A pasteural scene

There are some people, perhaps even amongst my readership, for whom milk is only milk if it comes straight from the cow. For some of you, the very thought of pasteurisation is an abhorrence. That, at least, was my assumption when I saw that my local supermarket had created an aisle which wholeheartedly rejected the UHT concept:

Free from longlife milk

On closer inspection, I discovered that this aisle not only contained long-life milk, but that it was right next door to the ‘Free from’ section: “Free from gluten”, “Free from sugar”, “Free from artificial preservatives”…


I originally misread that as “Free form” – not quite sure what free form milk is though, but it might be the next food craze waiting to happen.

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