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do different brands of milk taste different to you?

zackly | Feb 12, 2014 07:14 AM

I drink fat free (skim) milk from large dairies and I'm noticing that they are not alike. I generally buy milk when I need it but if I'm in Costco or some other place that sells milk under $3.00 a gallon, I'll pick one up providing it has a lot of shelf life left. I've started to notice taste differences. Costco milk, which is always the cheapest, tastes watery to me and frequently doesn't stay fresh until the sell by date. On the other hand Stew Leonard's, a local dairy superstore, sells milk that tastes richer and always stays fresh a few days past their sell by date. I know very little about the milk industry and always thought of milk as a commodity to be bought on price or when convenient but now I'm wondering if other people notice these differences too? I usually have the option of buying organic milk in most supermarkets. Does it taste better? Is the shelf life as long or longer than non-organic? Thanks

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