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View Poll Results: What quantity do you buy milk in, generally?
1 gallon 47 44.76%
2 liters / 2 quarts 25 23.81%
1 liter / 1 quart 13 12.38%
1 pint 3 2.86%
Other 8 7.62%
I don't buy liquid milk (e.g. I buy condensed, UHT, etc.) 1 0.95%
I don't buy milk 8 7.62%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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The U.S. is one of the few countries where milk is commonly sold by the American gallon (3.785L) in plastic jugs. Yet we buy it in that quantity, and I can't stand those quart- or, even worse, pint-sized cardboard boxes. If I lived in another country, I would probably either give up milk (which I use only for cereal, or to drink with pastries) or seek out where it is sold in gallon quantities.

So, how do you buy your (liquid form) milk?
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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When it's just me I buy it by the quart and only use it for cereal and sometimes to make chocolate pudding. When I'm with my husband we buy a couple gallons at a time and use it for cereal plus he'll drink about a quart at a time with pastry.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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We buy at Costco - so 2 gallons ata time for two adults and a toddler.. Every now and then, we end up with "extra" and I make tapioca pudding
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I usually buy 2 2qt jugs at a time. One fat free, for me and one whole milk for hubby. I will buy gallon jugs if they have a long enough expiration date and if I have room in my fridge.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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1 gallon size, nonfat, for the 2 of us. Mainly for cereal and soups, sometimes I drink a glass of milk,
(hubby doesn't)...it lasts awhile...
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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The U.S. is one of the few countries where milk is commonly sold by the American gallon (3.785L) in plastic jugs. Yet we buy it in that quantity, and I can't stand those quart- or, even worse, pint-sized cardboard boxes. If I lived in another country, I would probably either give up milk (which I use only for cereal, or to drink with pastries) or seek out where it is sold in gallon quantities.

So, how do you buy your (liquid form) milk?
if I buy milk I buy it in the 1 gallon jug. but usually I just go to the bulk tank, draw out a gallon in a glass pitcher and take it to the fridge or table. to me nothing is better than drinking fresh whole milk at 6.5% milkfat.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:21 AM
 
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A gallon of 2% every 3-4 days. I drink a lot of milk, and use some for cooking.

In another thread someone scoffed at humans because we are the only mammals who drink the milk of another animal. Well, duh, we're the only creature that does most of what we do, BECAUSE WE CAN!!!
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:44 AM
 
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I buy 2 gallons of 2% milk once every couple of weeks.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:01 AM
 
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It depends on how many days my husband is going to be home, if he is home for 3 days I buy about 6 - 9 gallons of milk. If I am by myself for a few weeks I might buy 1 - 2 gallons of milk in a few weeks time but that depends on how much milk I use for cooking. If it is just me drinking it I have an 8 ounce glass of milk every day with my lunch. We always get Prairie Farms 2%.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:50 AM
 
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We go through 4-5 gals of 2% milk a week, a little more when my wife starts baking during the upcoming holidays.
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