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Dan G Aug 5, 2010 07:21 AM

anyone know where you can buy milk in glass bottles in Edmonton?

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    Bob Mac RE: Dan G Aug 5, 2010 07:42 AM

    Dan G:

    I think the last place I saw them was at the Sunterra location in the Lendrum Shopping Centre...that having been said, it may have been back when it was still Colonial.

    Milk in glass bottles are one of those "blasts from the past" that register when you do see them but perhaps it is my oncoming altzheimer that prevents me from recalling where specifically I spied them.

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      cleopatra999 RE: Bob Mac Aug 5, 2010 08:04 AM

      Planet Organic used to carry Avalon organic in glass bottles, you pay a deposit and get it back when you return the bottle. I don't remember when I last saw them there, but I also have not looked. I do recall the chocolate milk being sooooo tasty though!!

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        Dan G RE: cleopatra999 Aug 5, 2010 09:13 AM

        Thanks, I'll look at Planet Organic. I was at a very interesting event at Bin 104 last night - a coffee and wine tasting where Morris from the Bin and Paul from Transcend presented some wines and coffees and talked about similarities not in the actual items tasted but in wine and coffee as commodities in general, the complexities, etc...One of the barristas from Transcend was also there and I heard him mention to someone how he prefers bottled milk as it is more consistent and that milk in cartons and plastic can be affected by the container. Wasn't lucid enough to actually think about it in depth until this morning though...

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          maplesugar RE: Dan G Aug 6, 2010 08:11 AM

          I wonder if the quality of milk in glass versus paper/plastic is more to do with the production chain than the container? Milk in glass bottles comes from Avalon - one dairy, a big enough operation but one single producer. Conventionally produced milk from Dairyland and others comes from many producers - many cows in many different fields, grazing on different grasses maybe? This would yield a slightly(reeeally slightly) less consistent product.

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            Dan G RE: maplesugar Aug 7, 2010 07:23 AM

            Possibly. I know that occasionally I notice a strange grassy flavor in dairyland milk. Not often, and it isn't a bad flavor just different.

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          livetocook RE: cleopatra999 Aug 7, 2010 07:03 AM

          Yes, that chocolate milk was oh so good. I go there about twice a month and I too, have no idea if they still have them. I would say yes, but, now I'm not 100% sure.

          I go there for super yummy 11% MF Greek Style yogurt. Stupidly high in MF but, soo creamy. It's really for my little one but, sometimes I sneak a spoonful for myself or we use it to make a great sauce. :)

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