This post is sponsored by Milk Unleashed and The Motherhood. As usual, all opinions are my own.
Every week I get pitched things that are just a bad fit for my blog. Other times I just feel like I have too many sponsored posts in the hopper and can’t take any more on. But sometimes I say yes not completely knowing if it is a good fit for my blog, but simply because it is a topic I really want to know more about.
Such was the case with shelf safe milk. Truth be told I was a little weirded out by the thought of milk that didn’t need to be refrigerated. But the wise hubby told me to get over myself since that is how many parts of the world get their milk. He urged me to take the campaign and learn more about it.
So imagine my surprise when I discovered that my kids had actually had shelf safe milk. Many times. I bet your kids have too, but it was likely served cold so you didn’t even know Did you know that Panera and Chipotle both serve them with their kid’s meals? Two of our favorite fast food restaurants!
Last week I took part in a webinar where I learned all about shelf safe milk and was truly surprised about what I learned.
- Shelf safe milk comes from the same cows that supply the refrigerated milk you are used to. It does not contain any additives or preservatives.
- Shelf safe milk is pasteurized at ultra-high temps for a short timeframe which eliminates bacteria
- Shelf safe milk is packaged in a special Tetra Pak carton (I seriously love those people) which keeps out light, air and harmful contaminants. It is also completely recyclable and BPA free (LOVE).
- Shelf safe milk stays fresh for up to six months without refrigeration. Of course, once you open the carton, it needs to be refrigerated and can last up to 7-10 days.
- Shelf safe milk has been around since the 1960s (what??) and is used throughout Europe and South America.
- Shelf safe milk can be found in regular grocery stores but probably not in the refrigerated section. Look for it near the non-milk beverages in Tetra Pak cartons, like soy, almond or rice milks. Or check near section with cereal and canned and powered milks. Sometimes it can be found near the juice boxes as well.
Now that I know that it isn’t weird or creepy at all, I am kind of excited about the possibilities. Super convenient to pack in school lunches or road trips. Perfect to keep on hand for baking. And totally smart to keep in your emergency zombie attack/ apocalypse stash.
Have you tried shelf safe milk? Would you now that you know what it is?