Food & Drink / 22 February 2019, 12:30pm / LUTHO PASIYA and NATHAN ADAMS
Milk delivered in glass bottles is one of those trends that has returned and left many wondering, why did we do away with it in the first place?
Consumer habits changed is the answer. But it’s deeper than that.
Manufacturers and retailers put a greater emphasis on powdered milk and long-life milk in cartons because it made business sense. The extended expiry dates meant they could store dairy products for longer on shelves.
But consumer habits began taking a sharp turn. People began looking more closely at what they ate and drank, and the source of their food and beverages. The awareness of what plastic was also doing to the environment brought about a new wave going back to simpler times.
Milk championed every food trend. Vegans needed their own specialised milk and soy and almond milk became more sought after.
We also can’t deny how our increasingly health-conscious society wants to know the origin of what we are consuming, which has made the farm-to-table and organic food industries so popular.
But even if you have no specific dietary requirement, it’s hard to argue against the fact that milk in a glass bottle does taste fresher.
Obviously, it comes with the disadvantage of a shorter shelf life (or, in this case, fridge life) but if you’ve found the right supplier or delivery service then milk in glass bottles is the way to go.
Farm 2 You
Farm 2 You is in the heart of the beautiful Midlands. The farm sells glass bottled milk and delivers directly to the public and through retailers and distributors.