Post # 1
Hey bees! I don’t post often but after this conversation with my dad I had to get your opinions and experiences.
My dad says that you need to shake and smell your milk. shaking the milk so that the cream does not seperate but we later discovered that homogenization prevents that. Also he says that you should smell it because the expiration date can be wrong.
Myself, I don’t do either. I rely on the expiration date. My mom does neither as well and my FI thought I was crazy for asking him this.
So bees, do you shake or smell your milk before you use it?
Post # 3
I will make DH smell it if it is close to the expiration date!
Post # 4
I shake it sometimes, when it’s getting low, out of habit more than anything. Every now and again I sniff it, but only if it’s right around the expiration date. Although with my super pregnancy sniffer I could probably tell without getting my nose close whether it’s gone sour or not. And by could, I mean it’s happened more than once.
Lately milk has been a craving, and I’ve been going through it so fast that it’s been a non-issue…it doesn’t last long enough in our house to get anywhere close to the expiration date.
Post # 5
Smell it every single time. I smell everything though! Compulsively!
Post # 6
When I was in a college dorm with a mini fridge my roommate and I always had to smell the milk because it would go bad in a matter of days. Even then I couldn’t tell very well, my nose is too poor! You can certainly tell by the ‘off’ taste though *shivers*
My SO used to shake the milk. I got him out of that habit.
Post # 7
Nope. Of course I can drink a whole gallon of milk in like three days so I’m not worried about it being exspired.
Post # 8
My milk never lasts very long. I only get chocolate organic local non-homogenized milk – and only every once in awhile for a treat. It lasts two days TOPS! And yes, I do shake it up.
Post # 9
I shake my milk 3 times before pouring it because it feels wrong if I dont lol, but unless its really close to the expiration date I never smell it.
Post # 10
Yuck the smell of sour milk is the worst!!!
I smell it everytime just in case. ick!
Post # 12
I shake and smell every time. I am also the kind who will not drink it past the date. In fact I stop the day before. Good thing I have a kid who doesn;t care. I had clumpy milk once and it scarred me for life.
Post # 13
The shake thing is from when milk was drunk fresh. Our milk these days is homogenized and will not separate into cream at all. It will only change texture when it spoils. Fresh milk also doesnt keep as long as the ultra-pastuerized milk in the stores these days, which is probably he smells it and shakes it. Did he get milk delivery as a child perhaps that was raw milk?
I will smell it if it has been there for a while and I am checking to see if its turned sour.
Post # 14
I don’t really drink milk, but I do shake it sometimes, especially chocolate milk.
I’m a little confused how you guys didn’t know that homogenization prevents separation?
Post # 15
I only shake chocolate milk. I don;t really know why though – it’s not like it’s going to make it more chocolately haha
Post # 16
The reason that my dad would shake his milk was because growing up his father would milk coteams they would drink the milk as is. The habit just stuck with him. I know about homoginization bit in the moment of the conversation, I blanked out about it