Last summer my hubby and I decided it was time to take my tot and go on our first family trip to Pennsylvania. It’s only about 4 hours from NYC, but planning a trip with a toddler, no matter how close or far, is still a mission. I thought of everything: swimsuits, extra clothes, toiletries, snacks, and milk. Yes, I travel with milk. My toddler is a milkaholic, so I always have a few containers in the car. Yeah, you read that right. I keep milk in the car. No, it’s not curdled or smelly, and yes, it does provide all the nutrients regular milk would provide for my toddler. It doesn’t need refrigeration, and it travels very easy. As a matter of fact, when dining out with another family this past weekend, my friend stated he had to get milk for his daughter and was ready to take a drive to get her milk. I offered him milk from my car and he just looked at me as if I had three heads. Hasn’t anyone ever heard of shelf safe milk?
Shelf safe milk is great for on the go. You can place it in your car, child’s lunchbox, diaper bag, etc. It provides all the nutrients you expect from milk: calcium, vitamins A, D, B12, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin, and zinc. You might be wondering what kind of preservatives are in this milk. NONE. Just Grade A milk… wherever you are.
Shelf safe milk does not need refrigeration because it is ultra pasteurized and placed in Tetra Pak cartons which ensure the safety of milk. I generally purchase my shelf safe milk in bulk, and since I don’t have to worry about taking up fridge space, I can store it in the pantry. When I heard Hurricane Sandy was going to tear through NYC, the first thing I did was place an order for 3 cases of shelf safe milk. Thank goodness I did this because although I did not lose power, my parents weren’t so fortunate. The didn’t have a refrigerator for a week. My shelf safe milk saved their morning cereal!
Check out this video below to learn more about shelf safe milk:
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