March 28th, 2005

More on the Milk Bags story, courtesy Our Northern Friend:

bags of, you know  milk!

single people get carton
families get bags
also, you must own a plastic container which is used for years until it wears out which is never

that’s from my fridge
i displayed it so you could see the milk bag tag

you cut the corner of the bag with scissors or a knife or a milk bag opener thingy
the hole must be just the right size or else it pours funny

it’s always been like that everywhere all the time

the bag fits snuggly
you have to whack the pitcher on the counter a few times to get the bag in
it’s like a suction cup effect

Her point, being that Milk Bags, when sold in multiple units, contain (are contained with?) Milk Bag Tags, that are like unto those of Bread.

This Child of Isreal is not unfamiliar with the phenomenon:

they sell milk like that in israel too and they’ve been doing it forever. at least since ’83 when i first saw it.

they have chocolate milk in smaller plastic bags. you buy one for 50 cents or so for your brat, clip off the corner and let him suck on it.


  1. comment by spastic freakshow on Monday, Mar 28th, 2005 5:22 pm

    i will scout out the local cafe, secretly photograph the arab-israeli cafe workers and post a picture of the hebrew milk bags asap. being a singleton (ha! i said singleton!) i buy the environmentally destructive cartons. so shoot me in the head, ok?

  2. comment by W. on Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2005 11:11 am

    They tried the milk bag thing here in the States for a while (it was fleeting in my region, anyway). They sold special pichers to set the bags in. Sharkpup is right: if you didn’t snip the little spout just right, it went all over the place. Pain in the arse. They were supposed to be more environmentally friendly than cartons or plastic jugs, but the bags weren’t biodegradable. At least the plastic jugs can be recycled, and the cartons burned in the city’s “waste to fuel” energy plant.

  3. comment by the Other michael on Thursday, Mar 31st, 2005 5:49 pm

    When I moved out on my own again, I wanted to buy milk in returnable glass bottles from a local dairy (Mannings Dairy — who don’t appear to be online). However, they just then switched to plastic jugs.

    So, stupidly, I buy plastic-jug milk at large grocery stores, instead. Hrm…

  4. comment by child of israel on Thursday, May 5th, 2005 1:44 pm

    btw, you have a milk bag from israel now, but it’s used (i don’t think that’s gross like a used condom or anything, plus i rinsed it out so it wouldn’t stink) so you can’t tell how it’s opened. but you just cut it with a scissors. there’s no milktag, just a dotted line.

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