Anyone here notice a difference in how long plastic milk gallon jugs keep milk fresh versus cardboard half-gallon cartons? I just bought the latter and I swear it’s been fresh for two weeks now. Or at least it neither smells nor tastes funny. Usually it seems that it starts to go bad after maybe a week after you open it, regardless of the expiration date. Anyone else noticed anything like this?

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3 Responses to Milk Jugs

  1. Webmaster says:

    Milk does not do well when exposed to sunlight or fluorescent lighting – it causes oxidation and vitamin A degradation. Plastic containers (or worse, alas, the glass jugs Promised Land milk ships in) don’t protect the milk the way the cardboard containers do.

    See also:
    Article on the matter.

  2. Bob V says:

    Based on the last e-mail trumwill sent to me I thought this post was going to be about something different.

  3. trumwill says:

    That’s an absolutely fantastic link, Web. Thanks a lot!

    Sorry to disappoint, Bob!

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