January 11, 2013

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Milk Day is January 11 - an interesting history

Imagine having milk delivered to your house via horse-drawn carts carrying large metal containers filled with milk. The driver would scoop some into your pitcher or jar, right there in the street. It was not refrigerated, so daily deliveries were necessary. Not the most sanitary system.

So, when milk started being delivered in sterilized glass bottles in 1878 – that was big news! National Milk Day was established on January 11 to commemorate this event.

Fast forward to today. Chilled milk is widely available – but not without restrictions. It needs to staychilled, so it’s not as easy to take on the go. The answer – shelf safe, Grade A milk that doesn’t require refrigeration until it’s opened (no preservatives added). Single-serving milk boxes – similar to juice boxes – can be stored in the pantry for up to six months without refrigeration. We call it Milk Unleashed.

More and more brands are offering handy single-serving cartons. It’s a convenient and healthy snack anytime, anywhere. While it’s fun to look back at the history of milk delivery…shelf safe cartons are the way to go!

Check them out at www.MilkUnleashed.com –an educational campaign about shelf safe milk.


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