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Aug 27, 2006 06:06 AM

National Survey: any particular brands of (cow) Milk that are especially tasty, rich and fresh

or is supermarket milk all the same??

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  1. Horizon Organic. I found it to be so good that I've been able to drink 1% instead of the 2% I always drank--and I NEVER drink any other brand's 1% because I consider it too watery. Come to think about it, I never bought any other brand of milk after the first time I tried this.

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    1. re: mrsry

      I second that. And the 2% cottage cheese is the cheesiest!!

    2. Broguiere's (Montebello, CA). Well worth having to pay the $1 deposit on the glass bottle... and their chocolate milk is ridiculously good.

      Mosier's Dairy (Marshalls Creek, PA): the best chocolate milk I've ever had, hands down -- and the whole milk is just the same thing minus the chocolate. Insanely good.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        We're a VERY happy Broguiere's Household! :)


        1. re: Dommy

          Is it better than Straus? I was addicted to Straus in SF and would like to make the switch over to a more local product, but Broguiere's actually costs more!

          1. re: Pei

            I've never tried Straus... so I can't compare.... But really, we get the lower fat version and it's like drinking WHOLE milk. And when we get the whole milk, it's an ABSOLUTE treat...

            The cheapest place to get it is Whole Foods (I think they also have more of a turn around. We've gotten a couple of bottles go bad fast from Pavillions). And Bristol Farms sells it by the big size (I don't think it's a gallon, but if you are a BIG milk drinker, it's worth it... :))


        2. re: Das Ubergeek

          I too like BROGUIERE'S. I also like PAMRALAT which I drank while in Europe.

        3. I like Harmony Organic Milks, expensive so I rarely get it, but also has the best chocolate milk I've ever had... basically redescribing the comment about Mosier's Dairy.

          Referring specifically to the Ontario-based company and not the one in the states.

          1. The milk I buy is only available locally. I imagine that's true for all the best milk.

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              So... since I'm in YOUR neck of the woods...which milk do you prefer???...Strauss? Other?

              1. re: ChowFun_derek

                Straus. I mostly buy it from Trader Joe's, where it's not labeled as such. They have two organic brands; Straus is the "cream top" one. Not all stores have it.

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Really!...unlabelled!...does it come in the glass bottles? Do you recall how it is labeled?

                  1. re: ChowFun_derek

                    Its in a half gallon plastic container; red cap. (only half gallon size sold)

                    Trader Joes
                    Organic (lettering largest)
                    Cream top milk
                    (purple lettering)

                    Drawing of cows in field on label.

                    Its the only organic in the plastic bottle. All the other organics are in cartons.

                    I have only seen it in San Diego TJs

                    1. re: ChowFun_derek

                      I get it at the El Cerrito TJ's. The smaller Emeryville one doesn't stock it.

                    2. re: Robert Lauriston

                      Robert...thank you!!!
                      I just had my first glass of REAL milk, in a long LONG time!! With great taste and terrific creamy texture...I bought it as advertised at T.Joe's ..I shook it first to mix the cream into the milk and it resulted in the best milk and cookie combination...again thanks for the lead!

                2. I second the probability of local/regionally available product. In the Chicago area the product is Oberweis. I am near the original location and I am drinking milk that was grass a few days ago. It is so good that I drink the skim milk because it is richer than any 2% I have ever had. They also pay their milk producers extra not to use BHG. I have converted my whole family-my mom finds she can drink it but gets an upset stomach from other milks.