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Who's Got Milk?
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DALLAS, TEXAS -- Just wondering who BORDEN milk has become? Yesterday went to the store. I usually drink SKIM but none available. So taking whole milk to the counter, was told $5.39 for the gallon.#*^+ WHAT the heck?????????

SO I put it back and went to a larger store for $3.39 I bought the same milk!
     
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Venice09 on 04/25/2011:
Small stores usually charge more and have less variety. It's always good to compare prices.
Starlord on 04/25/2011:
Sorry, but your complaint is not with Borden. They do not set the price milk is sold for, that is the function of the retail outlet. Borden wholesaler sells the milk to the stores at the same price, usually, based on the amount of product moved. The store marks the milk at what it wants to charge. Borden is not even involved, other than to sell the milk to the wholesaler. They mark it up to make their profit, then the store marks it up for their profit. If the store gouges it's customers, that is not Borden's fault. Although companies have been known to pull their product, as in the beer commercials.
madconsumer on 04/25/2011:
I agree!!

last milk I purchased was $5.50!!
Venice09 on 04/25/2011:
I don't expect the best prices to land in my lap. I am familiar with the prices in all my local stores and shop accordingly.
trmn8r on 04/25/2011:
Ah, but what became Borden? My great grandmother's family started a company called Merrell Soule, and they sold Borden the process for dried milk in the 1920's. Also something called Nonesuch Mincemeat, which is available to this day.

And here the history lesson ends. Nothing to do with the price of milk, but our family's 15 seconds of fame.
clutzycook on 04/25/2011:
I've always been a huge milk drinker (though I've cut way down since going on WW), and Baby C will go through a gallon and a half a week without blinking, so you know our milk costs are high. I agree that the price of milk has become ridiculous nowadays. But, what hasn't? I usually avoid "brand name" milk like the plague, with the exception of Deans when my local Walgreens has it on sale for $1.99. In fact, I actually hate the taste of Prairie Farms milk.
Anonymous on 04/25/2011:
To answer your question grandmother, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co took over Borden Inc.
Ytropious on 04/25/2011:
I don't think I've ever paid over 3 dollars for a gallon of milk.
olie on 04/25/2011:
I live in Wisconsin, and I too have never paid over $3 for a gallon of skim. I fear the day.
Anonymous on 04/25/2011:
great review, wow $5 is quite a bit for milk.
clutzycook on 04/26/2011:
Whole milk hit $3/gallon at the Woodmans here in northern IL about 6 weeks ago. I refuse to pay that much. I've been buying it at Aldi for about $2.20/gal. Of course this week, Walgreens has it on sale for $1.99, so I'm headed there tonight. Hope they're not sold out!
Inat on 04/26/2011:
get used to it! consumer prices are on the rise as the value of the dollar decreases.... you know that whole "back in my day, candy was NICKEL!" - well, we're experiencing that now "Back in my day milk was $2.00!"
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Expired Milk
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HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Hello I am very disappointed with Borden Skim Milk. This is my second time that I buy milk and it gives me a date of when to purchase by and it goes bad 5 days before it supposed to. I love skim milk especially Borden but what is going on. I guess if this continues then I will have to switch.

I hope you take my complaint into consideration. Last night I bought another gallon but we will see how long it will last.
     
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Anonymous on 04/15/2008:
The nature of the problem suggests that the milk may not be stored or shipped at the proper level of cooling and is spoiling earlier than the use-by date. Is this happening with milk purchased at one, or several, stores?
CrystalSword on 04/15/2008:
Another possibility is that her refrigerator isn't keeping food at the proper holding temperature.
GothicSmurf on 04/15/2008:
True to both of you, also when some foods are processed a lot of time the expiration dates are guessed. I've had foods that went bad way before the expiration date was, and some way after. It's not an exact science.
heaven17 on 04/15/2008:
I agree with all above. I had one carton of milk that lasted WAY beyond the expiration. They must have really put the Pasteur to that one.
Hugh_Jorgen on 04/15/2008:
Did you notice that the less butterfat in the milk, the shorter the shelf life?

At least in my local store, you can usually figure whole milk will have a date about two weeks out, the 2% milk will be good for 12 days or so and the skim milk will only be good for 10 days or less. It's been like that for years, so I know it's not a fluke. Just thought it was strange.....
GenuineNerd on 04/15/2008:
Possibly the supermarket or other store did not keep their coolers at the proper temperature, or you ended up buying milk that a customer abandoned in another aisle, and it sat at room temperature for several hours before a supermarket employee put it back in the cooler. I see this all the time at supermarkets-a customer decides he/she does not want (or can't afford) the milk, so the customer either abandons it or the cashier keeps it at the checkout until it could be put back in the cooler. If this spoilage happened with several different cartons/jugs, and/or purchased at different stores, you may want to check the temperature setting in your refrigerator. A refrigerator should be no warmer than 40 degrees (preferably 35-38 degrees) in order to keep milk fresh.
CC on 04/13/2014:
I only drink milk in my coffee as I am allergic to dairy but buy it often for my kids as they go through a gallon once a week. I am looking online to see what I find and wonder how much we depend on the milk industry to keep things fresh. Do we really know what is in the milk we buy? I bought a 1/2 gallon of Borden milk Hi-protein at the corner Chevron two days ago and when I used it yesterday for the FIRST time (dated use by 4/14) it sort of curdled in my coffee. So I thought oh well, bad batch at the gas station..eww. I stopped at HEB last night bought the same Hi-Protein milk in a gallon and THE SAME THING happened when I got home. Date was 4/19 and it smelled worse than the other container of milk so what the heck??? Both of these bottles on the same "not taking care of the keeping the temperature less than 40 degrees " truck?...strange. How many people just throw a new container of milk in the fridge for their kids to drink? Could it make them sick and we not even know it??
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