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Got milk?

Hey everyone, simple question for you.

My other half and I use a lot of milk. A breakfast of porridge and coffee/tea between us uses a full litre of milk.

This has become an issue, as our apartment is full of milk cartons and I'm buying milk every day (oh the humanity!). The largest cartons I could find to buy (checked Denner, Migros, Coop and Lidl) are a measly 1.75 litres.

Are there any shops (in Zurich area) that sell real quantities of milk? 2-3 litres in one carton/bag/jug/bottle?
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Old 12.04.2019, 18:46
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Re: Got milk?

Ever considered just throwing them in the Züri-sack? Also you can buy plastic bottles and just take them back to the store on a daily base.
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Ever considered just throwing them in the Züri-sack? Also you can buy plastic bottles and just take them back to the store on a daily base.
Oh, you took that very seriously. No, our apartment isn't literally full of milk bottles.

The waste is not the issue. It would simply be more efficient to be able to purchase a larger quantity in a larger container.
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2-3 litres in one carton/bag/jug/bottle?
Wouldn't that be inconvenient to store in the fridge? And rather unwieldy to balance to pour?
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Old 12.04.2019, 21:14
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Wouldn't that be inconvenient to store in the fridge? And rather unwieldy to balance to pour?
And go off fast?

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Re: Got milk?

I'm asking for these because this is what I'd do back in Ireland. We'd use it in three to four days; it won't go off I promise, I've strong arms (must be all the calcium) and it'll have a place of pride in the fridge.

However, from all the confused responses I'll assume large quantities just don't exist here.
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However, from all the confused responses I'll assume large quantities just don't exist here.
If they do I haven't found them either. We buy cases of UHT in 1l cartons from Aldi... we take the car and stock up every couple months (family of five). They have 1.5l cartons too... I usually send the resident four-year-olds downstairs for more milk though, and a 1l carton each is a bit handier for them to carry.
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Re: Got milk?

You probably won't find any in a store. If you have a car venture out a little of the city. Look for a Landi or try to find a farmer close by that produces milk. Maybe you can buy fresh milk there directly?
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The waste is not the issue. It would simply be more efficient to be able to purchase a larger quantity in a larger container.
As the waste is not the issue for you, just buy two milk bottles at a time. By your own numbers that gives you 3.5 liters and your problem is solved.
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Hey everyone, simple question for you.

My other half and I use a lot of milk. A breakfast of porridge and coffee/tea between us uses a full litre of milk.

This has become an issue, as our apartment is full of milk cartons and I'm buying milk every day (oh the humanity!). The largest cartons I could find to buy (checked Denner, Migros, Coop and Lidl) are a measly 1.75 litres.

Are there any shops (in Zurich area) that sell real quantities of milk? 2-3 litres in one carton/bag/jug/bottle?
Here you bring your own container and get fresh milk from source

https://www.waid-hof.ch/Direktverkauf.html




"A cow produces about 7000kg milk per lactation and year. We sell the milk to the organic milk pool and to our milk vending machine."


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Re: Got milk?

Thanks for the suggestions!

My other half hates UHT, otherwise that was my plan. Right now I do buy two or three 1l bottles in one shopping trip. This truly is a first world problem.

That Waidhof farm is ideal though! I'd love something like that, will definitely take a look! Great suggestion!
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Re: Got milk?

In Canada, I buy 4L jugs (they come in skim, 1%, 2%, homogenized 3.5%, organic 1%, organic homogenized, lactose-free, and chocolate of course).

I drink it instead of water. Milk goes well with gazilion alcoholic drinks too. You can bake, cook, and swim in it (Cleopatra does it, so why can't we?). Oh boy, the list can be endless. Swiss spring days are made of these sweet sentimental thoughts.
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Re: Got milk?

12 reasons why milk is bad for you

https://www.peta.org/living/food/rea...drinking-milk/
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Re: Got milk?

Switch to beer !
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Re: Got milk?

Um, just restocked my fridge with 12 1 litre cartons of milk so I don't see what the problem is particularly. Is your fridge very small?
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Um, just restocked my fridge with 12 1 litre cartons of milk so I don't see what the problem is particularly. Is your fridge very small?
The small fridges you find in most Swiss households can easily take your 12 1 liter cartons but definitely not one of the 1 gallon milk jugs of which we usually have two to four in our 760 liter "walk-in fridge" here in the USA.
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If they do I haven't found them either. We buy cases of UHT in 1l cartons from Aldi... we take the car and stock up every couple months (family of five). They have 1.5l cartons too... I usually send the resident four-year-olds downstairs for more milk though, and a 1l carton each is a bit handier for them to carry.


Look at my frown! UHT milk in tea??? Tell that British husband of yours to find fresh milk up in the mountains! Love to you all!
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Re: Got milk?

I quickly got used the the smaller containers here after moving. In the US the standard is a gallon of milk but I have never seen such a size in Switzerland. The large Coop in Dietikon has a larger than normal milk carton "family size" which is bigger than normal but still smaller than the gallon. No worries though, we just buy a 6 pack and leave it in the basement until needed.

As omtatsat suggested the fresh Milk Machine. A few farms around us have these, bring your own container and fill it up.

We had a twin calfs recently and the mother cow would only give milk to one calf, so we have been visiting the Milk Machine daily buying 20-24 liters of milk a day to feed the little one.
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Re: Got milk?

Fresh milk from the farmer (if you got one nearby) clearly is the best way. And the cheapest at 1 CHF/l! (I think they all charge the same)
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