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Old 10-31-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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I never buy organic milk because of the 2X price. But I just had a chance to taste organic milk, and I find the milk to be thicker than the regular Vitamin D milk I buy, and there is a more intense milk flavor. In another word, the regular milk more watery and more flat in taste.

Is it true and if so, what accounts for this difference? My understanding of the difference is just that the cows are not fed hormones that increase milk production. I had expected everything else to be the same.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Yes, it is much tastier.
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Is it the same as raw milk?
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:31 PM
 
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I never buy organic milk because of the 2X price. But I just had a chance to taste organic milk, and I find the milk to be thicker than the regular Vitamin D milk I buy, and there is a more intense milk flavor. In another word, the regular milk more watery and more flat in taste.

Is it true and if so, what accounts for this difference? My understanding of the difference is just that the cows are not fed hormones that increase milk production. I had expected everything else to be the same.
The UHT pasteurization technique used in much organic milk results in a slightly different mouthfeel- a bit creamier in sensation than that resulting from most "normal" pasteurized milk. See if it says UHT treated on your carton.
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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Is it the same as raw milk?
No
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:50 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Also consider that often, organic milk comes from smaller farms that may have other practices that affect the flavor of the milk such as dairy grazing, and grass based feeds.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Yes, it is much tastier.
Yes, it is, but there are also other factors contributing to a better taste.

Pasteurization: There are several different types of pasteurization. While unpasteurized milk is still far superior to pasteurized milk, many of us don't have access to or can't afford raw milk. The Vat milk taste is pretty awesome too. UHT paste worst.
https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/...asteurization/

Containers: Glass bottles don't transfer a foreign scent and taste into the milk, the way paper or plastic containers do. Drinking milk from glass bottles is the only way to get that delicious true milk taste.
I personally hate the milk taste from cardboard boxes.

I would love to see those refill milk vending machines in the US, where I could fill my own glass container.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Is it the same as raw milk?
No, and sadly, it's very hard to buy raw milk in the US.
I am buying mine at a Farmers Market.

Big Dairy doesn’t want the public to have easy access to raw milk because this would require local delivery networks that would keep the profits within the community which would crowd out massive and highly profitable corporate distribution channels.

https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist....sa-and-canada/
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:45 AM
 
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I just also recently discovered organic milk. Some brands are creamier than others, but all taste much better than regular milk. It also lasts about 10X longer without getting spoiled than regular milk. I wait for sales and coupons. Normally, I would buy a quart, but I can buy 1/2 gallon of organic milk on sale and keep it longer so in the end, it's actually cheaper for us.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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I prefer regular milk but usually buy organic because it lasts longer. The organic has a sweet artificial taste while the regular milk has a richer, more complex flavor. But the regular milk that I buy is from a local dairy that has very good milk. I never buy the cheaper store brand milk.
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