What about the Milk?

#1 Apr 23rd, 2005, 18:12
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My [local] GF reacted with horror yesterday when she realised I put cold milk from the packet on my cornflakes.

It had never occurred to her that anyone would drink milk without boiling it first.

It had never occurred to me that it was necessary!

In fact, as it not likely to incubate more bacteria as it cools?

What do you guys do? And why?
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Well Nick I drink tanker loads of the stuff to get some decent protein as I go to the gym a lot and need it. I always drink it straight from the carton or the plastic bag and have never boiled it. And I'm OK and still alive (I think).
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Thanks Colin. Colin? Colin? COLIN!

It says 'pasteurised' on the packet, but two locals so far have said not to drink it fresh.

I wonder if it is a hangover belief from the days when the milkman sold milk straight from the cow?
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I've heard several times that you should boil even pasturized milk, as it is not entirely save
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i have never tried drinking straight from the packet... I always boil it. old habits die hard, nick..
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Originally Posted by Nick-H My [local] GF reacted with horror yesterday when she realised I put cold milk from the packet on my cornflakes.

It had never occurred to her that anyone would drink milk without boiling it first.

It had never occurred to me that it was necessary!

In fact, as it not likely to incubate more bacteria as it cools?

What do you guys do? And why?
Will you stop trying some heroic stuff, for some time? I know you want to know the details but you don't have to fall sick to get to know drinking milk striaght out of the pack is not cricket?

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Nick-H: if you've lived in India for over 6 months, your immune system has probably caught up with the Indian variety..

go right up and drink that milk,or tap water (ref another thread from you...)

a little excersice to the sphincter muscles might save you from a coronary blockade...

just kidding big man... do what you think is best... cos ppl like to give advice but not take your regret...
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bleh boiled milk. ok, might be safer, but i can't think of anything worse than warm milk on cornflakes! cold milk was one of the best things about getting home!
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I drink that Nestle sh*t which I think is UHT.
I have to drink skimmed milk now so what do I know about milk?


ps. I was talking to a longtimer the other day and he reckons when he goes to the fridge and the milk's off or he's run out,he pours Belo on his cornflakes. Reckons it's alright
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At least in India, the milk isn't very long out of the cow. Chances are that it was pulled the morning of your drinking it.
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Talking Eating Cornflakes

Wow eating cornflakes in India is sacriligious! Why would you eat cornflakes when you can have dosai, uppma, poori, idili, sambhar to name just a few delictable Indian breakfasts. May the milk you pour (hot or cold, pasteurized or not) on your cornflakes taste sour! but of course cause you no harm.
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Originally Posted by ddevadatta Wow eating cornflakes in India is sacriligious! Why would you eat cornflakes when you can have dosai, uppma, poori, idili, sambhar to name just a few delictable Indian breakfasts. May the milk you pour (hot or cold, pasteurized or not) on your cornflakes taste sour! but of course cause you no harm.
Is Belo OK on Indian food then?
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My people boil it no matter what..
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since I will be in Chennai later this year, I've been told not to drink ANY milk or have any drinks whatsoever made with milk, because the milk in India is unpasteurized. From a story in YogaChicago magazine: "MOST MILK PRODUCTS ARE UNPASTEURIZED AND SHOULD BE COOKED OR AVOIDED."

true or not?
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