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Have you ever heard of shelf safe milk? I remember first seeing this type of milk when I was young but my dad vetoed us trying it. He was concerned about dangerous chemicals being added to it to make it shelf safe so that was that. Recently, I’ve started noticing it on the shelves again and this time, I decided to do my own research. I started with the video below.
Hmmm, so shelf safe milk is NOT filled with chemicals that keep it from going bad without refrigeration? Nope – It’s just what it says it is – milk. A high heat ultra pasteurization process along with the special Tetra Pak packaging makes plain old ordinary Grade A milk shelf safe – no additives or preservatives required and no refrigeration needed until after opening. One carton of shelf safe milk has 8 grams of protein and NINE essential nutrients: calcium, A, D and B12, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin and zinc.
This opens up a world of possibilities for my family! Milk is one of those staples in our home that we are constantly running out of! For so many other foods, there are non-perishable alternatives but milk has always been that one tricky item. We use it on a daily basis and yet we can’t stock up on it the way we do with other foods. Or at least, we couldn’t….until now. I’ll be able to keep a supply of milk in my pantry on hand at all times and I’ll never have to run out again!
This product is perfect for adding to the diaper bag, sending in your child’s lunchbox, adding it to your purse or picnic basket, carrying with you on a road trip or taking it camping or to the cottage. And don’t forget about adding it to your family emergency kit! Shelf safe milk gives you all the convenience of pantry staples without sacrificing any of the nutrients of refrigerated milk. A handy tip: put single serving sizes of the shelf safe milk into your freezer the night before and then add one to your child’s lunch the following morning. By lunch time it will be perfect!
You can bet that I’ll be stocking up on shelf safe milk and adding it to my pantry staples. Coming in both single serving and 32 oz. sizes makes it so practical for any situation. No more cries of “Moooooooooooooom, there’s no milk left for my cereal!” or “Sigh. We can’t make that for dinner because we’re out of milk!” No more last minute or late night runs to the store to grab some milk – because we’ll already have some on hand!
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