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Topic: Milk

Milkman on Fri 19-Oct-2018 | 18:07PM

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andsome on Mon 12-Nov-2018 | 10:39AM
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We drink a lot of it. Cereals in the morning. Copious cups of tea and Horlicks at night. ::)
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Snowqueen on Mon 12-Nov-2018 | 12:14PM
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I love Milk
Me too, on cereals and by the glassful. Maybe the odd milky coffee . I consider it  a food  I d find difficult to  be without hence I have it delivered to my door .
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GrannyJ on Mon 12-Nov-2018 | 19:40PM
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I couldn't drink milk by the glass, but do have it on cereal and a small amount in coffee. I have black tea, as far as I'm concerned tea is revolting with milk.
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aron on Mon 12-Nov-2018 | 22:42PM
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I love milk ! The creamier and colder, the better.  I like to buy the Jersey stuff now and then.. I could drink it by the pint, but have to stop after half, and leave some for coffee, which I like milky and strong.

Years ago when I was deluded into thinking that skimmed stuff was better for you, husband decided rather than put the stuff in his coffee ( why bother - the coffee stayed brown ) he went without.

I got wise and stopped using that wishy washy stuff, and wouldn't buy anything else but full cream now.
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Lila1410 on Tue 13-Nov-2018 | 06:34AM
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I do usually have skimmed milk, in tea, coffee and on cereal, I don't drink it on its own.

I do buy milk products, cheese, yogurt, rice pud sometimes.
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GrannyJ on Tue 13-Nov-2018 | 13:12PM
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I always use skimmed milk, I much prefer it, but I'm happy to have semi skimmed occasionally.
I do love cream on puds  though
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aron on Tue 13-Nov-2018 | 21:12PM
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When I was young. I used to try and get the top of the milk first, before anyone else had a chance.  I was always told to shake the bottle first ( but never did if I could help it !)
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Silvermist on Tue 13-Nov-2018 | 21:51PM
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I remember buying a little round rubber gadget which had a tube going through it.  The longer end in the middle went in the top of the bottle (you pulled it down to where the cream ended) and the other end came out of the side.  I can't remember how it worked, squeezed I think, but it then siphoned out the top of the milk which I then used on desserts etc.

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Gillian on Tue 13-Nov-2018 | 21:57PM
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I remember that Silvermist.

I only use full fat milk for milk puddings.   I prefer semi skimmed in tea and coffee and I prefer skimmed if I drink it.
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Lila1410 on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 06:30AM
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Oh we would never have been allowed to take the cream, my mother poured it off into a separate jug, for puddings etc.

I remember when the bluetits first learned to peck through the lids so my mother got a box for the milkman to put the bottles in if she wasn't at the door when they arrived.

Nowadays all the milk I see seems to be homogenised, so if you want cream you have to buy it separately.

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NEGal on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 06:36AM
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I do remember the frozen milk when young at the door when delivered.
I am fine with semi skimmed milk now though buy at a store.
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Lila1410 on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 06:42AM
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Yes, and children putting their bottles on the radiators to thaw out.

(I freeze it now deliberately as I've started getting it delivered weekly to save such frequent trips to the Co-op, as the stuff in the local shop isn't reliably fresh.)
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magellan on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 07:34AM
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I miss my 1/3 pint daily dose bottle from school days, stolen from us by that nasty lady who became future PM.

However, I must admit the classroom often stank of stale stuff especially in winter days.
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NEGal on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 07:41AM
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Were you ever a milk monitor Mag.  ;)
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Lila1410 on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 07:44AM
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I'd already left school before that nasty lady appeared on our horizons. My milk-drinking days were long over.

I don't know how much the loss of that milk affected the younger ones, it coincided with the gradually increase of so many unhealthy habits.

(I managed to avoid the doubtful honour of being a milk monitor.)
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NEGal on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 07:56AM
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I do appreciate that lady enabled me to buy my house.

So thinks we just stick to milk.  :)
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Furryanimal on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 08:35AM
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Only a bit on cereal for me.If I drank it it would cause me stomach cramps.

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magellan on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 09:47AM
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Were you ever a milk monitor Mag.  ;)

Yes, and it carried perks. You could finish off all the unclaimed bottles left in the crate.
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NEGal on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 13:36PM
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Better than being the ink monitor.
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magellan on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 13:43PM
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cass on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 14:47PM
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Not keen on milk, at home I have a small amount of Semi skimmed in Coffee and on cereal. I remember the small milk bottles at School, probably a third of a pint. I was thankful when the Blessed Margaret stopped us poor children from having to waste it by pouring it away. :bravo:
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Hotton on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 16:40PM
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I remember at senior school the milk was left in crates in the playground. In the winter you could have as many bottles as you liked but had to be quick in the Summer.
I now have skimmed milk but also Alpro,especially the Dark chocolate one.
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Lila1410 on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 17:25PM
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I'm sure ours was never left outside. But I wonder who distributed the crates to the classrooms? Too heavy for a milk monitor or even two. I think at senior school we took a bottle each on our way out, and put the empties back as we came back in after break. I certainly wouldn't have wanted more than one bottle. I can't remember anyone having more than one, or anyone pouring it out. 
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magellan on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 17:27PM
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Ah well, boys are a bit more competitive, we used to have drinking contests to see who could down the most number during break. It gave a good excuse to hold your hand up during a boring class and ask to be excused for toilet.
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aron on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 19:28PM
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I don't know why I remember this but I still have a picture in my head of our teacher in primary school, using a pair of scissors, partly opened, and going all around the crate of milk bottles, cutting a gouge in each one to let the straw through, then the straws were pushed in and we all helped ourselves..I loved it when there were bottles over, as some children never liked milk. ( couldn't understand that!)

Our crates were carried inside by Mr Barber, the school handyman, and we always drank the milk inside at break time. Ah, happy days..I loved the orange juice too, but not the cod liver oil we were given.

Milk. I love the stuff. But only the proper stuff.
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magellan on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 20:52PM
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Drinking through straws? Cissy stuff. Never happened at my boys' school.
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aron on Wed 14-Nov-2018 | 21:00PM
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Hah !   Tough little kid.
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Lila1410 on Thu 15-Nov-2018 | 06:22AM
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I don't know why I remember this but I still have a picture in my head of our teacher in primary school, using a pair of scissors, partly opened, and going all around the crate of milk bottles, cutting a gouge in each one to let the straw through, then the straws were pushed in and we all helped ourselves..I loved it when there were bottles over, as some children never liked milk. ( couldn't understand that!)

Our crates were carried inside by Mr Barber, the school handyman, and we always drank the milk inside at break time. Ah, happy days..I loved the orange juice too, but not the cod liver oil we were given.

Milk. I love the stuff. But only the proper stuff.

Yes, of course there must have been a handyman who carried crates round, I can't remember seeing it done but it would have been during lessons. Heavy job, 16 classes at junior school. I can't remember anyone making holes in the bottle tops for us. I do remember the flavoured straws some children brought from home to make the milk taste of chocolate or strawberry. My mother of course would not buy those.

There were a few children who couldn't drink milk or eat custard etc. They had to have a note from the doctor (and teachers would know the doctors, you couldn't fake that). You weren't allowed just to "not like" things!

We had cod liver oil and malt, and orange stuff, at home. I don't know what was in the orange stuff we were given in a spoon. But that was only when we were very small. We drank squash, not juice, very diluted.
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Gillian on Sun 18-Nov-2018 | 16:52PM
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Only a bit on cereal for me.If I drank it it would cause me stomach cramps.

Are you milk intolerant?   It seems that you can have a little milk.   Can you have milk in cakes or chocolate?   My young granddaughter is milk intolerant.   It is hoped that she will improve as she gets older.

Cats often are milk intolerant.  ;)
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magellan on Sun 18-Nov-2018 | 19:32PM
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Is it milk per se, or lactose? You can get lactose free milk these days.
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Gillian on Sun 18-Nov-2018 | 19:37PM
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I think it is milk protein.
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Katyblue on Tue 04-Dec-2018 | 20:20PM
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My sister had that problem and now has almond or soya milk.

At my first school there were big solid fuel stoves (Tortoise? and the milk crate was put near them to thaw out, Sometimes the ice had pushed up the cardboard tops about half an inch. we used the tops, which had a round punchhole, to make bobbles.


We still have a milkman who delivers Monday,Wednesday and Friday to the door in bottles.





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Lila1410 on Wed 05-Dec-2018 | 06:38AM
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Fresh? and at reliable times for people who have to go to work?

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Yes fresh. No-one here goes to work.
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Beppy on Wed 05-Dec-2018 | 15:32PM
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We still have a milkman who delivers to us three times a week.
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aron on Fri 07-Dec-2018 | 17:52PM
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When I cancelled my milkman, oh, 45 years ago-ish.. I remember him saying to me 'You Ratbag !' !!!
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None round here. I did have one 20 something years ago but he was too unreliable.

I get it delivered once a week now (with my veg box), and put most of it in the freezer. More expensive, but I think it's worth the hassle.
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Hotton on Sat 08-Dec-2018 | 08:20AM
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We had milk delivered for at least 40 years on a daily basis. They then changed to 3 times a week. We stopped several years ago-can't remember why.
Now buy a Litre every Saturday when home at Sansbury's.
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I was unfortunate enough to have been milk monitor and ink monitor. 
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Marion on Sun 10-Oct-2021 | 17:56PM
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I remember when we used to get it at school, and in the winter we had frozen milk, but those were the days
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aron on Sun 10-Oct-2021 | 18:13PM
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 I got a bottle is Guernsey Full Fat in my Tesco Click and Collect order..When I got home I just had to drink half the bottle ( pint bottle )  So creamy and cold and good.  Nectar of the Gods !
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I appreciate my milkman so much and I'm pleased I have never stopped my deliveries. I'm unable to leave the house at the moment as I need to be with my husband so those bottles of delivered milk are a godsend at the moment.
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I remember when we used to get it at school, and in the winter we had frozen milk, but those were the days

I expect most of us remember. I think we took it for granted then, didn't know we were lucky.
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I expect most of us remember. I think we took it for granted then, didn't know we were lucky.

Lucky?

I've always hated  fresh milk and refused to drink the milk we got at school. Of course there were children who liked it, so it was usually easy enough to get rid of it without having to resort to pouring it down the drain. Some of them might also have needed it because they weren't adequately fed at home, but I don't think there were many of those even in a school with a large slum area in its catchment area.

Milk in tea or on cereal or in custard etc is a different matter. But it's definitely one of those things that needs disguising!
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Well, my mother told us we were lucky, (though they'd had plenty on the farm) and others said we were lucky when Thatcher snatched it.

I know some children had notes from doctors not to have it.
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I got a bottle is Guernsey Full Fat in my Tesco Click and Collect order..When I got home I just had to drink half the bottle ( pint bottle )  So creamy and cold and good.  Nectar of the Gods !
Just came back after 2 weeks there.
Plenty of milk but not many large growers and exporters of tomatos now. Lots of locals have veg in a box outside for purchase and money in the honesty box.
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Lucky?

I've always hated  fresh milk and refused to drink the milk we got at school. Of course there were children who liked it, so it was usually easy enough to get rid of it without having to resort to pouring it down the drain. Some of them might also have needed it because they weren't adequately fed at home, but I don't think there were many of those even in a school with a large slum area in its catchment area.

Milk in tea or on cereal or in custard etc is a different matter. But it's definitely one of those things that needs disguising!
I also hated School milk, always managed to give it away to someone who liked it. These days I buy semi skimmed long life milk to have with coffee and cereal. Bliss
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Not so much Bliss for me today though.. Boo hoo, I've finished the lovely dreamy creamy fridge-cold Guernsey,  I put some in my coffee and I drank the last of what was left of it, and will be getting a pint in every order from now on.

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Not so much Bliss for me today though.. Boo hoo, I've finished the lovely dreamy creamy fridge-cold Guernsey,  I put some in my coffee and I drank the last of what was left of it, and will be getting a pint in every order from now on.

( Hope you enjoyed your holday and your Guernsey milk, Hotton )
Actually tried more of the beer than the milk!
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Woo - hoo !   good for you..
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I remember the beer in Guernsey. Flowers. When the bill came for the meal, I said: what's this, we didn't have any flowers. Good stuff.
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I remember the beer in Guernsey. Flowers. When the bill came for the meal, I said: what's this, we didn't have any flowers. Good stuff.
Not seen any Flowers beer in Guernsey but drank it in the UK. It is an old beer from the 1830's and was/is made in Stratford-on-Avon.
Liberation are the main brewers who own Butcombe in the UK. There was a micro brewery White Rock who went bust in August this year.
There is a new micro called The Little Big Brew company who make Nigel,Betty and Alen beers.
Seems they make Milk better than beer!
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Just drank half a pint of the Channel Island Milk. So creamy .
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I don't drink milk on its own, only for cereal and tea/coffee.

Abel & Cole milk tastes better than Sainsbury's. I suppose it depends how the cows are fed.
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I drink fully skimmed milk which my wife(Hardly drinks any) refers to as "coloured water".
I recently drank 2 cartons of goats Milk my daughter left after staying a while when we were recently away. Thought it was good as is the cheese.
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I don't like goat's ,milk or goat's cheese.

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I don't drink milk on its own, only for cereal and tea/coffee.

Abel & Cole milk tastes better than Sainsbury's. I suppose it depends how the cows are fed.

I can't remember the last time I ate any cereal, and as for the  taste of the milk, I suppose if you drink skimmed milk,( your wife's quite correct Hotton )... it depends on how much water the cows have drunk ?
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Abel & Cole skimmed milk is OK, if it's Sainsbury's I prefer semi-skiimmed.

I suppose they all let cows drink as much water as they want? Don't know if that'd affect the milk as most of it would be urinated anyway.
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