Powdered Milk in the Modern Age
May 27, 2009 | 27 comment(s)
We were out of milk the other day and so I decided to go ahead and open a can of powdered milk. I immediately had flashbacks of the powdered milk days of my childhood. Some of you will remember those days full of a clumpy, weird tasting white liquid that your mother assured you was milk. It was still awful even when we tried to make chocolate milk or use it with our cereal. I had second thoughts at this point, wondering how I was going to convince my own children of the fact that this really was milk. Well, the can was already open... I'll have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the results. The milk actually mixed up quickly and completely in cold water, and it tasted like real milk!
While researching why the taste is so much better than the powdered milk of years past, I learned some good information. Today's powdered milk is clearly processed differently than it was in the past. It used to be slowly heated and cooked over time in order to get it into a powdered form. This process would usually end up burning it, giving it a weird taste and inability to mix well. Today the process includes spraying a fine mist of the milk into a large collection container which creates tiny droplets. As the droplets fall, the air quickly removes the water and all that remains is the milk powder.
You can even get your hands on a mixer pitcher designed specifically for mixing powdered drinks. Simply plunge the pitcher several times and your powdered milk or other drink is mixed up. It truly is a blessing to live in this modern age where powdered milk actually tastes like... milk.
Many of our customers have had similar experiences. Here are some of their comments:
"WOW.....This is for sure a story to tell! We bought some milk for "Y2K"-1999 supplies! About a month ago with the economy the way it is we opened the cans up and thought let see if it is true that the milk should still be good. We mixed it up and were amazed that it would even mix so good and smelled okay. We have a big family and really put it to the test. Everyone loved it and has been using it ever since. The milk was still good after 9 yrs. of being in the basement! We just bought a year supply! Thanks for such a good product!"
"I guess I'll drink it if I have to" has been our family motto regarding powdered milk. However, the taste of this milk had everyone asking for more! What a wonderful surprise! This powdered milk is a real winner! Thanks!"
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