Oh and thanks for the milk post dedication.
btw. I'm not the Jamie from Maine which you linked to. I am the Jami from Texas.

So interesting how different things are because of an imaginary border line. Huh...never knew that about the milk! My dad's side came to the states after living in CAN for years, of course they probably got their milk out of the buckets they used to milk the cows earlier in the day.
Posted by Blogger Jen :  September 09, 2005

My goodness I have never seen milk like that in my life. Pretty cool. Amazing how different things can be.

I dont think he would notice the chips at all...lol

Thanks for the chuckle Karla.

Have a great weekend.
Posted by Blogger TBG :  September 09, 2005

I've never seen milk served that way, either. We have jugs or cartons here. STRANGE PEOPLE UP THERE!!

lol @ the Life box and Dorritos. Poor treat monster just wants his treats!

To funny Karla, I am sure Mark will never notice. haha

Love Mom
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 09, 2005


I still can't believe that America doesn't have MILK come in bags. That is too funny.

Funny how we are so different. I can't help but laugh at this.
Posted by Blogger Tammy :  September 09, 2005

Milk, in plastic bags? Ewww, think of the chemicals (phthalates etc) leaching out into the milk. We have glass bottles here in the UK! And it's delivered to the doorstep too!
Posted by Blogger Joanna :  September 09, 2005

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Posted by Blogger Joanna :  September 09, 2005

I've seen that before, but for the life of me, I cannot remember where or when.

Note on hiding the snacks: once hidden, don't post - ruins the mystery!

I'm realizing that this week, I've been absolutely horrible about leaving comments! It's been a crazy week though, so that's my excuse :-)

It's funny to me that you guys have milk in bags, I've never seen that before either!! It's so freakin' interesting!! So I guess I'm going to have to come visit now, just so I can say I've had chocolate milk out of a bag ;-)

By the way, do you know why it's in a bag rather than a pitcher or jug? Just curious.

The milk reaction is pretty darn funny. I started to comment but thought I might blog it. Might too! Might even steal your pics.

The hiding place is also funny. No wonder he keeps finding the stuff. Your heart isn't in it. lol

You might want to invest in a larger cereal box!

Hey, so why don't you just pour the milk into the pitcher, since you're using it? That seems like it would be easier than trying to make sure the milk doesn't spill out of the bag. That is certainly strange. I wonder if the milk stays fresher longer if it's in bags as opposed to cartons or jugs?
Posted by Blogger Christi :  September 10, 2005

I'm with everyone on the wonderment of milk in bags. I agree with Christi that wouldn't it be easier just to pour the milk into the container itself?

Does all of Canada drink milk in this way, or just your particular province?

Amazing the things that can fascinate us, eh? ;)
Posted by Blogger Gina :  September 11, 2005

That's trippy. It never occurred to me either. We have gallon plastic jugs and we just open the lid take off the seal and use it straight from the bottle. Well, we usually pour it in a glass first. I read the comment from Joanna. We used to have glass bottles and delivered to our doorstep but they stopped doing that in the sixties I think. I'd love it!! Is this a comment or a blog?
Posted by Blogger Chelsea :  September 11, 2005

I forgot that the yankees don't have bagged milk, weird. Of course I drink soy milk....

It's definitely an Eastern thing. I noticed when we visited my inlaws last year out in Toronto the milk bags and we were very shocked they were still around ! We live in Vancouver British Columbia and haven't had milk in bag out this way for at least 25 years or so.All our milk out this way comes in cartons or plastic jugs!
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 11, 2005

I always think its odd that the americans don't have bags of milk like that. I swear I am going to buy a cow, we go through 4 litres in 2 days. I have a 3yr old and 11 month old that are addicted to it.
Posted by Blogger Beth :  September 11, 2005

You have me wanting some ice cold chocolate milk now! I knew about the bags of milk, though I do find it strange! lol

I ditto Christi - you need a bigger cereal box! I'm buying a large box of Cheerios tomorrow, would you like me to send the box up when I'm done? ;)
Posted by Blogger Echo :  September 11, 2005

Great Blog. Check Mine out if you get a chance. The Ranting of a Closet Lunatic
Posted by Blogger CLO :  September 12, 2005

I've always loved this song, but wondered about "milk in a bag". Thanks for the pics.

Posted by Blogger red fish :  September 12, 2005

We can no longer get milk in bags here in Winnipeg either. When I was 4 or 5 we visited friends at a dairy farm. When I discovered that milk came from cows, I stopped drinking it! I only started again when we got back home and I could drink the milk that came from stores.
Posted by Blogger Linda :  September 12, 2005

You learn something new everyday -- never saw milk bags before (well, other than the two attached to my chest)
Posted by Blogger Kristin :  September 14, 2005

I think you'll have to eat more of the doritos, just to insure a proper hiding.

As a Yank, your milk packaging stikes me as odd. I can see why it didn't fly down here.
Posted by Blogger Lora :  September 14, 2005

i randomly found you and just wanted to say hi from the 'shwa!
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