I keep thinking at some point soon life has got to slow down! How can this fast past go, go, go lifestyle keep going 12 months of the year? There has to be a point where the hectic pace of life slows down and a state of near boredom sets in right? Wrong. With a Hubby who works a ridiculous number of hours and two girls in school, camps and sports life just keeps speeding along. Add vacation time in there and we are one busy family. Just like the rest of the world! This is why when I was introduced to Shelf Safe Milk, part of the Milk Unleashed program, I thought, why not? Let’s see what this product is really all about! I can always use extra help when it comes to healthy snacks and drinks for my kids, especially when we are on the go!
So what is this product?
What does it look like and how is it different then other milk products?
Shelf safe milk is real Grade A milk that doesn’t require refrigeration until it’s opened (no preservatives added). Single-serving cartons can be stored in the cupboard for up to six months without refrigeration. Perfect to keep on hand at the cottage so you don’t run out of milk all summer!
It’s a convenient and healthy way to get the nutrition from calcium-rich milk on car trips, while camping and at the park. Freeze a few cartons the night before and toss into a sports bag, picnic basket or cooler, and it will be the right temperature when you’re ready to enjoy it. If your family doesn’t drink it all during the trip…just take it home and put it back in the cupboard.
Did my kids like it?
Yup. They did say it tasted a little different, but when really cold, or added to cooking they didn’t even notice a difference from our regular milk purchase.
Is this a new product?
Not so much!
Did we really have a use for this milk product?
Absolutely! I sent my youngest with a Tetra Pak to Dance Camp. Just chilled and popped it in her lunch box. Excellent timing as this unprepared Mama did not have many healthy lunch supplies on hand!
I also took some Shelf Safe Milk along on a recent family trip to Blue Mountain. We had a hotel room with a full kitchen. By thinking ahead and throwing some milk into my grocery bag with some pasta I was able to create a quick lunch for my kiddos thanks to this safe Grade A milk! It was the perfect solution!
So where can you find shelf safe milk?
In stores it seems most prefer to take advantage of the fact that this product doesn’t need refrigeration and put it on a shelf. Take a peek near the baking goods, juices, baby/toddler milk, or in the cereal and canned and powered milk sections.
So what do you think? Would you give this milk a try? Can you see yourself keeping some on hand “just in case” or add it to school lunches or picnics?