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Milk In a Bag - Purely a Canadian Thing?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by willpower, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. willpower

    willpower Well-Known Member

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    Is it de rigueur elsewhere?

    Can you get carton milk in Canada? If so, why would you choose one over the other?

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  2. Harold falcon

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    That really doesn't look appetizing.
     
  3. Piobaire

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    I grew up with milk in a bag. Actually had a milk man that delivered it.
     
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    Its not nationwide in Canada - its only found in the East. BC through Manitoba you find milk in jugs and cartons.
     
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    we used to have milk bags in elementary school for lunch- but nothing that big. they were about the size of corn hole bean bags and you drank them like a capri sun.
     
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    I grew up with it in israel, too
     
  7. Piobaire

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    Btw, his technique is weak. You slam the bottom of the plastic container against the heel of one hand, thus seating the bag firmly. You also snip the edge off the back corner of the bag, to stop bag collapse and possible falling out of the container, while pouring.

    And it's been 15 years, at least, since I got milk this way.
     
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    I live in MN - the gas station across the street sells milk in a bag as an option (it is much cheaper), but also has gallon and half gallon jugs.

    I've always been scared of the stuff in the bag - especially because there is no way to seal it back up from what I can tell.
     
  9. Johnny_5

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    I just call milk in bags "tits".
     
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    I drank this for all of my childhood until university. I didn't think it was weird. That said I guess in other places you don't buy the plastic milk bag holder thing?

    I only started buying cartons when I moved on my own and started subsisting on alcohol instead.

    My cousin from the west coast in British Columbia thought we were weird though since they use glass jars.
     
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    I live in MN - the gas station across the street sells milk in a bag as an option (it is much cheaper), but also has gallon and half gallon jugs.

    I've always been scared of the stuff in the bag - especially because there is no way to seal it back up from what I can tell.


    Where's that?
     
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    When I was in HS they had milk sacks that you had to stab a straw into the middle of. Everyone hated them so we got our cartons back after a couple months.
     
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    I grew up with it in israel, too

    Choco!


    Alright, you know you grew up in Toronto if you remember late night public television The Tom Green Show where he'd continually puncture those milk bags and spray people (usually the stage manager if I remember correctly) with them...

    I always thought milk in bags was just normal. Is this only a Canadian thing?
     
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    Btw, his technique is weak. You slam the bottom of the plastic container against the heel of one hand, thus seating the bag firmly. You also snip the edge off the back corner of the bag, to stop bag collapse and possible falling out of the container, while pouring.

    And it's been 15 years, at least, since I got milk this way.


    Wait... has no one created a pitcher with a hinged cover or a clip that attaches the corner to the pitcher's handle to make sure there's no possibility of the bag falling out?
     
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    we had that too when I was a kid... I remember the brand even has melon flavored milk.
     
  17. willpower

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    Wait... has no one created a pitcher with a hinged cover or a clip that attaches the corner to the pitcher's handle to make sure there's no possibility of the bag falling out?
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    Wait... has no one created a pitcher with a hinged cover or a clip that attaches the corner to the pitcher's handle to make sure there's no possibility of the bag falling out?

    That's like asking why clothes hangars don't have locks on them to keep them from falling off the bar spontaneously. It never happens. You can drink milk straight from the bag, almost inverting the container, and it will not fall out. I know this from experience.
     
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    That's like asking why clothes hangars don't have locks on them to keep them from falling off the bar spontaneously. It never happens. You can drink milk straight from the bag, almost inverting the container, and it will not fall out. I know this from experience.

    Well, I'd only ask if anyone had invented hanger locks if people had said their clothes have almost slid off the hanger spontaneously or have to carefully hang their clothes on the hanger to ensure they don't slip off. I've read some comments on here and on other youtube vids of the milk bag that some people have had the bag collapse and slip out.
     
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    I miss milk in a bag...it was basically all you could get when I was a kid growing up in Ottawa.
     

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