It Just Tastes Better – 5 Reasons to Buy Milk in Glass Bottles
It Just Tastes Better – 5 Reasons to Buy Milk In Glass Bottles
Buying milk in glass bottles wasn’t always a choice, it was just the way milk came packaged. Farm fresh milk was delivered straight to your doorstep. Siblings fought over the cream on top. Then the empty jugs were returned and refilled. Then came along the milk carton, the milk jug, even milk in bags. Grocery stores became the primary place to buy your milk. It seemed that the milk bottle had been replaced. But not so fast! The milk bottle is having a comeback! Why? You ask. Because, milk in glass bottles is better!
Milk Bottles Contain Farm Fresh Milk
Often milk travels great distances before it gets processed into the final product. Unlike milk in glass bottles, which comes from local farms and can be from the cow to your table in as little as 24 hours. This quick turn around greatly increases the shelf life. Milk in glass bottles is left closer to its original state than milk in other packaging. Due to the less processed nature of the milk, more enzymes remain. This makes it easier to digest, and many people with milk intolerances can drink milk in glass bottles.
Milk Bottles Stay Colder
Glass bottles keep milk cold longer. Colder milk is tastier milk.
Milk Bottles Are Eco Friendly
A milk bottle can be reused as many times as it is returned. Our client, Straus Family Creamery, believes that their bottles are returned and reused an average of 4 to 6 times, before they reenter the recycling system. They also estimate that 80 percent of their bottles are returned to them after use. This not only reduces waste going to our landfills, but also helps to promote sustainable agriculture.
Milk Bottles Make Milk Tastes Better
Glass bottles don’t transfer a foreign scent and taste into the milk, the way paper or plastic containers do. Drinking milk from glass bottles is the only way to get that delicious true milk taste. The tastier the milk, the more likely kids will drink it. Which is a win for parents everywhere. Another way many of our clients make their milk taste even better is by choosing not to homogenize their milk, meaning they allow the cream to separate. So, when you open a milk bottle a there is a “plug” of cream at the surface. Don’t be alarmed, that’s how milk is supposed to be, and it’s tasty! You can shake that cream into the milk, or skim it off to use in you coffee. Or better yet, use that milk to make some extra creamy hot chocolate.
Milk Bottles Support Local Farms
Local farmers are your neighbours. By buying milk in glass bottles you are helping to support farms in your area. These farmers care about the product they are producing, and work hard to bring farm fresh milk to your table. Next time you see milk in a glass bottle, put it in your shopping cart. You won’t be disappointed. Are you convinced? Does milk in glass bottles sound better? Please let us know what you think in the comments or via social media on Facebook , Twitter, or Google+.
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