Monday, 30 May 2011

Milk Maid Monday?

I was intrigued to discover recently, that milk can be bought in bags, delivered by my milkman, same as bottles. So I decided this morning to take a photo of this strange phenomenon. The plastic jug is totally recyclable - though not too sure about the milk bag- can't take it out to read the small print, now I've put it in place.

Thing is, it was the wonderfully clean, drip-less-pouring-out ability of this cunning contraption that made me want to praise it to the skies today. Let's face it, milk cartons can be a disaster, and even glass milk bottles often let a wayward trickle ooze down their curvaceous sides.

But not this. It pours as clean a whistle, and there's a cap to close at once before placing the jug back in the fridge door. What a joy to find an article that exactly does the job it was intended to do!

19 comments:

Dave King said...

I'd never really seen you as a bag lady before. You're full of surprises!

jabblog said...

So, do you get a new jug with every bag of milk? Interesting idea. I buy milk in plastic containers and they seem to pour quite adequately. I agree, the cartons are a pain, though.

Jinksy said...

No, Jabblog - the milk never touches the jug – only the pouring spout, which you wash an re-use.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I don't think this modern phenomenon has reached up here into the sticks yet Jinksy. Sounds like a good idea though.

Anonymous said...

You could always buy milk like this in Spain , where it was the cheapest fresh milk available , but your nifty jug-thingy looks more streamlined than the old ones .
I'd be happy to use it again . Less to throw away ( though , is it more "green" ? ).
smitoniusandsonata

Anvilcloud said...

We've had milk in bags for ages, but our containers aren't as high tech.

Cynthia L. H. said...

It's interesting to see nifty every-day items in other places of the world! ;^)

Christine H. said...

I got stuck on the part about 'delivered by my milkman.' It put me into a sentimental mood, remembering when, long ago, we had milk, eggs, and orange juice delivered by a milkman. No more milkmen in sight...perhaps it's a new career possibility for me!

Maggie May said...

Now that was a good invention. Someone obviously made a bit of money out of that idea!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Lyn said...

Penny - I've never seen such a thing but it intrigues me ... we get our milk in full on 1 litre bags (three in a big bag) and they can be messy. I love that you have a milkman!

geraldine snape said...

well blow me down...you're as happy as the cat that got the cream...love it!

Hilary said...

I see that AC has beat me to that remark. Ours have indeed been in use for decades (though we also have milk in cartons and jugs). We buy it 3 litres at a time.. 3 bags and just use an open pitcher to set it in. Snip off the corner and it's good to go.

Pearl said...

Sometimes things really DO get easier!

Pearl

James Rainsford said...

You really must compose a poem in praise of this incredible milk jug. It would be an amusing ode to human ingenuity.

Suldog said...

When I was younger, and milkmen were still common in Boston, we used to have a 2.5 gallon container of milk delivered to our house each week. It had a pull-out spout. You;d place you glass under the spout, pull it out, fill your glass, then push the spout back in. Wonderful thing, similar in efficiency to your bag, I think.

Vagabonde said...

The only time I saw milkmen was when I went to school in England. I had not seen them in France or in the States and did not think you still had them. But as your picture shows they deliver state of the art bags – we still have the old containers and bottles here.

TALON said...

Here in Ontario, Canada, we've had bagged milk for decades. We're so used to it, that buying it in a jug or a carton seems strange. I was just thinking the other day that I've had the same bag holding jug for over 15 years. It is nice and tidy (except for the odd time one of the bags has a leak).

Dave said...

Selling milk in plastic bags has not arrived here in NZ yet. But if your recommendation is good I hope that we get it one day. - Dave

Carolina said...

Never seen such a nifty thing in the Netherlands (yet). I go shopping once a week, sometimes twice, so need to buy milk (cartons) in 'bulk'. Can you store those bags in the fridge? Stack them? Or is that the flaw in the plan?