Real Dairy ( Cow ) Milk
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I have found real dairy ( cow ) milk at sm mall in cebu. they don't have much and its gone very fast. I found several places that had it in Davao. I am trying to find if there is a place closer to Liloan ( just a little north of Cebu City ) so I can buy it here.

I found out that if I buy more than two bottles at a time the 3rd will go soar by the time I open it.

I would like to find out if there is a place closer so I don't have to drive back to sm mall all the time.

Thanks.

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I have found real dairy ( cow ) milk at sm mall in cebu. they don't have much and its gone very fast. I found several places that had it in Davao. I am trying to find if there is a place closer to Liloan ( just a little north of Cebu City ) so I can buy it here.

I found out that if I buy more than two bottles at a time the 3rd will go soar by the time I open it.

I would like to find out if there is a place closer so I don't have to drive back to sm mall all the time.

Thanks.

I can not help you at all but think back at my last visit to Cebu where searching for fresh milk was a problem. Yes the bottle says fresh milk but much is UHT rather than fresh but with the real fresh milk on my last visit I found it was often out of date but still for sale.

Anyway a lot of the UHT milk is quite good these days so maybe not such a problem? :cheers:

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If you want real cow milk....................................... try keeping a cow in the garden, fresh milk "on tap" whenever you want it :cheersty:

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Want to know something funny? UHT milk was not popular in North America because people didn't trust milk that wasn't kept cold before purchase. So they repackaged it to look like other milk and put it in the coolers. Nobody noticed the difference. Now much of the rest of the world is doing the same.

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Fresh (or raw) milk only has a shelf life of 7-10 days in ideal conditions. The tropical climate and distribution system is everything but ideal here in PH. Best you find a farm in your area, if there is so you see what you get. I don't bother to look for fresh milk in the stores, don't trust it anyway. UHT is OK for me.

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The best milk is unpasteurized whole milk. The Altadena Dairy in California was one of the few that was permitted to sell it. You had to purchase the milk at the plant retail store. Friends living in Sendai, Japan took us to a similar dairy for ice cream using unpasteurized whole milk. The authorities were so strict you had to consume the ice cream at the store. The taste was excellent. The natural butterfat content in the ice cream must have been very high, but worth it.

I heard Canada also has dairies permitted to sell a limited quantity of unpasteurized whole milk.

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The best milk is unpasteurized whole milk. The Altadena Dairy in California was one of the few that was permitted to sell it. You had to purchase the milk at the plant retail store. Friends living in Sendai, Japan took us to a similar dairy for ice cream using unpasteurized whole milk. The authorities were so strict you had to consume the ice cream at the store. The taste was excellent. The natural butterfat content in the ice cream must have been very high, but worth it.

I heard Canada also has dairies permitted to sell a limited quantity of unpasteurized whole milk.

I haven't heard of any though there may be some registered under the organic side of things - which I seriously doubt. There was a situation not too long ago where a person had a dairy cow and was giving friends unpasteurised milk - the cow's owners couldn't drink it all. Dairy Farmers of Canada took him to court and buddy lost - not even allowed to give it away here! I'm not a big fan of the DFC - the president (at that time) was a neighbour of mine a few years ago and I learned a lot about the politics they play.

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Jollygoodfellow, you are obviously not a milk drinker or you would never say that UHT milk is quite good. It doesn't taste anything like milk. When we were in Seattle, we would only buy milk at safeway, because they were the only ones that didn't sell all of their milk in plastic jugs, which also affects the taste. Man, I miss milk.

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I just asked my GF who lives in Liloan about where one can purchase fresh milk and she suggested S@R Rustan , all SM department store, all groceries and robinson supermarket. Hope that helps.

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There are a lot of misconceptions about pasteurizing milk and the taste ..... I worked as a maintenance supervisor for 12 years before I retired in one of the largest liquid packaging plant in Florida before I moved here ...... we blended and packaged all kinds of juices .... milks .... buttermilk etc. .... if you are from Florida you have heard of the name Velda Farms (now part of the Borden group) anyway ..... when raw milk comes in it is strained ... pumped into tanks and chilled to appx. 34 degrees and stored in huge silos .... it is then pumped to a separator where all the cream is separated and stored in a different tank ..... this cream is referred to as "liquid gold" because it is sold to the ice cream plants for a very handsome profit ..... the milk is then pasteurized a small amount of cream is then returned to the milk along with vitamins and is then sent to the blender ( only if you want different flavors of milk) ...... now the part about adding the cream back in is that you get 1% ..... 2% skim or whole milk that that is the amount of cream (or butter fat if you will) that is added back into the milk ..... the more cream the better the taste ..... there is a regulated amount of cream by law that has to be returned to the milk in order to be called 1% ... 2% ... skim or whole milk ..... they only have to follow the letter of the law and you better believe they will add NO EXTRA cream ..... they could put all the cream back into the milk and it would taste just like it originally did but they don't because they make money selling the cream .....

So that is why some brands taste better than others ..... but in all honesty we used to bottle our own brand Velda Farms and bottled for about 8-10 other brands including some private brands and the same milk came from the same tank for all of them ..... I used to laugh when I went into the grocery store and heard people saying that they liked Walmart milk better than Velda Farms because it tasted better ...... sorry it came from the exact same silo .... just it had a Walmart label (which we put on) instead of our own .... the big difference was the price ..... Walmart is cheaper because Walmart won't let Velda sell their milk lower than Walmart's ...... very few stores can afford to have of operate their own bottling plants ... besides it is cheaper to farm it out ...... :thumbsup:

Now this is just with milk ..... with juice's it is a whole new ball game because different brands are blended differently according to that companies specks ..... but that is another story ...... :hystery: :hystery:

Anyway that is the way I remember it

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