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Old 03-12-2014, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default UHT Milk & other stuff

How many cruisers use boxed UHT milk and other stuff? I never could see dragging boxed soups onboard the boat but I think maybe the milk is a good idea. I saw cream in a box recently too.

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Old 03-12-2014, 04:34 AM   #2
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I don't drink much milk but I do carry it on board for crew. I've been debating the pros and cons of UHT vs powdered milk.

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:46 AM   #3
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It tastes as good as regular milk to me, although it's better cold if you're pouring cereal. There is a definite difference in how long it lasts depending on the place of purchase. Shelf life exceeds the Use By Date in all cases but the telling thing is after the box is opened. I get 2 days minimum but some last longer.

Woolworths generic brand seems to be the best so far.
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I agree with Haiqu. It's good stuff. It is generally the fat in the milk that causes it to turn rancid. If you use skim UHT (it only takes a week to get used to the thinner product), the life after opening is much improved over the full, or semi fat variety. And, the good thing about skim milk is that there is a greater concentration of sugar (lactose)...so it's sweeter. A dribble of vanilla essence and 2 minutes in the microwave for a mug of skim, makes for a great bedtime drink; and it doesn't have caffeine which is present in hot chocolate/cocoa.
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I like a natural milk)
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