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Filtered milk.

(28 Posts)
kittylester Sat 06-Apr-19 06:55:28

Do you use it?

Why is it filtered?

How is it filtered?

Is it a good thing?

I had some recently and wondered what it was about.

tanith Sat 06-Apr-19 07:09:42

Yes I buy it.

So it lasts much longer.

It’s filtered through ceramic filters and removes more bacteria but nothing is added.

Well for me it means I can buy a large bottle which stays fresh for a week or more once opened.

I don’t see any problem with it.

Anja Sat 06-Apr-19 07:40:11

They come in plastic?

Miep1 Sat 06-Apr-19 09:57:13

It lasts a lot longer and the cats prefer it !

shysal Sat 06-Apr-19 10:01:58

I don't drink tea or coffee so a litre of filtered milk lasts me at least a month. The long date is my reason for buying it too.

Gonegirl Sat 06-Apr-19 10:02:13

Don't buy it. Prefer to close my mind entirely to any Mucus-y bits that might be in cows' milk. (Not that I've ever noticed any anyway).

Get all our milk delivered with grocery order on a Saturday. Lasts the week and beyond.

Gonegirl Sat 06-Apr-19 10:08:51

This from a Telegraph article:

"Filtered milk goes through an extra, fine filtration process to remove souring bacteria, and is packed in opaque bottles, which can extend shelf life up to 45 days. According to The Dairy Council, no nutrients are lost in the process."

But does "shelf life" mean supermarket shelf? Does that still apply once it has been opened.

I'm over-thinking it now.

kittylester Sat 06-Apr-19 10:09:16

Thanks all for clearing that up for me. We use quite a bit of milk so the long lasting bit is not important to us but would explain why it was in use yesterday.

Baggs Sat 06-Apr-19 10:49:32

We get it because of the longer life. Other milk was going sour far too often. There are no milk deliveries here and no milk in glass bottles either.

MiniMoon Sat 06-Apr-19 10:58:19

We don't use it. We tried it once and DH did not like it, he said it upset his stomach.

maddyone Sat 06-Apr-19 11:00:01

It’s supposed to last longer. My elderly mother uses it now she’s on her own.

maddyone Sat 06-Apr-19 11:01:57

Gonegirl, it says on the bottle it will last 7 days from when it is opened, and it does seem to last that long.

Baggs Sat 06-Apr-19 11:09:41

Quick trip down memory lane re the lastingness of milk: my grandma used to get sterilised milk because she'd no fridge.

Gonegirl Sat 06-Apr-19 11:10:11

Right. That does make it very good for anyone who doesn't use a lot of milk. I always wondered what the real point of it was. grinThanks maddyone.

Gonegirl Sat 06-Apr-19 11:11:36

Can you still get sterilised milk? Used to have it when we were camping. (Good old days)

shysal Sat 06-Apr-19 11:46:52

Tesco sell sterilized milk. My MIL used to get it delivered because she was used to using it when she lived in B'ham. It made delicious rice pudding!

Mamissimo Sat 06-Apr-19 11:49:48

Sterilised milk is great for custard too!

Scribbles Sat 06-Apr-19 11:50:30

I only tried filtered milk once and didn't like it because it had no taste at all. I might as well have put cold water on my breakfast cereal.

Gonegirl Sat 06-Apr-19 13:04:34

Is that "real" custard or Birds Eye massimo. (I only do Birds)

Auntieflo Sat 06-Apr-19 14:46:08

Real custard is Birds.
We (born in the 1940’s) were brought up with puddings everyday, and our children had puddings to fill their hollow legs when they were growing up.
I don’t know where I went wrong with our offspring, but they do not seem to like custard, so when we go to their houses to eat, it is ice cream, cream or a pot of real vanilla custard.
Although it’s OK, it’s just not the same is it?

grannyticktock Sat 06-Apr-19 14:57:13

I often use filtered milk now. I'm on my own and it keeps a lot longer, even after opening. Tastes OK to me (not like UHT milk, ugh!).It's particularly useful if I'm going away for a week or so - I can leave an unopened bottle in the fridge ready for when I come home.

M0nica Sat 06-Apr-19 20:05:42

Does it come skimmed? I loathe milk with any taste and have found skimmed UHT ideal for that drop in tea and making sauces. DH likes it on cereal.

An open carton of UHT milk will last a week plus, but the last few inches usually ends down the drain because I can smell it..

Deedaa Sat 06-Apr-19 20:49:08

All milk has been filtered or you would get all sorts in it. I presume this is even more filtered. shysal thanks for the heads up about Tesco and sterilised milk. DH is always on about how wonderful it is (Bleaaaah) I shall have to get him some.

grannyticktock Sat 06-Apr-19 22:01:02

Yes, filtered milk comes in the same varieties (skimmed etc) as normal milk. Cravendale is the main brand, but some supermarkets do their own brand.

Beatnick Sun 06-Dec-20 03:32:52

There is no doubt that the filtered milk will last longer and the process is sound. The bigger problem that the initial homogenisation of the milk destroys the fat cells of the cream. The body then absorbs this fat more easily which isn't good. Full fat non homogenised milk despite containing up to 5% fat is less fattening than low fat milk. Never understood what's wrong with having to give the bottle or container a shake or a stir to redistribute the cream.