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To be a bit wary of this milk?

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needaholidaynow Thu 26-Jun-14 19:22:20

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needaholidaynow Thu 26-Jun-14 19:25:26

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Youdontneedacriminallawyer Thu 26-Jun-14 19:25:49

Yep. That'll be the cream. Milk is fine as long as it doesn't smel.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 26-Jun-14 19:25:52

It's cream. Shake it lots in the bottle. Used to always be like that until they bought in homogenised milk.

needaholidaynow Thu 26-Jun-14 19:27:22

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Nomama Thu 26-Jun-14 19:29:44

yes. All you have is milk like what we used to get. Not quite Gold Top, but you are seeing the cream that has not quite mixed into the milk.

There is nothing wrong with it, but it will look a bit odd, try some in a cup of tea, the little bits float

mommy2ash Thu 26-Jun-14 19:33:00

im funny about milk to be honest so i wouldn't use it. ive only ever seen the white bits floating in tea when the milk has been there longer than i would use it in my dads house and i leave it.

needaholidaynow Thu 26-Jun-14 19:33:09

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cardibach Thu 26-Jun-14 19:54:46

I've never got used to homogenised milk. I still always shake the bottle before pouring to mix the cream in, even though it is completely unnecessary now. <old>

WestmorlandSausage Thu 26-Jun-14 19:59:11

Its not your fault OP but this thread makes me feel a little sad.

Sad that whole generations of people will never experience proper milk and will only ever know homogenised milk.

They will never have fights over the breakfast table over who gets/ doesn't get the creamy bit off the top on their cornflakes.

We have become so far removed from real food.

curiousuze Thu 26-Jun-14 20:01:47

I know, westmorland, this thread is so strange to me! I am old.

Nomama Thu 26-Jun-14 20:02:42

Well, to be absolutely honest, I go for the Pure stuff cos I can't really stand milk that has been hanging around. DH is the same. So if we open a carton today, whatever is left will get thrown in the morning.

But the Pure stuff doesn't have the look or the smell, and both of us are less freaked by it.

We were both most definitely not Gold Top lovers smile

But then again I did spend a while with unpasteurised, when dad was a milkman (as in he milked the cows).

LadyMacbethWasMisunderstood Thu 26-Jun-14 20:05:44

I used to love the 'top of the milk' when I was a child.

I remember the thick glug as the bottle (and I remember the tall thin necked bottles) was tilted and poured and the cream 'stopper' broke and glooped out into the bowl like a cork coming free.

PoppySeed2014 Thu 26-Jun-14 20:12:55

Duchy milk isn't homogenised and is delicious!

Letthemtalk Thu 26-Jun-14 20:13:14

The top of the milk on rice crispies was heavenly

needaholidaynow Thu 26-Jun-14 20:29:36

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firesidechat Thu 26-Jun-14 20:31:20

That takes me back. Top of the milk on your cereals. Lovely.

PixieofCatan Thu 26-Jun-14 21:06:49

God, I miss the cream, if you get bottles of milk fro the milkman you can still get the cream on top. My boss used to get it so if there was no milk left I'd use it as an excuse to open a new one and have the cream on top. So good!

I'm 25 and remember it in my lifetime, what's changed?!

Billygoats Thu 26-Jun-14 21:10:09

I'm 20's and remember it too. But only from the milkman. I don't think I've seen/heard a milkman for years though.

Bunbaker Thu 26-Jun-14 21:10:55

"so if we open a carton today, whatever is left will get thrown in the morning."


You are being ridiculously wasteful.

I remember milk with a line of cream at the top. You don't see it these days.

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Thu 26-Jun-14 21:13:58

I am delighted that milk doesn't have cream at the top anymore. I used to hate it - the smell, taste, everything.

ReeseWithoutHerSpoon Thu 26-Jun-14 21:14:35

Gold top was the colour of the top- on the glass milk bottles. Full fat was silver top (foil tops on the bottles) and I think semi skimmed was red?

didiimaginethis Thu 26-Jun-14 21:17:30

I remember the cream on top of the milk, our bottles used to get pecked at by the birds, I presume because they wanted the cream. I still shake the milk before opening it even now.
I miss that creamy milk

Joysmum Thu 26-Jun-14 21:21:30

Ah yes, there used to be a lot more starlings back then and the foil cap of the milk was usually pecked through!

I get the 1% milk now but occasionally treat myself to channel island milk on crunchy nut cornflakes. Wrong on so many levels grin

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