My son has always been a big milk drinker. From the time he weaned from nursing till today… milk is his first drink of choice. He doesn’t like chocolate milk, though. I know, strange. I’m just thrilled that I’ve never had to force, beg, plead, or bribe him to drink milk.
So, my biggest problem is making sure I always have milk on hand. But sometimes I run out of milk and it’s not always convenient to run to the store to pick some up. Not to mention when circumstances arise that keep us from being able to get out of the house.
I recently heard of Milk Unleashed. What a fabulous concept! It’s one of those things that made me think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Ah, well. At least someone did. Milk Unleashed is a shelf safe milk.
What is Shelf Safe Milk?
Shelf safe milk is a grade A fluid milk that requires no refrigeration until the package is opened, thanks to an ultra pasteurization and special Tetra Pak cartons that preserve all the wholesome goodness of milk. Now kids can get the vitamins and nutrients of milk anytime, anywhere.
I can have milk at my disposal… All. The. Time.
And no, this is not a new technology, it’s been around since the 1960s.
What’s not to love?
This got me to thinking of reasons Milk Unleashed would be beneficial. I know there’s dozens, but here are 5 benefits to shelf milk that I thought of…
It makes packing milk in your child’s lunch boxes a breeze. You don’t have to worry about it going bad before they get to open it for lunch. You can place one in the fridge the night before and/or like me use an ice pack in their lunch box to keep it cold.
We make at least three trips a year to visit my parents, not to mention vacation(s) and other day long or weekend drives where having shelf safe milk is a real plus. And if you have toddlers, this is so helpful.
Hiking and/or Picnics
We hike a lot, living near the Smoky Mountains and several lakes and parks with hiking trails. And taking milk along was just never an option. My son loves cookies and milk together, and I always take a few cookies on picnics for him — now he can enjoy his favorite treat, even on a picnic.
How many times have you wanted to make something that called for a particular ingredient like, say… milk, and you didn’t have any or not enough? It’s happened to me many times. With Milk Unleashed, you would always have milk on hand.
The Apocalypse (or Power Outages)
If you frequent my blog you know it isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned the Zombie Apocalypse or how you can tell if someone is turning into a zombie. And now with the talk of the end of the Mayan Calendar and the pending end of the world as we know it, December 21, 2012, coming up in just a few weeks, I can’t think of a better reason to have shelf safe milk!
In all seriousness, you never know when you may be without power, for a number of reasons, and having a healthy alternative to drink for your kids than just water, would be nice.
If you are stricken by a natural disaster, or just stuck at home in a blizzard with out electricity for a few days, having shelf safe milk at your disposal would sure come in handy.
I know, I know… you’re wondering, “Where can I buy shelf safe milk?” Well, you can find it exactly where the name says you can — on your grocery’s shelves! Shelf safe milk is available from several brands, but if you can’t find it, they provide a Request to Stock Form so you can give it to your local grocery store.
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