Milk Unleashed Review &How Shelf Safe Milk Works

Shane is a picky eater. He has a tendency to find a food that he likes & then refuse to eat anything but that food for days. {Obviously, we get him to add other things in addition to that favorite, but nothing short of bribery works sometimes.} But then suddenly, he’ll decide that he no longer likes that food anymore- and then we’re left with a freezer full of chicken nuggets he won’t touch, or 6 boxes of waffles he no longer likes. It’s annoying, and depending on the food, it makes us waste money & food when his flavor of the week goes bad before he gets back into it.

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That’s why I love shelf safe milk- while normal milk goes bad within a few days of purchase, shelf safe milk typically has an expiration date that’s up to six months out. I encourage Shane to drink milk daily, but sometimes he only wants water. So I make sure to keep some shelf safe milk in the fridge at all times so that it’s cold & ready when he wants it.

how shelf safe milk works

But how does milk stay good for months- and without refrigeration? It’s simple really- instead of being heated to 161-167 degrees for 15-20 seconds, it’s heated to 275-284 degrees for 3 seconds. Then, instead of being poured into typical cartons, it’s stored in Tetra Pak shelf safe cartons that keep out air & light. {Bonus points: the cartons are also recyclable.}

I love keeping shelf safe milk on hand for on-the-go nutrition as well! They make great additions to picnic baskets &I’m sure when Shane is in school they’ll be in his lunch box. & They make great additions to food drive donations as well since they are non-perishable.

Milk Unleashed Brands

Shelf safe milk is available from several different companies, like Horizon Organic, Hershey’s,  Organic Valley, LALA, and more. It’s available in traditional white milk- anywhere from fat free to whole- as well as flavored varieties. No matter what your preference is, you can find it on the shelf!

You can find out more about shelf safe milk & how it works at the Milk Unleashed website, or on Twitter or Facebook!

Note: I received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I love shelf stable to cold.

  2. My kids have had the Hershey’s chocolate milk soooooo many times. I’m a huge fan of shelf stable milk!
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  3. I love shelf stable stuff! I was watching “Doomsday Preppers” the other night (LOL) and it always reminds me how I’d like to have a bigger food storage pantry. Not because I think the apocalypse is coming, but just to have around for power outages and stuff like that. We drink a ton of milk around here so shelf stable is awesome!
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  4. I love this shelf staple milk. We keep some on hand for emergencies.
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  5. I’ve never tried shelf safe milk but I have been temped to buy some to try with my kids. I’ll have to look for it the next time we’re out shopping now that I understand how it works. :)
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  6. lol. you know I buy those Horizon milk things and I’ve literally said “we have the kid’s milk in the car. We have to get home” so we could put it in the fridge right away. Come to think about it that makes absolutely no sense since it was on the shelf when we grabbed it. LOL.

    So let me ask you, the expiration on that carton: It can go in the fridge anytime from buying it till that date and then once it hits the expiration date that means we have to throw it away?
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  7. We always keep a little shelf safe milk on hand because of hurricane season – but also because I don’t drink milk, it’s one of the staples that I always forget when grocery shopping!
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  8. This would be great in an emergency.
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