Last night my mother in law came home from the grocery store and said that they had no half and half. So my husband said I’d get some when I went to the grocery store (there are two of the same ones within 10 minutes of each other. I was going to the other one).
I picked up 4 of them I came home to find the following situation:
I said there’s no room for them. She said lay them down on the bottom shelf. Now it’s possible she did go to another store in NJ after we left. But if she did why didn’t she say that? We now have 11 half gallons of half and half. Insane.
I hate food waste, so I totally get being super frustrated. Unless you have like… 6 people who drink tan-colored coffee (or tea?) AND are cooking something like a huge Thanksgiving meal there is no need for more than 2 of these.
There are only two people in the house who drink coffee regularly. I drink a latte once in awhile but that takes milk. So yeah I’m not happy. And my mom asks why I don’t have orange juice at home. The reason is there’s no effing room.
This says ultra-pasteurized, which I think might be the same as UHT process (ultra-high temperature), and they still have 2 months until the expiry date. Are you sure this type of milk needs to stay in the fridge before opening?
This reminds me of the communal fridge at the office I did a work term in. We went through it once, I was more than willing to be ruthless with expired milk/cream. I didn’t sniff it (didn’t need to, it was malodorous), just if it had a date that was passed it was junk. Trust me, milk went off way too easily in that place.
I’m impressed by the length of the expiration dates. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a 3 month out date on anything dairy.