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Best store brand milk

chowser Jan 28, 2010 03:51 AM

I just tried a Giant organic brand milk and it was really bad, tasteless. I rarely buy milk from conventional store but do it out of convenience. What is your favorite?

  1. coney with everything Jan 28, 2010 04:11 AM

    Anything that's in a carton and not a plastic container.

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      mymomisthebestcook Jan 29, 2010 08:49 AM

      Whats wrong with a plastic container?

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        coney with everything Feb 1, 2010 04:39 AM

        To me the milk tastes off. I like the taste of milk from either a carton or a bottle, but the bottles are a PITA. Plastic containers seem to impart a chemical flavor but YMMV

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      small h Jan 28, 2010 04:39 AM

      Mountainside Farms. It's not organic, but it is advertised as "no hormones, no antibiotics," and also "ultrapure," whatever that means. It stays fresh for a long time, and it's cheaper than Horizon or Stonyfield.

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        joth68 Jan 28, 2010 01:45 PM

        Hood, Garelick Farms, Oakhurst

        (Might not be able to find these outside of New England)

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          feelinpeckish Jan 31, 2010 09:21 AM

          re: joth68
          Hood and Gerelick Farms are familiar here in the Capial District of NY and are good. Also the Stewart products are of equal quality and consistantly so., Stewart being a regional neighborhood sort of store. Dairy is their strong point from my point of view though now gasoline pumps get the focus.

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          LadyCook61 Jan 30, 2010 07:10 AM

          I've had milk that tasted like dirt.

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            Babyducks Feb 1, 2010 05:56 AM

            I don't drink milk, however, my family only likes Safeway brand.

            1. HD MM Feb 1, 2010 07:53 AM

              Usually a trusting source from a local dairy farm is the way to go.

              Here in Ohio, we have Hertzler's and Snowville Creamery. Both can be found at our local Whole Food's.

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                TomSwift Feb 1, 2010 10:11 AM

                Based on a cmbination of price and taste, my favorite store brand is Trader Joe's. It's not the best tasting milk but it's way cheaper than brands from the major chains (which don't taste all that great to begin with). It's certainly not on a par with locally produced milk in bottles. You must check the expiration date, though.

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