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Tom
01-15-2007, 10:07 AM
I was just talking to a friend who lives in America, and I mentioned I hate having to change the bag of milk in the refridgerator. He was really confused.. and that's because in America they don't have bags of milk, they have cartons and plastic containers. I then asked someone in England and they haven't heard of them. In Canada, everyone I know buys bags and not cartons and containers.

Can anyone confirm this? I asked like 5 Americans and one English person and they all have never seen it.. maybe we can turn this into a thread with many of these little.. country "habits". :P

http://forestpirate.net/pictures/MilkBags.jpg

JohnnyNemesis
01-15-2007, 10:09 AM
BAGS of milk? What the fuck?!

Endymion
01-15-2007, 10:10 AM
yeah, canada is the only freaky place with bags of milk.

offspring dude
01-15-2007, 10:11 AM
BAGS of milk? What the fuck?!

I can't even tell if that was sarcasm.

Yeah ive seen lots of them, i mean they're not that common in England but they do sell them, though not many people i know buy them.

In Colombia almost everyone buys bags of milk but you probably dont care about that.

the_GoDdEsS
01-15-2007, 10:13 AM
As a child I remember we had milk in glass bottles. Only one brand. Then for some time I seem to recollect bags too, but generally it's milk cartons.

Tom
01-15-2007, 10:15 AM
So it's true! Man.. I really need a life.

Mota Boy
01-15-2007, 10:20 AM
I thought this thread was going to be about boobs. :(

JohnnyNemesis
01-15-2007, 10:22 AM
I can't even tell if that was sarcasm.

It wasn't. This is the first time I've heard of milk in bags.

Zeall
01-15-2007, 10:24 AM
i've never heard of the bags either

although i do remember getting a second bottle of milk for being good in first school, those were the days....

offspring dude
01-15-2007, 10:27 AM
It wasn't. This is the first time I've heard of milk in bags.

Wow, I know they aren't that common but i thought everyone would atleast know them. So you can't actually get them in the USA?

Carton is a lot better than bags, bags are too messy, but they take off a few pence from the price so that's ok.

0r4ng3
01-15-2007, 10:29 AM
When I first saw the thread title "milk bags", I thought it was crude slang.

I've never heard of milk (or any other liquid) sold in bags. That's just weird and unpractical.

Mota Boy
01-15-2007, 10:44 AM
So you can't actually get them in the USA?Not at the grocery store. My high school used to get 'em for our cafeteria, but I thought it was just a school thing.

killer_queen
01-15-2007, 10:52 AM
As a child I remember we had milk in glass bottles. Only one brand.

Same here. They were much more delicious. Cartoons are annoying.

And milk bags... Really wtf? It's not..handy.

Tizzalicious
01-15-2007, 11:00 AM
I have never in my life seen such a thing. I can't say I very interested in milk though, so maybe I just don't pay enough attention.

HeadAroundU
01-15-2007, 11:01 AM
I don't remember glass bottles. Milk bags, clearly. Milk cartons ftw.

Overworked & Underfucked
01-15-2007, 11:22 AM
Well Tom, I live right around the corner from you (In good old Borington... oh... wait... I mean Burlington) and I am actually drinking a glass of milk as I write this, poured from a bag. You are not alone, sir.

Tom
01-15-2007, 11:42 AM
Well Tom, I live right around the corner from you (In good old Borington... oh... wait... I mean Burlington) and I am actually drinking a glass of milk as I write this, poured from a bag. You are not alone, sir.

Right on man, Burlington is so much nicer than Hamilton.. I think over the years I've built up an immunity to carbon monoxide.. our air sucks.

Tijs
01-15-2007, 11:42 AM
I have never in my life seen such a thing. I can't say I very interested in milk though, so maybe I just don't pay enough attention.I've never seen it before either, I'm quite positive we don't have it in Holland.

Nina
01-15-2007, 11:46 AM
We had milk bags for a short period of time in Germany...but I guess it didnt sell well, which I find understandable. We mainly have glass bottles and cartons. The bottles are a lot more expensive (no, not just because of the glass..the milk is expensive ;P).

wheelchairman
01-15-2007, 11:47 AM
Milk Bags? I keep getting the idea those belong in some shitty 3rd world country. Oh Canada *shakes head*

All About Eve
01-15-2007, 11:47 AM
I've only seen them once. At one of my old schools, there was a milk tap, and they had bags of milk with a little plug at the bottom to help with releasing into the cup when the thing was pulled. I was all "Wtf, milk in bags!". I don't see why they couldn't do it the way they do soft drinks, though.

T-6005
01-15-2007, 11:51 AM
I buy cartons. You have to go off-campus to get them in bags, out where the rest of Canada lives. It's too scary when they've got stuff like milk in bags.

Prox
01-15-2007, 11:55 AM
I happen to be the #1 fan of milk, and they also sell chocolate milk bags, and strawberry milk bags. Any kind of milk is absolutely delicious.

Sinister
01-15-2007, 12:05 PM
I remember we used to have bags, then all of a sudden switched to cartons. Haven't seen a bag since.

the_GoDdEsS
01-15-2007, 12:16 PM
I don't remember glass bottles.

Heathen! Light milk had a silver lid, fat milk had a purple lid. Commie milk cost two crowns! I am sure you would remember it if you saw the pictures but unfortunately I can't find any. :(

Tizzalicious
01-15-2007, 12:24 PM
So how do those things work? How do you close them? How do you pour the milk without it gushing out?

Cartons with a lid ftw. I hate those cartons that you have to "fold" open, I always have troubles with them. Too bad those are the most common ones in Holland. Cheap Aldi milk in Denmark has the ones with lids though, perrrrfect.

I remember the glass bottles too.

T-6005
01-15-2007, 12:27 PM
So how do those things work? How do you close them? How do you pour the milk without it gushing out?

Cartons with a lid ftw. I hate those cartons that you have to "fold" open, I always have troubles with them. Too bad those are the most common ones in Holland. Cheap Aldi milk in Denmark has the ones with lids though, perrrrfect.

I remember the glass bottles too.
They have holders. http://static.flickr.com/51/128389322_be5f183849.jpg

Tizzalicious
01-15-2007, 12:32 PM
Wow. That's just pointless, they might aswell put it in a plastic thing right away.

T-6005
01-15-2007, 12:37 PM
Bags are cheaper than cartons, and you only have to buy the holder once. You replace the bags in it.

HeadAroundU
01-15-2007, 01:31 PM
So how do those things work? How do you close them? How do you pour the milk without it gushing out?
ho ho ho, you have no luxury with a bag milk. You are supposed to use it right away when it's open. Gushing, lolz, reminded me of a woman ejaculation, well, you are not supposed to be clumsy, use a big pot. Never knew about holders...

Heathen! Light milk had a silver lid, fat milk had a purple lid. Commie milk cost two crowns! I am sure you would remember it if you saw the pictures but unfortunately I can't find any. :(
Heathen, it hurts my heart. :( :(
Commie everything cost 2 crowns.
I'm affraid I wouldn't remember.
Silver, purple lid...never knew...
Find, please! :(
*notice the Fletch posting style*

the_GoDdEsS
01-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Heathen, it hurts my heart. :( :(
Commie everything cost 2 crowns.
I'm affraid I wouldn't remember.
Silver, purple lid...never knew...
Find, please! :(
*notice the Fletch posting style*

Haha, wtf is with that style? I don't think it's in that socialism gallery :( like our beloved Zora nougat. Bleh.

F@ BANKZ
01-15-2007, 01:46 PM
Fuck milk bags, shit that's just wrong: how's it meant to be fresh. W.T.F!


I happen to be the #1 fan of milk, and they also sell chocolate milk bags, and strawberry milk bags. Any kind of milk is absolutely delicious.

SHIT!

Here we have the jolly old milkman bring out milk fresh daily, if we run low on supply we toddle off to the corner shop and purchase a carton. BUT BAGS!!!

Overworked & Underfucked
01-15-2007, 01:58 PM
Right on man, Burlington is so much nicer than Hamilton.. I think over the years I've built up an immunity to carbon monoxide.. our air sucks.

Yeah... Hamilton smells bad. Literally... I don't like it. Plus, a few weeks ago I got caught with one of those red light cameras... $180 ticket. Stupid fuckin Hamilton.

Endymion
01-15-2007, 02:37 PM
it's worse than buying cereal in a bag.

Camilamazed
01-15-2007, 09:15 PM
It used to be like this in Brazil a loooooooong time ago. Now we buy milk in cartons.

=]

Paint_It_Black
01-16-2007, 12:18 AM
BAGS of milk? What the fuck?!

What he said.

Milk in glass bottles was amazing. Real fucking milk in real fucking bottles.

My brother was a milkman for a while. He drove around in a gay little truck delivering milk. I kinda miss the quaint old days, and living in a village.

SkunkIt
01-16-2007, 12:43 AM
I remember milk bags, the last time I used one, I was ten and I hated them, cause sometimes they slipped out and you had to hold them in place while they held your milk. When I came to the USA I said, "Why is this milk in a jug?"

I prefer milk jugs, because you don't have to put them in a pitcher, they're easier to hold and easier to control.

khaaaaan
01-16-2007, 05:37 AM
This time last year I was in Canada and I loled when I saw the bag of milk at the grocery store. Then I stopped lolling and bought a carton of milk instead...

Sunny
01-16-2007, 05:54 AM
some korean people i know refer to the breasts as "milkbox", so i thought this thread was about bewbiez.

*disappointed*

*leaves*

nieh
01-16-2007, 06:50 AM
The only milk I've ever had comes in either a carton or a plastic jug thing. The rest of you are just weirdos. Do you have to cut it to open it or is one end that's made for tearing? It seems like it would be way too easy to screw up and have the milk shoot out at you or spill all over the place if you had to cut it open.

Zeall
01-16-2007, 06:55 AM
My guess would be that you buy the bags much cheaper than in bottles/cartons (easier to recycle too) and then just cut it open into a coverable jug and leave in the fridge as normal

btw, i'm not sure how it works elsewhere, but in England we have our milk delivered to us every morning in bottles

darea
01-16-2007, 07:04 AM
I have never seen milk bags, I guess you don't get any in france... and I dont like milk much anyway... we get milk in cartons and bottles... milk bags must be too messy

the_offsprings_monkey
01-16-2007, 07:35 AM
At my house we get a fresh Glass pint bottle everyday apart from Weekends, and if that runs out all we have to do is nip to the local Co-op.

0r4ng3
01-16-2007, 11:36 AM
some korean people i know refer to the breasts as "milkbox", so i thought this thread was about bewbiez.

*disappointed*

*leaves*
Milkbox? That's hilarious.

I thought the same thing of this thread too, but no one picked up on that.

*also disappointed, leaves*

calichix
01-16-2007, 01:42 PM
milk bags es chichis, sir.

Paint_It_Black
01-16-2007, 01:57 PM
I thought the same thing of this thread too, but no one picked up on that.

So? ****** did it first. After three people make the same joke it really starts to get old.

0r4ng3
01-16-2007, 08:42 PM
*Looks back a few posts*

Oh shit, he did. How did I miss that? The joke doesn't get old the third time if no one notices it the first two times.

Llamas
01-16-2007, 08:57 PM
I've only seen them once. At one of my old schools, there was a milk tap, and they had bags of milk with a little plug at the bottom to help with releasing into the cup when the thing was pulled. I was all "Wtf, milk in bags!". I don't see why they couldn't do it the way they do soft drinks, though.
They can't do it like soft drinks because they're completely different machines. Soft drink machines don't have to keep the liquid refrigerated in the machine, and you have a vat of carbonated water and a thing of flavored syrup... when you push the button, they get forced out together so they mix. With milk, it has to stay refrigerated in the machine, so the machine is a lot more expensive. When you hit the lever, the milk just flows out instead of being forced. If it was forced, it would get all bubbly and foamy. In short, the machines are really different, so the method of putting drinks in it is different. Also, if they just poured the milk in, they'd have to actually wash out the inside EVERY SINGLE DAY, because otherwise the milk would spoil inside and it would be disgusting.


it's worse than buying cereal in a bag.
Way worse. Cereal in bags is awesome!


The only milk I've ever had comes in either a carton or a plastic jug thing. The rest of you are just weirdos. Do you have to cut it to open it or is one end that's made for tearing? It seems like it would be way too easy to screw up and have the milk shoot out at you or spill all over the place if you had to cut it open.
Milkjugs ftw! I wish half gallons came in jugs, because cartons suck.
http://www.changesrecyclingcentre.com/images/products/dairyland_milk.jpg
I think the US is the only place that has jugs, because we're the only place that uses gallons. Lame.

I've never had milk delivered in glass bottles. Fuck America! Since I was born, you go to the grocery store and pick up a two pack of milk in the plastic jug.

Jebus
01-16-2007, 09:08 PM
Never has there been milk cartons in my fridge. I guess cartons aren't enough for a family of four since my parents have always bought jugs. Both cartons and bags are strange concepts to me, except for the small milk cartons back in public school. Oh, and my mom recently started working in a elementary school and brought back a few small bags of chocolate milk. I've had never seen anything like it. I couldn't for the love of god figure out how anyone could drink out of those. I just ended up pouring the milk into a cup.

T-6005
01-16-2007, 09:09 PM
I think the US is the only place that has jugs, because we're the only place that uses gallons. Lame.
Taiwan had jugs. 2L jugs.

I don't know - I enjoy the milk. I don't particularly care what it comes in.

Italia311
01-16-2007, 09:10 PM
Can get those milk jugs at Tops...never stops...saving you more. I buy cartons...1L cartons...as I despise milk..unless it is in a milkshake...Special K or...thats pretty much it...The bags though..taste better than the carton...I am un-decided on the jugs from Tops...

Llamas
01-16-2007, 09:33 PM
Taiwan had jugs. 2L jugs.

I don't know - I enjoy the milk. I don't particularly care what it comes in.
That's cool about the 2L jugs.

And I care what it comes in. The paper cartons I think give the milk a funny taste.

Oh and who's had powdered milk? sick.

SkunkIt
01-16-2007, 10:07 PM
The only milk I've ever had comes in either a carton or a plastic jug thing. The rest of you are just weirdos. Do you have to cut it to open it or is one end that's made for tearing? It seems like it would be way too easy to screw up and have the milk shoot out at you or spill all over the place if you had to cut it open.

After you put it in the special milk bag pitcher, you cut open a small corner with a knife or scissors.

JohnnyNemesis
01-16-2007, 10:27 PM
Oh and who's had powdered milk? sick.

Fuckin' gross! My Mom actually EATS that stuff. The powder!

She said that she got into it when she was pregnant a long time ago. One of them weird cravings and shit. Now every now and then she'll eat a box. Fucking narsty.

Tizzalicious
01-17-2007, 02:27 AM
Milkjugs ftw! I wish half gallons came in jugs, because cartons suck.
http://www.changesrecyclingcentre.com/images/products/dairyland_milk.jpg
I think the US is the only place that has jugs, because we're the only place that uses gallons. Lame.



They have those in England too, and you can get them in Holland aswell, they aren't that common though.

Sunny
01-17-2007, 03:14 AM
So? Mota Boy did it first. After three people make the same joke it really starts to get old.


uh, i thought it was more of an observation, not so much a joke.

whatever.


and 0r4ng3, "milkbox" is pretty sweet. especially if its always singular, as in "american girls have bigger milkbox" (actual quote).

Mota Boy
01-17-2007, 09:06 AM
Taiwan had jugs. 2L jugs.Were they readily available? It was difficult to track down milk on the mainland. They'd sell unrefrigerated milk boxes in convenience stores, however. I never got up the balls to try it, or the pickled chicken's feet.

Thank god Baskin Robins is colonizing the country, so I could get my milkshake fix.

T-6005
01-17-2007, 10:04 AM
Were they readily available? It was difficult to track down milk on the mainland. They'd sell unrefrigerated milk boxes in convenience stores, however. I never got up the balls to try it, or the pickled chicken's feet.
Yeah, they were pretty easy to come by. Although it could be that we just knew where to shop for what we wanted a few years in.

The things you found in convenience stores there were pretty off-putting. Mostly the eggs forever in a pot in every convenience store, I found.

Paint_It_Black
01-17-2007, 04:31 PM
uh, i thought it was more of an observation, not so much a joke.

whatever.

Don't take offense, I was just messing with Jesse.

Apathy
01-17-2007, 04:45 PM
Milkjugs ftw! I wish half gallons came in jugs, because cartons suck.


They Do?
You live in my area, and they are available at every single gas station and grocery store that I've ever been to in this state.

http://www.kemps.com/uploadedImages/Products/Product_Details/Milk/HG_Sel_1Mlk_LG.jpg

Llamas
01-18-2007, 12:03 AM
They Do?
You live in my area, and they are available at every single gas station and grocery store that I've ever been to in this state.
*are from

Not "live in". :P I don't think they sell them like that here, but maybe I do remember seeing them now that I think about it.