What's new. Sainsbury's have announced that they will be selling milk in plastic pouches or bags and Tesco are to follow suit. The bags will fit into a jug for pouring. Apparently this is more enviriomentally friendly than plastic bottles.
It's not new. Back in the Early 1970's in Essex a milk producer, Lord Rayleigh's Dairies tried this idea with their milk delivery service, replacing the carboard boxes they were selling milk in previously - strange triangular shaped affairs! Anyone remember them?
All their customers were supplied with a special jug (free-of-charge) that the pouches were placed into. It didn't work back then, with so many customers complaining they withdrew these after about a year and the dairy began using conventional glass bottles. I wonder if this idea will be accepted in today's enviriomentally conscious society.
I remember the experiment with triangular shaped plastic bags. The problem was when you cut one of the corners the milk went everywhere but the cup of tea. The problem now is all the people who remembered the fiasco have retired and the next generation seems about to repeat the mistake. Bit like 3D TV!
Ah,Lord Rayleigh's Dairies, I remember them well. I used to work next door to their dairy at Basildon and regularly had a pint of their Jersey milk with my lunch. The cream took up almost half the bottle unlike today's homogenised liquid.
Not necessarily. You can use a normal pouring jug. Put the bag in the jug, cut the corner of the bag, then pick up the jug to pour whilst holding the bag with your thumb. Unless you're a complete klutz, you won't spill any.