Milk Unleashed is shelf safe milk that makes it easy for moms to provide real milk to their children anytime, anywhere, without restrictions of refrigeration.
When I was younger, I worked in a pretty well known coffee shop. In the little refrigeration area that I could not see or reach from behind the bar, we sold these little cartons of white and chocolate milk. We constantly sold out of them and I knew one day, I would have a little one that would also beg me to buy them the hand size carton over a poured glass. What never hit me was the fact that these little containers of milk arrived warm, off the truck, without refrigeration! I bet you’ve seen these sold on the shelves at your local grocery store, far away from the gallon milk, near the juice boxes? See, there it is, your own a-ha moment too!
Shelf Stable Milk or Ultra High Temperature milk (UHT) is not new, in fact, this type of milk has been around since the 1960’s. It’s widely popular in Europe as well as in other parts of the world where there is are less than ideal chilled distribution chains or are pron to power outages. Raw milk is flash-heated at a higher temperature to eliminate bacteria and then put into Tetra Pak shelf safe cartons. These cartons were created in 1951 and keep the milk safe from air, light, and other contaminates. This means the milk requires no refrigeration or preservatives for six to nine months. Once the package is open, it will need to be refrigerated.
We’ve been a fan of Shelf Stable Milk since Sonshine started drinking cow’s milk. It’s completely convenient. I can toss one or two boxes into my diaper bag or purse and not have to worry about a spoiled, smelly mess if he doesn’t get around to drinking the box. When he is thirsty, I have a single serve carton of calcium and protein at my fingertips! The single serve boxes also allow a sense of independence for a three year since they can easily stick a straw into a box and go about, instead of spilling a heavy gallon of milk on a table! And I never have to worry if the milk is spoiled. I’ve had an aversion to the smell ever since I was pregnant, so it always smells off to me. But, the UHT milk is shelf stable for six to nine months! I know for a fact that it’ll never make it that long in this house!
Mom’s love UHT milk too! I haven’t had strawberry milk in years and it was always my favorite treat as a child. The single serve cartons help control portion size for us big kids looking to shed a few pounds this new year! There are many different companies now offering Shelf Stable Milk. We were able to try out Hershey’s, Horizon Organic, Organic Valley, and LALA. All of them are delicious! My little guy is partial to the Horizon Organic and I really enjoyed the Organic Valley. In chocolate, for both of us. Both flavored and unflavored milks are packed with the same nutrients, vitamins, protein, and calcium that growing and grown up bodies need. In fact, each 8 oz pak has 8 grams of protein and 9 essential nutrients, about half of the daily recommended vitamins – which includes your kid’s favorite flavored milk!
|Spoil me, not my milk!|
Today, January 11th, is National Milk Day! It was designated when milk started arriving in sterilized glass bottles in 1878 instead of being scooped (yes, scooped from a truck) daily! We’ve come a long way in those 135 years in the way milk is served. To celebrate, why not grab a package or two of some Shelf Stable Milk to keep in your pantry, purse, or even car. Any time, any where, your milk is now unleashed!
You can find a retailer near you here that offers Shelf Stable Milk