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Old 08-12-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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When I'm in Washington State I buy Tillamook cheese. They stopped using milk products with BGH years ago.

Still, their " sharp " isn't as strong as our " old ".
Tillamook makes "extra sharp" also. It's white, not yellow, and good and sharp and crumbly.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'm in US, Colorado and even the milk allegedly labeled as "rBST-free" (whole, 2% or 1%), it doesn't taste like the milk I'm remembering from Canada (either QC or ON). The Canadian one tastes better. Don't know how to explain the taste of the US milk - feels heavy with something, it's as if the taste is not pure but more complex, even a burn-like taste. Hope I'm not hallucinating.

This has always been intriguing me. What is different? Is the US putting in other stuff that in fact is banned in both Canada and EU? Thanks.
No i'm glad Glad i'm not the only one who experienced this. That heavy feeling you speak of is similar to what I was saying I felt. Maybe it's the cornstarch - it is a thickener!
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:54 PM
 
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When cornstarch is combined with milk it becomes a sedative.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Tillamook makes "extra sharp" also. It's white, not yellow, and good and sharp and crumbly.
I'll look for it next time I'm in the US.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I'm not a big milk consumer, other than coffee and cereal. That being said, I don't really notice a difference between our non-growth hormone'd HEB brand and Dairylife back from Canada. Other than the price. $2.19 a gallon, or $1.89 when it's on sale.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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American milk, stay away from meeheee.
American milk, mama let me beehee.
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Uggh - doesn't sound like something you'd want to eat in your bread! The texture of the chocolate milk I drank I think i'll chalk up to the cornstarch - which is not in CAD chocolate milk. I love my sealtest choco milk anyway - nothing compares in the world
I don't buy chocolate milk, but your post made me look at the list of ingredients for one of our most popular brands in Vancouver. It lists modified corn starch...so ya, we do have it in some of our chocolate milk. I then looked at a smaller local dairy's brand and they don't use any cornstarch.

Sigh, when did life get so complicated
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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I don’t know if I’m just imagining things, but to me Canadian milk tastes “fuller” and is more satisfying than American milk, even rBGH-free American milk. I’m not sure if it’s worth the higher price, but I’ve heard at least part of the reason dairy is more expensive in Canada to ensure dairy farmers get paid well, which is fair. Also, for some reason I can never seem to find cheese curds in America; I’ve only had them (in poutine!) in Canada.

@Natnasci: have a fun, safe trip to America!
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I don’t know if I’m just imagining things, but to me Canadian milk tastes “fuller” and is more satisfying than American milk, even rBGH-free American milk. I’m not sure if it’s worth the higher price, but I’ve heard at least part of the reason dairy is more expensive in Canada to ensure dairy farmers get paid well, which is fair. Also, for some reason I can never seem to find cheese curds in America; I’ve only had them (in poutine!) in Canada.

@Natnasci: have a fun, safe trip to America!
Thanks I will...and I'll do a milk taste test LOL

On average dairy farms are smaller in Canada. Average farm is 73 cows apparently. Largest in Canada ,has 3,500 cows, largest in the US over 30,000.

Look up Canada's Supply Management System regarding dairy farms. It get a lot of flack, because milk is more expensive than in the US, but Canadians seem unaware that in the US the dairy industry is MASSIVELY subsidized by the US taxpayer. In Canada it isn't. In other words, you are going to pay one way or the other.

Hope you are enjoying Canada and Vancouver!!

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Old 08-15-2019, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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When cornstarch is combined with milk it becomes a sedative.
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Good thing I wasn't driving while drinking American Chocolate milk

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I don't buy chocolate milk, but your post made me look at the list of ingredients for one of our most popular brands in Vancouver. It lists modified corn starch...so ya, we do have it in some of our chocolate milk. I then looked at a smaller local dairy's brand and they don't use any cornstarch.

Sigh, when did life get so complicated
Maybe it was just that version Great Value Chocolate Mild that added Cornstarch. Now anything that has 'modified' in it sounds even worse like how exactly is it 'modified' - leaves more questions than answers.
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