Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a stench emanating from your car, and after
hours days of searching, you’ve found a sippy cup filled with sour milk.
I know I’m not alone here!
Sam’s a big milk drinker. The boy loves him some milk! It’s not always the most convenient choice, though, since we’re often on the go (Hence the sour sippy cups!) and don’t have access to refrigeration. Or, at least it didn’t used to be the most convenient choice.
Enter – shelf-safe milk. The same Grade A fluid milk your kids know and love, but in a package that requires no refrigeration.
I bet you’ve seen it, but didn’t realize exactly what it was. Shelf-safe milk is available in a variety of brands.
How does it work? Good question!
Shelf-safe milk has been pasteurized at a higher temperature, but for a shorter time, to preserve taste and nutrition. It’s then immediately put into a sterile Tetra Pak shelf-safe carton (consisting of layers of foil and paper, and is recyclable) that keeps out light, air and harmful contaminants.
Nutritious milk that lasts up to six months without refrigeration or preservatives.
It’s perfect for lunch boxes, car trips, sporting events – wherever you go, you can now take milk with you! It’s also great just to have on hand at home for times when you haven’t been to the grocery in a while.
Not that that, uh, ever happens to me.
Shelf-safe milk can be found at many grocery stores (not always in the refrigerated section!) and through Amazon.com.