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Understanding Facebook, Apple, Kindle, & Milk That Doesn't Need Refrigeration

Updated on April 14, 2013
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Bill Russo is featured in the film & TV show, The Bridgewater Triangle & has written several books (both fiction & non) on Amazon Kindle.

The Original Apple


I am old school.

This often makes interaction with the modern world somewhat difficult.

I am so traditional that I think people are talking about fruit when they discuss their ‘Apples’.

I still ‘Kindle’ the blaze in my fireplace with real wood. I don’t own a gas log, a paper log, or even a corn log. I do like a good corn dog.

I am pretty sure an eye pad is something women use to apply their eye liner.

Facebook? That’s easy. I know what that is. Police have been using it for decades. It’s a big book full of pictures of criminals that police show to victims. “Is this the guy?”, they ask.

Change? Sometimes it is good.

I sure would not want to give up my microwave oven, washing machine, television, cell phone, or four wheel drive SUV. My Dad’s car started with a crank. His father’s car was a horse.

I don’t want to turn the clock back - I just wish it would go a little slower.

A Modern Product Everyone Will Love

There’s one recently developed product that I find excellent and very useful. I am going to share it with you.

It’s milk. Yup. M-I-L-K.

But it’s not the old kind of milk. This milk is a product you do not have to refrigerate. You have probably seen it in the supermarket and walked right by it. There are several brands but the one in the stores in my area is called “Parmalat”.

It comes in a one quart size in a special package that DOES NOT HAVE TO BE KEPT IN THE REFRIGERATOR! It is perfect for those times when you lose electricity.

Some people affected by hurricane Sandy lost power for several days. Others were without electricity for even longer. The people who had a stock of Parmalat milk did not have to go without.

I usually buy a dozen quarts at a time and put two or three in the fridge and leave the rest in the pantry.

How about shelf life? The Parmalat that I bought in October 2012 had a ‘use by’ date of June, 2013.

It makes this milk perfect for people travelling. Ideal for emergency use during hurricanes or other storms. Fabulous for camping, tenting, and use in Rvs.

Often ‘Parmalat’ and other brands such as ‘Gossner’ are available at the Dollar Tree Stores. The price of one buck is half what the market charges. Either way the specially packaged milk that does not need refrigeration is a great bargain.

Sometimes, as in the case of milk, progress is a wonderful thing. Not so much with cell phones. The only way they are ever going to make a ‘drop’ proof cell phone is; if it comes with strings and you tie it to your hand. That way you will still lose calls, but at least you won’t be able to drop the phone.

If cars functioned as poorly as cell phones, we would all be driving my grandfather’s ride - you may recall , that was a horse!


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      Bill Russo 

      6 years ago from Cape Cod

      Hi Eblank90. Many thanks for reading and for the comment. This is real milk. It is prepared by a method called UHT -ultra high temperature. The product is heated for a few seconds at a very high temperature (over 275 F). This kills the spores in the milk and allows the long, six to nine month shelf-life. It has the same calories and constitution as refrigerated milk. It comes in whole style, as well as 2 per cent and one per cent. Chill before serving. I like the taste just fine. I now buy the UHT milk exclusively.

      It is probably aready available in your area. Ask for it at the market. They usually hide it in some interior aisle. Hershey's makes it as well as Parmalat and Gossner.

      The process will soon be used on many other foods such as soups, stews, yogurt and even wine.

      If you have ever been at a McDonald's hamburger franchise, you may already have tasted UHT milk. They use it in their 'McFlurry' product.

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      Bill Russo 

      6 years ago from Cape Cod

      Thankyou Linda (lrc7815). I am very grateful that you read and commented. The milk comes in one quart packages that will keep (after being opened) for several days in the refrigerator. When the electric is off, a family would probably use the opened quart very

      quickly , so it would not spoil. If they have stored a dozen in their larder, they could get through a week of no electric and still have fresh milk every single day.

      It's probably on your grocer's shelves right now. They don't keep it with the chilled milk, you have to search it out in one of the interior aisles.

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      6 years ago from MIchigan

      Now that you have made us aware of this wonderful product, please tell us how it tasted and how it is made. When you do not like milk in the first place it does make one curious if this might be something you would like or not. It certainly is worth a try and hope it will show up in Sandusky, Michigan soon. I would not have to waste milk. Now it sours on me since it sits in the refrigerator too long before I can use it up.

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      Linda Crist 

      6 years ago from Central Virginia

      What a great hub. I'm old school to so I certainly enjoyed the first part of this hub. The milk is a wonderful tip. We are all experiencing more severe storms than in the past and this milk with a box of cereal could sustain whole families for several days. Consider me a convert as I will certainly be on the lookout for it. Great job!

    • Billrrrr profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Russo 

      6 years ago from Cape Cod

      Thanks Carol. The process used for keeping this milk shelf stable for many months, can probably be adapted to numerous other foods in future. It could help us all have a stable, varied, and long lasting larder against emergency situations.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      This looks like a great product. I wish I liked milk. You did a great review. I love the new language it is everywhere. Just when you get used to the words, new ones take over. As you said Bill...lets slow this life down it is going way too fast.


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